Be sure you have all of these Spring dates marked on your calendars. All of our Band members are important to our success as a group!
For the 5/6/23 Large Group Contest, 9th grade band will perform at 11:30 am and Wind Symphony at 12:40 pm. Info. Sheet provided here.
August Band Newsletter
Find out about the Band Picnic, Band Materials Registration nights, DCI Watch Party, Fall evening rehearsal schedule, Family Night on the Field and more by reading the Newsletter august_newsletter_2022.pdf
Marching Band Schedule 2022
Attached - you will find the Summer Marching Band Newsletter with specific Band Camp dates/times, performance dates, and other information needed for Band Camp.
2022_parent_summer_letter-_10-12_final.pdf Excited to get at it!
BAND CAMP REHEARSALS
(see attachment above for a few additional rehearsals, more specific information and schedules)
Weds, Aug 3 - Freshman, Sophomore, New Member Marching Band Orientation (morning)
Aug 4 - 15 Band Camp (weekdays only)
Aug 16-17 Evening Rehearsals
Marching Band Performances
(contest venues are subject to change, but the dates should stay the same)
Friday, September 2 – Home Football Game
Monday, September 12 – Family Night on the Field (exhibition/demonstration)
Friday, September 16 – Home Football Game (Homecoming)
Friday, September 23 – Home Football Game
Saturday, September 24 – Linn-Mar Marching Invitational (Marion)
Saturday, October 1 – Bands Across the Prairie (Cedar Rapids) & Five Seasons (Cedar Rapids)
Friday, October 7 – Home Football Game
Saturday, October 8 – IHSMA State Contest (Dubuque) & Valleyfest Showdown (Des Moines)
Friday, October 21 – Home Football Game (Senior Night)
Band Seeks Sponsors
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!
Band Materials Registration 2022
Below is a link to the Band Materials registration form (please don't fill this form out until the Aug 11-12 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 (will be added closer to registration date)
Instrument Rental Survey
If you are a parent to a new West HS band student for the 2022-23 school year please fill out this form. This will help us to prepare our inventory for the next school year. Thank you!
Incoming 9th Grade Information
Here is the information shared with 8th grade students and parents at the May 2022 online meeting. This contains lots of valuable items for transition into the West High School Band!
My Waterloo Days Parade
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 11th and starts at 6:30pm in downtown Waterloo. Here is the logistical information:
Rehearsal for the performance in the West High Auditorium from 9:00 to 11:00am.
Parade Info. -we will meet in downtown Waterloo at 5:30pm (Percussion 5:15pm) by the fire station at the 3rd Street and Mulberry Street intersection (see #29 on the attached map). You need to bring your instrument, MWD t-shirt, and tennis shoes for the performance. You can wear a hat and/or sunglasses for the performance
If you are using a school owned instrument we will take it back after the parade. Bigger instruments will be loaded onto the truck.