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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/21/2019

Sectionals – Last week was a great start to our sectional schedule. With the MLK day holiday today, we will make small adjustments for this week. Sectionals are a weekly grade. The Symphonic Winds sectionals on Monday will join the other S.W. sectional 3:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday. This week only.

 

Solo & Ensemble – All students should have a solo selected by now. Parents, ask your musician the name of their solo…if you haven’t heard them practicing it yet. Many students will also be playing a small ensemble. Students participating in UIL solo & ensemble contest must have completed the entry info by Wednesday this week. Here is the link: https://goo.gl/forms/BBTB9X0cj9IkWQqG3

LHS requirements (from the handbook)

Wind Symphony – Must perform a solo or ensemble at UIL

Symphonic & Freshmen Band – Must perform a solo or ensemble this semester. At either UIL or LHS.

 

Chipotle Night – Thanks for supporting the LBBC last week at Chipotle. We brought in about $250 in just 4 hours.

 

All-Region – Congratulations to Breenan, April, Josh, Terrance, and Dillon on inspiring performances this past Saturday with the All-Region Honor Bands concert. We are very proud of these talented musicians.

 

Winterguard – Congratulations to both Lamar winterguard teams. Lamar Blue placed 7th and Varsity placed 4th at the Martin NTCA contest.

 

Spring Trip – Jan. 15th was the most recent due date for trip payments.

 

Quote of the Week – “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence pluscharacter — that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King Jr., The Purpose of Education, 1947

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Jan 22        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 22        3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Jan 23    10:30am-11:30am    Pep Rally Style performance for Nichols JH @ LHS

Wednesday, Jan 23    2:50pm            UIL Solo & Ensemble Entries Due

Thursday, Jan 24    3:00pm-4:30pm        Jazz Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 24    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 26        9:00am-9:00pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/13/2019

Sectionals – This week we begin the after school sectional schedule. Students were informed of their required sectionals last week. The current schedule is attached to this email. We will follow this schedule until mid-February. At that point, we will consolidate the weekly mandatory sectionals time. Absences will only be excused by a parent/guardian note or email.

 

Chipotle Night – This Tuesday will be our Chipotle fundraiser. Eat between 4-8 at the Chipotle on N. Collins this Tuesday and mention the Lamar Band! See the flyers attached to the email. Please help get the word out!

 

All-Region – This Friday and Saturday some of our amazing Lamar Band students will participate in the All-Region Honor Bands. We encourage all LHS students to go watch the concert Saturday afternoon at 5:00pm in Mansfield at the Willie Pigg Auditorium.

 

Winterguard – We hope to see everyone this Friday for our preview performance by the Lamar winterguards. Join us @ 7:00pm in the LHS gym. Monthly fee payments are due.

 

Spring Trip – The next payment for the spring trip is Tuesday, Jan. 15th.

 

Quote of the Week – “A without a plan is just a wish” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 14 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 15 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 15 4:00pm-8:00pm Chipotle Fundraiser Event

Thursday, Jan 17 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Friday, Jan 18 6:00pm-9:00pm All-Region Clinic in Mansfield

Saturday, Jan 19 8:15am-7:00pm All-Region Clinic & Concert

Saturday, Jan 19 9:00am-8:00pm NTCA Winterguard Contest @ Martin

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/5/2019

Happy New Year! – I want to welcome everyone back to Lamar HS for the 2nd semester. I hope everyone is rested and ready to get back to school. I missed the daily interactions and I’m sure all the other staff at LHS did as well. We have a teacher work day on Monday. If you need to swing by the band room for anything, we will be around 1:30-4:00. I would like leadership to help straighten up the room and prepare for the first day during that time.

 

Schedules – The first week will be all about scheduling things for the semester. I expect every band student to have some way of keeping track of their busy schedules. Planners, digital planners, or just a sheet of paper that can be kept up with. It must be usable. Maybe program reminders into your phone. We must be responsible for our commitments.

If there are class schedule issues, please see Mr. Lang asap. I will do my best to fix problems quickly.

 

Winterguard – Monthly fee payments are due. Parents, please attend the booster club meeting on Jan. 8th so we can work out details for our winterguard contest on Feb. 23rd.

 

Spring Trip – The next payment for the spring trip will be Jan. 15th.

 

Booster Club Meeting – Join us Jan. 8th for our next meeting with details regarding our big spring fundraiser, the winterguard contest held at LHS!

 

Quote of the Week – “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – George S. Patton

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 7 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 8 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 8 6:30pm-8:00pm Booster Club Meeting

Thursday, Jan 10 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 12 7:30am-noon TMEA Area B Auditions (Good luck Terrance & Dillon)

Saturday, Jan 12 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard Rehearsal

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 12/16/2018

Band Concert – The Fall Concert was a great success! I am very proud of the Lamar concert bands, the trombone quartet, and the percussion ensemble performances. I’m very pleased with the behavior in the audience, the appearance of the students, and the way they carried themselves all evening. We do have some work to do regarding formal concert attire. We are missing a lot of bow ties. It is also important that for the spring concerts that students have appropriate footwear, and white dress shirts. If there are any questions about what students must wear with the school issued tuxedos and dresses, please contact a director. Please wash and hang the dresses. The tuxes can be dry cleaned.

 

Party – The band council is throwing a band holiday party on Wednesday after school. Students are welcome to participate in a white elephant gift exchange ($10 max), watching the movie “Elf”, food, and Wii Sports. Students should bring the following, Freshmen-Sweets, Sophomores-Drinks, Juniors-Chips/Salty snacks, Seniors-Cups, Plates, Napkins. Parents chaperones are welcome!

 

AISD Winter Break – All students are expected to take home instruments for the break. Consistent practice will help maintain all the skills students have learned during the semester.  Lack of practice for a couple of weeks will lead to diminished embouchure, finger dexterity, musical interpretation, and many other negative consequences. Students have plenty of music to play and should start working hard on the 12 major scales as many tests will be given next semester over scale patterns.

 

Winterguard – Guard fees are due. Shirt orders were due last week.

 

Spring Trip – The next payment for the spring trip will be Jan. 15th.

 

Booster Club Meeting – Join us Jan. 8th for our next meeting with details regarding our big spring fundraiser, the winterguard contest held at LHS!

 

Quote of the Week – “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 17        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Dec 17        All Day            Jazz Elementary Tour

Tuesday, Dec 18        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Dec 19    11:30am-2:30pm    Band Holiday Party (Band Room)

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 12/09/2018

All-Region Auditions – Congratulations to all students who participated in the All-Region auditions this past week. The following students earned positions in the all-region honor bands to perform this January. Terrance L placed 3rd overall on clarinet and will perform with the all-region wind ensemble and all-region orchestra and advanced  to Area! April F made 4th chair trombone in the all-region symphonic band. Dillon L placed 1st overall on tuba and will perform with the all-region wind ensemble and all-region orchestra and advanced to Area! Brennan S placed 1st on French Horn in the 9th grade audition and will perform in with the all-region freshmen band. These are huge honors and we are very proud of all of our Lamar musicians. Wish Dillon and Terrance luck as the audition Jan. 12th for a chance to earn a spot in the All-State band!

 

Band Concert – The Fall Concert is this Tuesday! Call time is 5:45pm. We will warm up and then move to the auditorium. ALL students must stay for the entire concert. Encourage your parents to bring cookies for the reception after the concert. Invite everyone!

2018 Fall Concert

 

Symphony Orchestra – The LHS symphony orchestra will perform Monday evening at Lamar Baptist Church with the LHS Choirs for the annual Holiday Concert. Come enjoy this very unique concert with all Lamar music depts represented! Thursday will be the LHS orchestra concert. Come support the full orchestra!

 

Winterguard – Guard fees are due. Shirt orders were due last week.

 

Spring Trip – November payments are past due. If you would like to chaperone, please contact Mr. Lang immediately. Still need a couple of parents to join us! Dec 15 is our next payment DUE date.

 

Booster Club Meeting – Join us Jan. 8th for our next meeting with details regarding our big spring fundraiser, the winterguard contest held at LHS!

 

Quote of the Week – “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 10 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Dec 10 7:00pm-8:30pm Lamar Choir & Symphony Orchestra at Lamar Baptist

Tuesday, Dec 11 7:00pm-8:15pm Lamar Band Concert

Tuesday, Dec 11 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Dec 13 7:00pm-8:00pm Lamar Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Dec 13 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Dec 15 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard Rehearsal

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 12/02/2018

Football Playoffs – The end of the football season is fitting…lightening. Once again, the football game festivities were delayed until after 11pm. The team didn’t make it past the mighty Duncanville team. We are all proud of Coach Delay and the Viking football players. Despite the horrible weather this fall, it has been a great season.

Marching Band Clean Up – This week we will be cleaning up the band room Tuesday after school and storing marching band equipment for the winter/spring. Students are required to turn in marching instruments in good condition. Any dents must be fixed at an approved repair shop before turning them in to Mr. Lang. Further details explained in class.

All-Region Auditions – This week is audition week for TMEA All-Region Honor Bands. The 10-12 brass and percussion students will attend phase 1 auditions Monday, Dec 3rd, at Mansfield HS. Details attached. Students must provide their own transportation to and from as directors will be judging all evening. The auditions begin promptly at 6:30 so we encourage all students to be there an hour early to warm up and find their audition rooms.

Jazz – Great concert last week! The jazz and orchestra will combine again for an elementary holiday music tour on Dec 14 & 17 during the school day. More info to come.

Band Concert – The Lamar concert bands are all performing on Dec. 11th.

Winterguard – The winterguard teams are set and rehearsals begin! See the calendar for details.

Spring Trip – November payments are past due. If you would like to chaperone, please contact Mr. Lang immediately. Still need a couple of parents to join us! Dec 15 is our next payment DUE date.

Booster Club Meeting – Join us Jan. 8th for our next meeting with details regarding our big spring fundraiser, the TWO winterguard contests held at LHS!

Quote of the Week – “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 3 5:30pm-9:00pm All-Region Phase 1 Brass & Perc 10-12 grade only

Monday, Dec 3 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Dec 4 7:00pm-8:00pm Nichols JH Band Concert

Tuesday, Dec 4 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Dec 5 3:15pm-4:45pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Dec 6 5:30pm-9:00pm All-Region Phase 1 Woodwind 10-12 grade only

Thursday, Dec 6 7:00pm-8:00pm Shackelford JH Band Concert

Thursday, Dec 6 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Dec 7 7:00am-4:00pm All-Region Phase 2 and 9th grade auditions

Saturday, Dec 7 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 11/25/2018

Football Playoffs – Vikings win! We had a great trip to beautiful Abilene and enjoyed the very nice new ACU stadium. It was the most exciting game of the season by far! The band performed well and everything went smooth. Thanks to the staff and parents who made the trip. This Friday we are on to round 3 at Vernon Newsom Stadium in Mansfield. All eligible marching band students are required to attend.

 

Marching Band Rehearsal – Thursday we will have marching band practice from 4:00pm-5:00pm. This rehearsal is mandatory as it is the only practice we have to prepare for Friday’s playoff game.

