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Illinois State University Junior High Band Camp

Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to do before camp?

What do I bring to camp?

  • Your health history/parental consent form- IMPORTANT! (included in this packet)
  • Your instrument (ISU will provide percussion equipment as needed)
  • Any needed accessories (valve oil, extra reeds, cork grease, etc.)
  • Audition music and your prepared solo or etude (optional) for a brief audition
  • A portable music stand (if possible)
  • Pencils for taking notes and marking music
  • Comfortable shoes for walking around campus
  • Water bottle (it’s summer and we will be traveling between buildings)
  • Enough comfortable clothes for the week of classes and recreational activities
  • A white shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt for the final concert on Saturday
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Towels, washcloth, blanket, (sheets, pillow and pillowcases are provided)
  • Alarm clock optional (we will make sure you are up on time!)
  • A light jacket and rain gear or umbrella
  • Recreational items (baseball glove, swimsuit, sidewalk chalk, etc.)
  • Any miscellaneous personal needs/medications (DO NOT BRING TYLENOL/IBUPROFEN)
  • Your best talent and any materials you may need for the annual talent show (optional, but encouraged!)
  • Bathing suit and towel for the pool if you wish to swim

REMINDER : due to the large number of camp participants, please ensure all belongings (including instruments) are labeled with your name, address, and phone number.

Should I bring any money?

Resident campers will receive a wristband for meals:  $6.15 for breakfast, $8.65 for lunch and $10.00 for dinner.  These prices also apply to commuter campers.  Com muter LUNCHES are included in their registration fee.  Commuters who wish to eat in the dining centers for dinners can either pay at registration OR pay via debit/credit card at each mealtime.  NO CASH ACCEPTED IN THE DINING HALL.

What if I need special dietary accommodations?

We are able to make accommodations for most individuals who have allergies or must avoid gluten. We do our best to make your visit to campus a positive experience. Please contact the ISU Band Office at (309) 438-2166 prior to the start of camp.

What if I have prescription medications?

Parents should meet Camp Nurse Lily Mularz at Check-In on Sunday to drop off medications. Medications may be picked up when students move out of their dorms on Saturday in the same place. The camp nurse can distribute OTC medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc).

You can reach Camp Nurse Lily Mularz (during Camp Week) at 224-723-0339.

How can I reach a camper?

Campers may receive mail until Friday while at camp. We recommend sending mail early in the week to ensure that it arrives in time. You can even send it before camp starts!

Please address camper mail as follows:

"Camper Name" c/o ISU Jr. High Band Camp
Illinois State University
School of Music- Bands
Campus Box 5660
Normal, IL 61790-5660

In an emergency, call: 
ISU Band Office: (309) 438-2166 (daytime only) OR

Anthony Marinello, Camp Director (512) 659-2179 (available 24/7)

Please note that these numbers are for emergencies only. If campers must make a call during the week, phones will be available in your dorm room and long distance calls may be made with a calling/credit card.

What are the recreational activities for the week?

Recreational activities take place after dinner each evening until approximately 9:30pm. (Pickup time is 9:30pm for commuter campers who wish to participate in evening activities.)

  • Monday:  Swim night at ISU Rec Center 7-9pm
  • Tuesday: Staff recital - CPA Concert Hall
  • Wednesday: Movie Night in Cook Hall
  • Thursday: Camper Recital and Talent Show, CPA Concert Hall
  • Friday: Camp Party, CPA Lobby
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