Band Camps

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Be A Part Of The Tradition

Large Ensemble
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.

Performance Opportunity
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.

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

Evening Activities
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.

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.

Covid-19 Planning
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.

Camp Details

Session 1: June 20 - 26, 2021 
Session 2: June 27 – July 3, 2021
 
Session 3: July 4 - 10, 2021

$496.00 per session (Overnight Campers)
$300.00 per session  (Day Campers)

About Each Session

Session One:
There will be one middle school band and one senior high band at this session. Campers must have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 20-21 school year to be in the senior high band. Rising 9th graders and younger should register for the Middle School Band Camp during this session.

Sessions 2 & 3:
There will be two senior high bands at each session. Eligible campers must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12th in the '20-’21 school year.  There are no middle school bands during these sessions.

Eligibility

For Session 1: Eligible campers must have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 20-21 school year.

For Sessions 2 & 3: Eligible campers must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12th in the '20-’21 school year.  There are no middle school bands during these sessions.

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

Overnight Campers:
$496.00 per session
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers:
$300.00 per sessions
This includes tuition only.

$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.

The All-State Discount is available for this camp.  Please see our discount page for details.

At this time, we are unsure whether private lessons will be offered due to COVID-19 restrictions.  If they are offered, pptional 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.

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.

Registration

Registration is now open but we do have some wait lists.  Please see the wait list section below for more details.

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:  usi@capd.fsu.edu 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 musiccamps@fsu.edu. This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

Multiple Sessions

You may attend multiple camp sessions if you wish. The two band sessions will be structured the same, campers will follow the same schedule, and the instructors will be the same, but different music will be played each week.

Campers who are attending multiple camp sessions may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night in between the two sessions. The cost for the night of housing between each session is $50.00. You also have the option to check-out from the first session and then check back in for the second session.

Wait Lists

We currently have wait lists for the following:

Session 1:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Clarinet-bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Horn
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone-Alto
  • Saxophone-Tenor
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

Session 2

  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone - Alto
  • Saxophone - Tenor
  • Saxophone - Baritone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

Session 3

  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Horn
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Saxophone - Alto
  • Saxophone - Tenor
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

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. 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.

Instruments

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).

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:
Session 1: Sunday, June 20
Session 2: Sunday, June 27
Session 3: Sunday, July 4

After you are registered, you will be provided 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 on following the final performance which will end at approximately 1:00pm.

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

Camp Links

  Daily Schedule

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming soon)

Camp Forms (coming soon)

MEET THE CONDUCTORS

David Plack

Director of Athletic Bands
Florida State University

Chandler Wilson

Assistant Professor of Music Education and
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
Florida State University

Guest INSTRUCTION BY:

Patrick Dunnigan

Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands
Florida State University

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