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2016 Holiday Parade

Posted on Nov 21, 2016

The weather was chilly, but the community spirit was warm and inviting as The Cadets of Waukesha West marched in Sunday’s annual Holiday Parade in downtown Waukesha.  It was a great way to end a fantastic season of performing for our family, friends and community members.  Thanks to everyone who supported us through volunteering, attending our shows, supporting our fundraisers and cheering us on.  We wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

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Congratulations to the Cadets, AAAA Champs!!

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

Congratulations to the Cadets of Waukesha West for their first place finish in the AAAA category at this year’s WSMA State Marching Band Competition!  The Cadets tied the Oak Creek Marching Knights with a score of 82.75 and the Cadets’ Color Guard was awarded the highest score out of all bands competing at UW-Whitewater on October 15th. While it was certainly exciting to be recognized with top honors, the months of rehearsals and hard work that culminated in an excellent performance highlighting the talents of all our members was the most rewarding outcome of all.  Thanks to our students, directors, staff and parent volunteers who helped make this season so successful.  We’re already looking forward to another excellent summer and fall in 2017! 

Click here to read about the Cadets in the Waukesha Freeman.

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WSMA State Marching Band Competition at UW-Whitewater

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

The Cadets’ marching band season wraps up this weekend with a Friday night performance at the Waukesha West home football game followed by the WSMA State Marching Band Championship at UW-Whitewater on Saturday.

Cadets, report to the band room Friday evening between 5:45pm and 6:00pm to change into your uniforms.  After the football game, go home and get a good night’s rest!

WSMA Information for Saturday
Be well rested and bring a great attitude, your full uniform and some spending cash.

9:45am: Arrive in the West Band room

2:10pm: Final run-through

2:30pm: Eat and change into uniforms

3:30pm: Load buses and leave for Whitewater

4:35pm: Arrive at Whitewater

5:45pm: Warm-up

6:45pm: Waukesha West performance
(Group pictures will follow and students are then invited to enjoy some concessions and the rest of the show!)

10:15pm: Awards ceremony

11:15pm: Leave Whitewater

Midnight: Return to Waukesha West High School

WSMA Saturday Lineup:

Time School Level
12:00pm Marathon High School
12:15pm Waukesha South High School AAA
12:30pm Wauwatosa East High School AAA
12:45pm South Milwaukee High School AAA
1:00pm Waukesha North High School AAA
1:15pm Cedarburg High School AAA
1:30pm Milton High School AAA
1:45pm River Falls High School AAA
2:00pm Badger Brass Exhibition
2:15pm Break
2:30pm Whitewater High School A
2:45pm Cudahy High School A
3:00pm Wisconsin Lutheran High School A
3:15pm Antigo High School A
3:30pm Cumberland High School A
3:45pm Columbus High School A
4:00pm Baldwin Woodville High School A
4:15pm UW-Whitewater Exhibition
4:30pm Awards Ceremony
4:45pm Badger Brass Exhibition
5:00pm Badger Brass Exhibition
5:15pm Hudson High School AAAA
5:30pm Chippewa Falls High School AAAA
5:45pm Greenfield High School AAAA
6:00pm Franklin High School AAAA
6:15pm Mukwonago High School AAAA
6:30pm Germantown High School AAAA
6:45pm Waukesha West High School AAAA
7:00pm Hamilton High School AAAA
7:15pm Oak Creek High School AAAA
7:30pm WSMA Class AAA Champion Exh.
7:45pm Whitnal High School AA
8:00pm Portage High School AA
8:15pm Merrill High School AA
8:30pm New Berlin West High School AA
8:45pm Greendale High School AA
9:00pm Sauk Prairie AA
9:15pm Fort Atkinson High School AA
9:30pm New Berlin Eisenhower H.S. AA
9:45pm WSMA Class A Champion Exh.
10:00pm UW-Whitewater Exhibition
10:15pm Awards Ceremony
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Congrats, Cadets!

Posted on Oct 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Cadets of Waukesha West on another outstanding performance weekend! On Saturday the Cadets placed 1st at Cudahy with a score of 83.3 and won caption awards for best music, best visual, and best percussion. On Sunday the Cadets placed 2nd at Fort Atkinson with a score of 88.3 and won the caption award for best color guard. Be sure to check out the Cadet’s final two performances this weekend at Friday night’s home football game and at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships at UW-Whitewater at 6:45 PM. Go Cadets!

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Culver’s Night This Monday!

Posted on Oct 7, 2016


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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:


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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