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Act Now! Auction Items Needed


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Our annual Silent Auction, coupled with a Pancake Breakfast, is Saturday, October 21. This Band-Aides-sponsored event is a huge fundraiser for us.

But we need your help!

Please sign up now in Charms to work at these events. We need all hands on deck this day!

Also, please plan to donate an item for the silent auction, which occurs after the breakfast. We've had some great items in the past and are asking you to come through this year by donating at least one auction item. Perhaps you make a craft or know a business owner. You can create a theme basket like movie night or spa night. How about theater or event tickets? Students can donate babysitting, lawn-mowing and other services. ... Use your imagination!

Donations are due by Oct. 16. Use the attached form with donors. Suggested items include cash toward the music program, or merchandise or gift certificates that we can use for auction.

Funds are used to support all Band and Jazz programs, and we must have the support of EVERY band household to make this a successTHANK YOU for your support!


Homecoming Honors

2017 Homecoming

Congratulations to band students in the HoCo Top 12: Haley Webb and David Frohardt as our band reps, and Rachel Silverstein, nominated by French National Honor Society.


Central States Marching Festival Performance

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Congratulations to the band and color guard on the I Rating in Manhattan on October 7! Fantastic job that you can see on this video; thanks for filming, Will England!




Important Dates

Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered to help support our students. We always have a great time, and we couldn't do it without you. 

Mon., Oct. 16     Begin Red Wheel Fundraiser
Mon., Oct. 16     London Chaperones Meeting, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 21       Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, SM West, 8a to noon
Tues., Oct. 24    London Meeting for all travelers. 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 28       Kansas Bandmasters Assn. Marching Competition, Washburn University, Topeka.
Mon., Oct. 30     Turn in Red Wheel fundraising
Tues., Oct. 31     Pep Band rehearsals begin, 7 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 1       Turn in Red Wheel orders in class
Please check the packet that came home with your student for a full schedule of 2017-2018 activities. You can also find the complete list of dates on charms.


Congrats, National Merit Scholars!

Wow, what a fantastic honor for Rachel Silverstein and Eian Wright!

Of the 1.6 million National Merit® Scholarship Program entrants, about 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for Semifinalist or Commended recognition in the program. The top third, or about 16,000, qualify as a semifinalists. Rachel is a semifinalist, and Eian is a commended student.

Way to represent the band program, SM West and the state of Kansas.


Share, and Share Alike


Actually, it's Like, and Share and Share!

Please check out our Facebook page, and Like/Follow us. You can also indicate you'll attend the events and by all means, SHARE THE EVENTS such as our car wash, mattress sale, etc., on your personal Facebook pages! Thank you for helping to spread the word and drum up attendance!




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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