Marching Band


(Updated January 15, 2015)

1.  Battery and Mallet Percussion members register Sunday, August 9, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2. Colorguard registers Sunday, August 9, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3. Non-mallet Front Ensemble members (including auxillary percussion) register Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

3. Officers and Section Leaders convene Friday, August 14 at 8:00 a.m.

4. Brass & Woodwinds register Saturday, August 15, noon to 3:00 p.m.

- Dorm Key:  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 additition day payment):
Friday, Aug. 7, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (normal hours)
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (normal hours)
Thursday, Aug. 13, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (normal hours)
Saturday, Aug. 15, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  - 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. 


PLACE: Liberty University Band Room

BUS or AIRLINE TRAVEL: 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:
Airport Limousine 804-239-1777
Allied Cabs 804-845-7039
City Cab 804-846-0231
Hill City Cab 804-845-8554

LODGING and MEALS: The Marching Band assumes all costs of lodging and meals incurred during Band Camp. Lodging begins with the night of your designated registration day, and the first meal 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 their respective check-in day, students who have made arrangements with the Residence Life Office for fall semester dormitory housing will move into their dorm room. 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.

SCHEDULE: Generally, each day will usually be divided into 4 practice sessions.

9:00 am - 11:30 am
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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. The above schedule is not the itemized daily schedule.

NEW STUDENT SEMINAR: All freshman and transfer band members must select New Student (a.k.a., Freshman) Seminar (FRSM) section 20 or 21 when registering for classes. After registration, check your class schedule for FRSM101-020 or FRSM101-021. Freshman Seminars are held during the week prior to classes beginning. These sections are exclusive for band members and work precisely with our band camp schedule.

CLOTHING: 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, remember to BRING INSECT REPELLANT for those annoying gnats! 

ACTIVITIES: 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.

COSTS: 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.

This year: 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.

COST SUMMARY: Activity fee $35.00
Uniform damage deposit (refundable) 30.00
Total amount required at check-in $65.00
Marching band jacket (optional) additional TBA

SCHOOL REGISTRATION: All Marching Band members must complete university registration and check-in requirements prior to band camp.  This will include class registration, flames pass i.d., 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:

  1. Instructions for Math and English Assessment:
  2. Information for Math Assessment Test:

  3. Admissions:

  4. ASSIST:, myLU Sign-in, ASSIST

  5. Liberty One Card I.D. & Card Services:

  6. Automobile registration:

Your advisor in the Center for Academic Support and Services (CASAS), may be of assistance as needed to register for band, and any course.  You can find a CASAS advisor according to your major at:, and select “Advisor Contact Information.”  The CASAS telephone number is (434)592-4110, and their email address is You must fulfill all entrance criteria to be eligible to register (see Liberty University website admissions checklist).  Be certain your academic schedule includes Marching Band, MUSC 184-001.  This class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:05 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. Note: 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! 

In addition, all band members who intend to major in music must take the Music Theory Placement Test at 4:00 on check-in day, August 10. These members should arrive in sufficient time to allow for check-in prior to the test (between noon and 2:00 p.m. is recommended).

HOTEL INFORMATION: 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
Travelodge 845-5975
Holiday Inn Select 528-2500

BAND CAMP RECEPTION: 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.