Preseason Camp 2017


Welcome to the 2017 Preseason Camp page, your source for information on the preseason band camp for the University of Illinois Marching Illini. This page will be updated periodically over the year with details on our 2017 camp, so keep checking back for more information as we get closer to this year’s preseason camp.

IMPORTANT DATES

Traditional Music Memorization Suggested Target Dates
  • Revised Entrance #3 | May 9
  • Patriotic Medley | May 23
  • Star Spangled Banner | June 6
  • Illinois Loyalty | June 20
  • Oskee Wow Wow from the Top and from the Hold | July 11
  • William Tell | July 25
  • Three-In-One | August 1
  • Illinois March | August 15

 

Marching Illini Summer Sectionals
  • May 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | SCHEDULE
  • June 17, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | CANCELLED
  • July 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | SCHEDULE
  • Historic Harding Band Building & the Marching Illini Practice Field
  • Register for Summer Sectionals

 

Illinettes Summer Sectionals
  • TBD 2018 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • TBD 2018 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Campus Recreation ARC Facility MP

 

Marching Illini Graduate Teaching Staff Workshop
  • Faculty, Staff, Graduate Teaching Staff, Other Instructional Staff
  • August 16 – 18, 2018 | Thursday – Saturday
  • Historic Harding Band Building & Marching Illini Practice Field
  • SCHEDULE

 

Marching Illini Student Staff Workshop
  • Graduate Staff, Drum Majors, Section Leaders, and UGS
  • August 17 – 19, 2018 | Friday 12:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Historic Harding Band Building & Marching Illini Practice Field
  • SCHEDULE

 

Marching Illini Drumline & Illinettes Dance Team Preseason Camp Sectionals
  • Drumline and Illinettes
  • August 17 – 19, 2018 | Friday and Saturday
  • Historic Harding Band Building
  • SCHEDULE

 

Marching Illini Preseason Camp
  • All members of the Marching Illini report to Campus
  • August 19 – 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM [Sunday to Sunday]
  • Historic Harding Band Building & MI Practice Field

PRESEASON CAMP REGISTRATION FORMS – ALL FORMS ARE DUE JUNE 1

 

MERCHANDISE FORMS – ALL FORMS ARE DUE JUNE 1

 

SUMMER UPDATE

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 

PRESEASON CAMP SCHEDULE

SUNDAY 8/20MONDAY 8/21TUESDAY 8/22WEDNESDAY 8/23THURSDAY 8/24FRIDAY 8/25SATURDAY 8/26SUNDAY 8/27

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 “WHERE IT STARTED”

9:00 AM Check-In for the 2017 edition of the Marching Illini begins in the Armory! Please check-in at each of the following stations in the order listed:

  1. Be sure to check your assigned Music Memorization Time HERE
    • Drumline, Guard, and Illinettes can check in immediately at 9:00 AM…you will do separate memorization tests in your sectionals
    • All Winds should check in at least 30 minutes before your assigned music memorization time…check-in will take place in the Armory
    • DO NOT BE LATE FOR YOUR MUSIC MEMORIZATION TEST
  2. Parking is free in Champaign on Sunday so feel free to park at the meters and in the various parking lots surrounding or near Harding
  3. Enter through the East Doors of the Armory behind the historic Harding Band Building
  4. Welcome, Check In, Photo for MI Viewbook | Section Tables on the Armory Floor
    • meal cards will be passed out for the IKE for those that do NOT live in on campus housing
  5. Piccolos, Clarinets, some Tenor Saxophones, some Trumpets, Mellophones, Trombones, Baritones, and Sousaphones should be picked up in Harding – an email has been sent with your locker combo. If you have not been assigned an instrument, bring your personal instrument to be sure you have an instrument for preseason camp! Silver Trumpets!
  6. Warm-Up in any of the practice rooms on the 2nd Floor of the Harding Band Building
  7. Memorization tests for all winds & drum line will take place in HBB 141 according to your assigned time
  8. Be sure you have an eFlip, a lyre for your instrument, and a locker for the season – this can all be done following your music memorization test in the Properties Room – HBB 137.
  9. Following these steps, you are free until your next scheduled event.

