Middle School Concert Band Camp

2022 Dates TBA

Designed for middle school students with an interest in music performance, Concert Band Camp will provide an intensive performance experience which will improve both individual and collaborative musical skills.

We will offer one concert band for sixth through eighth grade. Campers receive daily instruction including two full ensemble classes each day and musicianship classes. Camp tuition includes instruction, five lunches in a campus dining hall, a camp t-shirt and an instrumental mask (required). Our summer camp programs feature instruction by NC State faculty and experienced, award-winning public school music educators.

A limited number of spaces are available so please register early. Registration is open through June 1 or until all spaces are filled.

Need help registering? Visit the Reporter parent account guide for setup instructions.


$400 Day Camper | 8:30 a.m. drop off | pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. each day

Lunch, camp t-shirt and instrumental mask (required) included

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Wes Parker

Director of Jazz Studies, North Carolina State University

Matt Pellas

Director of Bands at F.J. Carnage Magnet Middle School

Sample Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m.


9:00-11:30 a.m.

Full ensemble rehearsal

11:30 a.m. – 12:45pm


1:00-2:00 p.m.

Theory and musicianship

2:00-4:30 p.m.

Full ensemble rehearsal

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Break, games, parent pick-up

Final rehearsal will be recorded and shared

What Should I Bring?

Things to think about when packing for camp:

Raleigh is typically hot during the month of June (avg. high 89*F).  All North Carolina State University buildings will have air conditioning for the duration of camp.

  • Face covering (required)
  • Hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes for walking around campus
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt for cool weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Water bottle
  • Pens/pencils and notebook
  • Backpack
  • Instrument and case marked with your name, address and school

*Due to the large number of camp participants, please make sure all of your belongings are marked with your name, address, and school.*

Registration has closed for Middle School Concert Band Camp

Need help registering? Visit the Reporter parent account guide for setup instructions.