The McNeese All-Star Summer Band Camps

Sunday June 14th, 2015 - Thursday June 18th, 2015

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


2015 Registration is now closed.

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

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.

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.

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 $100 as a resident camper, or attend as a commuter camper for free.  Please just select that pricing option (listed as all-state student on the form).
  • 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)

Promotions:

2015 Texas All-Area Musicians subtract $100 (Resident Camp Cost: $250 / Commuter Camp Cost: $125)

2014 LA All-State Students (Baton Rouge in November) subtract $250 (Resident camp cost: $100 / Commuter Camp Cost: Free)

2015 Texas All-State Musicians (San Antonio in February) subtract $250 (Resident camp cost: $100 / Commuter Camp Cost: Free)

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

20+ campers from the same school: $15 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 14

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

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 18

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