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Each day will be structured with two class periods in the morning, and two class periods in the afternoon.

  • 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.    | Warmup, Stretch & Fundamentals

  • 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.  | Marching Techniques

  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.  | Instrumental Masterclass (Session I)

  • 12:15 - 12:40 p.m.  | Lunch

  • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.    | Instrumental Masterclass (Session II)

  • 1:50 - 3:15p.m.       | Dance Routine 

  • 3:20 - 3:30p.m.       | Recap & Announcements​  

Online Classes

Warmup and Fundamentals Class
Participants will begin the day playing along with the teacher through their warmup and daily exercises that advance their playing abilities. Students are grouped in a Zoom webinar meeting with others with the same instrument and ability level.

Students will continue in their groups to focus on daily exercises & topics specific to each instrument’s advancement.


Student Track

  • Instrumental Techniques

  • Marching Band Fundamentals

  • Dance Routine Concepts

  • Organizing your Marching Band Show: Selecting Theme / Music, Dance Routine, Indoor Approaches

  • Drum Major / Leadership

  • Flag Corps Techniques

  • Percussion Techniques

Director Institute Track

  • Rehearsing the Ensemble

  • Using Pyware (Charting Drills for your Band)     Beginning Class, Advanced Class

  • Organizing your Band Program, i.e., Administration, Operations, Scheduling, Parents, etc.

  • Selecting Literature 

  • Jazz Band: Learning the Jazz Standards, Developing your Improvisational Skills

  • Arranger’s Corner

  • COVID-19 / Multicultural Music Education 

Presenters & Schedules

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FAMU Virtual Summer

Band Camp 2020


Join us this year ONLINE through a structured week of masterclasses, private lessons and elective courses. 

High school, middle school students and directors now have the opportunity to continue their musical learning from world-class musicians and teachers right at home.

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Summer Band Camp Schedule 

837+ Registered 


Famu Virtual Summer Band Camp 2020

Camp Dates:

June 30 - July 2, 2020

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Zoom: Sessions will be held through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. Participants will need to have a Zoom account, but only the free version is required. You will not need to upgrade your account to participate. Desktop computers are recommended, but mobile devices are also useable. 


Internet Access: Each participant will need their own internet access, and a standard Zoom account to attend the sessions. Florida A&M University is not responsible for data usage charges from cellular providers.

Instruments: Each participant will need access to an instrument to participate fully in the section sessions.

Section Packets: Each teacher will email their section packets to the students, which will include the warm-up and masterclass materials.  Printing of the packet it recommended but viewing digitally is also acceptable.

Contact Us

For more information about the Florida A&M University Summer Band Camp, contact Shelby Chipman, PH.D., Professor of Music and Director of Bands.

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