12:00 PM University Housing Opens for Check In and Early Move In to permanent housing

  • Early Move In for on campus Housing is paid for by the Marching Illini
  • If you are charged for early move-in, let Professor Houser know ASAP
  • Do not try to move in before 12pm

3:00 PM Welcome & General Opening Session for Marching Illini Parents in Harding Band Building 141

  • students do not need to attend this meeting

4:00 PM New Student Meeting in Harding Band Building 141

  • this is for new students only along with Student Staff

4:45 PM   Marching Illini Tailgate Dinner on the north lawn of Harding Band Building

  • be sure to eat in sections – student staff will coordinate where each section will congregate
  • please put all trash in the dumpster outside of the loading dock on the south side of the Harding Band Building

6:00 PM Welcome Kick-Off Meeting for ALL Marching Illini personnel and staff in Harding Band Building 141

  • Instruments & music not needed

7:15 PM Break to get instruments and depart for sectional locations

7:30 PM Sectional rehearsals in Harding Band Building and the Armory 

  • Section leaders will welcome, coordinate introductions, & rehearse traditional music
  • Here are sectional room assignments for the week:
    • Piccolos – Armory 144
    • Clarinets – Armory 143
    • Alto Saxophones – Armory 146
    • Tenor Saxophones – Armory 328
    • Trumpet 1 – Armory 331 & HBB 141
    • Trumpet 2 – Armory 134 & HBB 141
    • Trumpet 3 – Armory 136 & HBB 141
    • Mellophones – Armory 137
    • Trombones – Armory 147 & 148 & Trombone Tree
    • Baritones – Armory 145
    • Sousaphones – HBB 167
    • Drumline – outside of HBB
    • Guard – ARC Gym 3
    • Illinettes – ARC MP2

9:00 PM Full band rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music to be covered:  Revised, Patriotic, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee, Bill Tell, Three In One, Illinois March, Cheer Illini, University of Illinois March

10:00 PM Band Dismissed!

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 “TRADITION” 

8:45 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Stretching and Visual Rehearsal on the Marching Illini Practice Field for ALL NEW Prospective Members, Grad Staff, Drum Majors, and Section Leaders  

  • You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center  
  • Marching Illini Fundamentals (All Basics covered) 
  • Bring instruments and wear protective clothing, sunscreen, and water bottles
  • Drumline sectionals
  • Returning members must go to the Uniform Room  to check fitting of uniform.
    • 9:00 – 10:30 AM  Last Name A-K
    • 10:30 – 12:00 PM Last Name L – Z
  • Use the rest of the time to take care of academic items before classes begin.  You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center free of charge throughout camp.

11:50 AM Break for Lunch – BAND DISMISSED!

11:53 AM Start of the Partial Solar Eclipse. More info HERE

12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Marching Illini at the IKE

1:20 PM Max of the Partial Solar Eclipse

1:30 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141 for ALL MEMBERS | DRUMLINE Uniform Fitting

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell
  • Color Guard | ARC Gym 3 Court 2 1:30-4:30PM
  • Illinettes | ARC MP1 1:30-4:30PM

2:44 PM End of the Partial Solar Eclipse

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Individual Music Sectionals – SOUSAPHONES Uniform Fitting    

  • Traditional Music covered in Full Band Rehearsal

4:30 PM Break for Dinner

5:00 PM Dinner provided by the Marching Illini at Hawthorne Suites

  • Corner of Kirby and Neil Street near McDonald’s
  • Please be certain all members of your section have rides to the hotel

6:30 PM Visual rehearsal on MI Practice Field with Instruments (ALL MEMBERS)

  • Review Fundamentals & start learning the official Marching Illini Pregame Show
  • Revised Entrance #3
  • Music, Drill and Coordinates provided through Ultimate Drill Book or Illinois Box

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 “INNOVATION”

8:45 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Stretching and Visual Rehearsal on the Marching Illini Practice Field for ALL MEMBERS

  • You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center  
  • Bring instruments, music, drill, wear protective clothing, sunscreen, and water bottles

9:10 AM Move to Block Formation with instruments – sections on each yard line

  • Body Breakdown
  • Standby
  • Parade Rest
  • Attention
  • Horns Up | Horns Down
  • Dress Right | Ready Front
  • Low Mark Time
  • Ankle Knee Step
  • High Chair Step
  • Fast Chair Step

9:20 AM Moving Fundamentals

  • 8’s & 8’s  Glide Step
  • Flanks – Right, Left, and TTR
  • 8’s & 8’s Ankle Knee
  • 8’s & 8’s Fast Chair
  • 8’s & 8’s Backwards

9:45 AM Break into Marching Sectionals

10:00 AM Continue work on Pregame 2017

11:15 AM Mini Band playing for New Faculty Orientation depart rehearsal for i-Hotel

  • khaki shorts, MI 2016 polo, tennis shoes
  • instruments, traditional music
  • performance will include playing for the New Faculty: Revised Entrance #3, Illinois Loyalty, Hail to the Orange possibly, and Oskee Wow Wow
  • lunch will be served at the i-Hotel following your performance
  • arrive at the i-Hotel no later than 11:30

11:40 AM Guest: Holly Stalcup, Associate Director of Athletics – Event Management from Illinois Athletics

11:50 AM Break for Lunch – BAND DISMISSED!

