9-10 Honor Choir

Congratulations to those selected for the 9-10 Honor Choir. The convention takes place on Saturday, January 24th, mark your calendars now! If there is a conflict, please see Mr. Lowry immediately!

S – Abrianah Aldewick
S – Kristina Taylor
A – Lee Dellenbaugh
A – Elizabeth Rater
T – Alex Geoghegan
T – Matt Gauert
B – Drake Honn
B – Max Mcgee

Una Voce St. Louis Itinerary

Dear Una Voce Families:

In case your student has not shared the itinerary for this weekend, I’ve attached it to this email. The choral department is taking care of all of the costs associated with this trip, except for food.

If you are planning on driving to St. Louis to hear the concert, the address for the concert venue is listed in the itinerary.

Also, obviously many of us have seen St. Louis quite a bit in the news these days. Please know we are not staying near Ferguson, MO. Clayton, where we are staying is a very upscale part of the city. If anything unfolds in the next two days we will adjust anything we feel necessary to keep LSW students absolutely safe.

The kids are REALLY excited and have been working hard!

Thank you!

Amy Krinke

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St Louis Itinerary.doc

Redemptorist Concert on SUNDAY

Dear Choir Families:

This e-mail contains important information regarding Sunday’s performance at Redemptorist Church. An itinerary was passed out to students in Concert Choir today, Titan Harmony students in Freshman Women and Women’s Choir will receive it tomorrow. I have attached it to this e-mail.

I would encourage all of you to attend and support your student. Redemptorist Church is one of the finest acoustic venues for choral singing in Kansas City. We have specifically selected music to be sung in this space. The concert heavily features the Concert Chorale. The kids are singing very well, and it is going to be a stunning concert. This space holds 1200, so bring friends and family!

The students need to arrive to LSW dressed in their performance attire at 12:20 to load the buses. The sanctuary will open at 2:30 for seating, with the concert starting at 3:00. There is not a large lobby for gathering prior to 2:30, also restrooms are limited at the church. There is ample parking next door and behind the church. Please see attached sheet for more details.

This is a free event. We will collect a small donation at the conclusion of the concert, to offset the cost to provide this opportunity to our students.

Please e-mail if you have any questions. See you Sunday!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

Redemptorist Info.docx

All District Band Results

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Band/Jazz Band Audition Results
Congratulations to the following students who made the KC Metro District No. 3 All District Bands.  Thank you to all of our students who tried out Saturday.  We are proud of all the students who auditioned.  

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Band (These students are eligible to audition for All-State Band on December 6th)
Janine Nunes – 11th chair flute
Michelle Liu – 4th chair alto saxophone
Kayla Shaeffer – 1st alternate bari saxophone
David Burre – 7th chair trombone
Sawyer Harmon – 1st chair tuba
Peyton Gilbert – 2nd alternate tuba

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Jazz Band (These students are eligible to audition for All-State Jazz Band on December 6th)
Quinn Mosier – Piano
Kevin McMilian – Vibraphone

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Honorable Mention Band
Maddison Krause – 4th chair flute
Emily Wiencek – 3rd chair clarinet
Julia Krause – 8th chair clarinet
Kayla Shaeffer – 1st chair bari saxophone
Peyton Gilbert – 2nd chair tuba

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Orchestra Audition Results 2014

KC Metro District No. 3 All District Orchestra Audition Results

Congratulations to the following students who made the KC Metro District No. 3 All District Orchestras. Thank you to all of our students who tried out today. It was a HUGE success.

Mr. Mosier

FULL ORCHESTRA

Violin
Emily Swaters – Violin 1, Chair 1
Sierra Hegarty – Violin 1, Chair 11
Caitlin Cook – Violin 1, Chair 12
Jordyne Vanselow – Violin 1, Chair 16
Kayla Brumley – Violin 2, Chair 6
Sydney Gordon – Violin 2, Chair 10
Aysha Mahmood – Violin 2, Chair 12
Emma Carr – Violin 2, Chair 14

Viola
Travis Taylor – Chair 2
Danielle Adair – Chair 4

Cello
Ethan Payne – Chair 4
Clayre Parson – Chair 12

Bass
Quinn Mosier – Chair 1
Shane Anderson – Chair 5

STRING ORCHESTRA

Violin
Kayla Crockett – Violin 1, Chair 9
Lauren Erickson – Violin 2, Chair 4
Yozelyn Jimenez – Violin 2, Chair 5
Joshua Foster – Violin 2, Chair 7
Marli Griffith – Violin 2, Chair 8
Elizabeth Rater – Alternate Violin 6

Viola
Katie Robinson – Chair 1
Drew Nelson – Chair 4
Franklin Zhong – Chair 6
Claire Garrison – Chair 7
Ashley Thompson – Chair 9

Cello
Jared Schwartz – Chair 10
Emma Hannah – Chair 11
Eleanor Hayden – Alternate Cello 3

Bass
Frank Brefo – Chair 3

Band Update

Wow! What a banquet. Thank you to all the parents and students who made an evening to remember. It was a great ending to an awesome marching season and tribute to our outgoing seniors.

