TCU's Comprehensive Music & Leadership Experience

TCU BAND CAMP 2017

ONE WEEK | TWO SUMMER BAND EXPERIENCES


MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND
TCU'S HIGH SCHOOL
MUSIC & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

A Unique Music & Leadership Opportunity in One Exciting Camp!
WHEN:
  JUNE 19-22, 2017
WHERE: THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC @ TCU

AND

ANNOUNCING TCU'S NEW
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC EXPERIENCE

A Unique Music Opportunity geared for 7th & 8th Graders!
WHEN:
  JUNE 23-24, 2017
WHERE: THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC @ TCU

Now there's no reason to attend separate leadership and music camps! TCU's HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC & 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.

TCU continues our new MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC EXPERIENCE focusing on both ensemble and music enrichment in a fun camp setting for students entering 6th through & 8th Grade who have at least one year of instrumental experience in a scholastic setting.

Select Camp Level Program Information (HS or MS) from heading titles below with "Registration" link button at the bottom of each section.

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CAMP DIRECTORS & STAFF

HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE FACULTY
High School Camp Symphonic Band Director
BOBBY R. FRANCIS, TCU Director of Bands
High School Camp Concert Band Director
BRIAN YOUNGLOOD, TCU Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band
High School Camp Leadership Directors
JP WILSON,* Assistant Director - Hebron High School
JOHN ALSTRIN Director - Prosper High School
MATTHEW SCHAUL,* Assistant Director - Lebanon Trail High School
* Previous TCU Drum Major
Masterclass/Sectional Instructors
TCU APPLIED STUDIO FACULTY

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC EXPERIENCE FACULTY
Middle School Camp Symphonic Band Director
GARY WILLIAMS, Director - Cockrill Middle School - McKinney, TX
Middle School Camp Concert Band Director
MATT GARRETT, TCU Assistant Director of Bands
Sectional Instructors
TCU MUSIC ALUMNI & LOCAL MUSIC DIRECTORS

CAMP ADMINISTRATION
Camp Artistic Director
BOBBY R. FRANCIS, TCU Director of Bands
High School Camp Personnel Director
BRIAN YOUNGBLOOD, TCU Associate Director of Bands & Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band
Middle School Camp Personnel Director
MATT GARRETT, TCU Assistant Director of Bands
Camp Administration
SHARIE OWENS, Administrative Assistant - TCU Bands

Camp Nurse
SPENCER HEATH RN, BSN, NREMT-P, LP*
* Previous TCU Drum Major

CAMP STAFF INTERNS
Lead Camp Intern
LAUREN JONES, Head Band Director - Colleyville Middle School
Assistant Lead Camp Intern
NICK VANDENBUSH, Assistant Director - Hedrick Middle School

The TCU Band Camp is committed to providing the best music intern staff for our camp participants; each staff member is highly trained and hand selected from a pool of outstanding public school band directors and music students from TCU.

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP PROGRAM INFORMATION
FOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS - GRADES 9-12
MONDAY, JUNE 19 through THURSDAY, JUNE 22


The camp is open to all students entering grades 9 - 12 in the Fall of 2017.

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/evening, weeklong 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.

Camp participants will participate in the music and leadership experiences listed below:
Concert Band – High School Honor Bands directed by Bobby R. Francis & Brian Youngblood
Leadership Training – Complete Leadership Training led by former TCU Drum Majors JP Wilson, Assistant Director of Bands - Hebron High School; John Alstrin, Director of Bands - Prosper High School, & Matthew Schaul, Assistant Director of Bands - Lebanon Trail High School
Masterclasses and Sectionals – Directed by the TCU Faculty & Applied Studio Faculty from TCU

CAMP TUITION

Tuition cost for the Resident four-day camp is $465.00 (**$265 for All-State) which includes tuition, dormitory, meals, evening leadership sessions, recreational activities, and camp t-shirt.

Tuition cost for the Commuter four-day camp is $265.00 (**$0 for All-State) which includes tuition, lunch, dinner, evening leadership session (as scheduled), and camp t-shirt. Commuters will participate in evening leadership sessions and dinner is included.

**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.

FORMS TO COMPLETE

Medical Release and Camp Release forms to complete and return at camp check-in on June 19, 2017. We will send Medical Care Authorization and Hold Harmless/Consent Agreement when Camp Programs are emailed to all registered participants on June 6, or upon registration after that date.

Please see our "Cancellation and Refund Policy" information below.

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

A detailed camp schedule with camper packets will be posted here at the end of May, if not sooner.

Resident and Commuter information packets will be emailed to students who have registered beginning June 6 or following registration after that time. Please be sure to watch your email. Please be sure to watch your email.

