The McNeese All-Star Summer Band Camps

Sunday June 12th - Thursday June 16th, 2016

Registration deadline is June 1.  (Forms, checks/credit card payments must be received no later than June 1)


Click Here to Register for the 2016 All-Star Summer Camps for High School Students!

Registration deadline is June 1.  (Forms, checks/credit card payments must be received no later than June 1)

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


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.

We request that students/parents register and pay online with a credit card. CLICK HERE to pay by credit card, using the "My Online Camp" 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.

Directors, Coaches and Sponsors

Directors, coaches and sponsors are welcome to attend the full week of camp, or stop by to observe individual instructional sessions.  Our summer band camps are designed to immerse the participants in a focused instructional and social environment for the week.  While we definitely welcome full leadership teams, drumlines and color guards from any school, this is an individual camp, as opposed to a team camp (such as those hosted for athletic teams, cheerleading, etc.).  While it is certainly fine to interact with students during meal times, coaches/sponsors should remain in the observational role throughout the camp.  We believe this allows the students to learn in a low-stress environment and allows them to more readily meet and interact with new friends.  As is the case with our hired camp staff, adults attending or working the camp should never be in any kind of one-on-one situation with a student.  Adults are not permitted to be in student dorm rooms for any reason.  Resident students attending the camp are not permitted to leave campus for any reason.

The camp fee for a director, coach or sponsor staying on campus for the week is $225.  Anyone interested in attending for the week should call the McNeese Band Office to make arrangements.  337-475-5004 

Camp Requirements

  • Campers must have attended grades 8-11 in the ’14-’15 school year (will be in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the fall of 2015)
  • Graduating seniors, who are attending McNeese in the fall, may attend at the discounted rate of $225 as a resident camper, or attend as a commuter camper for $100.  Please just select that pricing option.
  • 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

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

Commuter Campers:               $225 (includes tuition, daily lunch, camp shirt & recreation)

Graduated high school seniors who will be attending McNeese in the fall: $100 (commuter)  $225 (resident)


2016 Texas All-Area Band/Orchestra Musicians subtract $100 (Resident Camp Cost: $250 / Commuter Camp Cost: $125)

2015 LA All-State Band/Orchestra Students (Baton Rouge in November) subtract $250 (Resident camp cost: $100 / Commuter Camp Cost: Free)

2016 Texas All-State Band/Orchestra Musicians (San Antonio in February) subtract $250 (Resident camp cost: $100 / Commuter Camp Cost: Free)

10-19 campers from the same school: $20 off full cost per camper*

20+ campers from the same school: $25 off full cost per camper*

* Multiple-campers discounted tuition: All camper tuition/fees must be paid on one check (subtract the appropriate amount from stated tuition)

General Camp Schedule

Sunday, June 12

3:30 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


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 16

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


Color Guard

Pre-Camp Final Information Letter