The Marching Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium offers students inspiring experiences! This program is ideal for section leaders, with staff from some of the best high schools in America teaching innovative, current, and relevant information on music and marching fundamentals. The curriculum is challenging for all levels. The marching band division teaches more than just marching and music. Students learn the basic principals of dance and body movement. They learn how to communicate with section-mates, and how to read drill charts and clean drill. We are laser-focused on fundamentals and development of the individual, both musically and visually. Students learn skills that are applicable to all band programs and we encourage them to take these skills back to their own bands to grow in a positive direction.

Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps

Music for All is pleased, to welcome Carolina Crown, corps-in-residence, to the 2020 Summer Symposium. Marching Band students will work with Carolina Crown teaching staff, rehearse with the Corps, and perform on the field for a combined presentation at the DCI Central Indiana drum corps show Friday night. Students will go “Inside the Circle” with Carolina Crown and experience the world class champions in a way that few are allowed. This will all truly be an incredible, life-changing experience!

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, marching band students must also bring:

  • Lace-up athletic shoes (two pairs recommended) with proper arch support for all sessions, NO SANDALS ALLOWED
  • Your marching instrument and fold-up music stand marked with your name, address, and school. A music stand is required of ALL marching band members.
  • 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.
  • Khaki shorts for DCI Show Performance and Final Performance

Final Performance Attire

  • Khaki shorts
  • Athletic shoes
  • White Fred J. Miller T-shirt (provided) for both the performance with Carolina Crown on Friday night and the final performance on Saturday.
  • Hats, sunglasses, or jewelry may NOT be worn for these performances.

Join Us!

for the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium

June 27-July 2, 2022

Leadership Weekend: June 25-26

Ball State University

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

Unforgettable opportunity to perform with Carolina Crown!

Everything you do to make this camp fun, exciting, and safe is amazing!

I’ve already recommended this camp to many other people and cant wait to be back next year.

Parent/Booster Institute

Music for All’s parent/booster training and advocacy programs and resources are key elements in Music for All’s vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has the opportunity and access to participate in music making in his or her scholastic environment.

What Should Your Child Bring?

June weather in Indiana is often unpredictable. Historical averages for this area range from 60°F-90°F and often include high humidity. Please keep that in mind when packing for camp.

Staying in Touch with your Student

The Music for All Headquarters staff is unable to receive and deliver messages to students by phone, unless an emergency requires immediately delivery. If you wish to speak with your child during the week, plan your calling schedule before your child leaves home.

Supervision and Health Info

Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. While at camp, your child is required to attend all classes, meals, concerts, and nightly floor meetings, where attendance is taken.

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