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This Weekend | Winter Guard Competition | Varsity-Cintas Center | 10:32am Saturday prelims performance

Tomorrow | Winter Guard Competition | JV-George Rodgers Clark HS (Lexington) | 4:27pm performance

SPRING BREAK | 3/25-3/29

Upbeat Club

Nominations were accepted last night for our 2024-25 Executive Board. We will be voting on those positions at our next meeting on April 25.

The nominations are:

  • President – Charity Feagley
  • VP Student Experiences – Katie Dixon
  • VP Events – Amy Pitzer
  • VP Communications – Kristin Bramblett
  • Treasurer – Jenni Kershaw
  • Secretary – Stacy Loberg

Our April & May meetings have been rescheduled due to band conflicts. April 25 and May 23 are the new dates, the calendar has been updated accordingly.

In addition to the executive positions, we have several open lead positions. HELP US BUILD OUR BAND FAMILY! Reach out to for a list of available positions, to express interest or to find out how to get connected in any of the areas. Just some of the areas which could use you are Communications, Photography, Trips, Swing Dance, Tag Day, Try Band, the Lakota West Invitational and Winter Guard Competition, help on football Fridays with organizing the potluck dinners for volunteers or doing split the pot and more. Grab a friend and try any of these together. We’re also looking for shadows for a lot of our positions which will be filled by senior parents, what better way to learn the ropes than by someone who is currently doing it? We would love to chat more with you so reach out or share names of someone whom you think might be a good fit.

Winter Guard


Tonight 3/22 | Rehearsal (JV) | 6-9pm | Creekside Gym

Tonight 3/22 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 6-9pm | Freshman Gym

Saturday 3/23 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 7-11am | Freshman Gym

Saturday 3/23 | Competition (Varsity) | Cintas Center

Saturday 3/23 | Competition (JV) | Lexington

Sunday 3/24 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 7-11am | Freshman Gym

Monday 3/25 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 6-9:30pm | Freshman Auditorium (6-7:30) & Gym (7:30-9:30)

Tuesday 3/26 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 6-9:30pm | Freshman Auditorium (6-7:30) & Gym (7:30-9:30)

Wednesday 3/27 | Rehearsal (JV) TENTATIVE | 6-9pm | Creekside Gym

Thursday 3/28 | Rehearsal (Varsity) | 6-9:30pm | Freshman Auditorium (6-7:30) & Gym (7:30-9:30)

Competition Schedule

Saturday 3/23 & Sunday 3/24 | Varsity at Cintas Center

Saturday 3/23 | JV at George Rodgers Clark HS/Lexington

Saturday 3/30 (Varsity only) | location TBA

April 11-April 13 (Varsity only) | Dayton (location TBA)

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winter Guard teams thus far in their seasons! They have been performing phenomenally well and their outcomes are proving it! Our Varsity team is ranked 29th in the COUNTRY! Our JV team has been performing SO well, placing 1st and scoring out of their class. INCREDIBLE JOB!!!


Find everything you need on our website HERE. Purchase tickets to breakfast, raffle tickets, find performance times and more.


Adults can signup HERE.

Students can signup HERE.

Save The Dates

Thursday 4/4 | Rookie Meeting

Saturday 4/6 | Jazz ‘n Cakes

Tuesday 4/23 | Taste for Music/Red Robin

Thursday 4/25 | Upbeat Club Meeting

Jazz ‘n Cakes volunteers NEEDED

Adults can signup HERE.

Students can signup HERE.

Numerous tasks and shifts available, you do not need to commit to the entire event and will have the opportunity to see your student perform.

Calling All Amateur Photographers or Wannabes

The Lakota West Bands photography team is looking to expand! Do you dabble in photography? All are welcome to join the team.

Perks of being a Band Photographer:

  • Get to know the incredible students, staff, and volunteers 
  • Front row view of the action at games and events
  • Behind the scene access at certain events 
  • Endless gratitude from families for the memories you help preserve
  • Practice and develop your photography skills in a very low pressure environment 
  • Be a contributor to the tradition and legacy of this incredible band program 

Take the first step by emailing your interest or questions to, or reach each out to Jenni Kershaw or another member of Exec Board any time. 

Come have some fun with us!

Know anyone who will be, or will you be, new to Marching Band this season?