Summer Band Camp

Band Camp 2024

This year, Lamar University will offer a single band camp, intended for middle school and junior high school students (grades 6-9) from June 9-13, 2024.   A tradition for more than 70 years, the LU Summer Band Camp offers a great opportunity for instrumental students to improve playing skills while having fun! A staff of outstanding band directors and instructors offer a variety of daily classes, including full band rehearsals, group lessons (master classes), electives and daytime recreation. Evening recreation typically includes movies, games, sports, free time and a talent show. The camp culminates with a grand concert of bands, featuring all camp participants.


  • Resident: $450
    • Includes 4 nights in Cardinal Village (on-campus housing), meals at the LU Dining Hall, tuition, fees, t-shirt, and recreation
  • Commuter: $300
    • Includes tuition, fees, t-shirt, and recreation


Online Registration for the 2024 Summer Band Camp is now available via this link.  Please note that the deadline to register as a "Resident" camper is May 24.

Ensemble and Chair Placement Audition Excerpts

There is no audition requirement to participate in the Lamar University Summer Band Camp: all student musicians are welcome! However, on the first day, each camper will perform an informal and relaxed audition in order to assist with placement within the camp's four symphonic bands.  

› Access audition excerpts

Our staff is aware that many campers may have never performed an audition. We work hard to make sure that each student feels comfortable throughout the experience and leaves the audition room feeling good about their performance.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the excerpts or the audition process.