Vienna Band Camp

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44th Annual! Largest band camp in Northern Virginia!

Monday through Friday

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

June 20 to July 12, 2024 (No camp July 4 or 5)

Longfellow Middle School

2000 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

CAMP FEE: $450 for all four weeks ** EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS MAY 26 **

REGISTRATION DUE DATES: After May 24th (early bird pricing), registration will increase to $475 per student. Please register online at: Registration will close on June 7th for all students except beginners. Because of special staffing requirements based on camp registrations, tuition is not refundable after June 7th.

BEGINNING PROGRAM: For students with no previous band experience. The beginning band students will have two full band rehearsals, a full sectional, and a class with a specialist on each student’s instrument. All beginning students should purchase a copy of STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE, Book 1, at a local music store before the beginning of camp and should report to VBC with their instrument and the book. Due to instrumentation requirements in the elementary and middle school programs and physical considerations, the parents of each beginning student should contact their local elementary or middle school band director for assistance in selecting the appropriate instrument for their child.

REGULAR PROGRAM: For students with at least one year of band experience.  The class schedule will include two full band rehearsals, a full sectional rehearsal, and a class with a specialist on the student’s instrument.  The band music will be supplied by the camp.  However, the instrumental specialists may require students to purchase additional instructional materials. All regular program students will also receive virtual links to use when they are out/traveling.

QUESTIONS?  For further information and for assistance in the selection of a suitable instrument for a beginning student, please contact one of the following band directors:

Matt Baker (Co-Director) – Cooper Middle School (

Ted Frederick (Co-Director) – Longfellow Middle School (

Sharon Bonneau - Kilmer Middle School (

Pat Smith – Thoreau Middle School (

Payment is accepted by credit card through PayPal.The Band Camp Office telephone number during camp is 703-533-2647.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have vacation or another summer camp planned already. Can my child miss part of this camp?

Due to the progressive nature of the camp, we are asking students to not miss multiple days in a row. We hope students can commit to all the dates of camp and avoid taking long trips during the dates of the camp. We understand if students must miss a day or two especially when students get sick, but we hope students can be there for the majority of camp days.

What is the Tax ID Number for Vienna Band Camp? 

VBC is run by the McLean High School Band Parents Association. 

The McLean High School Band Parents Association is a 501(c)3 organization.  Tax ID Number - 54-1679679

Can students that play string instruments join this camp?

NO - sorry.  This is a camp for wind and percussion students.  We do not have violin, viola, cello, guitar, or bass.  If you would like information regarding string options, contact Starlet Smith -

Is lunch provided? 

NO - however, all students have a 15-minute break and snack time.

Can I participate if I do not attend a Fairfax County School? 

YES - but remember that all students and parents are responsible for their own transportation.

Does the camp provide instruments? 

NO - students should come with instruments rented/purchased already.  If you have questions about how to get an instrument, please contact the band director at your school.

For assistance in the selection of a suitable instrument for a beginning student, please contact one of the band directors.

Is financial aid available?

Since Vienna Band Camp is not a county-run event, financial aid is not available from the camp or the county.

We suggest that if you need financial assistance, you direct your questions to the band director at your school who might have some resources to help.