Lakota West Bands Update: July 15


A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • All Things Band Camp!
  • Uniform Fittings
  • Tag Day is Coming!
  • Annual Mattress Sale
  • Calendar

Band Camp 2019 starts Monday July 22!

  • Marching Band Page  – page has links to everything you need!
  • Link to Handbook – Lots of good helpful info, please review WITH your band student. Review Top Ten Things to do to get ready for Band Camp on first page!
  • Band Camp FAQ – Lots more questions answered here. Still have a question – contact
  • Final Forms MUST be completed by July 19 or your child cannot participate. Information is in the Handbook (last pages). Any questions, contact or
  • Volunteer sign-up link – need volunteers in a variety of roles for all three weeks.
  • Sign up for the 2019 Remind group text. See instructions on web page here – Link
  • Remember, please don’t use the calendar in CHARMS, use the one on our website at
  • How do kids get ready – here are some fun links that are not endorsed by Lakota West Bands, but have some useful information!

Uniform Fittings

  • Important Fitting Information Document from our Uniform Moms – Amy Koenes and Jen Best – please review! These nights during pre-camp are for summer uniforms, marching shoes (drillmasters), red bags, parkas, etc… Final fittings for new uniforms to be announced. This document includes band sections dates and times, costs of uniform pieces and more. All students must attend their assigned date and time.
  • Come and help the marching band get fitted for various uniform parts! A fun night with the band and color guard, and a great way to meet other band parents at the beginning of the new season! Join us for one night or both!
  • Volunteer sign up here

Tag Day is Saturday August 24

Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Money goes mainly towards our uniform fund (both marching and concert uniforms). We absolutely need all parents (as drivers) and students to participate (marching, concert and colorguard). Please reserve your Saturday morning from about 8am-1pm for an amazing event called Lakota Tag Day!

Fund Raiser – 12th Annual Mattress Sale is Saturday Sept 21

No volunteers needed! Just spread the word to neighbors, coworkers, family and friends! Questions contact Please print or share flyer here – FLYER

For the Calendar

  • Link to Calendar Here 
  • Thursday July 18
    • Leadership Retreat
  • Monday July 22
    • Band Camp at the Freshman School 7a – 12p
  • Tuesday July 23
    • Band Camp at the Freshman School 7a – 4p
    • Uniform Fittings at MAIN CAMPUS 6-8pm
      • 6:00 pm Drumline/ Field Commanders
        6:15 pm Frontline
        6:30 pm Clarinets
        7:00 pm Sousaphones
        7:15 pm Baritones
        7:30 pm Trumpets
  • Wednesday July 24
    • Band Camp at the Freshman School 7a – 4p
    • Uniform Fittings at MAIN CAMPUS 6-8pm
      • 6:00 pm Color Guard
        6:30 pm Mellophones
        6:45 pm Alto Sax
        7:00 pm Tenor and Bari Sax
        7:15 pm Flutes
        7:45 pm Trombones
  • Thursday July 25
    • Band Camp at the Freshman School 7a – 4p
  • Friday July 26
    • Band Camp at the Freshman School 7a – 12p
  • Sunday July 28
    • Skating Night at Skatetown at 7pm