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).

Congratulations to the following LSWHS Band Students!

Please help me congratulate the following band students, as they performed at MSHSAA State Music Festival on Friday in Columbia!

1 "Exemplary" Rating
Caleb McCommon – Piano Solo
Peyton Culclager – Tenor Sax Solo
Stephanie Richardson – Oboe Solo
Kinady Allen – Bassoon Solo
Chad Fischer – Tenor Sax Solo
Marcus Stevenson – Snare Drum Solo
Michelle Liu – Alto Sax Solo
Isabella Christie – Horn Solo
Haley Lykins – Tenor Sax Solo
Brett Barger – Clarinet Solo
Brady Wolff – Marimba Solo
Ellie Russell, Jillian Kirkpatrick, Brett Barger, Katie Taaffe – Clarinet Quartet

2 "Outstanding" Rating
Nathan Toomey – Trumpet Solo
Emily Baker – Piano Solo
Brady Wolff – Piano Solo
Maddie Hogan – Horn Solo
Chloe Metheny-Morris – Clarinet Solo
Allyson Jenkins – Flute Solo
Chad Fischer – Piano Solo
Nick Eggleston, Kaitie Butler, Keira Griffith – Trumpet Trio
Amanda Berkstresser, Emily Marsh, Courtney Kratt – Flute Trio

What an outstanding showing by the LSW Titan Pride Band!

State Contest Parking Information

The University of Missouri is handling parking differently for State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival this year. The usual parking garage off of Hitt st. is not allowed. They have set aside parking lot AV14 for music festival participants. The bad news is that it is a 20+ minute walk away.

I found that you can purchase a daily parking permit for $4. You can register your vehicle and purchase a VISITOR Lot (UAG) daily pass, effective 4/28-4/29. Lot UAG is near the Student Union where many of our performances will take place. Follow this link to purchase a daily permit:

For free lot AV14 (long ways away):
1. Lot AV14 is located by the Trowbridge Building. The lot is on both sides of East Campus Drive.

Mattress Sale just 9 days away!

The Mattress Fundraiser is 10 days away! We will have a mattress showroom with 28 floor models set up at Lee’s Summit West High School on Saturday, May 6th from 10am-5pm. All beds are available in all sizes, brand new, made to order, and come with factory warranties. In addition, we will have sheets, pillows, mattress protectors, and even adjustable power bases!!! All sales benefit the Band Program!

Check out the Facebook Event Page:

Preview YouTube video CFS Mattress Fundraiser!



2017 Summit Swings Jazz Camp

Information is available for the 2017 Summit Swings Jazz Camp.

This summer, we’re excited to host the camp at the brand new Missouri Innovation Campus in the Digital Media Technology recording studio space, which will be known as Studio One.

This workshop is designed to kick start jazz improv and theory skills and keep students working on basic music fundamentals throughout the summer. Topics include music theory, jazz style, improv, district/state audition preparation, listening, analysis and more!

Kauffman Center Performance Photos

Hello Parents:

This year the LSWHS Music Department gave memorable performances at the Kauffman Center and Fascination Photography took some amazing photos of the event. These photos are available to you for purchase! Here’s the good part. 100% of the proceeds go back to our music department.

If you would like to order photos please follow this link:

Kauffman Center Performance Photos

The password is: lsmusic2017

These will be available until May 1st

Marching Band Schedule – Summer and Fall 2017

Greetings from LSWHS!

Welcome, again, to the 2017 Marching Season. Things are starting to move in that direction and we are excited about the upcoming season. We will have music handed out before the end of the school year, as well as having our student leadership selected.

Attached here are two schedules:

1. Marching Band Camp Schedule – this will give you the dates we have practice over the summer, which is not until late July/early August. If you have a student in the percussion section, there are two camps listed in which they participate (make note). If you have a 9th grader, please note the additional two days of camp at the end of July.

2. MB Schedule 2017 – this is the schedule of events from the end of July through October pertaining to marching band. Anything in Bold is a performance. Please get these dates on the calendar now to prevent conflicts. It is important students are in attendance at each of these. If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please notify me early, as it helps us to plan accordingly.

Have a great end to the school year, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

2017 Marching Band Camp.pdf
MB Schedule 2017.pdf