 

Fundraiser Due Monday – The Great American Fundraiser order are DUE MONDAY! Turn in to Mr. Lang first thing tomorrow. Everyone was expected to sell at least 15 items. Make sure you did your fair share.

 

Jazz – ALL jazz band students will rehearse Monday 3pm-5pm. The concert is Tuesday 7:00pm in the LHS auditorium. Extra credit for non jazz students who attend the concert.

 

Winterguard – The winterguard teams are set and rehearsals begin! See the calendar for details.

 

Spring Trip – November payments are past due. If you would like to chaperone, please contact Mr. Lang immediately. Still need a couple of parents to join us!

 

Booster Club Meeting – Join us Jan. 8th for our next meeting with details regarding our big spring fundraiser, the TWO winterguard contests held at LHS!

 

Quote of the Week – “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 26 7:35am Fundraiser DUE

Monday, Nov 26 3:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Rehearsals (all jazz members)

Monday, Nov 26 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Nov 27 7:00pm-8:00pm Fall Jazz Concert

Tuesday, Nov 27 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov 28 3:00pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov 29 4:00pm-5:00pm Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov 29 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Friday, Nov 30 5:00pm-10:00pm Football Playoff Game Round 3 in Mansfield

Monday, Dec 1 4:00pm-9:00pm All-Region Phase 1 Brass & Perc 10-12 grade only

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 11/12/2018

Football Playoffs – This week the Lamar football team will have the first playoff game here at Lamar HS. The game is Friday, Nov. 16th, at 7:00pm. The Lamar Band will perform at all playoff games. This is a performance grade just like all of the regular season games. When we move on to round two of the playoffs, the game will either be on Friday Nov 23rd or Saturday the 24th. All band students will be expected to perform at that game. Since it is on Thanksgiving weekend, if your family already has plans to travel for Thanksgiving, and you can’t make it back by the time we leave for the game, please let me know your situation.

 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are on Nov. 12th at Martin HS. The band directors are excited about this opportunity for the Lamar band. Arrive at Martin HS between 4:00-5:00 to find the room, mark the cuts, and warm up.

Audition info letter – https://docs.google.com/document/d/19-THnZ-HW30GxvdXIMP-rGGN_JvpNAK1-bJwKCLUgco/edit?usp=sharing

 

Winterguard Auditions – The color guard is holding auditions this week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6-8 for the winter season.

 

Booster Club Meeting – Join us for the Nov. band booster club meeting Tuesday 6:30 in the band room.

 

Marching Band Rehearsal – Thursday we will have marching band practice from 4:00pm-5:00pm. This rehearsal is mandatory as it is the only practice we have to prepare for Friday’s playoff game and the second round playoff game during Thanksgiving break.

 

Reminds – Make sure you are signed up for all the Remind texts. Text a message to 81010

The whole band family! – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip contracts and deposits are past due.

 

Quote of the Week – “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 12    6:00pm-8:00pm        Winterguard Auditions (Gym C)

Monday, Nov 12    5:00pm-9:00pm        All-City Honor Band Auditions

Tuesday, Nov 13        6:00pm-8:00pm        Winterguard Auditions (Gym C)

Tuesday, Nov 13        3:00pm-4:30pm        Jazz 2 Rehearsal

Tuesday, Nov 13        6:30pm-8:00pm        Lamar Band Booster Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 14    6:00pm-8:00pm        Winterguard Auditions (Gym C)

Thursday, Nov 15    4:00pm-5:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Nov 16        4:45pm-9:40pm        Football Playoff Game @ Lamar

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 11/4/2018

Car Wash – Thank you to everyone who helped with the car wash. We brought in just under $2400 in donations! Special thanks to Linda Lancaster for organizing the fall car wash!

 

We’ve Got Spirit Competition – We won! If you hadn’t heard, Chick-fil-a gave the Lamar Band Booster Club a check for $500 Friday night for us winning the challenge against football. Thank you to all who ate chicken last Tuesday!

 

Football Season – The final regular season for football comes to and end this Thursday at UTA stadium. I hope everyone from Lamar can come out and watch the game. The Lamar band will perform “The Hero Within” again at halftime. Next week, the football team will start the UIL Football Playoffs with a likely home game on Friday Nov 16th. The band will perform at all playoff games. When we move on to round two of the playoffs, the game will either be on Friday Nov 23rd or Saturday the 24th. All band students will be expected to perform at that game. Since it is on Thanksgiving weekend, if your family already has plans to travel for Thanksgiving, and you can’t make it back by the time we leave for the game, please let me know your situation.

 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are on Nov. 12th at Martin HS. The band directors are excited about this opportunity for the Lamar band. Sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/AjIBdeTiQEsAilu52

Wind Symphony is required to audition, Symphonic Band is expected to audition, and Freshmen Band is strongly encouraged to audition. Eligibility from the 2nd six weeks goes into effect Friday, Nov 9th.

 

LHS Wind Symphony Performance – Friday the 9th of November, the Lamar Wind Symphony will perform at the Lamar HS Veterans Day assembly. The event is scheduled to start at 9:00am in Gym A. All families are welcome to attend.

 

Reminds – Make sure you are signed up for all the Remind texts. Text a message to 81010

The whole band family! – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip contracts and deposits are past due.

 

Quote of the Week – “In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Nov 6        4:30pm-5:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Nov 8        4:30pm-9:00pm        Football @ UTA stadium AHS home team

Friday, Nov 9        9:00am-10:30am    Veterans Day Assembly

Saturday, Nov 10    ALL DAY            Lewisville Drumline Contest

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 10/28/2018

UIL AREA – Saturday was a great day with lots of emotions. The Pride of Lamar had a fantastic performance at area prelims. While the ranking is short of what we desire, we learned a lot about ourselves and grew closer as a band program. The emotions in our after contest meeting are a testament to how much everyone cares about the team. Marching band is a team sport and every member is critical to the success of and future of the program. While competitive marching season is over, we still have many more football games and we will perform “The Hero Within” at the final home season game vs. AHS. During the playoffs, we will have a new spirit show.

 

Car Wash – This Saturday, Nov. 3rd, is our fall car wash. ALL students will work at least one shift. Sign up is going to be posted Monday. If students want to change from the last car wash sign up to a new shift, they just need to let Mr. Lang know.

 

We’ve Got Spirit Competition – Eat at Chick-fil-a north Collins this Tuesday 6am-7pm. When you make a purchase be sure to turn in your receipt. It’s Lamar Band vs Lamar Football. The Booster Club with the highest sales will receive a check for $500.00 at Friday Night’s game! Spread the word to students, parents and alumni!

 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are on Nov. 12th at Martin HS. The band directors are excited about this opportunity for the Lamar band. We will sign up this week for the auditions. Wind Symphony is required to audition, Symphonic Band is expected to audition, and Freshmen Band is strongly encouraged to audition.

 

Yankee Candles – The candle orders were due on Friday morning. If there are any orders not turned in, they MUST be turned in first thing Monday morning!

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip contracts and deposits are past due.

 

Quote of the Week – “You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.” – Morgan Wootten

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Oct 30 5:00pm-9:00pm Band Halloween Party

Thursday, Nov 1 4:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Nov 2 5:00pm-9:00pm Football vs Bowie (Senior Night)

Saturday, Nov 3 8:00am-3:00pm Car Wash!

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 10/21/2018

UIL – Congratulations to all! The Lamar Marching Band once again earned a division 1 rating at UIL region marching evaluation. This allows us to advance to the AREA level! This Saturday, Oct. 27th, we will compete at UIL Area B in Birdville. We would really love to see a large crowd of Lamar band parents, friends, and family in the audience cheering us on!

 

LBBC Fundraiser – We are in the last week of the Yankee Candle fundraiser! Do your final sales and get them turned in by Wednesday. Please work hard on this! We need every member of the band to sell candles!

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip contracts and deposits are past due.

 

Air Freshener Fundraiser – Last Thursday was the last day of our Air Freshener Fundraiser. It is critical that any left over product be turned in to a director Monday. Students are responsible for $40 or the air fresheners they did not sell. Each student was given 4 packages of 4 air fresheners. They are sold in packs of 4 for $10. Therefore, students are responsible for selling $40 worth of fundraiser items.

 

Booster UIL Decorating – THANK YOU! The students and staff very much appreciate the wonderful decorations! If you have a poster/sign that you want to keep, please pick it up. The LBBC will store many signs for use next spring.

 

Quote of the Week – “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

 

Events (the week ahead)

Thursday, Oct 18    4:30-6:00        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 19        5:00-9:30        Football vs Paschal (Homecoming)

Tuesday, Oct 23        4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Oct 24    5:00-8:00        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 25    4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 26        4:30-9:30        Football at Sam Houston HS

Saturday, Oct 27    9:30am-11:30pm    UIL AREA Marching Contest

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 10/14/2018

Rain – In all my years, I’ve never had a marching season so affected by weather. Safety is always primary in my decision making. We are very lucky to have the MAC and a football coach so willing to share the space when both band and football need it. I expect we will be in the MAC Monday afternoon. Tuesday is UIL and another strong chance of storms. UIL is looking for alternatives. One is to perform on Wednesday. I will update everyone as soon as I find out any changes of plans. We must stay focused on our mission to perform “The Hero Within” to its full potential. Rain never stopped a superhero!!!

 

Rehearsal Wed this week – Due to UIL being on Tuesday, we planned to rehearse Monday in preparation for this very important performance. In planning for rain, I’ve confirmed with Coach Delay we can use the MAC Monday evening 5:00-8:00. Hopefully it won’t rain, but I’m doing everything I can to have back up plans. I have shortened Thursday’s practice to 4:30-6:00.

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip contracts and deposits are due tomorrow. Trip contract attached.

 

Fundraiser – Each student was given 4 packages of 4 air fresheners. They are sold in packs of 4 for $10. Therefore, students are responsible for selling $40 worth of fundraiser items.

 

LBBC Fundraiser – The booster club distributed the new Yankee Candle fundraiser packets last Friday. This has been a great fundraiser in past years. Let’s see if we can do better than ever!

 

Big Thanks – We want to thank Ty Howerton on designing and producing the awesome new show shirts! THANK YOU! Those shirts and the gold (yellow) “Hero Within” shirts will be for sale from the LBBC.

 

Booster UIL Decorating – We need parents to do the following: Provide snacks between now and Friday, Oct 12, Make signs/decorations between now and Monday, Oct 15, Help decorate on Oct 15

Mrs. Bonilla will provide the following: Bags and labels for the treats: Any treats beyond what gets donated, Supplies for decorating the room, Some new signs, including the traditional senior sign

 

LHS Security Meeting – Mr. Hagman ask me to send this info: We are hosting a meeting to discuss safety measures at Lamar on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:00 in our cafeteria. We will discuss what we are doing differently this year regarding the U.S. Secret Service safety guidelines for schools, the limiting and monitoring of entrances, the rationale for the change in lunch schedules, our improved camera surveillance, the use of the Stop!t app and the functioning of the threat assessment team, security drills, the SRO’s role on campus, and what the APD’s response would be to an armed intruder on campus.

