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High School & Middle School Band Camps

High School Residential Program is full; only HS Commuter program is still available for registration.

June 18-21, 2018 (High School Session)  – High School Residential Program is full; only Commuter program is still available for registration.
June 22-23, 2018 (Middle School Session) – Space is still available

 

TCU High School & Middle School Band Camp AdNow there’s no reason to attend separate leadership and music camps! TCU’s comprehensive High School Music and Leadership Experience gives students a combined camp setting that will prepare them for success in marching band leadership as well as concert band, solo and chamber music.

TCU continues the third year of our Middle School Music Experience focusing on both ensemble and music enrichment in a fun camp setting for students entering 6th-8th grade who have at least one year of instrumental experience in a scholastic setting.

For more information, contact:
Sharie Owens
TCU Band Department
817-257-7640
s.owens@tcu.edu

Click on program link to register. Detailed camp program information is provided below under High School Students or Middle School Students which includes program and pricing details. (Click on down arrow to open and close heading bars.)

High School Residential Program is full; only HS Commuter program is still available for registration.

High School Music & Leadership Experience Registration

 

Middle School Music Experience Registration

 

The camp is open to all students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2018.

Drum Major Only Track

This specialized leadership program will be focused only on drum major skills – these students will not participate in the other music aspects of the camp. The drum major track will offer full-day/evening, 4-day curriculum needed to train drum majors to successfully lead their band. These sessions are designed to give these students the necessary skills in conducting and vocal commands. These drum major specific skills, in combination with the excellent leadership training sessions, will prepare the student to be a highly effective drum major.

Music & Leadership Track

High school students will be involved in large ensemble rehearsals, leadership training sessions, master classes, and sectionals, all of which will be taught by TCU faculty or TCU Applied Studio Faculty.

Music & Leadership camp participants will experience the following activities:
Concert Bands – High school honor bands directed by Bobby R. Francis & Brian Youngblood
Leadership Training – Complete leadership training led by former TCU drum majors JP Wilson, Assistant Director of Bands – Hebron High School & Matthew Schaul, Assistant Director of Bands – Lebanon Trail High School
Masterclasses and Sectionals – Directed by the TCU faculty & applied studio faculty

Camp Tuition

High School Residential Program is full; only Commuter program is still available for registration.

Tuition cost for the Resident four-day camp is $480.00 (**$280 for All-State), which includes tuition, dormitory, meals, evening leadership sessions, recreational activities and camp t-shirt.

Tuition cost for the Commuter four-day camp is $280.00 (**$0 for All-State), which includes tuition, lunch, dinner, evening leadership session (as scheduled), and camp t-shirt. Commuters will participate in evening leadership sessions and dinner is included.

**All State members will be required to submit a copy of their All-State Membership for validation. Information will be provided on registration/payment form.

High School Residential Camp Information –

High School Residential Program is full; only Commuter program is still available for registration.

Camp participants who choose to board for the week will take part in many fun activities after the day’s classes and rehearsals. Resident camp participants stay in the TCU residence halls and eat all meals in Market Square – the TCU dining hall. Our highly trained camp staff oversees all recreational and residential activities which include the use of the TCU Recreation Center, our annual movie night and camp dance.

  • Residential camp participants will need to bring linens, including a bed sheet, blanket, pillow and towel.
  • Residential space is limited and is available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Students are welcome to request a roommate; however, only mutual requests can be guaranteed.

Roommates will be assigned unless a participant designates a roommate on the registration form. If your student would like to request a roommate after you have submitted the online registration form, please email s.owens@tcu.edu. We cannot guarantee all campers will be roomed with the individual he/she requests; however, we will do our best to honor all requests. Staff interns will oversee students while in the dorms, and participants will be required to be in rooms at designated times.

For safety and security, the rooming list is set on June 8, after which changes cannot be made. Rooming changes cannot be made the day of registration.

Camp registrations must be received by June 8, 2018 to be placed on the list for residential space.

A detailed resident camper packet will be emailed to all registered participants beginning June 4 with detailed schedule information. If you have questions about the program, please email s.owens@tcu.edu or call the TCU Band office – 817.257.7640.

High School Commuter Camp Program – Sports are still available.

Our high school camp day lasts from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Each commuter student will participate in two rehearsals, a masterclass, a sectional, an afternoon leadership session and an additional leadership/break-out session following dinner. This is the same for both high school commuter and high school resident students.

