Band Camp (GRADES 6 - 12)

JUNE 19 - 23

Camp Description

The Arts+ Band Camp has been a staple in the Charlotte region for over two decades. Students will perform alongside and under the direction of the finest conductors and instructors from across Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Enjoy a week of bands, combos, improvisation, games, and master classes. The week will finish with a free concert on Friday afternoon, open to the public and featuring special guest performers and our solo competition winner.


  • Green Band (8th-12th grade)
  • Blue Band (6th-8th grade)
  • Band 101 (6th-8th grade) - Learn a New Instrument - No experience required! (Sign up here.)

Throughout the week, there will be small group electives on various topics, including jazz band, chamber music, improvisation, master classes, theory, and solo work. Students will be able to tailor their camp experience to their areas of interest and get the most out of this week of musical exploration.


For more information and to register, go to the Band 101 Camp page.

New to the Arts+ summer lineup, Band 101 is designed for middle school students who are interested in joining a band! No experience is required. This camp is perfect for students who have never been in a band before, or who have some band experience but want to change instruments.

Available instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and beginning Percussion.

Click here for more information on Band 101 and to register today.

Green and Blue Bands: Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument and be able to read music for their instrument.

Campers will perform the music they have learned this week in a special concert on Friday. The performance will be at 4:00 p.m., and camp will be dismissed at the concert's conclusion. Students will wear their camp T-shirts for the concert. Additional information will be sent out the week of camp.

Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition will be given to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), Youth Orchestras of Charlotte (YOC), Union Symphony Youth Orchestra (USYO), All-State Band, All-District Band, All-District Jazz Band, and All-County Band and Orchestra. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at to process a merit award.

We award full-tuition scholarships, based on audition: the Bill Williams Memorial Scholarship and the Tosco Music Scholarship (either Orchestra or Band Camp). Advanced students who have registered may audition in June. Both scholarships are for the full camp tuition. The Bill Williams Memorial Scholarship winner will also have the honor of performing one movement of a concerto or a solo piece at the final camp concert. Please email Ashleigh Cook, Band Camp Director, at if you are interested in auditioning, in order to schedule an audition in June. The winner will have their tuition waived upon selection by the audition committee.

Limited financial aid is available to qualifying families, processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please follow this link for additional information on how to apply.

Ashleigh Cook


Band Camp

Calendar Camps
Instructor Ashleigh Cook
Age Groups Rising 6th-12th graders
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $325 + $25 registration fee
Duration 7h 30m
Start Date Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Repeats? Repeats Daily, starting from Jun 19, 2023, until Jun 23, 2023
Upcoming Dates
(next 9 months)
  • Mon, Jun 19, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 20, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 21, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 22, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Jun 23, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Registration Click here to register.
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Notes Refund Policy - Full refund (minus registration fee) if cancelled by 11:59 pm Sunday one week prior to the start of camp. 50% refund (minus registration fee) offered in the 7 days before the start of camp.
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