Band Camp


What Is Band Camp?

Band camp is a mandatory one-week camp for the Wheaton North Falcon Marching Band to begin preparations for the fall competition season. For five very full days, members work on the formations, music and performance that comprises the competition program. Band Camp week concludes on Friday evening with Parent Preview Night when families are encouraged to come sit in the stands and watch the week’s hard work pay off.

2024 Schedule

Pre-Camp: Tuesday, July 30 through Thursday, August 1

Pre-Camp is mandatory and allows students to get familiar with the show music and solidify basic marching fundamentals. Learning basic techniques during this week allows students to focus on learning the choreography of the competitive show.  

Daily Schedule

  • 1:00-4:00PM Marching Band Sectionals
  • 6:00-9:00PM Full Band Rehearsal

Band Camp: Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:30AM      Band Doors Open
  • 8-10            Marching & Sectionals
  • 10-10:15     Snack Break
  • 10:30-12     Back at It
  • 12-1            Lunch
  • 1-4              Music, Sectionals & Team Building
  • 4-6              Dinner Break.  Students must leave campus for dinner and return by 5:55
  • 6-9PM         Full Band Rehearsal

Camp Tips

  • Early is on time!
  • Water, water and more water! Bring a 64 oz insulated jug to keep the water cold!
  • Camp Clothing
    • Athletic Wear (dri-fit/tech fabric) is highly recommended.
    • Wear a hat and good athletic shoes.
    • No jeans. No flip flops.
  • Wear sunscreen in the day.
  • Have bug spray for the evening.
  • Section leaders are the best source of information.
  • Section fun: House Cup, theme days, section shirts
  • Camp ends at 9PM, but official dismissal is after all the equipment is put away.
  • Parent Preview Night – come and see the progress made during the week!

Volunteer Opportunties

The Wheaton North Marching Band relies heavily on parent volunteers.  Check out the Falcon Band Parent Organization (FBPO) webpage to see how you can support the Marching Band, as well as the entire band program.