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A Final Week of Practice Before State Marching Band Championship

Posted on Oct 12, 2022

10/12/22

We have a full final week after two first place finishes this past weekend in Milton and Mukwonago. Here is how it breaks down:

  • Wednesday, October 12th – Marching Band Rehearsal 5:45-9PM
  • Friday, October 14th – Color Guard 6:00-9PM

    • Also an extra opportunity for available practice space at West (we need everyone to be playing and marching their best for Saturday)

Saturday: State Marching Band Championships!

1pm: All Students arrive at Waukesha West

  • Make sure to eat lunch before, but bring packed dinner, and some concession money, for later

1pm-3:45pm: Rehearsal at West

3:45pm-4:15pm: Load Truck 

  • Tubas, Trombones, Horns, Tenor Sax, Front Line, Battery, and Color Guard Equipment goes into semi-truck trailer. All instruments MUST BE IN CASES!!! Students help load! Truck Crew assists.

4:15pm: Eat a healthy meal. Clean up. Get dressed in halves. 

  • You must have: White Cadet t-shirt, Performance Pants, Long white socks, and your marching shoes. Make sure you have two pairs (2) of gloves, your jacket, your shako (hat), as well as your instrument and any equipment you may need).

4:45pm: All students load buses

  • Depart for Whitewater

  • When we arrive, all students/staff will receive wristbands. Marchers finish putting on full uniform and grab a plume at the truck. 

  • We will move together as a band to our warmup locations (announced at event)

7:15PM: Perform at Perkins Stadium! Chins up! Excellent Horn Angles! Be Proud!!!

  • Immediately following the performance, frontline equipment will be dropped off at the truck for loading, and ALL Cadets head to the field house. All students remain in full uniform with instruments!

7:30(pmish): Photos

8:00(pmish): All students will head back to the Perkins stadium and watch the remaining bands perform. Cheer loud! We will stand, or sit as a band! Concessions available. Don’t spill on your uniform

10:45pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud of how we performed! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home after awards, HANG UP UNIFORM, rest. 

Attached HERE – You will find all important spectator information

 

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An Exciting and Successful Weekend for the Cadets

Posted on Oct 10, 2022

10/10/2022

It was advertised as an exciting weekend and it delivered.

The fun began Friday night with the Cadets performing at their final home football game. The Cadets performed the Waukesha West High School fight song, the National Anthem and the half time show. Plus, our drumline entertained the students and parents throughout the show.

 

Saturday was a full day with practice beginning at noon. At 5:30pm the band loaded up and headed out to Milton, Wisconsin. They performed at 8:30pm and when awards were announced, the Cadets came in with a first place finish and a score of 77.875. 

After a short night of sleep, the Cadets were back at West High School Sunday at 10:00am. After practice, they loaded the buses at 12:30pm for the short drive to Mukwonago High School. They performed at 3pm with awards announced at 4:30pm. For consecutive days on the weekend, the Cadets took first place with their highest score of the season – 83.45 – in a competitive field.

 

 

The Cadets have little time to celebrate. This is a busy week leading up to the State Championship in Whitewater, Wisconsin this Saturday October 15th. Support your Cadets this week by making sure their uniforms are dry cleaned and looking great and supporting them through the next 6 days!!!

Go Cadets!

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Busy Weekend for the Cadets of Waukesha West

Posted on Oct 6, 2022

10-6-2022

 

After a second place finish Sunday October 2nd at Oak Creek, the Cadets of Waukesha West have more performances this weekend.

It starts Friday night with a home football game and halftime performance of Slither and Stone. On Saturday, October 8th the Cadets travel to Milton, Wisconsin to perform and compete in the Milton Redhawk Invitational. The weekend wraps up with the Cadets performing and competing in the Mukwonago Phantom Fest.

 

 

Here is the timeline/ agenda for each event:

Friday: Football Game at West!

5:30pm: Cadets arrive to the band room for the football game

  • They need their uniform (jacket and football pants), shoes, white Cadets t-shirt, gloves (available for purchase if needed), LONG white socks, and shako (hat). 

