Here we go, Bishops!

Band Camp is when we establish our marching fundamentals, rehearse and memorize music, set the drill for pre-game and the first show, and most importantly - we’ll form friendships that last a lifetime.

Water breaks will be called as necessary based on conditions and long rehearsals may include breaks and mindful moments.

Students should plan to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes to all marching activities (tennis shoes or running shoes are best. no flip flops or sandals!). Unless noted otherwise in the schedule, bring your instrument, music, drill, and water bottle to every rehearsal (indoor and out). Check the Band Handbook for a required list of materials you'll need for band camp.

Monday, Aug. 9  
Time Activity Location
3:00 - 5:00 PM ResLife Check-In (SLT only) Crider Lounge, HamWill
5:00 - 6:00 PM Dinner (SLT only) TBD
6:00 - 8:00 PM Evening Prep Projects TBD (SLT only) Sanborn
     
Tuesday, Aug. 10 Day Theme: Celebrating Student Leaders
Time Activity Location
8:30 - 9:30 AM ResLife Check-In (SLT only) HamWill 213
11:00 - 11:45 AM SLT Planning Meeting 
(no instruments)
Sanborn: Presser
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Marching Fundamentals Review (no instruments, SLT only) Sanborn (TBD)
2:45 - 5:00 PM Move-in for arriving Vets & Rookies HamWill 213 (ResLife Office) and campus housing
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Projects & Preparations  Sanborn
     
Wednesday, Aug. 11 Theme: Wacky Socks Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:30 - 9:30 AM Move-in for arriving Marching Bishop Vets & Rookies  HamWill 213 (ResLife Office) and campus housing
10:30 - 11:00 AM  Early arrival check-in for ALL Marching Bishops Sanborn: Presser
11:00 - 11:45 AM Full Band Meeting for ALL Marching Bishops (no instruments) Sanborn: Presser
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals (Yes, instruments!) Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal  Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 6:30 PM Marching Fundamentals Review 
(no instruments)
Blue Limestone Practice Lot
6:45 - 7:30 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 9:30 PM Marching Bishop Games I Jemison
     
Thursday, Aug. 12 Theme: High School T-Shirt Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Field Rehearsal (bring instruments to all rehearsals going forward) Henry St Field
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Big/Little Ceremony Sanborn
     
Friday, Aug. 13 Theme: Pink Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Marching Bishop Games II Sanborn
     
Saturday, Aug. 14 Theme: Section Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD; Jemison is unavailable today only)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Section Trivia Tournament! Sanborn
     
Sunday, Aug. 15 Theme: Movie Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Free Time  
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Smith Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Movie Night! Jemison
     
Monday, Aug. 16 Theme: Superhero Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch NEW LOCATION:
Marketplace Dining Hall 
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Scavenger Hunt All Campus
     
Tuesday, Aug. 17 Theme: OWU Spirit Day
Time Activity Location
7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast Smith Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:45 AM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch NEW LOCATION:
Marketplace Dining Hall 
1:00 - 2:30 PM Sectionals Sanborn (various locations TBD)
2:45 - 4:45 PM Full Band Music Rehearsal Sanborn: Presser
5:00 - 5:45 PM Dinner Smith Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM Field Rehearsal Henry St Field
8:15 - 9:30 PM Closing Camp Ceremony & PARTY! TBD

On Wednesday (8/18), meals will still be provided for Marching Bishop members:

Breakfast: Smith Dining Hall from 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Lunch: Marketplace Dining Hall from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Dinner: Smith Dining Hall from 5:00 - 6:00 PM