NEW: Virtual Clinics!

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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.

 

FREE

Virtual Clinics

With the cancelation of SWC 2020 we are bringing the "System+Spirit=Success" experience online! We will provide FREE content throughout the summer for students and band directors.

Upcoming Virtual Clinics
Lessons in Leadership - Effective Communication
Wed, Jun 03
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Jun 03, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
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Leaders are defined by their communication style and delivery. This session will focus on the tools and skills needed for students to communicate to their fellow band members. Hosted by Beth Shackelford
Band Director's Road Map - Rehearsal Techniques
Fri, Jun 05
Zoom
Jun 05, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
Zoom
This session focuses on improving rehearsal efficiency by incorporating non-verbal communication. It will also establish a "default" setting for balance in differing styles of music. Hosted by Gary E. Smith.

WORLD-CLASS

Clinics

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Drum Major

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

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Drumline & Front Ensemble

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

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Directors

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

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Student Conductor

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

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Section Leader

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

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Drill Design

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

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Leadership

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

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Color Guard

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

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Mace & Signal Baton

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

EXPERIENCE

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 --
 

VIRTUAL CLINICS

On-Demand

Missed out on one of our Live Virtual Clinics? Check out some of our past clinics below to watch at your own pace, on your own time. We will be posing all of our Clinics and even some extras here throughout the summer.

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CONTACT US

Smith Walbridge Clinics

P.O. Box 859

Mahomet, IL 61853

Phone: (217)687-2005

Fax: (866)401-4406

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JOIN US THIS SUMMER

Smith Walbridge is ever-changing as we strive for excellence in our education process. This year, we are providing free Virtual Clinics throughout the summer. Stay connected for future updates and clinic dates or take a look at our current Virtual Live Schedule and RSVP now!

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© 2020 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.

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