Marching Arts

Smith Walbridge hosts a variety of marching band related clinics serving high school students, undergraduate collegiate students, and directors. Founded in 1949, Smith Walbridge was the first marching band leadership camp of its kind.

Expert Educators

Our staff features instructors from the top collegiate, DCI, and WGI programs from around the country. Your students learn from those who have created outstanding performances and know how to achieve high standards.

Multi-Leveled Curriculum

No matter what skill level a student has, we meet them where they are at and take them to the next level. Each clinic has various levels of curriculum to help students build the fundamentals or challenge their ability.

Impactful Leaders

We strive to develop student leaders that can help push their program to the next level when they return home. Our program develops leadership skills to help students communicate and positively affect their peers.


Eastern Illinois University




Drum Major Salute

Drum Major

7/12 - 7/17, 7/19 - 7/24

Our Drum Major Clinic provides students with the skills they need to be great leaders.

Bass Drummer

Drumline & Front Ensemble

7/7 - 7/10

Our Drumline & Front Ensemble Clinic is the perfect clinic for any marching percussionist. 

Garry Smith


7/7 - 7/10

Our Directors Clinic aims to teach new and experienced directors a inside and out view of Marching Band.

Student Conducting

Student Conductor

7/17 - 7/19

Our Student Conductor Clinic focuses on the many elements that go into a strong student conductor.

Mellophone Player

Section Leader

7/7 - 7/10

Our Section Leader Clinic focuses on marching band techniques for all students and leaders.

Marching Band Drill

Drill Design

7/10 - 7/12

Our Drill Design Clinic is the perfect clinic for drill writers or designers looking to create the perfect show.

Students Cheering


7/10 - 7/12

Our Leadership Clinic gives student leaders the tools and knowledge they need to be successful.

Colorguard Flag

Color Guard

7/7 - 7/10

Our Color Guard Clinic is the perfect clinic for new or advanced flag, rifle, and dance members.

American Mace Drum Major

Mace & Signal Baton

7/17 - 7/19

Our Mace & Signal Baton Clinic teaches new and advanced students the art of mace performance.


The Tradition

Founded in 1949, Smith Walbridge was the first camp of its kind to host a variety of marching band related clinics serving high school, undergraduate collegiate, and directors. Our world-class staff creates a high energy and positive environment that focuses on concepts for students and directors to take home, apply or adapt to their own programs. The foundation of our philosophy is our motto,

System + Spirit = Success.

“I have been sending drum majors to Smith Walbridge Clinics for over ten years as a director in two communities in Illinois. There is no better place that can equip your students with leadership skills, pride and confidence, marching and conducting fundamentals, and an adaptive servant-leader philosophy than SWC!”
-- Matthew Bufis, Evanston High School, Evanston, IL --


in Residence

We will have a Drum Corps on campus this July! All students and directors will get a clinic with the staff and members while attending on the days they are on campus.


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Smith Walbridge Clinics

P.O. Box 859

Mahomet, IL 61853

Phone: (217)687-2005

Fax: (866)401-4406

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Smith Walbridge is ever changing as we strive for excellence in our education process. This year's clinics will be unique to all before and any to come in the future. 




P.O. Box 859

Mahomet, IL 61853


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© 2018 Smith Walbridge Clinics: Marching Band, Drum Major, Colorguard Summer Camps all rights reserved. 

SW Clinics maintains the right to alter, reassign, and adjust curriculum based on circumstances at any time.