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Another Exciting Weekend Ahead at Cudahy and Fort Atkinson

Posted on Oct 3, 2016

The Cadets, staff, parents and extended family are busy again this weekend with two invitationals – Cudahy on Saturday and Fort Atkinson on Sunday.  To keep track of the upcoming events,  you can receive automatic calendar updates on your smart phone.   Go to the homepage and click on the calendar tab.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the subscribe tab.  It should look like this:  band-calendar

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Here are the basics: On Saturday, October 8th, rehearsal begins at noon (feel free to pack a lunch to eat later) with run-through at 4:00.  At 4:25pm, everyone can eat lunch and then change into uniforms.  At 5:15pm, buses will be loaded and depart with arrival expected at Cudahy around 6:10pm.

Here is the Cudahy Performance Schedule:

Band/ Class Performance Time
Wauwatosa East (AAA) 6:00pm
South Milwaukee (AAA) 6:15pm
Cedarburg (AAA) 6:30pm
Whitnal (Exhibition) 6:45pm
Wisconsin Lutheran (A) 7:00pm
Break 7:15pm
Fond du Lac (AAAA) 7:30pm
Waukesha West (AAAA) 7:45pm
New Berlin West (AA) 8:00pm
New Berlin Eisenhower (AA) 8:15pm
Cudahy (Exhibition) 8:30pm
Awards/ Grand Finale 9:00pm

 

The Cadets load onto buses at 9:50pm with arrival at West High School by 10:30pm.

After a busy Saturday, the Cadets head back to West High School by noon Sunday (eat lunch before arriving).  At 12:40pm, band members will change into uniforms and load onto the buses.  Arrival at Fort Atkinson will be 2pm.  Here is the Fort Atkinson performance schedule:

fort-atkinson-invitational-schedule

The Cadets load back onto the buses at 5:15pm with an arrival at West by 6:15pm.  Good luck to our Cadets and may we all enjoy another exciting and successful weekend.  Go Cadets!!!

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Fox River Invitational Results

Posted on Sep 27, 2016

A big thank you to all of the cadets, parents, family members, volunteers and participating schools that helped make Sunday an incredibly successful event for the Waukesha West Marching Band.  The event would not have been so successful without your help.  And there would probably have been even more people soaked from the thunderstorm.

Here are Sunday Placements from the Fox River Invitational:

 

Class A
1st Place Wisconsin Lutheran
2nd Place Whitewater

 

Class AA
1st Place Sauk Prairie
2nd Place New Berlin Eisenhowser
Exhibition Whitnall

 

Class AAA
1st Place Milton

 

Class AAAA
1st Place Fond du Lac
2nd Place Grayslake North
3rd Place Hamilton
4th Place Franklin
Exhibition Waukesha West

 

Caption Awards
Best Music Grayslake North
Best Visual Sauk Prairie
Best Color Guard Fond du Lac
Best Percussion Sauk Prairie
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Wisconsin Lutheran Competition Information

Posted on Sep 26, 2016

The Cadets have had an impressive start to their competition season and are getting ready to “march” on with another weekend of activities!  Parents should check their email for information about Friday’s homecoming game performance and details about Sunday’s activities leading up to the Cadets’ performance at Nathan Hale Stadium. For details about the competition including ticket prices, performance times and a layout of the stadium, please click here: Wisconsin Lutheran High School Marching Band Invitational.  For directions to Nathan Hale Stadium, click here.  

We’re looking forward to another great performance and hope to see a big crowd of Cadets fans this Sunday!

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Last Chance for Spirit Wear!

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

The West Band Boosters are offering one more chance for parents, students and friends of the program to order spirit wear. All orders will be delivered to the school and given out after rehearsal on October 12th, just in time for the state marching band competition!  This is the last time this season spirit wear will be offered, so don’t miss this chance to support all the band students at West with a purchase.  Spirit wear makes great holiday gifts, so if you’d like to get a little shopping done early and have your order delivered privately, please email Kelly Crawford at kellycrawford4@gmai.com and she will make arrangements with you.  

Orders can be made here now through September 25th.  Order early, order often!!

West bands                  Cadet logo

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Truck Crew Needs You!

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

The Cadets could use a few more parent vounteers to help load and unload equipment from the buses before and after compeitions and to make sure everything gets on and off the field.  If you can help with any (or all) of this year’s competitions, please sign up here and we will get in touch with you.  Thanks!

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This year’s competition schedule:
September 24th at Waukesha South
October 2nd at Wisconsin Lutheran
October 8th at Cudahy
October 9th at Fort Atkinson
October 15th at UW-Whitewater

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

The two biggest band fundraisers of the year are quickly approaching!  The success of these events and their ability to support our band program and students rely on the efforts of all our parents, alumni and friends and we still need some volunteers to help make 2016 our best year ever! Please check out the SignUpGenius links for the Fox River Marching Band Invitational on Sunday, September 25th and the Homecoming Dinner on Friday, September 30th before the homecoming game to see how you may be able to donate a couple hours of your time on either (or both!) days.  

As always, we appreciate your help and generosity.  Thank you!

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