New Parent Guide. Welcome new students and families! We look forward to meeting you virtually and in person soon. Until then, our Freshman Rep, Julie Pitner, has put together a guide to the fall season which explains and answers many of your questions. Read the Freshman Parent Guide!
General Meeting. All WABB members are invited to join us for our first general meeting of the school year on Wed, Sept. 9 at 7:00 PM. Please check your email for Zoom link and details.
Welcome Back To School. We want to welcome our new and returning band families! Band will be different this year but we're ready to make it a great learning experience for all our students. Here are the correct courses to go to:
- Wind Ensemble will go to "Wind Ensemble - Fall 2020"
- Wind Symphony will go to "Wind Symphony - Fall 2020"
- Symphonic Band will go to "Symphonic Band - Fall 2020"
- Concert Band will go to "Concert Band - Fall 2020"
- If you have Color Guard 4th period tomorrow, Mr. Josey will be sending instructions out for the Color Guard.
Here are the band classes and their blocks:
- Wind Ensemble is 1st & 5th Block
- Wind Symphony is 2nd & 6th Block (we have B lunch - all of Westwood is taking B lunch for now)
- Symphonic Band is 3rd & 7th Block
- Concert Band is 4th & 8th Block
We look forward to a fantastic first day of school!
Full Orchestra UIL. Congratulations to all three of our full Orchestra ensembles (with Westwood Orchestra) for receiving superior ratings from every judge at the UIL Concert & Sight Reading! Way to rock that Pride, Passion, Family!
The Midwest Clinic. We're proud of the Westwood Symphony Orchestra's incredible performance in December at The Midwest Clinic. The Westwood Symphony Orchestra is one of only three high school full orchestras in the world that was invited to this prestigious event! Equally incredible was the Grisham Honor Band's performance. Bravo to these young musicians!
BOA San Antonio. Our last competition for the 2019 season was at BOA San Antonio. We had a historic finish, coming in 16th overall out of 84 marching bands with a score of 88.40 (see results pdf)! This is the highest score we have ever earned at a BOA Super Regional. We are extremely proud of our students' dedication and perseverance! We look forward to another great season next year!
UIL Sweepstakes. We are proud to have earned Division 1 rating from all judges at the UIL 5A-6A Region 26 Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19. We also hosted the event making it a great opportunity to see our region band friends and their amazing shows.
History Made! The Westwood Warrior Band achieved another historic win at a BOA competition. This time at BOA Houston on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Katy, Texas. For the first time in our school and band history, we placed 2nd place in our Class AAAA at BOA Houston! In addition, Westwood took 3rd place overall in the finals (see full results)! The Texas heat (real feel of 101°) didn't stop us from BELIEVING!
BOA Austin. The Westwood Warrior Band competed in BOA Austin on Saturday, Sept. 28 and, for the first time in our band history, we made finals! Our students have been working so hard and that moment when our name was called was such a joyous and tearful moment. We were excited to share the field with such talented bands, finishing in tenth place. See the full results.
Stay Current. Add the band Google calendar to your mobile device to stay current with upcoming practice times and events. Keep up with the Westwood Warrior Band on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
Please note that events on the calendar for the 2020-21 school year are tentative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the football season and competition season will be coming soon.
Sponsoring the Westwood Warrior Band is a great way to connect with the Westwood community! Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, you will gain visibility through our website, social media accounts, and signage at home football games (see form for details). And as a sponsor, your donation is completely tax deductible!
First Chair Level
Thank you to our First Chair Level $1,000 corporate sponsors that attended our 2019 March-A-Thon, including Dr. Sandeep Shah and Dr. Nabeel Farhataziz of ARA Diagnostic Imaging and Dr. Dana Jeng of Spicewood Dermatology.
Concert Soloist Level
American Color Labs
Ascension Seton NW
Austin Gourmet Popcorn
Better Than New Band Repair
Cedar Park Pediatrics & Family Medicine
MarineMax Sail & Ski Center
Mathews CPA Inc.
Moonie's Burger House
Parmer Lane Orthodontics
Photography by Jenny Rhea
Texas Tooth Fairies Pediatric Dentistry