The Lakewood Bands hosted a BBQ and concert on May 4, 2011 to raise money for next year’s 8th graders to participate in the Festival of Music at Worlds of Fun. 338 people attended the barbecue with close to 500 people attending the concert. With advance tickets, tickets at the door, and donations, the fundraiser brought in $1637. Special thanks go out to all the parents who donated items and coordinated the event, especially Melinda Jett, Dana Kossow, Julie Wood, Deb Shetlar, Cindy Bradshaw, and Lisa Peters.
The concert opened with the jazz band performing Norwegian Wood, Meadowlark Boss, and the Theme from Family Guy. Following the jazz band, the concert bands performed music from 1986 (25 years ago) including Final Countdown, True Colors, Highlights from the Three Amigos, The Phantom of the Opera, and Music of the Night. The students did an excellent job and everyone had an enjoyable evening of great food, friendship, excellent music, and awesome weather.