Marching Band Camp starts on Monday morning!

Looking forward to Monday, hope to see your son/daughter bright and early.We will start with an 8am meeting in the PAC for all students.
Make sure they bring the following:

  • sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • water bottle/jug
  • instrument
  • lunch (they cannot leave for lunch time)

Students should be dropped off and picked up at the back door to the band hall (south side of the school nearest the loading dock)

We will end each day on time at 4pm. Please make sure your son/daughter is picked up on time so the staff can leave each day as well.

Please send the fee worksheet (attached to last email) and first payment OR full payment by cash or check made payable to LSWHS. We will be collecting that at lunch time

As of Friday afternoon, there were still about 10 students who have not turned in their physical. PLEASE turn it into the front office immediately on Monday morning before coming to camp.

Friday – Band Camp Performance/Clash of the Titans Meeting
On Friday, we will perform for the parents in the southwest parking lot at school at 4:30pm. We will then go inside to hear the students play. In addition, Mr. Hubbard (our new AD) will go through the commitment form, eligibility requirements, etc… and have you sign a contract. This has to be done by one parent and the student. If a parent cannot make this meeting, you will need to attend the sports meeting on Monday, August 8th (time TBA). If I were you, I would take care of this at our meeting as it will be much easier for you.
This event will conclude no later than 6pm.

Just a reminder that we will have two more rehearsals before school begins, as per the schedule.
Tuesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 11 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Clifton D. ThurmondDirector of Bands, Lee’s Summit West High School

2016 Marching Show Preview

Here’s a look at the 2016 Marching show, as performed by computerized cartoon band members! (It looks awesome). This is going to be a great year!

(*the last section will be added soon!)

Marching Band Camp 2016 information

We are just a couple of weeks away from the start of our journey together. We, the staff, are so excited to get to work with your kids this year.

Below you will find the following:

  • an updated camp schedule
  • an updated band schedule (summer and fall)
  • the fee structure and worksheet (you will need to print this off and send it with your son/daughter to band camp on Tuesday, July 26th, with a check made payable to LSWHS or cash)

Please notice that we changed the time of the performance/meeting to 4:30pm on Friday, July 29th. We will have much to do and show you that afternoon. Hope you can get off work a little early and join us.

All new members (regardless of grade level) should report to Rookie Camp on Friday, July 22nd at 8am in the band room at LSWHS. We will be finished 12pm.

All other members of the band should report to Camp on Monday, July 25th, at 8am in the PAC at LSWHS. We will be finished at 4pm each day that week.

2016 Marching Band Camp.docx
MB Schedule 2016.docx
Brass Fee Structure and Worksheet 16.docx
Drumline Fee Structure and Worksheet 16.docx
Woodwind Fee Structure and Worksheet 16.docx

Drumline Camp 2016

If you have a son/daughter in the drumline at LSWHS, our Drumline Camp is coming in just 9 days!
Just for some points of clarification, there are two sub-sections within the drumline, the "battery" (snare, tenors, bass) and the "frontline" (mallets, piano, auxiliary percussion).

Battery will start camp on Sunday, July 17th at LSHS at noon. You will need to check in by 11:45am, so maybe you can go to church early that day 🙂
Below, you will see a schedule of events for this 2-day camp put on by the Blue Devils (a drum and bugle corps) In addition, there are two forms toward the end of the packet that you need to have filled out and brought to registration before the first session begins. You do NOT need to fill out the registration form, as I have already done so for you.
Please review the schedule so you are aware of time commitments.
This camp will conclude Monday night with a trip to see the DCI competition in Warrensburg. Transportation will be provided by the school district (stay tuned for more information about this)
The battery will then continue it’s camp at LSWHS on Tuesday morning from 8am to 3pm and continue through Friday. There will be a short lunch break, but you are to bring your lunch. NO STUDENTS are permitted to leave campus for lunch.

The attachment below is ONLY for battery members.

Frontline will start camp on Monday, July 18th at LSWHS from 8am to 3pm and continue through Friday. There will be a short lunch break, but you are to bring your lunch. NO STUDENTS are permitted to leave campus for lunch.
In addition, students will be attending the DCI competition in Warrensburg on Monday evening. Transportation will be provided by the school district (stay tuned for more information about this)

Fees for this camp will be collected during band camp the following week, so no need to bring money.


Una Vocé 2016-2017

Please see the attached list for UnaVoce 2016-17.

Thank you ALL for investing so much of your time and energy in the audition process for the 2016­-2017 Chamber Choir. Obviously, this is an incredibly competitive process, but unfortunately there cannot be a place for everyone. I am so proud of each and every one of you. What amazing and talented students we have at Lee’s Summit West!

The following criteria was used to select this choir:
● Solo Performance (tone quality, accuracy, intonation, diction, musicality)
● Sight­ Reading (pitch, rhythm, fluency, intonation)
● Ensemble Singing (tone quality/color, intonation, “blendability”, rehearsal etiquette, preparation of music, independence, contribution.
● “Every day is an audition” ­ Teacher Recommendations, grades, attendance, classroom behavior, work ethic, contribution to daily rehearsal

If you would like to speak with me regarding your audition, my door is always open. I am asking, however, that you please wait 24 hours before coming to talk to me or to send an e­mail – I know this particular audition can be very emotional. It is always best to distance yourself from the emotion of it all first – that is the reason for the 24 hours. Please follow the same “grace period” for parent contact, if you or your parents feel that is necessary.

Looking for a few volunteers to help stuff Award envelopes

Good morning,

I’m looking for about four people that are willing to come over to help my wife and I stuff award envelopes tonight starting about 6:30pm. We won’t go any later than 9pm regardless of how far or not far we get.

The main goal is to get the hundreds (yes hundreds) of certificates into envelopes tonight.

Thank you,

Brent Grigsby
Music Parents President

Send Mr. Harrel an email if you’re interested and he’ll get you the address!

Call Times for this evening

Looking forward to a fabulous and high energy evening. At the moment we are nearly sold out of tickets – we do have a handful left, those are first come first served. The doors to the PAC open at 6:15.

Call Times (meet in CHOIR room)

Men’s Choir – 6:50
Freshman Women – 7:30
Women’s Choir – 8:00
Concert Choir – 8:30

See you tonight!