July 16-20, 2018

Registration opens February 15, 2018. Early Bird registration ends April 10, 2018.


"TRACKFORM" YOUR SUMMER WITH AN MBU CAMP. If you enjoy challenges in the performing arts and desire to make new connections, join campers from around the United States for an exciting week at Maranatha Music and Drama Camp! The Music Tracks provide optimal musical experiences and challenges for musical and personal growth. The Musical/Drama Track invokes the passion and energy of performing arts, both in front of and behind the curtain. In all tracks, workshops and recreational activities are balanced to provide campers with both learning and leisure time.

All Drama Camp Audition forms with video links must be turned in by June 24.

What Will "Trackform" Your Summer?



  • Beginning Band | no band experience (a day camp from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM) Directed by Teresa Herbert
  • Cadet Band | one year of band experience (typically 6th or 7th grade) Directed by Trisha Herbert
  • Intermediate Band | two or more years of band experience (typically junior high) Directed by Will Brown
  • Advanced Band | three or more years of band experience (typically senior high) Directed by Dr. David Brown


  • Rehearse with the band.
  • Receive specialized instruction on their instrument: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn in F, Low Brass, or Percussion
  • Sing in the camp choir
  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


  • After registration is completed and campers are in their designated rehearsal rooms, the band director will confirm whether they are in the correct band for their level and age. Additional adjustments may be made during the first scheduled rehearsal.
  • For questions regarding band track, email David Brown

Picture of faculty member David Brown smiling at cameraDAVID BROWN

BA, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina

MM, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina
DMA, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri


Dr. Brown came to Maranatha to teach in 2003. Before this, he spent two years as the music pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana, and fifteen years as the school and church music director at Tri-City Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri.

Stage Crew

We are surrounded by other musicians for the whole week, and we have access to many great musical professors and counselors...I look forward to Music Camp for months and count down the days until it begins!

Elizabeth Hudson


I was encouraged to witness the incredible progress made by my students in one week of camp

Dr. David Townsend

Freedom Christian School

As a parent, my mind was put at ease knowing that the girls were in the hands of exceptionally competent and caring instructors, leaders, and sponsors. We could not have been more pleased with their progress and experience after spending a week at Maranatha Band Camp.

Stephanie Griggs

Mother of Camper

You don’t spend all of your time with just drama, or string, or piano people. You get to branch out and broaden your horizons. Plus, the food is really great!

Kimberly McDaniel


Maranatha Band camp is a great opportunity for homeschooled students to get a chance to play in a band!

Seth Hudson


The best part about summer camp was the fact I was surrounded by people who were as dedicated to their instrument as I was. The teachers were the greatest encouragement to better myself for God’s glory

Lizzie Conrad


I had an absolutely amazing time at camp and would recommend Maranatha’s Music and Drama Camp to anyone wanting to learn their instrument better.

Clayton Sparks


Maranatha’s Music Camp not only is a great asset to learning my instrument, but it is also great fun!! The activities are great, I met new friends, and I learned lots of music.

Sarah Howell


My girls and I LOVED our experience at Maranatha and I hope to bring more kiddos next summer to experience what we did! Such a unique opportunity, and combining music and summer camp together in a Christian atmosphere is an unbelievable experience. My girls sang "By the Gentle Waters" (from choir) at a family gathering as well as a homeschool co-op's talent show. Many experiences from their week of camp have influenced them. Even the hymn singing in the dorms at night had a huge impact. The effects of your camp go on and on.span>

Lynn Betzold

Volunteer/Mom of campers

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