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Lenexa July 4 Parade

Wednesday, July 4, is the Lenexa Community Days Parade. For this annual event, members of our marching band form a marching unit called the "Louie Louie" band. A student sign-up sheet will be available in the band room by May 24. If a student needs to use a large school instrument, they need to mark that on the sign-up sheet. If they need help transporting the instrument to the parade, note that on the sheet as well.

Adult help needed! We'll need adults with large vehicles to help transport instruments, T-shirts, a sign and water coolers. A couple of adults walk the route with students and offer water. Contact Emily Berns to help. 


Save the dates for Band Camp 2018

Make sure you have reserved these dates; all band camps are from 8AM to 4PM, starting in the Shawnee Mission West Band room.

July 23-25            Percussion and color guard

July 26                 Section Leader Training, Section leaders, drum majors and color guard

July 27                 New marchers (current freshmen) and section leaders, drum majors and guard

July 30-Aug. 3      Full band

Aug. 3, 6:30 PM   A marching demonstration for families followed by ice cream - all bands including Freshman Concert band.  Demonstration is on the turf practice field.

Please be sure to plan for the heat; bring water, lunch and wear sunscreen!




Incoming BAW Officers

Congratulations and thank you to the 2018-2019 Band-Aides West officers:

Presidents—Frank & Cassee Biondo

Vice President—Brian Parkhurst

Treasurer—Renee Loya

Secretary—Emily Berns


These officers need your support and have the following chair positions open:

Band Banquet Chair

Band Camp Picnic Chair

Band Camp Snacks Chair

Bulletin Board Chair

Car Wash Chair

Database and Charms Chair

Dine to Donate Chair

Flower Sales Chair


You can sign up for a position by going on Charms and looking under the Volunteer Needs tab. Select Committee Chairs from the drop-down menu.



Please take note of our sponsors, whose logos are at the top of this home page (and here). The West Pride Bands are grateful to have these establishments support the music and color guard programs.


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