Band Camp For Middle School
July 5 - July 11, 2020. This camp has been cancelled. Please click here for more information.
Large Ensembles, Sectionals, Masterclasses, Technique Classes and Music Theory
From 8am-5pm, campers will play in one of three symphonic bands - the Garnet, Gold, and Seminole Bands - and take a variety of music classes focused on technique and musicianship. A personalized class schedule will be created just for you based on a placement audition at check-in. See what a sample daily schedule for this camp looks like.
Daily Elective Class
Elective choices for this year will be: Brass Choir, Clarinet Choir, Conducting, Double Reed Ensemble, Flute Choir, Jazz Improvisation, Percussion Ensemble, Practice Time, Saxophone Choir, Steel Drum Ensemble, and World Music Ensemble.
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Private lessons are optional and available for an additional fee. Read more about Private Lessons.
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend faculty concerts, movie nights, go bowling, go roller skating, jump at SkyZone, and more!
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, and everything in between on our Camp Life page.
Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11, 2020
This camp has been cancelled for summer 2020. Please click here for more information.
$490.00 (Overnight Campers)
$294.00 (Day Campers)
Campers must be Rising 6, 7, 8 or 9th graders during summer 2020 (ie: have completed grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 in the '19-’20 school year).
Rising 9th graders during the summer of 2020 can choose either Middle School Band Camp or Senior High 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 ensemble assignment.
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.
If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, you will be issued a full refund.
Overnight Campers: $490.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
Day Campers: $294.00
This includes tuition only.
- A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due by April 20. This deposit is applied towards the total cost. The balance is due no later than June 22, 2020.
- Click here for the Payment and Refund Policy. If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, you will be issued a full refund.
Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.
Optional private lessons may be booked at camp check-in and are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Read more about Private Lessons.
Discounts are available for this camp.
Registration will open on January 13, 2020 at 8:00am.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due by April 20. The balance is due June 22, 2020.
No audition is required to register.
After you register you will receive:
- an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.
There are no wait lists at this time. Once all spaces have been filled for a particular instrument(s) we will start a wait list.
If there is a wait list for your instrument when you go to register, you will need to call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list instead. 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).
Following are the instruments that are eligible to register for this camp:
- Bass Clarinet
- Horn (French Horn)
- Saxophone (alto, baritone, and tenor)
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 and their instrument accessories. Learn more about packing for camp.
Check-In & Check-Out
Check-in takes place on Sunday, July 5 from 10:00am - 2:30pm. You can arrive anytime during that time block.
Check-out takes place on Saturday, July 11 following the final performance. The final performance begins at 9:30am in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 11:00am.
Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in-between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.