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It’s the Most Wonderful Time for Poinsettias!

Posted on Nov 5, 2019

Waukesha West Bands is once again making spirits bright and colorful by offering a beautiful selection of poinsettias for holiday decorating and gift giving. Click on the following link for pictures and an order form. If you don’t have or know someone in the band but would like to place an order, email the form to Kim Dutelle at kadutelle@waukesha.k12.wi.us. She will submit your order and arrange for payment so everything will be ready for pick-up on December 9th.
2019 Poinsettia Sale
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Oct. 5 and 6 Competition Weekend

Posted on Oct 5, 2019

The Cadets travel to Greendale on Saturday and Franklin on Sunday. Visit our Links page for directions to both schools.

Here’s the line-up of bands for each show.  We hope to see you in the stands and hear you cheering on the Cadets and all the bands who are participating this weekend!

Greendale High School – Oct. 5

3:30pm Woodland Middle (Exh)
3:45pm Wauwatosa West (Exh)
4:00pm South Milwaukee (AAA)
4:15pm Greenfield (AAA)
4:30pm Wauwatosa East (AAA)
4:45pm Milton (AAA)
5:00pm Cedarburg (AAA)
5:15pm Waukesha West (AAA)
5:30pm Greendale (Exh)
5:45pm UW-LaCrosse (Exh)
6:00pm Awards
6:10pm Audience Changeover
7:00pm Cudahy (A)
7:15pm Columbus (A)
7:30pm Sauk Prairie (AA)
7:45pm Muskego (Exh)
8:00pm Germantown (AAAA)
8:15pm Fond du Lac (AAAA)
8:30pm Middleton (AAAA)
8:45pm Sussex Hamilton (AAAA)
9:00pm Franklin (AAAA)
9:15pm Greendale (Exh)
9:30pm UW-LaCrosse (Exh)
9:45pm Awards

Franklin High School – Oct. 6

1:00 Cudahy (A)
1:15 South Milwaukee (AAA)
1:30 Milton (AAA)
1:45 Waukesha West (AAA)
2:00 Waukesha North
2:15 Break
2:30 New Berlin Eisenhower (AA)
2:45 Sauk Prairie (AA)
3:00 Greendale (AA)
3:15 Middleton (AAAA)
3:30 Waukesha South (AAAA)
3:45 Franklin (Exh)
4:00 Awards

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24th Annual Fox River Invitational

Posted on Sep 13, 2019

Join the Cadets of Waukesha West and seven other bands from Wisconsin and Illinois for an afternoon of music and marching at the 24th annual Fox River Marching Band Invitational on Sunday, September 29th at Waukesha West High School’s stadium.  The competition will take place rain or shine and will move into the field house in the case of inclement weather.

This year’s order of events:
1:45 PM AA New Berlin Eisenhower
2:00 PM AA Sauk Prairie
2:15 PM AAA Cedarburg
2:30 PM AAA Milton
2:45 PM AAA Waukesha North
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM AAAA Hamilton
3:30 PM AAAA Grayslake North
3:45 PM AAA Waukesha West (Judged Exhibition)
4:00 PM Waukesha West Senior Recognition
4:15 PM Awards Ceremony

Tickets for the event will be sold at the gate. At this time we can only accept cash – no credit cards, debit cards or checks, please!
$9 general admission
$6 students 6-18, seniors and patrons with a valid military ID
Free for children under 6

A fully-stocked concession stand will be open throughout the day and Fox River Invitational t-shirts and other spirit wear items will be for sale. 

Click here for a map to the school.

 

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Homecoming Dinner – September 20

Posted on Sep 7, 2019

The Waukesha West Band Boosters will be hosting our annual Homecoming Dinner on Friday, September 20th in the cafeteria just before the homecoming game. Once again, a menu of picnic foods will be served, including all-you-care-to-eat hotdogs, burgers, chips, beans and potato salad, plus a number of desserts and beverages to choose from. Tickets are available from any band member before the event and will also be sold at the door.  All proceeds will support our entire band program and students. So plan on joining us to fill your stomachs before filling the stands at the football game!

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Upcoming Marching Band Events

Posted on Aug 11, 2019

Congratulations to the Cadets on a fantastic two weeks of band camp! It was a very productive and successful several days of music and marching, and we’re so excited to head into the 2019 season with such a great start! We were happy to see so many parents, friends and alumni in the parking lot to watch our first run-through and invite everyone back every Wednesday evening throughout the season (staring on the 21st) to cheer on the Cadets during their 8:45 run-through.

Remember, there will be no marching band activities the week of August 12th. Enjoy the week off!

On August 19th and 20th, from 6:00 – 8:00, we’ll be distributing uniforms to all new band members or anyone who wasn’t able to pick up a new uniform in the spring (please return your old one if you haven’t yet). Mr. Duffy will send out an email with more details about these evenings.

On August 28th, we’ll be holding a parent meeting prior to the run-through. Starting at 7:00 pm, all parents are encouraged to check out the volunteer opportunities for the season and to sign up for one, two or as many things fit into their schedules. Events like the Fox River Invitational (Sept 29th), Homecoming Dinner (Sept 20th) and Flamingo Friday (February 21st), along with opportunities to work on the truck crew and as a chaperone for competitions will be open to many volunteers. Then at 7:30, we’ll discuss these events, uniform care and more before finishing up and heading to the run-through in the stadium parking lot. We hope to see everyone there!

 

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Color Guard Tryouts

Posted on Apr 19, 2019

Cadets Color Guard tryouts for the 2019 marching band season take place at Waukesha West on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no flip flops) and plan on attending BOTH sessions, which will begin in the band room (enter through the auditorium doors on the south side of the school and follow the signs to the band room).

Not sure what color guard is all about? Check out this video to learn more! Girls AND boys are welcome and encouraged to try out!

   

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