 

Grades – Eligibility has taken affect. If a student becomes ineligible, they are not permitted to travel with or perform with the marching band or any other competitive activity. The band students must continue to attend all practices and rehearsals.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 15 5:00-8:00 Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Oct 16 3:20-9:15 UIL Region Marching Evaluation

Wednesday, Oct 17 5:00-8:00 Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 18 4:30-6:00 Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 19 5:00-9:30 Football vs Paschal (Homecoming)

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Spring Trip to South Padre!

Sandcastle on the Beach
Good news! We’ve been approved to travel as orchestra and band to
South Padre Island and Corpus Christi, TX this April 12-15. We will be
taking deposits until October 15th or until spots fill up. Click here for a trip contract and more information.
ALL band and orchestra students are encouraged to participate in the spring trip. This is a great bonding experience and musical opportunity. Students must be eligible during the time of the trip and all band fees must be paid. If you have any further questions, please contact me.
Trip contracts and deposits are DUE OCTOBER 15th!
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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 10/8/2018

This past week – To recap the past week, we performed four times, changed and added to the show during three rehearsals, and represented Lamar with PRIDE all of the time! The efforts of everyone involved are appreciated. Thank you to parents, boosters, and alumni for all the unbelievable support. Students, I know how tired you were on Saturday. We were all feeling exhausted. What stands out to me is how we all worked as a team to load equipment, feeds the students, and depart before the storm hit. It could have been chaotic, but everyone just buckled down and did what needed to be done. THANK YOU! Our performances were excellent both in prelims and exhibition. The judges gave us great feedback for us to work from. We just barely missed finals placing 11 of 16. The scores were close and on a positive note, the guard placed 2nd only missing beating Burleson Centennial by a point! The ended up canceling finals anyway due to weather so we are lucky to have had the chance to perform twice in our UIL Region stadium! Only a few competitions left this season. Let’s continue to work hard and perfect the future performances of THE HERO WITHIN!

 

Rehearsal Wed this week – On Wednesday this week, we would like any available parents that usually help with pushing equipment on and off the field, to practice that process with us at 7:15-8:00. We want to make sure we can do everything within the strict timing of UIL. We did pretty good on Saturday, but we want it to be flawless. Also, it will be nice to have parents/families in the stands cheering us during practice. Wednesday is our last Cravens practice before UIL!

 

Fundraiser – Thursday evening we distributed the new fundraiser. Each student was given 4 packages of 4 air fresheners. They are sold in packs of 4 for $10. Therefore, students are responsible for selling $40 worth of fundraiser items.

 

Booster UIL Decorating – We need parents to do the following: Provide snacks between now and Friday, Oct 12, Make signs/decorations between now and Monday, Oct 15, Help decorate on Oct 15

Mrs. Bonilla will provide the following: Bags and labels for the treats: Any treats beyond what gets donated, Supplies for decorating the room, Some new signs, including the traditional senior sign

 

Grades – Eligibility has taken affect. If a student becomes ineligible, they are not permitted to travel with or perform with the marching band or any other competitive activity. The band students must continue to attend all practices and rehearsals.

 

LHS Security Meeting – Mr. Hagman ask me to send this info: We are hosting a meeting to discuss safety measures at Lamar on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:00 in our cafeteria. We will discuss what we are doing differently this year regarding the U.S. Secret Service safety guidelines for schools, the limiting and monitoring of entrances, the rationale for the change in lunch schedules, our improved camera surveillance, the use of the Stop!t app and the functioning of the threat assessment team, security drills, the SRO’s role on campus, and what the APD’s response would be to an armed intruder on campus.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Oct 9        4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Oct 9        6:30-8:00        Booster Club Meeting (Cafeteria)

Wednesday, Oct 10    5:00-8:00        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 11    4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 12        4:30-10:30        Football game at North Crowley

Saturday, Oct 13    9:00am-11:00pm    Birdville Marching Contest

Monday, Oct 15        4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Oct 16        3:20-9:15        UIL Region Marching Evaluation

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/30/2018

This past Friday and Saturday – To recap the past couple of days in a couple of words, I want to say THANK YOU! Myself, along with the rest of the marching band staff and junior high directors want to thank you for a great couple of days. We greatly appreciate the many parents who helped tirelessly both Friday and Saturday to support the band students in their performances. Saturday the marching band carried themselves with tradition, determination, dedication, discipline, and pride. We are pleased with the way the students conducted themselves while around the band students from other schools. Much of what we teach are the intangibles of sportsmanship, citizenship, and character. Thank you Lamar Band!

 

USBands Burleson Contest – Competitively we did not end up where we would have liked. However, we had the opportunity to perform for a packed stadium. The crowd response was fantastic! Our scores were not much different than others in our class. In other words, we are in the hunt for the remainder of the season. For us to be successful, we must continue to focus on individual improvement. Every member of this performing ensemble is critical to our success. Students should continue to practice very hard at home and at school to play every note in tune, to accurately play every rhythm in time, and to catch every toss. When every individual contributes to the best of their ability, the group will succeed. This also includes non-obvious things like discipline in rehearsals. We have high standards during practice. It is important that 100% of the students are engaged in practice 100% of the time. We will be working on this during the weeks practices.

 

This week – This is the busiest week of the marching season. Dean Corey on Monday, football on Thursday, marching contest on Saturday, and rehearsal in between! However, next Monday is a holiday and the schedule begins to slow down a little. Before you know it, competitive marching band season will be over. Once we hit November, rehearsals will be sparse.

 

Dean Corey – Students should be dropped off at the Maverick Stadium EAST lot (on Davis). If you are parking to stay, you must park along Davis and far away from the equipment trailers. Keep in mind, this will be a very highly attended event and parking will be at a premium. Only bring instruments, no cases. Admission Fee for spectators to this event is $7 at the gate.  AISD students with ID are Free.

 

Grades – Eligibility changes will take affect this upcoming Friday. If a student becomes ineligible, they are not permitted to travel with or perform with the marching band or any other competitiveactivity. The band students must continue to attend all practices and rehearsals.

 

Fundraiser – Thursday evening we distributed the new fundraiser. Each student was given 4 packages of 4 air fresheners. They are sold in packs of 4 for $10. Therefore, students are responsible for selling $40 worth of fundraiser items.

 

LHS Security Meeting – Mr. Hagman ask me to send this info: We are hosting a meeting to discuss safety measures at Lamar on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:00 in our cafeteria. We will discuss what we are doing differently this year regarding the U.S. Secret Service safety guidelines for schools, the limiting and monitoring of entrances, the rationale for the change in lunch schedules, our improved camera surveillance, the use of the Stop!t app and the functioning of the threat assessment team, security drills, the SRO’s role on campus, and what the APD’s response would be to an armed intruder on campus.

 

After school marching band schedule – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm in the stadium. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contacts a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 1        5:00-9:00        Dean Corey at UTA (Lamar performs 7:15pm)

Tuesday, Oct 2        4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Oct 3    5:00-8:00        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 4        4:30-9:30        Football at Trimble Tech HS (Farrington Field)

Friday, Oct 5        4:30-7:00        Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Oct 6        All Day            Mansfield Marching Contest

Monday, Oct 8        NO SCHOOL        Holiday

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/23/2018

Here we go! – The busiest and most exciting time of the season is upon us. This weekend we have our first marching contest at Burleson HS. Then Monday we turn around and have Dean Corey at UTA. Followed by a Thursday away game and another contest on Oct. 6th in Mansfield! So, buckle up and be ready for a very exciting marching season. I will give detailed information out as quickly as I can for all upcoming events. The itinerary for this Friday, Saturday and following Monday will be out very soon.

 

Grades – Eligibility is coming up at the end of the six weeks. Grade must be passing by next Friday! Ask a director if you need a tutor…we have many band student tutors waiting for people to ask for help.

 

Rain – The incredible amounts of rain and thunderstorms have been very frustrating for us. I appreciate the flexibility with switching to the Thursday game. With our big contest coming up, every second of rehearsal is critical to our success. We will use the MAC whenever lightning is a concern.

 

Car Wash – Due to the excessive rain, we have postponed the car wash to Nov. 3rd.

 

Fundraiser – This Thursday, students will be checked out a new fundraiser to sell. This should help us fund the rest of marching season.

 

Tickets – There are tickets available in the band office for Dean Corey and the Burleson marching contest. Dean Corey is Oct. 1st and tickets are $6. Burleson is Sept. 29th and tickets are $20 for a full day ticket (prelims & finals).

 

AMEP – The Arlington Music Enrichment Program is the organization the allows us to have high quality private lessons in the AISD schools. We STRONGLY encourage all band students to take private lessons. Please read the attached file for further info. All students were given a hard copy of this and ask to take home for parents to sign. Students taking lessons must fill out the enrollment info. Scholarships are provided by the LBBC. If you are declining this opportunity, please just sign the front page so that students can turn this in for credit.

 

After school marching band schedule – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm in the stadium. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contacts a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

 

Events (the week ahead)

Friday, Sept 21 4:30-11:00 Football at North Richland Hills

Saturday, Sept 22 8:30-3:15 Car Wash!

Tuesday, Sept 25 4:30-7:00 Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 26 5:00-8:00 Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Sept 27 4:30-7:00 Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 28 5:00-10:30 Football vs Martin (8th grade night)

Saturday, Sept 29 9:00am-11:00pm Marching Contest at Burleson

Monday, Oct 1 5:00-9:00 Dean Corey at UTA (Lamar performs 7:15pm)

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/17/2018

Drumline – The Lamar Drumline had a great performance this past weekend at the HEB Drumline Contest. We received great feedback from the judges and clinicians. Thank you to all the parents who helped chaperone / push and pull equipment.

 

Jazz – The TMEA Region Jazz Auditions were this past Saturday. Congratulations to Terrance Lewis and Josh Stevens on making the All-Region Jazz Ensemble! They will perform in November at the Region Jazz Concert.

 

Football Friday – This Friday is our next away gameof the football season. Hopefully this time we will not be challenged by lightning. Call time will be 4:30pm and we will hopefully be back by 10:45pm. Itinerary will be sent soon.

 

Car Wash – This weekend is the Lamar Band fall car wash. Students are signing up today and tomorrow for shifts. All students will work at least one shift. We need two parents per shift as well. See the booster club emails for a link to sign up genius.

 

Tickets – There are tickets available in the band office for Dean Corey and the Burleson marching contest. Dean Corey is Oct. 1st and tickets are $6. Burleson is Sept. 29th and tickets are $20 for a full day ticket (prelims & finals).

 

AMEP – The Arlington Music Enrichment Program is the organization the allows us to have high quality private lessons in the AISD schools. We STRONGLY encourage all band students to take private lessons. Please read the attached file for further info. All students were given a hard copy of this and ask to take home for parents to sign. Students taking lessons must fill out the enrollment info. Scholarships are provided by the LBBC. If you are declining this opportunity, please just sign the front page so that students can turn this in for credit.

