Lakota West Bands Update: October 30

 A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Centerville Competition Results
  • Jag’s Lakota West Band Night
  • Mid-States Band Association Championships
  • OMEA State Finals
  • Bands of America Grand Nationals
  • Uno’s Doughraiser
  • Disney World Parade/Orlando Trip
  • Calendar Highlights

Centerville Invitational Results

Lakota West placed 2nd in Open Class at Centerville Invitational on Saturday! Great to see the benefits of hours of practice and dedication show in their performance. Outstanding! We placed second in music and GE to Mason, second in percussion to Sycamore, second in auxilary to Miamisburg. The most well-rounded show on the field! A lot to be proud of! Congratulations! Photos from the show are here.
Also, Mr. Carr sent out an email to all very late Saturday night. If you did not get it, then there may be an issue with your email provider not working well with CHARMS. Please let us know at and we will forward the email to you.

Jag’s Lakota West Band Night 11/4

Jag’s Steak & Seafood/Piano Bar is celebrating their new menu and renovation by hosting ChariTABLE Reveal Days and have chosen four organizations to support, one of which is Lakota West Bands! Lakota West Band Night is 11/4  at Jag’s from 5pm – 10pm.   A portion of all food sales between 5-10 pm will be donated to our Upbeat Club to offset trip costs for Orlando.  See web page for details, or visit their Facebook page.  Reservations are recommended.

Mid-States Band Association Championships

Our performance time was moved to 7:45pm. As a result, the pre-rehearsal will NOT be at 9am, new time will be announced later this week.
The competition is at the Atrium Stadium at Mason Middle School. Please go to our calendar for more information.

OMEA State Marching Band Finals

Our performance time is 4:15pm at Dayton Welcome Stadium. There is no rehearsal prior to departure.
The competition is at the Dayton Welcome Stadium. Please go to our calendar for more information.
We need chaperones now that the date and time are determined – please sign up here – Bus Chaperones

Bands of America Grand National Finals, Indianapolis Trip 11/10-12

Important Notes:

  • This is the first trip to Bands of America Grand Nationals for any Lakota Band!
  • All information is current and up to date on our Indy Trip Page here – Indy Trip Page.
  • Medication drop-off will be 11/2 from 6-7pm, Freshman School. Medication letter available on Indy web page.
  • Parent  meeting for trip is 11/2 at 7pm, Freshman School Theater. Travel Consultant will be attending. Students are welcome to attend.
  • If you have not yet signed up for the REMIND text group, there is still time. Text the message LWMARCHBND to 81010.
  • Here is an article about the experience our students and staff will have at our first Grand Nationals! See link here for article.
  • We will be doing a send-off at 8:30pm at the rehearsal at main campus on 11/8, to show our support and see the last run before Prelims on Friday in Indy! Please join us!!

Uno’s Dough Raiser is Sunday 11/19

Uno’s is one of our biggest fundraisers and is truly a lot of fun for those that get involved, and we need many hands to help. See sign-up opportunities here.

If you can help make tip jars (lots of them) for this event, please contact Dawn at

For those who didn’t pay for Uno’s tickets when they were distributed, money and any unused tickets are due Thursday, November 2nd.  Students can bring this to class, or a parent can bring it to the parent meeting for Indy Trip that evening. Families can purchase additional tickets; look for more information online soon. Parents, please consider attending Uno’s mid-day, as this is the best time to avoid lines.

We will soon post this as an event on Facebook, and post on Twitter. Please share/retweet so we can spread the word!

Disney World Parade/Orlando Trip 12/28-1/2

Important Notes:

  • Updated Info on Web Page
  • Students will sign up for rooms prior to rehearsal on 10/30 in band room.
  • Parent meeting for trip is 12/18 at 6pm, location tbd. Travel Consultant will be attending. Students are welcome to attend.
  • Final payment due to MTC by 12/7.

Upcoming Highlights from the Calendar, there are many!

  • Calendar – click here for link
  • Monday 10/30
    • Uno’s planning meeting at Uno’s at 6pm
    • Room sign-ups for Orlando will take place before rehearsal starting between 5-5:30pm in the band room
    • Rehearsal  6:30pm – 9pm at main campus stadium
    • Bandoween – costumes welcome at evening rehearsal (as long as they don’t interfere with marching). No contest during rehearsal
  • Wednesday 11/1
    • Rehearsal 3-5:30pm at main campus parking lot cancelled
  • Thursday 11/2
    • No evening rehearsal  Rehearsal back on from 6:30pm – 9
    • Payment or return of Uno’s tickets distributed to each band student is due
    • Medication drop-off is 6-7pm at main campus
    • Parent meeting at 7pm for Indianapolis trip at main campus theater. Students are welcome.
    • Plains Jr Concert at 6:30pm
  • Friday 11/3
    • Rehearsal 6-9pm at main campus stadium
  • Saturday 11/4
    • Rehearsal at main campus, time tba (not 9am)
    • Mid States Band Championships in Mason – see calendar for performance schedule. Lakota West now performs at 7:45pm.
    • Jag’s Lakota West Band Night from 5-10pm
  • Sunday 11/5
    • Daylight Savings
    • OMEA State Marching Band Contest in Dayton at Dayton Welcome Stadium. Lakota West performs at 4:15pm. No rehearsal prior to departing.
  • Monday 11/6
    • Rehearsal 6:30pm – 9pm at main campus stadium
  • Tuesday 11/7
    • No School!
    • Rehearsal 6-9pm at main campus stadium
  • Wednesday 11/8
    • Rehearsal 6-9pm main campus stadium
    • Community send off for the Marching Firebirds at the end of rehearsal at 8:30pm! Let’s pack the stands to show them our support!
  • Thursday 11/9
    • No rehearsal – rest and pack!
  • Friday-Saturday 11/10-11/12 – Bands of America Grand Nationals!!
    • Departure time and itinerary will be reviewed at meeting on 11/2
  • Monday 11/13
    • Jazz Concert at 6:30pm at West main campus for both East and West Jazz bands
  • Tuesday 11/14
    • Marching Band Concert and Awards, 7pm in main campus gym
    • Ridge Jr Concert at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 11/15
    • Winter Guard Auditions at 6-9pm at Cornerstone Church on Princeton-Glendale Rd. Unfamiliar with Winter Guard?  see link
  • Thursday 11/16
    • Uno’s planning meeting at 6pm at Uno’s
    • Directors’ update at 6:30pm and Upbeat meeting at 7pm, Note – at main campus through remainder of year.
  • Sunday 11/19 – Uno’s Doughraiser from 11am – 8pm
  • See calendar for additional events
  • Monday 12/18 – Orlando Trip Parent meeting at 6pm, location tbd
  • Thursday 12/28 – Depart for Disney World New Year’s Eve Parade Trip!