We are looking forward to having you here to spend a week making music with some of the finest young musicians in South Texas! Throughout the week, students meet for ensemble rehearsals with highly experienced directors from the region, sectional rehearsals and daily masterclasses with applied faculty, attend elective classes, and can sign-up for lessons with the faculty for $30 per lesson. We have a limited number of spaces available for on-campus resident students. Once the initial number per instrument is filled, we will waitlist all other applicants on a first come, first serve basis.
When registering prior to check-in day, the cost of the camp is $400 for on-campus resident campers and includes three meals. For those preferring to stay off-campus, tuition is $250 and includes one meal. All-State students receive a 20% discount on tuition.
Upon arrival, each camper will have auditions and is placed a concert band (middle school or high school), depending on his or her ability. These bands range from the Middle School band (for our youngest campers) to the Wind Ensemble (for our more advanced players). Each band rehearses 2 times a day. Between rehearsals, the campers attend elective classes, chamber ensembles, or jazz band rehearsals – never a dull moment! The camp provides all meals, and a supervised recreational activity is planned every evening. Curfew is determined by the individual camp counselor, but will be no later than 11:00.
At the TAMUK Summer Band Camp, it is our mission:
• To create and maintain a positive, structured, disciplined environment which promotes learning, growth, and artistic development;
• To ensure that our campers are safe, secure, and supervised by responsible adults at all times, but without suffocating them in the process;
• To foster and promote social growth as well as musical growth.