IGSMA State Festival

IGSMA State Band Festival

Oak Prairie Jr. High School, Lockport, IL

15161 S. Gougar Rd, Lockport, IL 60491

Saturday April 28th, 2018


6:45 a.m. – Load equipment into trailer or vehicle? (if we can get one)

7:00 a.m. – Leave for Oak Prairie Jr. H.S., Lockport, Illinois

9:15 a.m. – Arrive at Oak Prairie Jr. H.S., 15161 S. Gougar Rd, Lockport, Illinois

9:20 a.m. – Unload the equipment

9:30 a.m. – Restrooms & Grab a Snack, Concert Band report to Homeroom at 9:50 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – Symphonic Band go to performance room and listen to Bands.

10:00 a.m. – Concert Band in the Homeroom preparing to go warm up.

10:10 am. – 10:40 am. – Concert Band in Warm Up

10:45 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. – Concert Band Performs and receives a clinic.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:15 p.m. – Concert Band report to the Performance Venue.

12:15 p.m. – Symphonic Band in the Homeroom preparing to go warm up.

12:25 – 12:55 – Symphonic Band in Warm up

1:00 – 1:40 p.m. – Symphonic Band Performs and receives a clinic.

1:45 p.m. – Every back to the rooms to collect belongings and equipment.

2:00 p.m. – Load trailer or vehicle (if we have one)

2:10 p.m.  – Depart for GMS

4:30 p.m. – Arrive back at GMS

Important Information:

  1. Uniform for this event will be their normal Concert Attire.
  2. Students will be allowed to change after their performance. They will need their band shirt as the top part of what they change in to. No pajama bottoms are allowed.
  3. Students should bring money to purchase lunch and snacks at Oak Prairie Jr. High. There will also be souvenir t-shirts available to purchase.
  4. Please send the attached document back by Friday April 13th, 2018

Summer Music Camp Opportunities

Summer Music Camps Information

Dear Parents & Students,

Summer is fast approaching, as are summer music camps. Every summer, several students choose to attend various summer camps at colleges and universities, which are both educational and entertaining. Here are some websites for some of the summer band camps in Illinois. Deadlines for many camps are fast approaching!

Scholarships through GPAC for any of these camps are available by writing a brief essay describing what camp you have chosen, why you want to attend that camp and how it can impact you musically. To receive a scholarship, you must turn in your essay by Friday, April 28th, 2017

Western Illinois University Summer Music Camp:


Illinois State University Summer Music Camp:


Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) Camps at the University of Illinois:


University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic:


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: