All State Orchestra Honors

Please help me congratulate the following in being selected to the Missouri All-State Orchestra:

Quinn Mosier – Bass
Travis Taylor – Viola (2nd alternate)

All State Band Honors

This just in, three of our own Titan Pride received honors at the Missouri All-State Band auditions today!

Congratulations to Kayla Shaeffer for getting FIRST CHAIR baritone saxophone! Congratulations to Sawyer Harmon for getting first alternate tuba! Congratulations to Kevin McMilian for getting honorable mention for jazz vibes!

Nice job today by all participants, directors are so proud of you!

Concert Choir Auditions – RESCHEDULED for Saturday, Feb. 15.

Dear Parents and Students:

Due to the loss of this week of school, the Concert Choir Auditions previously scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 8, ARE NOW RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT SATURDAY, Feb. 15th. Students may sign up for their audition time on Monday, when classes have resumed. If a student is unable to audition on Feb. 15th, I will be available for audition appointments next Wednesday and Thursday.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. Please help me spread the word to those who may not be checking email.

Stay warm,

Amy Krinke

2014 All State Band and Jazz Band

The results are finally in from the hectic 2014 All State Auditions.

The following students were selected to represent LSW in the 2014 All State Bands. Congrats!

Isaiah Carter, Vibes (jazz band)
Shayla Brown [alt.], piccolo
Courtney Bingham, English Horn
Allyssa DeJarnette, Clarinet


Greetings on a frigid day!

Please read below, as All-State Band/Orchestra/Jazz Band auditions have been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, December 21st.

Please feel free to respond with any questions, and I will answer them to the best of my ability and/or inquire for a better answer.

Have a great Saturday off!

Clifton D. Thurmond

The Missouri Bandmasters Association strives to promote better bands in Missouri through several events, the largest being the Missouri All-State Band. The current weather system that is affecting the southern half of our state has created concern among the MBA Board of Directors for the safety of those students traveling to Columbia on Saturday, December 7. MBA recognizes the hours of preparation that takes place for students to prepare for this important audition. To exclude a large portion of the state from an audition opportunity would not create a fair representation of the very best musicians from our state. Therefore, All-State Band auditions will be postponed for Saturday, December 7, 2013 and rescheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this change of date. We realize the impact on the Hickman Band Boosters, Hickman staff and students who work at the auditions, judges, and band directors who may have plans to attend the Midwest Clinic. However, inconvenience is a much better route to take than to risk the safety of our students, parents and teachers.
All rules and regulations will remain the same. Late registrations will be allowed under the same policy; $25 late fee assessed. Refunds, if necessary, will be allowed only to those schools who have pre-paid. Schools possessing a pre-printed check for a lesser number of auditions should make arrangements to have a new check printed.

Thanks for your understanding,

MBA Board of Directors

All State Band info

Good Evening!

State band auditions are this weekend and I thought I would pass along some information that I have learned the last couple of years.

Auditions are held at Hickman High School, 1104 N Providence Rd, Columbia, MO. I believe the school opens at 8:30 a.m. and auditions start at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Thurmond is the only person that needs to officially check-in and he normally does this when the school opens. There is no set time that you need to arrive…you just need to be there before the auditions close for your child’s room. Kayla and I usually get there around 9 a.m.

Once you get to the school, you will need to find Mr. Thurmond. Typically he will be in the lobby until all students have arrived. He will give the student their registration form and it will list their audition number. You will want to make a note of the audition number…the student will turn in the registration form at their audition and all call-backs will be announced using the audition number instead of name.

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All District Orchestra

Please help me congratulate the following Orchestra students from Lees Summit West on making the KC Metro District No. 3 All District Orchestra.

Student Orchestra Instrument Ranking
Allison Tsay Full Orchestra Violin 1 1
Scotty Smith Full Orchestra Violin 1 3
Emily Swaters Full Orchestra Violin 1 6
Sierra Hegarty Full Orchestra Violin 2 4 (8th overall)
Jordyne Vanselow Full Orchestra Violin 2 7
Aysha Mahmood Full Orchestra Violin 2 16
Kathryn Hilger Full Orchestra Viola 1
Olivia Chapman Full Orchestra Viola 4
Travis Taylor Full Orchestra Viola 5
Danielle Adair Full Orchestra Viola 9
Ashley Thompson Full Orchestra Viola 11
Ethan Payne Full Orchestra Cello 6
Clayre Parson Full Orchestra Cello 12
Quinn Mosier Full Orchestra Bass 1
Kayla Brumley String Orchestra Violin 1 9
Caitlin Cook String Orchestra Violin 2 3
Lauren Erickson String Orchestra Violin 2 4
Emma Carr String Orchestra Violin 2 10
Katie Valentine String Orchestra Violin 2 15
Michelle Stout String Orchestra Violin 2 18
Katie Robinson String Orchestra Viola 1
Franklin Zhong String Orchestra Viola 3
Drew Nelson String Orchestra Viola 7
Preston Hereford String Orchestra Viola 12
Maddy Hanley String Orchestra Cello 7
Tyler Touchstone String Orchestra Cello 10
Jared Schwartz String Orchestra Cello 13
Shane Anderson String Orchestra Bass 6
Frank Brefo String Orchestra Bass 10