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Busy Weekend for the Cadets of Waukesha West

Busy Weekend for the Cadets of Waukesha West

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!