 

After school marching band schedule – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm in the stadium. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contacts a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Sept 18 4:30-7:00 Marching Band Practice (grid)

Wednesday, Sept 19 5:00-8:00 Marching Band Practice (Cravens)

Thursday, Sept 20 4:30-7:00 Marching Band Practice (grid)

Friday, Sept 21 4:30-11:00 Football at North Richland Hills

Saturday, Sept 22 8:30-3:15 Car Wash!

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/10/2018

Friday and Saturday – I appreciate everyone’s flexibility with our weather issues this past weekend. Mr. Hagman and I felt it was safest for us to turn around and come home Friday evening. Saturday we were very lucky to have access to the MAC as it rained all morning. We were able to learn the next section of the show and made great strides as a team.

 

AMEP – The Arlington Music Enrichment Program is the organization the allows us to have high quality private lessons in the AISD schools. We STRONGLY encourage all band students to take private lessons. Please read the attached file for further info. All students were given a hard copy of this and ask to take home for parents to sign. Students taking lessons must fill out the enrollment info. Scholarships are provided by the LBBC. If you are declining this opportunity, please just sign the front page so that students can turn this in for credit.

 

Open House – This Wednesday is open house at Lamar. The band directors will be busy with the band at rehearsal in the stadium. I encourage all parents to visit with all teachers and end the evening by coming to watch the end of our rehearsal. We will do a run through of what we are working on at 7:45pm. If you need to speak with any of the band directors or marching staff, please stick around after practice and catch us.

 

This Weekend – On Saturday, the drumline will perform at the HEB Drumline Festival. They perform at 3:30pm at Pennington Field in HEB ISD.  The address is 1501 Central Drive, Bedford, Texas 76022. Also this weekend some jazz students will be auditioning at the TMEA Region 5 Jazz Band Auditions. Wish them luck!

 

After school marching band schedule – This week we will start our normal schedule of Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm in the stadium. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contacts a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Sept 11      4:30-7:00      Marching Band Practice (grid)

Tuesday, Sept 11    6:30-8:00    LBBC Board Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 12      5:00-8:00      Marching Band Practice (Cravens)

Thursday, Sept 13      4:30-7:00      Marching Band Practice (grid)

Friday, Sept 14          Bye Week      NO football game

Saturday, Sept 15      all day          HEB Drumline Contest

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/3/2018

Football Season – Good job at our first home football game. This week we travel to Garland Naaman Forest for our 2nd game. This will be our earliest call time for a football game this regular season. The game starts at 7:00pm and is in Garland. Please make plans to eat dinner after school and be back in the band room by 4:00pm. Video link to Friday’s performance thanks to Mr. Howerton. https://youtu.be/9w3YIyI1hkU

After school marching band schedule – This week we will start our normal schedule of Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, however, due to Vikingfest on Wednesday, we will have that rehearsal Saturday morning 9:00am-12:00pm. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contacts a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

Vikingfest – This Wednesday is Lamar’s annual Vikingfest! From 6:00pm-9:00pm all of the organizations of LHS will be setup to sell shirts, souvenirs, and generally advertise their existence on campus. Come support the Lamar Band Booster Club. New shirts and other essential gear for the marching season!

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

School Supplies – While each band, percussion, color guard student has different needs, below are what is needed by all marching band students.

  • Comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun.

  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.

  • Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size, to every rehearsal.

  • Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors, a box of reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items.

  • All musicians must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrument to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity feeis $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” – Ralph Marston

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Sept 4 4:30pm-7:00pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 5 6:00pm-9:00pm Vikingfest! (optional)

Thursday, Sept 6 4:30pm-7:00pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 7 4:00pm-11:00pm Football @ Naaman Forest HS

Saturday, Sept 8 9:00am-12:00pm <spanstyle=”font-size: 11pt;=”” font-family:=”” calibri;=”” font-variant-numeric:=”” normal;=”” font-variant-east-asian:=”” white-space:=”” pre-wrap;”=””>Marching Band Practice</spanstyle=”font-size:>

 

Communication –

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/26/2018

First week of school – We made it through the first week. Hopefully everyone has corrected schedules and found the best route in between classes. This week will be the same after school schedule. Mon-Thurs 6:00pm-8:00pm. We have clocked approx. 108 hours of rehearsal and learned about a third of the 2018 UIL competition show! To put this in perspective, we only have 72 more hours of rehearsal this season!

 

First game – The first football game is this Friday! Students must have all forms turned in so that they can participate. Specific itinerary coming soon.

 

School Supplies – While each band, percussion, color guard student has different needs, below are what is needed by all marching band students.

  • Comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun.
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.
  • Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size, to every rehearsal.
  • Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors, a box of reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items.
  • All musicians must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrument to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

Snap Raise – Lets all see if we can get a few more donations. We also have a neat opportunity to get Nike, Adidas, and other gear with our LB logo. https://app.snap-raise.com/login

 

After school marching band schedule – The marching season detailed schedule is attached. It is also on the google calendar. We will be practicing after school Mon-Thurs from 6:00-8:00 for two weeks per AISD policy. After Labor Day, we will start our normal schedule of Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm onCravens Field. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contact a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Calendar – The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Hard times don’t create heroes.It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 27    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Aug 28        6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Aug 29    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 30    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Aug 31        5:00pm-10:00pm    Football game at Lamar

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/19/2018

August Band Camp – The past three weeks have been very intense and productive. We have clocked approx. 100 hours of rehearsal and learned about a third of the 2018 UIL competition show! To put this in perspective, we only have 80 more hours of rehearsal this season!

 

School Supplies – While each band, percussion, color guard student has different needs, below are what is needed by all marching band students.

  • Comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun.
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.
  • Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size, to every rehearsal.
  • Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors, a box of reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items.
  • All musicians must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrument to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

Snap Raise – Ask your student about their snap raise account. Share it on social media! We are only at 55\\\% participation. That is unacceptable. We MUST be at a minimum of 70\\\%…log in, add as many emails as you can. https://app.snap-raise.com/login

 

After school marching band schedule – The marching season detailed schedule is attached. It is also on the google calendar. We will be practicing after school Mon-Thurs from 6:00-8:00 for two weeks per AISD policy. After Labor Day, we will start our normal schedule of Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm on Cravens Field. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contact a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

BAND Registration day – On Saturday August 4th, we will held our registration day for band. Thanks to the booster club, parent volunteers, and students who helped the day run smooth. If you missed registration, speak with a director about what to do.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.”  – Chadwick Boseman

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 20    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Aug 21        6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Aug 22    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 23    6:00pm-8:00pm        Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Aug 25    8:30am-5:30pm        Leadership Training Camp

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/12/2018

August Band Camp – WOW! What a first two weeks of the season! We have clocked approx. 80 hours of rehearsal and learned about a third of the 2018 UIL competition show! We have also worked on some stand tunes, created the “megaline”, and did a run through of the Intro and part 1 of the show with all the drill, music, and color guard choreography! Thank you to all for the incredible hard work. This week we only practice from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Each rehearsal is critical as we will be learning new show content every day. We will cap off the week with a performance in summer uniforms in the stadium (Cravens Field) with the drill team, the Lamar ViQueens! Afterwards join us in eating delicious ice cream!

Schedule – Aug 13-17 Monday-Friday

4:00pm-8:00pm Full Marching Band Rehearsal

 

School Supplies – Comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun. Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size, to every rehearsal. Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors, a box of reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items. Brass and woodwinds must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrument to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

Snap Raise – Ask your student about their snap raise account. Share it on social media! We are only at 50\\\% participation. That is unacceptable. We MUST be at a minimum of 70\\\%…log in, add as many emails as you can.

 

After school marching band schedule – I am finishing up the new fall schedule. It is all on the google calendar. We will be practicing after school Mon-Thurs from 6:00-8:00 for two weeks per AISD policy. After Labor Day, we will start our normal schedule of Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm, and Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm on Cravens Field. All rehearsals are mandatory. Absences will only be excused if a parent or guardian contact a director by email before the  absence occurs. Otherwise it will count against the students grade in band / color guard class.

 

SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Oct. 6th SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! Also, we must avoid the Oct 27th ACT test date, this is our UIL Area Marching Contest.

 

BAND Registration day – On Saturday August 4th, we will held our registration day for band. Thanks to the booster club, parent volunteers, and students who helped the day run smooth. If you missed registration, speak with a director about what to do.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Brendan Francis

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 13    4:00pm-8:00pm        Band Camp

Tuesday, Aug 14        4:00pm-8:00pm        Band Camp

Tuesday, Aug 14        6:00pm-7:30pm        Booster Club Meeting

Wednesday, Aug 15    4:00pm-8:00pm        Band Camp

Wednesday, Aug 15    7:00pm-8:00pm        Pep Rally for new Lamar students

Thursday, Aug 16    4:00pm-8:00pm        Band Camp

Friday, Aug 17        4:00pm-8:00pm        Band Camp

Friday, Aug 17        8:00pm-8:45pm        Performance and Ice Cream Social (Cravens field)

 

Communication

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/5/2018

August Band Camp – The first week went great! Lot’s of hard work from everyone. The staff is looking forward to another productive week. We are watching the weather forecast and will be sure the students are safe from heat and thunderstorms should they pop up. This week is the same schedule as last. Students will have school registration this week. Students are not excused from practice to do registration. The school administration is expecting the band families on Thursday afternoon/evening.

Schedule – Aug 6-10 Monday-Friday

6:50am-7:15am breakfast provided by AISD

7:30am-11:30am outside practice

11:30am-12:30pm lunch provided by AISD

1:00pm-5:00pm inside practice

Wear comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun. Sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size. Students are not required to eat the free AISD breakfast and lunch, but we encourage everyone to take advantage of the generous opportunity. ALL STUDENTS WILL STAY ON CAMPUS DURING LUNCH! If you don’t want to eat the free cafeteria lunch, bring a sack lunch or have someone drop off your lunch.

Students will need to bring all supplies to camp. Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors optional, reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items. Brass and woodwinds must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrumen to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

New Assistant Director – I am very excited to announce that Zack Riley will be the new assistant band director! Zack is a Lamar alumni and has worked with us as a marching instructor for the last few years. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Mr. Riley will be the symphonic band director and jazz band director.

 

Prop Building – A HUGE thank you to all who helped build props Saturday. It was a long day but we go it done. Special recognition to Mr. & Mrs. Van Zandt, Mr. Lee, Ms. Midori, Ashleigh, Guterrica, Maalik, Conor, Matthew, and all the leaders who helped at the end of the long day of registration. You are all very appreciated.

 

BAND Registration day – On Saturday August 4th, we will held our registration day for band. Thanks to the booster club, parent volunteers, and students who helped the day run smooth. If you missed registration, speak with a director about what to do. The forms are attached to this email and can be turned in any time.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 6 7:30am-5:00pm Band Camp

Tuesday, Aug 7 <spanstyle=”font-size: 11pt;=”” font-family:=”” calibri;=”” font-variant-numeric:=”” normal;=”” font-variant-east-asian:=”” white-space:=”” pre-wrap;”=””>7:30am-5:00pm Band Camp</spanstyle=”font-size:>

Wednesday, Aug 8 7:30am-5:00pm Band Camp

Thursday, Aug 9 7:30am-5:00pm Band Camp

Friday, Aug 10 7:30am-5:00pm Band Camp

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/27/2018

August Band Camp – The most important weeks of the marching season are upon us! We will begin with marching basics and evaluations. Then we will work very hard to learn the majority of our marching band show before the first day of school! It takes focus, hard work, and grit, but more than that, it takes perfect attendance. The number one factor in the success of the Lamar HS band is students attendance at rehearsals. If you are there, we can teach you everything you need to know. If you have transportation concerns, work them out. ABSENCES ARE UNEXCUSED DURING AUGUST CAMP!

