Skip Navigation
Angelo State University
Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Search Site

Information for:

ASU Summer Band Camp

What is it?

Our Annual Summer Band Camp is a week-long camp for woodwind, brass, and percussion students; middle school and high school. The ASU Summer Band Camp offers full day Drum Majors, Color Guard, and Twirlers instruction. Any student attending the camp must have been in a structured music program for at least one year and not have started college. Cost includes a camp t-shirt, optional room and board, and of course…a week of the best instruction, anywhere! Optional private lessons are available at an additional cost. 

There will also be several scheduled events for band directors during the camp including Round Table Discussions, Arranging Workshop, Instrument Repair Workshop, Director’s Band rehearsals, and Golf Tournament. CPE credit available.

General Information

The dates for this year’s Annual Summer Band Camp is June 16-21. Using the link below, Directors and parents are able to pay fees via electronic check (school check acceptable) and credit card, even when registering multiple students.


Annual Summer Band Camp (residential)    $350
Annual Summer Band Camp (commuter)    $200
Optional Private Lessons (4 lessons/30 minutes each day) $50
CPE Credit (Discussions and Inst. Repair)    $30
Non-Instructional Director Stay $150


Early Bird Discount – All registrations completed before May 1 will receive 10% off the registration cost.

Honor Discount - All-Area and All-State Band Qualifiers will receive an additional 5% off registration costs with letter from the Head Band Director certifying achievement.


Students that attend the Annual Summer Band Camp will choose a combination of electives that suit their needs and interests. Please use the descriptions listed below to assist you in deciding what elective is the best fit. Students may adjust their electives through the end of registration on Monday, June 16.

Rhythm Workshop
Skill Level: Beginner to Moderate

The Rhythm Workshop is intended to focus on the rhythm side of music theory. Students will solidify their understanding of rhythm, meter, and counting. May include exercises on and off the instruments.

Music Theory
Skill-Level: Moderate

This course is designed to reinforce and develop the student’s basic understanding of music in general. The course will cover scales and arpeggios, key signatures, and aural skills.

Chamber Ensembles
Skill Level: Any

This elective introduces students to small instrumental ensembles. The students will be assigned to common quartets and quintets and will be coached by camp staff.           

Skill Level: Any

The focus is to build leadership skills. Additional topics may include defining the role of the active participant, discussing peer to peer interaction, and defining the role of the student leader.

Private Lessons
Skill Level: Any

This is an optional expense that affords the student private lessons each day of camp with a member of the camp instructional staff.  Lessons times will be assigned in lieu of one of the elective choices.

Please note:

Percussion and Drum Major students will automatically be tracked into closed electives that pertain to their focus area.

Morning Electives Rhythm Workshop Music Theory
Afternoon Electives Chamber Ensembles Leadership

The 2014 ASU Band Camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How ‘good’ do I have to be to attend camp?
A: Assuming that you have at least one year of structured instruction on your instrument and a desire to learn, we have a skilled camp staff that is anxious to teach you. Don’t focus on how good you may be today, but instead work towards getting better.

Q: Do I need to bring my own instrument?
A: Yes, you need to bring an instrument. If you do not own an instrument, ask your director about borrowing one from your school before coming to camp.

Q: Where do I check in?
A: Check in will take place in the lobby of Centennial Residential Hall, where the students will be staying during the camp.

Q: What is the earliest/latest I can check in/out?
A: We understand there are circumstances that may require an early check-in or late check-out. In these situations please contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to make arrangements. Otherwise, it is preferred that you stay within the specified window on the schedule.

Q: What happens if I lose my room key?
A: The keys that are issued allow the camper access a) to the building in which they are staying, b) access into the suite of rooms in which they are staying, and c) access to their personal bedroom. The camper/parent/guardian will be responsible for replacement costs of a lost key. Please note, this cost is very high because of the extent of lock changes that will follow. We will provide a lanyard to help keep track of the keys.

Q: As a residential camper with a car, will I be allowed to leave campus?
A: No. An expectation is that once students are turned over to us, that we will provide a safe and controlled atmosphere. Besides, you’re at camp! Take this opportunity to get to know other campers and enjoy the facilities while improving your performance skills.

Q: Are snacks and games allowed?
A: While we do place limitations on what we ask you to bring, games and snacks are not collectively prohibited. We discourage you from bringing games specifically because a) we would hate for your game console to get damaged or worse while at camp, b) there are activities planned every evening of camp that you will be required to attend, and c) we encourage human interaction while at the camp. This experience is designed to be a fun and engaging learning opportunity.

Information Coming Soon for 2015!


We hope to see a great turn out for our 2015 Summer Band Camp.

Audition Music

Click on this PDF for tryout music for all instruments.


Related Links