October news and notes

Good afternoon,

There has been a lot going on which has led to this being a later than expected email, although much shorter than normal. Let me first start by congratulating all of our All-District choir members (we had the most of any school in the disctrict):

  • Ashlee Briggs
  • Amanda Brobst
  • Emily Coffin
  • Clayre Parson
  • Maddie Sahudin
  • Gianna VanPelt
  • Danielle Adair
  • Autumn Black
  • Emma Carr
  • Marli Griffith
  • EmmaRae King
  • Kate Mosier
  • Hannah Ratigan
  • Maya Strickland
  • Scott Ferguson
  • Easton Morrill
  • Travis Taylor
  • Seth Harper
  • Nathan May
  • Justin McKinney
  • Braden Oldham
  • Davis Perry
  • Kimberly Hodson (Women’s Honor Choir)

All –State audition for these students is this Saturday, good luck!!

Marching Band:

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that have made it possible for our students to wear their brand new AWESOME marching band uniforms. In addition to the new uniforms we’ve been modifying the trailers with lights and shelving. The Marching Band cleaned up this past week in Odessa — congrats to them!! Next up is the UCM competition and then a banquet.

Upcoming dates:

  • October 25 — All-State Choir Auditions
  • October 25 — UCM Festival of Champions (Marching Band)
  • November 6 — LSWMP Meeting
  • November 8 – All District Auditions (instrumental)
  • November 23 – SLMS and LSW Church Concert

Go Titans!

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President

LSWMP Ice Cream Social

Good evening,

This past Thursday and Friday I spent the day at the high school handing out a packet that included five meal tickets, five dessert tickets and a letter explaining the ice cream social. I’m going to attach the letter as well as instructions on how to access CHARMS (it will be one document).

If you haven’t received the tickets from your students please ask them. There will also be more tickets available from each of the music teachers. It’s important that money/checks or unused tickets are turned back in so that we can plan accordingly for food.

Volunteers are needed for this event as we serve roughly 1300 meals and desserts at this event. We need any help that you can give. Our volunteer coordinator will be sending information on how to signup. She’ll likely wait until after this next weekend, CHARMS is doing a server upgrade shortly.

If you’d like to donate or know of a business that would like to donate an item(s) for the live auction please let me know. We currently have one parent that will be donating three snare cajons, which will be demonstrated at the ice cream social.

Food will start being served at 5pm with performances starting at 6pm. Performance schedule to be announced shortly.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Go Titans!!

Brent Grigsby – LSWMP President

Ice Cream Social Letter and CHARMS.doc

Band Tailgating @ 6pm Friday

The tailgating before the game has changed due to the game time change. Brent will have the grill out at 6PM. Bring your own food. Plates and utensils will be supplied.

Fundraiser Due Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow the fundraiser is DUE!

There will be plastic containers in each room to turn in the orders.


I have to send in the order by Tuesday so that it will be received by Christmas.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Andrea Kaiser
LSW Music Fundraiser Liaison

Marching Band DVD

What a great marching band season! Thank you to all of the parents that volunteered throughout the season. I know that the staff and students appreciated your efforts.
At the banquet Monday night, a slide show highlighting various pictures that had been taken throughout the year was played. There was also a slide show of the seniors, showing their baby and senior pictures. These presentations are available to purchase for $10. If you would like to purchase the DVD, please turn in the following information with $10 in the lockbox in the band room. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Number of DVDs:
Make checks payable to Andrea Kaiser. All proceeds will be donated to the LSW Music Parent group.

Thank you!
Nancy Shaeffer

Meeting Change

Due to a couple of scheduling conflicts the November music parent meeting is being moved to Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm.  Please join us to learn about what’s going on in the Choir, Orchestra and Band programs in addition to the 2015 music trip voting.

Please visit titanmusic.org or www.charmsoffice.com (LSWHSMusic) for more information about the music program.  You can also visit the music parents on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/lswmp/

Titan Pride!

Brent Grigsby
LSWMP President

Help Needed

There are several opportunities in the coming weeks to volunteer with the Music Department.

Ice Cream Social:  There is a desperate need for volunteers to grill and serve food.  Please consider volunteering for this event.  It will be a great evening!

Tuxedo Fittings:  Yvonne Bechtold has scheduled six fittings in the next two weeks to fit the young men in the Music Department with their tuxedos.  Even if you can only assist for an hour, please volunteer to help Yvonne.
Tuxedo Fitting times:
  • Monday, Sept. 10th – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 13th – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m .
  • Monday, Sept. 17th – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18th – 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (4th hour)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18th – 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (5th hour)
  • Tuesday, Sept 18th – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thank you!
Nancy Shaeffer
Volunteer Coordinator

Texas Hold'em Tournament

UPDATE (03/02/2012): Due to a low level of RSVP’s on participation for the Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, the event scheudled for Sunday, March 4, 2012 is CANCELLED.

The Lee’s Summit West Booster Club and Music Parents have scheduled a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament for Sunday, March 4, 2012.

This fundraiser will support the Booster Club for their Sports Coaches Wish List and the Music Parents General Fund for scholarships and awards.

Please review the details and sign up soon. The attched file is also listed below.

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Message to Music Parents

A message from Rick Chapman, Music Parents President:

January has been a busy month and the rest of the year will have many upcoming events and activities.

** Missouri Music Educators Association Conference was held at TanTarA Resort from January 25 to 28.

Our Una Voce Chamber Choir and our Symphonic Band performed in a packed house on Friday, January 27. Both performances brought the house down. The groups performed beyond expectations. AND they were the talk of the conference.

We thank Mrs. Krinke, Mr. Thurmond, and Mr. Harrel for the preparations of the groups.

A special thank you goes to Mark Hereford and Gene Cook for driving the equipment truck on Thursday night and returning on Friday night. On their return, just east of Osage Beach, the truck experienced a breakdown. After getting it repaired, they returned to the school around 9:00 Friday night.
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