"My favorite memory of band camp is the spirit days that our section did. They just involved wearing simple colors but it just seemed to bring us all together. Seeing our entire section in the same color every day was awesome." ~ Alex Thompson '15, Mellophone

"Band camp is a wonderful opportunity to get to know people better and bond through the love and appreciation of music and performance." ~ Brandon Washington '13, Mellophone

"The strong sense of community within the band along with my fraternity brothers in Kappa Kappa Psi help get me through the tougher days of band camp. The student and faculty leadership is always there to encourage us to push through and keep striving to be the best ensemble we possibly can." ~ Amanda Davis '14, Clarinet

Complete your early move-in form here!

Complete your early move-in form here!

Marching Captains Band Camp!  Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Saturday, Aug. 23 - tentative schedule here.

Band Camp arrival schedule (subject to change)

Percussion........................Wednesday, August 13th
Color Guard......................Thursday, August 14th
Upperclassmen...............Friday, August 15th (unless you are percussion or guard)
Freshmen..........................Saturday, August 16th (unless you are percussion or guard)

Procedure for Move-In

  1. Everyone must complete an early move-in form (new this year). 
    • Create your account
    • Complete and Submit
  2. Come to the Ferguson Center and register for Band Camp on your designated move-in day. The check in for band camp will be open from 8 a.m. - noon.
  3. Move in to your residence hall.
  4. Pick up your ID at your residence hall (unless you already have one). If you need a new one, go to the Welcome Desk at the David Student Union and pick up another one.  
  5. Lunch between 12 noon - 1 p.m.in the Hiden-Hussey Commons. This is covered by the band, but just for students (no parents or friends will be covered).
  6. You will have a meeting with me at 2 p.m.on the day that you move in.
  7. Continue to move in after the 2 p.m. meeting.
  8. Dinner at Hiden-Hussey Commons between 4:30 and 6 p.m.
  9. Your first rehearsal will be at 6 p.m. the day you move-in (except for the day upperclassmen move in).

Be prepared to practice in high heat and humidity. You will need sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and shorts. Athletic shoes are required. Broken in running or cross training shoes are recommended. No sandals or bare feet will be permitted.

For questions and more information, please contact Dr. John Lopez at john.lopez@cnu

Complete your early move-in form here!

Remember, these are for part placement only. No one is cut from the band.

Percussion and Color Guard - your audition will be at your first rehearsal at 6 p.m. the day you move in. You do not need to prepare anything. The way you perform in the rehearsal will be your audition.

Winds - your audition will be at 3 p.m. on August 16th. You should prepare the Fight Song and your major scales. These do not need to be memorized at this point (although it would be helpful).

I realize that sousaphones, baritones, and mellophones will probably not be able to prepare. Just do the best that you can. You will be check out a horn when you check in for band camp, so if you would like to practice on the morning of your move-in day, you are more than welcome.

Band Camp Schedule- Special thanks to Emily Downer, Kelsey Freeman, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, Nu Kappa Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Iota for putting together some fun social events!

The band camp schedule is tentative, so it will change slightly when we are closer to band camp. The Welcome Week and PLP schedules are not out yet, but I will be able to give you a more accurate schedule once those schedules are ready.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Lopez at john.lopez@cnu

Complete your early move-in form here!

Those wishing to be on the drumline should prepare these exercises for band camp.

For questions and more information, please contact Dr. John Lopez at john.lopez@cnu

Complete your early move-in form here!

Things to Bring to Band Camp

  • Instrument (Mellophones, Baritones, Sousas, and Percussion provided)
  • Flutes- if you have a piccolo, bring it. However, if you do not have a piccolo, you may march your flute.
  • Tennis shoes (no sandals)
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat
  • Clothes for hot weather
  • Pencil
  • Money for shoes / gloves. Shoes will be approximately $35 a pair and gloves are $2 a pair. Color Guard Gloves are $15. This is your only financial obligation to the band. You will pay for these when you register for band camp the day you arrive.

And most importantly, a great attitude!

For questions and more information, please contact Dr. John Lopez at john.lopez@cnu