Lakota West Bands Update: October 14


A communication from the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors

This Communication Covers:

  • Honors 
  • Upbeat Club Meeting
  • Sponsors
  • Taste for Music Days – please come dine with us!
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • BOA Indy Trip and Angel Fund
  • Calendar Highlights


Have you seen our Honors pages from every year since 2001! We love to celebrate the many things our students and directors achieve together, as well as the many ensembles that some of our students are involved with outside of Lakota West. Here is our 2019-20 page and it will continue to grow in the next few weeks! 2019-20 Honor Page.

Upbeat Club Meeting

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. Here is the agenda – October Agenda. For all Upbeat minutes, financial reports, budget  and more, please go to our Upbeat web page here.

Also, see below under Grand Nationals trip regarding financial help through the Angel Fund provided by the Upbeat Club.


Please join us in thanking or 2019-20 Sponsors!! How? Send an email from their website, like their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter or Instagram or consider using their services. Better yet, refer them to your friends and neighbors. These are our biggest supporters and we anticipate the list to grow!

Virtuoso Level
Taco Bell
Next Generation Insurance Agency –

Directors Level
Management Plus –

Brass Level
Comey & Shepard – Angeline Johnson
Comey & Shepard – Julie Stratman
Guinigundo & Guinigundo CPA
Sibcy Cline – Gayatri Chandran
West Chester Academy

Taste for Music Days

New Web Page with all our dates and flyers is here

Canes – Wednesday October 2
We WON! Thank you to all the parents, students and community that dined at CANES! We were competing with Mason (with a much larger school and band!) and we won! Our awesome drumline gets a free dinner every month for a year!

Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill – Tuesday October 15
 20% donated to Upbeat Club for every sale! Dine-in or Carryout! UNO has become a top sponsor for Lakota West Bands this year, so dining here on 10/15 will show our appreciation as well! Flyer to show for donation to be applied is here – LINK

City BBQ – Tuesday November 5
Link to flyer is here – mark the date – no school for kids!

Volunteer Opportunities

Bus Chaperones needed for 2019 Marching Band Competitions
Questions – or

3rd Quarter Refreshments
Volunteers needed to help serve pop and cookies to Marching Firebirds and visiting bands during the third quarter of home football games.

We need you to bring (1) 2-liter of lemonade (only) and and 2 packages of cookies (no more Chips Ahoy Please!). Please drop off to main campus band room by Friday.

Sell 50/50 raffle tickets during one or more football games, before game and until halftime, leaving you free to watch the band’s performance at halftime. We need a couple more for this Friday!

Open Positions for Lead and support positions listed on Key Contacts Page. Please consider stepping into a role to get involved and keep our events moving forward. We have lots of tools and supports available for all positions!

BOA Grand Nationals Trip 11/14-17

Lots of information in recent Charms email about medications. This includes ALL medications, please read carefully.
Trip page is now live on website with lots of information. Check back as we will add to it as decisions are made or information becomes available .
LINK to web page here

Angel Fund  – Lakota West families looking for assistance with their children’s marching band travel fees for mandatory competitions are encouraged to apply for consideration. Upbeat Club money is set aside from fundraisers and donations to cover marching band travel fees for mandatory competitions assessed to students participating in the Lakota West Marching Band, including Color Guard. This scholarship opportunity is for students in grades 9-12.  Families interested in submitting an application for consideration must submit this application to Candi Vance at  A limited number of scholarships are available.    Click here for application.

Calendar – link to calendar

  • Monday October 14
    • Band Practice 6:30pm – 9pm at FRESHMAN campus stadium
  • Tuesday October 15
    • UNOs Taste for Music all day!
  • Wednesday October 16
    • Band Practice 3p-5:30pm at main campus parking lot
  • Thursday October 17
    • Band Practice 6-9pm at Freshman Campus
    • Upbeat Club Meeting 6:30pm – Freshman Band room
  • Friday October 18
    • Senior Night! – Festivities at Halftime – Senior parents there are TWO emails from Charms to pay attention to. Questions –
    • East/West Game – Lakota West to perform at post-game
  • Saturday October 19
  • Monday October 21
    • No school for students
    • Band practice 6:30pm – 9pm, main campus
  • Wednesday October 23
    • Band Practice 3p-5:30pm at main campus parking lot
    • 5pm – Medication Drop-off, Main campus band room or jazz room
    • 6pm – Parent meeting in Theater
  • Thursday October 24
    • Band Practice 6-9pm at Freshman Campus
  • Friday October 25
    • Band Practice 6-9pm, location tba
  • Saturday October 26
    • Band Practice 9am – 9pm, location tba
  • Saturday November 2
    • West Clermont Band Competition – no show information available at this time
  • Saturday November 9
    • Mid-States  Championships at Mason – LINK
  • Wednesday November 13
    • Send-off for the community! Our Firebirds will perform (in uniform) the competition show one last time at 8pm, and we want to pack the stand like we did in 2017!
  • Thursday November 14
    • Depart for Grand Nationals!