Lakota West Bands Update: July 29


A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • Marching  Band Camp
  • Coupon Card Fundraiser
  • Spiritwear
  • Upbeat Club Meetings
  • Tag Day
  • Mattress Sale
  • Calendar

Band Camp 2019 is here!

  • Remind Text now charges a fee for groups larger than 150, so we divided our LWMB2019 group into two groups. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED at this time. Both groups will receive same information at the same time, and we won’t have to pay a fee. We can still take sign-ups for the 2019 Remind group text. See instructions on web page here – Link
  • Our band and staff are attending the DCI show in Centerville – .  Drum Corp International is an organization that offers students the opportunity to march and compete in the summer. The level of performance is something you have to see to believe! The students will need cash or credit for the food trucks onsite  at the show for dinner. Students will be travelling to and from the show on school buses and will be returned to the Freshman Building. NOTE – Start time on Tuesday 7/30 is 9am!
  • Spirit Days start Monday with America Day, Tuesday is Tropical Day, Wednesday is Crazy Socks Day, Thursday is Twin Day, and Friday is Dress as Staff Day!
  • Lunch is provided Monday through Friday this week at camp. Students are always permitted to pack if they prefer. Monday is Hamburgers, Tuesday is Chicken Nuggets, Wednesday is Taco Bar, Thursday is BBQ Pork Sandwiches and Friday is Popcorn Chicken and Rice. Meals include chips, cookies and a beverage.
  • Marching Band Page  – page has links to everything you need!
  • Link to Handbook – Lots of good helpful info, please review.
  • Band Camp FAQ – Lots more questions answered here. Still have a question – contact
  • Volunteer sign-up link – need volunteers in a variety of roles.
  • Photo Albums are full already here –

Coupon Card Fundraiser starts Monday 7/29 at Band Camp!

  • Monday afternoon, all band and colorguard students will participate in a sales blitz which involves calling friends and family to buy the coupon card. All monies will be due by Friday at the Parent Preview Show on 8/9.  Students may bring in checks or cash before camp any day but ONLY give it to Jen Daiker who will be out near the drop off area every morning before 7am. Cards cost $20/ea and include coupons for Panda Express, Skyline, Dominos, Clubhouse Sports Grille, DQ, Troy’s Cafe, The Cone and many more. It can downloaded as an App for easier use! Any questions or if you wish to buy one but aren’t currently connected to a 2019 marching band student, contact us at

Spiritwear is coming!

  • Lakota West March Band spiritwear will be available to purchase or order at the Band Camp Preview show on Friday 8/9! Also available will be our LWMB Yard signs personalized with name and section, as well as Thirty-one Gifts.

Upbeat Club Meetings

  • Our meetings kick off on Thursday 8/15 at 6:30pm at the FRESHMAN building (during marching season) in the bandroom.  They are the third Thursday of every month except December, June and July. All are welcome!

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!Look for signup soon. You can request to canvas your own neighborhood if you sign up early!

12th Annual Mattress Sale is Saturday Sept 21

  • Thousands of dollars are donated to the band from this one event. Really!  All we need is people to show up interested in buying a mattress. NO volunteer hours required! Please spread the word to neighbors, coworkers, family and friends! Questions contact us at  Please print or share flyer here – FLYER,  or use Facebook event to invite your friends.

For the Calendar

  • Link to Calendar Here 
  • Monday July 29
    • Band Camp at 7am at Freshman Building, lunch provided
    • DCI Soaring Sounds show at Centerville at 7pm
  • Tuesday July 30
    • 9AM start time – 9pm
  • Wednesday July 31
    • Band Camp 7am – 9pm
  • Thursday August 1
    • Band Camp 7am – 9pm
    • Pool Party at Beckett Ridge from 9p-11p
  • Friday August 2
    • 9AM start time tbd!
    • Lock-in at Freshman School 8pm – 1am. We will need snacks and beverages, email coming later this week.
  • Monday August 5
    • Band Camp 7am – 12pm
  • Tuesday August 6
    • Band Camp 7am – 4pm
  • Wednesday August 7
    • Band Camp 7am – 4pm
  • Thursday August 8
    • Band Camp 7am – 4pm
  • Friday August 9
    • Band Camp 1pm – 5pm
    • 6pm Tailgate with Pizza Provided by Upbeat Club/Spiritwear sale
    • 7pm – Band Camp Preview Show