Band Camp Schedule

You may view/download the 2017 Band Camp Schedule at the following link (PDF Format):

2017 Band Camp Schedule


28 thoughts on “Band Camp Schedule

  1. James

    My wife just noticed the band camp application asks for the directors signature. School is already out, can we send it without his signature?

  2. Dr. Talley Post author

    Yes, you can send it in without the director’s signature. We prefer to have it, or at the least, have the director aware that their student is attending the camp. Most directors are very supportive of their students attending any camp, but since they aren’t our students (yet), we prefer the director know just in case they might have any reservation about the student attending the camp.


  3. Lydai

    I have a few quick question. i’m the new color guard captain and I was wondering if you teach that field this year for camp. also when is the deadline to register?

  4. Dr. Talley Post author


    We have 2 color guard electives. You do not have to audition for either. The concert band is the core of the camp, and you would still need to audition for a band, but you can definitely enroll in both the color guard electives. Thanks

  5. Melody

    I noticed on the electives that they have guitar, do I need my guitar? Or will one be provided?

  6. Dr. Talley Post author

    You will need to bring your own guitar as we don’t have any that are available to be checked-out. Thanks

  7. KImberly Aldrich

    I noticed when we enrolled that there was a band leadership elective for the first session, but I noticed on the schedule posted that there is no band leadership offered. Where will she be put if this is not offered? Will she have a choice?

  8. Dr. Talley Post author

    Sorry about that. Band Leadership is still happening as an elective, but it inadvertently got left off the posted schedule. I will try to fix that soon. Sorry for the confusion.

  9. Candace

    Just curious what the difference is between middle school band camp and band camp besides the duration. I will have an 8th grader for the 2014 summer camp. Trying to figure out which would be best suited for her.

  10. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Candace,

    Thanks for your message. The Band Camp is available for middle school through high school students. The competition is more difficult due to having to compete for a spot in one of the bands against juniors and seniors. There are also more choices of electives, more evening activities, and a lot more campers. We generally run around 550 campers for the Band Camp and around 275 for the Middle School Camp. If your daughter is comfortable staying away from home, and is not intimated by older high school students, the Band Camp offers more experiences. If she would rather be around more students her own age or hasn’t stayed away from home very much, the Middle School Band Camp is also a great experience.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.


  11. Darian Nance

    I noticed that the schedule says July 7 but the start date on the home page is July 6. So, I was wondering if the camp started on Sunday or Monday.

  12. Dr. Talley Post author


    This year’s camp does start on Sunday, July 6. The schedule still on the website is from the 2013 camp. We won’t have a final schedule for the 2014 until late June, but I like to leave that schedule posted so that everyone can see what the typical schedule looks like. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks


  13. alejandro

    do we have to audition to come to the band camp in june 22-25 do we have to pay to get in and if we do how much would it cast.

  14. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Sabrina,

    Scholarship recipients will receive a letter in early June. Due to the number of applications, we will not be sending out letters to those who did not receive a scholarship. You can call the camp office beginning in June to confirm if you received a scholarship or not.



  15. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Alejandro,

    There will be concert band auditions on Sunday, June 22 after you check in. Results will be posted on which band you were placed in that afternoon and rehearsals will begin in the evening. When you send in your application to be part of the camp, you only need to send in the tuition cost only, which is $140. You may pay the room and board cost of $125 at the same time, or wait until you check in on the first day of the camp.

    The above information is for the Middle School Band Camp which is only middle school students. It is shorter and less expensive than the Band Camp. Middle school students are also welcome at the Band Camp, but if this is your first time going to a summer camp, and you are in middle school, we recommend attending the Middle School Band Camp your first year.

    Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks for your interest in the camp!


  16. Dr. Talley Post author

    Yes you can. You can just go to the audition room of the instrument on which you are wanting to audition. Make sure you tell the judges your name and camper number because you won’t be on their list.

    I hope you enjoy the camp!


  17. band mom

    Is there a way for us to see what chairs/bands our students are in without actually being on campus?

  18. Dr. Talley Post author

    It is. When the 4th of July falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we move the Band Camp later in the month of July to avoid any potential family celebration conflicts.

    Let us know if you have any more questions.

  19. Sabrina

    For the band concert on Friday, July 17th, I noticed the attire for it is dressing nice. Can you clarify what you’re supposed to wear? I would appreciate it.

  20. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Sabrina,

    Slacks and a nice shirt is fairly standard. Some girls do wear skirts or dresses, but generally what you wear for your own band concerts is acceptable to wear at our concerts. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  21. Theresa

    When will the 2015 Schedule be posted? Or can I go off of the 2014 schedule as a general guide?

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