Lakota West Bands

2015 Marching Band Handbook

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.

LOCATION CHANGE for Post-Camp:  Post-Camp will be held at the Lakota West High School Main Campus. Students will need to bring a pack lunch to Post-Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Post-camp will run from 7:00am – 4:00pm on those days.  Be sure that your students bring along sun protection and their 64oz water jug.

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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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