The Patriots

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WSHSB Patriot Marching Band

For marching, the WSHSB is also known as "The Patriots." Patriots attend marching camp in June and average five parades in the summer.

WSHSB Winter Concert

With two concerts per year, our winter concert is usually held at the end of January. Concerts are FREE admission with open seating. Check our Music Resource page to listen to past concerts.

WSHSB Patriot Marching Band

Marching trimester is voluntary and open to current WSHSB members and NON-members. This includes experienced musicians who are welcome to join us for the summer marching trimester. For more details see our Summer Marching page.

WSHSB Spring Concert

Our second concert of the year is generally held mid to late May. Come hear our Junior, Senior, and Symphonic bands separately and combined.

West Suburban Home School Band

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The West Suburban Home School Band, or WSHSB in short, follows the model of a community band and includes all wind instruments, woodwinds and brass, as well as a full percussion section. There are no stringed instruments ...more

WSHSB Member's News

Member's News has the link to the weekly Rehearsal Notes PDF and for quick reference, Important Dates and Deadlines and the Sectional Chart are included. Download  the weekly Rehearsal Notes for the week's practice assignments and more.



To join the WSHSB a student must be home schooled. Those interested in joining the WSHSB, at any level but Cadet, must submit an audition video. Recommended minimum age for any level is nine. There are four skill levels to consider...more

Forms & Documents

General Information

2024-2025 Handbook
The Handbook Agreement is part of the Winter registration form.

Link to WSHSB Calendar page

Music - Instrument - Repair Stores

Private Music Instructors - Has completely been updated and was emailed to all band families on 9/27/23.
The list is not posted on our website because it includes personal information.

If you would like to invite your teacher or someone you know to be included on the list, simply print the questionnaire below and give it to them. Instructions for returning the form are at the end of the form. 

Click here for Private Music Instructor Questionnaire

ACCESSING BAND PHOTOS - To see or add photos from concerts, parades, etc., visit the band's private Facebook page for how to access the photo site.

Music Return Forms
                        No Music Return Forms at this time  

Concert Information
24th Annual Winter Concert
                           Friday, January 31, 2025, 6:30 p.m.
                          Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
                       149 W Brush Hill Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126
No admission charge
Concert Tickets and Fliers -
                                 No Tickets or Fliers at this time           

Tickets are free and not necessary for attendance

Solo and Ensemble Forms
SEC Wood/Brass Solo
Summer Marching -

             2024 Summer Marching Information
                            (Includes all parade dates)       
WSHSB Dress Codes
WSHSB Dress Codes Revised 07/22/23
Includes Overview and Codes for practices, marching camp,
dress rehearsals/concerts and Summer Marching

Well-Wisher Form
                 2025 WINTER Well-Wisher Form

Registration and Rental Forms
2024-2025 WSHSB Tuition Fee Schedule

Instrument Rental Agreement
The Rental Agreement form is fillable using your computer.
 We ask all families to do this since it is much easier to read and helps avoid errors. Print and sign where necessary. Less desirable is to print it out and fill it in by hand. Either way, mail it to the director with your registration by the deadline stated below.
                             DO NOT scan it and/or email it to the director.

If you currently have a band-owned instrument and want to continue renting it for the winter, spring or marching trimester, the rental fee per trimester/per instrument  is $40. The form, with fee, must be completed, printed, mailed and RECEIVED by the respective registration deadline. ADULT HELPERS MUST ALSO COMPLETE A RENTAL FORM FOR EACH TRIMESTER IF USING A WSHSB OWNED INSTRUMENT.

2024-2025 Winter Registration Form FILLABLE
The Registration Form is fillable using your computer.  We ask all families to do this since it is much easier to read and helps avoid errors. Print and sign where necessary. Please print all pages single-sided as they go to different places. Double-sided printing causes more work once received since we then have to print them single-sided. Less desirable is to print it out and fill it in by hand. Either way, return by the deadline stated below.

                         DO NOT scan it and/or email it to the director.

Remember to include any RENTAL FORM(S) AND FEE(S) with your registration.

DEADLINE - Both the the fillable PDF Registration and applicable Rental Form(s) must be completed, printed, signed and mailed with sufficient time to arrive
by the
August 5, or in person by August 6. Late fees apply, see form.

You must do the following before completing your registration form.

See our Booster Page for all Job Descriptions and the link to the WSHSB Online Sign-Up Schedule.
FOR CONCERT TRIMESTERS - One parent must volunteer for at least
4 Booster positions/slots per trimester in which their student(s) is/are participating.
FOR THE SUMMER MARCHING TRIMESTER - One parent must volunteer for at least
2 Booster positions/slots for the marching trimester in which their student(s) is/are participating.
Jobs are first come first served. You must do BOTH point A and B.
          A. Enter your name on the WSHSB Online Sign-up Schedule for the job(s)
              you are committing to do.
          B. In the Booster section of the Registration form you will need to initial that online
              sign-up has been completed.
              NOTE: Filling-in a job on the registration form without signing-up online IS NOT SUFFICIENT.
sign-up is MANDATORY. The form merely echoes what you signed-up for online but
              does not fulfill the online sign-up requirement. Jobs remain open until online sign-up is

2024 ONLINE Marching Registration link
                       This Summer's Marching Registration is over.               
                          Link was emailed to all evening of 4/15/24.
                                                                         Contact the director if you need it.
Practice Report
Note: Adult helpers do not need to complete/return practice reports, students only.
WSHSB Practice Report

Rehearsal Notes
Rehearsal Notes Archive

Music Resources
Link to our Music Resources page

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