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Band Camp

UT Band Camp and Gebhardt Music Leadership Camp

When: June 17-22, 2018

The UT Band Camp is a comprehensive music camp for woodwind, brass and percussion students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2018. Sponsored by the Department of Music at The University of Tampa, Band Camp is led by Brandon McDannald, UT director of bands and music education.

Band directors will be responsible for Fred Gebhardt Music Leadership Camp registrations. 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!

Summer 2018 Audition Music - TBA

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, World Drumming, Band Leadership (for 2016-2017 band officers only)
  • 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. (Music Link will be posted/emailed)
  • 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.


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 will be directed to a PayPal payment page, or if paying by money order (part 2 of 2), you will need to print the page and mail it to the Department of Music. Complete instructions are provided in the registration documents.

UT Band Camp registration forms and payment are due by June 1, 2018. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. After June 1, 2018, registrations will be taken as space allows.

Gebhardt Leadership Camp registration forms will be handled by the students' band director.

For information, contact the UT Department of Music at (813) 253-6212 ext. 7000, or


The fee varies for day and resident campers...

Registration Fee (paid by June 1, 2018):

  • Day Camper: $275*
  • Resident Camper: $475*

*A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Late registration will be accepted as space allows.


Scholarship registration forms must be submitted by April 28, 2018...

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

Don Banks Music Scholarship

Eligibility: Hillsborough county band musicians in the 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2018.


Scholarship registration forms must be submitted by April 28, 2018.

Hillsborough County Master Musicians:
Master Musician (MM)checks will be sent directly to MM Camp Scholarship recipients by the Secondary Music Council as a partial “refund” of camp expenses. UT will certify to Ted Hope, secondary music supervisor, that a MM recipient has fully enrolled in UT Band Camp before checks are sent.

Camp Schedule

The camp runs Sunday to Friday...


  • 2 p.m. Check-in
  • 3 p.m. All-camp meeting in Falk Theatre for campers, parents and staff
  • 3:20 p.m. Resume check-in
  • 4-6 p.m. Band placement auditions
  • Day campers picked up between 4:30-6 p.m. after their audition
  • Resident campers: dinner and evening activities


  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Small chamber concerts will be held during master class times which can vary depending on instrument.
  • (concluding with Grande Finale Concerts, middle school bands at 5 p.m., high school bands at 7 p.m.)

Grande Finale Concerts

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

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

1st Concert: Campus Band (7th graders) and Concert Band (8th and 9th grade) 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.