Archive for December, 2010

Congratulations to Honor Band Members and Alternates!

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as members or alternates of the 2010-2011 OMEA District 13 Honor Jazz Band:

Last First Instrument Placement
Chris Griffin Alto Sax 1
Ian West Alto Sax Alternate 1
Nick Hollon Tenor Sax 1
Merrick Morgan Tenor Sax Alt 2
Zach Williams Bari Sax 1
Jacob Niederman Trombone 2
Christian Dawson Trombone 4
Travis Martin Trombone Alternate 1
Michael Dudley Trumpet 1
Alex Fuhr Trumpet 1a
Melissa Lower Trumpet 4
Megan Manley Trumpet Alternate 1
Aaron Todahl Trumpet Alternate 2
Zach Schork Guitar 1
Nick Pierok Guitar Alternate
Andrew Haug Piano Alternate
Marie Knueven Bass 1
Julia Higgins Bass Alternate
Brendan Todahl Percussion 1
Nick Hach Percussion Alternate 2

This is a tremendous honor for our students and we look forward to the great experience they are sure to have rehearsing and performing with the Honor Jazz Band in January!  Please review the “2010-2011 Honor Jazz details letter for Lakota HS Students” for more information.

Band info for Swing Dance

The fifth annual Lakota East JAZZ SWING DANCE will be held in the LEHS Main Campus cafeteria on Saturday, January 22nd, 7:00pm-10:00pm.  Bands will include the both East Freshman Jazz Bands and all three East Main Campus Jazz Bands.  We will also enjoy swing dance instruction, fantastic raffle baskets, food, drinks, and more!  All are encouraged to attend – This is a fun evening for the entire family and people of all ages!  Ticket will be on sale at upcoming concerts, can be purchased through any Lakota East Jazz Band student, or can be purchased online at Swing Dance.  We hope to see you there!

No Upbeat Meeting December 16th

The calendar had the Upbeat Club meeting on Thursday, December 15th, 2010. That is incorrect as the band directors are in Chicago, and people are very busy in December. Please forgive the misunderstanding and don’t show up for the club meeting as no one will be there.

Robert Casto
Webmaster – Lakota East

Eastside Jazz Clinic at OMEA January 28, 2011

Dear Parents,

I hope all is well!  As you know, we are approaching the OMEA Conference clinic with the Eastside Jazz Ensemble on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Millenium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.  The time of our clinic has been CHANGED to 8:30am-9:30am to allow all of our All-State students the opportunity to participate in the clinic without missing too much rehearsal time.

Our next order of business will be organizing transportation of students.

We currently have 13 students who will need transportation from and then back to the Kings Island Resort where All-State rehearsals are being held. They will need to be picked up at 7AM and will return to Kings Island Resort immediately following the clinic.

We also have 9 students not involved in All-State groups that will need transportation from and then back to LEHS.  They will need to be picked up at LEHS outside of the band room at 7AM and transported back to LEHS after the clinic.

Please reply to this email if you are able to drive students from either location and please include the number of students you are able to transport.  Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help us carpool!

Please find the attached permission slip which needs to be completed and returned to me for every student.

We’re going to have a great experience at OMEA and I look forward to hearing your students play!


Mr. Todd Hartman
Lakota Jazz Bands
Lakota East and West High Schools
6840 Lakota Lane
Liberty Twp. OH 45044
(513)755-7211 ext. 15186

Permission Form – OMEA Clinic (PDF)