Here are some bits of information for you:

All-District Auditions
Tomorrow, several of our students will be auditioning for a spot in the All-District Band, Honorable Mention Band, and Jazz Band. Good luck to all!
Here is the information I sent home with the kids last week and a schedule:
(See attached file: All District Logistics.docx)(See attached file: Copy of LEE’S SUMMIT WEST FINAL.xlsx)

Pep Band
We will be having a pep band this year for the basketball games. Here is how it will work:

  • 2 games will include the whole band, please put these dates in your calendar now so conflicts can be avoided. Friday, January 9th AND Tuesday, February 24th. (Call time and such will be announced at a later time)
  • 5 games will be with an auditioned pep band. Auditions will take place the first week of December. Stay tuned for more information and dates

Pit Orchestra
Students interested in auditioning for the pit orchestra for our school musical, Cinderella, will sign up next week for an audition that will take place the week of November 17th. The musical takes place in February and is a time committment, so please make sure you can commit before auditioning.

Percussion students
Percussion students have received the equipment that they have purchased for the year to keep their stick bags complete and repaired. An invoice for this equipment is being sent home today (some have already paid for it). Please submit payment by next Friday, November 14th. Thank you.

Winter Concert
The Winter Concert for ALL band members is on Monday, December 8th.
6:00pm – Concert 1 begins (Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble)
7:00pm – Mandatory meeting for ALL Washington DC participants
7:30pm – Concert 2 begins (Symphonic Band, Jazz Band)
Note: All girls should have their concert dress at this time and will need to take care of alterations before the concert. Also, they will need black hose and black shoes to wear.
Note: All boys should have received their tuxedo by now and will need to purchase their tuxedo shirt and bow tie before this time. Also, they will need black dress socks (NOT ATHLETIC SOCKS) and black dress shoes.

All-State Auditions
If your son/daughter makes it into the All-District Band or All-District Jazz Band (or as an alternate to either group), he/she will be eligible to audition for All-State Band and Jazz Band. These auditions will take place on Saturday, December 8th. As in District Auditions, we will not be providing transportation to/from Columbia, MO for this event. Please plan accordingly. Audition times will be handed out before Thanksgiving, I hope.

Have a GREAT day!

Clifton D. Thurmond

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Copy of LEE’S SUMMIT WEST FINAL.xlsx

All District Orchestra Audition information for THIS SATURDAY!

Good Morning All District Orchestra Auditioners and Parents!

This coming Saturday, Nov. 8th, we have the KC Metro All-District Orchestra Auditions taking place at Liberty High School. Below, you will see a list of students and their audition times as well as their audition room number. I encourage the students to dress comfortably but not sloppy. This is a blind audition (judges will not see students) so super professional attire is not needed. I will be posting the results of the audition on titanmusic.org so please check the site on Saturday afternoon so that you can see results.

Here is a link to google maps that shows the address and directions to the school. Plan on a full 45 minute drive to the school. Try to arrive about 30 minutes before your audition time to warm up and be mentally prepared before you enter.

Map to Liberty High School from LSWHS

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I will be at Liberty HS during the auditions and available if anyone needs me.

Thank You

Mr. Mosier

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Titan Pride Update, Week of November 3

Marching Band Banquet (TIME CHANGE)
Monday, November 3 7:00PM
The Bordner Events Center
Attached you will find the information sheet I sent home with your kids yesterday. It has logistical information AND directions/map.
Students involved in Una Voce’ will leave LSW at 7pm and arrive to the banquet around 7:20 or so. We won’t even have finished going through the dinner line yet. Program won’t start til later.
All marching band kids cost is covered.
All guests who RSVP’d (if you did, we ordered food for you, please pay for your RSVP’d amount of guests) will need to bring $7/guest in the form of cash or check (made payable to LSW Music Parents)
(See attached file: 2014 Titan Pride Band Banquet.docx)

Symphonic Band Chair Test
All members of the Symphonic Band except bass clarinet, bari sax, and euphonium have a recorded test due by Wednesday. Their syllabus (that should have been signed and turned in today) has instructions on how to submit recording via google classroom. Attached is the syllabus for Symphonic Band members.
(See attached file: 2015 SB Syllabus.doc)
Following the results of this chair test, there will be ONE opportunity for students to challenge the seat above them next week.

