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Chaperones Need MVP Training 

From Mr. Thomas:

Parents - New this year is that our chaperones are supposed to be MVP approved by the district. That involves a short training and finger prints. I knew this was coming, but just saw that they have added a date of August 21 (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. to do a training session. If you think you will be serving as a chaperone on any of our band events this year, please sign up and take this course. If not this one, look on the website for another one that might fit your schedule.

Here is the link to sign up.


Sorry for the late notice, but this date was not available last week when I looked.

2018 Back To Band Information 

From Bill Thomas: 

Tuesday, 14-August is the first day of the 2018-19 school year.  Marching Band, our rehearsal will begin at 7:40a. Go see your friends!  The band room will be open by around 7:15 if you want to drop your instruments off first thing.

If you have forms packets to return (Marching Band and Color Guard) be sure to bring them tomorrow with your money.
The Mega Car Wash is NEXT Saturday from 9a-4p.  We expect EVERYONE to be present to help.  You'll get your assigned locations tomorrow in class.  Remember, it's the PLEDGES that raise the BIG money.  If you raise $15,000, I will dye my hair pink for a day! It hasn't happened yet....will you be the class to make history?  If so, I can almost promise it will be in the yearbook for all of history!
Band~Aides Meeting Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.   Parents and students alike - we get $5 for every person in attendance- We want and NEED every parent to join us.  The big topics are the Mattress fundraiser, Spaghetti Dinner and Auction, Mega Car Wash and general topics of support for our band program. We can't provide the necessary services for your students without your help!   This is for ALL Band and Color Guard Parents and Students. Please join us for this first meeting of the year.
Section Leaders - please reach out to your sections so they know about Monday's rehearsal time.
Monday Night(August 13) Drumline rehearsal from 6p-9p in the band room.
Tuesday Night- NO Brass, Woodwind or Guard Practice so everyone can come to the BAW Meeting at 7p.


Shawnee Mission West Marching Band

2018 West Marching Band Ice Cream Social Photos

The 2018 Shawnee Mission West Marching Band Ice Cream Social was a fantastic demonstration of what our band has learned in the past two weeks at Band Camp!  Photos are available for download and sharing!  Please give credit as you share and reuse the photos.  Thank you all for your donations and coming out to see the band!



Shawnee Mission West 2018 Mega Car Wash 

Watch your emails - help support the Shawnee Mission West Pride Marching band by coming out to one of several locations for our Mega Car Wash!  We''ll start at 9AM and wrap up by 4PM.  Locations are still TBD; we'll update the Facebook event, this page and your email with locations once they are set!  No charge for the wash, but dontations are always welcome and help to support all the activities our Band does!


Band Students - please sign up for a shift in class; we'll supply the wash gear, you supply the fun and muscle!



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. 


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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