LW Band Night

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Lakota West Band Night is September 20, 2019

Updated 9/16/19

The Marching Firebirds will celebrate the up-and-coming students in the Lakota West Bands program before and during the Lakota West home football game. This celebration — formerly known as Freshman Night — will put a welcoming spotlight on Ridge and Plains eighth graders, as well as Lakota West freshmen with:

  • a before-game pizza party with current members of the Marching Firebirds,
  • the honor of parading with the Marching Firebirds into the stadium before the start of the game.
  • the thrill of going onto the football field with the Marching Firebirds to perform some hit tunes, and
  • the fun of spending time with the Marching Firebirds in their north endzone stands.

Read below to learn about the dress code, equipment needs and schedule for 2019:

Dress Code and equipment needs:

For rehearsals, wear a T-shirt, athletic shorts, sturdy athletic shoes and thick socks. A bottle of water, sunscreen, baseball hat and/or sunglasses are also recommended. Bring your instrument as well as a lyre and flip folder with your music.

On Friday night: Freshmen should wear the Lakota West Bands T-shirt that the Upbeat Club purchased for them, as well as jeans and athletic shoes with socks. Eighth graders should wear their band polos, jeans and athletic shoes with socks. All should bring their instruments, lyres and flip folders with music.


Rehearsal Schedule 

Freshman Rehearsals:

Wednesday 9/18 – Practice at Main Campus 3-4. Students will ride the activity bus from Freshman to Main (sign up at lunch). Students will be available for pickup at 4:15 at the back of the main campus building. If students cannot be picked up at 4:15 they may stay to observe rehearsal until 5:30.  Any conflict with any other activity speak with a director.  .

Friday 9/20 – take activity bus to man campus after school and stay through end of game.
3:00pm- Freshman Rehearsal on the Parking lot field
3:45pm- 8th Graders Join us for their rehearsal
4:30pm- Rehearse with Marching Firebirds and freshmen/8th graders in the parking lot outside of the band room.
5:00pm – Pizza provided by Upbeat Club
5:45pm – Warmup in Theater (students only)
6:15pm – Line up on Main Street
6:25pm- Band leaves to march to the stadium
6:43pm- Pre-Game will begin (our part is around 6:48pm)
7:00pm- Game Starts
Halftime- Band Night
Postgame – Competition Show

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