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The Upbeat Club has set up a text messaging account with Remind — a leading communications solution for teachers and extracurricular activity leaders. The purpose of this account will be to: inform you of cancellations or changes due to weather or unexpected circumstances, give parents “We’re departing now” alerts upon return from trips or competitions, give…

This Week in Band: Sept. 18 – 24

  Thank you for supporting our competition efforts at Taylor and Lancaster over the weekend. The Marching Firebirds swept the awards in both competitions, and that’s credit to much hard work and focus during the past several weeks. Thanks, also, for your support of the Mattress Sale. From yard signs to social media sharing, we…

This Week in Band: Sept. 11 – 17

This Week in Band covers: URGENT marching band uniform care instructions, thanks for your support of Tag Day, our ninth annual Mattress Sale fundraiser on Saturday, two marching band competition appearances on Saturday, concert uniform fittings and volunteer needs, spiritwear orders, Uno’s Doughraiser placemat advertising, this week’s schedule and next week’s schedule-at-a-glance. AIR OUT SHAKOS…

Cedar Point Trip this Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

The Marching Firebirds will be on the road this September 30 through October 2 for an evening of waterpark fun at Kalahari Resort, a day of competition at the Bands of America Regional at the University of Toledo, and a day of amusement park rides at Cedar Point. The cost of the trip is $199 and…

It’s Concert Uniform Fitting Time

Fittings for concert uniforms will take place Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, during block periods. Students will try on concert uniforms over their school clothes in large same-gender groups. Your teen will bring home a uniform on Wednesday or Thursday, unless alterations are needed. The only exception to this matter is the uniform for…

This Week in Band: Sept. 4 – 10

A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club We hope you’re enjoying Labor Day weekend, and we hope you’re looking forward to the busy and exciting times ahead. To help you keep on top of what’s important in the next several days, this edition of This Week in Band covers: volunteer needs for our Tag Day fundraiser…

Sept. 9 is Lakota West Band Day

The Marching Firebirds will celebrate the up-and-coming students in the Lakota West Bands program before and during the Friday, September 9 Lakota West home football game versus Dayton Wayne. This celebration — formerly known as Freshman Night — will put a welcoming spotlight on Ridge and Plains eighth graders, as well as Lakota West freshmen with:…

This Week in Band: August 28 – September 3

A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club Thanks to everyone for bearing with the hot and stormy weather circumstances this weekend. What unfolded certainly wasn’t what any of us hoped for, and credit goes to you for rolling with it. As we move into a new week, here’s a summary of what you should…

This Week in Band: August 21 – 27

A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club We have much to look forward to this week with the Marching Firebirds’ first football game appearance of the season — Lakota West vs. Moeller this Friday at UC’s Nippert Stadium. Parents, if you’re interested in going to the game, you may purchase tickets ($10 per person/all…

This Week in Band: August 14-20

Thank you for turning out to cheer for the Marching Firebirds in their debut performance on Friday evening. Thanks, also, for supporting your teen through the three weeks of Band Camp. It was hard work, but worthwhile in preparation for the looming marching band competition season. Last, but not least, thank you for supporting our…

This Week in Band: August 7 – 13

This Week in Band, a communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club, covers: the Band Camp and Closing Ceremony schedule, spirit wear, volunteer signups, Thirty-One fundraiser, DCI’s Big, Loud and Live event, and the schedule for August 7 – 13. Remember: Stay in the know by subscribing to and/or downloading our calendar, and following us on…