Middle School Music Camp

July 12 - 17, 2020

Band, Orchestra, Piano, and Choral campers entering grades 6-9 are invited to participate in the UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps! The camp starts on Sunday afternoon with orientation and auditions. Monday through Friday, all campers participate in rehearsals, master classes, sectionals, and "camper's choice" classes. Daily Class Hours are from 8:30 a.m - 3:40 p.m. Final concerts start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday of the camp week and are open to the public. Make new music and new friends at the UW-Green Bay Music Camps! Open for both commuter campers and housing campers. Join us as we celebrate our 55th summer!
College Vacation 2019

Commuter Camp Fee

  • 2020 Fee $365 (includes instruction, lunches and camp t-shirt)
  • Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Please pick up your camper by 3:40 p.m. with staff on site until 4:00 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

Resident Camp Fee

  • 2020 Fee $595 (includes instruction, room and board, camp t-shirt, counselor supervision and evening activity transportation)
  • It is recommended that campers bring $30-$40 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
  • Campers must be at least 12 years of age by September 1, 2020 to stay overnight as a resident camper.


Middle School Camp is available for campers entering grades 6-9 for band and piano; and grades 7-9 for orchestra and choir for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.


  • Placement auditions will be held for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Piano participants on Sunday afternoon.
  • There are no placement auditions for 6th & 7th graders in X-Band.

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Camp Fee Payment: Pay Camp Balance 
Times, Locations, All Camp Details: Middle School Music Camp or X-Band Camp
UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies
UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camps Map
UW-Green Bay Housing Policies Handbook: Housing Policies
*Our camp Health Forms are now electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

The experience

Campers just like you from all over Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Illiniois, and Minnesota are amazed at how much they learn in just one week of UW-Green Bay's Summer Music Camp. Whether you've just started playing your instrument or you've been playing or singing for a few years already, this camp will move you to a new level in your skills and love for music. You will start school this fall with honed skills that will impress your music teacher and enhance the quality of your performing group at school. Be part of an amazing tradition! Sign up for the UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camp today!


The camp week begins Sunday afternoon with placement auditions and an all-camp meeting. Daily sessions are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. A typical daily schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. Sectional
  • 9:35 a.m. Rehearsal
  • 10:40 a.m. Option Class
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:35 p.m. Rehearsal
  • 1:40 p.m. Comprehensive Musicianship Rehearsal
  • 2:45 p.m. Option Class

Final concert and recital

A final concert and recital will be held on Friday of camp week at 6:00 p.m. on campus.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Learn about 3rd and 7th hour options

Different Camp Options

Band Camp

The Middle School Band Camp features exciting music that will be fun and challenging. Campers will audition on Sunday afternoon for chair placement. Campers will participate in an array of classes that will develop their music abilities and prepare them for the final concert. These bands are for campers entering grades 8-9 in the fall (6-7 grades please see X-Band Camp).​

X-Band Camp
Campers entering grades 6-7 in the fall should register for our Middle School X-Band Camp. If a 7th grader has attended X-Band Camp in the past they are welcome to register for the Middle School Band Camp. If you believe your 6-7th grader is ready for Middle School Band Camp rather than X-Band Camp, they can audition with an e-mail sent from their music teacher to camps@uwgb.edu giving them a recommendation to do so. Please let us know if you have any questions.​

Why X-Band? We know of no other band camp in the region that caters to the needs of the young musician, and employs 'beginner-musician teaching' specialists who work with young musicians. Designed for the young musician entering 6th & 7th grades, X-Band will help you expand your musical abilities. With no audition required, you will have fun and fast paced rehearsals and classes that will challenge you; all with upbeat, super-experienced instructors. Get ready for the best band week ever!​

Orchestra Camp

Orchestra campers entering grades 7-9, will enjoy the array of music you will be playing throughout the camp day. Rehearsals, masterclasses and sectionals will prepare you for the final concert.

Choral Camp

Choir campers entering grades 7-9, will sing in the mixed choir and in the all-camp chorus. Learn from amazing UW-Green Bay faculty. Learn new skills, develop a new techniques. Get ready for some very cool, contemporary songs that you will be singing the rest of the summer!

Piano Camp

The Piano Camp program within the UW-Green Bay Music Camps is an immersive experience designed to inspire young musicians and help them reach a higher level in keyboard study. Classes focus on piano repertoire, music theory, and ensemble playing. Campers receive individual instruction from artist-faculty, and masterclasses and recitals provide ample performance opportunities. Piano campers join band, orchestra, and choir campers in 3rd and 7th hour electives. A Performance Recital will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

Camp Director

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins, on the UW-Green Bay faculty since 1988, was appointed Director of Bands in 1995. He served as Chair of the Music Program from 1998-2003. During that time led the department's NASM re-accreditation efforts, as well as the planning for a substantial remodeling of music facilities at UW-Green Bay. 

Professor Collins directs the UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and studio low brass. In the summer, he directs the UW-Green Bay Band, Choral and Orchestra Camps. In 1998, he founded the "UW-Green Bay State Bound Honor Band" for students who have received outstanding ratings for solo performances at WSMA and MSBOA district festivals. Professor Collins is a frequent guest conductor, speaker, clinician and adjudicator, and has conducted honor bands throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest, as well as middle and high school bands, youth orchestras, community bands, collegiate, and professional ensembles.

He holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Michigan (Low Brass/Trombone Performance/Music Education), a Master's degree University of Texas-Austin (Wind Conducting) and has done additional study in instrumental conducting at the University of Colorado, Boulder.