August – 1st through the 5th
Band Camp **
A week in early August where all band members (including color
guard) will learn the music, steps and formations for the
marching season show. They will work together as the whole
band, but also work with their section leaders.
Also, during the week the students are fitted for their uniforms.
While there is a lot of hard work during band camp; they do
manage to have fun throughout the week. There are spirit days
which has "prizes" for the most spirit.
All of the hard work is presented to families during the
Community Performance on Friday night at the end of band
Band Camp lunches **
As the band members work hard all day long, the Band Boosters
provide snacks and lunches throughout the week. Parent
volunteers are needed to help serve lunch and are greatly
appreciated. It is a fun being able to interact with the kids while
they relax for lunch.
Family cookout at Fox Brook Park- Wednesday for Band Camp
The Wednesday during band camp the Boosters reserve a space
at FoxBrook Park in Brookfield. Your student is not the only one
who is in the band - you are now part of the band family. Each
section brings a designated type of dish to share. The Boosters
provide the hamburgers and hotdogs. There is swimming in the
lake and games. It is an opportunity to get to know each other.
Football concessions is one of the Bands major fundraising
opportunities. A sign up genius is sent via email to all families for
parent volunteers to work a shift at the concession stand. You
are there to watch the band perform - stay and help support the
Band Booster program.
End of marching season cookout/bonfire **
At the end of Marching season we have a chili feast & a bonfire.
Also, that evening the drum majors hand out awards for the
marching season - some serious & some fun awards. Again,
another great opportunity to get together with the Band family.
Holiday Concerts Jazz & Concert band
All bands have Holiday concerts. The Jazz Band has their own
concert. The Concert Band, Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
all perform on the same evening. As an additional fundraiser, we
have a bake sale before and after the combined ensembles as
well as the middle school concert. We ask for parent volunteers
to send in baked goods and to help work the bake sale.
Middle School concert bake sale **
Bake sale in conjunction with Middle school Holiday Concert.
January & February-
Pep Band & Concessions **
In January & February during basketball season, the band keeps
the energy level high during the games and at halftime. Students
are required to perform at 5 games.
8th grade plays with Pep Band/ 8th grade Ice Cream Social with families **
At one of the games during the basketball season, the 8th grade
students are invited to come & play with the band. Afterwards,
the boosters host all families including the 8th grade families for
an ice cream social in the cafeteria. A great night for incoming
families to meet and get acquainted with the Trojan Band.
Solo & Ensemble - hosted at Tosa West - we do concessions **
All band members are required to participate in a solo or an
ensemble performance at the district music festival. This event
normally is in the beginning of March.
Sendiks in Wauwatosa celebrates their store anniversary every
year and invites the band perform in front of the store to help in
Spring Concerts Jazz & Spring
All bands have Spring concerts. The Jazz Band has their own
concert. The Concert, Wind & Symphonic bands all perform on
the same evening. As an additional fundraiser we have a bake
sale before and after the combined ensembles & the middle
school concert. We ask for parent volunteers to send in baked
goods and to help work the bake sale.
State Solo & Ensemble
If a student qualifies for State, it is expected that the student
follow through with the process. The State competition is held at
various facilities, the band decides which date and location works
best for everyone.
End of the year banquet
The end of May we have a banquet to honor our seniors, along
with all of the bands. Solo & Ensemble medals are given along
with other achievements. Again, the drum majors announce their
The banquet is held at school - desserts & refreshments are
provided by the Boosters.
Jazz Caberet **
The Jazz Band performs one evening in early June in the
The seniors pick a restaurant venue to have dinner with the band
staff. An evening of memories and laughs are enjoyed by all.