The Concert Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium offers a week-long, immersive instrumental camp experience for students who want to perform wind band music at a higher level. Get energized, improve, learn new skills, develop leadership, and interact with renowned teachers, exciting artists, and fellow campers from across the country. Designed specifically for the high school concert band student, you will have the opportunity to grow as both a musician and individual.

This experience will be positively life-changing!

  • Highly professional staff of guest conductors and artists-in-residence.
  • Ensemble rehearsals, small sectionals, and featured sessions all conducted in Ball State University state-of-the-art music facilities.
  • Student musicians are carefully placed according to their abilities and background.
  • Challenging curriculum for ALL ability levels.
  • Master classes for all instruments.
  • Impeccable teacher to student ratio!
  • Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for musical growth.
  • Unique to the Music for All Summer Symposium, students experience evening concerts and events, offering a variety of musical and performance genres featuring world-class acts every single night!


Packing List/Final Performance Attire

Packing List

All students, regardless of division, should
bring the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for walking around campus
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather (jacket, poncho, or umbrella)
  • Personal toiletries (bath soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths. Sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blanket are provided by Ball State Housing
  • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, and SUNSCREEN
  • Backpack, a spiral notebook, and pens/pencils

Optional: money or debit card for incidental purchases such
as souvenirs, snacks, etc. $50-$80 recommended.

In addition to these items, concert band students must also bring:

  • Your instrument and fold-up music stand marked with your name, address, and school.
  • Any necessary supplies or accessories, such as reeds, neck straps, valve oil, etc. Muncie Music Center will be on campus during the week to sell reeds, oil, etc. should you need to purchase supplies.
  • Comfortable attire (shorts, jeans, and shirts): please note that you will be in air conditioning for the majority of your day

Final Performance Attire


  • Long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks
  • White blouse
  • Black socks
  • Black, closed toe shoes


  • Black pants
  • White dress shirt
  • Dark colored tie
  • Black socks
  • Black shoes

Join Us!

for the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium

June 27-July 2, 2022

Leadership Weekend: June 25-26

Ball State University

Instrumental Merit Scholarships

Instrumental Merit scholarships for members of honor ensembles are now available for eligible students enrolling in the Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, or Concert Percussion divisions of the Summer Symposium.

National Honor Ensemble Instrumental Scholarship – $200
All-State Instrumental Scholarship – $150
All-City/District Instrumental Scholarship – $75

See more details on Instrumental Scholarships

Concert Band Faculty

Dr. Thomas Caneva

Division Head
Ball State University

Gary Green

Director of Bands
Frost School of Music

William Talley

Director of Bands
Ohio University

Ryan George


What are students saying about Concert Band at America’s Camp?

Doing what you love and learning everything you possibly can all at the same time was awesome

After attending the Symposium my director could really see an improvement on my technique

I personally couldn’t believe how much I improved in the 4 1/2 days I was there

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