Camp Details

Eligible campers must have attended grades 9-12 in the '16 -’17 school year. Those students who have completed the 8th grade are invited to participate in our UTSA Middle School Summer Band Institute. Campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent


Cost for Day Campers $450.00
Includes tuition with a lunch provided each day (M-F) and dinner on Friday.
A $250.00 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due by June 5th.  

Cost for Overnight Campers $785.00
Cost includes tuition and housing with three meals per day.
A $250.00 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due by June 5th.  

Other costs: Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. 

Camp Check-In

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Between 12:00pm -5:00pm
All campers must attend check-in. If you can not arrive during the designated times due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made in advance with the camp office.

Campers with the last names starting with A-M will check-in between the hours of 12:00-2:30pm

Campers with the last names starting with N-Z will check-in between the hours of 2:30-5:00pm

Be sure to visit our Preparing For Camp section for detailed information about check-in.

Camp Check-Out

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
A final concert series will be held on this day starting at 2:00pm. Check-out will follow the performance.

Placement Audition

There will be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your band and chair placement. Once band assignments have been made, they will not be changed.

Campers should prepare the following for the audition:

  • Two scales of your choice
  • Two solo excerpts, etudes or short pieces:
    One piece should be slower, lyrical
    One piece should be faster and more technically demanding
    These can be two movements of the same piece.
  • Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet piece

No audition is required to register. 

How to Register



All campers must bring their own instrument to camp. 
Percussionists should bring sticks/mallets and practice pads.

Concert Schedule- 

Final Concert: Saturday June 24th, 2:00pm

All campers will perform and all concerts will take place in the UTSA Recital Hall. 

Orange Band - 2:00pm

Blue Band - 3:00pm

Camp Handbooks

Camp Handbooks will be updated and made available on February 1st. All campers will receive a physical copy of the camp handbook in the mail.

What To Pack

Specific packing information can be found in your handbook, but click here for a quick list of some camp essentials.

Camp Workshops

During this camp each camper will take part in 3 workshops in a rotation.  The workshops will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of camp week and will cover the following topics for 2016: Conducting, Leadership and A Simulated Film Scoring Session.  

Private Lessons

This camp offers students the option to sign up for private lessons at an additional cost of $20.00 per 30-minute lesson*.

All lessons are organized and paid for in full at camp check-in. Payments for lessons are payable by cash or check only and checks must be made payable directly to the instructor. 

Lessons are scheduled with a teacher based on availability*. The lesson will take place during morning or afternoon rehearsal blocks.  No lessons are scheduled outside of the 8am-5pm class day.

*Lessons will be with the UTSA Camp Faculty.


Read more about dorm rooms and roommates here.

Ensemble Conductors

Ron Ellis, Director of Bands, UTSA

John Zarco, Associate Director of Bands, UTSA

Camp Administrators

Aaron Collins

Scott Flanagan