Encore Band Camp

New Location: Gordon State College

June 27 – July 1, 2021

A fun, musical experience providing a blend of educational and recreational activities for woodwind, brass, and percussion students.

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Learn by Doing

Work with some of the best band directors in the state of Georgia.

Students will have two full band rehearsals each day, and a master class or sectional rehearsal. Students generally play their instruments for several hours each day, but with enough breaks to avoid fatigue, and they have plenty of recreational time as well.

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Any Level of Experience

Our program supports students at any skill level.

There are several bands at Encore, so we need to assess your child’s level in order to place them into the appropriate band. It takes our experienced staff very little time to appropriately place your child.

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Any Level of Experience

Our program supports students at any skill level.

There are several bands at Encore, so we need to assess your child’s level in order to place them into the appropriate band. It takes our experienced staff very little time to appropriately place your child.

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The must do summer activity!

Encore Band Camp has been the must do summer activity six years running! We schedule vacation around Encore! It has enabled my children to grow their musical talent during the summer through caring and talented directors, master classes focusing on their instruments, and enjoyable recreational activities each day. As a parent, the final concert showcasing their intense practice all week is a highlight of my summer.

Robert & Elison Siple

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FAQ

You have questions? We have answers.

We’re sure you might have lots of questions before signing up your child for our band camp. Here are some frequently asked questions.

What is Encore Band Camp?

Encore is an overnight band camp for students in grades 5-8 and Encore High is for students in grades 9-11. Both camps are housed at Gordon State University. Around 200 – 250 students attend Encore Band camp, and they are divided into four bands (students are grouped by ability level). Our staff includes some of the most respected and experienced band directors in the state of Georgia as well as some outstanding future music educators.

Will my child be safe at camp?

Safety at camp is our number one priority. Students are closely accounted for and supervised at all times. Encore Band Camp students are never allowed to walk anywhere alone, and the dormitories and rehearsal sites are secured buildings. No one outside of Encore Camp has access to our dormitories. All social activities are well supervised. The staff to camper ratio is approximately 1 to 10.

Will there be Covid-19 protocols in place for camp?

We will follow all Covid protocols as given to us by Gordon State College. At this time we know of a few things that will be in place. Students will be housed at only two students per room or suite as opposed to four as in the past. Students may be asked to wear masks in certain indoor common areas or buildings. We will not have access to the pool for group swim time this year. One person in each room will need to bring a shower curtain as those will all be taken down before camp. Our rehearsal spaces will be spread out as much as possible but there will be no way to have the full band rehearsals spread 6 feet apart. There may be other slight adjustments to our recreation time and evening activities as needed to meet requirements.

Where will my child stay?

We will be housed in university dormitories. Students are housed in suite style dorms with 2 rooms of 2 students (4 students total) being adjoined by a bathroom. Boys and girls halls are separated. Students must bring their own linens (you will receive a “What to Bring” list). The dorms are locked 24 hours a day and only Encore and university staff have keys. Students will be given a key to their assigned room.

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Ready to get started with Band Camp?

Get in touch, or sign up today!

Encore Band Camp - Georgia

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Ready to get started with Band Camp?

Get in touch, or sign up today!

Final Band Documents

Here is all of the final information that you should need for camp (Camp Info Letter, Camp Guidelines and Covid Waiver to read, a packing list, and a form to print and fill out if your student will need to be given prescription medication during camp). There is also a Google Form to fill out with some medical and insurance information as well as a place to electronically sign and accept the camp guidelines for student behavior and the Covid waiver. Please fill out and submit the Google Form by Wednesday, June 23.

* Please make sure you look at the packing list carefully.  For those that have been to Encore before, please notice several items that you have not had to bring in the past that you will need this year due to different policies with a new college (shower curtain, toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning wipes/supplies etc.)

* Please make sure students have a mask available for use inside certain common areas such as walking through classroom buildings, dorm hallways, and going through the cafeteria lines.


* Please be patient with us as we are all working through holding camp in a new space and facilities after being in the same place for 25+ years!  We will do everything we can to make sure things go as smoothly and seamlessly as possible and that we have the best week possible!