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).
2023 Band Camp Schedule
Monday, August 14 - Monday, August 21, 2023
Friday, August 11: Drumline and Color Guard check in from 12:00-3:00 PM
Saturday, August 12th: (8:00-4:00 PM) Drumline auditions and placements and colorguard camp
Sunday, August 13: (12:00-5:00 PM) All winds check in
Band Camp begins on Monday, August 14 at 8:00 AM
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.)
2023 Drumline Audition Materials
Marching Roll-Step Shoes Order Form
Ordering through this form will ensure you get your shoes prior to our first performance needing these shoes. We receive the orders in bulk and distribute them at rehearsal.
Band Camp Meal Plan
The Fall 2023 band camp meal plan will run from Monday, August 14th through Friday, August 18th 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 2023-24 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.