Download the 2018 Band Camp Itinerary Here.
Download the 2018 Navy Pier Field Trip Form Here.
BAND CAMP CHECKLIST
- SUNBLOCK/Sunglasses/hat (smart sun protection)
- Lock for any valuables you cannot keep on your person (you can use band room lockers)
- Cooler w/extra water, fruit, snacks, etc. (to hydrate regularly)
- Appropriate footwear and attire (gym shoes, change of shirt, sweatshirt for evenings, deodorant, etc.)
- Spending money for any extras (during Wednesday night’s off-campus Navy Pier recreation activity)
- Working instrument, music, lyre, pencil, another pencil, and assigned equipment to participate in band camp
Emergency Contact Information
847-451-3146 (WLHS Band Office)
FREQUENTLY ASKED BAND CAMP QUESTIONS
What happens in the event of rain or excessive temperatures?
Luckily for us, the weather forecast calls for unseasonably cool temperatures and no rain (famious last words)! However, just like class, band camp meets regardless of weather conditions. We have access to indoor facilities and we will modify our schedule for safety and comfort as weather conditions may warrant.
Do I need to pay for my meals at band camp?
No. The cost for all five band camp meals are covered by your class tuition. (So are the costs for bus transportation and recreation activities as indicated on the schedule). However, 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 or are prepared on site by our fantastic band staff and parents, so you can relax, recharge, and enjoy a restful and social meal time with friends. We will always order plenty of good food for everyone (but 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, food allergy, etc.) were asked to indicate so via the student information google doc so we can do our best to accommodate any such needs. We want for you to be comfortable and at your best for band camp. It is our intent to have a alternate options, such as salad, grilled cheese, PBJ sandwiches, etc., type items 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 when you will be off-campus to enjoy the Navy Pier recreation activity on Wednesday evening. As always, your signed field trip form also must provide us with your family’s contact information in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please bring your signed field trip form to class on Monday, July 23.
What if I have other questions?
Listen to class announcements. Carefully read your class emails. Check the web page. If you still 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 enjoy a great Band Camp week experience!