Lakota West Bands Update: March 11


A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • Taste for Music
  • Jazz ‘n Cakes
  • Sponsorships
  • Wind Fest
  • Marching Band 2019
  • IT Support
  • For the Calendar

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

Click here for flyer so a portion of your bill gets donated to our Upbeat Club!

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.

 Volunteers needed for all kinds of jobs!
Click here for Adult Signup.
Click here for Student Signup

Presale Raffle tickets for our amazing baskets are now available online!
$20 for 40 raffle tickets (5 tickets more than day of event)
$30 for 70 raffle tickets (10 tickets more than day of event)
$50 for 125 raffle tickets (15 tickets more than day of event)
$100 for 300 raffle tickets (50 tickets more than day of event)
Order online here and tickets will be available to pick up at the Jazz ‘n Cakes Basket Raffle table at the event, labeled and ready.

Jazz ‘n Cakes Tickets:  Jazz n’ Cakes tickets were distributed at the winter concerts or in  class to all band students.  We ask that each band students sell 5 tickets. Please return  all payments or unsold tickets to Mr. Carr or Mr. Racic no later than Friday March 15   due to spring break.
Facebook event to share or invite friends
Twitter post to retweet and tag

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 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.  All sponsorships are due by April 30.
Wind Fest Concert at Music Hall – April 1
The Lakota West Symphonic Winds joins Mason Wind Symphony and Fillmore Wind Band to present Wind Fest 2019.
Our Symphonic Winds will be performing the following:
HANSSEN: Valdres
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
DAUGHERTY: Niagra Falls
Tickets available online or at the door. $11 tickets, $5 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets on sale  – click here for linkFacebook event – tell friends you are going, invite or share! We’d like to fill Music Hall!
Marching Band 2019
Commitment form and schedule is now out! Forms are due April 8 to Mr Carr and deposit can be included, or it will be added to your school fees and you can pay through EZPAY. Here is link to form. Here is link to schedule.
IT Support
We have some technical and backup issues with the current website that needs some immediate assistance. If you are interested in doing some work behind the scenes, and have an IT background in web hosting, WordPress or similar, please contact
For the Calendar (use link to calendar – it is where you’ll find the most up to date information)
  • Link to calendar here
  • Monday March 11
    • Jazz ‘n Cakes Planning Meeting at West at 7pm
  • Tuesday March 12
    • Taste for Music at Canes from 5-9p
  • Thursday March 14
    • Plains Jr Winter concert at 6:30pm
  • Friday March 15
    • All ticket sale money or unused tickets due to Directors
  • March 18 – March 22 is Spring Break
  • March 23-24
    • Winterguard competition at Xavier – see band calendar for link to schedule
  • March 28
    • Upbeat meeting at 6:30pm with Directors update, Main Campus band room
  • Saturday March 30
    • Jazz ‘n Cakes from 8a – 12p
    • Winterguard competition at Wright State, schedule added to calendar when available
  • Monday April 1
    • Symphonic Winds at Music Hall, 7pm