We help campers enjoy and strengthen a solid base of musical knowledge. Additional attention is given to the acquisition of knowledge of their specific instrument as we broaden their definition of “music”. We create a positive, safe and fun learning environment that assists the camper in meeting and making friends. Our philosophy is designed to nurture the camper as a whole person with a focus on fun. This camp is available to musicians entering grades 6-8 in Fall.
Limited to the first 200 resident and 20 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.
Registrations accepted online until Thursday, July 13, 2023.
Waitlist available once the camp reaches capacity
This event sells out quickly. Once this event is sold out you may choose to register to be placed on a waitlist. There is no charge to be on a waitlist. If a spot becomes available and you are next on the waitlist, you will receive an email notification from us. You will have three days (or less, indicated in the email) to respond before we remove you from the list and go to the next person waiting. It is very important that you receive the waitlist email confirmation so you don't miss out on being able to accept open spots.
Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration. Please have information prior to registering:
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
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.
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Before attending camp, it is important to review the information provided below, which will be available approximately three weeks prior to the start of camp. This information will include:
If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at email@example.com .
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, July 2, 2023.
We will be collecting $5 from campers for the Thursday night pizza party/dance.
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.
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 the event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without a refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee. 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 the 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-shows after the camp has started.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to email@example.com; provide the registrant’s name, camp title, and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to the name and address of the payer.
We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for alternate arrangements.
For participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event, please follow these steps to redeem your sponsorship:
Please note that 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 the requested discount at the start of the event.
If a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account, a processing fee will be assessed.
If you have received an award or scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes, please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email email@example.com before registering to avoid overpayment fees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before registering to avoid overpayment fees.
Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
If you would like to sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees, you can request a promo code to give to your chosen registrant. For more details, please click here.
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.
Dr. Glenn C. Hayes
Camp Director and Conductor
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the 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 of media for any purpose.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Located next Greenhill Center of the Arts, the Young Auditorium is an award-winning facility designed especially for multi-purpose use. The unique design of the Young Auditorium features a seating capacity of 1300; however it can also achieve the feeling of warmth and intimacy of a much smaller space for 200-300.