Lakota West Bands Update: September 9

A communication from the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors

This Communication Covers:

  • Taste for Music Days
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Fundraisers
  • Calendar Highlights

Taste for Music Days – save these dates!

Canes – Wednesday October 2 from 10am-10pm
A portion of every purchase will be donated to the Lakota West Upbeat Club. Also, we are competing with Mason! They had their night on 9/4, and whichever school brings in the most money on their date gets a plaque and free Cane’s for the drumline for a year!! That’s right, our drumline will be performing at CANES around 7pm on 10/2.  Print this flyer to share – click here for flyer

Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill – Tuesday October 15, appx time 11a-10pm

City BBQ – Tuesday November 5 from 10:30am – 10pm

Volunteer Opportunities

Bus Chaperones needed for 2019 Marching Band Competitions

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.

Split the Pot

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.

Fundraisers

Mattress Sale  – Saturday Sept 21 from 10a-5 at West High School
Brand new, name brand mattress sets with discounted pricing. Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer  warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and interest free financing will be available. Floor models will be on display at Lakota West High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. If you’ve been thinking about a new mattress… come check out this event!! For more information or if you need a new mattress before this sale, contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at debbie.harbin@cfsbeds.com. Every sale will directly benefit the Lakota West Marching Band! Flyer to share with family, friends and at work – http://lakotawestbands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Lakota-West-Mattress-flyer-2019.pdf   Have you heard about the Incentive program for the students?! Student referral program – click here

Spirit-wear

The first group of orders are in! Orders should be picked up this Thursday 9/12 at the evening rehearsal at the Freshman Field. The online store is currently closed, but will reopen soon. Jackets are still available!

Thiry-one

Our consultant has kept our sales open through 9/14. Thank you! Lots of great gift ideas for your self or friends and family. Share this link with your friends to buy on their own – https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/sferencak/collection/customer-special

Calendar – link to calendar

  • Tuesday Sept 10
    • Concert Bow-Tie and Cummerbund purchase/exchange during main campus band bells
    • Individual Composite pictures continue after school at main campus
  • Wednesday Sept 11
    • Band Practice 3p-5:30pm at main campus parking lot
  • Thursday Sept 12
    • Band Practice 6-9pm at Freshman Campus
    • Pick up Spiritwear orders at field
  • Friday Sept 13
  • Saturday Sept 14
    • Marching Band Competition at Taylor High School
    • Show link here – our performance time is 8:05pm
    • Schedule sent out through Charms and copied into band calendar – rehearsal at Freshman Field MAIN CAMPUS at 1pm
    • Tickets are $12/adult, Sr/child – $8
  • Monday Sept 16
    • Band Practice 6:30pm – 9pm at main campus stadium
  • Tuesday Sept 17
  • Wednesday Sept 18
    • Band Practice 3p-5:30pm at main campus parking lot
  • Thursday Sept 19
    • Band Practice 6-9pm at Freshman Campus
    • Freshman join, schedule tbd
    • Upbeat Club meeting at 6:30pm, Freshman Bandroom
  • Friday Sept 20
    • Lakota West Band Night!
  • Saturday Sept 21
    • Mattress Sale 10a-5pm
    • Students will be assigned by section to help with sale for appx an hour

 

 




Lakota West Bands Update: August 27

A communication from the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors

This Communication Covers:

  • Tag Day Thank you
  • Concert Uniforms
  • Thirty-One Fundraiser
  • Spiritwear
  • Yard Signs
  • Mattress Sale Fundraiser
  • Canes Taste for Music Fundraiser
  • Bus Chaperones
  • Pictures
  • Concerts on Spotify
  • Calendar

Tag Day Thank you!

WOW! Thank you to all the parent volunteers and students who spent a beautiful Saturday morning working together to help our band program. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and we appreciate each and every one that volunteered their time. Thank you to Lisa Vaillancourt who managed all the details and pre-planning for this massive undertaking again this year!

Concert Uniforms

Concert Uniforms fittings for main campus bands only, are 8/28 and 8/29 during the school day, during block bells
There are no individual fittings rooms, students should wear slim fitting shorts and shirts for fitting day. Those uniforms not in need of alterations will be sent home with your student on those days.
NOTE – Symphonic Winds for girls:
•Dress $70.00 – purchased by the students and hemmed on their own
•Pearl Necklace $8.00 – purchased by the students
These items are purchased and kept by the students and a check made payable to the Upbeat Club must be brought on fitting day and turned in to Mrs. Smith so it can be ordered in time for the concert.

For all Bands the students will be responsible for providing:
•White Tuxedo shirt – available at Hobby Lobby, check site for coupon
•Black shoes (drill masters or dress shoes, closed toe, no sandals)
•Black socks for all students (to cover ankles, tops of foot cannot be bare,)
•Bow tie $5.00 and cummerbund $10.00 (black or red dependent on band placement)

Bow tie and cummerbund sales will take place on September 10th during 4th, 5th and 6th period. Payment for the items are due the day of purchase (9/10) , checks made payable to the Upbeat Club. If you have a bow tie/cummerbund from last year and need a different color, we can do an exchange for items that are in good condition.

