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 10
  • Patriotic Medley | May 24
  • Star Spangled Banner | June 7
  • Illinois Loyalty | June 21
  • Oskee Wow Wow from the Top and from the Hold | July 5
  • William Tell | July 19
  • Three-In-One | August 2
  • Illinois March | August 16

 

Marching Illini Summer Sectionals
  • May 20, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | SCHEDULE
  • June 17, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | SCHEDULE
  • 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
  • June 10-11, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • July 1-2, 2017 | 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 17, 2017 | Thursday
  • Historic Harding Band Building
  • SCHEDULE

 

Marching Illini Student Staff Workshop
  • Graduate Staff, Drum Majors, Section Leaders, and UGS
  • August 18 – 20, 2017 | 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, Guard, & Illinettes Dance Team Preseason Camp Sectionals
  • Drumline and Illinettes
  • August 18 – 20, 2017 | Friday and Saturday
  • Historic Harding Band Building
  • Drumline Schedule [Friday 1:30 -8:30 PM & Saturday 9AM – 6PM]
  • Guard Schedule [Friday 1:30 – 8:30 PM, Saturday 9AM – 6 PM]
  • Illinettes Schedule [Friday 1:30 – 8:30 PM, Saturday 9AM – 6 PM]

 

Marching Illini Preseason Camp
  • All members of the Marching Illini report to Campus
  • August 20 – 27, 2017 | 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…skip some of the initial registration parts in the Armory if you must, then go back to the Armory following 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
  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
  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 scheduled time
  8. Locker Check-Out | HBB 137

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
  • Do not try to move in before 12pm

3:15 PM Welcome & Q & A Session for Marching Illini Parents in Harding Band Building 141

  • students can attend if they would like but do not need to attend

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

  • this is for new students only

4:30 PM   Marching Illini Tailgate Dinner on the north lawn of 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

7:30 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 133 & 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

10:00 PM Band Dismissed!

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 “TRADITION”

8:30 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  

  • Marching Illini Fundamentals (All Basics covered) 
  • Bring instruments and wear protective clothing, sunscreen, and water bottles
  • MICG, Illinettes, Drumline sectionals
  • Returning members must go to the Uniform Room  to check fitting of uniform and 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.

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

  • meal cards will be passed out at the door to the IKE for those that do NOT live in on campus housing

1:30 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141 for ALL MEMBERS 

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell
  • MICG & Illinettes (MP1 1:30-4:30PM) Sectionals – DRUMLINE Uniform Fitting

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
  • Drill and Coordinates provided through Drillbook Next App or Dropbox

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 “INNOVATION”

8:30 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
  • Fundamentals Block, Revised Entrance #3

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

1:30 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell, Illinois March
  • Three In One, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Cheer Illini
  • Stands Music: Everybody’s Everything, Low Brass
  • MICG & Illinettes (MP1 1:30-4:30PM) Sectionals – BARITONES Uniform Fitting

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

6:05 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 
  • Drill and Coordinates provided through Drillbook Next App or Dropbox

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 “LOYALTY”

8:30 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
  • Fundamentals Block, Revised Entrance #3, Patriotic Medley with music

10:30 AM Break and depart for Harding Band Building

10:45 AM Guest Speaker in historic Harding Band Building: Fran Kick with Kick It In Leadership

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

1:30 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell, Illinois March
  • Three In One, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Cheer Illini
  • Stands Music: Everybody’s Everything, Low Brass, Cake by the Ocean, What Is Hip, Hey Baby
  • MICG & Illinettes (MP1 1:30-4:30PM) Sectionals – MELLOPHONES Uniform Fitting

2:00 PM Guest Speakers in historic Harding Band Building: Provost Ed Feser & Dean of the College of Fine & Applied Arts Kathleen Harleman

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

6:05 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, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Visitor’s Fight Song, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell
  • Drill and Coordinates provided through Drillbook Next App

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 “PRIDE”

8:30 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
  • Fundamentals Block, Clean Pregame 2016, Teach Three In One

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

1:00 PM All members report to HBB 141 for a presentation on Hearing Protection throughout the season

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

1:45 PM Full Music Rehearsal in Harding Band Building 141

  • Traditional Music:  Revised Entrance, Patriotic Medley, Star Spangled Banner, Illinois Loyalty, Oskee Wow Wow, William Tell, Illinois March
  • Three In One, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Cheer Illini
  • Stands Music: Everybody’s Everything, Low Brass, Cake by the Ocean, What Is Hip, Hey Baby, Birdland, Confident,
  • MICG & Illinettes (MP1 1:30-4:30PM) Sectionals – SAXOPHONES Uniform Fitting

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

6:05 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
  • Drill and Coordinates provided through Drillbook Next App

9:30 PM Band Dismissed!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 “EXCELLENCE”

8:30 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
  • Fundamentals Block, Pregame 2016 Block, Three In One Block

11:45 AM Special Guest: Brad Wurthman, Director of Marketing for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Menu:  Jimmy Johns

1:30 PM CLARINETS Uniform Fitting   

Merchandise Distribution by Sections in the ILLINOIS BANDS main office. Be sure to bring your credit or debit cards. No cash please.

  • 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

5:00 PM Dinner on your own

6:15 PM Official March Out to Memorial Stadium

6:30 PM Set-up seating in Memorial Stadium

  • Set seating in the Marching Illini section of the North Endzone (ALL MEMBERS)
  • Set-Up Grange Grove Illini Walk Concert Set
  • Pride of the Illini following Sights and Sounds

10:30 PM Band Dismissed!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 “MOCK GAME DAY”

8:30 AM Student Staff Meeting on center of 50 yard line of MI Practice Field

9:00 AM Rehearsal on the MI Practice Field – Bring Instruments, water, drill, music 

  • Dress in Nike rehearsal shorts, MI Nike Orange T-Shirt, ball caps – use old hats returning members, tennis shoes
  • Pregame 2016, Concert Arcs, Parade Line Up
  • Play through Football, Sights and Sounds, and Quad Day

11:00 AM Meet outside of the Armory for line-up of our first official March OUT

11:15 AM First Official March Out to Memorial Stadium to meet the Illini Football Team

11:30 AM Meet and Greet with the Fighting Illini Football Team

  • Revised Entrance #3
  • Illinois Loyalty
  • Hey Baby
  • Confident
  • Birdland
  • Cake by the Ocean
  • Runaway Baby
  • Everybody’s Everything
  • DEFENSE CHEERS
    • First Down – Crazy Train Short
    • Second Down – Seven Nation, Mars
    • Third Down – War Chant
    • 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
  • William Tell
  • Alma Mater
  • Oskee Wow Wow

1:00 PM Lunch at the Harding Band Building immediately following meeting with the Illini Football Team

  • Menu:  Jimmy Johns Boxed Lunches

2:00 PM Rehearsal on the MI Practice Field

5:00 PM Band Dismissed! 

  • EVENING Drumline and Sousaphone March Around.  Must end by 9:00 PM
  • Public Performance at the Alma Mater

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 “WE ARE THE MARCHING ILLINI”

8:00 AM Marching Illini Photo Day in Memorial Stadium

  • 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 – no cost associated with this unless you order
  • Section Pictures
  • Full Marching Illini Photo
  • Pre-Game & Three In One Full Band Photos on the field
  • Season Tickets distributed to all members – 2 tickets for each member

10:45 AM Dismiss from the stadium and change into Summer Uniform

  • 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

12:30 PM Band Dismissed!

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