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McMurry University Band Camps

McMurry Summer Music Camps


Band & Drum Major Camp | July 8th - 13th

Band Camp: This camp offers a variety of events to include rehearsals, concerts, and masterclasses. Our day-camp activities are paired with fun evening events like swimming, a dance, and the famed camp talent show. We encourage all campers to attend our evening activities. Camp faculty is compromised of McMurry music faculty and high school directors from across the state, along with special guest clinicians Dr. David Robinson and Pearl Gonzales.

Drum Major Camp: This is our usual drum major camp that is a part of the the band camp. These campers attend the same band rehearsals as the band campers, however their electives are those of drum major. One block focuses on advanced conducting in the drum major style while the other focuses on leadership. The guest clinician for this camp is Brandon Robinson from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Band Camp
Drum Major Camp

Marching Arts Camp | July 15th - 18th

Marching Percussion Camp: This camp is everything marching percussion. With guest clinician Dr. Lane Summerlin, students will be able to pick their marching instrument (snare, tenors, bass, or front ensemble) and drum away. This camp is open to all percussionists with at least one year of band experience with the addition of our fundamentals line, which will introduce younger campers to the basics of marching percussion. Campers will learn exciting new cadences, review technique and fundamentals, as well as work on some combined battery and front ensemble pieces. Battery percussion (snare, tenors, and bass) must bring equipment. We can only supply equipment for front ensemble. Schools who send all of or most of their lines can arrange for show music to be worked on with camp faculty.

Color Guard Camp: Under guard extraordinaire Celestino Sosa, students will learn the art of color guard. Everything from guard fundamentals to advanced techniques will be covered in great detail. The camp staff is comprised of guard instructors across the state with a multitude of experience, ranging from UIL at the high school level to WGI competitions. Guard campers must bring their own poles for camp. All attire is suggested to be athletic but must be within school dress code.

Marching Percussion
Color Guard