Welcome to the Portage West Middle School Bands!


Welcome to the 2022-23 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 275 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 1!  I can't wait to hear our 1st hour, 8th grade band!
    Posted Aug 15, 2022, 8:31 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 1st Day with Instruments, 6th Grade The 6th grade band will begin playing in class on Tuesday, Sep 6 or Wednesday, Sep 7.  This will depend on your child's band/gym rotation schedule.  More info will be sent home the first week of school!Please have your child keep their instrument at home until either Sep 6 or 7!
    Posted Aug 15, 2022, 8:33 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 1st Day with Instruments, 7th Grade Bands The 8th grade band will begin playing in class on Thursday, Sep 1.  I can't wait to hear our 7th grade band students kick off the year!
    Posted Aug 15, 2022, 8:33 PM by Dennis Kozian
  • 2022-23 Jazz Band Auditions Auditions for the William Short Jazz/Rock Ensemble will be due on or before Sept 28.  Auditions will be recorded & submitted using Flipgrid.    Music was passed out in late May!  Keep practicing!  More information will be sent home sooon.
    Posted Aug 15, 2022, 8:36 PM by Dennis Kozian
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WMS Band Calendar, 2022-23




My Class Schedule:
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2021-22 WMS Band Calendar



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