Summer Marching Band Camp

UTA Summer Marching Band Camp

In partnership with

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The drum major, leadership, and colorguard camps will be held in-person for day campers June 27-July 1, 2021. There are not overnight options for 2021. We hope to be back with overnight options in 2022!

2021 In-Person Camp Tuition $250

2021 Virtual Camp Tuition $125

2021 Camp Info (Please download and read before registering).

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, 2021. 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. Forward Performing Arts has designed the leadership curriculum and will be present at the camp. 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 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 attend the leadership sessions led by Forward Leadership.

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 hep 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. This year we have partnered with Forward Performing Arts, parent organization of the Madison Scouts for our leadership curriculum. 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 will take place online. Each student must register separately, even if the 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! Band directors, if you know you will be sending a particular number of students but are not sure which specific students yet (i.e. 3 drum majors who haven’t yet been selected), you can reserve their spot with a school check/PO or can pay with a CC; students can register once leadership selections have been made.

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 forms for Minors and Adults:

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

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.