Waukee High School provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through their concert bands, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas.
Concert bands are generally grade level and consist of: 1/12 Symphonic Band, 10th Grade Concert Band, 9th Grade Concert Band, and 8th Grade Concert Bands.
High School Jazz Bands are auditioned ensembles that meet regularly outside the school day. They perform and compete at several jazz festivals throughout the winter and early spring. Jazz Bands at Waukee include Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz Project, and 8th Grade Jazz Ensembles at the Middle Schools.
The Warrior Regiment has a long history of excellence in performance with consistently high finishes in marching band competitions across the state of Iowa. The Regiment has received perennial “1” ratings since 2000 at the Iowa State Marching Band Festival.
The Warrior Regiment is comprised of all band students in grade 10-12, and freshman have the option of participating.
Color Guard is a group that uses flags, sabers, dance, and movement to enhance the performance of the Waukee Warrior Regiment. This group is a volunteer group consisting of students in band and students who are just interested in participating with the color guard.
The Waukee High School Pep Band is a volunteer band that helps to support boys and girls basketball at home events. It has been invited multiple times to play at the Iowa Girls State tournament and follows our teams in post-season tournament action.
The percussion studio is a comprehensive program that emphasizes the total percussionist. Concepts in marching percussion and concert percussion are showcased at the annual “Drumming With The Monkey” show at the end of the year.