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What about Band Camp?

Because the marching band’s first performance usually takes place during the first week of school, we have found it necessary to begin one week prior to the start of school in the fall. During this week members learn BYU Marching Band basics, our pregame show and our first halftime show. Obviously, rehearsals are intense during those days and new students are not able to attend conflicting New Student Orientation activities. New students will instead have a special condensed orientation meeting presented by the New Student Orientation committee during Band Camp. This meeting is especially designed for Cougar Band members and features the top advisors from the university.

You are responsible to arrange housing for your student prior to the start of school in time for Band Camp. Many housing complexes have availability for early move in arrangements.

Band Camp 2024:

Friday, Aug. 23rd Leadership Camp (only involving certain student leaders & staff)
Saturday, Aug. 24th Drumline & Color Guard Camp begins
Sunday evening, Aug. 25th Freshman and New Student Fireside
Monday, Aug. 26th - Saturday, Aug. 31st Marching Band Camp for Full Band
Friday, Aug. 30th New Student Orientation
Saturday, Aug. 31st Game Day
Sunday, Sep. 1st Fireside for band members