Tryout Materials
Concert Schedule

Junior High Band Camp

June 125-29, 2023

       Sunday -           wear your school t-shirt
       Monday -          Hawaiian Day
       Tuesday -          Green & Gold Day
       Wednesday -    wear pink
       Thursday -        wear your band camp t-shirt

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This camp is designed to prepare students for the rigors of high school band, and to get them on great footing for All-Region preparation. Additionally, we look to be able to identify students who have basic playing errors and correct those. This camp introduces electives, which are selected on the first day of camp, as well as private lessons that would take place with a qualified instructor on the given instrument. The daily schedule is more like junior high school, remaining structured at all times. Safety remains our highest priority.

All fees are due by June 12 . We appreciate your full payment when registering.  If you need to make a second payment, please use the same link.
(Even though all information must be entered for 2nd payments, only the payment amount will be processed.)

This camp is designed for students who have completed at least 2 years of band and completed 7th or 8th grade.

Please read all information below BEFORE you click the registration button. For best results when paying the registration fee online, use Firefox or Chrome.  When registering on a phone, do not use your autocomplete as it may not fill in some blanks correctly. 

Please bring the following forms to check-in on Sunday:




*New this year: when you click the registration button, you will be asked to enter an email address and wait for a code to be sent to that email before you can register for camp.



Private Lessons are optional.  See information in the menu below.


  • On-campus students stay in the dorms and all meals (Sun. dinner-Thur. dinner) are included in the price
  • Off-campus students are those who live locally and choose not to stay overnight in the dorms. Lunch and dinner each day are included in the price.

All on-campus students will check in from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. on the first day of camp in the appropriate dorm. If it is necessary for you to be late, please notify us in advance. Otherwise, late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Off-campus students will check-inat 11:30 a.m. in Witherspoon Lobby. Dorms will be posted by June 1.

Auditions for bands are held in Witherspoon Hall on Sunday. See Tryout Materials at the top of this page for a list. Sight reading will be used for all sessions. Campers are strongly urged to practice tryout material to ensure proper placement in bands. Further information about auditions will be given during the orientation meeting on Sunday. 

Students may sign up for private lessons at Junior High Camp. These lessons are offered at $25.00 per half-hour lesson. Lessons are scheduled for the student and the instructor is chosen by the camp director. Instructors for these lessons are specialists who are hand selected by the director for their skill and experience on each instrument. Only one lesson per student, please.  See button above to register and pay.

Your registration time is on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Witherspoon Lobby. All off campus students need to check in daily. Students in Junior High are not permitted to sign in themselves. If a parent/guardian is unable to do this, a form (available at check-in) may be filled out and signed by the parent stating who has permission to drop off/pick up their child. A sign in/out table will be located in the Camp Business office. Off campus students will be assigned to the nearest dorm of the same sex to use as a place to visit or hang out during their free time.

  • What do you need to bring to camp?  See Camp Packing List.
  • We discourage students having any large amounts of cash in their possession.  Prepaid debit cards can be used in the Food Court, the Student Union, and vending machines.
  • All parents visiting campus during the week of camp need to check in at the camp office, Witherspoon room 165, and receive a visitor name tag before going to the dorms.
  • Student mail during camp should be addressed to:  (name), ATU Summer Music Camp, 407 West Q Street, Witherspoon Rm. 165, Russellville, AR  72801-2222.
  • Sample Camp Schedule
  • Full payment must be received two (2) weeks prior to camp start date (June 12, 2023)
  • Refund requests must be emailed to by 10:30 a.m. on the first day of camp (June 25, 2023).  Refunds will not be allowed, for any reason, after that day and time.
  • A $50.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.
  • All refunds will be issued in August.
  • Students will need to be checked out of the dorm on Thursday evening. Please report directly to your child's dorm on Thursday evening.  Any fees for damages or lost keys/swipe cards will be assessed to the camper and the parent will be billed.  Lost key/card fee is $30.
  • Campers should be checked out of their dorm between 5 and 6 pm before their concert. Specific concert information is located in the menu under Concert Schedule.

Campers participating in ATU sponsored camps must remain on the University campus at all times.  Campers may only leave campus with a staff member of the camp, a parent, or a legal guardian, as approved by the Camp Business Office.  This policy shall also apply to commuter campers until the last camp activity of the day has been completed.

Any act or threat, including profane or abusive language for the purpose of harassing or submitting any one on ATU property to pain, discomfort, or indignity is subject to disciplinary action and will not be tolerated.  This includes racial, ethnic, or sexual harassment, verbal or property abuse, and any conduct that endangers the health, safety, or well being of any band camp member or staff.  All students are expected to adhere to the rules, regulations, and policies of the camp.  Students who fail to comply will be sent home with no refund of fees.