Normal West

 Marching Wildcats  Normal, IL

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2016 Show
"Letters to Juliet"

Music from A Great Big World, Martin Ellerby, Andrew Boysen Jr., Ryan George, and Taylor Swift

2016 Awards & Placements
Washington Marching Panther Invitational
2nd Place in Class 8A Field (Auxiliary)
Tiger Ambush Classic
5th Place in Class 4A Field
Illinois Marching Band Championships Large Schools
2nd Place in Class 4A Field
Bands of America Super Regional Championships: St. Louis, MO
14th Place in Class 3A Field
Illinois State Marching Band Championships
2nd Place in Class 4A Field
11th Place in Finals
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Director(s)
Lisa Preston and Ryan Budzinski
School Colors
Black and Orange
2021 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a
2020 Enrollment n/a   IMO Division n/a

Notes
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.
Illinois Marching Band Championships Class 4A Champions: 2017. 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. 2017 was the last year of a competitive marching band at Normal West. They merged with Normal Community to create the Normal Marching Band.