Band Camp – Concert and Jazz

Join middle and high school student musicians from around the area for a week of concert and jazz bands!

Camp Description

Students may choose their "concentration" of either concert band or jazz band or choose to do both. If a student chooses both, their day will be split between the two concentrations. Students will perform alongside and under the direction of well-respected conductors and other top-notch instructors from Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Enjoy a week of bands, combos, improvisation, theory 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. Whether you are interested in concert band or jazz band (or both!), this camp is for YOU!


  • Concert Band
    • Beginner and Advanced Band
    • Master Class
    • Woodwind Ensemble
    • Brass Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
    • Beginner and Advanced Jazz Band
    • Theory and Improvisation Class
    • Combos and Solos 

Camp Requirements

  • Students MUST be able to read music on their instrument

Merit Awards

Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition will be given to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, Union Youth Symphony, 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 704.887.0291 to process a merit award.

Solo Competition Scholarships

Advanced students who have registered may audition (in early June) for a full-tuition scholarship to camp. The solo competition scholarship winner will perform one movement of a concerto or a solo piece with the Concert Band at the final camp concert in July. Please email Camp Director Alan Kaufman to schedule an audition in June. The winner will have their registration fee refunded upon selection of the audition committee.

Tosco Music Scholarship

Tosco Music is partnering with Arts+ to offer a full scholarship for an outstanding student based on the Solo Competition auditions held in early June. Please contact the Band Camp Director for more information.


Band Camp - Concert and Jazz


2018 summer camps are generously sponsored by the following:

  • Moore & Van Allen
  • Savills Studley
  • Poyner Spruill
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Robinson Bradshow
  • C Design
  • The Horne Company Partners
  • Gensler
  • Performance Fire
  • Superior Stone of the Southeast
  • Lomax Tile & Marble
  • Precision Plumbing
  • Warco Construction
  • Garmon & Company
  • Coatings 2000