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High School & Middle School Band Camps – Registration is closed.

June 9-13, 2024: High School Music and Leadership Experience

Band Camp High School Concert Program
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**  High School Residential Registration is currently closed: please contact to be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you this weekend if there is availability. High School Commuter and Middle School Registration is still open.  **

June 14-15, 2024: Middle School Music Experience

Now 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.

New this year is our Color Guard Experience. This camp will focus on performance, technique and leadership skills for high school color guard members and leaders.

TCU continues the fourth 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


Regular registration for all camps ends on May 30, 2024. Any registration after May 30 may be charged a late fee.


TCU High School Music, Leadership, and Color Guard Experience – June 9 – 13, 2024

Registration is closed.

Review detailed program information under “High School Camp” – 2024

Band Camp High School Concert Program
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TCU Middle School Music Experience – June 14 – 15, 2024

Review detailed program information under “Middle School Camp” – 2024

Registration is closed.

Music & Leadership Experience Faculty

Camp Director
Brian Youngblood, TCU Associate Director of Bands

Auxiliary Camp Coordinator
Matt Garrett, TCU Assistant Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band

Artistic Director
Bobby R. Francis, TCU Director of Bands

Color Guard Instructor
Victor Mooney, TCU Color Guard Instructor

Masterclass/Sectional Instructors
TCU Applied Studio Faculty

Camp Activities and Coordination
Lauren Jones, Colleyville Middle School and Nick Vandenbush, Marcus High School

The camp is open to all students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2024.

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, 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
Masterclasses and Sectionals – Directed by the TCU faculty & applied studio faculty

Color Guard Track

Our new color guard camp will focus on all aspects of high school color guard. Students will learn technique and performance skills plus they will participate in leadership training sessions. This camp will be taught by Victor Mooney, TCU Color Guard instructor.

Camp Tuition

$650 High School Residential Camp IS OPEN.

$375.00 High School Commuter IS OPEN.

$375 High School All State Residential IS OPEN

$0.00 All State Commuter IS OPEN.

**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 Camp Program

Camp participants will be provided lunch each day. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time when camp is in session. Please contact Sharie Owens at with any dietary concerns.

The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2024 who have 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

$200.00 for two-day camp

Middle School Commuter Camp Program

Commuter students will be provided lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday; no breakfast meals are included. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time when camp is in session. Please contact Sharie Owens at with any dietary concerns.

COVID Protocols

The TCU Band camp will continue to follow TCU’s COVID-19 protocols and monitor the changing CDC guidelines. Based upon their new guidance for mask-wearing and COVID-19 transmission levels in Tarrant County, masks are now optional for our camp.

If a camper demonstrates COVID symptoms, they will be separated outdoors with camp personnel until a parent or guardian can pick them up. They can return to camp if they get a rapid test with a negative result. There are testing facilities available close to the campus. If you camper is not feeling well, the TCU Band staff request that the camper stay home.

The TCU Band Camp will not provide facilities or protocol for contact tracing or quarantine of students during the camp.

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 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 1, 2024 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 9, 2024 for high school, and June 14, 2024 for middle school.

We will send Medical Care Authorization and Hold Harmless/Consent Agreement when Camp Programs are emailed to all registered participants on June 1, or upon registration after that date.

Indemnity Form (High School and Middle School)

Photographic Release (High School and Middle School)

OTC Consent Form

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/Tentative Camp Schedule

Coming soon.

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.