Midwest Clinic Dec. 17-19, 2019

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What to Bring
  • Your INSTRUMENT AND MUSIC. Cello and Bass students must bring their own bow!
  • Concert Attire: Tux/Symphony Dress
  • Nice clothes for Wednesday Show (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Thursday SOA to Midwest Shirt (red, long sleeve shirt) and pants
  • Undergarments and toiletries
  • WINTER COAT
  • $30 to check your suitcase, and $75-100 for food.
Tentative Itinerary (Updated November 5, 2019)

Tuesday, December 17

  • 6:00 AM Parents Drop off students at the airport
  • 7:30 am Departure time; Fly up to O'Hare United flight 414
  • 9:00 am arrive in Chicago's O'Hare Airport
  • 11:00 Go To the Field Museum of Science and Natural History
  • 3:30 Check into the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago
  • 5:30 Eat Dinner at Giordano’s Pizza
  • 7:00 Return to Hotel to get instruments and music
  • 7:20 Arrive at Unpacking area; discuss rehearsal plan; unpack and tune
  • 7:30 – 9:45 Evening Rehearsal in room 470AB
  • 10:00 Return to Hotel
  • 10:30 Lock-In (Get some sleep)

Wednesday, December 18

  • 7:30 Dress in Concert Clothes
  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Arrive at McCormick Place
  • 10:30 am Performance at McCormick Place Conference Center Room W183
  • 12:00 Lunch and Change
  • 2:00 Visit Exhibits (flexible; possibly visit William Harris Lee)
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 See Phantom of the Opera
  • 11:00 Check into rooms for the evening

Thursday, December 19

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 See a performance by Clark County Chamber Orchestra from Las Vegas NV
  • 10:00 Clinic by Dr. McLeod; We are the Demo group
  • 11:00 Lunch at Navy Pier
  • 12:00 Go to the Smart Art Musem
  • 3:00 Load bus and head back to McCormick Place
  • 4:30 Clinic by Dr. Robert Gillespie, Ohio State University; we are the demo group
  • 5:30 get on the bus.
  • 6:00 Head to the Airport (Midway)
  • 7:30 Dinner at the airport
  • 9:50 PM Fly Home on Southwest Flight 2480
  • 12:55 AM Arrive in Charleston—Parents pick up students at the airport