Band Camp at lake murray resort

The best week of the entire summer!

 Join us as we experience Lake Murray as we never have before – in the All New Lodge!  Our rehearsal spaces and lodge rooms are amazing and state of the art! We are excited to work in these great facilities.   

    Band Camp is a great opportunity for young musicians to spend a week practicing and learning new music, participating in specialized master classes on each instrument, and studying basic and advanced music theory and history. Students can even learn a second instrument!  In addition to the musical opportunities at band camp, campers also participate in a wide range of recreational activities from swimming in beautiful Lake Murray, to horseback riding, frisbee-golf, fishing, paddle-boats, lake cruises to Tucker Tower, and more.  At the end of the week, all the bands perform for their parents, friends, and the local community.  All this is just the beginning; look around this site for more information about this summers Band Camp at Lake Murray!

daily schedule

Every day at Band Camp is a chance to study music and take advantage of the recreational activities at camp.  This is just a small sample of what you can do this summer at Band Camp!

Morning

Breakfast Buffet

Concert Band Rehearsal

Theory & Rhythm Class

Instrument Master Class

New Instrument Class

Lunch Buffet

Afternoon/Evening

Elective/Rec. Period 1

Elective/Rec. Period 2

Dinner Buffet

All Camp Meeting

All Camp Activity

Alumni Band Rehearsal

What Is Band Camp


Band Camp is a great opportunity for young musicians to spend a week practicing and learning new music, participating in specialized master classes on each instrument, and studying basic and advanced music theory and history. Students can even learn a second instrument!  In addition to the musical opportunities at band camp, campers also participate in a wide range of recreational activities from swimming in beautiful, clear Lake Murray, riding horses, frisbee-golf, to fishing, riding a paddle-boat, taking a boat cruise to Tucker Tower, and more. 

Join the campers as they show off the product of their hard work all week long at a Camp Finale Concert on Friday, June 22 at 9:00 AM at Lake Murray Lodge.  As a courtesy to all performers, all campers should remain until the completion of this concert.  Parents should pick their children up at the conclusion of this concert. 

Band Camp staff


Jerry Bishop: Camp Director, Drum Set, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Music Theory, Master Classes

Tom Faver: Brass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Concert Band, Master Classes

Ken Utz: Camp Manager, Brass, Concert Band, Garage Band, Music Theory, Master Classes

Katrina de la Vega: Woodwinds, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Concert Band, Master Classes

Myles Tate: Keyboard, Brass, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Master Classes

Chris Cullen: Brass, Concert Band, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Master Classes

Josh Chiuminatto: Woodwinds, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation, Master Classes

Shelby Denton: Woodwinds, Concert Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Music Theory, Master Classes

Christian Dorn: Drum Set, Drum Line, Mallet Percussion, Concert Band, Master Classes

Pete Jodal: Brass, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Small Groups, Master Classes