OUR BANDS

About

The Millard West Show Bands include The Groovehouse (WIG), Fine Musicians (Uptown Girls), and Snazz Cats (Swing Cats). They are comprised of 30 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, who masterfully support the show choirs from behind the risers in rehearsals and competitions throughout the season.

Along with showbands, these students are involved in other MWHS musical ensembles including show choirs, orchestras, and bands. Millard West Show Choir showbands regularly place among the top rated bands at each competition and have won “Best Band” on numerous occasions. 

In April of 2017, The Groovehouse was selected as “Best Band” overall at The Heartland of America Show Choir Competition in Nashville.    

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THE GROOVEHOUSE

Band for West in the Groove

FINE MUSICIANS

Band for Uptown Girls

SNAZZ CATS

Band for Swing Cats

Competitions

CompetitionDateCaption Awards
UNL Midwest CupJan 6, 2018Best Band -The Groovehouse (WIG)
Westside Competition of ExcellenceJan 27, 2018
Elkhorn South Crystal CupFeb 10, 2018
Naperville North Clash of SequinsFeb 17, 2018
Millard North Galaxy of StarsMar 10, 2018
Mitchell Friend de ClassicMar 17, 2018

Arrangers

THE GROOVE HOUSE

Brock Keiper
Luke Furman
Mark Myers
Eric Van Cleave
Drew Firkins

FINE MUSICIANS

Luke Furman
Brock Keiper
Drew Firkins

SNAZZ CATS

Drew Firkins
Brock Keiper

Rehearsal Schedule

MARCHING BAND SEASON

No Practices

MUSICAL SEASON

MON 4:30 - 5:30 pm | Snazz Cats
WED 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Fine Musicians
WED 4:30 - 5:30 pm | The Groovehouse

SHOW CHOIR SEASON

MON 4:30 - 5:30 | Snazz Cats
WED 3:30 - 5:30 pm | Fine Musicians
THU 7:00 - 9:00 pm | The Groovehouse

Looking for other important dates?

For a complete list of all choir rehearsal dates, as well as other important dates, check out the main Millard West Show Choir calendar.