Titan Pride Update, End-of-the-year Concerts Edition

Good morning! Hope your Easter weekend was filled with joy and family time.

Here is some general information about the events taking place in the band department over the course of the next few weeks:

Jazz in the Courtyard, THIS Friday, April 25 6:00pm, LSW Courtyard
This is our major jazz concert of the year, featuring our very own Titan Jazz, the SLMS Jazz Band, and the jazz bands from both LSHS and LSN.
Call time for Titan Jazz members is 5:30pm
What a great opportunity for you and your family to enjoy a picnic dinner (provided by you, of course) in our beautiful courtyard along with some wonderful entertainment.
Even if you don’t have a kid in the band, please come enjoy this great evening.

Cavalcade of Bands I – Monday, April 28 7:00pm, LSW Fieldhouse
This is the final concert of the year for several of our groups. It will feature the 5th Grade Band from 7 elementary schools, the SLMS 7th Grade Band, the LSW Percussion Ensemble, and the combined Concert AND Symphonic Band.
This is the first year that the Symphonic Band will join forces with the Concert Band for this concert.
ALL band Titan Pride band members are to report for a 6:45 call time in the Fieldhouse and should be dressed in their concert uniforms.
The Concert Band boys will be handing their tuxedo in after the concert, so they will need to bring a change of clothes. This includes a jacket, pants, and cummerbund.
Also on this evening, we will be recognizing our Senior Class.

Cavalcade of Bands II – Tuesday, April 29 7:00pm, LSW Fieldhouse
This is the final concert of the year for several of our groups. It will feature the 6th Grade Band from 7 elementary schools, the SLMS 8th Grade Band, the LSW Titan Jazz, and the LSW Symphonic Band.
ALL Symphonic Band members are to report for a 6:45 call time in the Fieldhouse and should be dressed in their concert uniforms.
The Symphonic Band boys who are NOT in Symphony Orchestra will be handing their tuxedo in after the concert, so they will need to bring a change of clothes. This includes a jacket, pants, and cummerbund.
Also on this evening, we will be recognizing our Senior Class and handing out the coveted Arion Award.

LSW Music Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 6th 6:30pm, LSW PAC
This is the final event of the year for the band
Please come enjoy some fine honor performances by some of our best musicians
This is also the evening where many awards and recognitions are given and received
If your student has earned a music letter this year, this is the night he/she will receive it as well

Have a great week!

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

State Music Festival Schedule for Instrumentalists

Hello Students and Parents:

Attached to this post, you will find the schedule for all Instrumental (band and orchestra) State SOLO AND ENSEMBLE events for FRIDAY, MAY 2nd. Students are responsible for their own transportation. It is going to be a great day!

Kirt Mosier and Clif Thurmond

String Events – STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014.pdf

Band State Schedule

Choir Seamstresses Needed

Dear Choir Families:

Wow! The year has flown by! Next Tuesday, April 15, is our annual Parade of Choirs Concert AT 7 pm in the LSW Field House. Your student should be coming home with call times tomorrow or Monday. This is a great opportunity for you to listen to all of our wonderful choirs at SLMS and LSW! Remember that you can log on to www.charmsoffice.com to locate the calendar (Password is LSWHSMusic) or visit www.titanmusic.org to see all of the coming events in the LSW Music Dept.

We are in search of volunteers who would be willing to sew seams that have ripped on robes & possibly ties before they go to the cleaners in a few weeks It would also be great if that person/persons would be available next year, too. Previously, this has been left to Mrs. Pabst. However, this is a job for choir parents. If you are available, please email me atgaybeth.bingham and I will get you in touch with Mrs. Pabst. Thank you for your consideration, and enjoy the concert on Tuesday!

Gay Beth Bingham

Choir Liaison

LSW Music Parents Association

Lee’s Summit Contest Schedule! TOMORROW

Sorry this coming so late, but the contest organizer just sent it to us late Saturday night. There are MANY band members on this schedule. Students should arrive at LSHS in the PAC area no later than 15 minutes before performance time. Also, they SHOULD be dressed up for this event.

This is for ALL members of Percussion Class, MOST members of Concert Band, and SOME members of Symphonic Band.

You son/daughter has known about this for three months, and has hopefully been preparing outside of school as well. Each performer will earn a rating. All students who earn a "1" or "2" rating will be eligible for a music letter (given they have fulfilled the other requirements). It is also a part of their grade in band, as it is a requirement for all.

Hope to see you there!

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

Lee’s Summit Contest Schedule 2014.xlsx

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