Music

HSU Band Camp

Band Camp 2018

Henderson State University Band Camp

The Henderson State University Bands will host a limited-capacity Band Camp with the goal of providing a rewarding experience for area students while also adhering to the CDC guidelines that currently in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. All camps will take place on the HSU campus. 

2021 Camp Dates

Senior Camp (Grades 9-12): June 16-19

Junior 1 Camp (1 year in band): June 23-26

Junior 2 Camp (2 or 3 years in band): June 23-26

Application Materials (available April 15, 2021)

  • Camp Application (all camps)
  • Medical Form (required for all campers - please submit with application)
  • T-shirt Order Form (optional) 
  • Senior Camp Honor Band Scholarship Application (optional, Senior Camp only)
    • Scholarships are available to students who participated in one of the following honor bands:
      • Arkansas All-State Band
      • Texas TMEA, ATSSB, or TPSMEA All-State Band
      • Four States Bandmasters Association Symphonic, Concert, or Jazz Band
    • Scholarship Application requires band director signature for verification and must be received by June 1, 2021.

Audition Information (available April 15, 2021)

Junior Camp I Audition Music

Junior Camp II Audition List (Note: Copyright law prevents the posting of etudes.)
ASBOA Junior High Scales

Senior Camp Audition List - (Note: Copyright law prevents the posting of etudes.)
ASBOA Senior High Scales 

PAS Snare Drum Rudiments (for both Junior Camp II and Senior Camp percussion auditions)

Questions? Please contact us at:

Henderson State University Band Camp
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7623 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Email: bandcamp@hsu.edu
Phone: 870-230-5233

Student Resources

Flute

HSU Flutes Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/hsuflutes/

Clarinet

Clarinet Fundamentals: Changing Registers. Part 1

Learn about the fundamental technical controls that lead to successfully playing register changes on the clarinet. Musical examples from the 2020-2021 Jr. and Sr. High Arkansas All-Region audition music are used.

https://youtu.be/EFhM4gvMdKo

Clarinet Fundamentals: Changing Registers. Part 2, Altissimo

Learn about the fundamental technical controls that lead to successfully playing the register change into the altissimo register of the clarinet. Musical examples from the 2020-2021 Sr. High Arkansas All-Region audition music are used.

https://youtu.be/BhLyIDl9Yi4

Clarinet Fundamentals: Practice Rhythms

Looking for a new way to learn challenging music? Practice Rhythms might do the trick! (and find out how Practice Rhythms are like children's toothpaste for your clarinet...)

https://youtu.be/BhpI79GsVdc

Bass Clarinet Fundamentals: Just the Bass-ics!

Learn about how to manage your airflow on the deceptively large bass clarinet, the variables of finding a comfortable way for your body to play the instrument, how to make friends with the upper register, and the common causes of squeaks!

https://youtu.be/toRNQehnKX4

Saxophone 

Saxophone Fundamentals: Voicing. Part 1, Voicing Introduction

https://youtu.be/hDX67Y6pzwI

Saxophone Fundamentals: Voicing. Part 2, Descending Octave Slurs

https://youtu.be/lhlkkBSl0-g

Saxophone Fundamentals: Voicing. Part 3, Mouthpiece Flexibility

https://youtu.be/3UDag_l5ZcA

Developing voicing skills on the Saxophone is essential to playing with a warmer, more consistent tone quality, fostering the flexibility for adjusting intonation, allowing an easier response of the low register, and laying the groundwork to be able to play the altissimo register of the instrument.

Horn

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnFamVsVXUX0nFuiQH_5eYsjMGk5MiSK0

Director Resources

Flute

First Steps for Flute (teaching embouchure and tone production): https://youtu.be/nD23T7WT1wE

Introduction to the Flute Family (designed for elementary students): https://youtu.be/ca-6pJm17XM

Minute Fixes (short, easy fixes for common flute problems, playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-fhRi0l8ccssVXpoHkN2Wvb9i39ca4Yn

Questions? Please contact us at:

Henderson State University Band Camp
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7623 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Email: bandcamp@hsu.edu
Phone: 870-230-5233