Schedule – July 30-Aug 3 & Aug 6-10 Monday-Friday

6:50am-7:15am breakfast provided by AISD

7:30am-11:30am outside practice

11:30am-12:30pm lunch provided by AISD

1:00pm-5:00pm inside practice

Wear comfortable clothing to stay cool in the sun. Sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size. Students are not required to eat the free AISD breakfast and lunch, but we encourage everyone to take advantage of the generous opportunity. ALL STUDENTS WILL STAY ON CAMPUS DURING LUNCH! If you don’t want to eat the free cafeteria lunch, bring a sack lunch or have someone drop off your lunch.

Students will need to bring all supplies to camp. Mechanical pencils, a 1” three ring binder for music, sheet protectors optional, reeds, valve oil, and other equipment specific items. Brass and woodwinds must also purchase a flip book and lyre from the music store. https://goo.gl/WZ4yzs You will need to take your instrumen to a music store so they can help you acquire the correct size / brand of lyre (the attachment that holds the flip folder).

 

BAND Registration day – On Saturday August 4th, we will hold our band registration and uniform fitting day. All students will turn in forms, pay the band fee, try on the formal marching uniform, the performance shirts and show shirt, gloves, marching shoes, update Charms info, and much more. We will start at 9:00am with Seniors, 10:00am with Juniors, 11:00am with Sophomores,  and 1:00pm with Freshmen. There will be a notary available for the medical forms signatures.

 

Band forms – I have attached the forms necessary for band participation. They are Medical Release (must be notarized), Permission To Travel, Publicity Release, and UIL acknowledgment. There is also a section on the publicity release for student/parent info. If you have recently updated everything in our Charms database, then that section isn’t’ needed. Band registration on August 4th will go much faster if these forms are already filled out upon arrival. We will have a notary available during registration day.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Color Guard – We have choreography camp this weekend. Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm. Be prepared to be outside some of the time!

 

Drumline – Last week was a successful week of drumming! If you have questions about August Band Camp, email Mr. Kelly at kkelly4@aisd.net

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “What is right is more important than who is right.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Saturday, July 28    9:00am-5:00pm        Color Guard Choreography Camp

Sunday, July 29        1:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Choreography Camp

Monday, July 30        7:30am-5:00pm        Band Camp Begins

Tuesday, July 31        7:30am-5:00pm        Band Camp

Wednesday, Aug 1    7:30am-5:00pm        Band Camp

Thursday, Aug 2        7:30am-5:00pm        Band Camp

Friday, Aug 3        7:30am-5:00pm        Band Camp

Saturday, Aug 4        9:00am-3:00pm        Band Registration

 

Communication

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/22/2018

DCI – On Monday July 23rd, Drum Corps International 2018 tour will be stopping in Dallas. https://www.dci.org/events/dci-mesquite

Tickets have been purchased. The attached list is of all who have tickets and are riding the bus. We will meet at Lamar to ride the bus at 5:00pm returning approx. 11:30pm. We will not stop for dinner so eat something before you leave or bring money for the concession stand at the stadium. There will also be many souvenir stands for all the different drum corps. It will likely be VERY hot Monday. Drink lots of water all day before we go. You need to prepare for the heat, dress appropriate.

 

Tuesday – NO TUESDAY BAND THIS WEEK! We will be back in full swing on July 30th with our first week of two-a-day practices.

 

August Band Camp – The most important weeks of the marching season are upon us! We will begin with marching basics and evaluations. Then we will work very hard to learn the majority of our marching band show before the first day of school! It takes focus, hard work, and grit, but more than that, it takes perfect attendance. The number one factor in the success of the Lamar HS band is students attendance at rehearsals. If you are there, we can teach you everything you need to know. If you have transportation concerns, work them out. ABSENCES ARE UNEXCUSED DURING AUGUST CAMP!

Schedule – July 30-Aug 3 & Aug 6-10 Monday-Friday

6:45-7:15am breakfast provided by AISD

7:30am-11:30am outside practice

11:30am-12:30pm lunch provided by AISD

1:00pm-5:00pm inside practice

Students must wear clothing to stay cool in the sun. Sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Students are required to bring a large water jug, a minimum of 32oz size. Students are not required to eat the free AISD breakfast and lunch, but we encourage everyone to take advantage of the generous opportunity.

 

Color Guard – We have choreography camp this weekend. Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm. Be prepared to be outside some of the time!

 

Drumline – Last week was a successful week of drumming! If you have questions about August Band Camp, email Mr. Kelly at kkelly4@aisd.net

 

Band forms – I have attached the forms necessary for band participation. They are Medical Release (must be notarized), Permission To Travel, Publicity Release, and UIL acknowledgment. There is also a section on the publicity release for student/parent info. If you have recently updated everything in our Charms database, then that section isn’t’ needed. Band registration on August 4th will go much faster if these forms are already filled out upon arrival. We will have a notary available during registration day.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “What is right is more important than who is right.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, July 23 5:00pm-11:30pm DCI Show

Tuesday, July 24 NO BAND

Wednesday, July 25 1:00pm-5:00pm Leadership work day

Saturday, July 28 9:00am-5:00pm Color Guard Choreography Camp

Sunday, July 29 1:00pm-8:00pm Color Guard Choreography Camp

Monday, July 30 Band Camp Begins!a

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Update – DCI Tickets & no Tuesday band next week

DCI – On Monday July 23rd, Drum Corps International 2018 tour will be stopping in Dallas. https://www.dci.org/events/dci-mesquite

I am purchasing tickets first thing Thursday morning. We have a school bus taking us at 4:30pm next Monday and returning approx. 11:30pm. Tickets are $30. If you are interested, you must contact me on Remind ASAP! If you have trouble with the Remind app, contact your section leader. There limited seats on the bus and we already have more than 15 students attending. We will not stop of dinner so eat something before you leave or bring money for the concession stand at the stadium. There will also be many souvenir stands for all the different drum corps.

 

Tuesday – Yesterday was a great rehearsal. So much so, I’ve made the decision to cancel next Tuesday. There are many reasons to cancel next Tuesday’s practice, but most important to me is that I feel the students deserve a full week off to relax and prepare for the very busy three weeks of band camp in August. We will be back in full swing on July 30th with our first week of two-a-day practices.

 

Communication

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

 

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/15/2018

Independence Day Parade – Thank you to all those that helped make the 2018 Independence Day Parade a success! Students, you performed fantastic despite the epic pace of this year’s parade!

 

Drumline – This week is drumline camp! Practice is 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is 12:00-1:00. Students can take advantage of the school’s summer free lunch program in the cafeteria, bring a lunch, or go out on their own. Tardiness is unacceptable. Remember to bring your water jug…and to fill it before you leave home! If you have any issues, email Mr. Kelly at kkelly4@aisd.net and/or call his office (682) 867-7058

 

August Band Camp – Our most important rehearsals for the marching season start on July 30th. We will begin with marching basics and evaluations. Then we will work very hard to learn the majority of our marching band show before the first day of school! It takes focus, hard work, and grit, but more than that, it takes perfect attendance. The number one factor in the success of the Lamar HS band is students attendance at rehearsals. If you are there, we can teach you everything you need to know. If you have transportation concerns, work them out. ABSENCES ARE UNEXCUSED DURING AUGUST CAMP!

 

DCI – On Monday July 23rd, Drum Corps International 2018 tour will be stopping in Dallas. https://www.dci.org/events/dci-mesquite

I strongly encourage everyone to go and check out this event. This is the “next level” of marching band. If you are interested in attending, contact your section leader, guard/drumline captain, or a drum major.

 

Band forms – I have attached the forms necessary for band participation. They are Medical Release (must be notarized), Permission To Travel, Publicity Release, and UIL acknowledgment. There is also a section on the publicity release for student/parent info. If you have recently updated everything in our Charms database, then that section isn’t’ needed. Band registration on August 4th will go much faster if these forms are already filled out upon arrival. We will have a notary available during registration day.

 

Band fees – The 2018-2019 school year band fee is DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Quote of the Week – “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

 

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, July 4 7:30am-11:00am Arlington Independence Day Parade

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm Drumline Camp @ Lamar

Tuesday, July 17 4:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday Band (no drumline)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/1/2018

Independence Day Parade – All members of the 2018-2019 Pride of Lamar will perform in the parade. Yes, that includes the incoming freshmen! This year, the directors have decided to change the summer uniform and triangle shirt into one in the same. These new shirts will be distributed to all band students during parade rehearsals. Students will be responsible for acquiring khaki shorts to wear with the new shirt. Here is an example of the style of shorts.

Female Shorts – https://goo.gl/AeDN5P or https://goo.gl/S7mBky

Male Shorts – https://goo.gl/NnqioA

Female Shoes – https://goo.gl/K6cnjk

Male Shoes – https://goo.gl/Xxt2de

 

Parade Practice – We had a truly great start last Thursday and Friday! We continue Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-noon. Students, remember to wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes for being out in the Texas heat. You MUST bring a water jug! https://goo.gl/9RjEyb

This year, we are unit #27 out of 140+ entries in the Arlington Parade. That is good news! We will be finished with the parade by about 10:00am, which will hopefully be before it gets hot! All students will need to be in the parade assembly area, UTA parking lot off Cooper & Mitchell, by 7:30am. If you missed the parent meeting, you can read the prezi here https://prezi.com/view/suKWUfUFkwuufNCm0Cm8/

 

Parade Day Notes – Equipment trailers will arrive at the UTA parking lot @7:00am, volunteers, water crew and student leaders arrive 7:15am. All students will be ready to go at 7:30am.

New summer uniform will be worn…

Khaki shorts, band performance shirt, NO hats, white athletic shoes, white socks, brown belt. Remember your sunscreen!

Students must eat breakfast before arriving at the parking lot

 

Color Guard – Color guard will participate with the band on Tuesday as well as the parade practices. In addition to those, the guard will have practice on Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Parents/guardians must contact both Ms. Midori and Mr. Lang with any absences.

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Band fees – The activity fees for band next year will be $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks.

Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Friday, June 29 4:00pm-8:00pm Parade Practice (ALL students)

Friday, June 29 7:00pm-8:00pm Parent Meeting

Monday, July 2 8:00am-12:00pm Parade Practice (ALL students)

Tuesday, July 3 8:00am-12:00pm Parade Practice (ALL students)

Wednesday, July 4 7:30am-11:00am Arlington Independence Day Parade

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/24/2018

Tuesday Band – On Tuesday this week, the band room will open at 3:00pm. Rehearsal will be from 4:00pm-7:00pm. During the summer, we have short practices on Tuesdays to learn some fun marching band music and keep our music playing skills in shape. It is 100% inside the air conditioned band room!

