Welcome to the Portage West Middle School Bands!


Welcome to the 2021-22 WMS Bands!  I am thrilled and honored to lead the WMS Bands.  Please take some time to explore our new website.  The WMS band program is comprised of over 250 student musicians, in grades 6-8.   I truly believe that our students should sound amazing and have fun doing it!  I am looking forward to working with our fine student musicians.  I know they will make excellent music this year, and, represent our band program with pride.   

Dennis Kozian - Director of Bands



Band Announcements

  • 1st Day with Instruments, 8th Grade Band The 8th grade band will begin playing in class on Thursday, Sep 2!  I can't wait to hear our 1st hour, 8th grade band!
    Posted Aug 19, 2021, 8:02 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 1st Day with Instruments, 6th Grade The 6th grade band will begin playing in class on Tuesday, Sep 7 or Wednesday, Sep 8.  This will depend on your child's band/gym rotation schedule.  More infor will be sent home the first week of school!Please have your child keep their instrument at home until either Sep 7 or 8!
    Posted Aug 19, 2021, 8:04 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 1st Day with Instruments, 7th Grade Bands The 8th grade band will begin playing in class on Thursday, Sep 2.  I can't wait to hear our 7th grade band students kick off the year!
    Posted Aug 19, 2021, 8:03 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 2021-22 Jazz Band Auditions Auditions of the William Short Jazz/Rock Ensemble will take place on Sep 29, from 3-6p.  Your child will sign up for a 5 minute audition time slot in September!  Music was passed out in late May!  Keep practicing!
    Posted Aug 19, 2021, 8:06 PM by Dennis Kozian
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2021-22 Band Calendar



My Class Schedule:
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2021-22 WMS Band Calendar



Contact Mr. Kozian:
Phone Number: 323-5836
Email Address: dkozian@portageps.org