Inspired to Inspire (Virtual Band Camp)

State of North Carolina Outline with Campbell Logo in middle with bands under it

Flyer with information for Campbell Virtual Band Camp (Inspired to Inspire)
Inspired to Inspire Flyer

Campbell University Bands invite you to be a part of our new Inspired to Inspire (I2I): Banding Back Together virtual workshop series. This July 15, 16, and 17 from 10am – 5pm, every hour, sessions will be provided as a resource to band directors, middle and high school students, and even collegiate students involved in band and color guard. The inaugural series will feature Campbell University’s studio professors, its band directors (Dr. CD Wilson and Dr. Mike Phillips), and nationally recognized guests: Jack Stamp (re-known composer, arranger, educator), Josh Gall (Univ of Texas Associate Dir of Bands & Ultimate Drill Book owner), and Freddie Green (Missouri Southern State Univ Jazz and Trumpet Professor and Disney Performer).

Participation is FREE through the RSVP link There are several recommend tracks that will benefit educators, student leadership, brass, woodwind, percussion, and color guard students. Sessions include topics in every instrumental band area (woodwind, brass, percussion), color guard, conducting, composition, careers in music, student practice strategies, repair-maintenance-and-prep of instruments, jazz, use of social media for band, health and wellness, as well as technology related (paperless and virtual instruction) using Ultimate Drill Book (UDBapp Pro is now more than a drill book!) and the Flip Folder App (for interactive sheet music on a device). Three days, 24 sessions, focused on serving our instrumental band communities to inspire our students and programs forward, preparing for this summer (camps) and fall (school year).

Dr. Michael Phillips, the new Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Music, will host the event for Campbell University. Campbell is preparing for the start up of marching band camp and band programs during the following weeks, and are ready to share the resources and process they have gone through to make it happen, which includes establishing a safe, ready, and productive environment for our students and programs. Campbell University Band’s anticipate the largest incoming class of band participants in the university’s history, boasting 10% (and growing) of the university’s entering freshmen class. This will mark the third season of Campbell’s Sound of the Sandhills Marching program that entered the field in the fall of 2018. With a historically strong music education program with high teacher placement rates, the music department is exploring program/track expansion for their Bachelor of Music degree and partnerships to establish its promising future and student success.  The Division of Bands and Instrumental Studies includes two Concert Bands, Jazz Ensemble, seven Chamber Ensembles, Basketball Band and the Sound of the Sandhills Marching Band.

Find out more about the Inspired to Inspire (I2I): Banding Back Together virtual workshop series at being held on July 15, 16, and 17 from 10am – 5pm online.