12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Marching Illini at the IKE

1:30 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141 | BARITONES Uniform Fitting

  • Traditional Music:  Star Spangled Banner, Three In One, Illinois Loyalty, Illinois March
  • Drumline report to HBB 141 at 2:30pm
  • Visitor’s Fight Song: Ball State University
  • Stands Music: Everybody’s Everything, Runaway Baby, Hey Baby, Low Brass
  • Color Guard | ARC Gym 3 Court 2 1:30-4:30PM
  • Illinettes | ARC MP1 1:30-4:30PM

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Individual Music Sectionals – TROMBONES Uniform Fitting

  • Traditional Music & Stands Music covered in Full Band Rehearsal    

4:30 PM Break for Dinner

5:00 PM Dinner provided by the Marching Illini at Hawthorne Suites

  • Corner of Kirby and Neil Street near McDonald’s
  • Please be certain all members of your section have rides to the hotel

6:00 PM Music Memorization Re-Test on the MI Practice Field

6:30 PM Music & Visual rehearsal on MI Practice Field with Instruments (ALL MEMBERS)

  • Fundamentals Block, Revised Entrance & Patriotic Medley Drill – add music to Revised Entrance 
  • Music, Drill and Coordinates provided through Ultimate Drill Book or Illinois Box

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 “LOYALTY”

8:45 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Stretching and Visual Rehearsal on the Marching Illini Practice Field for ALL MEMBERS

  • You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center  
  • Bring instruments, music, drill, wear protective clothing, sunscreen, and water bottles

9:10 AM Move to Block Formation with instruments – sections on each yard line

  • Body Breakdown
  • Standby
  • Parade Rest
  • Attention
  • Horns Up | Horns Down
  • Dress Right | Ready Front
  • Low Mark Time
  • High Chair

9:20 AM Break into Marching Sectionals

9:30 AM Moving Fundamentals

  • 8’s & 8’s  Glide Step
  • 8’s & 8’s Backwards Marching

9:50 AM Break into Marching Sectionals

10:00 AM Continue work on Pregame 2017

  • Review Revised, Patriotic
  • Teach Star Spangled Banner
  • Visitor’s Fight Song
  • Illinois Loyalty
  • Oskee Wow Wow
  • William Tell

11:50 AM Break for Lunch – BAND DISMISSED!

12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Marching Illini at the IKE

1:30 PM Guest: Joe Rank, Vice President Retired, University of Illinois Alumni Association | MELLOPHONES Uniform Fitting

  • Color Guard | ARC Gym 3 Court 2 1:30-4:30PM
  • Illinettes | ARC MP1 1:30-4:30PM

2:15 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner
  • Visitor’s Fight Song: Ball State University
  • Stands Music: Birdland, Crazy Train, The Kraken, Time Out Fillers: Neck

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Individual Music Sectionals – TRUMPETS Uniform Fitting   

  • Traditional Music & Stands Music covered in Full Band Rehearsal
  • MICG and Illinettes learn Pre-Game 

4:30 PM Break for Dinner

5:00 PM Dinner provided by the Marching Illini at Hawthorne Suites

  • Corner of Kirby and Neil Street near McDonald’s
  • Please be certain all members of your section have rides to the hotel

6:00 PM Music Memorization Re-Test on the MI Practice Field

6:30 PM Guest: Josh Whitman, Athletic Director, Fighting Illini Athletics

7:00 PM Music & Visual rehearsal on MI Practice Field with Instruments (ALL MEMBERS)

  • Warm-Up in sectionals: Revised, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Visitor’s Fight Song, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell
  • Teach Run-On
  • Music, Drill and Coordinates provided through Ultimate Drill Book or Illinois Box

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 “PRIDE”

8:45 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Stretching and Visual Rehearsal on the Marching Illini Practice Field for ALL MEMBERS

  • You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center
  • Bring instruments, music, drill, wear protective clothing, sunscreen, and bring water bottles

9:10 AM Move to Block Formation with instruments – sections on each yard line

  • Body Breakdown
  • Standby
  • Parade Rest
  • Attention
  • Horns Up | Horns Down
  • Dress Right | Ready Front
  • Low Mark Time
  • High Chair

9:15 AM Moving Fundamentals

  • 8’s & 8’s Glide Step
  • Slides Exercise
  • 8’s & 8’s Backwards
  • Flanks – Right, Left, TTR
  • 8’s & 8’s Ankle Knee
  • 8’s & 8’s Fast Chair

9:45 AM Pregame 2017

  • Loyalty, Oskee, William Tell, Tunnel Set Up

10:15 AM Break

10:25 AM Break into Marching Sectionals

  • Review form and technique of the Run-On Step

10:35 AM Squad Leaders work with your squad to perfect the peel and snap to attention concept

10:45 AM Full Run-On Cadence into Secondary Run-On

11:50 AM Break for Lunch – BAND DISMISSED!

