Leavenworth High School


Email Address: jared.prost@lvpioneers.org
Hometown:  Perryville, MO
Degree(s): BM, BME, MM, DMA
Teaching Experience:  Albuquerque, NM; Leavenworth Public Schools
Leadership Roles:  Fine Arts, Department Facilitator
Courses I Teach:  Band, Jazz Band, Music Appreciation, Percussion Ensemble


Recent Posts

State Band Festival and Mattress Fund Raiser Update

1.  The mattress fund raiser was a success for the 2nd year in a row.  They will be delivering a check for $5900 this Thursday!  Thank you to everyone that helped spread the word in any way.  Students that had sales referrals will have their band accounts credited.  Please let me finish the band festival and then I will work on those numbers.  I should be ready to share them early next week.
2.  The State Band Festival is Thursday, April 13th, at the Lied Center in Lawrence. 
Concert Band, perform at 1:40 pm
These students should arrive at school dressed for contest (JROTC students should follow the JROTC dress code until 11 am).  Our dress for the day is:  band polo or black dress shirt, dress slack or skirts, and dress shoes/marching shoes.  The Concert Band will be dismissed from class at 11 am to eat lunch.  At 11:30 they should meet in the band room to get ready to load.  Buses will depart at 11:45.  After the Concert Band performance, they will stay and listen to a few other bands while waiting for our buses to arrive with the Symphonic Band, approximately 3 pm.  The Concert Band should arrive back at LHS around 4 pm.  
Symphonic Band, perform at 5 pm
These students do not need to arrive at school dressed for contest.  They will have a few minutes to change when they are excused from class during 6th hour.  Dress for the Symphonic Band is:  band polo or black dress shirt, black dress pants or skirt, and dress shoes/marching shoes.  We will depart from LHS at 2 pm.  We will listen to a few other bands perform after we arrive at the Lied Center.  The Symphonic Band students have asked if we can stop for dinner on the way home.  If this works for the bus drivers, we will stop for food and be home at 8 pm.  If we don't stop, we will be back at LHS around 7 pm.  I will have students text or call when we know.  

Solo/Ensemble Contest April 8th

Saturday is solo/ensemble contest at Shawnee Heights HS in Tecumseh.  Listed below are the participating students, with performance times, and my information about whom they travelling with to Shawnee Heights.  Students should perform in dress clothes and they can bring some money for concessions.  


Saturday 6:30 am departure

The list of students will return during the morning or shortly after noon.

8:00 Clarinet Choir

Mallory- van

Ryan-  mom

Christian- van

Damien- van

Kee- van

Shaylee- van

8:56 Percussion Ensemble

Ayanna-  parents

Heaven-  parents

James- parents

Ethan- van

Nathan- van

Josh-  Janasz

Margaret-  Janasz

Thomas- van

Erika-  mom

Jamie- van

9:24 Tanner- parents

9:31 Cesar-  parents

9:38 Derek-  parents

9:45 Alyssa- van

9:48 Alexis-  w/ Heaven

10:23 Eric- van

11:05 Rebecca-  parents

11:26 Georgia-  parents

11:33 Josh-van
The following students will depart LHS at 2 pm and return around 6:30 pm.

Saturday PM

4:01 Gabi- w/ dad

4:19 Truman- van

4:26 Clayton- parents

4:33 Taylor- van

4:33 Chloe- van

4:51 Josie- van

Eric- van

Band Grades

Band grades have been updated, and unfortunately many are considerably lower that any of us hoped they would be at this point in the semester.  Our first assignment was due prior to spring break and many students neglected to turn it in.  Our second assignment was due last week and many of the same students neglected to turn it in.  I will be creating other assignments to help students raise their band grades (approximately one every 1-1 1/2 weeks).  Please make sure that your students are checking in with me after days that they miss class and that all students are following through on completing assignments and getting them turned in for full credit.  Thanks 

Band Update 4/3

LHS Band Students and Parents,
1.  Many thanks for all of the help and support for the mattress fund raiser that was held Sunday.  I should have and will share final numbers later this week.  I believe we had a successful day and I am very thankful to families that helped spread the word in any way.  
2.  Spring Band Concert-  This Thursday, April 6th, at 7 pm in the auditorium.  Students should be ready to warm up at 6:30 pm.  Students should wear their band polo, or another nice black shirt, nice slacks or skits, and dress shoes.  This is shaping up to be one of our finest concerts ever!
3.  Solo/Ensemble Contest-  This Saturday, April 8th, at Shawnee Heights HS in Tecumseh.  We have approximately 35 students performing at this event.  This is the biggest group for this event as long as I've been around!  The rules for this event are a little more flexible and parents may drive students to this event (student may not drive themselves).  I am currently working on the plan for moving students around on Saturday.  I have heard from several students that they have rides with parents.  If your student is involved in this event, and you can drive them, please let me know.  Watch for an update on this event later in the week.  

Solo/Ensemble Contest April 8th

Reminder:  this is an optional events, not all students are participating.  More info to follow over next week.  If you plan on transporting your student, please let me know quickly.  I'm trying to figure out how to transport all of these students without paying for bus transportation.  Thanks
Also:  Brass and Woodwind students will need to be at school on April 5th from 6-8 pm to practice with their pianist.  
Shawnee Heights HS, Tecumseh 
8:00 Clarinet Choir
8:56 Percussion Ensemble
9:24 Tanner Britton, tb
9:31 Cesar Sanchez, tb
9:38 Derek Rosello, trumpet
9:45 Alyssa Nearing, trumpet
9:48 Alexis Ruiz, timpani
10:23 Truman Thomas, trumpet
11:05 Rebecca Hollister, horn
11:26   Georgia Gallahue, flute
11:33 Josh Rivera, tenor
11:47 Nathanial Atwood, tenor
1:49 Ayanna Rogers, percussion
4:01 Gabrielle Henry, alto
4:19 Eric Robles, tb
4:26 Clayton Saunders, trumpet
4:33 Saxophone Quartet
4:51 Josie Weilemann, flute

Mattress Fund Raiser- We need your help!


