Ensemble participation and performance will be stressed during the Concert Band Camp and each group (Junior Band and Senior Band) will offer a public performance at the conclusion of the camp week. Students will also have the opportunity to take a private lesson with our artist faculty and be exposed to smaller, chamber ensemble music, coached by faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama School of Music. Other faculty members may be contacted by clicking the link found at the bottom of the page. Students who have just completed grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2019 are eligible to attend.
Concert Band Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00
CONCERT BAND CAMP SPECIFIC NEEDS:
Each Concert Band Camper will be assigned an audition time at check-in. Campers should report to their audition room at least 10 minutes PRIOR to the audition time assigned at check-in. For the Concert Band Camp, the auditions are only for chair placement. Specific audition rooms will be assigned at check-in as well. Look for posted directional signs throughout the Moody Music Building for guidance to the audition rooms.
CRIMSON BAND STUDENTS (GRADES 10, 11 AND 12): Campers should prepare any 6 chromatically adjacent major scales (example: Bb, B, C, Db, D and Eb scales are chromatically adjacent) and arpeggios. Campers should prepare the scales two octaves where possible and perform them from memory. There will be a brief sight-reading etude provided to all campers in the audition room. Campers will have approximately one minute to look the etude over and then asked to perform.
WHITE BAND STUDENTS (GRADES 7, 8 AND 9): Campers should prepare any four chromatically adjacent major scales (example: Bb, B, C and Db are chromatically adjacent major scales) and arpeggios. Campers should prepare the scales two octaves where possible and perform them from memory. There will be a brief sight-reading exercise provided to all campers in the audition room. Campers will have approximately one minute to look the etude over and then asked to perform.
ALL CONCERT BAND CAMPERS: Campers should bring their own personal instrument (label the case with the camper’s name and address). Percussionists will need to bring their own sticks and mallets. We DO NOT provide any instruments other than the percussion instruments (except sticks and mallets). Each Concert Band Campershould also bring a folding music stand for all sectionals and masterclasses (label the stand with the camper’s name and address) as well as a pencil. Concert Band Campers should also bring extra reeds and any mutes they have for all rehearsals and classes. NO REEDS OR MUTES WILL BE PROVIDED! Mutes are not required but encouraged.
ITEMS TO BRING (FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS) *This is for Concert, Percussion, and Majorette Camp ONLY*:
All campers will be given a 2019 Summer Crimson Music Camp t-shirt at check-in on the first day of their camp. This t-shirt is for the final performances and concerts. All campers should bring a pair of khaki pants or shorts and athletic tennis shoes to be worn with the 2019 Summer Crimson Music Camp t-shirt as their attire for the final performances and concerts. There is no final performance or presentation for the Leadership Institute, but participants will still get a 2019 Crimson Leadership Institute t-shirt.
RESIDENT vs COMMUTER CAMPER
RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and select meals each day in the University Dining Halls.
COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with select meals each day. A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older.
PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND CAMP
Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson with the faculty during the week of Crimson Concert Band Camp. These lessons can be scheduled by the camp attendees during the chair placement auditions on the first day of camp. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should let the professor know during your chair placement audition. There is no cost for the lesson however, lessons are at the discretion of the professor and will depend on their daily schedule. Not all faculty will be able to schedule lessons during the camp. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.
For Crimson Camp contact information CLICK HERE
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heath Nails, Coordinator of Band Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org