Band Camp Archives


Archival Information Band Camp 2015

More Tickets Available NOW! We've opened tickets to the public and more for each family on a first come first serve basis! Please purchase quickly as they are bound to sell out!

Fox Live Telecast – Fantastic Job to all! Thanks to Cory McClosky  – Please like Cory's page!

New Daily Schedule (as of June 1)  CLICK HERE

Joining us Wednesday, June 3 at 1:10 pm is MEGADETH'S DAVID ELLEFSON 

Electric bassist David Ellefson has been a mainstay in the rock and metal communities for over 30 years. Internationally acclaimed as the co-founding bassist of Thrash Metal titans MEGADETH, he is known for his unique, hard-hitting style of bass playing, as well as versatility in a variety of other musical settings, too.

David has engraved a vast musical hallmark as a bassist, songwriter, record producer and clinician. Together with MEGADETH, he has been awarded 11 Grammy nominations and countless gold & platinum records.

David is a prolific author, having recently released his autobiography “My Life With Deth” as well as past titles “Making Music Your Business…A Guide For Young Musicians”and “UNSUNG Words & Images”.  

Academically, Ellefson holds a Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business related topics in his online YouTube series “David Ellefson’s ROCK SHOP”.

More information is available at and

Book signing today after the presentation!

Join the MCC Band Text Update Club and we'll notice you when we make updates to the schedule and more. Normal carrier text message fees may apply. Text ' join' to 480-787-0777 or  CLICK HERE

Concert Tickets

Tickets for Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 Band Concerts are live.  Tickets are $5 for senior, military and students and $8 for Adults along with nominal service fees.  There are TWO concerts each night Concert 1 (groups to be printed Friday afternoon) 6 pm and Concert 2 at 7:45 pm both Thursday and Friday Nights.  Your student will provide you with a special code that will enable you to purchase up to 4 tickets per family.  Please note, tickets will sell out quickly so please don't delay! We may open up additional ticket sales on Wednesday.


Concert Red at 6 pm on Thursday, June 4 includes students in the Pancrazi Combo and Paz Concert Band.

RED CONCERT (Thursday 6 pm ) CLICK HERE 

Concert Blue at 7: 45 pm Thursday, June 4 Includes Davenport Jazz Band and Bosselli Concert Band

BLUE CONCERT (Thursday 7:45 pm)  CLICK HERE 

Concert Yellow at 6 pm Friday, June 5 includes students in the Brewer Jazz Band and the Davenport Concert Band


Concert Green at 7:45 pm Friday, June 5: includes students in the King/Yanez Combo, Good Concert Band and Quamo/Manson Jazz Band


As of 5/29/15

Parking, Drop Off and Pick Up Updates

We're working hard with college safety on the heavy traffic flow around our camp and we want to thank you all for being so patient and understanding during drop off and pick up. Our goal is to get you and your student in and out of our facility as safely and efficiently as possible.  A few friendly reminders to help make everyone's lives easier:

1) During morning drop off, please have your child prepared to leave your vehicle efficiently. Wait for the vehicles in front of you to finish unloading before proceeding forward.

2) If possible, please open your driver's side window as you enter the area so that our volunteers and college safety officers may verbally communicate with you if necessary.

3) We ask students to please avoid entering and exiting vehicles outside of the designated areas.

4)  Thanks for driving slowly and paying close attention to our signs and our volunteers to help everything run smoothly!


New Daily Schedule (subject to change)  CLICK HERE

As of 5/28/15

New Daily Schedule (subject to change)  CLICK HERE

As of 5/27/15

Wednesday, May 27

JH Track HS Track  Wednesday May 27 
9:25-10:25Band Rehearsal9:25-10:25Band Rehearsal 
10:30-11:25Class10:30-11:25LeadershipJAZZ FACULTY then Jazz Students Go To Combos  / Get To Know Your Counselors (Hall)
11:30-12:15Lunch Jr. High11:30-12:15Class 
12:20-1:05Musicianship/Jazz12:20-1:05Lunch HSMusicianship for JH Meet in Band Room
1:10-2:00Leadership1:10-2:00Musicianship/JazzJAZZ FACULTY then Jazz Students Go To Combos (Hall)  / Get To Know Your Counselors / Musicianship for HS meet in Band Room
2:05-3:00Band Rehearsal2:05-3:00Band Rehearsal 

What a great first day!  Thank you all for being flexible with parking and registration.

Important Information For Parents! 

For the Safety of our campus, all access to camp needs to be off of Longmore Street.  

Other updates

The jazz portion of our camp is kicking off Soon! Please stay tuned for audition results and more.

New Daily Schedule (subject to change)  CLICK HERE

As of 5/26/15

First Day Schedule HIGH SCHOOL (9th grade and above as of fall 2015) CLICK HERE

First Day Schedule JR. HIGH (7th or 8th grade as of fall 2015) CLICK HERE

As of 5/24/15

New Daily Schedule (subject to change)  CLICK HERE

Email sent to parents and students 5/24/15 CLICK HERE  Be sure to check your bulk/spam/promotions folders for this campaign.  If you would like to add an additional email to our communication efforts please subscribe HERE.

Updated Band Camp Handbook CLICK HERE

Last Minute Auditions Reminder: The PAC is open for students to drop in on  Monday, May 25 anytime between 2 pm – 7 pm.  This is a chance for us to help those students who had technology issues, late registrants,  or were unable to record due to instrumentation.  There is no need to book a time, simply show up and we'll help you complete the audition process.  If you can please work towards auditioning online  CLICK HERE  and use this as a last resort!

