Lakota West Band Update: March 26

This communication covers:

  • Upbeat Club Board Elections
  • Jazz ‘n Cakes
  • Calendar

Lakota West Upbeat Club Board 2018-19 Elections

It is that time of year where we bid farewell to some awesome parents who have served on the Upbeat Board, while we also look for new parents to step into these positions. Our Board elections will be at our April meeting on the 19th.

The following positions are available for the 2018-19 school year:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Freshman Vice President

The President and Vice President will work closely together, almost as Co-Presidents so not to overwhelm any one individual. We work hard to make the transition go smoothly for Board Positions as well as Event Leads. The details and notes are captured, we just people with spirit and energy to keep us moving forward. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Jen Daiker at, or Dawn DiLorenzo at

All nominations need to be sent to by April 16.

Jazz ‘n Cakes

Volunteer for the event of the season! Great way to meet people, hear great music and support or band program!  Click here for signup tool for both parents AND students. No paper signups – all is online.  Note – there are many pages within the link if you are viewing on your phone so click more at bottom of each page to see next page of available shifts. If your student has Instagram, they already have the link. 🙂
Its Raffle Ticket Time!
Save some time and money by purchasing your Jazz ‘n Cakes basket raffle tickets in advance! Online ordering is available! Go to page to order with pre-sale prices!  Order online at  by 4/14. Your tickets will be ready and labeled for you to pick up at event.

$20 – 40 tickets (includes 5 extra tickets)
$30 – 70 tickets (includes 5 extra tickets)
$50 – 125 tickets (includes 5 extra tickets)
$100 – 300 tickets (includes 5 extra tickets)
$200 – 650 tickets (includes 5 extra tickets)

Facebook  – The event is posted on our Facebook page, please use that to share and invite your friends and neighbors.
Twitter – retweet our event to help spread the word.

Event info  – go to our web site for more information

Upcoming Meetings:
April 5, 7pm – Planning Meeting
April 9, 10, &12 at 6pm, location tbd for Raffle Basket Assembly. We need help! Please contact with any questions about how you can help or participate in the assembly!


Highlights from the Calendar

  • Calendar – click here for link
  • Saturday March 31 – Winterguard TMA Championships
  • Tuesday April 3 – Percussion Auditions
  • Friday April 6 – Drum Major Auditions
  • Thursday April 5 – Jazz ‘n Cakes Planning Meeting at 7p
  • April 12-14 – WGI World Championships in Dayton
  • Saturday April 14 – Ridge Jr Solo & Ensemble Contest
  • Thursday April 19 –
    • LWBBB Breaskfast meeting at 8am at First Watch
    • Upbeat meeting and Board Elections at 7pm, Main Campus
  • TBD Marching Band Assessment and Parent Meeting for 2018 Rookies
  • Saturday April 21 – Jazz ‘n Cakes
  • Monday May 7 – Main Campus Spring Concert at 7pm
  • Wednesday May 9 – Lakota Jazz Concert at 6pm
  • Thursday May 10 –
    • Plains Jr Concert – 6:30pm
    • Ridge Jr Concert – 6:30pm
    • Band Awards, Main Campus – 7:30pm
  • Friday May 11 – Last day for Seniors
  • Tuesday May 15 – Freshman Bands Concert – 7pm
  • Thursday May 17 –
    • NO Upbeat Meeting (rescheduled to 5/30)
    • West Graduation – combination of Concert and Symphonic Bands perform
  • Wednesday May 23 – Last day of school K-11
  • Monday May 28 – Memorial Day Parade
  • Tuesday May 29 – Mini Camp from 1-9pm
  • Wednesday May 30 – Mini Camp from 1-9pm with Upbeat meeting at 7p and Parent Band Show at 8:30pm