 

Independence Day Parade – All members of the 2018-2019 Pride of Lamar will perform in the parade. Yes, that includes the incoming freshmen! This year, the directors have decided to change the summer uniform and triangle shirt into one in the same. These new shirts will be distributed to all band students during parade rehearsals. Students will be responsible for acquiring khaki shorts to wear with the new shirt. Here is an example of the style of shorts.

Female Shorts – https://goo.gl/AeDN5P or https://goo.gl/S7mBky

Male Shorts – https://goo.gl/NnqioA

Female Shoes – https://goo.gl/K6cnjk

Male Shoes – https://goo.gl/Xxt2de

 

Parade Practice – This Thursday and Friday, we will begin rehearsals for the Independence Day Parade. We start at 4:00pm working on music inside and then move outside to work on parade marching. Rehearsals are over at 8:00pm. Parents, please pick up your students in the north parking lot. Do not stop on Lamar blvd to pick up your students. Students, remember to wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes for being out in the Texas heat. You MUST bring a water jug! https://goo.gl/9RjEyb

Rehearsals will continue on Monday and Tuesday in the mornings from 8:00am-12:00pm. This year, we are unit #27 out of 140+ entries in the Arlington Parade. That is good news! We will be finished with the parade by about 10:00am, which will hopefully be before it gets hot! All students will need to be in the parade assembly area, UTA parking lot off Cooper & Mitchell, by 7:30am. More details regarding the parade at our parent meeting this Friday at 7:00pm in the band room.

 

Drumline – This Tuesday, I would like all percussionists to be in the band room at 3:30pm to meet our new band director and director of percussion. All Lamar band students & parents are welcome to come in and meet our newest director.

 

Color Guard – Color guard will participate with the band on Tuesday as well as the parade practices. In addition to those, the guard will have practice on Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Parents/guardians must contact both Ms. Midori and Mr. Lang with any absences.

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Band fees – The activity fees for band next year will be $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks.

Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, June 25    10:00am-3:00pm    Field Leadership & Band Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 26    4:00pm-7:00pm        Tuesday Evening Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 27    6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Choreography Camp

Thursday, June 28    4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice (ALL students)

Thursday, June 28    6:30pm-8:00pm        Booster Club Meeting (all parents welcome)

Friday, June 29        4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice (ALL students)

Friday, June 29        7:00pm-8:00pm        Parent Meeting

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/18/2018

Summer Rehearsals – Last week we had a fantastic fundamentals camp! The new members of the Pride of Lamar worked hard and exceeded our expectations! Instruments were assigned and music was passed out. We look forward to Tuesday evening rehearsals.

 

Tuesday Band – If you missed last week, we will get you caught up tomorrow at Tuesday evening band. It will be from 4:00pm-7:00pm. During the summer, we have short practices on Tuesdays to learn some fun marching band music and keep our music playing skills in shape. It is 100% inside the air conditioned band room!

 

Independence Day Parade – The parade is right around the corner. All members of the 2018-2019 Pride of Lamar will perform. This year, the directors have decided to change the summer uniform and triangle shirt into one in the same. These new shirts will be distributed to all band students during parade rehearsals. Students will be responsible for acquiring khaki shorts to wear with the new shirt. Here is an example of the style of shorts. THESE ARE EXAMPLES, NOT THE REQUIRED SHORTS/SHOES.

Female Shorts – https://goo.gl/AeDN5P or https://goo.gl/S7mBky

Male Shorts – https://goo.gl/NnqioA

Female Shoes – https://goo.gl/K6cnjk

Male Shoes – https://goo.gl/Xxt2de

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Band fees – The activity fees for band next year will be $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks.

Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Nobody has everything but everybody has something.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, June 19 4:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday Evening Band Rehearsal

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/10/2018

New School Year – With graduation last night, it really made me think about how cyclical high school band and my job can be. It is bittersweet to watch my seniors graduate. Then, a couple days later, I’ll have a fresh class of new band members to get to know for the next four years of our lives. I for one am very excited to start the new school year and to get to know all the new faces, both students and parents. I already see the tremendous potential for success! Welcome new members of the Pride of Lamar!

 

Summer Rehearsals – Tomorrow we begin our 3 day marching fundamentals camp. This is a fun three days to get everyone moving the same way. We will also pass out some music and work on playing our instruments the same way. Students will come away from these 3 days with plenty to practice at home to stay in shape over the summer break. We will check out instruments and pass out copies of music. We have many other events over the summer. Most important being the August band camp and the Independence Day Parade.

 

Fundamentals Camp – Monday and Tuesday this week are Freshmen and leadership only. On Wednesday, we invite all the 10-12 grade students. We will start at 8:00am in the band room. Band room opens 30 mins early for leadership meetings. At 10:00am we will go to the MAC (indoor football field) to practice marching fundamentals. We will be finished at 12:00pm. Rides should drop off and pick up students in the parking lot north of Lamar blvd (across from the band hall entrance). Do not stop on Lamar blvd, it is a $400 fine for stopping on the street. The Arlington Police Department ask me to remind students and parents of this during marching season. Remember to bring a water bottle, athletic shoes, and comfortable clothes for moving around.

 

Communication – We try to make communication easy. Our main forms of communication are email, Remind texts, and the google calendar. We use our social media for announcements / achievements and photos. The calendar can be added to your personal calendar via the +GoggleCalendar link at the bottom of our website. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Band fees – The activity fees for band next year will be $275. This $25 increase per student is to help us with the increased cost of transportation. Just one day during marching season can cost the band well over $1000. We will have a band registration day on August 4th to pay these fees and take care of may other forms and various uniform fitting tasks.

Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “The way to get ahead is to start now.” – William Feather

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, June 11 8:00am-12:00pm Fundamentals camp (freshmen & leaders only)

Tuesday, June 12 8:00am-12:00pm Fundamentals camp (freshmen & leaders only)

Wednesday, June 13 8:00am-12:00pm Fundamentals camp (ALL 18-19 Pride of Lamar)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/28/2018

Last Week of the School Year – It has truly been a great year for the Lamar band. Hats off to the seniors for their dedication. This will likely be the last weekly newsletter that you will all receive. Nevertheless, you are always welcome in the Lamar band room! If you would like to join us in the Independence Day Parade this summer, just let us know.

The end of a year marks a moment of change. Many faces change from one year to the next. The PRIDE of Lamar stays the same. Enjoy your time with one another and look forward to the next chapter with open minds and a little Viking fight!

 

TSSEC – Congratulations to Julie, Pablo, Exauce, and Jon on receiving excellent rating awards at the UIL State Solo & Ensemble contest! Josh Wehr received a superior rating on his solo and earned a gold medal! Congratulations on very hard work to all who went to Austin to compete at the state level!

 

Band Auditions – The directors were very excited and pleased with the auditions last week. The competition is stiff all sections and all students were well prepared. The directors will send schedule assignments to the counselors. All students will double block band. In extreme cases, students will be allowed to single block. I will work with the counselors and parents directly on those situations.

 

Uniform Check In – Tuxedos must be dry cleaned and returned to Mr. Carlton in the plastic from the dry cleaning company. Dresses must be cleaned by following the instructions provided by the quartermasters. Dress washing instructions attached.

 

Instrument Check In – School owned instruments must all be checked in this week. Those that need them for graduation band will check them in and back out. If you have damaged your instrument, it must be repaired before you can be checked in and cleared.

 

Graduation Band – Rehearsals are Tuesday May 29th 3:00-4:30, Tuesday June 5th 2:30-4:00, Graduation Day, Saturday June 9th 2:30-9:00. All sophomores and juniors are expected to perform. If you have any issues with these dates, please talk to a director.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or do not understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to pick up diplomas or enroll in class in AISD next fall. You may pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “The way to get ahead is to start now.” – William Feather

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, May 29    3:00pm-4:30pm        Graduation Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 29    3:00pm-7:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 30    3:00pm-4:00pm        Jazz Studies Auditions

Wednesday, May 30    3:00pm-7:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 31    6:00pm-9:00pm        Musical Performance

Friday, June 1        6:00pm-9:00pm        Musical Performance

Saturday, June 2    6:00pm-9:00pm        Musical Performance

Saturday, June 2    9:00am-5:00pm        Color Guard Practice

Sunday, June 3        12:00pm-5:00pm    Color Guard Practice

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/20/2018

Spring Band Concert – Magnificent performance! The directors are very proud of the students performance this past Thursday evening. Thank you to all who came out to support the amazing Lamar band students!

 

Solo & Ensemble – Yesterday, over 200 band students from Lamar, Nichols, and Shackelford performed solos and ensembles for a panel of judges. Great job to all those who performed and congratulations to all the division 1 ratings!

 

Band Auditions – All students will be in a concert band class in the fall. The audition places them by ability level into the Wind Symphony or Symphonic Band. The audition will also help us to decide part distribution in the marching band. Here are the details the students were given a month ago and that scroll on the projector every day.

(The audition will be blind. Therefore, if you have any scheduling issues, please speak with a director that is not assigned to judge your instrument.)

Wednesday May 23rd 3:00pm

Playing for Mr. Bibb – Tubas, Percussion

Playing for Mr. Carlton – Flutes, Saxes (Tenor/Bari)

Playing for Mr. Lang – French Horns, Euphoniums

Thursday May 24th 3:00pm

Playing for Mr. Bibb – Clarinets

Playing for Mr. Carlton – Trombones, Saxes (Alto)

Playing for Mr. Lang – Double Reeds, Trumpets

BRASS AND WOODWIND AUDITION MATERIAL

12 major scales and chromatic scale

A prepared etude that is selected by the Lamar band staff

Sight-reading excerpt

 

AUDITION PROCESS

The auditions are held at the Lamar HS band hall.  When you arrive, there will be a sign in sheet. Students will audition in the order in which they arrive. Warm up will take place in the band room or hall outside the band room. When it is your turn to audition, you will first perform the chromatic scale and 4 of your 12 major scales (the monitor will have a list of selected scales for you in the audition room). Scales should be performed at your best tempo and full range where possible.  The highest scores will go to those who perform accurately, the full range of the instrument, at a high tempo, and with musicality. After scales, you will perform your prepared etude.

The last part of the audition will be a sight reading exercise. It will be used to evaluate your ability to interpret and perform music at sight. There are 3 levels to the sight reading audition. Each level is more challenging than the last. You will only be allowed to move on to the next level if you are successful with the previous excerpt. You will have 30 seconds to analyze each excerpt.

 

Uniform Check In – Tuxedos must be dry cleaned and returned to Mr. Carlton in the plastic from the dry cleaning company. Dresses must be cleaned by following the instructions provided by the quartermasters. Dress washing instructions attached.

