Health & Safety


In case of special medical instructions or questions (medications, allergies, physical limitations, etc.), please contact SBC Administrator, Amy Birdsong, at 540-568-2384 or via email at so that we can prepare to best accommodate our participants.  Please note that the JMU Dining Services will also create special menus upon request for individuals with severe food allergies.  Please notify our office of these necessary accommodations in order for us to make the arrangements. 


JMU Summer Band Camps will have a qualified medical staff member on campus to assist with minor medical issues.  However, all medical emergencies will be transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, located at 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.



Because our event occurs in the middle of summer, the temperatures and weather conditions can vary greatly day-to-day and morning to night.  Therefore, we encourage all outdoor camp participants to bring adequate clothing to protect from the elements (raingear, hats, light clothing, jacket), as well as water bottles and any other weather-related items necessary to best prepare for the summer conditions.  All camp participants will receive a water bottle to be used during camp.  However, please feel free to bring additional bottles if so desired.  We will provide ample coolers with ice water as well as water breaks to allow participants to rehydrate.