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A Final Week of Practice Before State Marching Band Championship

A Final Week of Practice Before State Marching Band Championship


We have a full final week after two first place finishes this past weekend in Milton and Mukwonago. Here is how it breaks down:

  • Wednesday, October 12th – Marching Band Rehearsal 5:45-9PM
  • Friday, October 14th – Color Guard 6:00-9PM

    • Also an extra opportunity for available practice space at West (we need everyone to be playing and marching their best for Saturday)

Saturday: State Marching Band Championships!

1pm: All Students arrive at Waukesha West

  • Make sure to eat lunch before, but bring packed dinner, and some concession money, for later

1pm-3:45pm: Rehearsal at West

3:45pm-4:15pm: Load Truck 

  • Tubas, Trombones, Horns, Tenor Sax, Front Line, Battery, and Color Guard Equipment goes into semi-truck trailer. All instruments MUST BE IN CASES!!! Students help load! Truck Crew assists.

4:15pm: Eat a healthy meal. Clean up. Get dressed in halves. 

  • You must have: White Cadet t-shirt, Performance Pants, Long white socks, and your marching shoes. Make sure you have two pairs (2) of gloves, your jacket, your shako (hat), as well as your instrument and any equipment you may need).

4:45pm: All students load buses

  • Depart for Whitewater

  • When we arrive, all students/staff will receive wristbands. Marchers finish putting on full uniform and grab a plume at the truck. 

  • We will move together as a band to our warmup locations (announced at event)

7:15PM: Perform at Perkins Stadium! Chins up! Excellent Horn Angles! Be Proud!!!

  • Immediately following the performance, frontline equipment will be dropped off at the truck for loading, and ALL Cadets head to the field house. All students remain in full uniform with instruments!

7:30(pmish): Photos

8:00(pmish): All students will head back to the Perkins stadium and watch the remaining bands perform. Cheer loud! We will stand, or sit as a band! Concessions available. Don’t spill on your uniform

10:45pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud of how we performed! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home after awards, HANG UP UNIFORM, rest. 

Attached HERE – You will find all important spectator information