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 2020 online meeting. This contains lots of valuable items for transition into the West High School Band! 8th_grd_parent_presentation_spr_2020.pdf
Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will be presenting a concert on at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 19. This concert will feature guest artist Soul Sherpa. Be sure to check out this great concert!
The West High Music Concerts begin at 6:00pm and 7:30pm. We encourage everyone to attend both concerts and support all of the students in the music programs.
Concert Band students should be ready to go in the auditorium at 5:30pm. Symphonic Band students will meet in the band room at 5:15pm. Wind Symphony students will meet in the band room at 6:50pm. If you are not sure which ensemble your student is in the rosters are listed under the 'Ensembles' tab of the website.
Students should wear their concert black for the performance. We will be video recording this concert as an audition tape for our Florida trip and it is important that everyone is dressed properly.
Bass Clef Choir
Treble Clef Choir
The IHSMA All-State Music auditions are this Saturday, October 26th at Hampton-Dumont High School. The schedule for auditions is below. If you wish to take your students and/or from Hampton-Dumont please fill out the Alternative Travel Form. Good luck to all of our auditioning students!
We have all of the information for the Mid Iowa Band Championship in Ankeny, IA. The itineraries are below. If you have any questions please ask the directors. Students are encouraged to pack a dinner or bring money concessions.
Students should wear their show t-shirt, athletic shorts, and black socks to rehearsal that morning and can bring a change of clothes for after the performance. If you are planning to travel to Ankeny and would like to take your student home with you please fill out the Alternate Travel Plans Form. Students will not be allowed to travel back with parents unless we have this written documentation on file. Parents will need to check their students out at the buses with the directors immediately following the performance.