Lakota West Bands Update: February 25

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A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • Taste for Music
  • District  Large Group Contest
  • Jazz ‘n Cakes
  • Sponsorships
  • West Musical
  • Wind Fest
  • Try Band Yard Signs
  • For the Calendar

Taste for Music at Raising Canes on 3/12 from 5-9pm

  • Save the date for now and we will send more information before the date. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too.

OMEA District Large Group Contest – March 8 & 9, Fairfield Sr High School

Performance times listed below. Report time will be appx 1 hour prior – look for those times later this week from Mr. Carr. All are welcome, but NO photos or video-recording allowed. Thank you.

  • Friday March 8
    • Symphonic Band – Perform at 5:45pm, Sight Reading at 6:25pm
    • Symphonic Winds – Perform at 9pm, Sight Reading at 9:40pm
  • Saturday March 9
    • Freshman Zero Bell – Perform at 8:30am, Sight Reading at 9:05am
    • Freshman First Bell – Perform at 10:45am, Sight Reading at 11:20am
    • Concert Band – Perform at at 1:45pm, Sight Reading at 2:20pm

Jazz ‘n Cakes – March 30

Lakota West’s 22nd annual Jazz ‘n Cakes is Saturday, March 30th from 8 am – noon at the Lakota West Main Campus. This fun family event, sponsored by the Lakota West Upbeat Club, features live jazz music performed by our students and an all-you-can-eat pancake, eggs and sausage breakfast. Proceeds support ALL Lakota West Bands, Colorguard, and Winterguard, as well as the Dan Kenworthy and Bill Weatherwax Memorial Scholarship Fund.

We ask that all band students help to support this event by either purchasing or selling 5 tickets. Tickets are $7 each, and children under 3 are free. Each student’s 5 tickets will be distributed at the main campus concert on March 4th and the freshman concert on March 5th.  Bonus – If you purchase all 5 tickets on the night of the concert, you will receive one additional free ticket! Checks, cash or credit card payments will be accepted.  If you take the tickets at the concert, you can pay for them with a check made out to Lakota West Upbeat Club sent to school with your child. Any additional payments and unsold tickets should be returned to Mr. Carr or Mr. Racic no later than Friday, March 15th due to spring break.

Sponsorships – New this year!
The Lakota West Upbeat Club would like to invite area businesses to participate in a brand new sponsorship program for Lakota West Bands. Sponsorship levels begin at just $200 and offer benefits from t-shirts and event tickets to having your logo displayed on the Lakota West truck wrap. For more information, e-mail sponsorship@lakotawestbands.org or visit our website. Each and every donation to the Lakota West Upbeat Club directly impacts the programs that are offered to Lakota West High School Band Students. Donations to the Lakota West Upbeat Club, a 501c3 organization, are tax deductible.
Lakota West Musical – Freaky Friday – 2/28-3/3
You’ll see our band students performing live as well as acting on stage!
Performances are Th 2/28, Fri 3/1, Sat 3/2 at 7:30pm and Sunday 3/3 at 3pm.
Shows can sell out!

 

Wind Fest Concert at Music Hall – April 1
The Lakota West Symphonic Winds joins Mason Wind Symphony and Fillmore Wind Band to present WindFest 2019. Tickets go on Sale March 1st. Tickets available online or at the door. $10 tickets, $5 for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets go on sale March 1 here – https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/
Try Band Yard Signs
If you were kind enough to place them at an elementary school, please bring them to the next Upbeat meeting so they can be stored and reused for next year. Thank you!

For the Calendar (use link to calendar – it is where you’ll find the most up to date information)

  • Link to calendar here
  • Monday 2/25
    • Jazz ‘n Cake Meeting – 7pm
  • Thursday February 28
    • West Musical at 7:30pm
  • Friday March 1
    • West Musical at 7:30pm
  • Saturday March 2
    • Beavercreek Jazz Festival ( March 1-2) Weekend of Jazz
    • Winterguard competition at Wright State Nutter Center
    • West Musical at 7:30pm
    • Music For All Regional Festival at Mason High School – Winds performs late afternoon Lakota West not participating due to scheduling conflict.
  • Sunday March 3
    • West Musical at 3pm
  • Monday March 4
    • Main Campus Winter Concert at 7pm
  • Tuesday March 5
    • Freshman Winter Concert at 7pm
  • Friday March 8 OMEA Contest
    • Symphonic Band – Perform at 5:45pm, Sight Reading at 6:25pm
    • Symphonic Winds – Perform at 9pm, Sight Reading at 9:40pm
  • Saturday March 9 OMEA Contest
    • Freshman Zero Bell – Perform at 8:30am, Sight Reading at 9:05am
    • Freshman First Bell – Perform at 10:45am, Sight Reading at 11:20pm
    • Concert Band – Perform at at 1:45pm, Sight Reading at 2:20pm
  • April 1
    • Symphonic Winds at Music Hall, 7pm