HPU Band Leadership Camp

46th Annual HPU Band Leadership Camp
June 10-14, 2019
Howard Payne University
Brownwood, Texas

Clinics for directors to include:

  • Romeo Music
  • Drill Design
  • Retirement Planning
  • Guard Design and Development with Celestino Sosa
  • and many more!

Leadership is the focus for all seven tracks:

  • Drum Major
  • Section Leader/Squad Leader
  • Band Member
  • Color Guard
  • Percussion
  • Band Director
  • Beginning Marcher
  • Intermediate Marcher

Events/activities include:

  • MegaBand – Full Camp Marching Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Instruction
  • Marching Winds Pedagogy
  • Leadership Instruction
  • Conducting Instruction
  • Mega Games
  • Aquatic Center Party

FAQs, Packing List and Schedules

Thank you for considering the Howard Payne University Band Leadership Camp. We are celebrating our 46th year to serve the band students of Texas by providing the highest quality leadership training in the areas of Drum Major and Section Leader/Officer training. Additionally we offer training in basic marching skills, marching percussion and color guard.

The camp will take place on the Howard Payne University campus in Brownwood, Texas, from Monday, June 10, 2019 – Friday, June 14, 2019.

Each of the camp’s track areas are staffed by highly regarded public school and university band professionals. Along with a dozen university student assistants, we are here to make this leadership camp experience the best it can possibly be for your student.

Below is a link to a frequently asked question section to help with your planning. Also included is a packing list that should help in the preparation to attend the camp. Sample schedules from all tracks of the camp are also featured, so students can see they will be very engaged during the week.


Packing List


Registration (Now closed; payments still accepted for those already registered)

Note: The following forms must be completed to finalize registration. If you have any questions, please contact Frank Nelson at the phone number or e-mail address listed below.

Camper’s Informed Consent, Voluntary Waiver, Release of Liability and Assumption of Risks Form

Band Leadership Camp Payment Form 

Student Medical Release Form PDF (Please print and mail to address listed on form. Faxed or emailed medical release forms will not be accepted.)

Student Rate – Full-Time (on campus)
Student rate including on-campus housing.
Commuter Student Rate (Off-campus)
Student Rate without campus Housing Includes 1 meal per day
All-State Student Rate
Rate for student qualifying for All-State Band during the current academic year
Director/Sponsor Rate
Band Director/ Sponsor Rate attending with less that 10 students
Director/Sponsor Rate with 10 or more students
Band Director /Sponsor rate attending with 10 or more students



Make sure to bring:

  • Medical forms, if you have not already submitted them;
  • Camp fees, if you have not already taken care of those; and
  • Release of Liability form (if you did not electronically submit that).


June 8, 2020 – June 12, 2020


Frank Nelson
Director of Bands at HPU; Assistant Professor of Music