FNL – Friday Night Live for ALL choir members

Dear Choir Families:

“Friday Night Live” is approaching quickly and is Friday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. If you are new to the choral program, “Friday Night Live” is the primary fundraiser for the Choral Department, and the funds raised at this event sustain the choral department for the next school year.

FNL is a student-led variety show that features all of the LSW choirs as well as soloists and small groups. It is a high energy and entertaining night, and the kids have an incredible show this year! We have gone over all of this information with classes, so the kids should be able to provide information as well.

FNL T-Shirts: T-Shirts will be on sale TOMORROW, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th. The T-shirts are adult sizes Small through XXL. They are $13.00 per shirt and sizes are limited (first come first served). Shirts may be picked up Friday morning. Please make checks payable to LSW.

Tickets: Anyone attending FNL must have a ticket. There are two types of tickets available: General Admission Tickets and VIP Tickets. All tickets are currently selling at lunch and out of the choir office.

General Admission Tickets are $7.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. Seats are first come, first served and seating may be limited unless you arrive early to stand in line. The doors to the PAC will open at 6:15 p.m.

VIP Tickets are $20.00 and are assigned seats in the first several rows of the Center Section of the PAC. Advantages to a VIP Ticket are 1) having the best-available reserved seat 2) enjoying a front and center view 3) no waiting in line or needing to arrive early

Costumes: All classes have planned their costumes. Please ask your student what their costume requirements are and they will be able to tell you.

** Performance at FNL is a required part of each student’s semester grade. Students must perform with their choir in order to earn their concert points. Since this is a fundraising event, students who want to watch the show from the PAC must purchase a ticket for themselves. Watching the show from the PAC is not required for a grade.

Thank you for supporting FNL! We look forward to seeing you next weekend for a great show!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

Congratulations Titan Band Students on a successful MSHSAA State Music Festival on Saturday!

Please congratulate the following students for earning the following honors at the MSHSAA State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival in Columbia:

Exemplary "1" Rating
Patrick Hu – clarinet solo
Michelle Liu – alto sax solo
Chad Fischer – tenor sax solo
Julia Krause, Kate Mosier, Janine Nunes – woodwind trio
Ben DeJonge, Patrick Hu, Jillian Kirkpatrick – clarinet trio
Peyton Culcager, Chad Fischer, Haley Lykins – tenor sax trio
Haley Lykins – tenor sax solo
Chad Fischer – piano solo
Justin Nitz – french horn solo

Outstanding "2" Rating
Kate Mosier – flute solo
Trevor Allen – timpani solo
Zach DiPardo – snare drum solo
Emily Wiencek – clarinet solo
Peyton Gilbert – tuba solo
Alec Sebelien – piano solo
Michelle Liu – piano solo
David Burre, Kaitie Butler, Peyton Gilbert, Justin Nitz, Jaret Workman – brass quintet
Zach Turner – trumpet solo

What a great day is was!!

Physicals and Cavalcade and Trash Bags, oh my!

PhysicalsHave you signed up to get a physical at our clinic NEXT Saturday, May 7th. Deadline to register is tomorrow night (Friday, April 29th). Here is the link to register:
Physical Exam sign up

Monday, May 2 – Freshman Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, volunteers from Symphonic Band
Concert begins at 7pm. All students should be in their concert attire (tuxedo or dress) and in their seat by 6:45pm to avoid being tardy.
AFTER the concert, all BOYS not in Symphonic Band will be turning in their tuxedo pants, jacket, and cummerbund in the band room. Please have them bring a change of clothes to go home in.

Tuesday, May 3 – Symphonic Band and Jazz Band
Concert begins at 7pm. All students should be in their concert attire (tuxedo or dress) and in their seat by 6:45pm to avoid being tardy.
AFTER the concert, all BOYS will be turning in their tuxedo pants, jacket, and cummerbund in the band room. Please have them bring a change of clothes to go home in.

Trash Bags
IF you participated in the trashbag fundraiser, the trashbags will need to be picked up after school on Thursday, May 5th in the band room.

Have a great weekend!

Parade of Choirs – Tuesday April 26 for ALL Choir Members (Required Performance)

We are looking forward to seeing you all at Parade of Choirs Tuesday in the Fieldhouse at LSW. The call time for all choirs is 6:15 p.m. Titan Harmony call is 5:45 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about an hour and a half. All students wear their normal performance attire.

Also, we are in desperate need for 4-6 parent volunteers to assist with uniform collection immediately following the program. It’s very simple and will only take about half an hour. If you are available to help out, please contact Mrs. Pabst.

Senior Parents, each senior will be recognized on Tuesday night to thank them for their service in the choral dept. Also, for the FNL slideshow: 1 baby picture and 1 senior picture will featured in the slideshow at the end of FNL. Please send these pictures to Marli Griffith. We also need your students future plans. Example: Marli Griffith, Missouri State University, Music Education. Please DO NOT send these photos to me:) These are due next Wednesday, April 27th.

Thank you!

Amy Krinke

Marching Band 2016-17 Update

Good morning and a happy Thursday to you!

Here is some updated information for next year’s band (some of which takes action from you now):

  1. The mattress fundraiser is THIS Sunday! Please do your best to get 2-3 people to come shop for a mattress. Also, the trash bag fundraiser (mainly for Chicago trip participants, but all had the opportunity) will end on Sunday night and the money/orders must be turned in on Monday at school. Make sure checks are made payable to LSW Music Parents.
  2. ALL members of next year’s band MUST have a completed physical exam performed AFTER February 1, 2016. This physical exam (on the attached form) MUST be on file with LSWHS before your son/daughter’s first day of band (June 6 for colorguard, July 17 for drumline, July 22 for other first year members, and July 25 for all veteran members). I realize that many of you have insurance that won’t allow you to get another exam prior to those dates. Unfortunately it is a mandated procedure. Therefore, we are holding a physical exam clinic on Saturday, May 7th. Many of our parents are doctors/nurses and have volunteered their time and clinic to hold and perform the physicals. The exam will cost you $20 made payable to LSW Bands, to be collected on the day of the physicals. Please sign up for an appointment at this link: Physical Exam Appointment Sign Up Form
  3. I also have attached, below, the schedule for the summer and fall. There were some minor changes, so make sure you look carefully.

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you and your friends on Sunday at the annual Mattress Fundraiser!

Physical form.pdf
2016 Marching Band Camp.docx
MB Schedule 2016.docx

Mattress MANIA is THIS WEEK!

This is our final week to promote the Mattress Sale! This sale could end up earning you and your students a great deal of money for the Chicago Trip. Please forward this information to at least 10 friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers. For quick information, text TITAN to 913-210-0550

The Lee’s Summit West Music Programs are hosting a one day mattress sale! This Sunday, April 24th, from 10AM-5PM we will have a mattress showroom set up in the Commons at Lee’s Summit West High School. There are over 20 name-brand models to choose from. The beds come in all sizes, are made to order, have factory warranties and cost less than retail stores! In addition, we will have pillows, sheets, frames, and adjustable bases available. Every purchase benefits the Band! Delivery and haul away are available. Come check out the sale if you need to replace a bed in your home! See ANY music student to pick up a flyer for $50 off a mattress purchase (available at LSW at the time of the sale).