Lakota West Bands Update: May 18

A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Awards and Scholarships
  • Upbeat Club Meeting
  • Upbeat Club Activity Leader Position Openings
  • Memorial Day
  • For the Calendar

Senior Awards and Scholarships

Thank you and good luck to all our fantastic seniors! Congratulations also to our award and scholarship winners:

Bill Weatherwax Memorial Scholarship went to Haley Hayes
Louis Armstrong Award went to Spencer Merk
John Phillip Sousa Award went to Faith Ann Santucci

Upbeat Meeting May 18

The last meeting is Thursday at 6:30pm at West High School starting with an update from the Directors.  We invite you stay for the Upbeat Club meeting as well, starting at 7pm.
Financial Report
April unapproved minutes

Open Upbeat Activity Leader Positions for 2017-18

Any parent with a student in the Lakota West Band Program grades 7-12 is part of the Lakota West Upbeat Program. The Upbeat Club works hard to make the transition to new Activity Leaders go smoothly from year to year. For that reason, you will often see a need for a new Leader to shadow the current Leader for the first year. For current opportunities for 2017-18, see below:

Current openings:
Bus Chaperone Leader to shadow current Leader
Jazz ‘n Cakes – Basket Raffle Leader (current Leader will train)
Mattress Sale Leader to shadow current Leader
Pit Crew Leader to shadow current Leader
Photographers – willing to be trained, and to help Lead cover events
Split the Pot Leader
Tag Day Event Leader / Melissa Barr is assisting
Third Qtr Refreshments Leader
Uniforms (Concert) Leader to shadow current Leader
Uno’s Doughraiser Leader to shadow current Leader
Video/DVD Leader

Information to be updated as changes occur and positions are filled. See Upbeat page for most current information regarding openings and volunteer needs throughout the year. For current list of Board, Committee and Activity Leader positions and contact information, please see our Key Contacts Page.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Dawn at

Memorial Day Parade

The Lakota West Firebirds will be marching in the  West Chester Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29.
Students should load truck on last day of school – May 24. Students (in summer uniforms) should be dropped off at the Post Office by 9:15am. If that changes, look for an email from Mr. Carr through CHARMS.  The parade starts at 10am and will lead to a ceremony at the cemetery where the band will play the Star Spangled Banner. Students will be dismissed at the conclusion of the ceremony.

For the Calendar

  • Link to calendar here
  • May 18 – Upbeat Club Meeting
  • May 19 – Lakota West Graduation
  • May 24 – Rookie Marcher Day from 6-8pm
  • May 29 – Memorial Day Parade
  • July 24 – Band Camp!