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Waukesha West Band End of Year Concert and Awards

Posted on May 26, 2022

5/26/2022

The final concert of the 2021/ 2022 school year was hosted at the Waukesha West Auditorium Wednesday May 25th at 7:30pm. The packed auditorium heard a 14 split song set performed by the Morning Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1, Blue and Silver Concert Bands, Symphonic Winds and Percussion and Wind Ensemble. 

Awards were given to students covering several categories and include: 

Director’s Awards:

Jazz Ensemble I: Matthew Cioffero

Blue Concert Band: Oliver Haddara, Gabby Krohn, and Bennett Warp

Silver Concert Band: Owen Ruck, Matthew Warnes, and Chloe Weber

Symphonic Winds and Percussion: Matthew Michael, Owen McGinnis, and Abby Feldner

Wind Ensemble: Sydney Johnson, Meghan Kraft, and Ari Young

 

Our West Band Seniors: Jessica Allen, Miranda Anderson, Amy Boggio, Matt Burr, Tyler Carlson, Amanda Chynoweth, Ben Cook, Kaden Drake, Rhaya Ellsworth, Sydney Fekete, Bianca Gonzalez, Josslyn Hanson, Paige Hebbring, Marissa Jansen, Meghan Jansen, Gavin Jones, Alex Kinjerski, Meghan Kraft, Anthony Krause, Colin Krauter, David Latka, Carissa Maske, Jon Mercier, Alex Phipps, Tressa Redmann, Jessalyn Rodriguez, Ellie Shelley-Bregantini, Lizbeth Sifuentes, Emmy Streator, Reese Waldhard, Taylor Walters, Dominick Weston, and Grace Winkelmann.

The senior class of Waukesha West Bands recognized May 25, 2022

Senior Recognition Waukesha West Bands May 25 2022

Congratulations to all of our seniors!! 

 

Drum Major Awards: Amanda Chynoweth, Alex Phipps, and Ana Saari

$500 Vendor Fair Scholarship: Elie Aguilera

Brian Salminen-Kallie Gosh Memorial Award: Amy Boggio and Colin Krauter

Woody Herman Jazz Award: David Latka and Anthony Krause

Patrick Gilmore Award: Alex Phipps, Jessalyn Rodriguez, and Grace Winkelmann

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Jon Mercier

John Philip Sousa Award: Rhaya Ellsworth

 

The two hour concert displayed the talents of the music students at Waukesha West as they performed classic and skilled compositions like Boplicity, Blue Ronda A La Turk, The Great Steamboat Race, El Relicario, Amparito Roca and Arabesque! Of course this isn’t possible without the dedication and work of the students, Mrs. Granzow, Mr. Farmer, Waukesha West High School, parents, and the Waukesha West Band Board. We hope you enjoyed the evening!

 

 

 

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Waukesha West Spirit Wear Now Available

Posted on May 1, 2022

5/1/2022

Waukesha West Band spirit wear is now available to order through Maple Avenue. This is a great time to order band merchandise for the year ahead – for your students, parents and extended family. Clothing options include tee shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos, shorts, sweats, hats and more. You can shop using this link.

 

 

Portions of the sale go towards the Waukesha West Band. This sale of spirit wear remains open through May 11th!

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Busy Week for Waukesha West Bands

Posted on Apr 25, 2022

4/25/22

We have a lot going on with our students and families this week. Here is a brief summary:

  1. We have two delicious fundraisers
    1. Tonight – Culvers on Sunset avenue. Grab dinner on a busy Monday night and a portion of the proceeds from 5pm to 8pm go to Waukesha West Bands. This is a simple and delicious way to support our students
    2. Wednesday evening – Saz’s drive through at Waukesha West High School from 4pm to 7pm. You will want to pre-order before 1pm Wednesday. You can do that with this link: Pre Order Here! All you do is pre-order and then pick up your delicious food at Waukesha West between 4pm and 7pm. Please share this information with friends and family in the community. Like Culvers, a portion of the sales goes to our students! 
  2. State WSMA Solo and Ensemble is Saturday. The location and schedule is available here: https://wsmamusic.org/festivals/state/whitewater/
  3. Marching Band Mini Camp is at West this Sunday, May 1st! All percussionists, color guard, and new marching members need to arrive by 1:30 pm. All other returning members can arrive by 3:30 pm. Please make sure to bring your music, instrument, comfortable shoes for marching, water, sunscreen, and a pencil! Afterwards, there will be an all family meeting from 5:30-6:15 pm in the auditorium.
  4. All seniors and non-returning members must turn in their uniforms between 3-5:15 pm Sunday. Students must turn in 2 pairs of pants, 1 jacket, 1 garment bag, 1 shako/beret, and 1 hat box. Please remove all of your personal belongings ahead of time. All returned uniforms must come with a receipt from the dry cleaners or a check for $50 written to Waukesha West Band Boosters. 

So, let our fundraisers take the stress out of mid-week meals today and Wednesday, on Saturday we wish all of our students participating at WSMA the best of luck, and on Sunday our Cadets gather to begin practice for the Fall 2022 season. What an exciting 6 days!

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Saz’s Drive Thru Visits Waukesha West

Posted on Apr 16, 2022

4-16-22

Saz’s drive thru visits Waukesha West Wednesday April 27, 2022. Take a break from cooking dinner during your busy week and help raise money for Waukesha West Bands. Here is how it works, pre-order your food online, drive to pick it up Wednesday April 27 between 4pm and 7pm, and take it home to enjoy a nice dinner with the family – very convenient and a portion of proceeds go to Waukesha West Bands. 

The menu includes ribs, smoked bbq chicken, kids mac and cheese, sour cream and chive fries, garden salad for 4, mozzarella sticks and house made apple cobbler. They were here in spring of 2021 and the food reviews from our community were excellent. 

Order online at https://sazs.com/fishfry/ and select Waukesha West. Have your order in by 1pm Wednesday April 27th and pick it up later that afternoon/ evening in the Waukesha West parking lot. The Saz’s mobile kitchen will be easy to locate. You just drive up, show your receipt and they load your food into your car. Super easy and delicious!

There is additional information in this flyer: Saz Waukesha West Drive Thru Flyer 2022 April 27

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Waukesha West Spring Vendor Fair

Posted on Apr 14, 2022

4/14/2022

The second annual Waukesha West Spring Vendor Fair is Saturday May 7th from 9:00am through 3:00pm. This year we have a larger group of vendors with 100 scheduled to setup in the Waukesha West parking lot. Fares will range from arts and crafts to food and entertainment.

Music from our Waukesha West students will be heard. Portions of the proceeds raised are applied to music scholarships for Waukesha West students. This is a very family friendly event so makes plans to stop by, walk around and explore the large variety of vendors.

We are in need of parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, you can apply through this link

 

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WSMA District Solo and Ensemble This Saturday at Waukesha West High School

Posted on Mar 28, 2022

3/28/2022

Waukesha West High School hosts the WSMA District Solo and Ensemble this Saturday, April 2nd, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hundreds of students from several area schools will be participating.

To have this run smoothly we need lots of help from parents and students. To help we need a few hours of your time Saturday to assist students. This isn’t technical work. We just need lots of support to make sure students get directed to their room at their time slot. Simple and fun! You might even get a chance to talk to the sunburnt Paul Hamilton. Who could ask for more? Please check out the Sign Up Genius Here to sign up. We are in great need and there are lots of openings to help. Spread the word. Also, for our West students, this is an excellent opportunity to get in National Honor Society hours!!! 

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