Lakota West Bands

Pizza Tailgate and Marching Firebirds Performance

1)      All  band families are invited to the pizza tailgate on Friday, July 31 at 6pm.   Pizza and beverage provided by the Lakota West Upbeat Club.  The Marching Firebirds will perform at 7pm at LW Freshman School stadium.

2)      You will have the opportunity to buy/order Marching Firebird spirit wear during the tailgate and after the performance.  Bring your cash, check, or charge card.  We will have the traditional proud parent and grandparent t-shirts, Marching Firebird stadium seats and blankets, pajama pants, men and women’s polo shirts, sweatshirts, and fleece, athletic shorts, cinch sacks, sunglasses and more!  Samples will be available for most items that are order only. CLICK HERE if you are unable to attend and would like to see photos of the new Spirit Wear items.

3)      Information on volunteer opportunities and ways to support the band will also be available.  Find out about:

  1. Helping serve 3rd quarter refreshments to the band during football games
  2. Driving for Tag Day
  3. Working on the Pit Crew
  4. Being part of the Video/DVD Crew
  5. Signing your Kroger card up to help support the band
  6. Becoming a band photographer
  7. Helping with uniforms
  8. Open leadership opportunities

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2015 Marching Band Handbook

The Lakota West Marching Firebirds 2015 season will begin with pre-camp next Monday, 7/20/2015 from 7:00 am – Noon at the Lakota West Freshman school!!  The schedule is distinctly different this year so please reference the 2015 Marching Band handbook as soon as possible for very important information regarding rehearsal and activity schedules for all three weeks of pre-camp, band camp and post-camp.  CLICK HERE for link to 2015 Marching Band Handbook.  The Marching Band handbook can also be found under the Marching Firebirds banner on the band website.

Students will need to bring a pack lunch to Pre-Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Pre-camp will run from 7:00am – 4:00pm on those days.  Uniform fittings are scheduled for Tuesday – Thursday evenings.  Check the Marching Band handbook (pages 14&15) for your section’s scheduled time.  Uniform fittings will take place at the main campus.

Forms should be turned in during the week of pre-camp.  Page 2 of the handbook identifies specifically which forms are required. Some are online and some are at the end of the handbook. (Include a photocopy of your insurance card’s front and back sides)

Tuesday-Thursday afternoons during pre-camp will be spent primarily indoors.  However, if morning weather forces the band indoors, they may be outside in the afternoon so be sure that your students bring along sun protection and their 64oz water jug.

Please remind your students that as the weeks of pre-camp, Band Camp and post-camp unfold, close communication with their section leader is critically important.  This is the primary channel thru which important notices, clarifications and schedule changes/updates will be communicated by the directors.

CLICK HERE for list of Band Camp week FAQs.

See you Monday!!!

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New Paver Walkway

Thomas Taylor

Thanks to Thomas Taylor and family for a lot of hard work to build a beautiful paver stone walkway from the parking lot to the band door. Sadly, Thomas may not have survived the ordeal…. :) Thanks Thomas!

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2015 Spring Concert Programs

Click Here for an electronic copy of the 2015 Red, White and Winds Spring Concert program featuring pictures of our graduating Senior class.  When you open the file, there will be a couple of blank pages in order for everything to line up if/when you print double sided and fold into a booklet.

Click Here for an electronic copy of the 2015 Freshman Spring Concert held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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2015 Marching Band Commitment Form

CLICK HERE for the 2015 Parent and Student Marching Band Commitment Form.  Joining Marching Band is a 2-step process. First, you are completing the commitment process so we can communicate and plan. The commitment process, is returning this form by May 1st, 2015 and paying a non-refundable deposit to the school by May 15th, 2015. Second, you will complete the registration process to submit required forms and register online with CHARMS so your student can hit the field for pre-camp.

CLICK HERE for 2015 Lakota West Marching Firebirds Show Reveal

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Mr. Snyder Retirement

Read the Story:

Cincinnati Enquirer

Today’s Pulse

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Music Hall

A Musical Celebration ~

A Joint Concert with Ohio’s Finest

Lakota West High School Symphonic Winds

William Mason High School Wind Symphony

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Cincinnati Music Hall

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 7:00 pm

See complete story: Pulse Journal Article

News coverage: WLWT

Music Hall CD/DVD Available for Purchase

Tri-State Productions has secured rights to record the upcoming Lakota West Symphonic Winds & Mason Wind Symphony concert at Music Hall. CDs as well as DVDs will be available and 4 HD Cameras will be utilized to capture this amazing musical celebration!  CLICK HERE to order via the Tri-State Website or CLICK HERE for an order form you can send to Tri-State.  DVDs are $30; Audio CD’s are $18; and a combo- pack of DVD+audio CD is $43.

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Lakota West Marching Firebirds March in 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade

Rose Bowl RoseCongratulations to the Lakota West Marching Firebirds for their historic second invitation to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasenda, California on January 1, 2015. Lakota West already holds the distinction of being the first Southwest Ohio high school band to appear in the Rose Parade in 2008. More than 79 million people worldwide watched the broadcast of the parade, which was shown live in 115 countries. The Marching Firebirds were the 24th unit in the parade, appropriately right after the massive “Firebird” float presented by Singpoli Group. They also performed their grand champion award-winning show, “Best of West,” at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest in Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, December 30.

Lakota West Marching Firebirds “In the News”

Pre-parade ABC

Pre-parade article ABC

Parade on NBC

Post Parade story on NBC

Pre-parade CBS

Cincinnati Enquirer video

Pulse Journal—a Cox Media paper

Pulse Journal – Shaking with Excitement

Pulse Journal – Gearing Up for Rose Parade

KTLA with Al Roker and Betty White-The Lakota West Marching Firebirds are in the fourth video on the list.

HGTV

MUSIC 213 – Raw HD pro video

2015 Rose Parade Bandfest

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Lakota West Marching Band – 2014 Buckeye Invitational

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Lakota Marching Thunderbirds and Lakota West Marching Firebirds Through the Years

This video was a stroll down memory lane for the nearly 130 alumni who were able to attend the 2014 Homecoming Band/Mr. Snyder Celebration event on Friday, October 17 2014. It includes snippets of each competition show from 1988-2013.

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Symphonic Winds to Perform at OMEA State Convention

Symphonic Winds will perform at the 2015 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state convention. They were invited to perform Saturday, February 7, 2015 for representatives from many of the 612 public school districts and 51 colleges and universities in Ohio.

The convention will be held February 5-7, 2015 in the new Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, Ohio. OMEA is the third largest of the 52 federated state affiliates of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education. OMEA members are involved at all levels of music education, serving more than 1.8 million public school students in Ohio. The mission of OMEA is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

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Let’s make this a record year for the Kroger Rewards Program!

This is our easiest fundraiser – simply pay for your groceries using your Kroger Plus Card and once it has been registered every purchase helps to support the Lakota West Band program. CLICK HERE to learn how to register your Kroger Plus Card so you can start to earn money for The Lakota West Bands.

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