Camps and Conferences

High School Band Camp

We help campers strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge and emphasize ensemble and personal performance improvement. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge on their specific instrument, the expressive qualities of music, and ways to broaden or focus their interest in music. We also create a positive environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends. This camp is available to musicians entering grades 9-12 in the Fall.

Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2023

Limited to the first 225 resident and 30 commuter registrants. Check in is scheduled tentatively for 12:00 pm. Residence is scheduled tentatively for Arey Hall (male) & Fricker Hall (female). Camp information packet will have confirmed check-in and residence information.


Register Online

Click Here To Register | Opens January 2, 2022

Registrations accepted online Thursday, July 06, 2023.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration. Please have information prior to registering:

  • Participant details: First & last name, country, address, city, state, postal code, county, email, age at time of event, birth date, phone, gender identity, race, ethnicity, school, group/team, current grade, how did you hear about this event, years of experience, health insurance carrier, insurance policy number, will the registrant be taking any medication while attending, I understand if taking meds I will complete the medication request using the link provided in the camp information packet, does the registrant have any conditions, other health issues/additional information, medication allergies (list), non-medication, dietary or other allergies (list), do any of the registrant's allergies require an inhaler or EPIPEN injection, describe any limitations or restrictions, I agree to the terms and conditions, I understand the refund/cancelation policy, I understand the deposit is non-refundable, minor arriving to campus via, I have reviewed the event Code of Conduct with my camper, I agree to the code of conduct, accommodations/comments, Roommate request, and residence hall gender preference, and dietary preferences
  • Custodial guardian details (max 2, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Emergency/Authorized pick-up contacts (max 5, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Event specific: Instrument, elective class choice, and merchandise size

Arriving to Campus: Authorized driver picking up and dropping off, minor driving themselves to camp, minor walking/biking to camp

Dietary Preferences: Gluten intolerance or sensitivity, vegetarianism, veganism, lactose intolerance, diary-free, diabetes, low carb, kosher, keto, egg food allergy, fish and shellfish food allergy, nut food allergy, soy food allergy, wheat food allergy, other

Relationship to Participant: Mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling, other relative, friend, step-parent, custodial guardian, family friend, spouse, partner

Merchandise T-Shirt Size: Adult - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Bass, Bassoon, Clarinet, Cornet/Trumpet, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Tuba, Trombone

Elective Class: Yoga for Musicians, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Composition/Arranging, Hand Drumming, Sound Engineering/Basics of Using a Sound Systems, Conducting

We do NOT accept walk-up registrations at event check-in. 


Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp. This information will include medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu.

Available Three Weeks Prior To Event

Cost Information

Fees

  • Resident Camper (Overnight) - $495
  • Commuter Camper - $425

Fee includes: The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt, and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt, and insurance.  

Meals will be served in a university dining center. There will be a welcoming picnic on Sunday evening and a final banquet on Thursday evening.

T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Payment Plans: The final step in the registration process will give you two Payment Plan options.

  • I prefer to pay the whole amount of the order
  • Select Payment Plan (pay deposit only)

Selecting a payment plan will require only a $100 non-refundable deposit. Deposits are deducted from the total event fee. For more details on when final payments are due click here.

Resident Camper
Resident campers are campers who will be staying overnight in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests are to be made at the time of registration and cannot be guaranteed. Requests must be made by both participants to be honored. Room assignment requests will not be shared until time of check-in. Continuing Education Services works to match roommates based on age and school/community. Every effort is made to ensure that campers are not housed alone. However, "no-shows" and uneven numbers do occur from time to time. Requests for single rooms will not be honored. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

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Commuter Camper
Commuter campers are campers who will drive back and forth to camp and will not stay overnight. They can arrive at the designated check-in time and location indicated in the Camp Information Packet. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Only lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

Cancellations and payments: All registrant accounts must be paid in full 21 days prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services  at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

Refunds: All summer camp events require a minimum of a $100 non-refundable deposit.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event to receive a refund, less the deposit. Most cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee. See summer camp event website for specific policy. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the camp has started. 

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer. 

We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded or contact cesevents@uww.edu for alternate arrangements.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice. Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during checkout to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Group Discount: Receive $20 off each registration when eight (8) or more register to attend this event from the same school. Make sure to check "Group Discount" in the registration if you believe you qualify. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charged $20 if less than eight (8) do not attend this event from your school.

Arrival Information

Check in and Orientation
Resident and commuter campers must use the drive thru check in for housing assignments/keys and to drop off medications at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to the residence halls to visit with staff members and ask any last-minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time
If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before checkout time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Accommodations/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Information Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking
Parking details will be available in the Camp Information Packet. Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit. Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine. More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants. Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Additional Camp Information

Auditions

We do not place campers in “chairs." You will be asked to play the provided music, a scale, and something you’ve prepared during these auditions. Our “auditions” are designed to place the camper in the band that will provide them the best possible experience. Audition music will be available in pre-camp information.

The prepared piece can be a solo, etude, or piece of band music you've played. You will be asked to play a chromatic scale as well as the camp supplied audition material. Any student wishing to be considered for participation on the Honors Recital will need to complete a second audition. The Honors Recital auditions will be conducted separately from the band placement auditions also on Sunday. Any student who wishes to be in the Jazz Ensemble should bring some piece in the appropriate style which shows their ability in this area. The Jazz Ensemble auditions will be conducted separately from the band placement auditions also on Sunday.

Instruments

You are expected to furnish your own instrument(s) and have it in good working order. In addition, you should come with an ample supply of reeds, valve oil, drum sticks, etc. as there are no facilities at which to purchase these items. Students who wear braces are advised to come prepared with an ample amount of wax or other mouth protection for the duration of the week. Electronic instruments will be provided as well as percussion instruments; however, percussionists must bring their own sticks and mallets. Instruments will be secured at the Center of the Arts in a locker or locked room (lockers are assigned on Sunday).

During the course of the week there is some variation to our camp’s routine. We try to create a balance of music and other activities. There is so much more to camp than music!

Elective Class Selection

  • Yoga for Musicians
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Hand Drumming
  • Sound Engineering/Basics of Using a Sound System
  • Conducting

Honors Recital

A number of outstanding solo and ensemble performances from the camp will be invited to perform in the Honors Recital on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Recital Hall. Students who received an “I” at the Solo & Ensemble Festival are especially encouraged to perform at this program. A separate audition on Sunday will select performers. Bring the solo and accompaniment music to camp. We will provide an accompanist. Students from the same school are encouraged to audition duets or small ensembles as well.

Awards

The Warhawk Band Camp will be awarding a number of scholarships to next year's camp. These awards will be voted on by the Warhawk Band Camp Staff and announced at the Final Concert. Winners will receive a promo code to use when registering for next years camp.

Event Schedule

Check-in and out times, along with locations and a confirmed daily schedule, will be available in the camp information packet approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. Contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu with any questions.

Meet the Staff

Glenn Hayes

Dr. Glenn C. Hayes
Camp Director and Conductor

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