Marching Band in full swing!

The marching band season is in full swing. With 2 and a half week of camp, 3 football games, and the month of September behind us, the group has really picked up a head of steam going into this week. This is the last rehearsal week before our first competitive competition at Joe Albi Stadium on October 13th. The students are excited and ready to show Spokane what we have been up to the last couple of months. We hope to see many of our family, friends, and alumni there to support their hardworking Blackhawk Marching Band.

State Solo and Ensemble

We want to wish our percussion ensemble and soloists Josh Sweeney, Lindsay Rogers, and Andrew Samuelson good luck as they head to the WMEA state solo and ensemble contest this Friday and Saturday in Ellensburg, WA. 

Another round of Clinics!

We will be hosting another color guard clinic this Saturday the 10th from 10am-noon. Grades 6-11 welcome!

We will also be hosting our second round of percussion auditions for the 2018 CHS Marching Band on Saturday from 8am-noon. The goal of this will be to set the drumline and front ensemble for the 2018 fall season.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Color Guard Clinic!

On January 13th, we will be hosting an open color guard clinic for any Cheney School District middle or high school student. No experience required. 9am-1pm. Bring athletic clothes, water, and a snack. No fee. ALL experience levels welcome. Grades 6-12.

Marching Band Camp 2017

As the August Band camp season came to a close last night, we were about to see all of the hard work that students were up to the last two and a half weeks. Students previewed their 2017 production to parents, family, friends, and alumni. That was after our annual water balloon fight of course! Please remember that as we enter the school year regular practices occur after school on Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-5pm. Students will be able to ride the activity bus as long as they have turned in their activity packets and receive their bus pass. Hopefully the students enjoy a couple of days off and are ready to pick up where we left off on Thursday!!!


This year we have decided to restart the mailing of a summer newsletter to help bridge the gap from the final day of school, to the start of camp in early August. These letter have all been addressed, are currently being taped, and will be dropped in the mail tomorrow. Look for these to show up in your mailbox late this week, or early next week! Hope everyone has been enjoying the warm weather. Hopefully it cools off a little bit for camp. At least one could hope...


We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer! Hoopfest cleanup is in the books, prop design is underway with construction beginning on Monday, and more show design commences next week. If you would like your music, please contact Mr. Wisswell at and he can get it to you via email.


As an extra fundraiser to get drum slips for our drums this year, the percussion students, are going to be putting on a car wash this summer to help cover the costs. We are in need of donations of your unused or heavily used towels. These can be brought to Mr. Sonnemaker any time between now and the end of the school year.

-Cheney High School Bands 5/22/17


We are in need of volunteers to help with trash clean up this year at hoopfest. If you are available to help June 24 and/or June 25 please contact us to sign up for a shift.

-Cheney High School Bands 5/22/17

Lilac Parade

Our students did an amazing job at the Lilac Parade on Saturday. Please check out the gallery to see a couple new photos from this year's parade. Up next, our final concerts of the year!

-Cheney High School Bands 5/11/17