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Get a Head Start on the Holidays!

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

The start of November means the holidays will be here before we know it and Waukesha West Bands has several ways to help you get started on your shopping! Participating in our Cherrydale fundraiser, which has order forms and brochures students can pick up in the band room, and the poinsettia sale (see links below) will help students supplement their invidual band accounts, adding funds they can use to pay band fees or to make trip payments. And participating in our ornament/travel mug fundraiser will raise funds that will be added to our general band account, which helps us purchase music, instruments, marching band uniforms and everything else needed to run our program.

Remember, all of our fundraisers are completely optional and while you’re encouraged to participate, you are never required to do so. If interested, click on the links below for our poinsettia and ornament/mug order forms and let your holiday shopping begin!

Poinsettia photos
Poinsettia Order Form

Ornament and Travel Mug brochure


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Marching on to State!

Posted on Oct 9, 2018

The Cadets join other marching bands around the state on Saturday, October 13th for the 2018 State Marching Band Championships at UW-Whitewater’s Perkins Stadium. For a schedule of performances, directions to UW-Whitewater and to purchase tickets online, click on the link below. Then make plans to cheer on the Cadets and all the bands as they perform this Saturday!

WSMA State Marching Band Championship

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This Weekend’s Competitions

Posted on Sep 29, 2018

It’s a busy performance weekend for the Cadets! Here’s a brief recap of the schedule that was mailed out to parents earlier this week.

GREENDALE – Sept. 29th
11:15    Students arrive at West with uniforms and a packed lunch (or plan on having one delivered)
3:00    Run-through performance – parents are welcome and encouraged to come watch!
Chaperones and truck crew arrive
3:25    Students eat lunch and change, truck crew loads equipment
4:30    Buses depart West
7:00    The Cadets perform at Greendale High School (see “links and photos” tab for directions)
9:15     Awards
10:00  Depart Greendale
10:40   Arrive at West (Students may leave their uniforms at school)

OAK CREEK – Sept. 30th
11:45   Students arrive at West (eat brunch or lunch before arriving)
12:30  Chaperones arrive
12:40  Students change into uniforms
1:15     Buses depart West
4:15    The Cadets perform at Oak Creek High School (see “links and photos” tab for directions)
5:00   Awards
5:45   Depart Oak Creek
6:45   Arrive at West

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Homecoming Dinner on October 5th

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

Join the Waukesha West Band Boosters for their 25th annual Homecoming Dinner on Friday, October 5th from 4:30-6:30 in West’s cafeteria. All-you-care-to-eat hamburgers, hotdogs, beans, potato salad, chips, drinks and desserts will be served by our band parent volunteers. Tickets are available prior to the dinner from band members or can be purchased at the door. Click here for more details and plan to join us that evening before the big game against Muskego! 

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Fox River Invitational – September 23 at 1:30 PM

Posted on Sep 17, 2018

Please join the Cadets of Waukesha West in welcoming 11 excellent bands in an afternoon of exciting marching performances!  The competition will take place at the Waukesha West High School Stadium (or inside the field house if weather warrants a move) and will feature the following line-up:

1:30  Opening Ceremonies
1:45  New Berlin West – A
2:00  New Berlin Eisenhower – AA
2:15  Sauk Prairie – AA
2:30  Greendale – AA
2:45  South Milwaukee – AAA
3:00  Milton – AAA
3:15  Waukesha North – AAA
3:30  Break
3:45  Hamilton – AAAA
4:00  Fond du Lac – AAAA
4:15  Grayslake North – AAAA

4:30  Oak Creek – AAAA
4:45  Waukesha West – Judged Exhibition
5:00  Senior Recognition
5:15  Awards

During the show we’ll offer concessions, baked goods, West Bands spirit wear and Fox River Invitational t-shirts for sale as well as a 50/50 raffle. 

Ticket prices:
$9 – General admission
$6 – Seniors, students 6-18, military ID holders
Free – ages 5 and under
*Sorry, but district passes are not valid for this event.

Click here for a map to Waukesha West High School.

See you at the show!!

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Order Your Fox River Invitational T-shirts Now!

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

The website to order this year’s Fox River Invitational shirt is now open! Orders are being taken now through August 30th for delivery on September 19th, in plenty of time for this the September 23rd marching band competition at Waukesha West. Students, parents and all fans of the Cadets and other participating bands are encouraged to purchase one, as the entire lineup of bands is featured on the back of the shirt. Simply click here, order, pay and pick up your shirt either on the 19th after rehearsal or at the competition. It’s the fashionable way to support our band program!

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