Band Camp

Band camp is a yearly event that takes place approximately a week before the start of the fall semester. It is intended to get members of the band acclimated, equipped, and ready to play before the first game of the season. Please refer to the schedule below for the most up-to-date info on this year’s coming camp.

Marching Band Camp Schedule 2020 (Updated 11.13.19)

Thursday, August 6 – Percussion Auditions and Camp begins; ends August 16

Friday, August 7 – Rehearsals

Saturday, August 8 – Auxiliary and Leadership Camp begins; ends August 16

Sunday, August 9 – Rehearsals

Monday, August 10 – All Winds Audition and Camp begins; ends August 16

Tuesday, August 11 – Rehearsals

Wednesday, August 12 – Rehearsals

Thursday, August 13 – Rehearsals

Friday, August 14 – Rehearsals

Saturday, August 15 – Rehearsals; Family and Friends Preview Show

Sunday, August 16 – Rehearsals/Camp concludes

Monday, August 17 – Classes begin

Band Camp Check In

Two new band students getting welcomed to band camp for the first time.
Photo: Georgia Tech School of Music

PERCUSSION Thursday, August 6, 10 a.m. in COUCH 115

COLOR GUARD Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. in COUCH 115

NEW MEMBERS

BRASS AND WOODWINDS Monday, August 10, 9 a.m. in COUCH 115

ALL NEW MEMBERS AND PARENTS Monday, Aug. 10

11:30am – 1:00pm     Welcome Meeting and Lunch, 115 COUCH

1:00 – 3:00 pm           Free Time to move-in

3:00 pm                       Rehearsal Couch Room 115 COUCH

VETERAN MEMBERS

BRASS AND WOODWINDS Monday, Aug. 10 1pm in COUCH 115- Check in

Percussion Camps

Percussion players practicing on Stamps field under an evening sky.
Photo: Georgia Tech School of Music

There will be three highly recommended mini-camps for the entire percussion section (battery and front ensemble) TBA. These camps are not specifically required, but are recommended so that you can learn about playing style and ensemble development in the Georgia Tech Drumline.

This gives the staff an opportunity to work with you before the final auditions at the beginning of band camp in August. All students who live in the Metro Atlanta area should plan on attending, and if you live outside the Metro Atlanta area and can make it, we would love to have you there. Contact Chris Moore at chris.moore@music.gatech.edu if you have any questions. A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We have an unusually large number of percussionists auditioning for a limited number of physical instruments in the battery.
  • The performance level of the drumline is very high. We take pride in being one of the finest college drumlines in the country.
  • We will evaluate your progress from camp to camp.
  • All members audition for their spot, including vets! Everyone must practice.
  • We will move people around instruments to find your best potential spot on the line.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask any questions between camps. The experience will be amazingly fun no matter what you play. Everyone who auditions will have the opportunity to participate in the Georgia Tech Band program either in the battery or the front ensemble and be assigned a part at Band Camp.

If for some reason you can’t make one of the three summer percussion camps make sure you have the prepared music ready when you get to band camp August 6.

Band Camp Housing

PERCUSSION August 6 – *Out of town students will be housed at the Hampton Inn on North Ave. Personal belongings can be stored in a locked room in the Couch Building until Monday, Aug. 10.

COLOR GUARD August 8 – *Out of town students will be housed at the Hampton Inn on North Ave. Personal belongings can be stored in a locked room in the Couch Building until Monday, Aug. 10

ALL BAND MEMBERS August 10 – All Georgia Tech students will be allowed to move into THEIR assigned dorm room for the Fall.

*If you need out of town housing please contact Assistant Professor Benjamin Diden by July 1 at benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu

Camp Food

We will provide one (1) meal per day. Usually lunch. Students will have the aid of veteran band members with transportation for the other meals.

Parking

Band members must have a Georgia Tech parking permit to park on campus.

What To Bring To Camp

1. Medical Insurance Company and policy number for check-in.
2. Your parents (if you are under 18).
3. Money for meals.
 4. What you need for your dorm.
5. Comfortable clothes.
6. Closed-toe athletic shoes for outside rehearsals. No sandals/ Crocs/ flip flops, etc…
7. Hat and SUNSCREEN.
8. Water bottle/ Jug
9. Instrument/ mouthpiece/ sticks/ equipment
10. Music
11. A GREAT ATTITUDE! – We are going to work hard!

Scheduling Conflicts

If you have a conflict with the Percussion Ensemble or Marching Band Class, DON’T PANIC.

Go ahead and show up for camp and we will help you adjust your schedule when Phase II registration opens mid-August. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chris Moore or Benjamin Diden. We look forward to seeing you at Camp!

Chris Moore – Director of Athletic Bands 404-894-8977 chris.moore@music.gatech.edu Benjamin Diden – Assistant Director of Bands 404-894-8951 benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu

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