Summer Marching Camper Information

2014 Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camper Information

Welcome to the 2014 Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp participant page. Information on this page will be revised and updated on a regular basis. Continue to check this site prior to the start of the camp.

The camp faculty and staff are looking forward to working with this year's campers. Everything you need to know about your time at camp will be posted on this page. Please read the information on this page so that your camp experience is pleasant.

If you still have questions after reading this information thoroughly, please email the camp coordinator, Chris Watson or call the Band Office at 402-472-2505.


Campers may stop at Westbrook Music Building (building #1 on the campus map) from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to check-in at the Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center. Counselors will be present to distribute locker assignments. The lockers in Westbrook Music Building have padlocks. You will be given the combination to your locker by the counselors. You may drive to the Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center after dropping off your instruments.

Check-in for ALL campers is on Sunday, July 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center. Enter the Welcome Center through the large glass doors between Abel Hall (building #71 on the campus map) and Sandoz Hall (building #68.) Campers will receive a nametag, meal card, instrument locker assignment. Note that name badges must be worn at all times, except when you are in your residence hall room. Sunday lunch is included in the camp registration, and will be served at the Abel-Sandoz dining hall after check-in for both resident and day campers.


Parking permits will be distributed at check-in to those that requested them on the registration form. Resident campers may not drive their cars during the camp and must turn their car keys over to the camp coordinator during check-in on Sunday. Car keys will be kept in a safe location and will be returned at check-out. Day campers may not transport any other campers in their cars.


Resident campers are staying in Abel Hall. The residence hall will provide bed linen (sheet and pillow case) and a pillow for the week. You may want to bring a blanket with you since the rooms are air conditioned. The residence hall does not provide hangers. Each room in Abel contains a small refrigerator. Free WiFi access is available for your use. The residence hall staff will explain how to set up the WiFi service on your device. The Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center contains a small convenience store that sells snacks, beverages, and personal maintenance items. All campers may shop in the convenience store.

University of Nebraska students have been hired to serve as camp counselors and will be in residence on each of the floors assigned to the Marching Band Camp. Please feel free to ask these individuals for assistance.


All camp meals will be served in the Abel/Sandoz dining hall. Day campers will not eat breakfast in the residence hall. The dining hall staff has been advised of all allergies and/or special diets as noted on the registration form. Please email us immediately if you forgot to include dietary issues on the registration form. Include the camper's full name and be brief, but specific about the dietary issues in your email. Note that we are asking about allergies and special diets (i.e. vegetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant, etc.) and NOT for food preferences.


Summer is officially in full swing, and that means one thing in Nebraska, it will be hot. Please remember to bring plenty of loose, comfortable clothing as many of our rehearsals will be outside. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen for these rehearsals as well. Shorts, T-shirts and comfortable shoes are a safe choice. Please do not plan on marching in flip-flops, or any other kind of sandal. We do not wish to infringe upon your personal sense of style, however, we do ask that you exercise good judgment and not wear anything that has inappropriate language, graphics or print. You will be walking to and from the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Abel Hall dining hall. Please plan to wear comfortable shoes. If you are sensitive to the sun, please make sure the counselors are aware, and let us know if you feel ill at any time.


Bring your instrument and all necessary materials (mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, slide/valve oil, etc.). The Glenn Korff School of Music will provide lockers for musical instruments. Secure storage will be provided in locked rehearsal space for marching percussion instruments. Please be aware that you are responsible for ALL of your personal belongings, including portable electronic equipment. The University and the Glenn Korff School of Music are not responsible for the loss or theft of camper's personal belongings.


You will be working with students from a variety of backgrounds who play, march, and spin at different levels. Everyone is attending camp to learn how to improve as a marching band member. So, we ask that you extend courtesy to all in attendance and that you demonstrate a positive and professional attitude. We welcome questions related to the subject matter in all sessions. Feel free to ask the clinicians and counselors for information and/or clarification. This is your time to learn, explore, experiment and discover. Don't allow fear or peer pressure to get in the way. Come ready to try new things.


