Alumni Homecoming Weekend

October 17-19, 2014


Lakota/Lakota West Band Alumni Reunion

and Retirement Celebration Weekend!

Please read below for details regarding all of the activities scheduled for the Alumni Homecoming Weekend.  Once you determine which activities you would like to participate, simply click on the “Register Now” button and complete your sign-up information.  Payments for the weekend activities can be completed though our PayPal shopping cart by clicking on the “Pay Now” button located at the bottom of the weekend activities list.


Friday Night Homecoming Game Performance

Join your friends and fellow Lakota and Lakota West Band alumni on Friday, October 17 to celebrate Homecoming 2014 when the Lakota West Firebirds take on the Mason Comets at Lakota West High School’s Stadium! Block out the whole afternoon for a music and marching rehearsal with West’s band, a reunion dinner with all of your Thunderbird and Firebird friends and an evening marching performance at the Homecoming game. The special event also celebrates the legacy of Mr. Snyder as he marks his final year with Lakota. You won’t want to miss it!


  • 3:30pm:  Registration opens
  • 4:00pm: Color guard rehearsal
  • 4:30pm: Music and marching rehearsal
  • 5:30pm: Dinner and mingling
  • 6:30pm: Meet in auditorium to line-up and march out together, combine ensembles to march in the Homecoming parade at the stadium together
  • 7:30pm: Game starts, combined performance at Halftime

Fee: The cost to participate is just $25 and includes a personalized t-shirt with your graduation year, an Italian dinner with the high school band and your entry to the game.

Uniform: The shirt will be provided upon arrival. Please plan to wear black pants, black socks, black belts, black undershirts and black shoes.

Instrument: All woodwinds are required to bring their own instruments and required reeds. Marching brass instruments will be provided if they are needed. Please plan to bring your own if you have one as instruments are limited. For marching brass, please plan to bring your own mouthpiece if you have access to one. If one is needed, please note that in the relevant area on the sign-up form.

Non-Performing Alumni:  Maybe it has been a few years years since you have picked up a horn but would still like to participate in the Friday night alumni activities except marching in the game.  No problem, simply indicate on the registration form that you are a Non-Performing Alumni and you will still receive a personalized t-shirt with your graduation year, an Italian dinner with the high school band and your entry to the game for the $25 registration fee.

Music: Music for Friday night performance will be emailed to Alumni upon completion of registration. Hard copies of all music will be handed out at check-in.

Deadline: All registrations must be received no later than September 29, 2014 in order to ensure you have a shirt to march. Walk-up registrations will not be guaranteed to march.

Payments:  Payments for weekend activities can be completed by clicking HERE or on the PayNow button at the bottom of the list of activities. After you complete your registration form, you will need to come back to the Alumni page for payment of weekend activities.




Lakota/Lakota West Family Night at the Farm

On Saturday, October 18, bring your whole family to Niederman Family Farm for an evening celebrating the fall with your fellow band alums! The Fall Festival at Niederman is a seasonal extravaganza, including a wide variety of activities for adults and children, alike. Your $10 admission fee (Children 2 and under are FREE) includes a bonfire, hayride, jumping pillow, barrel train, play area, pig races, farm animals, pumpkin patch and their incredible corn maze! The fun starts at 4pm and goes until 10pm.

We will be reserving a campfire just for our group, so bring anything you would like to roast or snack on and come enjoy a fun evening under the stars at Family Night at the Farm!  Click HERE to learn more about Niederman Family Farm!


Lakota West Marching Firebirds

Dough Raiser @ Uno Pizzeria & Grill

On Sunday, October 19, bring the whole family and support the Lakota West Marching Firebirds trip to Pasadena while dining at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 11:00am – 10:00pm.  Uno’s is located at 9246 Schulze Drive – near Union Centre Blvd. and Mulhauser Rd.

The event includes:

  • All You Can Eat Buffet of Uno’s famous pizza, pasta, chicken, fish, salads, and soft drinks.
  • Face painting, balloon animals, magicians
  • Live Music

o   Jazz and chamber music (inside)

o   Drumline and marching tunes (outside)

o   Afternoon Alumni Jam Session

  • 1:30-4:30pm
  • Bring your horn, bass, or guitar – keyboard, drumset, and amps provided
  • Head charts from Real Books Vol I & II provided; bring a copy if you have one

Uno’s Dough Raiser Ticket prices: 

Under 3 years old – FREE   

4-10 years old — $7 

Over 10 years old  — $15




Alumni Facebook Page

ALUMNI FACEBOOK PAGE: Stay connected to your fellow Alumni band friends and family by joining the Lakota/Lakota West band alumni Facebook page. Click HERE  to be directed to the alumni page on Facebook!


Support the Lakota West Bands

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation by Check Payable to:

Lakota West Upbeat Club
P.O. Box 1637
West Chester, OH 45071-1637

Or  make a Tax-Deductible Donation by Credit Card


Lyrics to the Lakota West Alma Mater

For Friends that we made and the mem’ries we share,
We honor Lakota West;
Our heritage from which tradition is made
is always to be among the best.
Tho’ time and change can mem’ry fade,
We’ll always remember you, West;
Lakota is unity, friends, brotherhood,
We Honor Lakota West!


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