• Howard Payne University

                  Band Leadership Camp

  • Colorguard

  • Clinicians:
         Celestino Soso - School Color Guard Show Concept and Design Consultant - Little Elm High School
         David Sadler - Lead Color Guard Clinician from Lovejoy High School
         Jenn Vaught - Color Guard Clinician From McKinney North High School
         Michael Cabrera - Color Guard Clinician From Red Oak High School
         Donna Hicks - Color Guard Clinician from John Paul II High School


    This track is designed to give all of your colorguard members the skills they need to take the next steps of improvement from whatever level of skills they presently have. We have a graded system of class instruction. All colorguard members will have elective classes (Dance, Rifle, Leadership, and Saber) designed to help them gain skills and knowledge based on their areas of personal interest and need improvement.


    FLAG EQUIPMENT: Each Color Guard performer should bring a flagpole with a silk on it, and a device for playing your performance music with plenty of volume capability. During registration there will be placement auditions with the instructional staff. Please bring a pair of black athletic shorts to wear with your camp T-shirt for the exhibition on Friday morning.  Also, if your School's program uses other equipment such as rifle or sabers, bring those with you as our staff is well versed in the use of all of these.  There will be opportunities and electives during which these will be taught and used.


    SCHEDULE: You will receive a complete schedule during registration. Generally, there are scheduled activities from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. each day. Our Thursday night jazz band concert will still take place at 9:00 p.m. in Mims Auditorium. Parents and directors are encouraged to attend. School Color Guards who have a full feature prepared for demonstration may be invited to perform on the Thursday night Camp Jazz Band concert depending on time! Parents coming into town for the Thursday night concert are encouraged to get a local motel room and stay for the last day of camp and Final Exhibition. The Final exhibition and awards will be on Friday at 9:00 a.m. This will feature every track individually as well as one final marching exhibition and show with the entire camp presenting a marching drill with music and full color guard! We call it MEGABand! Man, it’s going to be a huge and exciting experience for everyone! This is NEW FOR 2017!!


    CLOTHING: Appropriate attire is expected. Please remember that HPU is a Christian institution. Halters, bare midriffs, crop-tops, see-through fabrics, extremely short shorts, or any other clothing that allows for unnecessary exposure, and tee-shirts with inappropriate emblems or slogans will not be worn. Sandals are not appropriate for instructional marching sessions. Since you will be spending a large amount of time in the sun, please wear sunscreen at all outside instructional sessions and bring a water bottle or small insulated thermos. Also, bring bug repellent in case you need it in the early evening hours.
    If you will be attending the Swimming Party during camp, be sure to bring a towel and some kind of wet shoes / flip-flops. No cut-offs or Speedos are allowed. Also, girls must either wear a one-piece or a t-shirt over their bikini top.


    BEHAVIOR: No alcoholic beverages, drugs, narcotics, tobacco products, or smoking is allowed anytime, anywhere. Remember that you are representing your school and community and act accordingly! The Camp Director/HPU Officials reserve the right to remove anyone from the camp who violates the rules set forth by Howard Payne University and Band Leadership Camp. Those removed will not be reimbursed any expenses.


    SPECIAL NOTE: Each color guard that brings its entire line is guaranteed at least 2 hours of personal time with one of our world class instructors in developing ideas, designs, and routines for their individual contest show. Walk away from camp with a plan for your show! (Color Guard members DO NOT need to bring their instruments for camp)


    Below is the 2016 Color Guard track as an example of the day to day schedule for Color Guard.