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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

Add to the calendar that you use.

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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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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