Hello Everyone!

Our annual Jazz ‘n Cakes pancake breakfast fundraising event is Saturday, April 6th from 8am-noon at Main Campus. This fun family event is one of the Upbeat Club’s largest fundraisers and supports the ENTIRE Lakota West Bands program including concert bands, jazz bands, marching band, and winter guard! The morning festivities feature performances by Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Freshman Jazz Band, and Ridge and Plains jazz bands all accompanied by a delicious, hot breakfast served to you by band students in the cafeteria. The event also includes an amazing basket raffle and incredible selections from vendors selling a variety of items on Main Street.



Tickets are $12 presale or $14 at the door (3 & under are free). Tickets can be purchased online HERE. Get your tickets soon, presale ends April 5th.

Each band family is encouraged to sell 4 or more tickets for this awesome event.  If you are unable to attend this year, please consider a donation.

Since this is a fundraising event, anyone attending will need a ticket. Your performing jazz students will not require a ticket.

Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction Donations

Have you experienced the excitement of walking down Main Street past the amazing baskets and the unique Silent Auction items, crossing your fingers for what you might win?!  Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction items are an important part of this fundraiser. Donations are needed to help make this event a great success! There are a variety of ways to donate, please consider the following:

  • Would your family be willing to sponsor a basket for $100, $200, $300, or any amount, and our Jazz ‘n Cakes team will do the shopping for you, assemble the basket, and put your name on it?
  • Every student is asked to donate a $5 or $10 gift card/item for the basket raffles. An equivalent donation with cash or check is also fine. Directors will collect donations through Wednesday, March 20th. Please send all donations BEFORE spring break! Follow the themes below to help ensure variety!

Freshman Concert Bands- SHOPPING SPREE– Stores where you can buy ANYTHING! (Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Kroger, Meijer, Kohl’s)

Concert Band- GOOD MORNING– Favorite coffee or breakfast spots (Starbucks, Dunkin’, Panera, Einstein, Donut Shops, IHOP)

Symphonic Band- DRIVING AROUND IN MY AUTOMOBILE– (Gas, Car Wash, Auto Store, Oil Change)

Symphonic Winds- FAST FOOD FRENZY– All your favorite fast-food lunch/dinner spots

Guard- HOMETOWN FAVES– Your favorite spot or a Cincinnati Favorite (Graeter’s, Skyline, La Rosa’s, UDF, Holtman’s, Busken, Servati’s, First Watch)

ALL Jazz Bands- SWEET TREATS- Anywhere you can get a sweet treat or delicious dessert

A couple of other EASY ways to donate:

  • Are you part of a monthly subscription club- ie wine of the month, bourbon tasting, etc? Does your family or company have season tickets to a sporting event, theater event, etc? Would you consider donating an item or two?
  • Do you have a Christmas or Birthday gift that never got returned and is now collecting dust that would make a great basket item?
  • Does your child work at a local business that might donate a gift card?

Ready to donate? Simply email market@lakotawestbands.org to arrange pick up OR hand donations to the Directors in the band room at Main or Freshman!


Venmo our Upbeat President, Amy Koenes, and we’ll make take care of everything for you!


Many Adult & Student Volunteers are needed to help make this event run smoothly!

Many jobs are available throughout the morning from collecting and selling event tickets, to preparing and serving breakfast and beverages, to selling raffle tickets and monitoring Main Street activities! 

No experience necessary, all instructions provided, and all are welcome!

If your child is a jazz student, you WILL be able to see them play, simply note it on the Sign Up.  Get in on the fun!

Adult Sign Up HERE

Students Sign Up HERE

Questions about any of the information here?  Contact pancake@lakotawestbands.org.

With so many ways to support this great event, how will you get involved? It takes our entire band community to make this a successful event, and we thank you for your time and support,

The Jazz ‘n Cakes Committee