Camp Details

Eligible campers must have attended grades 6-8 in the '16-’17 school year. Campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent


Cost for Campers $400.00
Includes tuition with a lunch provided each day (M-F,) six flags outing, and banquet dinner on Friday evening.
A $100.00 deposit is due at registration. Balance is due by June 11th, 2017.  

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

Dates: June 12th - 17th, 2017

Camp Check-In

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Between 1:00pm -4:00pm
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 1:00-2:30pm

Campers with the last names starting with N-Z will check-in between the hours of 2:30-4:00pm

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

Camp Check-Out

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
A final concert will be held on this day starting at 12:00pm. Students are encouraged - but not required to stay and listen to other performances. Once the student has finished their performance, they are welcome to leave the camp. 

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
  • Approximately 1-2 minutes of music that displays the individuals playing ability. Students may wish to ask their middle school instructors for suggestions. 
  • Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet excerpt. Each excerpt should be approximately 30 seconds to a minute long. 

No audition is required to register for the camp.

How to Register

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

We suggest that the campers communicate with their middle school directors if they will need to borrow equipment for the week. 

Concert Schedule- 

Final Concert: Saturday June 17th, 2:00pm

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

White Band (Sixth Grade (future 7th grade) Students Only) - 12:00pm

Orange Band - 1:00pm

Blue Band - 2:00pm

Camp Handbooks

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Camp Workshops

During this camp, each camper will take part in a "Simulated Film Scoring ensemble". This will allow the students to get an idea of what professional musicians in the film industry get to do. Throughout the week, campers will work to perform soundtrack music to a live film. This challenges the players to perform in an ensemble setting outside the normal genre they are typically exposed to in the public school setting. 

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 8:30am-6pm class day.

*Lessons will be with the UTSA Camp Faculty.


Aaron Collins

Scott Flanagan

Ensemble Conductors

Ron Ellis, Director of Bands, UTSA

John Zarco, Associate Director of Bands, UTSA