This is our final week to promote the Mattress Sale!  We need everyone to reach out to their friends, family, neighbors and coworkers and tell them about the event!!! For quick information, text PIONEER to 913-210-0550  


Here's a quick video about the sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus


Please forward this email along to at least 10 friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers.  


The Leavenworth Band Programs are hosting a one day mattress sale!  This Sunday, April 2nd, from 10AM-5PM we will have a mattress showroom set up at  Leavenworth High School.  There are over 20 name-brand models to choose from.  The beds come in all sizes, are made to order, have factory warranties and cost less than retail stores! In addition, we will have pillows, sheets, ​frames, and adjustable bases available. Every purchase benefits our students! Delivery and haul away are available.  Come check out the sale if you need to replace a bed in your home!  See the flyer for a free sheet set with any mattress purchase!  HELP US INVITE PEOPLE BY USING FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828170204125074/

Please Help Spread the Word- Mattress Fund Raiser

Thanks to everyone who made it to the meeting last night!!!  Information on the Mattress Fundraiser is below.  The sale is on Sunday, April 2nd.  Let's start promoting now and make this a huge event!  Remember, we aren't selling, collecting money, delivering or filling out order forms... JUST PROMOTING!!!  We need everyone to find at least 2 people who need to replace a bed in their home!  Check out this Youtube video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus
Right now we need our band families to do a couple things to help jump start this process:
1. Text PIONEER to 913-210-0550 then copy & paste the auto reply and send it out to your friends / family. This is a great way to let people know because 98% of texts get opened!
2. Please get on the Facebook event page, check the "going" box and then use the "invite" function to invite all of your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/1828170204125074/
To review how the sale works: On Sunday, April 2nd, we will have a mattress showroom set up at Leavenworth High School in the Gym from 10AM-5PM.  There will be 28 floor models on display from name brands like Simmons Beautyrest, Comfortaire, Southerland and more!  All models come in all sizes, are made to order, and come with factory warranties.  Pillows, adjustable power bases, sheets, frames, and mattress protectors will also be available. Delivery and haul away are available.   Best of all, prices will be less than stores because of the fundraising company's unique business model and we benefit from every purchase!  Tell your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about the event!  


San Antonio Trip Information

Attached is a current itinerary for the 2018 San Antonio trip.  Please review the following information for this optional trip and email me if your student is interested in attending and you have questions.  
Here is the pricing structure, per student, that was discussed at the parent meeting.
If we travel with 26-30 students  $1053
31-35  $931
36-40  $844
41-45  $778
46-50   $727

Band Update 3/14

Reminder:  Parent Meeting tonight, 7 pm in the band room.  Fund raising and 2018 to be discussed.
Also-  I am able to nominate two students for the Lion's Club Kansas All State Band.  If you are interested, please let Dr. Prost know.  

Band Parent Meeting, Tuesday 7 pm

Band Parents,
Our trip and fund raising meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the band room.  


Band Parents,
Our trip and fund raising meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the band room.  

No Pep Band on Saturday

Band Students,
There will be no pep bus on Saturday.  The team played a good game against a tough opponent.  We wish them well tomorrow as they play for 3rd place.  

Spring Band Events

One item that we were going to discuss yesterday was the spring band schedule.  I want to get this to everyone and not wait until next week.  
March 14, Band Booster Meeting, 7 pm, Band Room
April 6, Spring Band Concert, 7 pm, Auditorium
April 8, Solo/Ensemble Contest, Shawnee Heights HS, not a mandatory event
April 13, State Band Festival
April 29, State Solo/Ensemble Contest, Emporia HS, not a mandatory event
May 11, Band BBQ and Awards Ceremony, 5:30 pm, LHS
May 20, Commencement Band Performance, 9-11 grade students, 5:30 pm

Band Booster Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the weather, we had to cancel our parent meeting last night. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 PM.  Please see the information below:


To Parents of Leavenworth Band Students:


Leavenworth Band – Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 14th @ 7:00 PM –In the Band Room

This is a VERY IMPORTANT meeting for all Leavenworth Band Parents.


We have many talented students moving through our program along with several new students and incoming freshman who are excited about getting involved in Band. As the Director, I feel that it is critical to communicate with you, the parents, about the future plans for our program.  We have a trip coming soon, and this meeting will cover information pertaining to the trip and some ways to help us pay for it.

We realize that most parents have very busy schedules, but we will be hosting a meeting that cannot be overlooked. If you have a student who is participating in Band this school year, we need for you to attend this meeting.

The meeting will only take about 30 minutes. We also have a HUGE fundraiser coming up that I want to share with all of you during the meeting.

As a part of our upcoming fundraiser, the company that we are working with is donating $5 to the Band Program for every parent in attendance! This is an easy opportunity to support our program, just by sharing a few minutes of your time.

The meeting will be held at Leavenworth High School in the Band Room at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Band Booster Meeting Cancelled

The district has sent everyone out of the school buildings.  The meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday at 7 pm.  Stay safe everyone.

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