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2016 Half Time Recordings

21 Jul
July 21, 2016

The A Team Theme(mp3 download link)

Captain America March(mp3 download link)

Theme from Spiderman(mp3 download link)

Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky(mp3 download link)

2016 Band Camp Itinerary

21 Jul
July 21, 2016

Download the 2016 Band Camp Itinerary Here.

Emergency Contact Information

847-451-3146 (WLHS Band Office)

Camp Schedule

Friday, July 22:

9:00 AM All students report to WLHS Band Room, morning rehearsals
12:00 PM Lunch provided for students, Rosatti’s beef, chicken, pasta, salad, desert, beverage
1:00 PM Afternoon rehearsals/recreation activity
5:30 PM Dinner provided for students, hamburgers, grilled cheese, salad, desert, beverage
6:30 PM Evening rehearsals/Band Camp Olympics
10:00 PM Dismiss

Saturday, July 23:

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/recreation activity
6:45 PM Dinner provided for students, hot dogs, grilled cheese, salad, desert,
7:30 PM Evening recreation activity, Navy Pier fireworks show, entertainment, food, etc. (transportation provided for students)
11:00 PM Depart Navy Pier
11:30 PM Approximate arrive @ WLHS; dismiss

Sunday, July 24:

1:00 PM All students report to WLHS Band Room, afternoon rehearsals
Afternoon rehearsals/Band Camp Olympics
6:00 PM Restore all facilities
6:30 PM Band Camp concludes

Camp Checklist

  • SUNBLOCK/Sunglasses/hat
  • Lock for any valuables you cannot keep on your person (you can use band room lockers)
  • Cooler w/extra water, fruit, snacks, etc…you MUST hydrate regularly
  • Appropriate footwear and attire (gym shoes, change of shirt, deodorant, etc.)
  • Spending money for any extras during off-campus Navy Pier recreation activity
  • Working instrument, music, lyre, pencil, and all assigned equipment to fully participate in band camp


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 our Navy Pier field trip.  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 of your choice for breaks.

What if I have special dietary needs?
Students with dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, gluten, lactose, etc.) will be asked to indicate so via posted sheet during the 7/20 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, grilled cheese, PBJ sandwiches, etc., available at every meal so there is something for everyone. As always, we would recommend our students with specific dietary needs pack extra food/snacks they enjoy—just in case.

Why is there a field trip form for band camp?
The field trip form is to ensure 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 Friday morning.

What if I have other questions?
Listen to class announcements. Check the 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!

8th Grade All Star Festival and Music Course Selection Workshop

04 Jan
January 4, 2016

Friday, January 22, West Leyden

Performance and Parent Workshop at 7:00 PM, West Campus Auditorium

Sign in for your chance to win prizes in the festival raffle:
8th Grade Festival Raffle Registration

Recordings of the pieces we are going to learn and perform:

Serenade Recording

New Forest March
New Forest March Recording

Star Wars Medley
Star Wars Recording

Half Time Recording – October 2, 2015

04 Oct
October 4, 2015

2015 Franklin Park Fall Fest Parade

28 Sep
September 28, 2015

In addition to all of your other exciting Homecoming festivities (and Cedar Point Tour deadlines) during this week, please see the annual Franklin Park Fall Fest Parade information below.

Link to key event information and field trip form

​Event  Overview:​

Sunday, 10/04
11:00 AM Report Time​, ​WLHS Band Room

  • All students, e​at lunch/hydrate prior to arrival
  • (Musicians) Arrive in shorts and t-shirt, with black socks
  • (Color Guard) Arrive with show hair done

3:00 PM Anticipated Dismissal Time

A great–and exciting–Homecoming Week to all!