Lakota West Bands Update: August 12


A communication of the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors:

This communication covers:

  • Upbeat Club Booster Meeting
  • Tag Day
  • Yard Signs Sale
  • Thirty-one Fundraiser
  • Mattress Sale

Upbeat Club Booster Meeting August 15

All parents and guardians of band students grades 7-12 are welcome to attend! Meeting will start at 6:30pm at the Freshman Building in the band room and run appx one hour.  The Upbeat executive board will be on hand at 6pm for any questions. Come out to see what is ahead and get your questions answered. For all Upbeat minutes, financial reports, budget  and more, please go to our Upbeat web page here.

Tag Day August 24

Tag – You’re it! Tag Day is less than two weeks away!  Lakota West concert band, marching band and colorguard members will, in small groups, go door-to-door asking for donations from members of our community. Donations go toward the band’s uniform fund as well as the special projects fund – both significant recurring expenses. All Lakota West marching and concert band students grades 9-12 are expected to participate. Attendance will be taken upon arrival. We need everyone because this event benefits everyone! We need 85 parents to drive a route.  Any route missed is a significant impact on the amount of donations we collect. The SIGN-UP for parent/guardian drivers is here! You may request your neighborhood if it is still available so don’t wait!

Yard Sign Sale August 9-29

Marching Firebird Yard Signs! Available for a limited time! See link to  order onlineThey are $25 each, payable by cash or check to our PO box, online payments not available.

Thirty-one Fundraiser August 9-31

Link to shop is here – Be sure it says this when you enter the site “Welcome, you are shopping for the event Lakota West Marching Band Fundraiser”. If it does not, go to My Parties and pick Lakota West Marching Band.

Mattress Sale September 21

Our 11th annual mattress sale is Saturday 9/21 from 10am-5pm at West High School. We don’t need you to sell anything! Simply spread the word to your family and friends. To print and share flyer – click here.  Here is a link to the Facebook event you can use to shareand invite your friends and family.

Highlights from the Calendar (where you’ll find the most up to date information)

  • Link to Calendar Here 
  • Monday August 12
    • Band (volunteers) playing for Teachers first day back at 8am at West – see email from Mr. Carr sent through Charms.
    • Band Practice 1-9 with hour break for dinner on campus (on own) dinner at 5pm at Freshman Building
  • Tuesday August 13
    • Band Practice 1-9 with hour break for dinner on campus (on own) dinner at 5pm at Freshman Building
  • Wednesday August 14
    • Band Practice 1-5 at Freshman Building
  • Thursday August 15
    • Upbeat meeting at 6:30pm at Freshman Building
  • Friday August 16
    • Band Practice 6p-9p at MAIN CAMPUS
  • Monday August 19
    • Normal rehearsal schedule begins
    • Band Practice 6:30pm – 9pm at MAIN campus
  • Tuesday August 20
    • Sectionals scheduled by section – not every week
  • Wednesday August 21
    • Band Practice 3p – 5:30p at MAIN campus parking lot
    • FRESHMAN – sign up for activity bus at lunch to ride it to main campus after school. Do this every week!
  • Thursday August 22
    • Band Practice 6p – 9p at Freshman Building
  • Saturday August 24
    • Tag Day!! Report time is appx 8am for parents and students. Thank you!
  • Monday August 26
    • 6pm – MAIN campus – Rescheduled Picture Day, details forthcoming
    • Band Practice 6:30p – 9p at MAIN campus
  • Wednesday Sept 4
    • Taste of Music at Canes from 10am – 11pm with Mason Band! Drumlines will both play and schools will compete to get the most customers!