Lakota West Bands Update: March 25


A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • Tech Assistance needed for Website
  • Jazz ‘n Cakes
  • Wind Fest
  • Taste for Music
  • Marching Band 2019
  • Upbeat Meeting
  • Colorguard Auditions
  • Streaming Music
  • For the Calendar

Urgent Tech Support Needed

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  Thank you!

22nd Annual Jazz ‘n Cakes March 30

Calling all volunteers! This is a big one! We aim to serve 2000 pancakes and even more sausages! We need both parents and students to sign up, which makes it even more fun!
Have you heard about the baskets? Our tireless planning team tells us the value is nearing $10,000! You don’t want to be left out. You can even buy basket raffle tickets in advance and they’ll be ready when you arrive! Online basket raffle sales end the evening of 3/28. Click here for link to purchase in advance.
All Lakota staff has been invited and given one free ticket – they can simply show their ID. Students should ask any of their teachers if they are coming!
For a schedule of ensembles go out to our web page – click here.

Wind Fest 2019 April 1

The Lakota West Symphonic Winds joins Mason Wind Symphony and Fillmore Wind Band to present Wind Fest 2019. This is Lakota West’s second invitation to perform at Music Hall! Our Symphonic Winds will be performing the following:
HANSSEN: Valdres
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (Want a preview – click here!) If that doesn’t get you excited, just wait to you see Anna Lavin on the piano!! No previews, you have to come to the concert!
DAUGHERTY: Niagara Falls
Tickets available online or at the door. $11 tickets, $5 for groups of 20 students 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!
Winds students depart from school at 1pm so they must have all attire with them when they get to school. There will be appx 90 minutes that they could bring homework and/or watch Mason rehearse. Dinner will be provided, and they will be joining Mason. Busses will take them to the concert and PARENTS transport them home. If you have an issue with the return, contact Mr. Carr.

Taste for Music for April is back at Uno’s on 4/16

Event runs all day 11am – 9pm.  A coupon will be available soon that you’ll need to show when dining so a portion of your meal is donated to the Upbeat Club. Look for link in future communications. Please support our band and a strong community sponsor at the same time. Facebook event – click here. Invite friends, click you are interested, or share to your page!

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. First deposit of $100 is due 5/1. The second one is due 7/1. Any questions, please contact Mr. Carr at

Rookie Assessment Day is May 15 time tba, at Main Campus Band Room.
A New Band Parent meeting for all new parents is planned for 5/15 at 7pm. Lots of helpful information will be shared and questions answered!

Mini Band Camp is planned for May 28-May 30 from 1-9pm. ALL rookies and returning members must attend all three days. Location and meal info (pack or provided) will be forthcoming.


Upbeat Meeting March 28

All parents and guardians of band students grades 7-12 are welcome to attend! Meeting will start at 6:30pm at the MAIN CAMPUS Building in the band room. If you have questions for the Board or need to meet with them, they will be available at 6pm. The directors will join at 6:30pm for our meeting. They will provide and update, and answer any questions. Come out to see what is ahead!
Colorguard Auditions for Fall 2019
  • April 30 and May 2
  • 6pm-9pm
  • Freshman Building
No experience necessary but dance experience is a plus! Open to incoming 9th through 12th grade for 2019-20(that includes current 8th graders!).
Streaming Music or CD’s
Did you know Lakota West music is on Itunes and now Spotify? Search for it, you’ll be able to play past concerts! It is hit or miss for now, but still plenty to choose from. And if you still want an ‘old fashioned’ CD, you may order at Lifeboat Digital Media (formally TriState Productions). Questions contact Jeff at or visit website here –
For the Calendar (use link to calendar – it is where you’ll find the most up to date information)
  • Link to calendar here
  • Thursday 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
    • Lakota West Symphonic Winds at Music Hall, 7pm
  • Monday April 8
    • Marching Band 2019 Commitment form due to Directors
  • Tuesday April 16
    • Taste for Unos
  • Thursday April 18
    • Stay tuned,  Jazz concert open to the community, announcement coming soon!
  • April 19 and April 22
    • No School
  • April 30 AND May 2
    • Fall Colorguard Auditions at the Freshman School
  • Monday May 6
    • Spring Main Campus Concert and winner(s) of Concerto Competition
  • Tuesday May 7
    • Taste for Music at MAIN EVENT!
  • Wednesday May 8
    • Jazz Concert at East at 6pm
  • Thursday May 9
    • Ridge Jr Spring Concert at 6:30pm
    • Band Awards at 7pm
  • Tuesday May 14
    • Freshman Spring Band Concert
  • Wednesday May 15
    • Rookie Assessments at tba and New Parent Meeting at 7pm
  • Thursday May 16
    • Plains Jr Spring Concert at 6:30pm
    • Upbeat Meeting – 6:30pm
  • Friday May 24
    • GRADUATION! (Pink Band which is both concert and symphonic bands will play at commencement, rehearsals tba)