12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Marching Illini at the IKE

1:00 PM Illinettes Photo Session for annual Poster Harding Band Building 167

1:30 PM Hearing Conservation Presentation in Harding Band Building 141 | SAXOPHONES Uniform Fitting

  • Color Guard | ARC Gym 3 Court 2 1:30-4:30PM
  • Illinettes | ARC MP1 1:30-4:30PM

2:15 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music:  Three In One, Illinois March, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Cheer Illini
  • Visitor’s Fight Song: Ball State University
  • Stands Music: Freebird, What is Hip, Frankenstein, Get Ready for This, Imperial March, Mars

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Individual Music Sectionals – PICCOLOS Uniform Fitting   

  • Traditional Music & Stands Music covered in Full Band Rehearsal
  • MICG and Illinettes learn Three In One

4:30 PM Break for Dinner

5:00 PM Dinner provided by the Marching Illini at Hawthorne Suites

  • Corner of Kirby and Neil Street near McDonald’s
  • Please be certain all members of your section have rides to the hotel

6:00 PM Music Memorization Re-Test on the MI Practice Field

6:30 PM Visual rehearsal on MI Practice Field with Instruments (ALL MEMBERS)

  • Final Audition for membership in the Marching Illini
  • Fundamentals Block
    • Stationary Fundamentals
    • Moving Fundamentals
  • Music and Marching Evaluation
    • UI Logos
    • Patriotic Medley High Chair
    • Oskee
    • Run On
  • Pregame
    • Rotate so everyone marches pregame
    • This will be done 3 times
  • Huddle and BAND DISMISSED!
  • Results will be posted on the website HERE
  • Music, Drill and Coordinates provided through Ultimate Drill Book or Illinois Box

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 “EXCELLENCE”

8:00 AM Uniform Room opens for distribution of the new 2017 MI Nike Polos for MEMBERS only to be worn for the Convocation Performance 

8:45 AM Official 2017 Marching Illini reports to the State Farm Center with instruments and music

  • Enter through the East Tunnel off of 4th Street
  • Attire: Khaki Shorts, 2017 MI Polo Shirt Tucked In, Belt, Tennis Shoes, no hats
  • Illinettes, Guard, and Feature Twirlers be sure to coordinate so you match within your sections
  • PLAYLIST
    • Run-On Cadence
    • Revised Entrance #3
    • Oskee Wow Wow
    • Hail to the Orange
    • Recessional: Illinois March, Illinois Loyalty

10:30 AM New Student Convocation Performance | State Farm Center

12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Marching Illini at the Harding Band Building

1:30 PM CLARINETS Uniform Fitting   

  • Color Guard | ARC Gym 3 Court 2 1:30-4:30PM
  • Illinettes | ARC MP1 1:30-4:30PM

Merchandise Distribution by Sections in the BAND LIBRARY HBB . Be sure to bring your credit or debit cards. No cash accepted.

  • 1:00 PM Piccolos
  • 1:15 PM Clarinets
  • 1:30 PM Saxophones
  • 1:45 PM Trumpets
  • 2:15 PM Mellophones
  • 2:30 PM Trombones
  • 3:00 PM Baritones
  • 3:15 PM Sousaphones
  • 3:30 PM Drumline
  • 3:45 PM Guard
  • 4:00 PM Illinettes
  • 4:15 PM Drum Majors & Feature Twirlers

3:00 PM School of Music New Student Welcome – FOR MUSIC STUDENTS ONLY – Music Building Auditorium

4:30 PM School of Music New Student Welcome concludes

Dinner on your own

6:00 PM Report to the Armory with instruments, poms, flags, equipment 

  • No cases
  • Set Parade Block

6:15 PM First OFFICIAL MARCH OUT from the Armory to Memorial Stadium

6:30 PM Game Day Set Up in Memorial Stadium

  • Set-Up Grange Grove Illini Walk
  • Set seating in the Marching Illini section of the North Endzone (ALL MEMBERS)
    • Stands Tunes
  • Rehearsal in Memorial Stadium
  • Pride of the Illini

