General Questions

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

Do students supply their own equipment?


Yes. This includes flags, rifles, instruments, drums, batons, maces, etc. With over the large amount of students attending, Smith Walbridge Clinics is not able to provide equipment. However, special arrangements can be made for those flying from other countries, or long distances that need very large instruments or equipment. Call our main office to see what is available.




Is bedding and linens included?


For 2021, students will be required to bring their own sheets and bedding. The beds are twin XL. As an alternative to bringing fitted sheets, students may bring a large sheet to cover the matress, then use, say, a sleeping bag or other on top. Bring own pillow/pillowcase too. Pack out what you packed in.




Is there a lost-and-found for missing belongings?


Yes. The Lost-and-found is located in the clinic store.





 
Arrival and Departure

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

What if I arrive late?


Go to the front desk of Taylor Hall. An intern or a member of our administrative staff will assist you with moving in and help with schedule and where to go.




What is the parking situation?


If the participant has driven him/herself, staff members will show you where to park. Those who will keep their cars at the camp will need to get a parking pass during check-in. Smith Walbridge will not be responsible for those who get tickets when parking in area not approved for our staff and participants.




Can I stay one or multiple extra nights?


Early arrival or late departure situations (usually to get cheaper air fares, or arrive in time for class) are available for $25.00 per night. You will need extra money for meals not included in your fee. Extra nights are not available on or after July 23 since the dorms will be closed. Call us to make arrangements at least one week in advance.




What public transportation options are available?


These options are included in your packets and on the Transportation page. Be sure to provide your information at least one week advance so we can make plans to pick you up and return you to your to your stations and terminals.





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

July 9th, 10:00 -11:30 am

O'Brien Stadium

Mace-Signal Baton Clinic

July 18th, 11:00 AM-NOON,

held behind Taylor Hall.

Student Conductor Clinic

July 18, 11:00 AM-NOON,

held in Lumpkin.

Drum Major Clinics

Session I:  July 16th, 9:00-11:00 AM

Session II: July 23rd, 9:00-11:00 AM

O'Brien Stadium

 
 
Equipment and Belongings

Questions about bringing equipment and provided equipment.

Do students supply their own equipment?


Yes. This includes flags, rifles, instruments, drums, batons, maces, etc. With over the large amount of students attending, Smith Walbridge Clinics is not able to provide equipment. However, special arrangements can be made for those flying from other countries, or long distances that need very large instruments or equipment. Call our main office to see what is available.




Is bedding and linens included?


For 2021, students will be required to bring their own sheets and bedding. The beds are twin XL. As an alternative to bringing fitted sheets, students may bring a large sheet to cover the matress, then use, say, a sleeping bag or other on top. Bring own pillow/pillowcase too. Pack out what you packed in.




Is there a lost-and-found for missing belongings?


Yes. The Lost-and-found is located in the clinic store.





 
Check-In

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

Do students supply their own equipment?


Yes. This includes flags, rifles, instruments, drums, batons, maces, etc. With over the large amount of students attending, Smith Walbridge Clinics is not able to provide equipment. However, special arrangements can be made for those flying from other countries, or long distances that need very large instruments or equipment. Call our main office to see what is available.




Is bedding and linens included?


For 2021, students will be required to bring their own sheets and bedding. The beds are twin XL. As an alternative to bringing fitted sheets, students may bring a large sheet to cover the matress, then use, say, a sleeping bag or other on top. Bring own pillow/pillowcase too. Pack out what you packed in.




Is there a lost-and-found for missing belongings?


Yes. The Lost-and-found is located in the clinic store.