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General Questions

Concerning the day-to-day of Smith Walbridge Clinics.

Where can I get general information about what to do after registration?


You should receive a file by email when you register. If not, contact us. Please read this document before calling with questions.




When do the clinics end?


Approximately at noon on the last day.




When do classes begin?


2:00 PM on the first day. Participants will be lead to classes from the dormitory. Participants should already be checked in by this time.




What meals are included?


Dinner is is the first meal on the first day and breakfast is the last meal on the last day. For commuters, dinners and lunches are provided. Meals for early arrivals, late departures and those staying over for additional sessions can purchase their own meals in the dormitories or at fast food chains nearby.




What about safety, security, and supervision?


All students are supervised 24 hours a day. There are interns on each floor of the dormitories. All administrative staff are certified in first aid and trained to handle emergency situations.




Are Drum Major Session 1 and Session 2 the same?


Yes, however when you repeat a session, you will advance to the next level of instruction. So regardless if you come to camp for multiple weeks in the same summer or if you return several summers in a row, you will gain and develop new skills and be exposed to new content.




Can you attend student sessions after graduating from high school?


Yes. Many college students do attend. Specifically, we have a college track in our drum major clinic. We also encourage undergraduate students to attend our Student Conductor, Drill Design, and Marching Band Director Clinics.




What is the roommate policy?


Two people per room of the same gender. Groups will be housed in the same area. Singles will be housed with someone in the same age group. If a single room is requested, there is a $50 additional charge.




Can students receive mail while attending the clinics?


We strongly suggest not sending mail to the clinic site since it often arrives too late for distribution. Smith Walbridge has no contact with the dorm after July 20.




How much money should I bring?


It depends of how much you want to spend in the clinic store and for ordering pizzas, etc. Smith Walbridge does accept credit cards and checks.




What is available in the clinic store?


Our clinic store carries a variety of band products as well as Smith Walbridge merchandise. Band supplies include rifles, silks, flag poles, maces, whistles, and more. Smith Walbridge merchandise includes t-shirts, hoodies, hats, shorts, tank tops, and more!




How do I purchase pictures from SWC?


Pictures from you or your student's time at SWC are taken and sold by Memory Lane Photography.

To look for pictures, go here.
Pictures on our website or social media are not purchaseable.





 
Arrival and Departure

Questions about transportation may be answered by going to the Transportation  page.

Where can I get general information about what to do after registration?


You should receive a file by email when you register. If not, contact us. Please read this document before calling with questions.




When do the clinics end?


Approximately at noon on the last day.




When do classes begin?


2:00 PM on the first day. Participants will be lead to classes from the dormitory. Participants should already be checked in by this time.




What meals are included?


Dinner is is the first meal on the first day and breakfast is the last meal on the last day. For commuters, dinners and lunches are provided. Meals for early arrivals, late departures and those staying over for additional sessions can purchase their own meals in the dormitories or at fast food chains nearby.




What about safety, security, and supervision?


All students are supervised 24 hours a day. There are interns on each floor of the dormitories. All administrative staff are certified in first aid and trained to handle emergency situations.




Are Drum Major Session 1 and Session 2 the same?


Yes, however when you repeat a session, you will advance to the next level of instruction. So regardless if you come to camp for multiple weeks in the same summer or if you return several summers in a row, you will gain and develop new skills and be exposed to new content.




Can you attend student sessions after graduating from high school?


Yes. Many college students do attend. Specifically, we have a college track in our drum major clinic. We also encourage undergraduate students to attend our Student Conductor, Drill Design, and Marching Band Director Clinics.




What is the roommate policy?


Two people per room of the same gender. Groups will be housed in the same area. Singles will be housed with someone in the same age group. If a single room is requested, there is a $50 additional charge.




Can students receive mail while attending the clinics?


We strongly suggest not sending mail to the clinic site since it often arrives too late for distribution. Smith Walbridge has no contact with the dorm after July 20.




How much money should I bring?


It depends of how much you want to spend in the clinic store and for ordering pizzas, etc. Smith Walbridge does accept credit cards and checks.




What is available in the clinic store?


Our clinic store carries a variety of band products as well as Smith Walbridge merchandise. Band supplies include rifles, silks, flag poles, maces, whistles, and more. Smith Walbridge merchandise includes t-shirts, hoodies, hats, shorts, tank tops, and more!




How do I purchase pictures from SWC?


Pictures from you or your student's time at SWC are taken and sold by Memory Lane Photography.

To look for pictures, go here.
Pictures on our website or social media are not purchaseable.





Closing Ceremonies

For parents, friends and directors closing ceremonies are in O’Brien stadium on Eastern Illinois' campus.

Flag & Rifle, Drumline & Front Ensemble, Section Leader, Drum Major Session 1

July 12, 9:00 -11:30 am

Mace-Signal Baton Clinic

July 14, 11:30 AM-NOON,

held behind Taylor Hall.

Student Conductor Clinic

July 14, 11:30 AM-NOON,

held in Lumpkin.

Drum Major Clinic Session 2

July 19, 9:00-11:00 AM

 
 
Equipment and Belongings

Questions about bringing equipment and provided equipment.

What is your refund policy?


A full refund, minus a handling fee can be issued 24 hours in advance of any session. There are no refunds for participants who leave early, for any reason, since full payment is made to the university once the session begin.




What are your deposit and payment procedures?


Deposits can be made either during, or soon after registering. We require a $75 deposit to register. Balances can be made anytime before coming to Smith Walbridge Clinics, or they can be paid upon arrival. We can also bill your school or booster groups. When registering use the message box to indicate special payments instructions for us. Payments can be made with a credit/debit card, or by check. We prefer checks which can be mailed with the participant's name on the check. Each time a payment is made, a new receipt will be emailed to you.




What should I do if my school or our booster organization is paying for my tuition?


Your director should contact Smith Walbridge Clinics to request an invoice and registration code. The registration code will allow you to bypass the $75 registration fee, so the school, district, or booster organization can pay for one or multiple students on a single invoice.




What discounts are offered?


You can view all available offers on each clinic page.





 
Registration

Registration and Check-In is on the first day of the clinic. Dates are listed on each clinic's page. You may register for our clinics as late as the morning of that clinic. Check-Out takes place on the last day of a clinic after closing ceremonies or after the conclusion of the clinic.

Check-in Times

Registration is located at Taylor Hall at Eastern Illinois University. Exact times can be found in the information PDF's.

 
Payments

What is your refund policy?


A full refund, minus a handling fee can be issued 24 hours in advance of any session. There are no refunds for participants who leave early, for any reason, since full payment is made to the university once the session begin.




What are your deposit and payment procedures?


Deposits can be made either during, or soon after registering. We require a $75 deposit to register. Balances can be made anytime before coming to Smith Walbridge Clinics, or they can be paid upon arrival. We can also bill your school or booster groups. When registering use the message box to indicate special payments instructions for us. Payments can be made with a credit/debit card, or by check. We prefer checks which can be mailed with the participant's name on the check. Each time a payment is made, a new receipt will be emailed to you.




What should I do if my school or our booster organization is paying for my tuition?


Your director should contact Smith Walbridge Clinics to request an invoice and registration code. The registration code will allow you to bypass the $75 registration fee, so the school, district, or booster organization can pay for one or multiple students on a single invoice.




What discounts are offered?


You can view all available offers on each clinic page.





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