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Lakota West Bands Update: August 28

A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

Lakota West Tag Day a huge success!

$24,000 collected and it continues to grow with online and mailed in donations yet to be counted. We could not have done it without the 75+ parents, 250+ students, and a great community with amazing support. Our directors, our parents, but most of all our kids thank you for your generous donations!

All State Ensemble recipients named for 2018

Each year the best of the best in Ohio are selected to participate in the Ohio Music Educators Association Convention in Februray. We had a impressive number of students selected, congratulations to all!

All State Orchestra
Alex Daiker, Senior Horn
Tyler Gandee, Senior Trombone
Will Tuttle, Senior Trombone
Joe Keller, Junior Trumpet

All State Band
Matt Aaron, Senior Trombone
Kyle Cleavinger, Senior Bassoon
Gino DiLorenzo, Senior Tuba
Sophie Kimble, Senior Clarinet
Emilee Warne, Junior Flute
Anna Lavin, Sophmore Trumpet, Alternate

All State Jazz Ensemble
Charlie Merk, Junior Trumpet
Alex Merk, Freshman Pianist

Taste for Music at Canes – 9/6

Our first Taste for Music fundraiser event of the year will be held at Raising Canes on Wednesday, September 6 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm.  Let the cashier know that you are there for the Lakota West Band fundraiser. For the band to receive the fundraising benefit, show this flyer [1] when making your purchase and they will donate 20% of the order to the Upbeat Club.  Please share with family and friends!

Concert Uniform Fitting Days  – 9/6 and 9/7

On both 9/6 and 9/7, all Concert, Symphonic and Winds students will be fitted for uniforms during their band class (Wed block day bells 1,3,5 and Thurs block day bells 2,4,6)

A letter from Uniform Co-Chair is here. [2] Please read as it contains lots of answers to how uniform fitting days will go.

Web Page with uniform information and what parents are responsible for, is here. [3]

Volunteers Needed! We need help on both fitting days from 12:30pm – 3pm. Signup Here [4]

We also need alterations and hemming help. Lots of it! Signup Here [5]

Lakota West Band Day  – 9/8

The Marching Firebirds will celebrate the up and coming students in the Lakota West Bands Program before and during the Lakota West Home Football Game on 9/8. This celebration — formerly known as Freshman Night — will put a welcoming spotlight on Ridge and Plains eighth graders, as well as Lakota West freshmen with:

Special Rehearsals have been added below:

See our web page for more information including equipment needs, dress code, and more. [6]

Volunteer Signups and Third Quarter Refreshments

Bus Chaperones

Bus Chaperones signup  [7](Upcoming dates included are  9/16, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4) – non-overnight competitions

Third Quarter Refreshments

During the third quarter of each home game, our volunteers serve refreshments to the Marching Firebirds and the visiting team’s band members. To keep us well-stocked for third quarters, Marching Firebirds should place two two-liter bottles of lemonade or clear soda (no red, orange or dark soda, please!) and two full-sized packages of cookies (no frosted cookies, please!) in the bin outside the band room as they enter to put on uniforms:

Third Quarter Refreshments Signup [8]

Parent Volunteer Page [9]– all current sign-ups will always be posted here

Mattress Sale – 9/16

Save the Date! See web page [10] for more information and flyer. Friends and family can purchase a mattress from almost anywhere – for more information on how, please email  dharbin65@yahoo.com [11].

Band Trip Updates

BOA Toledo – 9/22-9/23

Our performance time for Prelins has moved to 1:15pm on Saturday 9/23. This will make it easier if parents are considering driving up that morning.  More information to follow.

BOA Indianapolis – 11/10-11/12

All students must sign up for this trip. It works the same as the Orlando trip registration and payment process. See web page for instructions and itinerary [12].

Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Orlando – 12/28-1/2

See web page for FAQ and Itinerary. [13] There is still time to add your student, or take advantage of the package for your family.
Last day to cancel is 10/29/17.
All payments due by 12/7/17.


Click here to print order form [14]. Online ordering will be available soon.


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