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Central Illinois Summer Band Camp 2019

The Central Illinois Summer Band Camp, now in its 15th year, is designed to attract the young musical talent in the Central Illinois area.  Like many camps, we want to give students the opportunity to benefit from sectional rehearsals and performance in a concert band.  What makes this camp unique is that we also teach listening skills, use a number of musical transcriptions, and teach useful basic history and theory skills.  In effect, this camp influences everything “from playing to listening,” as represented by our camp theme. Our mission is to inspire the students and their families to be involved with music throughout their lifetimes.


Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2019


Bradley University Dingeldine Music Center and Constance Hall.


The Central Illinois Summer Band Camp is open to students currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who attend schools in Central Illinois.  No audition is required.  Rather, admission is based upon the students' musical accomplishments and their band director's recommendation.

A rolling admission process allows for "first come, first served" review of applicants while also considering the availability of seats and the balance of instrumentation.


Students should bring their own instruments, in excellent playing condition, as well as a folding music stand.  Percussion players should bring their own sticks and mallets, but large percussion instruments will be provided by the camp.  Students who play a large school-owned instrument will need to make arrangements with their school band director to secure an instrument for camp.


$250, includes $25 deposit (required with application) plus $225 registration fee

Applicants not accepted into the camp will be refunded their $25 deposit.

The deadline to pay is June 2, 2019.


A limited number of $75 scholarships are available to students with financial need.  Scholarship details will be provided upon acceptance.

Cancellation Policy

All cancelled registrations forfeit the $25 deposit. 

Written cancellations received by May 24, 2019 forfeit their deposit but receive a refund of any paid balance to date. 

No refunds will be issued after May 24, 2019.


View the Central Illinois Summer Band Camp brochure