Registration for Liberty University Marching Band Camp varies based on position. Any student who will not be able to register at the times shown above should notify the director immediately. Students who do not attend Band Camp will either lose their positions and/or have their scholarships substantially reduced.
All check-in times begin after noon on each respective day.
The Office of Student Housing will be open for us as follows (if you obtain your key earlier than your band camp check-in date, you will be responsible for each additional day's payment):
An Activity Fee of $35 will be collected from each student at registration to cover the costs of extra-band activities during the semester. Please be prepared to remit band check-in fees with cash, since a portion will be used during band camp. Please be aware that the activity fee does not defray any of the individual expenses related to the annual Band Christmas Banquet.
A $30.00 damage deposit will be collected for the Marching Band Uniform. This fee will be refunded at the conclusion of the Marching Band semester, provided the uniform is returned in an approved condition.
A new jacket is available to any interested band member. This specially designed garment is navy with red and white accents and features "The Spirit of the Mountain" logo. A student may also include his or her name and instrument name embroidered on the jacket front. A sample jacket will be available at band camp check-in, and the student may order only at that time only. The cost for the jacket is TBA.
If you are arriving at the bus station or airport and you need transportation to campus, a few of the Lynchburg area Taxicab services are listed for your convenience:
The Marching Band assumes all costs of lodging and meals incurred during Band Camp. Lodging begins with the night of your designated registration day. The first meal provided is breakfast the following morning. In the event an individual participating in Band Camp drops out of band camp or withdraws from the class later in the semester, reimbursement for meals and lodging is expected.
On check-in day, students who have made arrangements with the Student Housing for fall semester dormitory housing will move into their dorm rooms. The dorm assignment given at Band Camp will be your permanent room for the entire school year. However, if you have not completed Financial Check-in and Housing, you will not receive a dorm assignment.
Generally, each day will usually be divided into 4 practice sessions.
We start work on the show immediately. Band Camp is extremely concentrated due to the minimal number of rehearsal hours during the semester. Band Camp will begin on your scheduled arrival date listed above, and continue through the day before the first day of regular classes.
Attention Freshmen and Transfer students: seminars, workshops and testing are built-in to the final camp schedule so that all university requirements are met.
During Band Camp, a Hawaiian Luau, ice cream social, pool party and other recreational activities have been planned. Additional activities occur during the semester, such as an October Hayfest, bonfire and cookout.
Clothing during Band Camp should be casual and of a "sports-like" nature. Since August is still extremely hot in Virginia, shorts (no cut-offs), T-shirts, tennis shoes, and sun screen are recommended (for rainy days, a hooded poncho is also suggested). Due to our practice location on a grass field, we suggest to bring insect repellant for those annoying gnats.
Saturday evening, August 15, at 8:00 p.m., the band officers will host a reception for all parents, family members and band members. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the band leadership, hear of the band’s plans for the year and meet other band families in attendance at Band Camp Check-in.
All freshman and transfer band members must complete New Student Seminar, NSSR 101. This series of online workshops will be available after June 19 on your Blackboard portal, once you register for the course. The course includes: Keeping It Safe, Academic Success, Library Tutorial, Liberty Way and Technology Essentials. These must be completed prior to your arrival for Band Camp. You may also complete these during any Summer Orientation days in June and July. (NSSR 101 is also offered a few days prior to classes beginning, but will conflict with Band Camp.)
All Marching Band members must complete university registration and check-in requirements prior to band camp. This will include class registration, Flames Pass (school ID), Liberty One Card, financial account, automobile registration, and any other documentation that accompanies enrolling at Liberty University for the semester.
A few Liberty University web sites that provide helpful information:
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Your advisor in the Center for Academic Support and Services (CASAS) may be of assistance as needed to register for band or any Liberty University course. Your Professional Advisor is determines based on your area of study. Call ((434)592-4110) or e-mail CASAS with further questions.
Be certain your academic schedule includes Marching Band, MUSC 184-001. This class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Marching Band (MUSC 184-01) Class is our field rehearsal time—no additional class is designed for the Liberty University Marching Band. If you find that a required class for your major conflicts with band, and you have not been able to discover a solution, please call the band office so we can help you resolve the situation!
If you will be arriving on an earlier date than your band camp check-in day and need hotel lodging, or if your family is in need of accommodations, the following information is provided for your convenience.
Listed in order of shortest distance from campus
Wingate Inn (434) 845-1700
Extended Stay America (800)398-7829
Super 8 846-1668
Sleep Inn 846-6900
Days Inn 847-8655
Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center 237-6333
Holiday Inn Express 237-7771
Ramada Inn 847-7500
Courtyard Mariott 846-7900
Best Western 237-2986
Econo Lodge 847-1045
Holiday Inn Select 528-2500