Lakota West Band Updates: February 6

A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Solo & Ensemble Contest
  • Upbeat Club Meeting
  • Jazz’ n Cakes Meeting
  • Fundraising
  • For the Calendar

Solo & Ensemble Contest

High School Grades 9-12

  • Ensemble Recital Night is Monday, February 6th from 6pm-8pm at the High School. All High School Ensembles will perform on for the Ensemble Recital night. Look for more information from Mr. Carr. This is not an ideal setting for friends and family to come and listen, as some of the ensembles will be in small practice rooms. The objective is to get used to performing and gain valuable feedback from a music educator.
  • Solo and Ensemble is Saturday, February 11th at Lakota West High School. Please click here to sign up to volunteer and support our students.   As of today, there are over 200 slots left to fill. Please thoughtfully consider volunteering for a 2 hour time slot during Solo and Ensemble.  We have over 800 events in 18 performance rooms to support!  Service hours are available for students at the office on completion of their shift.

Junior High Schools Grades 7-8

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.

Jazz’ n Cakes Kickoff Meeting

  • Jazz’ n Cakes will have a kickoff meeting on Thursday February 9th at 7:15pm at Uno’s in their private room. All those interested are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please text or call Kevin Moorman at 513 604-2997.


  • 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

For the Calendar

  • Monday 2/6/17 – Ensemble Recital Night
  • Thursday 2/9/17 – Jazz n Cakes Kickoff Meeting at Unos
  • Saturday 2/11/17 – Solo & Ensemble  Day
  • Thursday 2/23/17 – Ridge Jr Winter Concert
  • Monday 2/27/17 – 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 3/4/17 – Beavercreek Jazz Festival
  • Saturday 3/18/17 – Music for All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival – for Symphonic Winds only, at Mason High School
  • Saturday 4/22/17 – Jazz n Cakes

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