Band Camp

Band Camp

UT Band Camp and Fred Gebhardt Music Leadership Camp for High School Officers 

Thank You to everyone - students, parents, staff and faculty - for making the 2014 UT Band Camp and Gebhardt Leadership Camp the best ever!
 
We invite you back for the 14th year of camp June 14-19, 2015! More information coming soon.
 

The UT Band Camp is a comprehensive music camp for woodwind, brass and percussion students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2014. Sponsored by the Department of Music at The University of Tampa, Band Camp is led by Jeffrey Traster, UT director of bands and music education.

The UT Department of Music is proud to host the Fred Gebhardt Music Leadership Camp as an elective component of Band Camp. Leadership Camp is exclusively for high school music officers (drum majors, section leaders, elected or appointed officers certified by their directors) serving in the upcoming school year.

Our goal is to make better musicians in five days! 

Camp Details

Students can expect to improve performance and musicianship...
  • Improve performance and musicianship skills 
  • Take master classes with UT music faculty (literature and tips for your instrument, warm-up and technique, how to prepare for auditions, etc.) 
  • Play in a large band conducted by music educators and a smaller ensemble (small ensemble concerts between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday - parents welcome!) 
  • Choose a music elective such as Master Musician, Beginning Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Score Reading/Conducting, Band Leadership 
  • Private lesson option (additional cost) 
  • Enjoy meals in a UT dining hall
  • Music for placement auditions on the first day of camp will consist of the music downloaded from this page and sight-reading.
  • Be a Day Camper or Resident Camper (overnight) 
    • Resident campers follow the daily schedule noted below and continue with music events and other structured activities through the evening; all meals are provided. Resident campers are housed in a UT residence hall overnight Sunday—Thursday with expert and caring supervision. The resident/overnight camp counselors are experienced public school music teachers with Level II clearance.
     
     

Registration

To register, complete the online application form...
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There are two parts of registration. To begin, complete the online application form (part 1 of 2). Once completed, you'll be directed to a document (part 2 of 2) that needs to be printed and mailed or faxed to the Department of Music. Complete instructions are provided in the registration documents.

UT Band Camp registration forms are due by May 15, 2014. After May 15, a late registration fee of $25 applies.

Gebhardt Leadership Camp registration forms are due by May 31, 2014. After May 31, a late registration fee of $25 applies.

For information, contact the UT Department of Music at (813) 253-6212, bandcamp@ut.edu or www.ut.edu/music

Fee

The fee varies for day and resident campers...

 

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Registration Fee (paid by May 15):

  • Day Camper: $245*
  • Resident Camper: $445*

*Additional late registration fee after May 15 of $25

Scholarships

Scholarship registration forms must be submitted by April 30, 2014...

 

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Discounts are available for documented musical achievements, and there are additional scholarship opportunities and sponsors.

Scholarship registration forms must be submitted by April 30, 2014. 

Camp Schedule

The camp runs Sunday to Friday...
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Sunday
  • 3-4 p.m. Registration
  • 3:30-8 p.m. Band Placement Auditions, Dinner, Rehearsals
Monday-Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Friday
  • 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (concluding with Grande Finale Concerts)

Grande Finale Concerts

The Grande Finale Concerts are held on Friday evening...

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Location: Friday evening at Falk Theatre, located on 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., just across from the University's main entrance

1st Concert: Campus Band and Concert Band from 5-6:15 p.m.

2nd Concert: Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble from 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Students' concert times are determined by band placement on the first day of camp.
  • Family and friends are encouraged to attend their student's Grand Finale Concert on Friday evening (admission is free, videotaping is permitted).
  • Students leave with parents following their concert at Falk Theatre. Resident students' belongings will be at Falk Theatre for pick-up.