LSW Music Parents news and notes

Good evening/morning,

I know that it’s been a while since my last email. I’ve taken a week to recover from just over 2 ½ months of 70 hour work weeks with only a couple days off.

There hasn’t been much going on in the world of the music parents, any correspondence that’s been needed has been sent via the teachers. One of our biggest events of the year is coming up the beginning of March and with this comes the opportunity to volunteer and show many throughout the area what LSWHS is all about. Look for information to start coming out in the next couple weeks for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers – Without parents stepping up this organization isn’t able to provide the assistance that our music department greatly needs. We could use help in all areas and I’m adjusting the roles document for the positions as they’ve changed the past couple of years. We do have some current committee needs however:
Music Festival – It would be great to have a few people in leadership roles besides myself that can help facilitate the events, one person running this by themselves is simply too much. I’m going through the notes for this currently and have several positions that will need help.

Taste of Lee’s Summit – This is held in the evening of March 5. If you’re unable to help with the district competition please consider helping with this. Last year I volunteered at the district competition and TOLS, I enjoyed both GREATLY. Taste of Lee’s Summit is an evening of fundraising for the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation to help students across the LS school district. You’ll be able to sample food from various vendors, make bids on fantastic donations from the community and interact with a diverse group of people. We need at least 10 volunteers for this event and there are positions for standing, sitting and walking around. LSWMP receives $2500 from this partnership that helps pay for various things including awards.
For the Taste of Lee’s Summit we have been asked to get donations from area businesses to be auctioned off at the event. We are in need of some volunteers to take a packet and contact the businesses on each list to get these as soon as possible. If you are interested in helping with this please contact Mary Grigsby at 785-5215.

Upcoming events:
January 21 – Music parent meeting 7pm
January 27-30 – MMEA
February 25 – Symphonic Band and 8th grade band concert
March 4-5 – District solo/small ensemble
March 5 – Taste of Lee’s Summit 4pm-10pm