We are on the home stretch and wanted to highlight all the upcoming events to mark on your calendars!

Winter Guard and Color Guard

Our Varsity Winter Guard is competing this weekend at the Cintas Center at WGI World Championships starting with Prelims on Thursday. Good Luck!

Information – https://www.wgi.org/color-guard/world-championships-cg/

Fall Color Guard Parent Information Meeting is Tuesday April 19 at 6pm in the main campus band room. Event on Facebook.

Fall Color Guard Tryouts are both Monday 4/25 and Wednesday 4/27 in the Freshman Gym from 6pm – 9pm. Follow Facebook for updates. Please plan to wear comfortable athletic attire and shoes that will allow you to move around. Auditions open to any current 8th through 11th grade students.  If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Adkins, Color Guard Director, at shelbyoadkins@gmail.com.

Taste for Music

Event is Tuesday April 19 from 5-9 at Chipotle at Union Center and is the last chance this year to eat at a local business and contribute to a donation made to the program!

Flyer to show – https://lakotawestbands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/388756-flyer-1.pdf

Flyer in Spanish to show – https://lakotawestbands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/388756-spanish-flyer-1.pdf


Senior AND Baby Pictures MUST BE TURNED IN BY April 12. Please refer to the email from Charms on March 31 with link to upload the photos.

Band Awards are Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm in the Main Campus Theater. All are welcome, but it is a celebration focused on our awesome class of 2022!

Scholarship opportunities and application deadlines to be shared soon!

Upbeat Meetings

April’s meeting and elections are Thursday April 28 at 6:30pm in the main campus band room. See Upbeat Page for agenda, minutes and financial reports.

May’s meeting is Thursday May 26 at 6:30pm in the main campus band room. See Upbeat Page for agenda, minutes and financial reports. Note, a short performance from Mini Camp is at 8pm!


Lakota West Jazz Orchestra at the Redmoor! Our Lakota West Jazz Orchestra will open for the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra on Thursday 4/21. Concert begins at 7pm. Follow for updates on Facebook. More information about tickets to come.

Exchange Concert with Perry High School is on Friday, April 29, time tbd, location tbd, and is for Symphonic Winds only.

Our Spring Concert with our Main Campus Concert Bands is Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm and includes the winners of the Concerto Competition! Location is main campus theater. Event will be live-streamed.

Our Spring Concert with our Freshman Bands is Thursday, May 5 at 7pm. Location is freshman theater. Event will be live-streamed.

Our Percussion Ensemble Concert is Friday, May 6 at 7pm. Location is main campus theater. There are no plans to live-stream this event due to availability. If anyone would like to assist, please contact LWUpbeat@gmail.com.

Lakota Jazz Concert with both East and West Ensembles is Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm at East High School with West starting the program. Tentative plans are to live-stream West groups.

Marching Band

Marching Deposit is due May 1. Total fees are $200, and are paid through EZPAY. Any questions, please email Mr. Carr.

Our 2022 Marching Band Mini Camp starts May 23 at 1pm. Camp runs Monday through Thursday at the freshman building from 1pm-9pm each day. A short performance at 8pm on Thursday concludes mini-camp. All are welcome.

Memorial Day tentative plans are to have the 2021 Marching Band participate in the parade on Monday 5/30.

Sponsorship Program

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Next Generation Insurance Agency, Inc. – Platinum Level

Management Plus Realty Service – Diamond Level

Disney Sanctuary Villa – Gold Level

Cassinelli, Shanker & Baker Orthodontics – Silver Level

Interested in our Sponsorship Program? Sponsorships are available for individuals, families, or corporations. The Family Level starts at $100, Bronze at $250, Silver at $500, Gold at $1000, Diamond at $2500 and Platinum at $5000. Each level offers special features and recognition opportunities for your support, See link for more information – https://lakotawestbands.org/sponsorship/

Link to Band Calendar here.