Lakota West Bands Update: December 6

 A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • Spiritwear – Orlando T-Shirt
  • Swing Dance
  • Holiday Concerts
  • Holiday Shopping
  • Upbeat Club
  • Disney World Parade/Orlando Trip
  • Calendar Highlights


T-Shirt for Orlando trip – go to link to orderAll orders need to be completed online by end of day on Monday 12/11.

Note, both the jacket and the T-shirt will be at cost, these are not set up as a fund-raiser.

Swing Dance is Friday December 8

The Lakota West Swing Dance  is Friday from 7:30- 10pm!! To make this a special night we need volunteers. Jazz parents (Concert Band parents are also encouraged) are kindly requested to take a shift. Many roles are needed including set up/decorate, sell tickets, coat check, serve snacks, or tear down/clean up. Most shifts are 1-2 hours so there is plenty of time to enjoy the entertainment before/after your shift. You will not miss your child playing. Whether your child is in jazz or not, please consider taking a shift at this fabulous event!   Sign up link is here. We will also need all families to provide a snack, see web page for snack info as well as a flyer you can print and share within our community – all are welcome!

Holiday Concerts

High School Holiday Concert with Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds is Monday 12/11 at Main Campus Theater starting at 7pm.
Freshman School Holiday Concert with two Freshman Bands is Tuesday 12/12 at the Freshman School starting at 7pm.

Holiday Shopping

Have you started your online holiday shopping? AmazonSmile is an easy way to support the band, and has no impact on your shopping experience. For more information, see information on web page.
Taking many trips to Kroger this time of year? Why not donate your Kroger Awards to the Lakota West Bands? It is easy, please see updated instructions on our web page.

Concert Recordings:

  • Tristate Productions records all our concerts. If you are interested in ordering CDs, you can contact Jeff at or visit
  • iTunes also has many of our concerts available for download. Go to iTunes store and search “lakota concert”

Upbeat Club

Next meeting is in January. Join us on Thursday 1/18 at 6:30pm for an update from the Directors’, then the Upbeat Meeting at 7pm. Lots of fun events coming up like Try Band and  Solo & Ensemble. Find out more information and where you can assist.
Go to our Upbeat page to see current financial documents and minutes to review.

Disney World Parade/Orlando Trip

Important Notes:

  • Updated Info on Orlando Trip Web Page – check back often as items are updated and added as they are finalized
  • Parent meeting for trip is 12/18 at 6pm, main campus. Travel Consultant will be attending. Students are welcome to attend.
  • Cost summary is available within your account. Once logged in go to Access Trip\ Financial Information\ Trip Costs.
  • Medication drop off is Monday 12/18 – please see Trip Page for details and forms
  • Final payment is due 12/7

Highlights from the Calendar

  • Calendar – click here for link
  • Thursday 12/7 – Final payment due for Orlando trip
  • Friday 12/8 – Lakota West Swing Dance, all students and community invited
  • Monday 12/11 – Orlando T-shirt orders due
  • Monday 12/11 – Holiday Concert with three High School Bands, Main Campus Theater, 7pm
  • Tuesday 12/12 – Holiday Concert with two Freshman Bands, Freshman Theater, 7pm
  • Monday 12/18 – Orlando Trip Parent meeting at 6pm, main campus
  • No Upbeat meeting in December – see you in January on the 18th.
  • Thursday 12/28 – Depart for Disney World New Year’s Eve Parade Trip! Appx departure time is 11am.
  • Tuesday 1/2/18 – Return from Disney Orlando trip. Appx return time is 3:30pm.
  • Thursday 1/18 – Upbeat Meeting at main campus starting at 6:30pm with Directors Update
  • Saturday 1/20 – OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest for grades 9-12 at West High School (8am – 5pm)
  • Saturday 1/27 – Try Band for all West 5th or 6th graders in the morning at West Freshman School (Symphonic Winds students are needed appx 9am-1pm)

Any questions on the information contained in this post, you can contact