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About the LEHS Bands photo and video site

Many parents, students, and families enjoy taking photos and videos of Lakota East Band events and concerts.  We have many excellent photographers in our band family, so to give these photo bugs a place to display and share their photos and videos, the East Upbeat Club has developed a web site powered by SmugMug.  This site can be directly linked to from our main web site’s homepage, http://www.lakotaeastbands.org, or it can be directly accessed at http://lehsbands.smugmug.com.  The site is maintained by the Lakota East Upbeat Club (LEUC) video and photo crew. LEUC is the band booster organization that supports the concert bands, the jazz bands, and the marching band for the Lakota East High School and the East Freshman School, located in Liberty Township, Ohio.

We pride ourselves at Lakota for offering a wide range of quality instrumental experiences with the concert program being the foundation of our instrumental program. District-wide we have approximately 2,500 students actively involved in our instrumental program in grades 6-12. Our mission is to promote excellence in music by creating meaningful cultural experiences through performance, understanding and appreciation of the art of music, while encouraging personal enrichment of the student’s mind and spirit in a supportive and challenging environment and for every student to enjoy, appreciate and perform music to the best of their abilities and to realize that playing a musical instrument can last a lifetime.

Lakota East students take great pride in showcasing their musical talents and abilities at numerous concerts and events. We hope you enjoy browsing the galleries and seeing our students in action.

As a booster organization in support of the Lakota band program, the Lakota Upbeat Club, Inc. complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of personal information and education records without parent permission. A student’s name, photo, video, and grade level may be displayed on our web sites unless the student’s parent or legal guardian has made a FERPA request to keep this information confidential. Such a request can be made to: Chairman, Lakota Upbeat Club, Inc., P.O. Box 1637, West Chester, Ohio, 45071-1637.

If you have any questions about the site, please contact the webmaster@lakotaeastbands.org or write to LEUC, PO Box 1686, West Chester, Ohio, 45071.

The site is user friendly with lots of cool features, including an online gift shop where you can purchase professional custom prints of your favorite photos or have your favorite photo printed on mouse pads, coffee mugs, ceramic tiles, coasters, puzzles, t-shirts, and even a clock.  Photos will also be available to download for free if you would rather print them yourself.  All profit from sales at the gift shop will be used to maintain the site and to support the Lakota East Bands.

Photos, Photos, and More Photos

We now have over 25,000 photos in our photo galleries (http://lehsbands.smugmug.com/) with more being added after every event. If you’re like most people, it can be a real pain to sort through all of those photos to find your favorites. And then once you’ve found them, you have to download each photo if you don’t want to go through the whole process again.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just mark each of your favorite photos and put them in a safe place where you could easily view them without having to sort through every photo again just to find your favorites? And once you’ve created your favorites, wouldn’t it be great if you could just send your family and trusted friends a private link that would take them straight to your favorites.

Well, now you can. We have implemented a new feature on our photo web site which allows you to create your own favorites gallery by selecting photos from special event galleries we have created and sent special links to you via e-mail to access. As you view the photos in the event galleries you will notice a small heart under the large photo in the viewer. When you click the heart, that photo will be put in your own special virtual favorite’s gallery. Now you can go back to your favorite’s gallery at any time by following the link we sent to you via e-mail. From your favorite’s galleries you can download photos and even purchase prints and gifts. And if you would like to share your favorites with your family and trusted friends, just send them the link to your favorite’s gallery or use the share button right in the gallery. And coming very soon, you will be able to download multiple photos with just one click instead of one at a time.

If you would like to try out this new feature, send an e-mail to LEHSBands.photos@cinci.rr.com requesting a link and the events you would like and we will get you started.  Try this out and see want you think. Send any questions about this or any feature of our photo web site to LEHSBands.photos@cinci.rr.com.