Titan Pride Update, week of August 28th


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

2017 Titan Pride Drumline

Jared Fulghem, NJ Johnson, Marcus Stevenson

Zander Hargrave, Mitch Martin

1. Open, 2. Caylea Dill, 3. Blake Shelton, 4. Open

Alec Sebelien, Brady Wolff

Elizabeth Finnerty, Brandyss Sherman-Hall

Aux Percussion
Reggie Harris, Parker Lyon, James Surber

Caleb McCommon, Everett Wimberly

If you are not listed, you are in the running for Bass Drum and/or Frontline.

We still have two-three bass positions to fill, one marimba, xylo/bells. Please contact

Mr. Thurmond for details (Mr Johnson’s email is not up and running yet.

2017 Titan Pride Leadership

Congratulations to the following students and all that applied and auditioned!

Chad Fischer, Field Commander
Julia Krause, Drum Major
Kinady Allen, Drum Major

Band Council
Emily Baker, Kaitie Butler, Ellie Lucas

Caption Heads
Patrick Hu, Woodwind Caption Head
Keira Griffith, Brass Caption Head
Mitch Martin, Drumline Caption Head

Section Leaders
Ellie Lucas, Flute
Chloe Metheny-Morris, Clarinet (marching)
Jillian Kirkpatrick, Clarinet (music)
Luke Poudel, Alto Saxophone
Joylyn Carter, Low Reeds
Will Sullivan, Mello (marching)
Hannah Case, Mello (music)
Kaitie Butler, Trumpet (marching)
Keira Griffith, Trumpet (music)
Vaughn Griffith, Baritone
Emily Baker, Sousaphone
Mitch Martin, Tenors
NJ Johnson, Snares
Caylea Dill, Basses
Alec Sebelien, Frontline

SQUAD Leaders
Lauren Buchanan, Stephanie Richardson, Martina Taylor, Flute
Ellie Russell, Katie Taaffe, Clarinet
Jordan Cates, Saxophone
Isabella Christie, Mellophone
Zach Turner, Trumpet
Mary Grace Starner, Baritone

Final Titan Pride Update of 2016-17 School Year

Well, it’s come down to this. We say goodbye to a WONDERFUL Senior Class and begin working on next fall. Here are the remaining bits of info for this year:

Music Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, May 9th at 6pm in the PAC.
All students who filled out the lettering sheet online will have something presented to them. Students should dress professionally and come for a night of celebration.

Drum Major Auditions
Several students have submitted applications for this position. The plan is to have the auditions on Tuesday, May 16th, during Titan Time and 4th Hour.

Drumline Auditions
All Percussionists will be auditioning for placement in next year’s drumline. This will take place on Monday, May 15th between 4:30 and 6:30pm. Students will be randomly assigned a 5-7 minute audition slot. They have had the audition material since early March.

If you are a member of next year’s band, you will be receiving updates on that mailing list from this point forward.

Thank you to all of you for allowing Mr. Harrel and I the opportunity to work with your fine sons and daughters. We are blessed!

Instrumental Lettering E-Form MUST be filled out by Tuesday May 2nd – Please Read

Hello Instrumental Parents and Students:

Our annual music awards night is Tuesday, May 9th. In order to receive your letter and awards you MUST fill out this e-form by Tuesday, May 2nd: Band and Orchestra Lettering E-Form

If you do not fill out this form by Tuesday, May 2nd – you will not receive your awards.

Basic Instrumental Lettering Requirements:
1. audition for all district or all state band or orchestra
2. receive a 1 or 2 rating on a solo or small ensemble at district music contest

If you only completed 1 of the above requirements, you will provisionally letter (receive a provisional letter certificate that will be converted to a full letter in the future when you fulfill both requirements in the same year).