Normal West

 Marching Wildcats  Normal, IL

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2003 Show
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"

Children's March-Percy Grainger
Cataclysmic Events from "Apocalyptic Dreams"-David Gillingham
An American Elegy-Frank Ticheli
A Light Unto the Darkness-David Gillingham

2003 Awards & Placements
Lake Park Lancer Joust
2nd Place in Class A/AA Field (Visual)
Bands of America Super Regional Championships: St. Louis, MO
11th Place in Class 2A Field
Echoes off the River
3rd Place in Class 2A Field (DM)
Illinois State Marching Band Championships
2nd Place in Class 3A Field (Winds, GE)
Bands of America Regional Championships: Indianapolis, IN
11th Place in Class 2A Field
Bands of America Grand National Championships
14th Place in Class 2A Field
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Lisa Preston and Ryan Budzinski
School Colors
Black and Orange
2019 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a
2018 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a

State of Illinois Invitational Marching Band Finalists: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
State of Illinois Invitational Marching Band Class 4A Champions: 2008.
BOA Grand National Semifinalists: 1997.
BOA St. Louis Regional Finalists: 1997, 1999.
BOA Indianapolis, IN Class AA Regional Champions: 1999.

The focus of the Normal West Band program is to enhance each student's musical experience. The program begins each year with the placement of students in one of four concert bands. However, in and effort to expose students to a wide variety of experiences, the Normal West program encourages participation in extra performing groups, such as: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Indoor Drumline, Pep Band, Orchestra Winds, Musical Pit Orchestra, Brass Choir, Flute Choir, and Clarinet Choir. All of these extra performing groups meet outside of the regular school day.

The marching band is an extracurricular activity at Normal West. The marching band has performed at: Home football games, The Labor Day parade, The Normal West Homecoming parade, Numerous Chicago locations, Cincinnati, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, The RCA Dome and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.