Department of Music - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Islander Band Camp

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JULY 15-19, 2019 

The Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Islander Band Camps offer middle school, junior high and high school students the opportunity to come to the "Island University" for a week of music and fun. The students can “recharge” their musical batteries as they get ready for the school year!

The Middle/Junior High School camp is open to all students with at least one year of experience on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. The High School Camp is open to all high school band students. Students will experience music-making with TAMUCC faculty and outstanding area music artists and educators. Classes include group lessons, sectionals, full ensemble rehearsals, and music theory and history. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including games and recitals.

Islander Band Camp ScheduleConcert Band
The Islander Band Camp dates have been changed from past years. The summer camp is July 15-19, 2019 with classes and activities from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday through Thursday. Camp will end following the Camp Concert on Friday, July 19th at 3pm in the Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

All band camp students will complete a simple and painless audition for band placement. This is not an audition to get into the camp-ALL students with at least one year of experience on their instrument will be welcomed at the camp. Auditions will be held on the morning of the first day of camp in the Center for the Arts building. Students should bring their own audition music, selecting something that will best show off their skills and musicianship.

High School students that made the All-State bands and participated in the concerts at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX, all receive a $250 scholarship to attend the TAMU-CC Islander Band Camp. In addition, we offer a $100 band camp scholarship to students that made the All-Area bands. All double reed students (oboe and bassoon) also receive a $100 scholarship. For more details and to verify that you qualify for a scholarship, please contact Dr. Brian Shelton.   

Band in PACRegistration Information
The fee for the camp is $300 for commuters and $500 for resident campers. Optional costs include a Camp Concert CD ($20).

The commuter fee includes camp tuition only and a camp t-shirt -commuters may bring their meals or purchase meals in the dining hall. Commuters must also purchase a campus parking permit for $25.  The resident fee includes camp tuition, room, and all meals.

Resident camper applications must be received by June 28, 2019 and commuter camper applications must be received by July 8, 2019.  Applications must be accompanied by a $50 deposit or you may pay the full amount. Make checks payable to TAMUCC Music Department.  If you would like to pay by credit card, please click on this link to the TAMUCC Marketplace Mall, also found with the application on this page. Refunds, minus the $50.00 deposit, can be made on or before June 28, 2019. No refunds can be made after that date.

For questions about the application or the registration process contact 361-825-3756 or 361-825-5523 or email