Marching Band Parents: Help Needed

Marching

Band Parents,
Thank

you to all of the parents that have helped place equipment on the field. We need even more volunteers for Friday and

the upcoming games and marching competitions.

We need around 15 volunteers to help move equipment onto the field just

before the performance.
It is a great way to get closer to the band and away from

the noise of the stands. Most of the

jobs do not require heavy lifting.

We will also have written directions (some with pictures!) for most of

the jobs. Please meet us over at the

band bleachers near the start of the game to find a job.
We will also need lots of help with uniforms after the

game Friday. The kids will be receiving

information this week on their new uniforms and turning in their old ones. They will turn in their old uniforms after

the game. All students should plan on staying

for a while after the game as they pack up their uniforms.
Thank you to all of the parents that avoid parking in the

driveway near the band room after games.

It is safer for the kids and it is a lot easier to move equipment back

to the band room when the driveway is clear.

Scott McMilian

Updated information for parade and game this week!

Here is some updated information pertaining to our remaining events for this week:

1. Homecoming Parade, Thursday

  • You will need to come to school that day in your khaki shorts, tennis shoes, and blue uniform shirt for the parade as this is our uniform
  • We will leave on a bus during 6th hour
  • We will be near or in First Baptist Church from 1:45 – 3:00pm rehearsing our show music
  • The parade will begin at 3:30pm, head NORTH on Main then circle back SOUTH on Douglas.
  • Students who would like to participate in the parade in another activity as well will be released from the band about halfway through the parade to go back and join their float for the remainder of the parade
  • All band students will return to the school on a bus and need to be picked up AROUND 4:15 or 4:30

2. Homecoming Football Game, Friday

  • Call time with correct clothing for underneath a uniform and black marching shoes with gloves will be 5:30 for all
  • Our show will be performed AFTER the game due to halftime royalty stuff
  • AFTER we perform our show, all band members will be checking in their uniform (neatly folded). This will be explained to them prior to the game. This process should run smoothly if all participate efficiently.
  • Pick up time for Friday night should probably be 10 or later

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Titan Harmony Audition Results

Titan Harmony 2014-2015

Thank you ALL for investing so much of your time and energy in the audition process for the 2014-2015 Titan Harmony Chamber Choir. Obviously, this is an incredibly competitive process, but unfortunately there cannot be a place for everyone. We are 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 Singing (tone quality, accuracy, intonation, diction, musicality, preparation)

  • Sight-Reading (pitch, rhythm, fluency, intonation)

  • Pitch Discrimination and Pitch Retention

If you would like to speak with us regarding your audition, our door is always open. Getting feedback about your audition completes the learning process and will give you specific information on ways you can improve your skills as a musician and singer. If you or your parents have questions or concerns, we will respond to emails early next week.

Thank you for auditioning,

Mr. Lowry and Mrs. Krinke

Aldewick

Abrianah

10

Beard

Jonah

10

Anderson

Bailey

9

Brendel

Dylan

9

Behm

Laura

10

Evans

Mitch

9

Brown

Rebekah

10

Fischer

Chad

9

Carr

Emma

10

Furnell

Blake

10

Dellenbaugh

Lee

10

Gaunt

Rhys

9

Elizabeth

Rater

10

Geoghegan

Alex

9

Johnson

Faith

9

Harmon

Seth

9

Lane

Kayla

10

Hertzler

Carson

10

Marsh

Emily

10

Hilger

Jake

9

Martin

Kat

9

Holder

Cale

9

Ratigan

Hannah

10

Honn

Drake

10

Salinas

Gabriella

9

Magee

Max

9

Smiley

Mackenzie

9

Mayo

Joey

10

Soderstrom

Madeline

9

Mckinney

Caleb

9

Steele

Haley

9

Ross

Ben

10

Taylor

Kristina

10

Ross

Mat

10

Weber

Allyson

10

Steen

Ryan

10

Titan Pride Update, week of September 29th

Wow! October is already here, as is fall (my favorite season). Here is the information for next week (HOMECOMING WEEK!)

Monday, September 29th
COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS ARE DUE!!!!!!!!!!
If your student never came home with information, that is because they chose not to participate. The order forms and brochures have been available to them in the band room for two weeks.

