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).

2022 Band Camp Schedule

Monday, August 15 - Monday, August 22, 2022

Saturday, August 13: (9:00 AM) Drumline and Color Guard check in

Sunday, August 14: (12:00 PM) All winds check in

Band Camp begins on Monday, August 15 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.)

Marching Roll-Step Shoes Order Form

Do you need roll-step black marching shoes for band this year? Click the button below to fill out the order form ASAP! This form will close at 5 PM on Friday, August 19th.

2022 GSMB Information Sheet

Our 2022 GSMB Info sheet is now available! Click the button below to read the info sheet.

Band Camp Meal Plan

If you are a NDSU student and want to eat on campus during band camp, please fill out the form linked at the first button below. This year's meal plan will start at breakfast on Monday, August 15th and will end on Friday, August 19th after dinner. The plan will cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the days included above. If you want to eat on campus prior to the meal plan starting, you can pay for meals individually at the entrance to the dining hall.

NOTE: Only NDSU students can sign up for this plan this year. If you are a Tri-College student and want to eat at the NDSU dining centers, you can pay by meal at the entrance to the dining hall.

Any questions about the meal plan can be directed to ndsu.dining@ndsu.edu.

For any questions regarding the dining centers themselves as well as general information, visit NDSU Dining's website linked at the second button below.

Residence Halls During Band Camp

If you are signed up to stay in a dorm or on-campus apartment during the 2022-23 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 Nate Thoms (nathanial.thoms@ndsu.edu) if you have any questions.