Titan Pride Update for 10-5

Greetings! We are really excited about tomorrow. The Titan Pride is ready to roll. I hope you plan to be in attendance and cheer them on, as this is important to the emotion of the performance, the kids feed off of your enthusiasm. Be loud and be excited!

Just in case you missed it last week, here is the itinerary for TOMORROW’s competition. Make sure the students are at LSW on time, with black shoes, black socks, and grey show shirt. It is supposed to be a little chilly, so I suggest some sweatpants and sweatshirt or jacket for the rest of the day.

Next week is a little different than in the past, here is the layout:

Monday, October 8th
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 9th
Members of the Symphony Orchestra (certain members of the band selected back in August, they know who they are, so if you’re unsure, just ask your child)
Fall Orchestra Concert, in full tuxedo uniform, call is 6:30pm

Thursday, October 11th
Full Band Rehearsal, 5:55pm to 9pm

Friday, October 12th
Loading crew to load trucks after school
Students wishing to audition for All District Band must pay a $10 audition fee by this day. Checks can be made payable to LSWHS.

Saturday, October 13th
Bronco Invitational, we do NOT take a bus to this event, so students should be dropped off on the west side of Lee’s Summit North High School in the parking lot, across the street from Backyard Burger. Students should also be picked up at LSNHS as well.
Here is an itinerary for this event, please do not get it confused with tomorrow’s itinerary:

Bronco Invitational

Announcement for UCM Festival of Champions
This is our last competition on Saturday, October 20th. I am selling tickets for this event, as you need a ticket to watch the performances at ALL competitions. We get 10% of the ticket sales back to us after the event takes place, so please consider purchasing your ticket in advance through me so we can get credit for it. Tickets are $13 each for the whole day. If you would like tickets, please email me the number of tickets you would like, and send a check made payable to UCM (but CASH is preferred).

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Clifton D. Thurmond

Park Hill Festival


We are at the start of a busy October, beginning with the Park Hill Marching Festival this Saturday, October 6th. Parent volunteers are needed to make this a success!

  • 1 volunteer is needed Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm to help pick up a 26′ Penske truck and take it to LSW to be loaded. We will pick the rental trucks up in Lee’s Summit on 50 Highway near 291.

Several volunteers are needed Saturday to set up tents, serve food to the band and help with equipment. We will meet at the school at 8:45am and caravan to Park Hill. Everything needs to be set and ready to serve food to the percussion at 11am.

1 volunteer is needed to drive a Penske truck to the competition and back to the school at the end of the day. We wil l meet at the school at 8:45am, returning around 6:30pm.

Please let me know by Wednesday if you will be able to help. All parents (and families) are invited, welcomed and encouraged to come to the event and show support for the band. I hope to see you Saturday!

Bret Fischer
Band Liaison

Latest Band Info

Hello again and happy Friday! We are excited that tonight we will be performing our field show during the postgame, should be around 9:15 or so. Please make sure the kids are at school no later than 5:45pm getting into uniform and that they have black socks, black shoes, and their black Titan Pride shirt.

Auditions went very well on Tuesday and most of the kids represented themselves well in their audition for a local professional judge. Results have been posted outside the band room door. Concert Band and Symphonic Band will begin rehearsals on Monday, October 22nd, so please make sure their concert instrument (if different from their marching instrument) is in good playing shape by that time, all necessary equipment to play that instrument is in place, and that the instrument makes it to school that day.

Tuesday, October 2nd
Marching Rehearsal, 5:55pm to 9pm
Students will need to be in their show shirts and black socks/marching shoes for this rehearsal

Friday, October 5th
All students planning to audition for All-District Band MUST have a recording of ALL major and minor scales turned in or emailed to me. This includes all scales in the audition packet and played in the format in which they are written in the packet
After school, all students available should plan to stay and load the trucks for Saturday’s competition

Saturday, October 6th
Attached you will find the detailed itinerary for the Park Hill Festival. Please make sure students prepare for a long day, as it will be. Generally students will bring some homework to do in the down time, as well as clothing for all weather, as you know Missouri weather changes so often.
Other suggested items might include:
a second pair of shoes to wear when we aren’t marching
a second shirt for after the show when the shirt underneath the uniform will be quite sweaty, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen as we will be in the sun ALL day
additional snacks, although we will feed them around noon AND 4pm

Playoff Football
It is very possible that we will play at home for all playoff football games, as long as the team keeps playing. Therefore, I wanted to notify you of four additional possible home games in the month of November. We will perform at each of these, however, Tuesday evening rehearsals will NOT continue past October 16th.
These dates are:
Wednesday, October 31st
Monday, November 5th
Saturday, November 10th (afternoon game)
Friday, November 16th
Friday, November 23rd (if the team makes it to the state championship game, this is in St Louis)

Thank you and have a great weekend!