Band Camp V

Bandology’s fifth annual Band Camp is a week-long day camp for keen music students in grades 7-12 who want to improve their musical skills in the summer. Band Camp V runs July 12-16, 2021.


Band Camp provides a fun opportunity to advance music skills in the middle of summer for students who are keen musicians and love collaborating with other music lovers.

Band Camp V will be a hand instrument-based camp with a wide variety of performing opportunities for campers, including drumline, boomwhackers, ukulele, bucket drumming, composition, music theory and more, plus tons of games and fun music activities, as well as special guest clinicians and performers.

Basically, all the same fun and learning and friendship as regular band camp, just with no blowing. We will adhere to all public health and safety guidelines, utilize cohorts and spend as much time outside as possible.

No experience required, no instruments required, just a willingness to try something new and have fun!

Band Camp is $395 for the week. Before and after care is available for an additional charge. Students bring a nut-free lunch and snacks. Camp spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended. Click here for registration info and to register now.

For campers with financial challenges, we have partnered with local community funding organizations such as the Halton Learning Foundation. Please email us at for more details.

What if? That’s the big question – what if we suddenly can’t run in-person camp? Two solutions – we are deferring camp registration payments until June 15, 2021. So register now, but don’t make any payment. And, if we can’t meet in person, then we’ll run Band Camp Online that week instead.

Think you are a bit too old to be a camper but have lots of experience and expertise to offer? Apply to become a music mentor! Open to students in grades 11 and up who have lots of music/camp experience. Click here to learn more.

If you have any questions about Band Camp V, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or (905) 469-6278.

Why the change from a concert band camp? With wind instrument playing and singing not allowed in classrooms this year, and with an eye to the various studies out there, we have made the decision NOT to have a concert band camp. Studies show that playing instruments can cause the spread of potentially dangerous aerosol particles and we don’t want to risk anyone’s health. Plus, with wind instrument playing and singing not allowed in classrooms this year, many kids will not have had the opportunity to play classroom instruments since early March of 2020 and may be rather rusty. We want kids to be happy and feel confident and good about themselves. Handheld instruments provide a level playing field for all.

Bandology is the proud recipient of Town of Oakville Cultural Grants administered by the Oakville Arts Council in 2021, 2020 and 2019.

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Bandology is the proud recipient of Canada Summer Jobs grants in 2020, 2019 and 2018.

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