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Time to Get Into the Spirit!

Posted on Jul 3, 2018

Our first online spirit wear order of the season is underway now through July 12th. Now’s the time to order those items that will keep your Cadet (and you) cool during those hot summer rehearsals! A few select other items, that will also be offered in upcoming sales, are available to purchase now as well. Simply click here to place your order and it will be available for pick-up at the end of band camp on July 30th. 

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Marching Band Camp Schedule

Posted on Jun 9, 2018

School may have just ended, but band camp will be here before you can say “Mark time, mark!” Please make sure your student is prepared with comfortable shoes (no flip flops), sunscreen and plenty of water (or at least a container that can be re-filled in the school) on the following dates:

Monday, July 23
10 am – 12 pm: New marchers only! (does not include front line members)
12 pm: New marchers’ pizza lunch
1 – 5 pm: All members (including new marchers and front line)

Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 26
9 am – 5 pm: All members (lunch at West)

Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 1
9 am – 5 pm: All members (lunch at West)


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Help Us Spring For New Uniforms!

Posted on Mar 28, 2018

You can help our uniform fund grow by ordering spring flowers, plants or hanging baskets from any West band member now through May 1st. Shady Lane Greenhouses is once again offering a variety of annuals and perennials that will add beauty to your landscaping and this year will also add more “green” to our fund in order to help us outfit the Cadets of Waukesha West in all new uniforms beginning with our 2019 season. Band families are encouraged to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and alumni to place orders so we can reach our ambitious fundraising goal as quickly as possible since we’ll have to begin the uniform ordering process soon!

Click here for sales details and order forms and see Shady Lane’s website for more photos.  Flower sales run from now through May 1st and pickup will take place outside the auditorium entrance on Wednesday, May 23rd.


Patriotic Basket

Mixed Million Bells

Ivy Geranium Hanging Basket


Million Bells

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Color Guard Tryouts

Posted on Mar 26, 2018

Cadets Color Guard tryouts for the 2018 marching band season take place at Waukesha West High School on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 – 8:30 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 and come to tryouts to find how you can contribute to another successful Cadets season!


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WSMA District Solo and Ensemble Festival at West on March 3rd

Posted on Mar 1, 2018

This Saturday, Waukesha West will host the day-long WSMA District Solo and Ensemble Festival, featuring a variety of judged instrumental and vocal performances by students in Waukesha, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Hartland, Sussex and Kettle Morraine.  All are invited to stop in any time during the day to watch these talented students perform and develop their skills through the helpful critiquing process.  If you have a student performing and don’t know his/her schedule, click here to see the schedule of performance times and sites for the day. Volunteers will be available to help guide you to the correct location.  We hope to see you there!

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Framed Cadets Jacket Raffle

Posted on Mar 1, 2018

If you can’t make it to Flamingo Friday on March 9th but would like the chance to win a custom-framed Cadets Jacket valued at over $300, send $10 per ticket to Mr. Duffy at West and your name will be entered into a special raffle that will be held that night (one entry per ticket purchased). You’ll receive confirmation that your money was received and a phone call by the next day if you happen to be the lucky winner. You don’t have to be present to win! All proceeds of this one raffle will go toward our new uniform fund and will help us get closer to our goal of providing new uniforms to all the Cadets by the fall of 2019.

(Last year’s silent auction item. This year’s framing and jacket presentation are the same).


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