Titan Pride Update, Jan. 31st

Titan Pride Family, please read below for updates and reminders of several issues surrounding the band world at LSWHS.

New York Trip
The final payment for the New York trip is DUE TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 1st. By tomorrow, you should have paid the entire $1800 toward the trip. We have a deadline with the travel agency and performance companies that MUST be met, so please make sure to take care of this TOMORROW!
Also, concerning the trip, we have our Pre-Trip Concert scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at 7pm (This is a time change from previous emails). Please make sure at least one parent attends this concert as well, as we will have our Pre-Trip meeting following the concert, where plenty of important information will be handed out and shared.
Please look soon for a copy of the medical release/code of conduct form to come home via email and through your son/daughter. These forms will need to be notarized prior to the February 24th concert.

Woodwind Master Classes begin tomorrow, February 1st at 6:45am. All flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone students are required to attend.

Solo/Ensemble Contest
All students enrolled in percussion class, concert band, or symphonic band are required to take a solo or a small chamber ensemble to District Contest in March/April. With the exception of six students (they know who they are), all have received music for this and should be practicing it regularly outside of the school day. Many of the soloists must have an accompanist to play with them. They should be contacting Mrs. Pabst in the choir office, or Mrs. Files at SLMS for assistance in this. All students will play for Mr. Thurmond/Mr. Harrel before February 22 as a “screening” to decide whether they will compete at District Contest on March 23rd at LSWHS (students competing here are eligible for State Contest) or at Lee’s Summit Contest on April 11th at LSHS (students competing here are NOT eligible for State Contest).

Basketball Pep Band
Just a reminder that the band will be performing at the February 21 and 22. More on that in the coming weeks.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Thurmond