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First Weekend of Competitions!!!

First Weekend of Competitions!!!


What an exciting week for the Cadets of Waukesha West High School!

On Friday September 17, the Cadets marched at their first halftime performance of the Waukesha West Wolverines football victory over Oconomowoc High School.




The Cadets Waiting for Halftime in the Waukesha West Stands


The Cadets at Attention Before the National Anthem


Tonight Wednesday September 21 is Full Marching Band rehearsal from 5:45pm to 9pm. Parents, if you haven’t attended walk through, be at the stadium by 8:40pm and watch your Cadets. Many parents attend and you are missing a great private show every Wednesday evening!!! 

Color Guard practices this Friday, September 23rd from 6:00pm to 9pm. Their hard work is paying off as the color guard is looking great!

This Saturday, September 24th is Marchfest at Waukesha South. This is a long day of rehearsal and performance from 10am to 9pm. Section leaders may have additional information for your student. Make sure to ask.

Saturday September 24th Marchfest Rehearsal

10am: All Students arrive at Waukesha West

10:15am to 2pm: Rehearsal at West

2pm to 2:30PM: 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.

2:30PM: Go home. 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).

Saturday: Marchfest at Waukesha South!

4:30pm: All students arrive at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 1205 S East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

  • Unload the truck, get plumes, head to the warm up site. 

5:30pm: Start warming up in designated areas. After warming up, put on the remaining parts of the uniform.

6:30pm: Perform at Waukesha South Stadium! Chins up! Excellent Horn Angles! Be Proud!!!

  • Immediately following the performance, ALL Cadets head back to the truck. Load equipment (STUDENTS!), return plumes. All students will remain in full uniform!

7pm: All students head back to the 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.

9pm: Awards: Cheer appropriately for all! Be proud of how we performed! Stay classy, Cadets!

  • Return home, HANG UP UNIFORM, get a good night’s sleep! Seriously, get sleep. 

Sunday: Fox River Invitational at Waukesha West

12:40pm: Brass Ensemble arrives

1pm: All band members arrive in halves.

1:25pm: Brass Ensemble plays the National Anthem, then leaves stadium to join ensemble

1:30pm: Start Ensemble Warm ups, next to auditorium garage door grass-area

2pm: March to the stadium.

2:15pm: Exhibition Performance at our Home Show!

  • Senior Recognition Immediately Following performance. 

2:30pm: All Stand together in full uniform. Cheer for all bands! 

  • Help clean up. Go home! HANG UP UNIFORM!! Please take uniforms to dry cleaners if they need it! We need to look sharp on the field! 


Parents, we can use more volunteers this Sunday. Many of you have stepped up and we want to thank you! We still have some open times and roles for Fox River Invitational this Sunday and We need volunteers to clean the stadium prior to the 1pm start of Fox River Invitational. Please find an open opportunity and fill it with this link: Fox River Marching Band Invitational – Sunday, September 25th.

We have an exciting 5 days coming up!!!