Band Camp Session 1: Middle School Band
Large Ensemble Rehearsal
Campers will play in a concert band twice per day. The ensemble will be socially distanced, and students will take regular outdoor breaks. See what a sample daily schedule for this camp looks like.
Sectionals, Masterclasses, and Elective Classes
In addition to band rehearsals, campers will attend sectionals and participate in masterclasses. They will also get to select a musicianship or conducting class as their daily elective.
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Each camper will receive to 2 audience tickets per camper, per event, due to hall capacity restrictions. Campers will receive their performance tickets at check-in
Activities are planned for each evening and will include movie nights, faculty and staff recitals, ice cream socials, sports, and more. A full recreation schedule will be provided two weeks before camp begins.
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The FSU Summer Music Camps will be following guidelines and recommendations for best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Florida State University to institute protocols for mitigation of spread of COVID-19. Click here to read more.
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Florida State University
June 20 – 26, 2021
$496.00 (Overnight Campers)
$300.00 (Day Campers)
Campers must be rising 6, 7, 8 or 9th graders during summer 2021 (ie: have completed grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 in the '20-’21 school year).
Please note that during this week there will be two bands: a middle school band and a senior high band. Rising 9th graders will be placed automatically in the Middle School Band during this week. If your child is a rising 9th grader and wants to be part of the middle school band, this is the week that you want to pick. If your child is a rising 9th grader and prefers to play in a senior high band, you will need to select either Session 2 (June 27 - July 3) or Session 3 (July 4 - July 10) of Band Camp.
All ability levels are welcome but campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent.
No audition is required to register. There will be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your chair placement.
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.
$496.00 per session
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
$300.00 per sessions
This includes tuition only.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. This deposit is applied toward to total cost. Your registration is not considered guaranteed until your deposit has been paid.
The balance of all camp fees is due by May 31, 2021.
Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
At this time, we are unsure whether private lessons will be offered due to COVID-19 restrictions. If they are offered, optional private lessons would be booked at camp check-in and are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Lesson payments are made directly to lesson teachers. Read more about Private Lessons.
All instruments at this camp have a wait list. Please see the wait list section below.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Your registration is not considered guaranteed until your deposit has been paid.
After you register you will receive:
- an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy of your registration invoice. Please print out and keep this email as it contains your CUSTOMER NUMBER which you will need to make future payments.
- within a week you will receive a welcome email from our office from email@example.com. This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.
All instruments currently have a wait list. If you are interested in attending camp, please call 850-644-9934.
If there is a wait list for your instrument you will need to call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list instead of registering. Wait lists are first-come, first-serve; no deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will call the first person on the wait list and offer the spot. They will have 48 hours to register before we move on to the next person on the wait list.
All campers must bring their instrument with them to camp.* 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. *(Percussionists only need to bring sticks and mallets [timpani and marimba], stick bag, and practice pads).
If you do not see your instrument listed above or if you are unsure about what instrument to register for, please contact our office.
The instrument that you select during camp registration is the instrument that you must play at camp. If you would like to change your instrument to a different one after you register, please contact our office prior to the start of your camp.
Campers will also need to bring a folding music stand, their instrument accessories, and PPE for their instrument. Learn more about packing for camp.
Check-In & Check-Out
Check in takes place on Sunday, June 20. After you are registered, you will be sent additional information including a link where you will sign-up for a check-in time slot between 10am-1pm.
There will be a maximum of 2 guests permitted with each camper at check-in. All persons attending check-in must wear a mask and may have a temperature check.
Check-out takes place following the final performance on the last day of camp. Performance will end at approximately 1pm.
Detailed information about check-in, check-out, performance times, and everything in between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.