West Salem Band

Welcome to the website for the West Salem High School Band Program. The band program at West Salem High School strives to enrich and improve the lives of students through various music and dance experiences. While the band program competes at several festivals and competitions with a wide variety of ensembles, the focus is music education. We view students as accomplished learners. Everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop a deeper understanding of music.

Upcoming Events

October 19

Competitive Marching Band Competition. Hillsboro Stadium.


November 2

Competitive Marching Band Competition. NWAPA Championships. Autzen Stadium.


November 7-9, 14-16

Sound of Music Pit Orchestra Performances.


November 22-25

WIBC Honor Band Weekend for selected students.


• For the complete calendar, click on the Calendar Page above.



LINKS

Summer Camp Opportunities

National Association for Music Education

Bands of America

NWAPA (marching band and winter guard/percussion circuit)

OSAA Band (wind ensemble state championship)

Oregon Music Educators Association

Oregon Band Directors Association

West Salem High School

Oregon Symphony

Smartmusic

Music Theory

Drum Corps International

Winter Guard International

West Salem Band Facebook Page

West Salem Members Only Facebook Group

West Salem Parents/Volunteers Facebook Group


SPONSOR OUR PROGRAM

News

•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for placing first at the Pacific Northwest Championships held at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, WA on October 12. Caption awards were also received for Best Music, Best Visual, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and Best General Effect.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for placing first at the Sherwood Marching Band Competition held at Linfield College on October 5. Caption awards were also received for High Music, High Visual, High Percussion, and High General Effect.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Jazz Ensemble for placing 5th at the OMEA Jazz Ensemble State Championships!


•Congratulations to the West Salem Wind Ensemble. 2019 OSAA 6A Band State Champions!


•Congratulations to the West Salem Symphony Orchestra. 2019 OSAA Full Orchestra State Champions!


•Congratulations to Jazz I and Jazz II for their outstanding performances at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival on May 4. Jazz I placed 3rd in their division. Jazz II placed 5th in their division.


•Congratulations to the outstanding chamber ensembles and soloists performing at the State Chamber Ensemble and State Solo Championships. Below are the results for West Salem Students


OMEA STATE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Small Perc. Division: West Salem Marimba Duet-1st Place/State Champions

Small Perc. Division: West Salem Marimba Trip-2nd Place

Large Perc. Division: West Salem Percussion Ensemble-State Finalist

Small WW Division: West Salem Saxophone Quartet-1st Place/State Champions

Small Brass Division: West Salem Trombone Duet-2nd Place

Small Brass Division: West Salem Trombone Quartet-3rd Place

Large Brass Division: West Salem Trumpet Ensemble-1st Place/State Champions

Large Brass Division: West Salem Brass Quintet-2nd Place

Link to complete list of chamber ensemble results:

https://www.oregonmusic.org/files/Solo%20Contest/Chamber%20Contest/2019FINALWithMaskedScores.pdf

OSAA STATE SOLO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Low Saxophone Solo Category: Anthony Bolden-1st Place/State Champion

Mallet Solo Category: Logan Krause-1st Place/State Champion

Mallet Solo Category: Dylan I'Anson-Yount-5th Place

Orchestral Snare Solo Category: Dylan I'Anson-Yount-1st Place/State Champion

Trumpet Solo Category: Clayton Hall-2nd Place

Link to complete list of Solo results:

http://www.osaa.org/docs/sol/2019results.pdf


•Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for placing 1st overall and 1st in sight-reading at the Mountain Valley Leagie Band Contest Friday, April 12, 2019.


•Congratulations to the Advanced Band for receiving 3 state qualifying scores on the 6A scale at the Western Oregon University Band Festival.


•Congratulations to the Advanced Band for placing 1st at the Salem-Keizer Intermediate Band Festival and qualifying for state on the 6A scale.


•Congratulations to all of the performers at Winter at West. Incredible performances at 4 sold out shows. Thank you to the parent leaders and everyone involved!


•Congratulations to the West Salem Jazz Ensemble for placing 1st at the Mountain Valley Conference Jazz Contest.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for making semi-finals at the Bands of America Grand Nationals.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for placing 2nd at the NWAPA Championships. Awards for High Music and High Percussion were also received.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for receiving 1st place, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, and Outstadning General Effect in the Prelims AAA Division at the Bands of America Northern California Regional. In finals, they received 1st place overall, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, and Outstanding General Effect. BOA Northern California Regional Champions!


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching Band for receiving 1st place, High Music, High Visual, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary in the Prelims Open Division at the Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition. In finals, the ensemble received 1st place, High Music, High Visual, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary.


•Congratulations to the West Salem Marching band for receiving 1st place, High Music, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary in the Prelims Open Division at the Liberty Marching Arts Challenge. In finals, the ensemble received 1st place, High Music, High Visual, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary.


CURRENT LIST OF NEEDS

Click HERE to see the current list of needs. If you can donate any amount for the items we need, you would be helping our students tremendously.

Please send all donations to:

West Salem Band Department

1776 Titan Drive NW

Salem, OR 97304