Summer Concert Band Camp

The concert band camp will be held in-person for day campers June 21-25, 2021. There are not overnight options for 2021. We hope to be back with overnight options in 2022!

2021 Camp Tuition $250

About the Summer Concert Band Camp

A fun and enriching curriculum of full band rehearsals, instrumental lessons, master classes, sectionals, and electives will be taught by outstanding high school and junior high band directors from across the state. Students will participate in one of five bands based on an audition and perform a final Gala Concert. The camp is open to students who have at least 1 year of playing experience and are entering grades 7-12 in fall 2021.

The UTA Summer Music Camps strive to provide each student an opportunity to work with and learn from the highest quality instructional staff from around the nation. It is our desire that each student return to their own group having grown musically and personally while at the same time enjoying all the fun and excitement of summer camp life.  

Please download the Summer Concert Band Camp Packet and review before registering.

Camp faculty

Our conductors for this year's camp will be Alicia Desoto from Lewisville High School and Jessica Maus from Hillwood Middle School. Prior to beginning at Lewisville HS in 2020, Ms. Desoto spent over a decade working together at Shadow Ridge Middle School and Ms. Maus was at Keller Central High School for several years before moving to Hillwood Middle School..

Brass and Woodwind sectionals will be led by James McNair (Argyle) and Christin McNair (Mansfield).

Percussion sectionals will be led by Chris Nadeau, Instructor of Percussion at UTA.


In addition to spending time exploring literature with our wonderful camp faculty, students will be exposed to different electives. Due to COVID considerations, we will rotate the elective sessions to all the students (rather than having them choose one elective for the whole week). This means every student will get to experience all the different options this year! Tentatively, we are planning on the following electives: Conducting, Electronics, Jazz, Music and Film.

COVID Protocols

Per the Governor’s order, masks will no longer be required for camp but are still highly encouraged. Bell covers will also not be required. Students must do a daily self-check prior to arriving on campus and will be temperature checked once they arrive on campus before they are allowed into the rehearsal facilities. Specific reminders will be sent to campers prior to the beginning of camp. 

Audition Information

Once registered, students will be sent audition information and will audition in-person on the first morning of camp.

Registration Information

All registration will take place online. Registration will remain open until camp begins or we reach our population cap. Each student must register separately, even if a school is paying the registration fee for multiple students. We will accept both personal and school checks. Personal checks must be received by June 1. Students are not guaranteed a spot at camp until payment is received.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, there may be a point where students will be wait-listed for camp if we reach our population cap. Please be sure you register early to avoid possibly being left out!

There are no refunds after June 1 unless there are extreme, extenuating circumstances. There are no refunds once camp begins, even if a camper becomes ill or is required to quarantine due to COVID protocols. If camp is cancelled before completion due to COVID protocols, a partial refund to all campers may be available but will be contingent on multiple factors including incurred expenses, how many days of camp were completed, etc.  

Please note that walk-in registrations will not be permitted during Summer 2021.

Required Program Forms

All forms are due no later than 1 week prior to the start of camp.

Required forms for Minors and Adults:

Required forms for Minors only:

Returning Program Forms

Program forms will be returned via email to Katie Marchant

Check-In and Check-Out Process

Students who are dropped off must have their temperature checked before their ride can leave. We will have a station set-up at the Texas Hall turnaround to quickly accommodate this. Students who drive themselves must still check-in at the Texas Hall turnaround for check-in.

Students should complete the following items before reporting to camp each day.

Everyone must measure their temperature daily.

Prior to coming to campus if campers are experiencing any of the following symptoms that are new, worsening or occurring in a way that is not normal for any chronic conditions you may have, please remain home. If campers experience any of the following symptoms while on campus, they should notify their Youth Program Director immediately so their parents can be contacted for immediate pick up.

  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have been in close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, you may not return to the youth program (camp) until the end of the 10-day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure. You are required to notify the youth program director. The youth program director will then notify the Executive Director, University Compliance Services who will make the other required notifications. If diagnosed with COVID-19, you are also required to notify the youth program director. You may return to camp when all four of the following criteria are met:

□ At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
□ Improvement in symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath);
□ At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
□ You have obtained a note from a medical professional clearing you for return to the youth program (camp).

If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19 and do not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, you are assumed to have COVID-19 and may not return to the youth program (camp) until you have completed the same four-step criteria listed above.

If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19 and want to return to the youth program (camp) before completing the above self-isolation period, you must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing you for return based on an alternative diagnosis.

Students who are not driving themselves cannot be dropped off prior to check-in time. Once students have been temperature checked their transportation can leave.