Sleeping bag and pillow
Air mattress (optional)
ONE SMALL suitcase and ONE carry-on bag for inside the bus – LABELED WITH NAME, ADDRESS, AND NAME OF SCHOOL. Please - no giant suitcases - we plan on doing laundry in the middle of the trip, so pack for five days, not twelve (See note below about laundry)
All personal items as needed (towel, soap and shampoo, five or six changes of clothes, DEODERANT, etc.)
BLACK SHOES AND SOCKS (a few pairs), Black A4 T-SHIRTS (two to several), CLEAN BLACK GLOVES, BLACK SHORTS FOR UNDER THE UNIFORM, GUARD APPAREL, ETC. (Note we have SIX shows and FIVE parades this trip!)
Instruments, reeds, oils, etc. – CASES MUST BE LABELED AS INDICATED ABOVE
Sunscreen, sunglasses, pencil, etc. In addition bring your water jug, comfortable marching shoes, hats, etc.
Nice clothes for church.
Spending money for souvenirs – We will be going to GREAT AMERICA on July 2, visiting NAVY PIER on July 4, and will be performing in and attending a DCI Show in Whitewater on July 6. The band members will need to provide one meal for themselves while at Great America, and one meal while at Navy Pier. It is hard to tell you how much money to bring, but figure the meal could average $10 - $15 if they eat at a restaurant, or less if they eat at food stands on the grounds. Obviously, the food at Great America will be pricey. They will also want some spending money for planned free time in Kenosha (Lakefront, downtown, etc). It is up to you how much to bring, but this gives you an idea of what money could be used for.
Summary for Spending Money:
Great America – One meal and other souvenirs
Navy Pier – One meal and souvenirs
DCI Show – All of the corps will have souvenir trailers with t-shirts, buttons, and so on.
We will be attending the 8:00 AM service at BETHANY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in Kenosha on Sunday, July 1. The address of the church is 2100 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143. This is a communion service, and the LVW Choir will also be singing their selection "By Faith" during the service. Directions to the church can be found HERE. Pastor David Pagel is the father of LVW color guard member Elinor Pagel!
The carry-on bag will serve two purposes. Students can put small personal items in the bag and have it for easy access while on the bus. There are also several times during this trip where we will be changing out of uniform while away from our housing site at Shoreland. Therefore, students will be using the carry-on bag for a change of clothes and to keep personal items such as phones, watches, money, and so on. Please don’t forget your CARRY-ON BAG!!!!
Students will NOT need to pay for their admission to Great America. That is covered in the fees for the summer. Also, since we are performing in the DCI show in Whitewater, the kids do not need to pay for a ticket.
All students should pack a bag lunch for Thursday’s lunch, which will be eaten at Janesville upon arrival.
Please pack for five days, even though we will be gone for 10 days. We will be doing laundry on July 3. LVW will supply the quarters and the detergent for Laundry Day.
Checkout Procedures for Saturday, July 7
If you are going to be picked up following the show in Sun Prairie, and are not returning on the bus or with your school’s transportation, the following procedures MUST be followed:
Your parents must pick you up after the show. For this weekend, that will be on Saturday, July 7 at Sun Prairie High School. If you are picking up your child at Sun Prairie, you must be there when the band is ready to leave. If you are not there when the band is ready to leave, your child will come with the band.
Your parents must check you out with the attendance chaperone from your bus. This must be done with you and your parent present. If your parents are not there when the band is ready to leave, you will come with us. We leave no one behind – EVER!
You may not ride home with anyone else other than your parents UNLESS you have a written permission signed by your parents, and UNLESS that written permission is put into our hands. DON’T FORGET THE NOTE AT HOME, because there are NO EXCEPTIONS!