School of Music
Summer Band Camp: Overview

Here is the new 2016 information.

Thank you for your interest in our summer band camp. This page will provide a quick overview containing answers to frequently asked questions regarding our camp.

For complete information, please check our "Full Information" page for complete details.

Camp dates:
Entire camp: Sunday, June 19- Friday, June 24
Registration: June 19
Final concerts: June 24:  Jazz- 2 p.m., Concert bands- 4:00 p.m.

Fees: (includes room, board, T- shirt, recreational activities, accident insurance, & health care fee)
Resident Camper fee (full week, including room & board and T-shirt): $440
Day Camp option (full week, excluding room, board and T-shirt): $325
Private lesson [optional], 1/2 hour: $20

Eligibility: ages 11 through high school

Instrument Quotas:
An early application is recommended. When quotas for each instrument are reached, no more applications for that instrument can be accepted.

Living Conditions:
Campers will live as college students in air-conditioned dormitories with meals provided by our brand-new university cafeterias. All campus health facilities, under the supervision of a university physician, are available to campers at all times if needed. All camp activities are properly supervised by counselors experienced in working with junior and senior high school students.

Typical Daily Schedule (sample)

View/download a sample schedule* of what the daily schedule is typically like at our camp. (*in PDF format) Band Camp Daily Schedule

Musical Opportunities:
In addition to full ensemble and sectional rehearsals, campers will have the opportunity to play in small ensembles and attend clinic sessions. Students will have a chance to hear musical programs by faculty artists, participate in music workshops, and take classes in conducting, arranging, and general music. A staff of outstanding musicians has been chosen to lead the campers in these musical experiences.

Private Lessons:
For students desiring to take a private lesson on their instrument, one-half hour of private study is an option available to all campers.

Recreational Activities:
Campers have a wide choice of recreational activities available.  The state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center and Mendenhall Student Center at ECU have proved to be popular attractions for music campers.

Camp Facilities:

Music instruction will be given in the recently expanded A. J. Fletcher Music Center, with spacious rehearsal rooms, ensemble rooms, and individual practice rooms. Facilities are also available for recorded listening in the music library for live concerts in the recital hall. Adjacent to the Music Center is a Chik-Fil-A (on campus).

images from ECU Band Camp