Follow these essential steps to complete your Band Camp registration:
To check into your residence hall at the start of camp, you must be registered for marching band as a class and you must notify the marching band office using the online form. Once you have completed both steps, you will be placed on a list for early check-in at no cost to you. Move-in day for all band members will be on the first day of camp, on Friday, Aug. 18. You will be able to move directly into your assigned room for the whole year,
Make arrangements with your landlord to move in on or before the start date of camp. Band camp starts that evening, so please take care of your moving arrangements so you are ready for rehearsal that day. Get confirmation from your landlord in writing that you will be able to move in as specified to avoid last-minute complications.
The Huskie Marching Band will provide evening meals for the band from Aug. 19-22, 2023. You are on your own for breakfast and lunch. Bring some extra cash to pay for lunches out. All residence hall rooms come equipped with refrigerators and microwave ovens. Residence hall meal plans will be active the Wednesday before classes begin.
If you need to check out a university instrument, they will be available starting at 1 p.m. in the School of Music main office. Payment must be made via Huskie Bucks. Storage lockers for instruments will be available during regular business hours from the large ensemble office for a small fee. NIU can only provide sousaphones, marching baritones, mellophones and a few tenor saxophones. Members should provide all other instruments. Once you are registered for marching band as a class, you can contact the band office to check out an instrument during the summer so you can start practicing.
We have several performances during band camp. It is always hot, so rather than wear our entire uniform, we perform in our summer uniform. We provide you with one free Huskie Marching Band t-shirt - you provide a pair of black shorts. Cargo shorts are ok as long as they are a solid black color.
All members of the woodwind, brass and percussion section need to provide your own pair of black MTX marching shoes as part of your marching band uniform.