You are not required to provide any music nor will you be sent any music prior to your arrival on campus. All music and class handouts will be provided during the marching band camp after your arrival. We are looking forward to a wonderful week of learning, getting to know each of you and helping you grow as musicians. Should you have any questions that are not covered on this web page, please do not hesitate to contact us.


UNL Campus Map

Download the Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp Schedule


The Band Office and camp staff cannot provide band aids, aspirin or other pain medication, or any other over the counter medication. Please bring these items with you to camp. We encourage parents to send a cell phone with the camper, if possible. There are no telephones in the residence hall rooms, although there are pay phones in the lobby.

  • INSTRUMENT – Campers must bring their own instruments in good working order. Battery percussionists need to bring their own sticks, mallets, carriers and instrument stands (if possible) in addition to the instrument. The University will provide front ensemble instruments. Reed players need to have plenty of extra reeds.
  • Pencil and notebook
  • Water bottle marked with your name.
  • Sun screen
  • Casual, cool clothing. Shorts and t-shirts are fine.
  • Comfortable athletic shoes and plenty of socks.
  • Light jacket
  • Resident campers: towel, blanket, alarm clock, toiletries
  • A small amount of cash for snacks.


Possession of items two through five will result in the immediate expulsion of the individual from camp.
  • Bicycles, skate boards, long boards or scooters to camp.
  • Guns or weapons of any kind, including pocket knives.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol


The camp performance is Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Stadium (building #54 on the campus map.) Enter the stadium through Gate 3 in the southwest corner of the stadium. Seating is in the lower lever on the west side. There is no admission fee. A public parking garage (building #56) is located on North 10th Street on the west side of Memorial Stadium. Parking fees are at your own expense.


The University carries liability insurance; however, students are not covered while traveling to and from the camp. If parents have health insurance for their children, they should abide by the rules of their insurance company.

Note that the University and the Glenn Korff School of Music cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items, so it would be best to avoid bringing unnessesary amounts of cash or extremely valuable items to camp (other than your musical instrument.)


The Abel Hall front desk is staffed on a 24-hour basis. You may reach a University Housing employee or the Head Counselor of the Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp by calling 402-472-1010. You may also call the camp coordinator's office during daytime office hours at 402-472-8781 or the Band Office at 402/472-2505 (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)


The University Health Center is well equipped to meet the medical needs of the campers and has a full staff of doctors and nurses. It is required that any student who becomes ill be taken to the University Health Center or another medical facility. The University cannot assume the responsibility of caring for a sick camper in his or her room.


If a camper has a disability requiring accommodations, please call the Band Office at 402-472-2505. Westbrook Music Building and Abel Hall are both accessible to persons with disabilities and accessible parking is available at all sites.


The following regulations apply to all campers. Exemplary behavior is expected of all students.

  • All resident campers must attend camp activities with the camp group, which includes staff members.
  • All resident campers must be in their rooms and quiet hours observed by 10:30 p.m.
Housing Regulations:
  • The University will bill any damages to property to the students and/or parents.
  • No room visitation permitted by members of the opposite gender at any time.
  • Smoking, drinking, or the use of illegal drugs will not be permitted.
  • Day campers visiting or eating at Abel Hall are subject to all rules and regulations pertaining to resident campers.

Additional rules that are specified in the orientation and floor meetings apply.

Violation of Regulations:
Campers who violate these regulations are subject to discipline by the Head Counselor or the Camp Director. Any camper who persistently violates academic, Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp and/or Abel Hall regulations or standards of the University makes himself or herself liable for suspension by administrative action.

Grounds for Automatic Dismissal:
The use or possession of any non-prescription drug, alcohol, tobacco products, or any other controlled substance; the use of fireworks; the possession of any weapon; the breaking of any civil law or city ordinance is grounds for automatic dismissal from the Band Camp. Parents or guardians will be notified, and they are responsible for the camper’s immediate transportation home.


Have questions about the Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp?

Contact the Band Office at 402/472-2505