 

Graduation Band – Rehearsals are Tuesday May 29th 3:00-4:30, Tuesday June 5th 2:30-4:00, Graduation Day, Saturday June 9th 2:30-9:00. All sophomores and juniors are expected to perform. If you have any issues with these dates, please talk to a director.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or do not understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to pick up diplomas or enroll in class in AISD next fall. You may pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, May 21    3:00pm-7:00pm        Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal

Monday, May 21    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 22    9:00am-11:00am    Senior Awards Assembly

Tuesday, May 22    3:00pm-4:30pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 22    7:00pm-8:00pm        Viking Thunder Percussion Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, May 23    3:00pm-6:00pm        Fall Band Auditions

Wednesday, May 23    7:00pm-9:00pm        Orchestra Spring Concert

Thursday, May 24    3:00pm-6:00pm        Fall Band Auditions

Thursday, May 24    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 24    6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Practice

Friday, May 25        3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Friday, May 25        6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Practice

Saturday, May 26    9:00am-5:00pm        Color Guard Technique & Choreography Clinic

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/13/2018

Mothers Day – Happy mothers day to all our band moms! Students, be sure to thank your mothers for their support of your music education. The band directors are very thankful for so many loving moms who help you to participate in the many events we have in the Lamar band. Special thanks to the awesome moms who volunteer to be “band moms” and help to mother the 160 students of the Pride of Lamar!

 

Concerts – Here we go! The final push to finish the year. Concerts are coming. Please make sure you can make it out to support each other with our exciting couple of weeks of concerts. This week we have jazz and concert bands, next week percussion ensemble and full orchestra. Not to mention the solo festival this Saturday! VFND!

 

Spring Band Concert – This Thursday will be a spectacular concert with all three concert bands. Students need to double check that their formal concert attire (tuxedos & dresses) are clean and pressed. There will be a reception with cookies and punch following the concert. Please bring cookie donations to the band room Thursday afternoon.

 

Solo & Ensemble – The annual Lamar, Shack, Nichols solo & ensemble festival is this Saturday the 19th. Performance times will be posted Monday. Students should be practicing diligently all week to put the finishing touches on their solos.

 

Color Guard – The fall color guard was set this past week. We have 26 members. Welcome to all the new faces! Check the calendar for rehearsal schedules.

 

Jazz – Jazz concert this Tuesday 7:00pm. See Carlton for specific call times and details.

 

Leadership – It was a challenging decision to make in many cases, but we have set the leadership team for the fall. Everyone who auditioned showed great character and dedication to the Pride of Lamar!

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or do not understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “A PERSON WHO HELPS OTHERS SIMPLY BECAUSE IT SHOULD OR MUST BE DONE, AND BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, IS INDEED WITHOUT A DOUBT, A REAL SUPERHERO.” – STAN LEE

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, May 8        6:30pm-8:00pm        Lamar Band Booster Club Meeting @ Lamar (all invited)

Monday, May 14    3:00pm-5:00pm        Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal

Monday, May 14    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 15    3:00pm-4:30pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 15    7:00pm-8:30pm        Spring Jazz Ensembles Concert

Wednesday, May 16    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 17    7:00pm-8:30pm        Spring Band Concert

Saturday, May 19    8:00am-1:00pm        Lamar Cluster Band Solo & Ensemble Festival

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/6/2018

Banquet – The banquet was a success! The new venue was very spacious and worked out very nicely for the event. Congratulations to all the award winners! The band & orchestra students cleaned up nicely!

 

Concerts – This week is a light week for after school events. Next week is much busier. Our spring band concert is May 17th and we hope to see everyone there! Jazz is the 15th, Percussion the 22nd, and full orchestra the 23rd.

 

Color Guard – The fall color guard was set this past week. We have 26 members. Welcome to all the new faces! Check the calendar for rehearsal schedules.

 

Jazz – The jazz bands performed their final contest this past Saturday. They sounded great!

 

Leadership – It was a challenging decision to make in many cases, but we have set the leadership team for the fall. Everyone who auditioned showed great character and dedication to the Pride of Lamar!

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or do not understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.” – Josh Billings

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, May 7        3:00pm-7:00pm        Drumline

Tuesday, May 8        3:00pm-4:30pm        Full Orchestra

Tuesday, May 8        6:30pm-8:00pm        Lamar Band Booster Club Meeting @ Lamar (all invited)

Saturday, May 12    ?            Lamar Prom

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/29/2018

Car Wash – Thank you to all that helped in the car wash. We earned higher than our average in donations Saturday, $1845.89! A big thank you to Beth Kinman on being the car wash coordinator for the past 12 car washes! We greatly appreciate your dedication to The Pride of Lamar!

 

Banquet – The Lamar band & orchestra banquet is May 5th at UTA. We will have tickets on sale this week. It is imperative that all band fees are fully paid to be able to purchase and attend the spring banquet. This is a formal event with awards, scholarships, slideshows, food, music, and dancing. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

Color Guard – Clinics have already begun and auditions are this week! Invite your friends to join the award winning Lamar Guard!

 

Jazz – This week is the final push to the final contest. Jazz festival this Saturday. See Carlton for details.

 

Leadership – Over 40 Lamar band students are currently in the audition process for the student leadership team for next school year. Auditions will take place on May 4th. We will have our final practice clinics Tuesday from 3:00-4:00. Band council elections will take place this week during class.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or do not understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Apr 30            3:00pm-7:00pm        Percussion Ensemble & Drumline Auditions

Monday, Apr 30            3:00pm-4:00pm        Symphonic Band Brass Sectionals

Tuesday, May 1            3:00pm-4:30pm        Leadership Audition Practice

Tuesday, May 1            7:00pm            Shackelford JH Band Concert @ LHS

Tuesday, May 1             6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Auditions Round 2

Wednesday, May 2        3:00pm-4:00pm        Symphonic Band Woodwind Sectionals

Wednesday, May 2        6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Auditions Round 2

Thursday, May 3        3:00pm-4:30pm        Jazz 1

Thursday, May 3        6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Auditions Round 2

Thursday, May 3        7:00pm            Nichols Band Concert @ Nichols

Friday, May 4            3:00pm-7:00pm        Leadership Auditions

Saturday, May 5            6:00am-noon        Jazz Band Contest

Saturday, May 5            6:00pm-10:00pm    Band & Orchestra Banquet @ UTA

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/21/2018

Orlando Trip – I think I am finally recovered and rested after a very exhausting weekend in Orlando! The Lamar band & orchestra had a fantastic trip to Disney World and Universal Studios. We competed in the Festival Disney contest and walked away with many awards. The full orchestra won Best in Class and the “Silver Mickey” award for all orchestra at Festival Disney! Helen Hulsey won an outstanding soloist award. The concert band won Best in Class and the “Gold Mickey” for the top score of ALL bands at the music festival! In all our years competing at Disney, we have never achieved these top honors. Congrats to the students on representing Lamar, Arlington, and Texas in such superior way!

We would like to give a special thanks to the amazing chaperones on the trip, Ms. Adams-Bates, Ms. Oliver, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Van Zandt, Ms. Lang, and Mr. Mohajer! Thank you for all your help!

 

Seniors – Scholarships are available to Lamar band seniors. The booster club provides the opportunity to earn money for college. All seniors should apply for one or all four of our scholarship opportunities. Forms are due Wednesday. Download and print here http://www.lamarmusic.org/scholarships/

 

Color Guard – Clinics have already begun and auditions are this week! Invite your friends to join the award winning Lamar Guard!

 

Jazz – The jazz ensemble will be performing at the Jones Night of Jazz at Jones Elementary school this Friday. See Mr. Carlton for details.

 

Car Wash – This Saturday is the annual spring band car wash. ALL band students will participate. We need parents to sign up as chaperones to oversee each site. There is a morning and afternoon shift. Please sign up today! Student list attached to this email.

 

Leadership – Over 40 Lamar band students are currently in the audition process for the student leadership team for next school year. Auditions will take place on May 4th. We will have practice clinics Wednesday and Friday this week from 3:00-4:00.

 

Banquet – The Lamar band & orchestra banquet is May 5th at UTA. We will have tickets on sale this week. It is imperative that all band fees are fully paid to be able to purchase and attend the spring banquet. This is a formal event with awards, scholarships, slideshows, food, music, and dancing. Parents are invited.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Log-in to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Apr 23 3:00pm-7:00pm Percussion Ensemble & Drumline Auditions

Tuesday, Apr 24 6:00pm-8:00pm Color Guard Auditions

Wednesday , Apr 25 6:00pm-8:00pm Color Guard Auditions

Wednesday, Apr 25 3:00pm-4:00pm Leadership Audition Clinic

Wednesday, Apr 25 3:00pm Senior Scholarship Forms Due

Thursday, Apr 26 6:00pm-8:00pm Color Guard Auditions

Thursday, Apr 26 4:00pm-6:00pm Percussion Ensemble

Friday, Apr 27 3:00pm-4:00pm Leadership Audition Clinic

Friday, Apr 27 Evening Jones Night of Jazz

Saturday, Apr 28 Morning/Afternoon Lamar band spring car wash!

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/8/2018

UIL – SWEEPSTAKES! I can’t begin to express how proud I am of the Pride of Lamar. Each member of this band program should be very proud of their hard work this year. Every concert band earned ratings higher than last year, and the Freshman band earned one of the highest sub-non varsity band scores on stage ever at Lamar. The Wind Symphony earned straight ones on stage and a 1 in sight-reading. With the 1 from marching season, we have earned our first UIL Sweepstakes since 2010. Before that it was 2005! This is a great accomplishment. The retired Lamar band directors Mark Pease and Steve Musser were very impressed and proud of the accomplishment. We have heard many congratulatory comments on the performances. However, like I said last week, no rating can express the musical journey you have been on and the experience of playing great music at a high level.

 

Winterguard – Congratulations to the varsity winterguard! They medaled at the NTCA Winterguard Championships today in Flower Mound! They are bringing home bronze medals and the 3rd place trophy. So proud of these very dedicated performers. The Lamar guard continues to be a exemplary performing unit at LHS. Way to go Pride of Lamar!!!

 

Leadership – On Monday we will have a very brief meeting to kick off the leadership auditions for the 2018-2019 school year. We encourage ALL students to attend this to learn about the different leadership opportunities available and how to audition for them. This meeting is also required for drumline and color guard leadership positions.

 

Orlando Trip – This is the big week! We will be sending out reminders and tips for packing via the trip remind. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. My first tip is to start packing today!

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.” – Nido Qubein

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Apr 9 3:00pm-3:15pm Leadership Audition General Meeting

Monday, Apr 9 3:16pm-7:00pm Percussion Ensemble and Drumline Auditions

Tuesday, Apr 10 3:00pm-5:00pm Orlando Trip Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Apr 10 6:30pm-8:00pm LBBC Meeting (all parents invited)

Wednesday, Apr 11 3:00pm-4:30pm Orlando Trip Concert Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Apr 12 3:00pm-4:00pm Leadership Audition Clinic

Thursday, Apr 12 4:00pm-6:00pm Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal

Thursday, Apr 12 6:00pm-6:30pm Orlando Trip Luggage Check In

Friday, Apr 13 4:00am Orlando Trip begins at Dallas Love Field Airport

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/31/2018

Sectionals – This week is UIL week for all concert bands. Due to the performance schedules, we must have after school rehearsals. See the Events below.