Camp participants who choose to commute for the 4-days will take part in all evening leadership sessions. Commuting students are provided all lunch and dinner meals from Monday through Thursday. No breakfast meals are included in the commuter camp tuition. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time during the day or evening leadership session. All meals are served in Market Square – the TCU dining hall.

The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2018 who have at played on their instrument for at least one year in a scholastic setting.

Music School Music Experience

Middle school students will be involved in large ensemble rehearsals, sectionals and a short elective – all of which will be taught by TCU faculty, TCU music alumni and local band directors.

Camp participants will participate in the music experiences listed below:

Concert Band – Middle school bands directed by Matt Garrett and Brian Youngblood
Sectionals & Specialized Electives – Directed by TCU faculty, TCU music alumni and local band directors.

Camp Tuition

Tuition cost for the Commuter-Only Two-Cay Camp is $175.00 which includes tuition, lunch, dinner, evening social activity on Friday night, concert on Saturday evening and camp t-shirt.

Middle School Commuter Camp Program

Our middle school camp day lasts from 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Each commuter student will participate in at least two rehearsals, a sectional, and a fun social activity following dinner on Friday evening and a concert on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30p.m.

Commuting students are provided all lunch and dinner meals for Friday and Saturday lunch; no breakfast meals are included. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time during the day or evening leadership session. All meals are served in Market Square – the TCU dining hall.

High School Music & Leadership Experience Faculty

High School Camp Symphonic Band Director
Bobby R. Francis, TCU Director of Bands

High School Camp Concert Band Director
Brian Youngblood, TCU Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band

High School Camp Leadership Directors
JP Wilson,* Assistant Director at Hebron High School
Matthew Schaul,* Assistant Director at Lebanon Trail High School
* Previous TCU Drum Major

Masterclass/Sectional Instructors
TCU Applied Studio Faculty

Middle School Music Experience Faculty

Middle School Camp Symphonic Band Director
Matt Garrett, TCU Assistant Director of Bands

Middle School Camp Concert Band Director
Brian Youngblood, TCU Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band

Sectional Instructors
TCU music alumni and local music directors

Camp administration

Camp Artistic Director
Bobby R. Francis, TCU Director of Bands

High School Camp Personnel Director
Brian Youngblood, TCU Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band

Middle School Camp Personnel Director
Matt Garrett, TCU Assistant Director of Bands

Camp Administration
Sharie Owens
, TCU Assistant Director of Bands

Camp Staff Interns

Lead Camp Intern
Lauren Jones, Head Band Director at Colleyville Middle School

Assistant Lead Camp Intern
Nick VandenBush, Assistant Director at Hedrick Middle School

TCU Band Camp is committed to providing the best music staff for our camp participants; each staff member is highly trained and hand selected from a pool of outstanding public school band directors and music students from TCU.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event that you have to cancel your registration, submit written notification to Sharie Owens in the TCU Band Office via email to s.owens@tcu.edu with “Band Camp Enrollment Cancellation” in the subject line, or by fax to 817-257-5006.

Cancellation requests received in writing at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp will be eligible for a partial refund. There will be a $50 per student cancellation fee. Due to commitments to faculty and facility arrangements, participants who withdraw after June 3, 2018 will forfeit all fees.

No refund can be made if the participant is suspended, dismissed or leaves the university without formally withdrawing, nor can any prorated reduction be made for temporary absence from the camp. There are no refunds for “no shows.

Band Camp Forms

Additional forms to complete and return at camp check-in on  June 18, 2018 for high school, and June 22, 2018 for middle school.

TCU Medical Release

Student/Participant Release and Indemnity Agreement-High School

Student/Participant Release and Indemnity Agreement-Middle School

We will send Medical Care Authorization and Hold Harmless/Consent Agreement when Camp Programs are emailed to all registered participants on June 4, or upon registration after that date.

Waiting List

Waiting lists are available after camp is full and are maintained in the order they are received based. Parents must request that their name be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted if space becomes available.

Camp Information Packets

A detailed camp schedule with camper packets will be posted here at the end of May, if not sooner.

Commuter information packets will be emailed to students who have registered beginning June 4 or following registration after that time. Please be sure to watch the email account used when registering.

Publicity Waiver

Unless notified otherwise, enrollment indicated that students and/or parents of students grant permission for use of any visual record of students or their performance for recordings and publicity purposes.

 

Camp Information packets will be emailed to students who have registered beginning the first week in June or following registration after that time. Please be sure to watch your email used for online registration.

Campus Map – TCU High School Band Camp 2018