Iowa City West High School Bands
West High School has a fine tradition of musicianship in Iowa City. Established in 1969, West High Bands have been producing student musicians who excel in performance and creativity. Directors Rob Medd and Ryan Middleton diligently craft a learning atmosphere where students learn to come together as a cohesive band community. West High Bands are greatly promoted by an active WHS administration and involved parent support group.
* First Jazz Band Rehearsals:
- Jazz Ensemble - Wed, Sept 28th - 7:30-8:30 AM
- Symphonic Jazz Band - Tues, Sept 27th - 7:30-8:30 AM
- Varsity Jazz Band - Wed, Sept 28th - 7:30-8:30 AM
Click on Jazz Band tab on the left to see regular rehearsal schedule.
*Oct 14, 2022 - 5:30pm, Marching Band Performance - Prairie Game
We will wear our band uniforms for this performance. The students should wear shorts and their Trojan Marching Band T-Shirts under their uniform.
Students must wear lightweight shorts and their Trojan Marching Band t-shirt under their uniform.
Students with shoulder-length or longer hair must have it pulled back into a low ponytail for the performance.
We will also wear the band baseball caps in the stands. They fit inside the uniform hats during the performance.
White gloves, black socks, and used shoes are available for purchase at every game in case they are needed, and we sell on credit, so there is no excuse to be without any of these items for a performance!
Athletic coaches will excuse band students from practices early on Friday. There is no penalty for students missing some practice time in order to participate in the band performance.
Students should follow the itinerary below for the performance on Friday:
5:30pm Check out uniform and get dressed in North Band Room
6:15pm Everyone on the Practice Field for warm-up/rehearsal
7:20pm Pre-game Performance
8:30pm Half-time Performance
8:45pm Dismissal (approximate according to the progress of the game.)
*Marching Band Volunteers at Football Games
Putting a band of 240 members on the field is no small task and we need parents to help with uniforms and equipment. Volunteering is a great way to get to know other Band Parents and our band members! Please click on the link below to find a time and a task that you can help with! Thank you so much in advance!