Lakota West Band Updates: February 14

 A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Upbeat Club Meeting
  • Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival
  • Jazz’ n Cakes
  • Fundraising
  • Music Resources and Summer Opportunities
  • For the Calendar

Upbeat Club Meeting

  • February’s meeting is Thursday 2/16 at Lakota West High School starting at 6:30pm with the Directors’ update, and 7pm for the Upbeat Club regular meeting. All parents with band students in grades 7-12 are welcome and encouraged to join. We look forward to hearing more about the progress of our future trips during the next Director’s update. You can enter through the band room but the meeting will take place in the choir room.
  • Lakota West Upbeat Club web page is back! Click here for past meeting minutes, meeting schedule and more
  • February Meeting Agenda
  • January unapproved Minutes
  • Financials (will be posted to Upbeat page when available)

2017 Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival

  • Saturday March 18th from 10am to 10pm at Mason High School.
  • The Music For All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival is a celebration of excellent student ensembles in a non-competitive, non-rating based format. Each band will be evaluated by renowned music educators and provided with a 30 minute clinic following their performance.
  • Lakota West Symphonic Winds will perform at 8:20pm.
  • Local ensembles includes Lakota East Symphonic Winds, Mason Ensembles, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, and more. The Miami University Wind Ensemble will perform in exhibition at 2pm.
  • View Concert Performance Schedule here.

Jazz’ n Cakes is April 22nd

  • A Co-Chair is needed for 2017 .  If you have any questions, please text or call Kevin Moorman at 513 604-2997, or email at


  • The Upbeat Club is always looking for fresh new fundraising ideas to raise money for our amazing  band program. If you have any suggestions, please email Dawn at

Musical performance opportunities, summer camps and much more!

  • Check out our Helpful Links page on the website to find links to music organizations, performance opportunities and more.
  • We’ve added some summer activities offering  some wonderful opportunities for our talented students.

For the Calendar

  • Link to calendar here
  • Thursday 2/16 – Directors’ update and Upbeat Club Meeting
  • Weekend of 2/18 – WGI Indy Regional Competition
  • Thursday 2/ 23 – Ridge Jr Winter Concert
  • Monday 2/27 – Winter Concert with all four high school bands
  • Friday 3/3 and Saturday 3/4 – District Contest: High Schools are expected to be on Friday and Freshman band on Saturday, though still tentative.
  • Saturday 3/4 – Beavercreek Jazz Festival.  Schedule linked here.
  • Saturday 3/18 – Music for All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival – for Symphonic Winds only, at Mason High School
  • Saturday 4/22 – Jazz’ n Cakes

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