Wind Ensemble

Announcements

  • All-State School Auditions

    School Auditions with Medds for All-State will be held in mid-September. All-State Etudes can be found HERE. For complete Audition Requirements, click HERE.

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  • All-State Auditions

    Auditions for All-State will be held in Washington, IA on Oct 26th. To participate in these auditions, students will try-out with the Medds in mid-September. Keep an eye out for sign-ups!

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West High School Concert Bands


  • West High School Concert Bands form the core of our Band program at West. In our concert bands, students have opportunities to work as a group to perform pieces that span the ages. WHS band students have frequently been selected and performed in All-State, SEIBA Honor Band and various other Honor Bands in Iowa. At West, we have four levels of Concert Bands:

    Non-Audition Bands
    * Freshman Band - Incoming 9th graders begin to learn about the band program at West High in our Freshman Band. All ninth-grade band students are initially enrolled in Freshmen band.

    * Varsity Band - Varsity Band is our non-audition band for 10th -12th grade students. Sophomore to Senior students wishing to continue band in a non-audition environment will find a wonderful atmosphere in Varsity Band.

    Audition Bands
    * Symphonic Band - Symphonic Band is one of West High's advanced bands and offers a great chance for our student musicians to grow. Auditions are held around April/May of the previous school year and students from 9th-12th grade are welcome to audition. Incoming freshmen audition at NWJH in April/May of their 8th grade year.

    * Wind Ensemble - Wind Ensemble is West High's most advanced band and is a venue to showcase our students' musical excellence. Wind Ensemble has a limited number of students on each instrument part. Auditions are held around April/May of the previous school year and students from 9th-12th grade are welcome to audition. Incoming freshmen audition at NWJH in April/May of their 8th grade year.