Summer Music Camp (Band, Color Guard, Drum Major, Percussion)

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June 5-10, 2022

Students can choose from focused tracks of High School Band, Junior High Band, Jazz Improv, Color Guard, Drum Major and Marching Percussion.

Join dozens of fellow musicians in grades 7 to 12 from across the United States at the music camp that has served as a model for similar programs nationwide: the Southern Illinois University Summer Music Camp. Refine your musical skills during daily rehearsals, master classes and concerts. 

Our dedicated counseling staff is hand-selected from outstanding future music educators at SIU, as well as practicing public school music teachers.

Counselors supervise all student activities during and after the rehearsal/class day, including supervision in the dormitories. They are available throughout the duration of the camp, and can assist with any special student needs.

The 2022 session begins June 5, so apply today!

Cancellation Policy

ALL requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, less a $15 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel at least 7 business days prior to the camp. Any time after that date, refunds (less the $15 fee) will be issued for medical reasons only and must have a signed statement from your physician.

If a medical cancellation request is not received by the last day of instruction, a refund will not be issued. Refunds are not given to campers who voluntarily leave camp or who are sent home for disciplinary reasons.

Program Requirement

A Medical Release Form (PDF) must be submitted to Conference and Scheduling Services prior to camp in order for your child to attend.


Contact Jackie Welch at 618-536-7751 or

COVID Protocol

SIU is committed to protecting the community, so current campus and state pandemic safety protocols will be followed. The wearing of face coverings are currently not required in most settings but we welcome those who choose or have to wear one. Face masks are only required where regulated by government entities such health care settings. For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus and university guidelines, view our coronavirus website