Lakota West Bands Update: February 8

A Communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club

This communication covers:

  • WCAMD – Discounted Music Lessons
  • Winter Guard
  • Upbeat Meeting
  • Taste for Music
  • Shamrock Shuffle
  • Jazz n’ Cakes
  • Facebook
  • Calendar

West Chester Academy offering discounted music lessons

West Chester Academy is offering 25% off your first month of music lessons. They will donate that 25% to the Lakota West Upbeat Club. Offer ends Feb 16. Print certificate from link –

Winter Guard Competition Schedule

Our Varsity and Junior Varsity Winter Guards are off and running with their competitive season. They would love to see our support at their next show. For their competition schedule, see their web page here.

Upbeat Meeting February 15

Our February meeting is Thursday February 15 with the Director’s update at 6:30pm and the Upbeat meeting immediately following at 7pm. Join us at the West High School Band Room. Lots of events coming up to hear about and areas to volunteer. All volunteer opportunities are posted on the Parent Volunteer Opportunities page here. Check back often.

Click on the Upbeat Web Page which shows the past minutes and financial statements for your reference.

Taste for Music February 26

Our next Taste for Music Fundraiser is Monday Feb 26 at Mellow  Mushroom! All band students, parents, families and friends are encouraged to print or show flyer via link below, to have 20% of your purchase go directly to the Lakota West Bands! Click here to see or print flyer

Shamrock Shuffle March 17

The Shamrock Shuffle is Saturday March 17. The Lakota West Upbeat Club will be a recipient of the Shamrock Shuffle 2018 proceeds from the West Chester/Liberty Community Foundation. We need at least 15 people to register to receive some of the funds. The more people we have registered, the more money we receive. The race is on March 17, at the clock tower, so put your green gear on and join the fun!  There is a 5k and an 10K, a Leprechaun Lap for kids, a beer obstacle course and a  Sleep In Special.  The cost to register for the 5K is $38.37, kids under 15 are $15.00 and the 10K is $40.00.  Go to The Shamrock Shuffle  to register for the race.  Click Race Registration in the top right corner. The Lakota West Upbeat Club is listed in the Charities section.

A Challenge has been extended for this year………………… and beat Mr Carr’s time!  Can you beat his time of 29.31 minutes from last year?

Jazz n’ Cakes April 21

We are excited for our BIG annual Jazz ‘n Cakes fundraiser this April. 
Each year we hold a silent auction and basket raffle with dozens of themed baskets, and we’d love your help.  Check your closets.  Did you receive any gifts that just don’t suit you?  We’ll take them!  Gift cards or event tickets you’ll never use?  We’d love them!  Do you know anyone who might like to donate a service (haircut, photography, etc)?  Send them our way!  E-mail us at
Vendors, join our Main Street Market at Jazz ‘n Cakes, Saturday, April 21st.  For information on reserving a table, e-mail


Facebook is making a change to users’ News Feeds that will likely show you less content from pages like Lakota West Bands.  If you’re worried you’ll miss seeing posts from us, here’s how to get them to show up:

1. Go to our page:
2. Click on the “Following” (or “Follow”) button right on our header.
3. Select “See First.”

Highlights from the Calendar

  • Calendar – click here for link
  • Thursday Feb 15 – Upbeat Meeting
  • Thursday Feb 22 – Ridge Jr Band Concert
  • Weekend of Feb 24 – West Musical Weekend: Shrek the Musical – for tickets click here
  • Saturday Feb 24 – Winter Guard Competition – click here for more info
  • Monday Feb 26 – Taste for Music at Mellow Mushroom
  • Saturday March 3 – Weekend of Jazz, Beavercreek, OH – for more info click here
  • Saturday March 3 – Music For All Festival -Symphonic Winds perform, Mason High School – more info click here
  • Monday March 5 – High School Band Concert at West
  • Tuesday March 6 – Freshman Band Concert at Freshman School
  • Thursday March 8 – Plains Jr Band Concert
  • March 9-10 – OMEA Large Group Contest
  • Thursday March 15 – Upbeat Meeting
  • Saturday March 17 – Shamrock Shuffle
  • Saturday March 17 – Winter Guard Competition in Milford, OH – click here for more info

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