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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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Flamingo Friday Fun!

Posted on Feb 23, 2019

Thank you to all our donors, volunteers, attendees, raffle ticket purchasers and silent auction bidders who helped the Waukesha West Band Boosters put together another successful Flamingo Friday fundraiser. It was a fantastic night and a fun way to support our great band program and students. We hope to see your flock at the Delafield Brewhaus next year!

   

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February 22nd – Save the date and join our flock!

Posted on Nov 10, 2018

The days are shorter, the nights are longer and everything is colder, which means winter has taken over! What better way to beat the winter blahs than to have something fun to look forward to?  2019’s Flamingo Friday will be held at the Delafield Brewhouse on February 22nd. As usual we’ll be treated to appetizers, dinner, raffles, a silent auction and music by our own Jazz 1 students! It’s a great way to enjoy time a fun night out while supporting our band program. Check out our Save the Date 2019 flyer for more details!

 

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Get a Head Start on the Holidays!

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

The start of November means the holidays will be here before we know it and Waukesha West Bands has several ways to help you get started on your shopping! Participating in our Cherrydale fundraiser, which has order forms and brochures students can pick up in the band room, and the poinsettia sale (see links below) will help students supplement their invidual band accounts, adding funds they can use to pay band fees or to make trip payments. And participating in our ornament/travel mug fundraiser will raise funds that will be added to our general band account, which helps us purchase music, instruments, marching band uniforms and everything else needed to run our program.

Remember, all of our fundraisers are completely optional and while you’re encouraged to participate, you are never required to do so. If interested, click on the links below for our poinsettia and ornament/mug order forms and let your holiday shopping begin!

Poinsettia photos
Poinsettia Order Form

Ornament and Travel Mug brochure

 

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Marching on to State!

Posted on Oct 9, 2018

The Cadets join other marching bands around the state on Saturday, October 13th for the 2018 State Marching Band Championships at UW-Whitewater’s Perkins Stadium. For a schedule of performances, directions to UW-Whitewater and to purchase tickets online, click on the link below. Then make plans to cheer on the Cadets and all the bands as they perform this Saturday!

WSMA State Marching Band Championship

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