Tuesday Morning – 6:45 AM rehearsal is CANCELLED.
Tuesday Evening – Rehearsal from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. No Pit!
Wednesday Morning – 6:45 AM is on as scheduled.
Thursday Morning – 6:45 AM rehearsal is on as scheduled.
Thursday Evening – 6 PM rehearsal will occur on the practice field. This will be our final marching band evening rehearsal of the year. Students who have jazz band auditions will be excused for 20 minutes (10 minute warm-up, and 10-minute audition in their time slot).
Friday Morning – 6:45 AM rehearsal is on as scheduled. This will be our final early-morning marching band rehearsal of the year.
Friday Evening – Students should report to Memorial Stadium by 5:30 PM. We will do senior recognition and will also be joined by some 8th grade band students for pre-game.
Saturday – Mid-Iowa Band Championships in Ankeny, IA. See the itinerary. This will be our last performance of “Newsies.”
Tuesday Morning – 6:45 AM rehearsal is CANCELLED.
Rehearsal on Thursday will start at 7:15am. We will resume our normal 6:45am start time on Friday.
Check back to this post for all of the itineraries for the marching band season! In the itineraries you will find the times of all of the performances, call time for rehearsal at West High prior to departure, arrival time back to West High from competitions, alternative travel forms, and maps to all of our performance sites plus much more. If you see a mistake or have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Kleinheinz.
Students: The DOT BOOK is a small notebook or group of notecards (with a string or shoelace) that contains the information for all of the marching moves in our show. It makes up 15% of the 1st semester grade. If you don’t do it, it will be impossible for you to receive an “A” in band. If you do a poor or incomplete job, your grade will reflect that.
Here are the collection dates for Dot Books:
#1: Thursday, 9/11 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#2: Thursday, 9/18 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#3: Wednesday, 9/24 at the end of 1st/2nd period
#4: Tuesday, 9/30 at the end of 1st/2nd period
The FINAL DEADLINE for Dot Books (they may be turned in on this date for a slightly reduced grade):
Monday, 10/6 at the end of 1st/2nd period
Remember, this is a tool to help YOU in our rehearsals. It should be some thing that allows you to rehearse more efficiently and to march the show better.
Your DOT BOOK must contain:
1. Coordinates for each set
2. Number of counts to get to that set
3. Corresponding measures in the music for that move
4. Thumbnail image of entire picture for that set
5. Yard line crossings for that move (if any)
There should be a separate page for each set.
Math Formula for Yard Line Crossings:
# of steps from the yard line that you cross
(# of steps you move total in that move / # of counts in that move)
All of this information is posted on the band bulletin board as well. Please ask one of the directors if you have any questions.
Due to several absences from Booster Board Members and the cold weather Family Night on the Field and the Band Booster meeting have been postponed. They will take place one week later on Thursday, September 18th. Family Night on the Field will start promptly at 6:00pm and will be followed by the first booster meeting of the new school year. All of this will take place at West High School. We hope to see you there!
The sophomore game is delayed due to lightning. The varsity game may still happen tonight, but the band will NOT perform. Right now there is a severe thunderstorm warning, and the rain is likely to continue for the rest of the night.
The next time we will meet as a band is Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM. Next week’s evening rehearsals are on Tuesday night and Thursday night, since Labor Day is this Monday.
This year all band students will be receiving a Marching Band T-shirt (show shirt). The cost of the shirt was covered in the fees that were paid at registration. The is no need for students to fill our this form as long as they turned in a registration form and circled their shirt size.
If parents, family members, and/or other supporters of our band program would like to order a shirt, they simply need to fill out this form, enclose payment, and return it to one of the band directors by Friday, August 22nd.
T-Shirt Order Form – Wahawk Marching Band 2014
This year we added two jackets to our merchandise repertoire. If you missed the registration and would still like to order one of the jackets there is still time. The link to order the unisex jackets is posted below. If you would like to order one of the glitter jackets, we will be sending in a second order at a later date and will be sending an e-mail reminder. Make sure that you have signed up for the mailing list in the above tab so that you don’t miss out!
If you missed band registration night, please print off the appropriate registration sheet and return in to Mr. Kleinheinz or Mr. Conrad as soon as possible. Students will receive a t-shirt for the show once this form is returned, so please mark the size for only your student! Please see the separate post for additional t-shirt orders.