Tuesday, September 30th
Drumline rehearsal begins at 5pm
Full band rehearsal begins at 6:30pm

Thursday, October 2nd
Homecoming Parade (3:30pm start)
We will escort the band to downtown LS for the parade via bus. The parade starts at 3:30pm (families are encouraged to attend). We will take a bus back to LSW by 4:15 or so and students will need to be picked up at that time.
Note: If your child is involved in another activity that will be having a float in the parade and your student would like to participate in that float as well, we expect them to march half of the parade with the band and then ride the other float the second half of the parade. We will be wearing khaki shorts, navy uniform tee shirt, tennis shoes, and socks, as well as our ball cap.

Friday, October 3rd
Homecoming Football Game
Call time will be 5:30pm as we will be wearing our full band uniform (old uniform)
Game time is 7pm
Halftime is around 7:45pm. We will line the field at halftime to be a part of the royalty festivities, but will not march our show until AFTER the game. This means a couple of things:

  • We hope you will stick around after the game, and encourage others to do so, to support the band in their performance
  • Student dismissal time from the game will be later than normal, we will have them stay in contact by text

Future Items of reference:

  • Bronco Invitational (October 11) – we have our performance times, but I’m still putting together a schedule of events for the day. Tentatively plan on your child arriving at West at 11am and returning to West around 7:15pm
  • Symphony Orchestra CHANGE – Mr. Mosier has decided NOT to have the full symphony perform on the Fall Concert, therefore, those students will have that evening off.
  • We could have a home game on October 24th and/or 31st. Please be ready for this.

All-District Band Auditions
Those students wishing to audition for All-District Band were to have a recording to me by today (Thursday, Sep 25). Dr Sharp has graciously agreed to cover the cost of their audition this year, however, if a student cancels their audition, doesn’t show up, or is not allowed to go due to lack of preparation, they will need to pay back the audition fee. They will have a screening audition with Mr. Thurmond the week of November 3rd

Band Banquet
At the end of our competitive marching season, we traditionally celebrate with a season-ending banquet. This year’s banquet is tentatively scheduled for Monday night, November 3rd. Be looking for more information pertaining to information, cost, RSVP for non-students, etc. in the near future.

Have a great weekend!

Clifton D. Thurmond

Titan Pride Update, Week of September 22nd

Here are the details for THIS week:

Monday
Jazz Jam after school until 3:15

Tuesday
Woodwind and Brass
sectionals begin at 6:45am
Battery sectional begins at 7am
Drumline Rehearsal begins at 5pm
Full Band Rehearsal begins at 6:30pm

Thursday
All woodwind and brass students wishing to audition for All-District Band MUST turn in a recording of all major and minor scales requested by the audition (see audition packet for more details)

All percussion students wishing to audition for All-District Band MUST turn in a video recording of the Auxiliary Etude (see audition packet for more details)

The ONLY exception to this requirement is made for those who made/performed in the All-District or Honorable Mention Band last December at the HIGH SCHOOL level. (If there is a question, please ask before Thursday)

Full Band Rehearsal begins at 6:30pm

Friday
Jazz Jam after school until 3:15

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

This is the LAST week to be selling cookie dough. The money and orders will be due NEXT Monday, the 29th. Orders not in by this date may not be filled.

Items of future reference:

Homecoming Parade: This parade is after school on Thursday, October 2nd. This is NEXT Thursday. We will travel by bus to/from downtown Lee’s Summit to march in the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 3:30pm. Students will be need to be picked up around 4:15 or 4:30pm at LSW.

Homecoming Game: FYI, at this game, we will perform our show AFTER the game due to the royalty ceremony at halftime. Therefore, pick up time will be a little later. This is on Friday, October 3rd.

October Evening Rehearsals: As scheduled, we move to only ONE evening rehearsal per week in October. Those dates are on Tuesday 10/7, Thursday 10/16, and Tuesday 10/21 . Also, please note that those rehearsal times change to 6pm to 9pm .
Playoff Football Games: The scheduling of these games have changed. The POSSIBLE playoff games will occur on the following Fridays: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, and 11/14. We need to be ready to play any/all of these. However, we won’t know IF we are in it, or IF it is a home game until the week prior. Thank you for your flexibility.

PREVIEW OF CHAMPIONS (Last Saturday)

We had a GREAT weekend! We took 2nd in our class in the prelims competition, I was expecting to take 2nd or 3rd. (There were 4 bands in each class)

We, then, placed 7th in finals competition, which is an open class format (meaning no class divisions, all bands in one big class). Knowing of all the competing bands, I had expected to come in 9th or 10th. The kids outdid themselves and I am so proud of them.

Way to go Titan Pride!