UNT BLAST! Featuring seven-time DCI world champion Santa Clara Vanguard 

University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music Wind Studies and Santa Clara Vanguard are excited to host a one-day educational marching event, UNT Blast, on Thursday, July 18, 2024 on the UNT campus. Participants are invited to campus for the day to learn, rehearse, and perform with the staff and members of Santa Clara Vanguard through a variety of sessions and events.

Participants will need to bring their own instrument.

High school band students and directors are invited to experience the day individually or as a group. Discounts available for band directors bringing 10 or more students.* Tuition and fees include instruction, t-shirt, lunch and dinner, and a ticket to the DCI show.

*Band directors bringing a minimum of 10 students, please email music.camps@unt.edu for a coupon code for your students to receive a $50 tuition discount.

Everything will be housed on UNT campus followed by the DCI Denton show at DATCU Stadium at UNT.

Registration Deadline
July 1, 2024

Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $125
Non-refundable registration fee: $25

Registration & Refund Policies
Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Refund information: Refunds requested by June 1, 2024 will be honored less a processing fee ($2.9% of total paid + $0.30) and the $25 non-refundable application fee. We are unable to process refunds requested after June 1, 2024.

Tentative Event Schedule
8:00am: Registration
9:00am: Session 1
10:30am: Session 2
12:00pm: Lunch in Dining Hall
1:30pm: Session 3
3:00pm: Session 4
4:00pm: Closing Session
6:00: Dinner in Dining Hall
8:00pm: DCI Denton Performances
11:15pm: Dismissal

Questions? Contact us at music.camps@unt.edu or (940) 369-6541.

To register, simply click the button to get to the UNT Summer Workshops registration portal. Once there, on the left side of the screen, select “program,” and scroll down to “UNT Blast.”

Attention all Directors! Enjoy a special FREE track by filling out the form below.

Director's Track UNT Blast

Bring your band, and enjoy a free directors track just for you. Our wonderful partners at UDB will pay for your ticket! Would you like to attend the DCI show?(Required)
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