Titan Pride Update, Week of September 1st

Hello there! You are receiving this week’s update a day early, mostly because a couple of items would be too late if I waited until tomorrow.

Rehearsal TONIGHT and Music Parents meeting TONIGHT
All marching band members are to be on the parking lot, ready to rehearse at 6:30pm. Several students have been showing up late recently and we’d like to eliminate that. My favorite quote to them about this is "On time is late!"
The first Music Parents meeting is TONIGHT from 7 to 8pm in the band room. This is a meeting for ANY/ALL parents of a student in the music program at LSWHS (not just officers). Please consider attending and getting involved in this wonderful support organization. There are several needs and opportunities for you available this year, and tonight is the night to get acquainted. Hope to see you all there!

Concert Season Uniform
ALL male members of the band (Percussion Class, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band) will be renting a tuxedo from us. This will be worn at every performance outside of marching band this year. Boys were given the tuxedo sizing form (attached to this email) and were told to have it back (completed) by tomorrow, Friday, with a check made payable to LSWHS for $22 or cash.
All female members of the band that are new to the program (Percussion Class, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band) will be purchasing a dress in hopes that is will fit for the duration of high school. These girls were given the dress information form (attached to this email) and were told to bring a check made payable to LSWHS for $80 or cash tomorrow, Friday. During class, some mothers will be here at school to help your daughter try on a dress so we can order the right size.

Marching Band Scheduling Update
We had a schedule swap occur for a rehearsal in October. We now have a rehearsal on Tuesday, October 7th, NOT Thursday, October 9th.
Here is an updated schedule, just in case.

Additional Performance
I apologize for the added event. I fully understand that some conflicts may be unavoidable and that is fine, please just communicate them to me via email.
The band has been asked to participate and perform in the annual Dig for the Cure volleyball match, which will be played OUTSIDE in Titan Stadium this year (interesting, huh?).
We will play at this game in a pep band format on Wednesday, September 17th. More details to follow as we grow closer.


Brass and Woodwinds will meet again on Tuesday morning at 6:45AM.
Drumline will meet again on Tuesday evening at 5pm

Again, we have a rehearsal at 6:30 on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.

ALL students should have ice cream social tickets in their possession at this time. We encourage them to sell all 10 tickets before next Friday. They are responsible for turning in the money AND any unsold tickets by this time.

Since we don’t have school Monday, please make note of having your son/daughter at school for sectionals Tuesday morning.

Have a great weekend!

Clifton D. Thurmond

LSW Dress Info.doc

LSW Tuxedo Sizing Form.doc

2014 MB Sched Aug 28.docx

Gearing up for a great year!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! What an amazing group of kids we have to work with each day. Every choir is working hard, and getting started on music that will be performed for the Ice Cream Social, Sept. 9th.

We wanted to make sure of a couple of details before we get too far into the school year:

1). Each student should have brought home the Choir Syllabus. This contains required concert dates, as well as important information for all choir students. The Student/Parent Contract (yellow sheet) that was attached to that syllabus is due TOMORROW. If your student has not turned that in, there is one more day left. You can view the syllabus and other documents at www.titanmusic.org

2). On Friday, we are measuring all Freshman Women’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Band and Orchestra ladies for their concert dresses. We need a several moms to help us out with this process from 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please email Mrs. Pabst if you are available to help out.

3). If your student is in Concert Choir (grades 10-12) the $25 robe rental/maintenance fee is due this Friday, August 29th. Checks payable to LSWHS.

Thank you again for your support. Keep your eye out for information about the Ice Cream Social coming up on Sept. 9th! We hope to have a great turn out from all of our Titan Choir Families.


Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

Kauffman Center Performance INFO

Good Morning Concert Choir Families!

Attached you will find the information for tomorrow night’s performance at the Kauffman Center. Your student will be given your family’s two tickets today. PLEASE make sure you get these tickets from your students today. Unfortunately, I do not have replacement tickets, and only have an exact number for the students we have. I will impress upon the importance of keeping track of these tickets with the kids today as well.

This performance is a highlight of the year for concert choir. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night!

Amy Krinke

Kauffman Info.docx

Spring Orchestra Concert March 25th

Hello Orchestra Parents and Students (Including Wind/Perc. Players in Symphony):

Due to the snow week and early Music Festival performance times, we are having a Spring Pre-Contest Concert in the PAC at Lee’s Summit West at 7:30pm on Tuesday March 25th.

We are having a 7:30 start time so that we will conflict as little as possible with a Titan Harmony choral rehearsal that is scheduled for that evening.

There is a 7pm call time for all orchestras.

The groups playing are:


We will be performing our contest pieces. Please come here this amazing music. The concert will not be long.


Kirt Mosier

Save the date for the Taste of Lee's Summit

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Remember to mark Saturday, March 1, 2014 on your calendars.

This is the date for the 15th Annual Taste of Lee’s Summit. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at John Knox Village.

Before the festive night arrives, here are a couple of volunteer opportunities:

1. Auction items: If you have a Live or Silent auction item to donate, or a lead on one, please let us know. Call (816.986.1015) or email the Foundation office (sheryl.franke@leesummit.k12.mo.us).

2. Volunteers: During the next couple of months, we will need help coordinating, picking up and preparing auction items, and sending mailings. Let us know if you can help.

Thank you!

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UCM Festival of Champions Schedule

Well, the last week of marching band (aside from some playoff games) is upon us. We are making one last push to get our best performance to happen this Saturday in Warrensburg. Here is some information for the week:

Monday, October 15th
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30 – 4:30

Tuesday, October 16th
Full Band Rehearsal, 6pm to 9pm
As last week, students should be in Aerodynamic shirts and black marching shoes/socks.

Friday, October 19th
Football game, call time is 5:45pm for all students except Seniors
All Seniors should report at 5:30pm to get dressed and prepare for Senior Night Festivities. All Senior Parents should report to the track in the stadium at 6:10pm to escort your son/daughter for Senior Night.
After the game, we will load the trucks for Saturday’s competition

Saturday, October 20th
Here is the itinerary for our competition.

Parents, as mentioned in last week’s update, I am selling tickets to this event. They are $13 a piece and that will get you into the whole day’s events. Part of the profit will come back to the band IF you purchase through me. Please send cash or a check made payable to UCM by tomorrow night’s rehearsal or during your PT conference with me later in the week.

New York City Trip
Many students have not made their October 1st payment of $200. Please make sure this is done immediately as we are paying bills every week. Also, please keep informed that each payment is $200 from here on out. Please have them in on the 1st of every month through December.

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!

Titan Pride Update for 11-14

The Titan Pride did a GREAT job last Friday in our first marching performance.  We are very proud of the progress we are making, and looking forward to the upcoming parts of our season.  Here is some update information for you:

Monday, September 17
Drumline Rehearsal, 2:30-4:30pm
Trash Bag Fundraiser begins – more information to come home with your child on Monday
Tuxedo sizing session at school 6:00-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 18
Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:55pm – 9:00pm

Starting Monday, students will be able to sell trash bags of all shapes, colors, and sizes for a 40% profit.  The money they fundraise will go into their individual fundraising account for the NYC trip, future trips, or other required equipment, etc…

Audtions are taking place on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, from 3pm to 5pm. Students will be assigned a 6-minute time slot to play in front of a judge to decide who will be in Concert Band and who will be in Symphonic Band.  This audition is  REQUIRED and is for a grade as well.  Students who have a school-related conflict, or need a specific audition time, must submit this information to Mr. Thurmond no later than Wednesday, 4th hour.  I will then post audition times on Thursday, the 20th.

Have a great weekend.
Mr. Thurmond