TROY Band Program to host High School Summer Band Camp

Posted: Tuesday, 10 June 2008

TROY-Nearly 500 high school students will call Troy University home June 15-19, as the TROY band program holds its annual Summer Music/Leadership Camps and Directors’ Symposium.

The camp is composed of students representing 50 schools across the southeast. Campers have the opportunity to live on campus and practice their craft through this week-long event. Areas of study are auxiliaries, drum major, percussion ensemble, concert band and directors’ symposium. Directors attending the Directors’ Symposium can earn one graduate credit hour.

The camp is organized by TROY Director of Bands Ralph Ford, and Dr. Mark Walker is assistant director and camp coordinator.

“I feel this is a great opportunity to bring students to the TROY campus and help with their music and creative skills,” said Walker.

Every year the camp awards full scholarships to a number students who submit a scholarship form and have a letter of recommendation from their high school band directors. The 2008 scholarship receipts are:

  • Christopher Bagwell-Jack
  • Zack Cross- Pell City,
  • Meagan French- Daleville,
  • Paul Johns-Bainbridge, GA.;
  • Tyler McCall-Perdido,
  • Karla McLaurin- Panama City, FL.;
  • Jessica Minter-Bay Minette,
  • Kailyn Nacoste and Jacob Rider- Dothan, and
  • Campbell Roberts- Lucedale, MS.

The camp’s final program will be at 1:30 p.m. June 19 in Trojan Arena. This program is open and free to the public.

For more information regarding the summer camp and TROY bands can be found on the Sound of the South’s website at