Odessa Marching Festival This week


This Saturday marks the final competition of the year for the Titan Pride marching band. It’s hard to believe the season is almost over!

Loading: We will meet at the school around 11:45am to load the trailers. Once the trailers are loaded, we will head out to Odessa so that we can get there before the band and have everything set up before they arrive. Parent help with loading and unloading the trailers is always appreciated.

Dinner: The final meal of the competition season is always a special occasion. This special meal will feature steak, green beans, loaded mashed potatoes, rolls and cobbler (apple & peach). We would love to have a large gathering to enjoy each others company and enjoy the students last marching band performance of the year! The cost for family members to eat with the band is $7 per meal (band members do not have to pay). If you would like to eat with the band, please email Mary so that we can make sure we have enough food. If you have dietary needs, please also let Mary know so she can ensure everyone has food available.

Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions!

Instrumental Liaison

Latest Titan Pride Update


There is a lot of information to pass on, so please make sure you read this in its entirety.


Wednesday, October 23rd
The band will be playing at the annual Dig for the Cure Volleyball Game, right here at LSW in the Fieldhouse. Students will be receiving a shirt to wear to this event. Families are encouraged to attend. The event raises awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research, via the Susan B. Komen Foundation. It’s a wonderful event for us to be involved, and I’m excited we’ve been asked again to play. I will have a better idea on time on next week’s update, but wanted to make sure you had this put in your calendars right away to prevent conflicts from arising.

Monday, November 4th
Announcing the date for the Band Banquet. On Monday, November 4th, we will be having our annual end-of-season band banquet at Garozzo’s in Lee’s Summit. More information to follow, but again, I wanted you to get it on your calendars now. This event is for all marching band members and their families.

Football game vs RayPec, call time is 5:30pm (5:15 for seniors)

Tomorrow is Race for the Future on our campus, where hundreds of people will be running a 5K to benefit the students of the LSR7 School District. Our parking lot here will be slammed.
Your ONLY access to the parking lot is the SOUTH entrance. You will need to drop your student off at the back door early enough for them to get their instrument and get to the soccer field THROUGH a crowd of people.
Here is the itinerary again for reference: Bronco Invitational
The Week at a Glance

Band Council Meeting, 7am
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30pm (this is in place of the Thursday afternoon rehearsal, since we don’t have school that day)

Band Rehearsal, 5:55pm
All students should be dressed in their marching band shoes and rehearsal shirt (navy).

Football Game vs Truman, call time is 5:30pm (5:15 for seniors), dressed in marching band shoes, black socks, and black uniform shirt.
This is also Senior Night, where the seniors from band, football, and all spirit squads are recognized for their commitment to the programs. Parents should receive information concerning this via mail this coming week.

Saturday, 10/19
UCM Festival of Champions
Please review the attached itinerary for this festival. It will be a long day.
I am selling tickets to this event for any family members traveling to Warrensburg for our performances. This ticket will gain you access to all events for the entire day. In addition, part of the ticket price will be given back to the band IF you buy the ticket through me prior to Friday, 10/18 at the ballgame. Tickets are $13 per person (children included). You can send money with your child any day next week or take care of it at the football game next Friday.
Remember, we get 20% of the money back for the band program, so please consider purchasing from us instead of at the gate.

UCM Festival of Champions
Have a great Friday!

Clifton D. Thurmond


Good evening,

Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting the Ice Cream Social.  It was a record fundraising event.  Please pass along to any friends and family that came a thank you for their support as well.  We met the matching fund donation of $2500 from Modern Woodman of America.  Also a special thank you to all of the volunteers that made this event possible.  I know that we can improve this for next year so if you have constructive criticism/feedback please let me know.

Our Drumline just participated in the Drummit at the Summit and took 1st place in the Gold Division!  Congrats to all of those students, it’s great to see their hard work paying off.

It’s with regret that I announce that our Treasurer has resigned.  As a result the music parents are in need of someone(s) to step up and help with this.  If interested please contact me and we can discuss the position.

I’d like to have a work day for the trailer on Saturday, September 21st, around 9am.  The main reason for this is to figure out the best method for the drumline and the band uniforms and equipment to fit into the trailers.  This will allow the students to pack the trailers quicker after home games for the competitions the next day.

Upcoming dates:
Sept 20 – Home football game
Sept 26 – Homecoming parade
Sept 27 – Homecoming football game
Sept 28 – Park Hill marching festival
Oct 3 – LSWMP meeting

Go Titans!

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President

Middle School Guard Info

Our first rehearsal this Friday evening is from 5-7pm at West. You will need to head to the back of the school by the big white wall (Aux gyms) and look for representatives spinning a flag to let them know where to go in at. Let me know if you have any questions!