Summer Marching Band Camp

The drum major, leadership, and colorguard camps will be held June 18 - June 22, 2023

2023 Commuter Price $275
2023 Resident Price $435

For Drum Majors, Leadership and Colorguard
This 5-day camp is designed to strengthen the abilities of beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, while providing a variety of experiences in fundamentals, leadership, and performance. For students going into grades 9-12 in Fall 2022. Colorguard students in middle school will also be accepted.

Leadership Camp is designed to teach students to be effective squad leaders, drill instructors, section leaders, or band and colorguard officers. Students will focus on how to effectively lead their peers and learn problem-solving skills that will help them as they serve their band program.

Drum Major Camp studies include conducting, marching, teaching fundamentals, drill and music, problem solving and leadership. Drum Majors are taught by band directors and former drum majors at the high school, collegiate, and DCI levels. With a focus on conducting and leadership, we focus on the skills that will most likely impact their effectiveness as a leader in their program. Drum major campers will also attend leadership sessions.

Colorguard Camp provides instruction in flag, rifle, or sabre as well as training in dance and movement at all skill levels. We offer beginner flag all the way to advanced weapon skills. Additionally, we are happy to offer leadership sessions in conjunction with the drum major and leadership camps to help your captains continue honing their skills while still gaining valuable leadership training.

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. The "group think" nature of our camp exposes students to a diversity of ideas from other schools. It is our hope that we can all learn from each other and return to our schools better equipped to have our best season possible.

Registration Information

All registration takes place online through the CircuiTree platform. If you attended camp last year, you should use your existing account.. All camps at UTA are using this platform, so you will have the option to select the appropriate camp after you begin the login process.

STUDENT NOTE: If your school is covering some or all of your camp costs, please contact the music office before you begin the registration process at 817-272-3471 or If your director has created a group, it is important you follow some extra steps in order for payment to be applied to your account.

BAND DIRECTORS: Please follow the Director Instructions for Registering a Group.

We will accept both personal, school checks or credit/debit card. If you are sending a check, please leave the credit card payment information blank. Personal checks must be received by June 1. Students are not guaranteed a spot at camp until payment is received.

There are no refunds after June 1 unless there are extreme, extenuating circumstances.

Drum Major Instructors

Leadership and Colorguard Instructors

2023 Marching Band Camp Details

Drum Major, Leadership, and Colorguard Camp
General Schedule

Important: All commuter pickups after 6:00pm each day must be made in the circle drive of Arlington Hall.

Residence Halls are off-limits to all students from 8:30am-5:00pm each day.

No students are permitted to remain in the Texas Hall/Fine Arts Building Area after 5:30PM


 11:30 a.m.  Boarder Dorm Check-in Begins (Arlington Hall) 
 2:00 p.m. 
 Commuter Check-In (Fine Arts Building)
 3:00 p.m.
 MANDATORY All-Camp Meeting
 3:30 p.m.

 First Classes

 6:30 p.m.  End of Rehearsal Day, Commuters Dismissed/Boarders to Dinner
 10:00 p.m.  In Dorm
 10:30 p.m.  In Rooms
 11:00 p.m.  Lights Out

Monday - Wednesday

 7:00 a.m.  Breakfast
 8:30 a.m  Morning Classes
 1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Classes
 5:30 p.m.  End of Rehearsal Day
 5:45 p.m.  Dinner
 7:30 p.m.  Evening Activity
 10:00 p.m.  In Dorm
 10:30 p.m.  In Rooms
 11:00 p.m.  Lights Out


 7:00 a.m.  Breakfast 
 8:30 a.m.  Morning Classes
 Noon  Lunch
 1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Classes
 4:00 p.m.  Dismiss (pack, prepare for exhibition, etc.) Boarders check out of dorms.
 4:30 p.m.  Dinner
 6:00 p.m.  Class (Prepare for Exhibition)
 7:00 p.m.  Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
 8:30 p.m.  Camp Ends

Please be sure this is noted on your transportation form. Only students who have parental permission to leave and have cleared the absence with the camp director will be allowed to miss any portion of camp.

Meals are included for students who are boarding. Commuting students can bring lunch from home or purchase a lunch package for $40 at registration. Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch.

We have multiple counselors including full-time band directors and college students who will supervise students during free time at the dorms. The dorm is typically divided with one wing or floor designated for a specific gender. Students are not allowed in rooms of the opposite sex at any time. There are plenty of common areas where students can congregate and socialize.