2014 Band Camp Itinerary

23 Jul
July 23, 2014

Download the 2014 Band Camp Itinerary here.

Emergency Contact Information

847-451-3146 (WLHS Band Office)

Camp Schedule

Thursday, July 24:

9:00 AM All students report to WLHS Band Room, morning rehearsals
12:00 PM Lunch provided for students, Rosatti’s beef, chicken, manicotti, desert, beverage
1:00 PM Afternoon rehearsals/recreation activity
6:00 PM Dinner provided for students, deli/submarine sandwiches, salad, desert, beverage
6:45 PM Evening rehearsals/recreation activity
9:30 PM Dismiss

Friday, July 25:

9:00 AM All students report to WLHS Band Room, morning rehearsals
12:00 PM Lunch provided for students, Lou Malnati’s pizza, salad, desert, beverage
1:00 PM Afternoon rehearsals/Camp Olympics
5:30 PM Dinner provided for students, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, salad, desert, beverage
6:30 PM Evening rehearsals/Camp Olympics
10:00 PM Dismiss

Saturday, July 26:

9:00 AM All students report to WLHS Band Room, morning rehearsals
12:00 PM Lunch provided for students, hamburgers, salad, desert, beverage
1:00 PM Afternoon rehearsals/recreation activity
6:45 PM Dinner provided for students, Papa John’s pizza, salad, desert, beverage
7:30 PM Evening recreation activity, Navy Pier: 10:15 PM fireworks show, entertainment, food, etc.
11:00 PM Depart Navy Pier
11:30 PM Approximate arrive @ WLHS; dismiss

Sunday, July 27:

1:00 PM All students report to WLHS Band Room, afternoon rehearsals
6:00 PM Restore all facilities for first day of school; Band Camp concludes!

Camp Checklist

  • SUNBLOCK / Sunglasses / Hat
  • Lock for any valuables you cannot keep on your person
  • Cooler w/extra water, fruit, snacks, etc…you MUST hydrate regularly
  • Appropriate footwear and attire (gym shoes for marching, swimwear, etc.)
  • Spending money for any extras during off-campus recreation activities
  • Working instrument, music, lyre, pencil, and all assigned equipment to fully participate in band camp

Questions

What happens in the event of rain or excessive temperatures?
Just like class, band camp meets regardless of weather conditions. We have access to indoor facilities and will modify our schedule for safety and comfort if weather conditions so mandate.

Do I need to pay for my meals at band camp?
No. Your meals are covered by your class tuition. (So are the transportation and recreation activities as indicated on the camp schedule). You may wish to bring money for any additional food/snacks you may want during any off-campus recreation activities. Band camp meals are catered right to us so that you do can relax, recharge, and enjoy a restful and social meal time with friends. While there will always be plenty of good food for everyone, please allow all students to go through the line before asking for seconds. We also recommend you pack fruit, snacks, extra beverages, etc., for breaks.

What if I have special dietary needs?
Students with dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, gluten allergy, etc.) will be asked to indicate so via posted sheet during the 7/22 class meeting. This is so we can do our best to accommodate any such needs because we want for you to be comfortable and at your best for band camp. It is our intent to have a vegetarian option, salad, PBJ sandwiches, etc., available at every meal so there is something for everyone. As always, we would recommend that our students with specific dietary needs pack extra food/snacks—just in case.

Why is there a field trip form for band camp?
The field trip form is to ensure that your family knows both the band camp hours/location, and when you will be off-campus to enjoy recreation activities (Navy Pier) during the camp. The field trip form also provides us with your family’s critical contact information in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please bring your signed field trip form to camp on Thursday morning.

What if I have other questions?
Listen to class announcements. Check this web page. If you can’t find the answers, try asking a friend, then a section leader, then a drum major, then a director…We are all here to help you to have a great Band Camp experience!