Summer Band Camp @ ECU School of Music
SCHOOL OF MUSIC MAIN OFFICE: (252) 328-6851 or email Dr. Jarrod Williams.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Please plan to arrive at Ballard Hall between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone must audition between 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon immediately after they register and are assigned a room. Auditions are held in the A.J. Fletcher Music Center.
ALL INDIVIDUAL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE DAY YOU REGISTER. BE PREPARED TO PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT AFTER YOU REGISTER. ALL AUDITIONS MUST BE ON REGISTRATION DAY. LATE AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
BAND PLACEMENT AUDITIONS: Bring instrument and all music you have used for private study. The chromatic scale (practical range) and scales (keys through 2 sharps and 2 flats) will be required. Bring a prepared piece for your audition. It should not exceed two minutes and should be representative of your ability. Jazz track students will audition in a “informal” jam session.
PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPLETED MEDICAL AND LIABILITY RELEASE FORM.
FINANCES: BE SURE to pay the remainder of your camp fee and private lesson fee (if desired) prior to June 12. Breakfast will be provided in Ballard Hall, lunch and dinner will be provided in West End Dining Hall. No student should carry any great amount of money during camp.
Registration/check-in will be held in the dorm on Sunday. Be sure to bring your SIGNED MEDICAL AND LIABILITY RELEASE FORM.
FINAL DAY: Plan to leave after the final concert on Friday afternoon. The jazz track concert will begin at 2 p.m. and end approximately 3:30 p.m. The color guard exhibition will begin at 2 p.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. The concert band concert will begin at 4 p.m. and end approximately at 6 p.m. Arrangements should be made to leave after the concerts.
Be sure to schedule family activities to allow students to remain for the entire camp. Early departure creates hardships for the musical organizations and a feeling of lack of completion for the student, as a main focus of the camp is the final concert.
The camp is not responsible for items left after the camp session.
What to Bring
BEDDING: Pillow, pillow cases, single (twin XL) sheets, light-weight blanket, pajamas.
TOILET ACCESSORIES: Towels, wash clothes, toothbrush and paste, comb, deodorant.
CLOTHING: Raincoat, umbrella, sweater or jacket, bathing suit, COMFORTABLE shoes, coat hangers.
BOYS: Summer casual dress. Khaki shorts or pants with band camp T-shirt for concert.
GIRLS: Summer casual dress. Khaki shorts or pants with band camp T-shirt for concert.
LOCK: Each student should bring a lock for use on a locker in the Music Building for the storage of his/her instrument and a key chain for his/her key. Parents may wish to check their homeowner’s policy to make sure that musical instruments are covered in this insurance. Instrumental repair service will be available to campers at a reasonable charge.
REMEMBER . . .PLEASE DO NOT BRING SKATEBOARDS OR OTHER LARGE NON-PORTABLE EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES. THESE ARE PROHIBITED.
Parents and Students: Please Notice
Students will not be permitted to ride in cars while at camp. Students driving themselves to camp will turn in their keys to their dorm counselor for the duration of camp. Keys will be returned on Friday at checkout.
The use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and/or vaping is strictly forbidden. Additionally, while students are encouraged to have a cell phone in order to stay in communication with camp counselors as well as family, any inappropriate texting or online bullying will not be tolerated. A VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION FROM THIS CAMP.
The Colorguard Track will meet at the same time as the Concert Band/Jazz Band tracks, and will rehearse on the Marching Pirates’ field as well as in Christenbury Memorial Gym. Students will participate in the same afternoon and evening activities as the rest of the camp and their track will culminate with a performance at the Wright Fountain (in front of Wright Auditorium) Friday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. This track will provide a safe and non-competitive environment, in which students will be able to grow, learn, and develop skills on movement, flag, and rifle.
The Colorguard track will be taught by Lynda Kachman, Director of the Marching Pirates’ Colorguard at East Carolina University. Mrs. Kachman is now in her 23rd year of color guard activities, having been a member of the Tarheel Sun Drum & Bugle Corps, Carolina Visual Productions Winter Guard, and Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. She has served as an instructor of marching band and winter guard programs at Scotland, Holly Springs, Cape Fear, Clinton, and Midway High Schools, and led Carolina Visual Productions to two WGI Finals in 2018 and 2022. She was also recently inducted into the Hall of Honor with Atlantic Indoor Association for her commitment and passion in teaching young adults.
Mrs. Kachman will be joined by Lindsey Anderson, senior guard member, who has spent four years with the Marching Pirates Colorguard.
More information on what to bring for this specific track will be provided as we get closer to the start of camp.