All-District Band Auditions
Saturday, November 8th – Liberty High School
Students involved will be screened THIS Monday morning at 6:45am, please have them to school on time.
Attached is the information I gave them yesterday concerning the logistics and schedule for their audition.
Next week I will be sending home a transportation release form that needs to be completed and signed explaining how each student is getting to/from Liberty HS. (Because of the scheduling, we will NOT be taking a bus)
(See attached file: All District Logistics.docx)(See attached file: Copy of LEE’S SUMMIT WEST FINAL.xlsx)

Winter Concert and Washington DC Meeting
Monday, December 8th
6:00PM Concert #1 – Concert Band and Percussion Class perform
7:00PM Washington DC Meeting – All Participants on the trip must be at this short meeting in the PAC
7:30PM Concert #2 – Symphonic Band and Jazz Band perform

Have a GREAT weekend and see you all Monday night!

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

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All District Logistics.docx

Copy of LEE’S SUMMIT WEST FINAL.xlsx

Congratulations to the following LSW All-State Singers

LSW has 6 members of the All-State Choir. The original pool of applicants was 550 + and there are only 32 students selected from the entire KC Metro Area. This is a huge honor and very competitive process for these students.

Congratulations!
Ashlee Briggs (Soprano)
Amanda Brobst (Soprano)
Clayre Parson (Soprano)
Danielle Adair (Alto)
EmmaRae King (Alto Alt. 1)
Seth Harper (Bass Alt. 1)

Titan Pride Update, End of Marching Season edition

Well……we’ve almost made it. The kids did a marvelous job at Odessa last week and came home on cloud nine. This week we are hungrier than ever and excited to end our season with a bang.

Saturday – small change of plans
Due to some scheduling conflicts with some students, we will be unable to participate in the Indoor Percussion Competition this weekend, so the itinerary has changed to reflect ALL band members arriving at school around 8:45am to be ready in the stadium for a 9am rehearsal.
Here is the updated itinerary:

RSVP for the Banquet
The banquet is rapidly approaching and we need to turn in numbers to the caterer. Please RSVP for the banquet THIS weekend.
It is Monday, November 3rd beginning at 6:30pm at the Bordner (more details to follow next week)
Seniors!!!!! Please send a baby picture and a recent photo to Michelle Krause ASAP for the slide show
Please click on this link to RSVP for the banquet:
Band Banquet RSVP

Band Fees
There are still 20 students with outstanding balances for their band fees. Last week I sent home an invoice in an attempt to wrap this up by yesterday (Wednesday). Please take care of this ASAP so that we may close the books on this marching season.

Concert Season
Begins MONDAY! Have your concert instrument in good shape and ready to play Monday during class. All students should come ready with their instrument (and all necessary supplies) and a PENCIL for every rehearsal.

Symphonic Band Chair Test
All members of the Symphonic Band will be taking a seating test the week of November 3rd. The music for the test is hanging on the windows in front of the Ensemble Room. Please prepare for this test.

Concert Band Chair Test
All members of the Concert Band (3rd Hour) will be taking a seating test the week of November 3rd. The music for the test will be handed out next week. Please prepare for this test.

Percussion Class
Beginning Monday, it is expected that all percussionists in 2nd Hour will have the following in class every day: complete stick/mallet bag, black music binder, and stick pad

All District Band
Participants auditioning for All District Band will have a "screening" audition with Mr. Thurmond or Mr. Harrel during the week of November 3rd that they must pass in order to continue on to the actual audition.
The auditions themselves will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Liberty High School. Times are different for each student and will be posted sometime next week.
Transportation to the auditions is NOT provided, therefore, parents will need to transport their student to/from the audition. If a student needs to drive him/herself (students cannot ride with other students), there will need to be administrative approval through the office.

Concert Uniforms
All females at this time should have their uniform skirt and blouse. If alterations are needed, please see to it that this occurs before our winter concert
All males at this time should have taken home a tuxedo coat, pants, and cummerbund. Boys will need to purchase their own tuxedo shirt and bow tie at a local department store or online. Please make sure this is done before our winter concert.

Winter Concert
Our Winter Band Concert will be on Monday, December 8th in the PAC at LSWHS. Attendance and participation in this concert is required, please block out this date on your calendar at this time to prevent conflicts.
6pm Concert – Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble
7:30pm Concert – Symphonic Band and Titan Jazz Band

Jazz Band
Titan Jazz Band will begin on Tuesday, November 11. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:15.
For the first session (winter concert), anyone interested in participating in jazz band is welcome.
In January, there will be an audition for the contest jazz band. This select band will compete throughout the spring at several area jazz festivals.
For more information, please contact the Titan Jazz director, Shawn Harrel, at shawn.harrel@leesummit.k12.mo.us

Clifton D. Thurmond

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