6:55pm: Cadets perform Fight Song, followed by The National Anthem

Halftime performance of Slither and Stone

 

Saturday: Redhawk Invitational at Milton High School

Noon: All Students arrive at Waukesha West

  • Make sure to eat lunch before, but bring sack dinner for later (and concession money)

Noon – 4:30PM: Rehearsal at West

  • Rehearsal break-down will be on our Slides later this week

4:30-5pm: Load Truck 

  • Tubas, Trombones, Horns, Tenor Sax, Front Line, Battery, and Color Guard Equipment goes into semi-truck trailer. All instruments MUST BE IN CASES!!!) Students help load! Truck Crew assists.

5pm: Eat a healthy meal. Clean up. Get dressed in halves. 

  • Must haves: White Cadet t-shirt, Performance Pants, Long white socks, and your marching shoes. Make sure you have two pairs (2) of gloves, your jacket, your shako (hat), as well as your instrument and any equipment you may need).

5:30pm: All students load buses

  • Depart for Milton

  • When we arrive, all students get their hands stamped or receive wristbands. Marchers finish putting on full uniform and grab a plume at the truck. 

8:30pm: Perform at Milton High School Redhawk Stadium! Chins up! Excellent Horn Angles! Be Proud!!!

  • Immediately following the performance, All Cadets head back to the truck. Load equipment (STUDENTS!), return plumes. All students will remain in full uniform!

9pm: All students will quickly head back to the stadium and watch the remaining bands perform. Cheer loud! We will stand, or sit as a band! Concessions available. Don’t spill on your uniform.

9:30pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud of how we performed! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home after awards, HANG UP UNIFORM, get a good night’s sleep! Seriously, I still mean it, get sleep. 

Sunday: Phantom Fest at Mukwonago High School

10:00am: All band members arrive at West High School.

  • Brief announcements in auditorium with all band members

10:15am-11:30am: Rehearsal in stadium, all members

  • Rehearsal Break-down will be on our Slides later in the week

11:30am-Noon: Load Truck 

  • Tubas, Trombones, Horns, Tenor Sax, Front Line, Battery, and Color Guard Equipment goes into semi-truck trailer. All instruments MUST BE IN CASES!!!) Students help load! Truck Crew assists.

Noon: Eat a healthy meal. Clean up. Get dressed in halves. 

  • You must have: White Cadet t-shirt, Performance Pants, Long white socks, and your marching shoes. Make sure you have two pairs (2) of gloves, your jacket, your shako (hat), as well as your instrument and any equipment you may need).

12:30pm: Cadets load buses

  • Depart for Mukwonago

  • When we arrive, all students get their hands stamped or receive wristbands. Marchers finish putting on full uniform and grab a plume at the truck. 

  • Head towards the warm up site at 1:30. Warm up at 1:45. 

3pm: Performance at Phantom Fest

  • Chins up!!! Be proud!!! Remember all the work you’ve put in, and will put into this week’s performance.

  • Immediately following the performance, ALL Cadets head back to the truck. Load equipment (STUDENTS!), return plumes. All students will remain in full uniform!

  • All students will head back to the stadium and watch the remaining bands perform. Cheer loud! We will stand, or sit as a band! Concessions available. Don’t spill on your uniform.

4:30pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home, HANG UP UNIFORM, be proud of your accomplishments!

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Another Exciting Week for the Cadets of Waukesha West!

Posted on Sep 26, 2022

9/26/22

After an exciting weekend – a strong opening 2nd place finish at Waukesha South Marchfest Saturday evening and hosting the 26th Annual Fox River Invitational Sunday – the Cadets have many more activities this week (if you would like to see pictures from this weekend follow and like our Facebook page. There are hundreds of photos from this weekend on the page).

Here is the schedule through Sunday, October 2nd:

 

  • Tuesday, September 27th – Color Guard and Percussion only 6pm – 9pm

  • Wednesday, September 28th – Marching Band Rehearsal 5:45pm – 9pm

  • Friday, September 30th

    • 4:30pm – 6:30pm All American Homecoming Dinner in the West Cafeteria. This is a significant fundraiser for the band. If you didn’t buy tickets we sell them at the door!

    • Home Football Game and Halftime Performance of Slither and Stone 5:30pm – 8pm

      • They will need their uniform (jacket and football pants), shoes, white Cadets t-shirt, gloves (available for purchase if needed), LONG white socks, and shako (hat). 

