This Week

TONIGHT | Lock-In | 8pm – 1am | Main Campus

Monday 8/7 | Post Camp | 1-9pm | Main Campus

Monday 8/7 | UNIFORM FITTINGS | Field Commanders, Mellos, Trumpets & Percussion

Tuesday 8/8 | Post Camp | 1-9pm | Main Campus

Tuesday 8/8 | UNIFORM FITTINGS | Sousas, Baritones, Bass Clarinets, Clarinets, & Color Guard

Wednesday 8/9 | Leadership Training for Leadership Team (Last Names A-J) | 9:30-10:30am | Main Campus Cafeteria

Wednesday 8/9 | Leadership Training for Leadership Team (Last Names K-Z) | 11-12 | Main Campus Cafeteria

Wednesday 8/9 | Post Camp | 1-9pm | Main Campus

Wednesday 8/9 | UNIFORM FITTINGS | Saxophones, Flutes, & Trombones

Thursday 8/10 | Post Camp | 1-9pm | Main Campus

Friday 8/11 |Post Camp/Staff Convocation | 11:30am-2pm | Please see email sent on 7/24 for full details & explanation.

Friday 8/11 | Post Camp | 6-9pm | Main Campus

Uniform Fitting Nights

Uniform fitting nights will be held August 7th, 8th, and 9th at 6 pm. Summer uniforms, marching shoes (drillmasters), and more will be fitted and purchased on these nights. 

Students Come Prepared:

  • Arrive at your assigned time.
    • Leadership Team, be ready to help sections move through the fitting process.  

Parents, please send a form of payment with your student. Check out the website for more detailed information – Marching Band Uniforms

  • You may pay with a credit card, cash, or check made out to Lakota West Upbeat Club.
  • Parents may come to fittings to pay but please stay in the hallway to prevent slowing of the fitting process.

August 7th: 

Field Commanders, Drumline and Frontline, Mellophones, Trumpets

August 8th: 

Bass Clarinets, Clarinets, Color Guard, Baritones, Sousaphones

August 9th: 

Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Flutes, Trombones

What you’ll take home:

  • Parka (school property to be returned at the end of the marching band season)
  • Summer uniform polo shirt (yours to keep)
  • Gloves (yours to keep)
  • Red Bag (only if you’re a rookie, yours to keep) $32 replacement
  • Shako in shako box (school property to be returned at the end of the marching band season)
  • Drillmasters (yours to keep)

What you need to purchase on your own:

  • Plain black crew socks
  • Compression type shorts/pants for under competition uniform. 
  • Plain black athletic shorts for summer uniform, mid-thigh length

Please also plan on bringing to your uniform fitting night:

For alternate fitting arrangements – email us at

Uniform Fitting Night Volunteers

We will need lots of parent help to make this process go smoothly!  This is a great opportunity to help the band, get to know other parents, and see firsthand what goes into getting all the uniforms together!  Sign up here for 1, 2, or all 3 nights! 

Band Camp Volunteers Needed

Monday 8/7

  • 12:30-1pm * water & tents set-up (1 of 2 slots needed)
  • 12:45-4:45 * first aid & general help (1 of 2 slots needed)

Tuesday 8/8

  • 12:45-4:45 * first aid & general help (1 of 2 slots needed)

Thursday 8/10

  • 12:45-4:45 * first aid & general help (1 of 2 slots needed)

Lakota West Invitational | September 16

Lakota West Bands will be hosting our FIRST MSBA Band Competition and we are asking for some assistance in organizing this fun day! ONE spot left to fill! Please reach out with interest or questions. Feel free to pair up with a friend or 2 as well. There will be a lot of guidance leading you along the way.

We will be asking for volunteers later on to assist the day of.

Leadership Role Still Needed:

  1. Hospitality Room – Manage/Oversee, find volunteers and create sign up genius for food for the hospitality room (serves bus drivers and directors).

Current Leadership Roles

  1. Event Leads- Katie Dixon and Jessica Hansbauer
  2. Concessions-Kendra Saylor and Shirley Braden
  3. Traffic Coordinator-Ray Bramblett
  4. Sponsorships/Donations-Michelle Rowe
  5. Vendor Coordinator-Sarah VanAs and Holly Burgess
  6. Student Volunteer Coordinator- Laura LaRiviere
  7. Judges Dinner Coordinator – Scott & Kelli Balog
  8. Volunteer Coordinator –

If you have any questions or would like further information, please reach out to Katie Dixon and Jessica Hansbauer at

Save the Date(s)

Upbeat Club Meeting | 8/17 | Hear about everything happening in band from our Directors and Upbeat Club leaders. A GREAT way to stay informed!

Community Performance & Pizza Party | 8/18 | Come see what our Marching Firebirds have accomplished during band camp.

Tag Day | 8/26 | More info coming soon | ALL students are expected to participate & parent drivers will be needed

Calendar Raffle Sales have started. More information to come.