Titan Pride Band Update, Week of Aug 20th

Happy Friday!  As promised, here is my weekly Friday email.

Monday, Aug 20th
Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser begins.  Students will bring materials home.  This will be a fundraiser for individual accounts (Orlando Trip, band fees, dress/tuxedo fees, etc….)
Tuesday, Aug 21st
Evening Rehearsal – 6:30 – 8:30pm
A reminder to all that these rehearsals are required.  Excused absences are reserved for illness, family emergencies, and LSW sports conflicts.  Feel free to email if you have a question about this.
Thursday, Aug 23rd
Evening Rehearsal – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Friday, Aug 24th
Home Football Game
Call times are:  

4:30pm – Battery (tailgate performance around 5 or 5:15) (dinner provided for battery)
5:00pm – Colorguard
5:30pm – Rest of band
9:30ish – Pick up time
Football  game tips for students:
  • Students need to wear marching shoes (handed out next week) and shin/knee high black socks (like dad’s dress socks).
  • Students should wear lightweight athletic shorts and the black uniform shirt (rookies will not have this until the second game, so please wear a PLAIN black tee shirt)
  • Long hair will need to be pinned up or in a bun (should not be seen under helmet)
  • Students should eat dinner BEFORE they come
  • Students will receive gloves when they arrive
Football game tips for parents:
  • There is a fee for entering the game (please be aware) even if it’s just to watch the band
  • At halftime, the optimal viewing spot is 50 yardline as high as you can get (this may mean you have to go up there JUST for the halftime performance)
  • Cheer as loud as you can, the kids feed off of this
  • Come and support and have fun, it becomes quite a community 🙂
Future items of importance
  • Ice Cream Social tickets will go on sale soon, stay tuned….
  • Timing of September 8th (Saturday) rehearsal is TBD now due to the ACT test
  • Concert dress and tuxedo fittings will happen soon
  • The Homecoming Parade this year is ON-CAMPUS on Friday.  Parking lot will close promptly at 4pm (just trying to let you plan ahead)
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Have a blessed weekend!

MSHSAA Physicals

If you are in need of your MSHSAA physical exam, please sign up HERE.

Physicals will be in the Lecture Hall on Saturday, May 5th from 8am to noon by appointment.

Orlando Trip Information from Jan 30 Meeting

On Tuesday, January 30th,  we had a meeting to deliver information and answer questions concerning the Orlando Trip for next school year!  Here are the highlights:

  • We need everyone to submit this attached registration form Disney 2018 Reg Form AND $50 (checks made payable to LSW Music Parents) no later than Friday, February 9th to reserve your spot on the trip.  (This reservation will help determine final trip cost)
  • The attached registration form also has sample payment and cancellation plans (finalized forms will come before March 1st)
  • The trip is for  the Concert Choir,  Colorguard, and all members of the Bands and Orchestras.
  • The trip will be from Thursday, December 27th through Wednesday, January 2nd.
  • We will be taking round trip charter bus transportation from Lee’s Summit to Orlando.
  • We are still finalizing the exact trip cost, but are confident we will stay within the initial estimate we announced in December of $1300-$1500.
  • Parent chaperones interested in traveling with us will go for the same price, but be sleeping 2 to a room, while the students sleep 4 to a room.  Parent chaperones also need to fill out the registration form by February 9th.
  • We will spend several days in Disney World AND Universal Studios
  • Pending an audition and Disney availability, the Concert Choir will perform in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot and participate in a recording session on the back-lot.
  • The Orchestra will perform at Downtown Disney and participate in a recording session on the back-lot.
  • The Band will march in the Citrus  Bowl Parade (nationally televised) and participate in a recording session on the back-lot.
  • All expenses (including all transportation, lodging, all meals, park admittance, etc.) will be covered in the cost of the trip.   General spending money for souvenirs, etc. is not included.
  • Please direct all questions to Mr. Thurmond at clifton.thurmond@lsr7.net

All-District Band Audition Results!

On Saturday, the following students auditioned for a spot in the Kansas City Metro District #3 Honor Bands.  The following students were selected, please congratulate them as you see them!

All-District Honor Band (these students will now audition for All-State Band in December)
Allyson Jenkins – 6th Chair Flute
Stephanie Richardson – 1st Chair Oboe
Brett Barger – 1st Chair Clarinet
Patrick Hu – 2nd Chair Clarinet
Julia Krause – 12th Chair Clarinet
Jillian Kirkpatrick – 15th Chair Clarinet
Ellie Russell – 23rd Chair Clarinet
Julia Krause – 1st Alternate Alto Clarinet
Kinady Allen – 1st Chair Bassoon
Chad Fischer – 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone
Josh Baker – 1st Alternate Trombone
Brady Wolff – 2nd Alternate Mallet Percussion
All-District Jazz Band (also eligible to audition for All-State Jazz Band)
Chad Fischer – 1st Chair Tenor Saxophone
Chad Fischer – Alternate Baritone Saxophone
All-District Honorable Mention Band
Colton Sharp – 4th Chair Clarinet
Katie Taaffe – 8th Chair Clarinet
Julia Krause – 1st Chair Alto Clarinet
Josh Baker – 1st Chair Trombone
Brady Wolff – 2nd Chair Mallet Percussion