The Blackhawk Marching Band is a spirited and energetic extra-curricular ensemble focused on representing West Aurora High School and District 129, entertaining fans, and supporting Blackhawk Football. It is open to all band students who are enrolled in one of the seven concert ensembles (grades 9-12). Marching band is an extra-curricular activity and is treated in the same manner as a sport, and therefore students must meet eligibility requirements.
Our non-competitive band performs at all West High home football games as well as several area parades throughout the year. The marching band rehearses two days per week outside the school day: Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. The Blackhawk Band also has a mini-camp at the conclusion of the school year, and a preseason marching camp approximately 10 days prior to the start of school in August.
Whether before, during, or after the game, no band supports its team, entertains its fans, or plays as hard as the Blackhawk Marching Band!
Please consult the marching band handbook for all policies and procedures.
2017-18 Blackhawk Marching Band!
In case of any unanticipated emergency absence, please complete this form for EACH rehearsal (or portion thereof) that you will be missing.
Blackhawk Marching Band Alumni
You are invited to participate with the Blackhawk Marching Band in the Aurora 4th of July parade! Please read the linked documents below for more information and use the button to register for the event.