Music Festivals @ LSW – Volunteers Needed


The music festival is quickly approaching, and we need your help to ensure its success. Lee’s Summit West has done a great job hosting this event in the past, and we are looking forward to hosting it again. For those of you that are new to the program, the festival is six days filled with music where students have the opportunity to showcase their considerable talents. (See the attached document for more details describing the festival and volunteer descriptions.)

Festival dates are:

  • Friday, March 6th (vocal solos/ensembles)
  • Saturday, March 7th (instrumental solos/ensembles)
  • Wednesday, April 8th (2nd bands)
  • Thursday, April 9th (orchestras)
  • Friday, April 10th (1st bands)
  • Saturday, April 11th (choirs)

We cannot host the festival without many volunteers. Over the six days we will need about 350 volunteers. We are asking each family to volunteer for at least two shifts. It is a great way to help the music department, support your child, and get to know some other great music parents.

An added bonus is that you will hear some very talented students and groups. And no musical talent is required for any of the volunteer opportunities!

The festival also provides a number of jobs where students can assist; it’s a great way to fulfill their volunteer hours!

Student volunteer sign-ups will be posted on the choir room doors shortly.

Check out the calendar on Charms and volunteer to assist with this great event.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!
Nancy Shaeffer
Volunteer Coordinator

Charms instructions:

Go to
Select Enter in the upper right-hand corner and then select
Enter school code: lswhsmusic
Click on the Public Calendar icon

Go to the day that you wish to volunteer and click on the hand

Festival Information.pdf

Washington DC Trip EXTRA REHEARSALS and other information

Hello Washington DC Trip Participants:

Happy New Year! It is time to put the trip into gear and the staff at LSWHS is VERY excited about this trip.

We will be having 3 Extra Evening Practices to prepare for the trip.

Please take note of these dates and times listed below:
January 20th (Tuesday): 6:30-8:30pm Band and Orchestra Only

February 18th (Wednesday): 6:30-7:30pm, Choir – 7:45-8:45pm, Band and Orchestra

March 3rd (Tuesday): 6:30-7:45pm, Band and Orchestra – 8:00-9:00pm Choir

We will have our Pre DC Trip Performance on: March 10th (Tuesday) at 7:00pm

We still have 28 students who did not turn in their medical forms. Please do so immediately.

Don’t forget the dates of the trip:

Leaving – Thursday, March 12 at 4pm. Returning – Wednesday, March 18 at 10am.

Titan Harmony Rehearsal/Concert/Party


-Here comes the concert! Due to dress rehearsals for ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ tomorrow evening, rehearsal will only run from 6:00pm – 7:00pm to allow for students to attend the entire rehearsal.

-Call time for the concert next Monday is 4:30pm. It is early so we can walk through logistics on the stage and run some music in the auditorium before the concert. We cannot do it this Thursday because the stage is in use for the play. Titan Harmony will be singing on both concerts, 6:00 and 7:30.

-Finally, the Titan Harmony party will be held at Baylie Anderson’s house on Dec. 18th. I will hand out a sheet tomorrow night with information on the evening.

Let me know if you have any further questions, I’m excited to see you all next week!

Thank you,

Jacob Lowry

All State Band Honors

This just in, three of our own Titan Pride received honors at the Missouri All-State Band auditions today!

Congratulations to Kayla Shaeffer for getting FIRST CHAIR baritone saxophone! Congratulations to Sawyer Harmon for getting first alternate tuba! Congratulations to Kevin McMilian for getting honorable mention for jazz vibes!

Nice job today by all participants, directors are so proud of you!

Orchestra Concert Information for Monday, Dec. 8

Hello Orchestral Students and Parents:

Monday Evening’s Concert times are as follows:

Concert 1 – Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras. – Call Time is 5:45, Concert Begins at 6pm

Concert 2 – Symphony – Call time is 7pm. Concert begins at 7:30pm.

Symphony students can bring a change of clothes and leave their uniforms here for Tuesday’s performance during the school day.

Thank You,

Kirt Mosier

Titan Pride Update, Turkey edition 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. I hope this email finds you well and looking forward to a relaxing long weekend. Here are some bits of information and updates for the band world:

All State Band Auditions
There are several students involved in All-State Band auditions on Saturday, December 6th. If you have one of these students, you will need to transport your son/daughter to/from Columbia, MO. The auditions will take place at Columbia-Hickman High School. There are no scheduled times for these auditions. Mr. Thurmond and Mr. Harrel will be on-site with registration forms. You will need to find us upon arriving at the high school and get your audition number. At this point, students will go to their audition room and sign up for an audition spot (no times). More information (including maps and transportation release) will come home next week.

Winter Concert – December 8th
All bands will be performing at our Winter Concert. Please make sure all uniform parts are purchased and in order before the concert.

Concert #1 will start at 6pm and will include the Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band
Concert #2 will start at 7:30pm and will include the Symphonic Band and Titan Jazz Band
We hope all family and friends can attend this concert at such a wonderful time of year.

Are you going to Washington DC with us?
If so, you need to be at the MANDATORY trip meeting in between the two concerts on December 8th at 7pm in the PAC.
At this meeting you will be given lots of information that will take some immediate action on your part, so don’t miss it.
PLEASE make sure you have caught up on payments by THIS SUNDAY!

Cinderella Pit Orchestra
If your son/daughter made it into the pit orchestra for the winter musical, Cinderella, please print off the attached schedule and get the dates into your calendar now to prevent conflict.

Pep Band
ALL band students will participate in TWO pep band performances this winter. Please add these two dates to your calendar as well.
Friday, January 9th
Tuesday, February 24th
Call times TBD. We will be wearing our blue pep band tee shirts (from the marching season) and our ball caps. Please locate these now.

Again, I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.

Cinderella Pit Orchestra Schedule.docx