History of Band Camp

Band Camp is a vital time for all of the members of the Gold Star Marching Band to get our season started on the right foot. During the week before the start of classes, we will cover a variety of topics pertinent to marching band. These topics include marching fundamentals, our school songs, the tunes of the first field show, the most common songs we play, respect, friendship, and building the best band we possibly can be. Do not worry if you don't have previous marching experience, we will get everyone on the same page for a successful season! We will have a variety of guests during band camp and throughout the year. Those guests include Craig Thiltgen (color guard), Ward Miller (Sound, Breathing, Music) and Brent Turner (Drum Majors, Marching Fundamentals).

2024 Band Camp Schedule

Monday, August 19 - Monday, August 24, 2024

  • Friday, August 16th : Drumline, Frontline and Color Guard check in from 12:00-3:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 17th : (8:00-4:00 PM) Drumline auditions, Drumline placements and colorguard camp (nightly activity for CG, DL, and Leadership)
  • Sunday, August 18th : (12:00-5:00 PM) All winds check in (arrive early, move into your housing, get dinner with your family, and report back at 7:00pm at a TBA location)

Band Camp begins on Monday, August 19th at 8:00 AM and goes until Saturday, August 24th at 5:00PM.

Typical Band Camp Day Schedule:

8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Rehearsal

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM-5:00 PM: Indoor and Outdoor Rehearsal

Evening activities TBA (section nights, outdoor and indoor games and activities, free times, etc.)

2024 Drumline Audition Materials

2024 GSMB Information Sheet and Registration Form (only fill out if you are registered in Campus Connection)

Band Camp Meal Plan

The Fall 2024 band camp meal plan will run from Monday, August 19th breakfast through Friday, August 23rd dinner.

Charges will be posted to your NDSU Campus Connection account. Submitting this Questionnaire states you agree to this charge.

Residence Halls During Band Camp

If you are signed up to stay in a dorm or on-campus apartment during the 2024-25 school year at NDSU, you will be allowed to move into your dorm early for Band Camp. You do not need to submit anything to us or Residence Life, they already have this information. More information will be shared about this as we receive it.

If you are a Tri-College student and will be living on campus, you will need to contact your school's housing department to confirm that you will be allowed to move in early for Band Camp.

NDSU Registration Tutorial

For all NDSU incoming students that may not know how to register for MUSC 111 through Campus Connection, please view this PDF tutorial at the button below. A video walkthrough is also available below.

In order to view the video tutorial linked below, you need to login to Google Drive with your NDSU account. You should be able to login with the same credentials as your email.

Please contact Emily Wehri (emily.f.wehri@ndsu.edu) if you have any questions.