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Concert Band
Concert Band

50th Annual Pioneer
Summer Band Camp

Concert Bands and Jazz Ensemble

Learn from outstanding music
faculty and perform with other
gifted young musicians


Seating in ensembles is based on audition.
Three Concert Bands - for all woodwind, brass, and percussion students
Jazz Ensemble – optional, based on audition


Optional 30-minute lessons with camp faculty are available for $20 per half hour, paid to teacher at registration.

Camp Rules

  1. It is understood that some applicants may not be accepted because of musical and instructional balance of organizations, and availability of housing and instructional space. Applications will be accepted through June 28, 2016.
  2. Campers are expected to attend every scheduled class or activity, including the final camp concert, except for illness or valid circumstance. In the event of early departure, no refund will be made. Cancellations must be received by June 28, 2016.
  3. Campers may not have any motorized transportation vehicle for operation during camp session. No two-way communication devices are to be used by campers. Campers are responsible for keys and keeping residence hall room doors locked. Parents are responsible for loss, property damage, induced accident or injury and cost of mischievous use of fire alarms or safety alarms. Smoking by campers is prohibited.
  4. The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any student during the session for improper dress, conduct, language or attitude which, in the judgement of the administrative or counseling staff, is deemed detrimental to the other students or normal operation of the camp.
  5. The camp reserves the right to audition and place applicants according to their musical ability.

The Staff

The instrumental staff is comprised of UW-Platteville faculty and experienced teachers who are chosen for their expertise in their field. Students will gain knowledge to improve their tone, technique, and musicianship.


Resident campers will be housed on campus in the residence halls throughout the week. Students may request a roommate on the application form. If no request is made, students will be assigned a roommate of the same grade level. Hall assignments are made with grade level consideration. Rooms are furnished with a small refrigerator. Bed linens and towels are NOT furnished. A staff/counselor will reside in each hall. They will supervise the students while they are on campus.

All resident campers will be provided a full meal plan of three meals a day starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with lunch on Saturday. Commuters may choose to bring their own lunch or purchase a commuter meal plan. The commuter meal plan includes lunch Monday through Friday.

Registeration Information

If you are entering grades seven through 12, or will be a graduating senior this fall, you may apply. You must have signatures from a band teacher and parent/ guardian to be considered.


All Summer Band Camp participants must print and complete the health and consent form and mail the form to the Office of Continuing Education at the address listed on the form.

If you do not want to register online, you can download and print the brochure, complete the registration form on the brochure, and mail the registration form to the Office of Continuing Education listed on the brochure.


All Summer Band Camp events take place at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Your chair placement and theory placement test will also take place during this time.
Residents will receive residence hall assignments beginning at noon.

Map to Doudna Hall with directions | Map to Center for the Arts with directions

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