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

Islander Band Camp

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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 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 will consist of group lessons, sectionals, full ensemble rehearsals, and basic music theory. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including games and recitals.

Islander Band Camp ScheduleConcert Band
The Islander Band Camp is scheduled June 6 -10, 2016 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, June 10th.

The Islander Camp Concert will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, June 10th, and 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 $200 scholarship to attend the TAMUCC Islander Band Camp. In addition, we offer a $75 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 $250 for commuters and $400 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 dinning hall. Commuters must also purchase a campus parking permit for $10.  The resident fee includes camp tuition, room, and all meals.

Resident camper applications must be received by May 20, 2016 and commuter camper applications must be received by May 30, 2016.  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 the full amount by credit card, please visit us at to find a link to the TAMUCC Marketplace Mall.  Refunds, minus the $50.00 deposit, can be made on or before May 20, 2016. No refunds can be made after May 20, 2016.

For questions about the application or the registration process contact Dina Ruiz at 361-825-3756 or at