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Lakota West Bands Update: April 17

A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:


Jazz ‘n Cakes  – April 22

Thanks to generous donations from dozens of community businesses & supporters, more than 50 baskets will be raffled. Raffle tickets will be sold at the door for $1 per ticket. To purchase raffle tickets in advance at the great rate of $20 for 40 tickets, $30 for 70 tickets and $50 for 120 tickets, contact Kevin at  vp@lakotawestbands.org [2] or text 604-2997.

Signup for Volunteers    [3]  Please consider donating some time to this half day event on Saturday.  It seems we’ve barely made a dent in the number of volunteer spots filled. We need many more hands to make this event a success both for the community as well as the students. Thank you for your time.

Signup for Students – Please sign up for a shift(s) on poster located at West.

Tickets: Tickets are available at the door at $6.00/each, children three and under are free. For more information and performance schedulesee web page. [4]


AmazonSmile Fundraiser

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lakota West Bands every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com [6], you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Lakota West Band Program.

Click here to learn more [7].


Kroger Card Renewal Time

Do you shop at Kroger?! Every time you scan your Kroger Plus Card, you could earn money for The Lakota West Bands – it is that easy.  Registration or Renewal must occur before May 1.

Click here to read how to start or renew a card.     [9]


Upbeat Club Meeting and Elections

April Upbeat Club meeting is Thursday 4/20 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. Officer elections for 2017-18 will take place, and we encourage as many parents as possible to be present in order to participate.


Marching Band Rookie Tryouts

Tuesday April 25 at 6:30pm

Any new student (incoming 9th to 12th graders for 2017-18) wishing to join the 2017-18 Marching Firebirds, should plan to attend the rookie auditions on April 25 at 6:30pm. A meeting will follow for all new Marching Band parents. It takes place in the West High School Band Room. If you have questions, contact the director at your school: Ridge, Plains, Freshman or High School. For more information including the rehearsal schedule, competition schedule, or information about our exciting trip to Orlando in December, please go to our website at  www.lakotawestbands.org. [14]


Fall Color Guard Auditions

Tuesday May 2 from 6pm – 9pm at West Freshman Gym
Thursday May 4 from 6pm – 9pm at West Freshman Gym

Open to incoming 9th to 12th graders for 2017-18, and all interested students must attend both sessions. The first day the students will learn technique and audition material. The second day will be a review of the material and auditions. Any questions, please contact Shelby Klamert [16]or Tim Coady [17].

For the Calendar