Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp

2020 Glenn Korff School of Music Camps Canceled

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music has made the tough decision to cancel all of its summer youth camps due to continuing concern of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The summer camps that were to have taken place on the UNL campus included the Nebraska Show Choir Camp, the Middle School Band Camp and the Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp. All of the camps were canceled to ensure the safety of all campers and their families during this time.

“I truly regret having to cancel summer music camps. We know that these camps are meaningful to students in their development as performers and musicians, and also in developing friendships that may last a lifetime," Glenn Korff School of Music Director Dr. Sergio H. Ruiz said. "We look forward to having summer campers back on campus in 2021.”

Keep an eye out on this site for some helpful band tips from our students in the coming months.


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Description:

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhusker Summer Marching Band Camp fosters leadership, marching fundamentals, and performance skills in all areas of the high school marching band. Participants receive intensive instruction from clinicians on an individual and group basis. The age range of campers is students entering the 9th grade through leaving 12th grade (including graduates).

Most clinic sessions take place outdoors, so participants must come prepared with sunscreen, cool clothing and athletic shoes. The camp finale is an exhibition performance in Memorial Stadium on the final day of the camp. All camp participants perform at this exhibition. All campers are encouraged to live on campus during the camp to take full advantage of evening work sessions and planned activities. Students choosing the resident camper package live in a campus residence hall and dine in the hall's cafeteria. Each floor is supervised by several live-in counselors. Campers must provide their own musical instrument and all accessories such as music lyres, percussion sticks, and flip folders. The University Band Program can provide a limited number of front ensemble percussion instruments. Lockers are available in Westbrook Music Building.

Equipment list for all campers (what to bring with you):

  • your instrument or flag and pole
  • cool, comfortable clothing
  • light, rain coat or poncho
  • pencils
  • notebook
  • athletic shoes
  • water bottle
  • sun block
  • band aids
  • all medications

SUPERVISION

University music and band students will serve as camp counselors and will supervise camp participants throughout the day and overnight at the residence hall. The camp counselors will be in residence on each floor at the residence hall throughout the evening and night. There will be a room check every night and the curfew will be strictly enforced. The camp counselors will assist with the five instruction clinics. All clinicians, instructors, staff and counselors undergo a background check before the camp begins.

Disability Accommodation

Conference Services is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities. In order to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, guests with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations must contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at 402/472-3787 at least three weeks prior to their scheduled arrival on campus. Please be prepared to tell that office the name of the conference/camp and dates of attendance.

Contact the Band Office at 402-472-2505 or band@unl.edu with questions about the camp.