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 “MOCK GAME DAY”

8:45 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Stretching and Visual Rehearsal on the Marching Illini Practice Field for ALL MEMBERS

  • You may park in the NW lot of the State Farm Center
  • No Cases or extra bags due to MARCH OUT
  • Dress in Nike rehearsal shorts, MI Nike Orange T-Shirt, ball caps – use old hats returning members, tennis shoes – hats will be available for new members on the field

9:10 AM Move to Block Formation with instruments – sections on each yard line

  • Body Breakdown
  • Standby
  • Parade Rest
  • Attention
  • Horns Up | Horns Down
  • Dress Right | Ready Front
  • Low Mark Time

9:15 AM Moving Fundamentals

  • 8’s & 8’s Glide Step
  • 8’s & 8’s Slides
  • 8’s & 8’s Backwards

9:20 AM Break into Sectionals for Music Warm-Up

9:30 AM Block Pregame Set to Set

10:00 AM Three In One Teaching begins

10:30 AM Concert Arcs

  • Play through Football & Quad Day Playlists

11:00 AM Lunch 

11:30 Official March OUT from the MI Practice Field to Memorial Stadium to meet the Illini Football Team

  • Upon arrival, move to our seating in Memorial Stadium

12:00 PM Meet and Greet with the Fighting Illini Football Team

  • Revised Entrance #3
  • Cheer Illini
  • DEFENSE CHEERS
    • Crazy Train Short
    • Seven Nation
    • Mars
    • Neck
    • The Kraken
    • Fourth Down – Imperial March
  • OFFENSE CHEERS
    • First Down – Mini Oskee
    • Second Down – Trombone Cheer | GO ILLINI
    • Third Down – Trumpet Charge, Rocky Riff, Shout
    • Fourth Down – Get Ready for This
  • Touchdown – Oskee from the Hold
  • Field Goal – Loyalty up to Che He
  • William Tell
  • Alma Mater
  • Oskee Wow Wow

6:25 PM Meet at the Armory

  • Attire for Sights and Sounds: Khaki Shorts, 2017 MI Polo Shirt Tucked In, Tennis Shoes, 2016 Ball Caps

6:40 PM Official MARCH OUT from the Armory to Memorial Stadium

7:00 PM Sights and Sounds Performance

  • Pregame 2017 in Memorial Stadium
  • William  Tell
  • Alma Mater
  • Move instruments to the north endzone
  • Set Up the Block I for the Class of 2021 picture
  • Block it Up and MARCH OUT from the Stadium to the College of Education Steps for Final Dismissal
  • BAND DISMISSED!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 “WE ARE THE MARCHING ILLINI”

8:00 AM Marching Illini Photo Day in Memorial Stadium

  • Dress in FULL uniform – do not wear shakos for the individual, section or full pictures, but bring them for our other full band photos
  • Please keep all garment bags and cases under the horseshoe in the South Tunnel
  • No extra items should be on the field or in the stands during this time
  • Individual Pictures Required – we need everyone to take an individual photo – NO SHAKOS
  • Section Pictures – NO SHAKOS
  • Full Marching Illini Photo – NO SHAKOS
  • Pre-Game & Three In One Full Band Photos on the field – SHAKOS AND PLUMES – YES!!!

10:30 AM Dismiss from the stadium and change for QUAD DAY

  • Attire:  Khaki Shorts, MI Nike Polo tucked in, belt, tennis shoes, MI Ball Caps, MI Sunglasses

11:45 AM Official March Out from the Armory to the Quad

12:00 PM QUAD DAY Performance on the steps of Foellinger Auditorium

  • PLAYLIST
  • 3 1/4 Revised Entrance #3
  • Patriotic Medley | Joe
  • Illinois Loyalty | Jason
  • Cheer Illini | Reid
  • I-L-L | GO ILLINI | Trombone Cheer | Trumpet Charge | Salma
  • Birdland | Sean
  • Hey Baby | Anjali
  • Runaway Baby | Will
  • Everybody’s Everything | Cam
  • Low Brass Cheer | Jordi
  • Three In One | Peterson
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Oskee from the Top
  • William Tell
  • Band Dismissed
  • Sneakin Out

12:30 PM Band Dismissed!

  • We will dismiss from the Quad following our performance
  • CONGRATULATIONS on your official completion of the 2017 Preseason Camp!
  • Looking forward to an amazing season of WHERE IT STARTED AND NEVER STOPS!