The West High Air Force JROTC, Band, Choir, and Orchestra collaborated this year to show our support for Veterans Day. While we cannot all get together for our usual in-person presentation we wanted to show our support for the people who have served our country. Please feel free to share this link with anyone who you would like to support or would enjoy the performance. Be on the look out for additional performances from the West High music department!
Presently, the West High School Band is in the process of seeking sponsorships to help fund important educational opportunities for West HS Band Students, like music clinicians, fees for music festivals, providing supplemental instruction for the marching band, student leadership training, providing music and choreography for our students, and offset the cost of our semi-trailer expenses. We want to invite organizations and individuals to consider becoming a two-year sponsor with a few options of sponsorship levels to consider.
You can find the details on how to get involved in the attached document below. Please help us spread the word and point others to this opportunity!
Due to the Varsity Homecoming FB Game being cancelled (but 10th grade game still happening at 5:30 PM), that changes the plans for our Marching Band performance Friday, Sept. 11
The plan now is to have a very small group of Marching Band students perform only the Star Spangled Banner and Fight Song before the Varsity game. We have contacted students individually about performing with this small group.
Students who signed up for ticket vouchers can still pick these up and use them if you would like to attend the sophomore game (one of the vouchers would now need to be used for any students not performing). Mr. Kleinheinz has the vouchers - so see him if you haven't received yours yet.
We were surely excited to have the Band perform at the regular Homecoming Game. We now look forward to our Sept. 25th and October 9th performances!
A more detailed schedule will be posted in the near future, but until then here are a few basics:
BAND CAMP REHEARSALS (specific times TBA)
Weds, Aug 4 - Freshman, Sophomore, New Member Marching Band Orientation (morning)
Aug 5 - 16 Band Camp (weekdays only)
Aug 17-19 Evening Rehearsals
Marching Band Performances
Friday, August 27 – Home Football Game
Friday, September 10 – Home Football Game (Homecoming)
Monday, September 13 – Family Night on the Field
Saturday, September 25 – Marching Band Contest
Friday, October 1 – Home Football Game
Saturday, October 2 – Marching Band Contests
Saturday, October 9 – IHSMA State Contest (Waterloo) & evening Marching Band Contest (away)
Friday, October 15 – Home Football Game (Senior Night)
Below is a link to the Band Materials registration form. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students must pay a Band Registration Fee of $15 (Band t-shirt is part of what this fee covers). Percussion students are also responsible for the Percussion Fee (helps pay for extra sticks, mallets, and equipment maintenance). In this form, students can mark their instrument rental needs/fees (for marching band, concert band, jazz band), family members will have the opportunity to order additional band shirts, and students may order a music stand (if haven't already). Please contact a Band Director if you have a question in this process.
Link for Registration
Below is the West High Marching Band Summer Newsletter. This contains important information on the dates/times of Camp rehearsals, information on what students will need for camp, what the Fall season will look like, and important information on safety protocols we all will need to follow to promote health.
If you are a parent to a new band student for the 2020-21 school year please fill out this form. This will help us to prepare our inventory for the next school year. Thank you!
If you would like to receive regular updates about what is happening in the band during the 2020-21 school year please fill out this form. This is especially important as we figure out what the educational landscape is going to look like for the upcoming school year. You can find the form here.
Here is the information shared with 8th grade students and parents at the May 2021 online meeting. This contains lots of valuable items for transition into the West High School Band! 8th_grade_parent_virtual_presentation_spr_2021.pdf