Facilities & Activities – EIU

Eastern Illinois University

Smith Walbridge Clinics is hosted at the beautiful campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Students registration and dormitory is in Taylor Hall.

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Charleston is in Central Illinois off of Interstate 57, South of Urbana-Champaign about 45 miles. Public transportation is available to Charleston, Mattoon and Champaign. SWC can transport to and from the transportation terminal in CHAMPAIGN ONLY. See Travel Options for more information.



  • Modern air-conditioned dorms available exclusively for our clinics
  • Dorms located adjacent to fields and teaching areas
  • Plenty of parking areas around dorm for easy check-in and checkout
  • Large modern air-conditioned lounge areas for relaxing and visiting



  • Four large drill fields located near the dorm
  • A large-scale field house backup for inclement weather
  • Plenty of shaded teaching areas
  • Large air-conditioned indoor rooms for some classes and rehearsals
  • Doudna Fine Arts Theater for evening events



Closing ceremonies and performance will be presented in O’Brien stadium.



  • Swimming at indoor Lantz Pool
  • All-Inclusive Bowling Night
  • DJ Dance Night
  • Performance and interaction with our in-residence DCI Drum Corps
  • Video games and pool table in dorm
  • Outdoor cookout (drum major clinic)
  • Stunt Night (Talent Show; a long time tradition at SWC)
  • Serenade evening after Stunt Night (Drum Major Clinics only)