Band Camp for Adult Musicians


  • Week 1 June 12 – June 18, 2022 
  • Week 2 June 26 – July 2, 2022

*Flutes are closed for both weeks.

*Alto saxes are closed for both weeks. We will take tenor sax and baritone sax.

The Band Camp for Adult Musicians looks forward to its eighteenth  summer at Allegheny College. Allegheny’s picturesque campus is the perfect backdrop for a week of festive music-making. Online registration will be available in January.

Two weeks of Band Camps for Adult Musicians will be held in 2022. Week One will be held from June 12-18; Week Two will be held from June 26- July 2, 2022. Join us for a week (or two!) of joyful music-making and enduring camaraderie.

NOTE: The full Concert Band will play different music during each week. Anyone who participates in both weeks of Camp will play more than 80 different compositions.


We are delighted to offer camp again this year, however, due to Covid-19, we are not able to offer housing & meals for nonparticipating family members.  The Covid situation will be monitored carefully and policies will be adjusted, as needed, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.
The Covid-19 vaccination is required to participate. Please send a copy of your vaccination card here (a link will be added soon), no later than June 1, 2022.

A Covid-19 rapid test will be administered upon your arrival at the Wise Sports & Fitness Center, at no additional cost.


Music History (Lowell Hepler)
Music Aptitude & Achievement: Nature or Nurture? (Ron Stitt)
Working through Covid Issues with Ensembles (Jim Seidel)
Alexander Technique (Robyn Costa: Week 1 only)



Improve your technique on the instrument of your choice by spending afternoons with a master teacher.


Participate in afternoon groups, such as:
Woodwind Quintet
Large Brass Ensemble
Jazz Band
And many more


Rehearse with the entire camp every morning and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.


Orientation Dinner on Sunday
Mid-week Reception
Small Ensemble Recital on Thursday
Gala Concert on Friday


The conductor for the first week will be Dr. Lowell Hepler, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Allegheny College.  Dr. Hepler has served as guest conductor for music festivals ranging from County through  All-State levels.  Hepler was Principal Tuba with the Erie Philharmonic for 35 years, and served as Principal Tuba with Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Lake Erie Ballet Orchestra.  He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Bandmasters Association, and the  Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, Honorary Bandmaster Fraternity.  He has also served as the Pennsylvania state chair of the College Band Directors National Association.  He was the 2010 recipient of the Nu Chapter, Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster of the Year Award, and the 2013 recipient of the Allegheny College Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The conductor for the second week will be Colonel Timothy J. Holtan who retired on May 1, 2017 as the senior military musician in the Department of Defense, after servicing twenty eight and a half years as an Army Bands officer.  Colonel Holtan served as the 10th Leader & Commander of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” from 2014-2017 and holds the distinction of being the first officer to command all three of the Army’s premier bands.  Colonel Holton is a North Dakota native.  He holds music education degrees from Montana State University & the University of Montana.  He is a former school music educator & a clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc.  He enjoys substitute teaching and is in demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.  Colonel Holtan has presented concerts & clinics in all 50 states, Canada, Japan, the U.S, Virgin Islands & Europe.


The principal players for each section of the Band Camp Concert Band will be faculty members from several colleges and universities. They will also teach master classes on their respective instruments. This distinguished group of performers will help camp participants improve their instrumental technique and musicianship.


Eighty guests may be housed in North Village II. North Village II contains two and four-person apartments with single bedrooms. The bedrooms contain New England woodcraft furniture including one two-drawer dresser, one three-drawer dresser, desk with book carousel, chair, and bed. Two-person suites feature a common area with a microwave, sink, mini-fridge, and one bathroom. Four-person apartments feature a living room, large refrigerator, sink, microwave, a 2-burner cook-top, and two bathrooms.  There is also a full kitchen in the main floor lounge. This building is air-conditioned with laundry rooms on every floor.


The Meadville area has a large selection of hotels, motels, and alternative lodging options. For a complete list of recommended establishments, please visit


Program Fee
One week only, first participant……………………………..$430
One week only, participating family member ………….$390
Both weeks, first participant …………………………………$760
Both weeks, participating family member ………………$725


Lodging (linens NOT included) ………………………$200
Lodging with Linens………………………………………$215


Full Meal Plan………………………………….. $150
Lunch & Dinner Plan………………………….$120

Register here!  Please note: Payment must be made in full with your registration.   If you need assistance call the Office of Conference & Event Services at 814-332-3101.

See the camp on Facebook.

For more information on these camps, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at or Camp Co-Directors Ron Stitt , Lowell Hepler, and John Fleming.