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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
When entering registration form - select TCU Band Camp, then select High School program.
High School Band Camp Registration

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP PROGRAM INFORMATION
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS - GRADES 6-8 - FRIDAY, JUNE 23 through SATURDAY, JUNE 24

The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2017 who have at 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. There will be an exc

Camp participants will participate in the music experiences listed below:
Concert Band – Middle School Bands directed by Gary Williams and Matt Garrett
Sectionals & Specialized Electives – Directed by the TCU Faculty, TCU Music Alumni, and local band directors.

CAMP TUITION

Tuition cost for the Commuter-Only Two-Cay Camp is $165.00 which includes tuition, lunch, dinner, evening social activity Friday Night, concert on Saturday evening, and camp t-shirt.

Please see our "Cancellation and Refund Policy" information below.

FORMS TO COMPLETE

Additional forms to complete and return at camp check-in on June 23, 2017. We will send Medical Care Authorization and Hold Harmless/Consent Agreement when Camp Programs are emailed to all registered participants on June 6, or upon registration after that date.

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

A detailed camp schedule with camper packets will be posted here at the end of May, if not sooner.

Commuter information packets will be emailed to students who have registered beginning June 6 or following registration after that time. Please be sure to watch your email.

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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
When entering registration form- select TCU Band Camp, then select Middle School program.

Middle School Band Camp Registration
HS & MS COMMUTER CAMP INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL COMMUTER CAMP PROGRAM

Our High School camp day lasts from 8:30am-8:30pm. Each commuter student will participate in two rehearsals, a masterclass, a sectional, an afternoon leadership session, and an additional leadership/break-out session following dinner. This is the same for both high school commuter and high school resident students.

Camp participants who choose to commute for the week will take part in all evening leadership sessions. Commuting students are provided all lunch and dinner meals from Monday dinner through Thursday dinner. These meals only are included in the high school commuter tuition fee; no breakfast meals are included. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time during the day or evening leadership session. All meals are served in Market Square – the TCU dining hall.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUTER CAMP PROGRAM

Our Middle School camp day lasts from 8:00am-8:30pm. Each commuter student will participate in at least two rehearsals, a sectional, and a fun social activity following dinner on Friday evening and a concert on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30pm.

Commuting students are provided all lunch and dinner meals for Friday and Saturday lunch; no breakfast meals are included. Students may NOT leave the campus at any time during the day or evening leadership session. All meals are served in Market Square – the TCU dining hall.

CAMP STAFF

The TCU Band Camp is committed to providing the best intern staff for our commuter and resident participants. Each staff member is highly trained and selected from a pool of outstanding music students from TCU.

A detailed commuter camper packet will be emailed to all registered participants in early June with detailed schedule information. If you have questions about the program, please email band@tcu.edu or call the TCU Band office - 817.257.7640.

HS RESIDENTIAL CAMP INFORMATION

RESIDENT CAMP PROGRAM

The TCU Band Camp is committed to providing the best intern staff for our commuter and resident participants. Each staff member is highly trained and hand selected from a pool of outstanding music students from TCU.

Camp participants who choose to board for the week will take part in many fun activities after the day’s classes and rehearsals.  Resident camp participants stay in the TCU residence halls and eat all meals in Market Square – the TCU dining hall. Our highly trained camp staff oversees all recreational and residential activities which include the use of the TCU Recreation Center for basketball and racquetball; our annual movie night; and camp dance.

  • --Residential camp participants will need to bring linens including a bed sheet, blanket, pillow and towel.
  • --Residentiall space is limited and is available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • --Students are welcome to request a roommate, however, only mutual requests can be guaranteed.

Roommates will be assigned unless a participant designates a roommate on the registration form. If your student would like to request a roommate after you have submitted the online registration, form, please email band@tcu.edu. We cannot guarantee all campers will be roomed with the individual he/she requests; however, we will do our best to honor all requests.  Staff Interns will oversee students while in the dorms, and participants will be required to be in rooms at designated times.

For safety and security, the rooming list is set on June 19, after which changes cannot be made.  Rooming changes cannot be made the day of registration. 

Camp registrations must be received by June 9, 2017 to be placed on the list for residential space.

A detailed resident camper packet will be emailed to all registered participants beginning June 6 with detailed schedule information. If you have questions about the program, please email band@tcu.edu or call the TCU Band office - 817.257.7640.

AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITIONS

Each student will audition for camp ensemble placement on the first morning of camp following check-in.

Audiiton Music Is Now Available to Download Here.

A detailed camp schedule will be posted soon as we get closer to the end of May.

CAMP INFORMATION PACKETS

Camp Information packets will be emailed to students who have registered beginning the first week in June or following registration after that time. Please be sure to watch your email.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

In the event that you have to cancel your registration, submit written notification to the TCU Band Office via email to band@tcu.edu 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 refund. There will be a $50 per student cancellation fee. Due to commitments to faculty and facility arrangements, participants who withdraw after May 31, 2017 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.”

CONTACT INFO AND DIRECTIONS

For more information about TCU Band Camp, contact the TCU Band office at 817-257-7640 or band@tcu.edu.

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