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MU Spartan Pride Band Camp

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MU Spartan Pride Band Camp General Information

NOTE: Unlike most high school bands, marching band at Manchester University is free!  You will only need a pair of approved marching shoes. In addition, Scholarships are available for both music majors and non-majors! 

Important Band Camp Dates:drum-major
  • August 13 –  New Member woodwinds-brass/All Drumline/All Guard/Staff move-in day
  • August 14 – New Member WW-Brass/All Drumline/All Guard camp begins
  • August 15 – Returner woodwinds/brass move-in day
  • August 15 - Evening welcome banquet (all members/staff)
  • August 16-23 - Full Band Camp
  • August 24 –No rehearsals
  • August 25 - Short rehearsal from 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
  • August 26 - Rehearsal from 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m.
Band Camp Daily Schedule
  • Morning music or marching block - 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon music block- 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Evening block – 6-8 p.m.
Band Camp Necessities
  • Athletic shoes (no crocs/sandals/opened-toed)
  • Socks
  • Lightweight athletic clothing – light color recommended
  • Sunscreen
  • Water jug – either gallon or half-gallon
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Deodorant
Camp Costs
  • No overall camp cost (meals provided as well)
  • You will need to purchase your own marching shoes (done during camp)
Staff 2023

Dr. Scott Humphries, MU Director of Bands and Music Education
TBD – Percussion
TBD – Guard
Student Staff 2023
Joel Kelley – Visual Coordinator/Drill Writer/Instructor
TBD - Drum Major
TBD- Assistant to the Director

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