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Thursdays:  April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 11.  Snare Drum Clinics (by invitation) from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Clinics for all who are interested in being in the drum line from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Enter through Door H on the north-west corner of the high school, by the band semi-trailer.  Bring a pair of snare drum sticks.  Membership in the Drum Line is by audition only.  Audition requirements and times will be discussed during the clinics.  Those who do not audition for the Drum Line will still be eligible to participate in the Front Ensemble.


Color Guard is a visual art form in which music is interpreted through movement and equipment work.  Color Guard members are not required to have a musical background.  Wear dance appropriate clothing to the clinics/auditions.  Enter through Door H on the north-west corner of the high school, by the band semi-trailer.


Flag and Dance Clinics

Tuesday, April 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Auditions on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM




To be posted soon...




Rookie Camp Invitation for New Members

Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8


Percussion Information

Drum Line and Front Ensemble Clinic/Audition Information


Color Guard Information

Clinic and Audition Information

Online Calendar

Marching Band Commitment Form

Returning Members - Due Thursday, April 13

New Members (Rookies) - Due Thursday, June 8

Band Medical Form

Due with Marching Band Commitment Form


Student Conduct Agreement

New Members - due with Marching Band Commitment Form

Returning Members already have this form on file.

Marching Band Parent Cookout Meeting Document

To be posted in June.

All members/parents/guardians must

sign and return the last page.

The Normal West Marching Band has established a strong tradition of high achievement and excellence since its inception in 1995.  The band's resume includes performances at prestigious events and venues throughout the United States.  Its achievements include:

  • Invitation to the 2017-2018 Sugar Bowl Festivities

  • The 2008 Class 4A State Championship

  • Multiple appearances in State Finals  (including 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016)

  • 2008 Greater St. Louis Silver Division Champion - Edward Jones Dome

  • Three-time Finalist (including 2012) at the Fiesta Bowl National Band Championships - Phoenix, AZ

  • 2007 Fiesta Bowl Parade Class Champion

  • Bands of America Regional Championship Finalist and Class Champion

  • Bands of America Grand National Championship Semi-Finalist

  • Performances in the Lucas Oil Stadium (Home of the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl in 2012), the RCA Dome (former Home of the Indianapolis Colts), the Edward Jones Dome (Home of the St. Louis Rams), The University of Phoenix Stadium (Home of the Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowls in 2008 and 2015), the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY), Hancock Stadium (Home of the Illinois State Redbirds), Memorial Stadium (Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini), The US Cellular Coliseum (Bloomington, IL), and the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade (Springfield, IL)

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