Band Camp For Senior High

June 21 - July 4, 2020 This camp has been cancelled.  Please click here for more information.

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Be A Part Of The Tradition

Large Ensembles, Sectionals, Masterclasses, Technique Building, and Music Theory
From 8am-5pm, campers will play in one of three symphonic bands - the Osceola Band, Renegade Band, and Wind Orchestra - 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 include: brass choir, chorus, clarinet choir, conducting, double reed ensemble, flute choir, horn choir, jazz improvisation, percussion ensemble, practice time, saxophone choir, steel drum ensemble, tuba/euphonium ensemble, and world music ensemble.

Performance Opportunities
Campers will perform in two public performances: The mid-camp concert takes place at the end of week one; The final performance takes place at the end of week two. Both concerts take place in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

Campers also have the option to audition during camp for the Honors Solo Recital. Selected musicians will perform their solo piece in a special Honors Solo Performance on Wednesday, July 1.

Click here to see what repertoire has been played by our bands in the past.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available at this camp for an additional fee.  Lessons are arranged at check-in. Read more about Private Lessons.

Evening and Weekend Activities
Activities are planned for each evening and for the weekend. Attend faculty concerts, go bowling at Crenshaw Lanes, jump at SkyZone, Paint-A-Pot at the Art Center, take a trip to Maclay Gardens, see and Imax movie, 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, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.

Camp Details

Sun., June 21 - Sat., July 4, 2020
This camp has been cancelled for summer 2020.  Please click here for more information.
$905.00 (Overnight Campers)
$482.00  (Day Campers)


Campers must be rising 9th through pre-college freshman during summer 2020 (ie: must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12th in the '19-’20 school year).

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.

Price Details

If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, you will be issued a full refund.

Overnight Campers: $905.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $482.00
This includes tuition only.

  • A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due by April 20.  This deposit is applied toward to total cost.  The balance is due by June 8, 2020
  • Click here for the Cancellation 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.

Discounts are available for this camp.

Campers who are also attending the Marching Band Leadership Camp may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night in between the two camps (7/4).  NEW FOR 2020 - There is no cost for the night of housing between the two camps. If you register for both camps, you will be provided with the extra housing, supervision, and all extra meals. Campers will request this extra night on their camp forms after they are registered for camp.

Optional private lessons may be booked at camp check-in and are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Read more about Private Lessons.


Registration is now open.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due by April 20.  The balance is due June 8, 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: 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 This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

Wait Lists

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:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Horn (French Horn)
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone (alto, baritone, and tenor)
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

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

Campers check-in on Sunday, June 21 between 9:00am-2:30pm.

Campers check-out after the final performance on Saturday, July 4. The performance begins at 12:00pm in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 1:30pm.

Camp continues as regularly scheduled on July 4th.  Campers are expected to attend the final performance and the required camp activities on this holiday.  

On Saturday, June 27 there will be a concert in the morning which is required for all campers.  Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday there are recreation activities planned.  See the sample schedule for more details.

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

Camp Links

  Daily Schedule (coming soon)

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming soon)

Camp Forms (online version)

Camp Forms (pdf version to print and mail)



Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands
Florida State University

David Plack

Director of Athletic Bands
Florida State University



Director of Bands
Titusville High School
Titusville, FL



Interim Principal
R. Frank Nims Middle School
Tallahassee, FL

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