Assistance Needed with Choir Jackets Tomorrow

On Friday morning, from 7:20 am to 8:30 am, jackets will be distributed to the individuals in the Men’s Choir. Parent volunteer assistance (2-3 helpers) will make this process run much smoother. If you are available to assist, please reply to this email.


Christmas Concert Decorations Volunteer Opportunity

We will be decorating the stage for next Tuesday’s instrumental concert on Monday, Dec. 9 from 3-5 PM. We could use 3 adult volunteers, if possible. I am also hoping for community service hours for some teenagers who would be staying after school to carry items to the stage, help decorate, and then taking down after the program Tuesday and putting back up for the 16th. We were able to do that last year, and it made everything move along very quickly! Contact Gay Beth Bingham if you are able to help.

Christmas in the Park Volunteers

Don’t forget Christmas in the Park is this Friday!

Our organization was selected to help Jackson County with the Christmas in the Park light display at Longview Lake. In turn for providing volunteers to collect donations, the LSW Music Parent group will receive a portion of the monies collected for the general fund…up to $1,000! We could still use a few more volunteers.

The details are:

* Day — Friday, November 29th

* Time — 5:00pm to 11:00pm

* Where — Longview Park

In order to receive our share of the funds we have to have at least 6 adults there at all times. Children 16 and older can also volunteer, but no one under the age of 16 can assist.

We can split the night into shifts; however, any volunteers that come after the park opens will need to wait in the line of cars to get to the park. The Friday after Thanksgiving will be a very busy night so that will make it difficult to volunteer for only the second part of the night. If you would like to volunteer for the just the second part of the evening, please let me know (I think I have Plan B that will work and only involves a short walk thru the woods.)

You can sign up to volunteer in Charms:

Go to
Select Enter in the upper right-hand corner
Select Parents/Students/Members
Enter school code: lswhsmusic
Click on the Public Calendar icon
Click on the hand to volunteer

Thank you!
Nancy Shaeffer
Volunteer Coordinator


The LSW Music Parent Firework Tent is open for business. The tent is located on the west side of LSW and is open from 7am to 11pm.

There are still several open shifts on July 3rd and 4th. Please consider volunteering if you are available. If you are not able to work at the tent, we would love to see at the tent purchasing fireworks for your holiday fun. We have a huge selection of fantastic fireworks.

If you have volunteered to work at the tent, just show up at the tent at your scheduled time. The previous shift volunteers will give you an overview of everything that you need to know. There is also a binder with all of the written documentation just in case you need it.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Nancy Shaeffer

Trash Bag Pick-up

Andrea Kaiser will be at the school on Thursday, October 11th, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm to handout trash bags to students/parents. 

She needs 5 volunteers to assist with organizing and distributing the trash bags.  Please sign up in Charms to assist Andrea.

Thank you,

Nancy Shaeffer

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

Cookie Dough

Andrea Kaiser will be at the school on Thursday, October 4th, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm to handout the cookie dough to students/parents. 

She needs assistance with organizing and distributing the cookie dough:

  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm – 5 volunteers are needed
  • 3:00pm to 4:30pm – 2 volunteers are needed

Please sign up in Charms to assist Andrea.

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

Titan Harmony Volunteer Help

Great news! Your students will be performing at the we are performing at the Renaissance Festival on Sept. 22! It would be great to have some parent help in getting kids fitted/assigned costumes in preparation for the performance. If we could have some parents who’d be willing to come during the Sat. (Sept. 8) rehearsal from 9 AM-noon, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr. Sullivan at as soon as possible so that he may plan for the rehearsal. Thanks for your help.

Looking forward to seeing you at Tuesday’s ice cream social!

Gay Beth Bingham
LSW Music Parents
Choir Liason