Volunteers needed to help get the kids done during the allotted time. We also need hemmers and help with alterations that can be done on your own time.

Link for the concert band fitting days: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548AFAB2DA20-concert3
Link for concert band alterations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548AFAB2DA20-concert4
Questions can be directed to Katie Smith at concertuniforms@lakotawestbands.org.

Thirty-One Fundraiser

So many great gift ideas for yourself or friends and family. Check out the link here – http://bit.ly/2yUxgAy Sales end 8/31.

Spirit-wear

Spirit-wear sales are still open! Shop now and get your swag for the season – http://bit.ly/2ZvIvdE

Yard Signs

Its not too late – online orders accepted through 8/29. Payment is sent to PO box (check or cash). No online payments at this time. Order here – http://bit.ly/2KYKALa

Mattress Sale Fundraiser

This has been a very successful fundraiser for the band program for the past eleven years and we are very excited for another successful event. Brand new, name brand mattress sets with discounted pricing. Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer  warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and interest free financing will be available. Floor models will be on display at Lakota West High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. If you’ve been thinking about a new mattress… come check out this event!! For more information or if you need a new mattress before this sale, contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at debbie.harbin@cfsbeds.com Every sale will directly benefit the Lakota West Marching Band! Flyer to share with family, friends and at work – http://lakotawestbands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Lakota-West-Mattress-flyer-2019.pdf

Canes Taste for Music Fundraiser

Our Canes Taste for Music Fundraiser has been rescheduled to Wednesday 10/2 due to a district scheduling conflict. More details coming! Come out to support our drumline and beat Mason!

Bus Chaperones

Bus Chaperones needed for 2019 Marching Band Competitions.  Sign up at the link here – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d49aea72aabfe3-buschaperones1

Pictures

Individual pictures were taken today, the large group photo is postponed to Monday 9/9 at 8pm.
Also, the composite frames pictures in the band room are taken every few years, and this is our year! Those pictures will be taken after school on Monday 9/9 and Tuesday 9/10.

Concerts on Spotify

From Lifeboat Digital Media: We finally have a deal in place that allows us to distribute all recordings via streaming services for free on Spotify. They can still sell CD’s if that is your preference. Contact Jeff at info@lifeboatdigitalmedia.com

2018 LWHS Fall Band Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/50URX9QxFzgfQvgQUnB9wy?si=JEBzQ-VkSCiIJV-g6huH1g
2018 LWHS Holiday Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/50URX9QxFzgfQvgQUnB9wy?si=IBuV24NTS3qxn_R39oTgwQ
2019 LWHS Winter Band Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/12xIxAyJIbrqEF2qnmiJFU?si=GksB_TxXTtSTl8HKjGnDdA
2019 LWHS Spring Band Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/3Aj6nHRj3Aox9PYhz1CQru?si=Dr4i_XJlTtGa9Aygau7NGw
2019 LWHS Music Hall Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/0rhcq5fMomLoViBtaWF5HR?si=toMRORkYQCWdWUH-gX3hFQ
2018 CYWE Fall Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/4QkMmjPHtbqOmHCHidkgSt?si=F7ohx0JeQDmVxP1u0Ech6A
2019 CYWE Spring Concert: https://open.spotify.com/album/27Vpa2L1IBwYQ4pCEqpXs0?si=3zLoN9GwQSW_ytQzwqjnnw

Calendar

  • Link to Calendar Here 
  • Wednesday August 28
    • Concert Uniform Fittings during block bells
  • Thursday August 29
    • Concert Uniform Fittings during block bells
  • Monday Sept 2
    • No school, no band
  • Wednesday Sept 4
    • 3:00 – 5:30pm – Band Practice at Main Campus parking lot
  • Thursday Sept 5
    • 6pm – 9pm – Band Practice at Freshman Building
  • Friday Sept 6
    • 5pm est – 10pm – Home Football Game
  • Saturday Sept 7
    • 9am – 9pm – Band Practice, location tbd, probably Freshman Building



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 – http://bit.ly/2yUxgAy. 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!



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 – https://www.dci.org/events/2019-soaring-sounds .  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 LWUpbeat@gmail.com
  • Volunteer sign-up link – need volunteers in a variety of roles.
  • Photo Albums are full already here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/36805892@N08/

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 LWUpbeat@gmail.com.

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 LWUpbeat@gmail.com.  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



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 LWUpbeat@gmail.com
  • Final Forms MUST be completed by July 19 or your child cannot participate. Information is in the Handbook (last pages). Any questions, contact president@lakotawestbands.org or LWUpbeat@gmail.com.
  • 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 http://lakotawestbands.org/calendar/
  • 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 president@lakotawestbands.org. 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



A band member needs our votes!

Henry Wargacki’s is a member of Symphonic Winds and our Marching Band. His dream is to march in a Drum Corp. We can help! If he gets enough votes, he wins a scholarship to march in a DCI Corp next summer! It’s easy. Click on the link below to vote every day until July 14, and vote for Henry!  Together we’ve moved him into 2nd place! Lets help him make his dream a reality! Remember, vote every day! Spread the word!

Vote here – http://rebrand.ly/HelpHenryMarch

For more information  – http://ultimatedrillbook.com/semifinals/