GSMB Band Camp

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).

This year we plan on returning to full marching, including our pregame show as well as our halftime shows.

2021 Band Camp Schedule

Monday, August 16 - Monday, August 23, 2021

Saturday, August 14: (9:00 AM) Drumline and Color Guard check in

Sunday, August 15: (12:00 PM) All winds check in

Band Camp begins on Monday, August 16 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: Rehearsal

After 5:00 PM: Evening activities TBA (section nights, outdoor and indoor games and activities, free time, etc.)

2021 GSMB Information Sheet

The general information sheet that covers all things marching band for this season is available at the button below. It is recommended that ALL members both returning and new review this document.

Band Camp Residence Form

All band members do not need to fill out any residence form anymore since Residence Life has the full band roster.

Tri-college students need to contact their housing offices (Concordia, MSUM, etc.) to confirm their band camp early move in.

Band Camp Meal Plan

Registration for the Band Camp meal plan is now closed. If you did not register for the meal plan before the form closed, you still may register for it on the morning of Monday, August 16 at West Dining Center. Band members can also pay per meal at the dining center.

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 Nate Thoms ( if you have any questions.