Lakota West Bands Update: August 10

A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Family Tailgate and Band Camp Performance – 8/11
  • Tag Day – 8/26 – Save this important date!
  • NEW Calendar

Family Tailgate

The Upbeat Club is hosting a tailgate for all marching band families and alumni on Friday at 6pm for pizza at the Freshman Building.  We will have volunteer signup opportunities, and new fundraiser – thirty-one kicking off and Spiritwear for sale!  As you would imagine – we could use a few hands to help serve pizza and drinks Friday evening. If you can help, please sign up here. We would really appreciate the help!

We also need help selling Spiritwear during the Tailgate on Friday 8/11 from 5-7. Please email Michelle at if you can help.

Lakota Tag Day is Saturday 8/26!

Both Lakota West and Lakota East will participate in Lakota Tag Day!  All Lakota West marching and concert band members grades 9-12 will, in small groups, go door-to-door asking for donations from members of our community. Donations go toward the band’s uniform fund as well as the special projects fund – both significant recurring expenses. The efforts of our parents and all our band students on Tag Day is what paid for the fantastic uniforms each student was fitted for this week. Concert Band uniforms are also included in this effort. Please clear the morning of 8/26, you won’t believe what we can accomplish together! Signup for parent drivers coming soon.

New Calendar

We have moved to a new calendar, we think you’ll like the format better, and it is at a slightly better cost. It also functions better with our website. Go here to see the new format. To subscribe to the calendar, see instructions here. 

For the Calendar

  • NEW Calendar – click here for link
  • Friday 8/11 – Family Tailgate at 6pm
  • Friday 8/11 – Marching Band Camp Performance at 7pm – Freshman School
  • Monday 8/14 – Band rehearsal from 1-9pm – Main Campus
  • Tuesday 8/15 – Pictures at 10am at Main Campus. Large group and individual photos taken if requested. Forms available for ordering. Full uniform, no Shako.
  • Tuesday 8/15 – Band rehearsal from 1-5pm – Main Campus
  • Wednesday 8/16 – First Day of School
  • Wednesday 8/16 – Band rehearsal from 3-5:30pm for those who have not passed off music – Main campus
  • Thursday 8/17 – Band Directors monthly update to all parents at 6:30-7pm. Freshman School, either in Theater or bandroom.
  • Thursday 8/17 – First Upbeat Club Meeting of the year at 6:30pm, immediately following Directors update at Freshman School.  See Upbeat Club web page for agenda, minutes and more. We hope to see lots of parents there – it is shaping up to be a great season!
  • Thursday 8/17 – Band rehearsal from 6:30-9pm – Freshman Campus
  • Saturday 8/19 – Band Rehearsal from 9am – 9pm – Freshman Campus
  • Week of 8/21, regular band rehearsal schedule starts on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Friday 8/25 – Game and performance at UC is cancelled. Team not going. Plan on rehearsal instead. Time and location tbd.
  • Saturday 8/26 – Lakota Tag Day – Save The Date!!
  • Friday 9/1 – First home football game!