      • 6:55PM: Cadets perform National Anthem

 

  • Sunday, October 2nd – Oak Creek, Marching Knights Invitational – Rehearsal and Performance 10am – 7pm (return to West)

 

 

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First Weekend of Competitions!!!

Posted on Sep 21, 2022

9/21/22

What an exciting week for the Cadets of Waukesha West High School!

On Friday September 17, the Cadets marched at their first halftime performance of the Waukesha West Wolverines football victory over Oconomowoc High School.

 

 

 

The Cadets Waiting for Halftime in the Waukesha West Stands

 

The Cadets at Attention Before the National Anthem

 

Tonight Wednesday September 21 is Full Marching Band rehearsal from 5:45pm to 9pm. Parents, if you haven’t attended walk through, be at the stadium by 8:40pm and watch your Cadets. Many parents attend and you are missing a great private show every Wednesday evening!!! 

Color Guard practices this Friday, September 23rd from 6:00pm to 9pm. Their hard work is paying off as the color guard is looking great!

This Saturday, September 24th is Marchfest at Waukesha South. This is a long day of rehearsal and performance from 10am to 9pm. Section leaders may have additional information for your student. Make sure to ask.

Saturday September 24th Marchfest Rehearsal

10am: All Students arrive at Waukesha West

10:15am to 2pm: Rehearsal at West

2pm to 2:30PM: Load Truck 

  • Tubas, Trombones, Horns, Tenor Sax, Front Line, Battery, and Color Guard Equipment goes into semi-truck trailer. All instruments MUST BE IN CASES!!!) Students help load! Truck Crew assists.

2:30PM: Go home. Eat a healthy meal. Clean up. Get dressed in halves. 

  • You must have: White Cadet t-shirt, Performance Pants, Long white socks, and your marching shoes. Make sure you have two pairs (2) of gloves, your jacket, your shako (hat), as well as your instrument and any equipment you may need).

Saturday: Marchfest at Waukesha South!

4:30pm: All students arrive at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 1205 S East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

  • Unload the truck, get plumes, head to the warm up site. 

5:30pm: Start warming up in designated areas. After warming up, put on the remaining parts of the uniform.

6:30pm: Perform at Waukesha South Stadium! Chins up! Excellent Horn Angles! Be Proud!!!

  • Immediately following the performance, ALL Cadets head back to the truck. Load equipment (STUDENTS!), return plumes. All students will remain in full uniform!

7pm: All students head back to the stadium and watch the remaining bands perform. Cheer loud! We will stand, or sit as a band! Concessions available. Don’t spill on your uniform.

9pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud of how we performed! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home, HANG UP UNIFORM, get a good night’s sleep! Seriously, get sleep. 


Sunday: Fox River Invitational at Waukesha West

12:40pm: Brass Ensemble arrives

1pm: All band members arrive in halves.

1:25pm: Brass Ensemble plays the National Anthem, then leaves stadium to join ensemble

1:30pm: Start Ensemble Warm ups, next to auditorium garage door grass-area

2pm: March to the stadium.

2:15pm: Exhibition Performance at our Home Show!

  • Senior Recognition Immediately Following performance. 

2:30pm: All Stand together in full uniform. Cheer for all bands! 

  • Help clean up. Go home! HANG UP UNIFORM!! Please take uniforms to dry cleaners if they need it! We need to look sharp on the field! 

 

Parents, we can use more volunteers this Sunday. Many of you have stepped up and we want to thank you! We still have some open times and roles for Fox River Invitational this Sunday and We need volunteers to clean the stadium prior to the 1pm start of Fox River Invitational. Please find an open opportunity and fill it with this link: Fox River Marching Band Invitational – Sunday, September 25th.

We have an exciting 5 days coming up!!!

 

 

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Volunteers Needed for All American Homecoming Picnic

Posted on Sep 14, 2022

9/14/22

It is time Band Families. We are less than 3 weeks away from one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we need your help!

It is time to start planning for THE 2022 All-American Homecoming Dinner scheduled for Friday September 30, 2022 – one of Band’s most fun and social fundraising events of the year.
 
If you aren’t aware, ask your band students for info and tickets in their possession. You can also click on the link below for details:
 
 
We do ask for parent help in this very fun and social event. And, we need lots of parent volunteers to make this a successful picnic! Take a look at the sign up genius— the band board thanks you in advance for your help! 
 
 
Let’s go!
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