The McNeese All-Star Summer Band Camps

Sunday June 15th, 2014 - Thursday June 19th, 2014


CLICK HERE to register & pay by check

The MSU Summer Band Camps provide an intense and exciting four days of education and preparation for high school marching band, concert band, or jazz band in the fall.  Four instructional tracks are available including:

Instrumental Music

Percussion/Drumline

Drum Major

Color Guard

Our summer camps are staffed by clinicians from across the eastern United States, McNeese Faculty, area band directors and student leadership of the McNeese Bands. Evening activities include sports and recreation, swimming, and a movie night. Students may participate as commuters (day campers) or on-campus resident campers.  Dorm rooms and meals are available as part of the packages.

For 2014, we request that students/parents register and pay online with a credit card. CLICK HERE to pay by credit card, using the McNeese Alumni Association secure payment system. 

If you prefer to by mailing a check, please CLICK HERE and complete the form for each attending student. Checks must be made payable to McNEESE FOUNDATION-BAND.

Camp Requirements

  • Campers must have attended grades 8-11 in the ’13-’14 school year (will be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the fall of 2014)
  • Percussion campers must have at least two years of school instruction or equivalent private instruction
  • Color guard campers may range from beginners to advanced performers
  • Instrumental Musicianship campers must have at least two years of school instruction or equivalent private instruction on their primary instrument

Camp Tuition & Fees

Commuter Campers:  $250 (includes tuition, daily lunch, camp shirt & recreation)

Resident Campers: $350 (includes tuition, housing, all daily meals, camp shirt & recreation)

Available Discounts:

2014 Texas All-Area Participants receive a $100 scholarship to be used toward camp tuition (band director confirmation required)

2013 Louisiana All-State Student (performed in Baton Rouge in November): Attend our camps free of charge

2014 Texas All-State Musicians (performed in San Antonio in February): Attend our camps free of charge

General Camp Schedule

Sunday, June 15

3:00 P.M. Check-in for resident (overnight) campers

4:30 P.M. Check-in for commuter (day) campers

5:00 P.M.  Camp Meeting

5:30 P.M.  Dinner for all campers (Resident and Day)

9:00 P.M.  Dismissal for commuter campers

Monday-Wednesday

8:30 A.M.  First Session Begins

12:30 P.M.  Lunch (included for all campers)

5:30 P.M.  Dinner (not provided as part of the commuter package, but commuters are welcome/encouraged to attend the evening activities & awards sessions)

9:00 P.M.  Wrap up & Daily Awards

Thursday, June 19

8:30 A.M.  First Session Begins

11:30 A.M.  Lunch

2:00 P.M.  Camp Finale Performances (Performing Arts Theatre; open to all parents, directors, relatives, etc.)

3:45 P.M.  (approximate) Camp dismissal & dorm checkout

Click the links below for more information & curriculum for each camp

Instrumental Music

Drum Major

Percussion/Drumline

Color Guard