New Harding students who are interested in singing in one of Harding's choral ensembles are invited to participate in Choral Impact, a branch of Student Impact, held on the Harding campus during the few days before fall classes begin.
Choral Impact will provide an introduction to Harding's choral program and an opportunity to audition for membership in an ensemble. In addition, participants will be able to attend most of the activities of Harding's Student Impact, which runs concurrently with Choral Impact and offers a general orientation to campus life, along with special entertainment and social events.
During Choral Impact, students will be able to move into the dormitory rooms which they will occupy in the fall semester. The cost is $95, which covers housing, meals, entertainment, instruction, and souvenir items.
The annual Thundering Herd Marching Band camp is held on campus in August during the week preceding registration. This camp is in preparation of the coming Fall football season. All new University students must schedule an audition prior to the camp. The camp is a required event for all current and prospective members of the Thundering Herd Marching Band. During the camp, intensive sessions dealing with marching fundamentals, wind and percussion performance, and drill are introduced and rehearsed in preparation for the upcoming season. During this camp, members will learn both the pregame show and the first marching show of the season.
The marching band camp fee is $50, which covers the cost of food and camp supplies during your time on campus. Dates for the camp are always Sunday through Friday during the week preceeding the first week of classes.
Summer Honor Choir is a five day camp designed to help high school vocal students improve their skills, learn new skills and earn an hour of college credit all at the same time. The came is led by Dr. Cliff Ganus. Students study sightsining, music literature, and how to present yourself as a performer. For more information, please visit the Honor Choir page
Summer Band & Orchestra Camp is a 5 day program designed specifically for beginner and intermediate band and orchestra students. The camp is led by Dr. Mike Chance and provides experience in large and small ensembles as well as top instruction in individual instrument masterclasses with one-on-one instruction time. There are also daily classes teaching the fundamentals of music, clarifying and reinforcing rhythms, scales, and sightreading. For more information, please visit the Band & Orchestra Camp page.
Summer Percussion camp is a 2 day camp open to any junior high or high school student with a minimum of one year playing experience. The camp is led by Dr. Wes Parker and features personal and group instruction on all marching percussino instruments. For more information, please visit the Marching Percussion camp page.