Upbeat Updates 2/14 – (Patty Burger Premier, Jazz ‘n Cakes, Upbeat meeting, Scrip, MB DVD)

Private Premier Fundraiser at Patty Burger a Huge Success — $2,000 Donation!!!  –  Thanks to everyone for all of their support and for attending the “Private Premier” Fundraiser at Patty Burger on Tuesday night!  With only 4 days notice, hundreds of flyers were passed out in band classes at the High School, Freshman School, Plains and Ridge, as well as, daily announcements at the schools and email blasts to the families.

Just over 400 Lakota West band students, families, friends and neighbors showed up in the cold on Tuesday night to stand in line to support the Lakota West marching band, concert band, jazz band, color guard and winter guard programs.  Things went relatively smoothly, except for a couple of misplaced orders, for the Patty Burger staff who greeted everyone with a smile. Patty Burger even had to apologetically turn a couple of families away at the end of the night since there had been no way to anticipate the number of attendees at our “Private Premier”.

At the end of the night, our “Private Premier” raised a little over $300 for the band programs – not bad for an evening enjoying delicious gourmet burgers, fries and shakes and spending time with other band families.  On Thursday, Gregg Majewski, the owner of Patty Burger made a special appearance at the High School to thank Mr. Snyder and Mr. Chumley and the students for their support of the “Private Premier” at Patty Burger. However, instead of a check for $300, Mr. Majewski presented the Lakota West bands with a check for $2,000 on behalf of Patty Burger. Mr. Majewski said that Patty Burger was thrilled to support such an amazing and talented group of students!

Please be sure to thank Mr. Majewski for his generous donation the next time you are in Patty Burger enjoying one of their delicious gourmet burgers!

Jazz ‘n Cakes Donation Opportunity – If you shop at Kohl’s and earn Kohl’s Cash that you don’t plan to use, please consider donating it!  We (Bill & Tricia Hertz  market@lakotawestbands.org) will redeem any Kohl’s Cash we receive to purchase items for our Jazz ‘n Cakes Raffle Baskets and Silent Auctions!  The current Kohl’s Cash program holds special meaning for us:  not only can it benefit our own Jazz ‘n Cakes fund-raiser also  for every Kohl’s Cash earned between now and Feb 17th & redeemed between Feb 18th – March 8th, Kohl’s will donate $1 for every coupon redeemed to Susan G. Komen to support the fight against breast cancer (min of $100,000 up to $1million).  So, please either redeem your Kohl’s cash or please donate it us to redeem for Jazz ‘n Cakes!  Thanks a million!!!  kohls komen


Upbeat Club Meeting:  our next meeting is 2/18 at 7:30pm in the main campus auditorium. The Rose parade trip will be the focus of this meeting.  Please CLICK HERE for preliminary information about the “friends & family” package (this is a DRAFT).  Questions will be answered at the meeting by Mike Grueninger of Grueninger Travel Group.

February Scrip orders due noon Friday 2/14 –  Don’t forget to get your Scrip orders in this month.  For a copy of the order form and complete details concerning the SCRIP program CLICK HERE.  The deadline for orders this month is noon February 14th if you drop it off.  Scrip card proceeds are used to defray trip costs for all band members.

Marching Firebird DVDs — Now that the season is over, don’t forget to order your season DVD of “West Side Story” including the Macy’s trip.  Each DVD is $35 and is delivered to the address noted on the order.  We will take orders through May 1, 2014.  The DVD will then ship after October 1, 2014.

For a limited time you can still order 2012’s DVD “Empire” also for $35 each.  We will continue to take orders through May 1, 2014.  The “Empire” DVD will also ship after October 1, 2014.  To place your order, please CLICK HERE.