TCU Band Camp
TCU Music & Leadership Experience
High School & Middle School Band Camps
June 11-15, 2023: High School Music and Leadership Experience
June 16-17, 2023: 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:
TCU Band Department
Registration for this year’s camp is now closed. Please visit us again next spring, 2024.
TCU High School Music, Leadership, and Color Guard Experience – June 11 – 15, 2023
Review detailed program information under “High School Camp” – 2023
TCU Middle School Music Experience – June 16 – 17, 2023
Review detailed program information under “Middle School Camp” – 2023
Music & Leadership Experience Faculty
Brian Youngblood, TCU Associate Director of Bands
Auxiliary Camp Coordinator
Matt Garrett, TCU Assistant Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band
Bobby R. Francis, TCU Director of Bands
Color Guard Instructor
Victor Mooney, TCU Color Guard Instructor
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 2023.
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.
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary concerns.
The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2023 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.
$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 email@example.com with any dietary concerns.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 2023 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 11, 2023 for high school, and June 16, 2023 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.
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
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.
Band Camp Audition Music
High School Camp
– TCU HS ALTO SAX 3
– TCU HS BARI SAX 3
– TCU HS BARITONE BC 3
– TCU HS BARITONE TC 3
– TCU HS BASS CLARINET 3
– TCU HS BASSOON 3
– TCU HS CLARINET 3 (002)
– TCU HS FLUTE 3
– TCU HS HORN 3
– TCU HS OBOE 3
– TCU HS PERCUSSION 3
– TCU HS TENOR SAX 3
– TCU HS TROMBONE 3
– TCU HS TRUMPET 3
– TCU HS TUBA 3
Middle School Camp
– TCU MS Alto Saxophone Rotation 3
– TCU MS Baritone Saxophone Rotation 3
– TCU MS Bass Clarinet Rotation 3
– TCU MS Bass Clef Baritone or Euphonium
– TCU MS Bassoon Rotation 3
– TCU MS Bb Clarinet Rotation 3
– TCU MS F Horn Rotation 3
– TCU MS Flute Rotation 3
– TCU MS Oboe Rotation 3
– TCU MS Percussion Rotation 3
– TCU MS Tenor Sax Rotation 3
– TCU MS Treble Clef Baritone or Euphonium Rotation 3
– TCU MS Trombone Rotation 3
– TCU MS Trumpet Rotation 3
– TCU MS Tuba Rotation 3