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Waukesha West Spring Vendor Fair

Posted on Apr 14, 2022


The second annual Waukesha West Spring Vendor Fair is Saturday May 7th from 9:00am through 3:00pm. This year we have a larger group of vendors with 100 scheduled to setup in the Waukesha West parking lot. Fares will range from arts and crafts to food and entertainment.

Music from our Waukesha West students will be heard. Portions of the proceeds raised are applied to music scholarships for Waukesha West students. This is a very family friendly event so makes plans to stop by, walk around and explore the large variety of vendors.

We are in need of parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, you can apply through this link


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WSMA District Solo and Ensemble This Saturday at Waukesha West High School

Posted on Mar 28, 2022


Waukesha West High School hosts the WSMA District Solo and Ensemble this Saturday, April 2nd, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hundreds of students from several area schools will be participating.

To have this run smoothly we need lots of help from parents and students. To help we need a few hours of your time Saturday to assist students. This isn’t technical work. We just need lots of support to make sure students get directed to their room at their time slot. Simple and fun! You might even get a chance to talk to the sunburnt Paul Hamilton. Who could ask for more? Please check out the Sign Up Genius Here to sign up. We are in great need and there are lots of openings to help. Spread the word. Also, for our West students, this is an excellent opportunity to get in National Honor Society hours!!! 

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Flamingo Friday Fundraiser this Friday Evening!

Posted on Feb 22, 2022

Interested in having some fun, listening to good music, gather with old friends and make some new ones? This Friday February 25th is the Flamingo Friday dinner and fundraiser for Waukesha West Bands. The evening starts at 6:30pm in the Delafield Brewhaus and you still have time to join the fun. This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year with jazz music to start the evening followed by drinks, dinner, lots of laughs and items for auction. So get ready to have some fun and hang out with fellow parents of Waukesha West Band students.


Here are more details about the fun night: Flamingo Friday


If you are interested in having some fun and raising money for our band, you can reserve a spot here.



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Festival of Bands Performance At Waukesha West Field House

Posted on Jan 19, 2022

This Saturday, January 22nd, is the inaugural Festival of Bands Concert held in the Field House at Waukesha West High School. The performance begins at 1pm and includes middle school and high school musicians. The performance lineup is:

  • 12:45pm: Morning Jazz plays while families are getting seated
  • 1 pm concert start time
  • 8th grade
  • Blue and Silver Concert Band
  • Seventh Grade
  • Jazz Ensemble 1
  • 6th Grade
  • 6-12 Combined
  • SWAP
  • 8th Grade
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Grand Finale

Time of arrival for our musicians is 9:30am by the pool doors for middle school students. High school students need to arrive at 10:30 am in the band room. 

Rehearsal begins at 11 am for the combined bands. At 11:30 am, middle schoolers are served a pizza lunch. High school students are served lunch after their dress rehearsal is completed.

All high school students are to be in concert black by 12:45 pm with their music and instrument outside the band room. We will line up and walk to the field house together. 

Attire: (Concert black requirements: Dress clothes. No Dresses/skirts. No ties. Black shoes and socks (flats without socks are okay). 3/4 length sleeves. Please contact me with questions)

Parents, we are in need for MANY volunteers to help move percussion equipment and supervision during. Please sign up here!

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Watch the Waukesha West Cadets March in 80th Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Posted on Dec 7, 2021

The Cadets of Waukesha West are in Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the 80th Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade. The cadets arrived Friday December 3 and march this evening. Ceremonies begin at 8pm central with the parade commencing at 10pm central. You can watch the parade courtesy of this stream on YouTube

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3 Bands 1 Family Bonfire

Posted on Nov 28, 2021



On Saturday November 27, the Waukesha West Cadets invited The Marching Blackshirts of Waukesha South High School and The Northstars of Waukesha North High School to a bonfire on the south side of Waukesha West High School. The gathering was called 3 Bands 1 Family. It allowed band members of all three schools along with parents, families and friends an opportunity to gather and express support to the Blackshirts of Waukesha South and the Waukesha community after the November 21, 2021 Waukesha Holiday Parade tragedy. 

From 3pm to 5pm Saturday November 27, about 200 students and adults from all three Waukesha High Schools along with representatives of Carroll University Marching Band gathered. 

Hot chocolate, cookies and snacks were available at the bonfire. Support dogs were there to comfort anyone that needed a good snuggle or hug. Another way to stay warm was to stay near the bonfire. Temperatures were in the 30s with a gusty wind and some flurries.

Many of the students in the three Waukesha high schools attended middle school and elementary school with students in other two high schools. It was a time to reconnect, give hugs, shed a tear or many, and acknowledge that the band community in Waukesha is strong and passionate with support and respect for all three marching bands.

It was a short period of time on Thanksgiving weekend that hopefully provided some measure of comfort as our community continues to mourn and heal. 

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