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
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.
A GIANT THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS
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.