2024 BAND & ORCHESTRA CAMP - July 7-13

 WTAMU Band & Orchestra camp is for students entering 7th grade - incoming college freshman.

Registration is now closed.  We hope you have a great summer!

Audition Materials
All campers will audition for chair placement.  Winds and percussion will be placed in one of the five High School or four Junior High School bands; strings will be placed in one of three orchestras (two full and one  string).
2024 Pricing Information

All deposits are due June 1, 2024.

High School Solo Competition information included here.

Private lesson information.

Camp Schedules

Sunday schedule for Registration & Auditions on July 7th.

Daily camper schedules (Monday - Friday).

Camper and Concert schedules for Saturday, July 13th.

What to Bring to Camp
A compilation of things you'll need for the week of camp for all campers.
Camp Safety: Rules and Expectations
Need to know guidelines and regulations for campers.
Campus Services
Information regarding the Camp Card/Buff Card, Medical needs, Dining Hall information, University Police Department Property Identification, Mail for campers, and Instrument supplies and repair by Tarpley Music Company.
Other Camp Information
Band & Orchestra Camp Ball, Airline Travel, Photos of our daily camp adventures.
Band Directors Corner
Director's Band Music and Band Director's Workshop information can be found here.
The 2024 WTAMU Band & Orchestra Camp Artist in Residence

An unparalleled clarinetist, John Tegmeyer is equally at ease playing virtuosic concertos in concert halls as he is pushing the boundaries of improvisatory jazz in intimate venues.  His versatility has made him an in-demand session musician who has contributed to a wide array of film and TV soundtracks, solo artist recordings, and live ensemble performances.  He has recorded and performed with many notable artists, including Common, Prince, Snoop Dogg, Black Thought, Pomplamoose, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, and Peter Erskine, and played on soundtracks including Crazy Rich Asians, Empire, Euphoria, Queens, and The Morning Show.

With his own groups, John offers original compositions that seamlessly incorporate elements from diverse styles, from post-bop jazz to impressionist classical, world fusion to funk groove.  His solo performances showcase innovative techniques and dynamic orchestrations that invite the listener to experience the clarinet in fresh and unexpected ways.

John is graciously sponsored by Tarpley Music Company for this summer's camp.

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More About Our Camp

The WTAMU Band Camp has been held annually for over 70 years on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, located in the Texas panhandle just south of Amarillo.  This year, we are including string students in order to also have an orchestra experience.  Students who have completed at least one year of full band or orchestra may attend (entering 7th grade - incoming college freshman).  The campers make up 9 full bands, 4 for junior high and 5 for high school, in addition to a full orchestra and string orchestra.  The camp faculty consists of members of the excellent WTAMU music faculty along with leading high school and junior high band directors from Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.  A camper's daily schedule includes full band or orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, individual instrument classes, and a required afternoon class and assembly, as well as optional electives at 4:30pm.  In addition, many activities are offered in the evening hours.

Campers staying on campus are housed in university dorms; WT students serve as resident assistants.  Each dorm also has a live-in adult dorm supervisor.  Roommate assignments are made based on requests received from the online registration system.  In the event that no specific roommate is requested, one is assigned by our staff and, whenever possible, campers are kept together with other students from their hometowns.  

We look forward to seeing you at camp this summer!  Please contact our office (806-651-2828 or if you have further questions.

for more information
please contact us at the following:


West Texas A&M University Band & Orchestra Camp
WTAMU Box 60879
Canyon, TX 79016


Dr. Ted DuBois, assistant camp director
Dr. Russ Teweleit, assistant camp director
Becky Usleton, secretary
Green Light Group Tours

Thank you to Green Light Group Tours for your support!


Band & Orchestra Camp Office: 806-651-2828

Spring Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 8:00am-3:00pm

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm


Dining Hall: 806-651-6707


Cross Hall: 806-690-3115

Founders Hall: 806-690-3224

Jarrett Hall: 806-690-3218

Jones Hall: 806-690-3211