The annual Band Picnic will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, August 19th at Byrnes Park (near the pool). See the flyer for what everyone is responsible for for the potluck. Those bringing beverages, please make sure that the beverages are cold. If bringing soda please bring canned soda as we will not have cups available to make use of 2 liter bottles. Please consider bringing a cooler with ice to help keep drinks cold. Plates, napkins, and plastic ware will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs for seating.
Check here for the band itineraries for our marching band performances. We generally get finalized information one to two weeks before a performance and will post the itineraries accordingly.
Johnston Marching Festival (September 17)-
Bands Across the Prairie/Five Seasons Marching Festivals (October 1)-
IHSMA State Contest/Valleyfest Showdown (October 8)-
Band Registration will take place Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm in the West High Commons. Students will be able to get their shoes, gloves, show t-shirt (free), extra show t-shirts (cost), and new this year we will be placing orders for West Music’s semi-annual reed and accessories sale. You can also purchase band merchandise and donate for a Band Booster Membership. We are requesting that families use two separate checks to pay for band supplies (gloves, shoes, etc.) and for merchandise and Band Booster donations. By using two checks it allows us to better keep track of money on our books. We know this may be a slight inconvenience but we appreciate your understanding as we try to be fiscally responsible.
Band Camp is here! We are very excited to start working on our 2016 show “Prince of the Universe: A Tribute to Freddie Mercury”. Below are the dates for band camp and an attachment to the full summer letter.
August 8-12, 15-19: 9:00am – Noon Everyone
Noon – 1:30pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30pm – 4:30pm Percussion and Winds
6:00pm – 9:00pm Color Guard
Band Registration (Not Related to West High Registration)
August 12: 6:00pm – 8:00pm in West High Commons
Band Potluck Picnic @ Byrnes Park
August 19: 6:00pm – Dark
A flyer with information will be sent home with students.
*6:00pm – 9:00pm Color Guard rehearsal is cancelled this night.
August 22-24: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Due to the risk of possible bad weather, the Pops Concert will be at West High in Kersenbrock Auditorium. It will still begin at 7:00. Students should be at school before 6:30.
All of the information in regards to the 2017 Orlando Trip can be found at http://waterlootoorlando2017.weebly.com . Please bookmark the site for ease of use. If you missed the trip meeting on Thursday please look through the site to find the following:
-How to Register for the Trip
-Trip E-mail List Sign Up
-Slide Show from the Meeting
If you have any questions please e-mail Mr. Kleinheinz.
The West High Band Boosters, with the aid of the Waterloo Community Schools Foundation, offers a scholarship for private lesson study. This money will be used to pay for a student to study privately with an expert on their instrument.
Application deadline is January 8, 2016. By that date, you need to turn in the application along with the prepared essay, or fill out the form online. The form can be downloaded below or at this website:
We are awarding these funds to students who are serious about their desire to attend lessons and improve their musical skills. If frequent absences are noted without appropriate make-up lessons scheduled, the award may be revoked and given to other students who will attend their lessons.
All information on this form is strictly confidential. The directors will be the only people who see this information.
Your essay should include why you want the scholarship, your level of commitment to private lessons and the West High Band Program, and your desire to improve as a musician.
If you don’t have the name of a private instructor to study with, Mr. Prichard or Mr. Kleinheinz can help you find one.
If you have any questions regarding this application or scholarship, please contact Mr. Prichard at firstname.lastname@example.org or school phone (319) 433-2700.
Above is the list for both pep bands and the dates that they will be playing. Everyone is required to play at their 5 pep bands or find a sub to fill in their spot. You will receive 5 band points towards your letter for each extra pep band that you attend.