Lakota West Bands Update: November 4


A communication from the Lakota West Upbeat Club and Directors

This Communication Covers:

  • Honors/Awards
  • Upbeat Club 
  • Sponsors
  • Taste for Music Days
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • BOA Grand National Championship
  • Winter Guard Auditions
  • Calendar Highlights


Congratulations to Isaac Yoby and Evy Best who are travelling to Orlando this week (11/7-10) after being selected for the National Association for Music Educations (NAFME) National Honor Ensembles for 2019! An unprecedented honor for Lakota West who has had four students in fours years be selected to participate!

Congratulations on our Grand Champions from Saturday’s Mid-States Band Association West Clermont Band Invitational Competition! 1st in Open Class, Best Music, Visual and General Effect, 2nd in Guard, 4th in Percussion, and best of all – Fan Favorite!
Photo album here! –

Upbeat Club

Meeting – Next meeting is Thursday 11/21 at WEST MAIN CAMPUS band room. We are at West Main for remainder of the year. All parents and guardians of band students grades 7-12 are welcome to attend! Meeting will start at 6:30pm 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.

Dan Kenworthy Scholarship – The Dan Kenworthy Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to the outstanding marching band senior who best displays the following qualities both on and off the field: Dedication, Hardworking, Helpful, Supportive, Giving, Charitable, Kind, Friendly, Loving, Outgoing, Cheerful, Vivacious, Humor, and Family Oriented. Link to Application.  Applications for the 2019 Marching Bard Season should be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to  or in person to Mr. Carr.


Have you seen the new sponsor signs on the back of the truck!! 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 of Music and Dance

Taste for Music Days

New Web Page with all our dates and flyers is here

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

Volunteer Opportunities

We are greatly in need of help for the Jazz ‘n Cakes event. If you can help out in a small or in a leadership capacity, please email us at

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

Community Send-Off Performance is Wednesday 11/13 at 8pm at Main Campus! If you are in Facebook, mark that you are going on event and invite your friends! EVENT LINK

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

Calendar – link to calendar

  • Monday November 4
    • Rehearsal at Main Campus 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday November 5
    • Fundraiser at City BBQ
  • Wednesday November 6
    • Rehearsal at Main Campus Parking Lot 3pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday November 7
    • Rehearsal 6pm-9pm at Freshman Field Main Campus
    • Plains Band Concert 6:30pm
  • Friday November 8
    • Playoff Game TBD (Away)
  • Saturday November 9
    • Mid-States  Championships at Mason – LINK
    • Performance time is 6:45pm
    • Students on own for transport to and from/ no buses
  • Monday November 11
    • Rehearsal at Main Campus 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday November 12
    • Rehearsal at Main Campus 6:30pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday November 13
    • Rehearsal at Main Campus Parking Lot 3pm-5:30pm  6:30pm – 8pm
    • 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
    • 7am – Depart for Grand Nationals!
    • Performance time is now 5pm
    • FloMarching is option for live stream via paid subscription
  • Friday November 15
    • see itinerary on web page
  • Saturday November 16
    • see itinerary on web page
  • Sunday November 17
    • 11:30am – Return to West
  • Tuesday November 19
    • Marching Band Concert in Main Campus Gym at 7pm
  • Wednesday November 20
    • Winter Guard Auditions at 6:30pm – 9:30pm at West Freshman
  • Thursday November 21
    • Upbeat Club Meeting at 6:30pm at Main Campus Band Room
  • Thursday December 5
    • Lakota Winter Jazz Fest at 6pm at East at 6pm
  • Saturday December 7
    • Honor Band Auditions 8am-5pm in Fairfield
  • Tuesday December 10
    • Freshman Band Concert at 7pm
  • Monday December 16
    • Main Campus Band Concert at 7pm
  • Friday December 13
    • Swing Dance at 7:30 at West Main