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London Update: Payment Due in January

Update: If you have a student (and perhaps yourself) headed to London in December 2017, be aware that the January 10 payment due date has been changed to January 20. There are two dates to pay on-site. On either Jan. 10 or 17 (the 10th is a Gold pep band night; the 17th is a black pep band night), you can come to school and find Amy Jo Compton and Jen Silverstein in the band room to help receive your payment and answer any questions.s.

Another option is to send your payment to school in a sealed envelope with your name and London on it c/o Bill Thomas.

By January 17, travelers need to have a total of $750 minimum (of their $3,400 total trip cost) in their accounts toward the trip.

Keep an eye on your balances in Charms. Be aware that car wash monetary credit and mattress sale credit have been applied. Red Wheel and coupon book sales aren't yet reflected in your Charms balance but should be soon. If you have any questions, please bring them to the attention of Amy Jo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 913-226-5782) or Matt Silverstein.


Great Opportunity Selling Grocery Coupon Books

Selling Coupon books can be a very lucrative and successful fundraiser for individual students. Here is information from our Coupon Book Chairperson:

The way the coupon book fundraiser will work for students is that the student/parent will purchase the coupon books from BAW LONDON for $5 per book. Since the books cost BAW LONDON $1 per book, the student will receive $4 credit to their Charms account upon purchase and treasurer will log it into Charms. Then the cash that the student receives from selling the book is his/hers to keep, or he/she can choose to deposit it also in their Charms account. Receipts will be provided upon purchase. Coupons expire July 31, 2017. All 3 books have a $5 coupon for $50 purchase so buyer can recoup the cost easily.

Coupon books may be purchased by check made out to "BAW London" (or cash if necessary) from two different people/locations:

1)Dinah Humphreys, 8972 Twilight Lane, Lenexa, 66219. 913-709-2210.

2) Gwyn Valverde, 10315 W 92nd Pl., Overland Park, 66214. 913-548-5712. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dinah Humphreys at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Save These Dates: Feb. 18, May 6

Pancake Breakfast

Umm, umm! Chris Cakes will be at West on February 18 from 9 a.m.to 11 a.m. to serve all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage - the works! Our musicians will entertain that day, too. There are lots of opportunities to help (setup, ticket sales, bussing and much more); please watch for your opportunity to sign up in Charms. Students will be selling tickets in advance. More to come. Mark your calendars for February 18.


Car Show

We're having our second annual classic car show on May 6. It was a fun and successful first-time event last year, and this year promises even deeper particiation from classic car owners, enthusiasts, sponsors, West neighbors and other members of the public. Mark your calendars for May 6.



2016-2017 Band Aides Meetings

7 p.m.

Band Room

Families of band and color guard students, please attend the monthly meetings of our booster group, "Band Aides," so that you are in the know about all the things we have going on, including the important role you have in helping the program succeed. Also be sure to use the Charms website to sign up for opportunities to support our students at parades, football games, marching festivals, etc. A link to the Charms website is available from the Main Menu on the bandaides.org home page.

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, March 7

MONDAY, April 3

Tuesday, May 2



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.


Helping One of Our Own

SM West Band Supporters, a fellow Band Parent is under going treatment for Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Thankfully it is treatable, but comes with a lot of medical costs. With permission by the family and Mr. Thomas, we would like to share the gofundme account to help alleviate some of the stress of the medical bills for another Vikings Family. Any help is greatly appreciated.



Rachel Dawson family

     Rachel Dawson is mom to three boys; Noah, Eli and Lucas. 


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