WESTFIELD

BANDS and GUARD

WHS Winter Winds


Winter Winds is similar to outdoor marching band, except that the performances are indoors on gymnasium floors throughout the winter season. The gymnasium floor is typically covered by an individually designed tarp and props that generally reflect the show being performed on it. There are several ways to compete through indoor competition circuits such as IPA (Indiana Percussion Association) and WGI (Winter Guard International), but there are many more throughout the United States and the world.

The WHS Winds is open to all WWS students in grades 8-12. We will compete in the IPA and WGI circuits in Class A, and is a non-auditioned group made up of advanced level WMS and WHS students.


As an extracurricular activity, the WHS Winds have to raise our own funds in order to function. The WHS band boosters have a financial policy form that will need to be completed and on file by the due date listed on the form. We do have participation fees for the winter season of $350. Unfortunately, due to the way the Winds is funded we cannot give sibling discounts. It is very important that we collect the fees so the students will be able to have uniforms, props, equipment, transportation to and from contests, staff, etc.


Complete Information for students and parents including forms, competition schedules, attendance, handbook, travel, etc. is available HERE.