It is necessary to set rules and guidelines in order to provide you with a safe and well-organized environment. The administrative staff, section coaches and UWGB personnel expect your cooperation and sincere effort regarding the following:
Please remember that we are guests on campus. Honors music students have a tradition of courtesy, neatness and respectful behavior. This tradition must continue. As a general rule, leave every facility better than the way you found it. If you move it, put it back when you are finished. If you are done with a water bottle, soda can or candy wrapper, please discard of it properly. Out of respect for other people in the dorms, no loud noise or practicing at night or outdoors. We are not the only camp on campus and remember – you are a guest, please act accordingly.
Please wear your nametag at all times. It must be worn so that it is visible. Your nametag identifies you on campus as an Honors camp participant and it allows us to address you by name.
Please keep your keycard with you at all times. It is your meal ticket and dorm room key.
Please wear shoes or sandals wherever you go.
If you drove to camp, you must report as instructed immediately after the orientation meeting and turn in your keys. Students are not allowed to drive or ride in their vehicles during camp. This is for your protection and safety. Keys will be kept in a locked and secure place until the final morning of camp.
Absolutely NO room changes will be made. It is imperative that we know exactly where you are in case of an emergency. Part of the camp experience is to make new friends.
Bed check and lights-out times will be announced at the conclusion of each day’s activities. It is mandatory that you be in your room for bed checks and lights out.
Please keep your room neat and clean. This means that you will make your bed each day. Here are the daily expectations:
- Doors closed and rooms locked, lights off
- Fans, curling irons, hair dryers turned off and unplugged
- Windows closed in case it rains
- Curtains closed to keep out the afternoon sun
- Make your bed and clean up your room each day before the morning rehearsal
Announcements will be made at the end of each rehearsal, before meals and at the end of the day. Your ensemble coordinator or someone from the administrative staff will make the announcements. Please remain seated and pay close attention as meal times, schedules, activities and rehearsal times will be announced.
We have a saying at honors camp regarding arrival times:
TO BE EARLY IS TO BE ON TIME,
ARRIVING ON TIME IS BEING LATE
LATE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Please be in your place, warmed up and ready to go in your rehearsal area at the assigned time.
NO food or drink at any rehearsals, the only exception being water bottles.
PENCILS are a must at every rehearsal.
Hats are not allowed in rehearsals.
NO girls are allowed in the boy’s dorms. NO boys are allowed in the girl’s dorms. No exceptions. Period.
As usual, all school rules apply. Smoking, drugs or alcohol are not permitted.
Report any injury or illness to your section leader or any staff member immediately.
Instruments will be stored in the rehearsal halls during meals and at night. The rooms will be locked.
If you have a cell phone with you, please use it only during free time. All cell phones MUST be silenced during rehearsals and from lights-out until wake-up call in the morning.
If something breaks or falls apart, please let us know immediately. We will contact the university staff for repairs.
If you have a question, please ask. The entire staff is here to help and assist you in any way we can. The camp office is Studio Arts 117.
Part assignments and chair placements are not written in stone. Changes may be made after auditions for reasons of balance, or at the conductor’s request. We ask you to accept these changes with a positive attitude, and remember, these changes are being made in the best interests of the ensemble, not to satisfy the wishes of the individual.
The talent show will be on the last night of camp. If you plan to perform, your act must consist of a talent other than the one that got you here, or you may form an ensemble with others from your Honors organization. It must be tasteful and appropriate for mixed company of all ages. Sign up your act in the camp office, Studio Arts 117, as soon as possible. There is a limit on the number of acts from each ensemble.
Email & Remind
A majority of correspondence from now until October will be via student email and Remind. You MUST check your student email regularly and we ask that you sign up for the Remind account for your ensemble. Details will be included in the May camp mailing.
You MUST be a member of at least one of your school’s performing ensembles this coming fall in order to maintain your participation in the WSMA State Honors Music Project.
You are here as a member of the WSMA State Honors Music Project. This camp and your concert performance this summer are only part one of your commitment. Part two occurs in October at the State Music Conference in Madison. You will come together for a few rehearsals and a formal concert performance. Please mark these dates on your calendars – October 24 and 25 for the band, orchestra, treble and mixed choirs, and October 25 and 26 for the jazz ensemble. You will receive more information from WSMA in August via student email.
Now that you’ve read this document and agree to abide by these rules, please continue to the acceptance form. The High School State Honors Music Project staff looks forward to working with you.