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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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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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