Spirit U

Spirit of Atlanta is proud to present SPIRIT U – our educational camp series for students who participate in marching band/drum corps programs anywhere.   You’ll get up-close and personal with staff and members of Spirit of Atlanta – and even get to perform with them! What is Spirit U?   For students aged 12-18, it’s a 3-day overnight camp where you will learn from top quality instructors and grow your abilities in marching and movement, brass, woodwind, percussion, or colorguard performance, leadership skills, physical fitness, and much more. You will also work with the corps caption heads and learn about the audition process for joining the Spirit of Atlanta.

You’ll will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with members of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps, who will be finalizing their spring training and preparing to depart for their summer tour. The Spirit U experience wraps up with a special performance by the participants, joined by Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps as they prepare to debut their summer production.  Led by Education Director Gary Gribble, the Spirit U team includes current and past members of Spirit of Atlanta’s instructional team, as well as highly-sought-after directors and clinicians from programs around the southeast US.

It’s a fantastic first step for anyone who has a dream of marching in a DCI corps.  In our first three seasons there have been multiple Spirit U veterans who earned a contracted position in Spirit of Atlanta the following year. Join us for a fantastic summer music and marching arts experience!


Spirit U

Dates to be announced

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Early Registration $290 (Before June 1)  | After June 1 $320

Student tuition includes camp fees, overnight dormitory accomodations, all meals, instructional materials, Spirit U T-shirt, and 2 tickets to Spirit of Atlanta Preview Show performance. 

$50 deposit required with reservation for students.  Balance due by June 1st.  Reservations made June 1 or later require full payment.  A one-time $10 registration fee applies to all reservations. 

Group Discounts and Special Offers available if 10 or more attend from the same school.


Spirit U is proud to have the support of the Georgia Music FoundationSpirit U Scholarships available

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and the Georgia Music Foundation, Spirit U is proud to offer a limited number of full scholarships for our 2019 camp. Scholarship are available for student registration only.

You must demonstrate financial need and have a written recommendation letter from your band director.  Get all of the details and apply for a Spirit U Scholarship below.

[ Scholarship Applications for 2019 are now closed ]

Have more questions?   Check out our Spirit U FAQ page