On September 29, the WGHS band program continued the spirited tradition of Hixson night, when 8th graders join the high school marching band on field for a special halftime performance. As usual, despite holding no joint practices, the combined unit sounded fantastic. The high school band’s pregame show featured the debut performance of Queen’s smash hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody, and all in attendance can attest that it was worth the wait. While the Statesmen fell to the Lancers in the game’s final moments, all four quarters were thrilling, the weather was perfect, and the mini-cheerleaders were a delight!
The kickoff of the 2017 WGHS marching band season featuring the music of Queen was a resounding success, both for the band and for the Statesmen football team. Check out our photo gallery and videos of the pregame and halftime shows.
The high school band is seeking donations for a new Selma Field sound system. For years, the WGHS band department has been hauling a sound system to and from the field daily. The soccer team is taking the lead on building a press box on Selma Field. The band department is working to fund a sound system for the field.
For a minimum donation of $12, you can have a ‘TIM’ t-shirt. A donation of $20 would help us better meet our goal.
Any major contributors — $100, $500, $1000 — would receive a receipt for tax purposes.
TIM shirts are for sale in main office room #108.
Donations by check can be made payable to: WGHS 629
Memo: “Selma Sound System” or “SSS”
Please mail checks to:
Webster Groves High School
c/o Dane Williams
100 Selma Avenue
Webster Groves MO 63119
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See photos and listen to audio of the wonderful performance by Wind Symphony students. Thanks to Jessica Ingraham, Michael Gandlmayr, Laura Reinert, and the rest of the St. Louis Symphony for inviting us to play. Thank you Adam Maness for writing such a beautiful piece to honor the life of Drew Thompson! Thank you bassoonists; Felicia Foland, Vincent Karmanov, and Heather Mosley for your breathtaking performance.
The Webster Groves High School jazz bands were invited to perform September 25 at Jazz at the Bistro, one of the top jazz venues in the world, in midtown’s Grand Center district. All three Webster jazz bands rose to the occasion, providing a wonderful evening of music for friends and family in a swanky setting. Here’s hoping this becomes an annual event!
Jazz 1 dazzled the audience at the annual Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The weather was unseasonably warm and delightful, and the band jammed for a solid hour for a good variety of jazzy tunes. Kudos to the dedicated jazz students for another stellar performance!
The second marching band performance of the 2016 season equally as impressive as the first, and even though the Statesmen fell short in their comeback bid against Ladue, it was a thrilling night for all.
The inaugural marching band performance of the season was one to remember: beautiful weather and a dominant shutout victory by the Statesmen. The band impressed Webster fans with its halftime performance featuring the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” album & whipped Webster fans into a frenzy with its raucous celebrations in the stands.