Titan Pride Update, week of October 20th

Well, it is the final week of the competitive marching season 2014! We want to end on a high note (no pun intended), so please read carefully as next week’s schedule will be very important.

Reminder for tomorrow!

All drumline and colorguard members are to report at 10:45 as the bus will leave at 11am
All brass and percussion members are to report at 11:45 as the bus will leave at 12pm
Note: the drumline indoor performance changed slightly to 1:12pm
Here is the itinerary again for those who need it:

(See attached file: Odessa Marching Invitational.doc)

FYI…..they are not set up to accept anything other than cash for entry to the festival or concessions….come prepared for that

Tuesday, October 21st

Sectionals for Battery only at 6:45am

NO brass or woodwind sectionals this week


In an effort to allow the kids to watch MOST of the Royals game Tuesday night, we are going to alter the rehearsal time.

Rehearsal will begin for ALL marching band members at 5pm. It will end AROUND 7pm. (The kids seemed satisfied, mostly, when I said they MIGHT miss the first pitch)

Friday, October 24th

Possible Playoff Game

The way I understand it:

If we win TONIGHT (10/17), we will host a playoff game next week
If we lose TONIGHT (10/17), we will not host a playoff game next week (we will NOT travel to the game)
If we host, we will treat it like every other game at which we perform……pregame, halftime, etc….
Stay tuned……but be prepared for either scenario

Saturday, October 25th

UCM Festival of Champions

Please read this schedule carefully as there are different call times for different groups of people.

It is a prelims/finals format, so the arrival time back at LSW will be based on whether or not we make finals. We won’t know that until about 5:30pm that day.

(See attached file: UCM Festival of Champions.doc)

Marching Band Banquet

Monday, November 3rd, 6:30pm at The Bordner (3 miles west of Target on 350 Hwy)

A great end-of-season celebration to honor leaders, seniors, award winners, and have a great time together.

ALL family members are invited to attend. We will need to know in advance how much food to order, so please RSVP BEFORE October 28th using the following link:

Band Banquet RSVP

All marching band members are already paid for, but all family members who RSVP will need to pay AT the banquet itself.

SENIORS!!!!!! You need to send a baby picture and current senior picture to Michelle Krause (4krauses@att.net) right away as she is preparing this year’s slide show.

You parents were all amazing last Friday as you sized, fitted, handed out, educated 100 marching band student on our new uniforms and then took care of all of it’s organization as well. We are blessed with your presence. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Clifton D. Thurmond

Director of Bands, Lee’s Summit West High School

Odessa Marching Invitational.doc

UCM Festival of Champions.doc