Band Camp

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June 10-14, 2024

The Islander Band Camp is a week of music-making and fun!

The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Islander Band Camps offer middle school, junior high and high school students the opportunity to come to the "Island University" and experience island life in a relaxed atmosphere.

The camp is open to all high school and middle school students with at least one year of experience on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Students will experience music-making with TAMUCC faculty and other outstanding music artists and educators. Classes include group lessons, sectionals, full ensemble rehearsals, and a variety of music electives. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including games and recitals.

The camp runs June 10-14, 2024 with classes and activities from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Camp will end following the Camp Concert on Friday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m. The Jazz Band and Chamber Ensemble concert will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.

This Year’s Conductors

We will announce this year's conductors soon!

Auditions

All band camp students will complete a simple and painless audition for band placement. This is not an audition to get into the camp – ALL students with at least one year of experience on their instrument will be welcomed at the camp. Auditions will be held on the morning of the first day of camp in the Center for the Arts building. Students should bring their own audition music, something that will best show off their skills and musicianship.

Scholarships

High School students that made the All-State bands and participated in the concerts at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX, all receive a $350 scholarship to attend the TAMU-CC Islander Band Camp. In addition, we offer a $150 band camp scholarship to students that made the All-Area bands, and a $100 scholarship to all-region participants. (Students will receive the scholarship for the highest level achieved.). All double reed students (oboe and bassoon) also receive a $100 scholarship. For more details and to verify that you qualify for a scholarship, please contact Dr. Brian Shelton at brian.shelton@tamucc.edu.

Registration Information

The fee for the camp is $350 for commuters and $550 for resident campers.

The commuter fee includes camp tuition, lunch, and a camp t-shirt. Commuters who stay for evening activities may bring their dinners or purchase meals in the dining hall. Commuters who park on campus must arrange for parking privileges with the prior to the start of camp. Contact Brian Shelton at Brian.Shelton@tamucc.edu to arrange for parking.

The resident fee includes camp tuition, room, and all meals.

Resident camper applications must be received by May 27, 2024, and commuter camper applications must be received by June 3, 2024. Applications must be accompanied by a $50 deposit or you may pay the full amount. All registration will be done through online. Links to the registration website will be posted April 2024.

Refunds, minus the $50.00 deposit, can be made on or before May 31, 2024. No refunds can be made after that date. For questions about the application or the registration process contact 361-825-2761 or 361-825-5523 or email brian.shelton@tamucc.edu.