Student Programs & Events‎ > ‎All State‎ > ‎Camps‎ > ‎

Jazz All-State Camp

See below for up-to-date All-State Jazz Band Camp info.

Jazz All-State Camp is August 6-11, 2018 at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Camp price is $650. See full camp information in student letter. Students accepting All-State must also participate in the February rehearsals and concerts, Feb 15-16, 2019 (Feb 14-15, 2019 for Jazz).

Conductor is James (J.C.) Sanford, Artist, Composer, and Educator
Chico’s First Date, JC Sanford
Umm, Yeah…, JC Sanford
April in Reggae, John Hollenbeck
First Love Song, Bob  Brookmeyer
Black Nile, Wayne Shorter, arr. Rob Hudson
Israel, Johnny Carisi, arr. Chuck Israels
Nice ‘n’ Easy, Count Basie arr. Quincy Jones

Schedule Basics

  • Report between 11:30am – 12:30pm on Mon, Aug 6th.
  • Schedule basics:
    • Opening meeting Mon, Aug 6th 1:30pm to welcome you and review basics. Parents welcome.​
    • Days begin 9:00am and continue until 10pm with lights out 11pm.
    • Full rehearsals, sectionals, and activities each day.
    • Free time built into the schedule each day.
  • Concert at 11:00am Sat, Aug 11th at Ted Mann Concert Hall (free and open to the public).

Transportation & Parking

Transportation to and from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is your responsibility. You will have to pay to park your car, so we strongly recommend getting dropped off, carpooling, and light rail. More details about parking will be sent in the next few weeks. Students are prohibited from driving during camp.

Eligibility & Rules

To be eligible for All-State, you must be enrolled in your school’s band next year. If you aren’t enrolled, contact Mary Schaefle, MMEA Executive Director immediately at

Read and review the All-State expectations before camp. It is your responsibility to know and follow them. Harassment and bullying of any kind are specifically prohibited.

Music, Music, Music!

You will get your music via DropBox download. You’ll get an email in the next week or two with links and instructions.  There will be seating auditions at camp, so be sure to practice this summer. Later emails will include playlists and other notes from your conductor.

What’s Coming Next

  • Late June: Preliminary schedule, housing & meals, concert dress, health & allergy info, what to pack.
  • Late June/Early July: Parking information, including fees.
  • July:  Music playlists, other info from conductors.
  • July 25: Final Camp balance due. (log back into parent dashboard to make payments:
  • Late July: Final reminders, check-in details.

Scholarship Application now available - due May 25. 

School or other organization paying? Use the All-State Payments from Schools, Booster & Community Groups Form

Eligibility Overview, full Eligibility Policies, and Rules and Regulations are available.

2018 All-State Camp planned start time: 11 AM, August 6
2018 All-State Camp planned end time: 4 PM, August 11

2019 All-State February planned start time: 1 PM Thursday, February 14
2019 All-State February planned end time: 1 PM Friday, February 15