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.


Please read the application procedures for the 2020 camp. We have a limited number of spaces available for on-campus resident campers. To reserve your spot, we must receive the Camp Application, CAF 7 Waiver (included with the application), and minimum $100 deposit.

Registration will be available from April 1 through June 5. On-site registration will be available, but at a higher rate.

More information on registration is on the
Registration page…


Check-in for the Band Camp - ALL CAMPERS - will be on Sunday, June 14th from 2:00-4:30 pm at Lucio Hall at 1015 Retama Dr., Kingsville, TX 78363. All campers will complete their registration at this time.

Students will be given their room key at this time. The replacement cost for a lost key is $112.17, due by the end of camp.

Following this time, students will be taken for auditions to band placement if at the high school level, and chair placement. Saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm section students interested in choosing the Jazz Band or Latin Jazz Band for their elective will also have the opportunity to audition for those ensembles at that time. To prepare for the audition, students should bring in a prepared TMEA/ATSSB etude, other appropriate etude, solo selection, or band piece. The will also be asked scale(s) up to and including four accidentals and/or a chromatic scale. Jazz/Latin Jazz Band auditions may be asked to sightread a short selection.

Auditions will end at 5:00 pm and commuter campers are welcome to stay for dinner and activities. If campers will be staying, please e-mail the camp director, Dr. Elizabeth Janzen at at least 24 hours in advance so arrangements can be made.

Dormitory check-out will follow the concert on Friday, June 19th.

Middle School campers check out from the dorms, return keys, and meet parents at TBA
High School campers check out from the dorms, return keys, and meet parents at TBA


Drop off for commuters between Monday-Thursday should be completed by 8:45am at the music building, 775 N Armstrong Ave. They will be personally escorted to their band rehearsals at 8:50/8:55 am by camp faculty. Pick-Up is at 5:00/5:10 pm, at the main office (or just outside, in the lobby). Camp faculty will wait with the students for pick up.
Commuters are welcome to stay for dinner and evening activities, but they have to let the camp know at least 24 hours in advance. E-mail the camp director, Dr. Elizabeth Janzen at, so we have a record of who is staying on campus. If they remain for evening activities, pick-up will typically be at the dorms, around 9:00 pm, but this will need to remain flexible, and parents/guardians should stay in touch with their child via cell phone so they have a clear idea of when the activities come to a close each night.