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Marching Band Leadership and Color Guard Camp

Camp Date

  • July 3 – 8, 2022
  • Overnight Camper $510.00
  • Day Camper $340.00

Only the tuition price will show when you begin to register. Later you will be asked if you want to be an overnight camper, and when you answer yes it will automatically add the housing and meals to your cart.

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Camp Features

Beyond The Basics
The FSU Marching Band Leadership and Color Guard Camp is focused on building exceptional team leaders through comprehensive music and leadership instruction. This unique experience is designed for high school students who are involved (or want to be involved) in the leadership of their marching band.   It is ideal for all drum majors, section leaders, band captains, and color guard (flags and rifles only).

Leadership Dynamics…Inside and Out
Campers will work outdoors on the field from 8:00am-11:30am daily. Campers will participate in activities designed to build communication skills, develop confidence with group interactions and peer-to-peer communication, using block drills, demonstrations, small group activities, and more.

From 1pm-4:30pm campers will work indoors in large and small groups on score analysis, conducting styles, and techniques.  Topics include creating high standards for your band, maintaining personal motivation and positive attitudes, and fostering responsibility and respect. See what a sample daily schedule looks like.

Color Guard Training
In addition to leadership training, Color Guard members will receive instruction in choreography, show routine, and body work from former FSU Color Guard Captain, Sidney Clarke-Lequerique.

Instruction From The Best
All of our instructors are former FSU Marching Chiefs and have trained some of the finest leaders in the Southeast.

Be A Summer Seminole
Spend time on the FSU Campus and experience what it’s like to be a Nole.  Learn more about dorm rooms, dining, medical care, and everything in between on our  CAMP LIFE page.

Camp Details

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Campers must have attended grades 9-12 in the ’21-’22 school year AND have at least one year of high school marching band experience.

Open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

No audition is required.

Florida State is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Please contact our office to discuss any questions or accommodations that may need to be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

Price Details

Overnight Campers: $510.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $340.00
This includes tuition only.

Click here for the Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Matching Discounts are available for this camp. Please see our discount page for details.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks, and optional recreation activities.


Registration opens on January 10, 2022.  Click here to register.

Band Directors who need assistance registering multiple students, or who are interested in reserving spots for their leadership team, should contact us at 850-644-9934.

$100.00 of your camp fee, per camp,  is non-refundable.

All monies are due in full at the time of registration, or by May 10, 2022 if you are enrolling in the monthly-installment payment plan.  For registrations created after May 10, all monies are due in full at the time of registration.

Campers with scholarship checks registering after May 10, or schools registering groups with scholarship checks after May 10, should contact the camp office for assistance with registration. No camper may check-in to camp with an unpaid balance.

Scholarship and other third-party payments can be accepted.  Please contact our office if you need assistance with having a scholarship or school booster check applied to your account.

Click here for the Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Wait Lists

There are currently no waitlists for this camp.

If there is a wait list for your instrument when you register, you will be placed on the wait list. No deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will notify you to offer you the spot.


Campers must bring their instrument* with them to camp – preferably their marching instrument. Drummers should bring sticks only.  Color guard should bring their flag/rifle. Campers may also wish to bring conducting gloves and baton if they have them but it is not required.

*Instruments will be used in the afternoons indoors for score analysis and other small group work.

If you do not own your own instrument, we suggest speaking with your music teacher about borrowing your school instrument for the duration of camp.

Color Guard should bring their flag or rifle.

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-in takes place on Sunday, July 3 between 10am-1pm. After you are registered, we will send you more information about signing up for an arrival time-slot.

Check-out takes place on following the final pass & review on Friday, July 8 at approx. 2:00pm.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.

Sample Camp Schedule

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Sample Camp Class Schedule
8:30-10:00Leadership Training
10:15-11:30Squad Fundamentals and Demonstrations
1:00-2:15Conducting and Leadership Techniques
2:30-4:00Small Groups: Score Interpretation / Analysis / Preparation
4:00-5:00Rest & Relaxation
7:00-9:30Evening Activities & Help Sessions
Sample Activities Schedule
SundayOrientation and Ice Cream Social
MondayMovies, Bowling, or Campus Tour
TuesdayHelp Sessions
WednesdayHelp Sessions
ThursdayHelp Sessions