Camp is a terrific experience and our young musicians learn so much! But, if they are put into a situation beyond their musical abilities, it can be overwhelming. Because we want camp to be a good experience for everyone, we have the following guidelines:



Camp is open to those who will be 9 years old by the start of camp and includes members of the graduating class of 2024. The maximum age is 18.


Novice Musicians

We are excited to announce an expansion of our campership program! Recognizing the enthusiasm and potential of aspiring musicians, we are now extending a warm welcome to novices. Novices are members of a fife and drum corps who are new to their instrument and may not have had the opportunity to fully learn their Corps music or participate in a complete season. Novice campers will get instruction on their instrument during the camp and will learn to march with the inaugural Jr. Fife and Drum Camp color guard.


Musical Requirements

  • Camp musicians must be playing, contributing members of their corps and not members of the color guard who are learning and trying to master their corps instruments.
  • Camp musicians must have marched in the line in their corps for a marching season playing the instrument they will be playing at camp. (If you have any questions about this, please ask.)
  • Camp musicians must be able to play their corps’s street music (or basic corps music) proficiently.
  • Camp musicians must be able to play the general audition music (not the ensemble audition music) without considerable help and without a considerable
    amount of learning.
  • For those who do not yet meet the requirements above, we welcome you to attend camp as a Novice. We will provide lessons for new musicians during the camp, and Novices will learn to march and rehearse as the Jr. Fife and Drum Camp color guard


Have Questions?

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