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The Cadets: A New Look for a New Era

After finishing our 23rd competitive season with an an exciting AAA first place finish at October’s WSMA Marching Band Championship, the Cadets continued the tradition of excellence our program has established throughout its inception. Not only have the Cadets placed first or second in the AAA or AAAA Division of the State Marching Band Championships every year since 1997, our program continues to enhance the lives of our student musicians through their participation in a variety of performances, ensembles, competitions, parades and trips.

As you may imagine, the uniforms that have been worn by our students since 1994 have not not held up as well as our program, and since appearance and visual presentation are essential to maintain high-quality performances,  we feel the time is right to invest in new uniforms for our future Cadets – ones that preserve the Cadets’ style while making the band look more contemporary.  The West Bands Boosters Board has been setting aside money on a monthly basis the past few years to jump-start our fund drive, to the tune of nearly $40,000. Yet we’re only half-way to our goal of $95,000, which is the estimated cost of providing our band with the different sizes we’ll need to accommodate approximately 140-150 students each year.  So we’re reaching out to current and former band families, alumni and supporters of our program to help us  reach our goal of outfitting our band in new uniforms by the 2019 season, which will mark the Cadets’ 25th anniversary.

Please take a look at the letter that was sent out to our boosters to learn how you are able to help. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go directly into our new uniform fund and will help us retire our old uniforms after next year.  We will keep you updated on our fundraising progress here and on our Facebook page, Waukesha West Bands, and will reveal the Cadets’ new look as soon as it’s made available.

As always, thank your for our support throughout the years and for considering supporting the Cadets once again through our uniform fund campaign. We’re excited to see what the next quarter-century holds!