First Day Drop Off

Please plan on dropping your students off no later than 8:30 am the first day of camp. Remember to send them with a bagged lunch (no refrigeration is available).  Our normal camp days begin at 9 am New Daily Schedule CLICK HERE

Due to limited space we request that parents do not come in with their students unless necessary.  It is advised to have students bring a completed copy of their original paperwork (see Required Forms CLICK HERE) just in case.

Please follow the flow of the parking attendants on the first day to help us move things along so all can be actively engaged in the camp as efficiently as possible. 

Please continue to read all of the information below along with the band handbook!

We look forward to a fantastic camp with you and your student!

As of 5/20/15

New Band Camp Handbook CLICK HERE

Required Forms CLICK HERE

Updated email to all participants CLICK HERE

As of 5/6/15

MCC Summer Camp Online Audition  CLICK HERE

Please note this NEW REQUIREMENT was due Friday, May 22, 5:00 pm. If it is late please still go ahead and submit it or come to the MCC PAC on MONDAY, MAY 26 between 2 pm – 7 pm (no appointment necessary).   This will act as your placement audition in order to determine your band assignment. Contact if you have extenuating circumstances that don't enable you to complete this form or come by the PAC on Monday prior to camp.

Campers should prepare the following for the audition. For those who play multiple instruments please audition with your top choice instrument.

• Two scales of your choice

• Two solo excerpts, etudes or short pieces:

• One piece should be slower, lyrical

• One piece should be faster and more technically demanding

• Percussionist should prepare a snare piece and a mallet piece

Those interested in jazz please record your self improvising on a blues. You're welcome to use a play-a-long.


Students should bring a brown bag lunch. Please note there is no refrigeration for meals. Students should bring water bottles for cold water refills. We will eat in groups under shade in the fields directly across from the PAC. Additionally, food trucks may be available for purchase on select days pending the results of your survey below.

Snacks and supplies

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional products (reeds/valve oil etc).  More information will be provided in our camp handbook. The handbook will be available online HERE at least one week prior to camp.

T-Shirts (optional)

Band Camp T-Shirts may be available for $10 per shirt.

Photos and Recordings (optional)

We'll be providing information regarding concert photos and recordings in future correspondence.

Honors Featured Soloist

Campers have the option to opt-in and potentially be selected to participate as an Honors Featured Soloist. This special performance opportunity will occur during the second week of camp. A second and third round of auditions may be held outside of this online audition. If you're interested in participating please select YES below.

Concert Tickets

Parents, family and friends can purchase tickets for evening concerts on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 once they are released (normally the first week of camp). Release dates will be emailed and announced at camp. Please be sure to purchase your tickets right away as they will sell-out quickly. Link to tickets

TV Spot with Fox 10 – Special EARLY morning schedule for Tuesday, June 2

Fox 10's Cory McClosky is planning on joining us for "LIVE on the air" coverage on June 2! We'll ask campers to show up early on Tuesday, June 2nd (8 am) in order to be featured on the news!  Here's some footage of Cory you'll enjoy

Archives (below are the materials posted prior to 5/1/15)

    Past welcome email:  CLICK HERE to see the letter.  I


    If you don't hear from us and received an acceptance letter you can well assume all your paperwork is complete!

    For additional questions email is the best form of contact  We'll work to get you an answer as quickly as possible.  We're volunteering our time and service to the camp and are doing the best we can to facilitate over 400 applicants to date. Thank you for your patience! We know this will be an amazing camp for all involved!

    Kind Regards,

    Dr. Robert Hunter

    MCC Summer Band Camp 2015

    To learn more about ways to help MCC's Summer Band Camp visit  We appreciate your kind support to help make this camp FREE for students.


    MCC Summer Band Camp

    Registration Is FULL for 2015

    (waiting list only)

    Camp is free from tuition (no cost to students). Once accepted, students are expected to fully commit to all aspects of the camp and the final concerts.  Students will be required to sign-in and out of camp and are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.  


    Registration may stay open until we reach our capacity by instrument or two weeks before the start of camp, whichever occurs first. Wait lists can be common for popular instruments so register early to secure your spot! Check our web site for notification of any wait lists before mailing in your registration.


    Campers must play a wind, percussion, or jazz instrument and have attended grades 6-12 in the ‘14-’15 school year. (Rising 9th graders during summer 2015 can choose either Jr. High School Band Camp or Senior High Band Camp).

    Jr. High Band Camp
    Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, June 5, 2015  9 am – 3:30 pm weekdays.  Required Evening Concert Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 (TBD). 
    Senior High Band Camp
    Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, June 5, 2015  9 am – 3:30 pm weekdays.  Required Evening Concert Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 (TBD). 

    After submitting the Online Registration Form, download and complete the Band Camp Youth College 2015 Registration Packet  Submit your completed packet by APRIL 3 for priority camp acceptance.

        Code of Conduct Form
        Medical Consent Form
        Photo & Talent Releases Form
        MCCCD Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form
        Teacher Recommendation (teacher should email recommendation to

    •     Mail, Fax or email completed forms to the address below
    •     Remember the required recommendation from your teacher should be e-mailed to

    Phone: 480-461-7884
    Fax: 480-461-7422
    Mesa Community College – Summer Band Camp
    Attn: Dr. Robert Hunter
    1833 W. Southern Ave
    Mesa, AZ 85202

    Online Registration Form Click Here

    Registration Packet Click Here (required for priority placement prior to April 3, 2015)


    You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration and a letter of acceptance once all forms have been received along with the teacher recommendation prior to April 17.

    Be sure to pay careful attention to any emails that arrive from or the MCC Summer Band Camp staff. If an accepted and registered student becomes unable to attend camp for any reason the camp administration office MUST receive a written notice so we can then open your spot to another camp candidate.  If you have to cancel, please be sure to get a confirmation from us indicating your cancellation request was received.

    Emails should be sent to the camp administration office


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