If a student plans to ride home with a parent from a band event then this Alternate Travel Plan Form docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciHwwQ0MjgKVMoYIDLPOKvq60BmZWkt9gWxkt7d0NhTQWMsA/viewform?usp=sf_link will need to be completed and signed one day prior to the event.
Attached - you will find the Summer Marching Band Newsletter with specific Band Camp dates/times, performance dates, and other information needed for Band Camp.
2021_parent_summer_mb_letter.pdf Excited to get at it!
BAND CAMP REHEARSALS (see attachment above for more specific information and schedules)
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)
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!
Below is a link to the Band Materials registration form (please don't fill this form out until the Aug 12-13 registration nights so we can answer questions if you have them during the process).
Woodwind and Brass students will pay a Band Materials registration fee of $30, and Percussion students will pay a Band Registration Fee of $50 (higher due to marching sticks/mallets needed for the season). In this form, students can also purchase marching shoes, gloves, mark their instrument rental needs/fees (for marching band, concert band, jazz band), and family members will have the opportunity to order additional band shirts. Please contact a Band Director if you have a question in this process.
Link for Registration
If you are a parent to a new West HS band student for the 2021-22 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 2021-22 school year please fill out this form. . Email will be the main form of Band communications during the year for parents so we really recommend signing up for this! 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
The My Waterloo Days Parade is an optional parade that students signed up to perform in. We combine with students from the East High band to support our community! The parade is Friday, June 7th and starts at 6:30pm in downtown Waterloo. Here is the logistical information:
Meeting Place: YWCA in Downtown Waterloo
Meeting Time: Percussion- 5:15pm Winds- 5:30pm
Attire: White MWD t-shirt (provided to first time participants at the parade), black shorts, tennis shoes
Additional Equipment: Take your instrument after school. If it is a school loaned instrument we will take it back after the parade. Bigger instruments will be loaded onto the truck after school.
Here you can find information about upcoming performances, ensembles, Band Boosters, and much more!upcoming performances, ensembles, Band Boosters, and much more!