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

Band Audition Results

A reminder that these are posted in ALPHABETICAL ORDER.  Chair placement will take place in late October/early November.

These placements will be fluid, meaning some members of each group may be asked to switch groups based on performance and continued improvement.

The results of this audition are based completely on the 5-minute audition you had last Wednesday.

We had a tie in the Bari Sax section, so I will need to re-audition those two students.

If you took an audition and your name is not listed here, we are having you stay in your currently assigned ensemble.

Congrats to all!

2017 Symphonic Band

2017 Wind Ensemble

Titan Pride Update, week of Oct 9

At long last, our final BUSY week has arrived.  Get your motor runnin’, here we go:

Tonight
Homecoming Football Game
Call time is 4:30 for battery and 5:45 for all others.  Students should arrive in SHOW shirt, black socks, etc…
FYI, due to the homecoming halftime festivities, we will be performing our show in it’s entirety AFTER the football game.  Hope you will stay and enjoy!
TOMORROW
Bronco Invitational
Students need to be at LSW to load the bus at 11:45am, as we depart at 12pm.  They should be in their UNIFORM shirt, black socks, etc…
Due to the Homecoming Dance that night, students are free to leave with mom/dad around 3:15pm, once they have put their uniform away.  Students may NOT leave with other students or non-family members.
There will be buses heading back to LSW and should arrive around 4pm.
Itinerary is attached.
Monday, Oct 9
Dig for the Cure Event
We will play at the volleyball game for the Dig for the Cure night.  Call time for students is 6pm.  Students should be wearing blue jeans and the provided Dig shirt (which they will get in class on Monday).
Frontline students are not needed for this event, so they have the evening off 🙂
Students should be picked up about 7:45 or 8:00.  I will have them text you.
Tuesday, Oct 10 and Thursday, Oct 12
Our last two evening rehearsals.
With these rehearsals being our last opportunities to prepare for Saturday, please be sure you kids are on time and at rehearsal.
6:30-8:30 each evening.
Friday, Oct 13
Football Game (Senior Night)
Call times:
Seniors – 4:15pm at Pizza Shoppe (dinner provided by Mr. T)
Drumline – 4:30pm
All other members – 5:45pm
 
Saturday, Oct 14
Park Hill Invitational
Itinerary attached
This will be a long day.  Students will need to be at LSW by 10am to grab breakfast and load the buses.
We wil not return to LSW until 10:30pm or later.
FYI, I will send a separate email early next week concerning Banquet RSVP.

Titan Pride Update, Week of Oct 2

Good morning folks as we head into our final two busy weeks!   Get ready.

Tuesday, Oct 3
Evening Rehearsal – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 4
Band Auditions for students in 4th Hour Band
Students have been given their 5-minute audition time and will need to be early to warm up and prepare.  Once they have auditioned, they may leave.
Thursday, Oct 5
Homecoming Parade 3:30pm Downtown Lee’s Summit
At the end of 7th hour, students will be dismissed from class a little early to get on a bus and be transported to the parade.  Students will need to wear the SHOW shirt, jeans or khaki shorts, and tennis shoes.
At the end of the parade, we will hop on the bus to head back to school for dinner and rehearsal.  We will provide dinner for all.
We SHOULD be ending rehearsal around 7pm.  Students will be texting you when we begin rehearsal to let you know if that is different.
Friday, Oct 6
Homecoming Football Game
Call time is 4:30 for battery and 5:45 for all others.  Students should arrive in SHOW shirt, black socks, etc…
FYI, due to the homecoming halftime festivities, we will be performing our show in it’s entirety AFTER the football game.  Hope you will stay and enjoy!
Saturday, Oct 7
Bronco Invitational
Students need to be at LSW to load the bus at 11:45am, as we depart at 12pm.  They should be in their UNIFORM shirt, black socks, etc…
Due to the Homecoming Dance that night, students are free to leave with mom/dad around 3:15pm, once they have put their uniform away.  Students may NOT leave with other students or non-family members.
There will be buses heading back to LSW and should arrive around 4pm.
Itinerary is attached.
Future events and information:
  • Tentative schedule for Oct 14 competition is 10am departure from school and 10:30pm arrival back at LSW.
  • We most likely will have a home playoff game on Friday, Oct 21, and, if we win, it is likely we will have one on Friday, Oct 28 as well.
  • The Band Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 24 beginning at 6:30pm.  This is a celebratory event intended for students and families.  Students’ dinners have already been paid for.  An RSVP for for families’ dinners will be included in next Friday’s email.
  • All boys have received their tuxedo at this point, please ask them about it if you haven’t seen it.  It is entirely possible they have thrown it in the trunk of their car or stuffed it in their band locker.
  • All girls have received their concert dress and will need to have it altered for factory cuts and such.
Have a great weekend!

Titan Pride Update, week of August 28th

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 8/29 – Evening Rehearsal 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, 8/31 – Evening Rehearsal 6:30-8:30pm

Items of Information

  • If you haven’t joined the "Remind" group for band, please text "@lswband17" to the number 81010
  • Ice Cream Social tickets will be given to the students at one point next week. Each student is expected to sell 10 tickets. All attendees, including the students themselves, need a ticket to eat dinner and another ticket to eat ice cream. This is our biggest booster club fundraiser of the year.
  • For future reference, due to the Ice Cream Social taking away a rehearsal night, we will be lengthening the Sept 14th rehearsal, which will now be 6pm to 9pm.

Titan Pride Update, week of August 21st!

Good afternoon and I hope this email finds you excited about a weekend of relaxation 🙂

As I said at Back to School Night, you will receive an email like this every Friday for the duration on Marching Season, and then occasionally during Concert Season.

Next Week
Tuesday, Aug 22
Evening Rehearsal – 6:30 to 8:30pm
Students should be READY to rehearse at 6:30 in TITAN STADIUM, so they may need to arrive a few minutes earlier than normal to accommodate the extra walking.

Thursday, Aug 24
Evening Rehearsal – 6:30 to 8:30pm
Students should be READY to rehearse at 6:30pm on the parking lot. This is our final rehearsal before our first public performance, so come ready to rock!

Friday, Aug 25
Football Game – LSWHS vs Blue Springs HS
Students should arrive in gym shorts, uniform shirt (which they will get prior to Friday), black socks, and black marching shoes (which they will get prior to Friday). Students will not be able to eat dinner in uniform, so make sure they have had something to eat prior to arrival.
4:45pm Call Time for all members of the battery
5:30pm Call Time for all other band members
6:45pm Band performs in Pre-Game festivities
7:00pm Game begins
7:50ish Band performs at halftime
9:15ish End of Game
Students should be ready to leave about 9:30 or 9:45pm

Have a great weekend!

Clifton D. Thurmond