 

UIL Itineraries – I am very proud of all the hard work the Lamar band students have put in this semester. Thanks to all that came out to the parent appreciation concert. This week the students perform at UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation. 6 judges will give these musicians a score from 1-5. However, a number from a judge is only a snapshot of what these students have learned on this musical journey. The incredible amount of growth is truly impressive and the directors are proud of the Pride of Lamar! We want this week to be special and a celebration of this hard work. Students need to arrive to school on their UIL day ready to perform. This includes clean and pressed tuxedos and dresses. Well groomed hair and well feed stomachs. Remember the little details like black socks, bow ties, and button up white dress shirts. Students should have their instrument clean (brass polished) and woodwinds should have plenty of broken-in reeds ready to go. Parents, we would love for you to attend UIL with us. However, we do understand that our performance draw is in the middle of the work day. If you have any questions, please let me know. VFND!

 

Orlando Trip – The final payment of $135.00 is due. The balance of the trip payment and all band fees are due by April 2nd. The final payments need to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees are due by April 2nd. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Apr 2 3:00pm-4:30pm Freshman Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Apr 3 3:00pm-4:30pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, Apr 4 3:00pm-4:30pm Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Friday, Apr 6 3:00pm-4:30pm Orlando Trip Jazz Rehearsal

Sunday, Apr 8 TBD Varsity Winterguard NTCA Championship

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

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Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/25/2018

PastaPalooza! – Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our annual pasta palooza fundraiser! Thanks to the booster club for their hard work putting it together.

 

Jazz – CONGRATULATIONS! Yesterday, the jazz bands competed at both the TCU and Tarleton University Jazz Festivals. At the Tarleton State Festival, the Lamar Jazz Ensemble 1 took first place! Senior jazz vocalist Chyn a Dillard was recognized as an outstanding musician and Dyamond Mays was recognized as the most outstanding woodwind soloist and received a $500 scholarship to Tarleton State University! Congratulations on an impressive day for ALL the Lamar jazz musicians. You represented LHS with PRIDE, class, and integrity!

 

Winterguard – The Lamar Blue (JV) Winterguard performed this weekend at the NTCA Regional A championships at Marcus HS. They had a good performance with a great flag feature. Congratulations on a great season!

Parent Appreciation UIL Concert – We want ALL parents to come enjoy a concert, specifically for you! Tuesday, March 27th. Starts at 7:00 with the freshman band, 7:40 with the symphonic band, and 8:15 with the wind symphony. The bands have worked VERY hard all semester on this UIL concert season. We want to show off all their hard work and many hours of practice. They go to contest on April 3,4,5. Itineraries attached.

 

Orlando Trip – We have a mandatory trip meeting this Thursday 3/29 in the band room. The student traveler and a parent/guardian must be present.

If at all possible, please pay the final payment of $135.00 as soon as possible. The balance of the trip payment and all band fees are due by April 2nd. The final payments need to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Sectionals – Check the weekly sectional schedule weekly. We are very close to our UIL performances.

 

Band fees – All band and guard fees are due by April 2nd. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Mar 27 7:00pm-8:45pm Parent Appreciation UIL Concert (All Bands)

Thursday, Mar 29 7:00pm-8:00pm Spring Trip Parent Meeting (Mandatory)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/18/2018

Winterguard Success – Congratulations to the varsity winterguard on a very exciting weekend! Yesterday and this morning the Lamar guard competed in the WGI Southwest Power Regional in Denton. They entered prelim with 40 schools representing 5 different states. They advanced from prelim to Semi-Finals, and last night they advanced to the top 11 and performed in Finals at 10:06am this morning. They had an incredible performance and are still awaiting final results as of the writing of this email. See the results at this WGI link http://www.wgi.org/color-guard/2018-scores/ This is a major event with groups from many states and even a group from Canada! Congrats to our amazing Lamar band students on performing at the international level!

 

PastaPalooza! – Be at Lamar on Thursday March 22nd 5:30pm-8:00pm for great music and great food! Food will be served from 5:30-6:30. There will be performances from both jazz bands, the jazz combo, a woodwind trio, a brass quintet, and solos from Pablo Sanchez, Ryan Fuhrmann, and Jon Gordon. After the delicious pasta dinner and silent auction, the winterguards will both perform in gym B. At the conclusion of the winterguard performances, we will announce the silent auction winners in gym B. Tickets are available before the event for $10 and at the door for $15. Order tickets online here https://goo.gl/RhJDEq

 

Spring Pep Rally – This Friday is our annual spring pep rally. The winterguard will be performing and the marching band will of course provide plenty of peppy music! All band students will wear the 2017 show shirt to the pep rally. We will be uniform for this performance.

 

Jazz – Come out this Wednesday and check out the jazz bands perform at Lamar at 5:00pm. This weekend they will be performing at the TCU and Tarleton Jazz Festivals. Come support our awesome jazz musicians!

 

Orlando Trip – The March payment was due March 5th – $225.00. Final payment April 2nd – $135.00. The final payments need to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Sectionals – Check the weekly sectional schedule weekly. We are very close to our UIL performances.

 

Events Calendar – I have attached the spring and summer calendars to this email. I made very minor updates to the calendars. The two most important summer events are the Independence Day Parade and the August Band Camp. We ask that you plan family vacations around these events. The August Band Camp is where we learn the majority of the fall competition show. Student attendance is vital to the success of our band program. Arrange to be back from all vacations by July 30th.

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Mar 21 5:00pm-6:30pm Jazz Band Concert @ LHS

Thursday, Mar 22 5:30pm-8:00pm PastaPalooza!

Friday, Mar 23 2:00pm-2:50pm Spring pep rally

Saturday, Mar 24 All Day TCU and Tarleton Jazz Festivals

Saturday, Mar 24 All Day NTCA Winterguard Championship (Lamar Blue)

Tuesday, Mar 27 7:00pm-8:30pm Parent Appreciation UIL Concert (All Bands)

Thursday, Mar 29 7:00pm-8:00pm Spring Trip Parent Meeting (Mandatory)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/4/2018

Orlando Trip – The March payment is due March 5th – $225.00. Final payment April 2nd – $135.00. The final payments need to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Open House – Tomorrow, March 5th, is the spring open house at Lamar. Come by the band room and say hello. The percussionists will be in drumline auditions in the band room with Mr. Bibb. The color guard will be rehearsing in gym C with Ms. Midori. Carlton and Lang will be available in our offices or the hallways outside the band room.

 

Solo & Ensemble – Congratulations to all the students who represented Lamar on Saturday at UIL solo & ensemble contest. The following students earned a division 1 rating on their solo and will receive a medal tomorrow in class. Jon Gordon, Gabriela Sanchez, Hannah Oakley, Destiny Garcia, Megan McGee, Maalik Meneimneh, Dillon Lee, AJ Sandoval, and Josh Wehr. Jon, Dillon, and Josh all qualified for state solo contest in May. The following students earned a division 1 rating on their ensemble and qualified for state ensemble contest and will receive a medal in class tomorrow. Austin Adams (2 ensembles), Haya Alrahis, Kendall Feldman, Brooke Fitzgerald, Alison Murphy, Ryan Fuhrmann, Jalah Jones, Dillon Lee, Exauce Mpembe, Julie Nickols, and Pablo Sanchez. Congrats on an outstanding day of music!

 

Pre UIL Concert – This Wednesday afternoon/evening is our pre UIL concert at Lamar. The concert bands from Lamar, Shackelford, and Nichols will be performing for judges in the auditorium and orchestra room.  This is a full formal concert so dresses and tuxes are the dress for the event. Students must have correctly fitting dresses and tuxedos. Black dress shoes with black socks are required for the tuxes and closed toe black dress shoes/heels for the dresses. Tuxedos are worn with a white button up dress shirt and black bow tie. If students have any concerns about their formal attire, see Mr. Carlton on Monday or Tuesday. Proper dress is part of the test grade for Wednesday’s concert. Here is the schedule for the event. We would love to have family and friends attend the concerts!

 

Ensemble

Warm Up in Band Room

Concert Performance

Sight Reading Performance

Nichols Varsity

3:00

3:30

3:50

Shackelford Varsity

3:30

4:00

4:20

LHS Freshmen Band

4:00

4:30

5:00

break

LHS Symphonic Band

5:30

6:00

6:30

LHS Wind Symphony

6:00

6:30

7:00

 

Sectionals – I have attached an altered schedule for this week. Please make sure you have transportation figured out ahead of time.

 

Jazz – The fundraiser items will be coming in this week. Make sure you look for a Remind from Carlton on when to pick the items up.

 

Summer Events Calendar – The two most events are the Independence Day Parade and the August Band Camp. We ask that you plan family vacations around these events. The August Band Camp is where we learn the majority of the fall competition show. Student attendance is vital to the success of our band program. Arrange to be back from all vacations by July 30th.

 

PastaPalooza! – Our annual pasta palooza fundraiser is around the corner. Make plans to be at Lamar on Thursday March 22nd for great music and great food!

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.” -Frank Tyger

 

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Mar 7 3:00-7:30 Band Pre UIL Concert

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/25/2018

Saturday – Yesterday the Pride of Lamar had a long and busy day. Jazz 2, Jazz combo, and Jazz 1 all performed and competed in the UTA Jazz Festival. The bands sounded great and represented Lamar with class. Jazz 2 placed second and the jazz combo came in 1st place! The winterguard also had a busy day competing in the NTCA contest at Byron Nelson HS. The guards had great performances with the Lamar varsity guard coming in 3rd place in National A classification! As Mrs. Lang and I went from performance to performance yesterday, one thing that always stands out is that our Lamar band students are well behaved and focused on striving for excellence. It makes me proud to be a Lamar Viking! Shout out to Jarred Carlton and Midori Eng on preparing these kids for their busy days yesterday!

 

Orlando Trip – The February payment is past due. The 6th payment is due March 5th – $225.00. Final payment April 2nd – $90.00. The final payments need to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Solo & Ensemble – The UIL solo & ensemble schedule was sent last week by email to all students participating. It was posted in the band room all last week as well. Make sure transportation has been worked out. Monday will be the first rehearsal with the accompanist. This is the schedule:

 

Time Monday
2:50-3:00 Destiny G.
3:00-3:10 Elijah Hyde
3:10-3:20 Chappelle J.
3:20-3:30 Pablo S.
3:30-3:40 Gabriela S.
3:40-3:50 Hannah Oakley
3:50-4:00 Megan McGee
4:00-4:10 Maalik M.
4:10-4:20 Giovanny O.

 

Sectionals – I have posted the altered sectional schedule below. I typically do not type out the entire after school schedule each week, but due to full orchestra UIL and preparations for our Pre-UIL next week, some important adjustments have been made.

 

Summer Events Calendar – I have attached the summer events calendar. The two most events are the Independence Day Parade and the August Band Camp. We ask that you plan family vacations around these events. The August Band Camp is where we learn the majority of the fall competition show. Student attendance is vital to the success of our band program. Arrange to be back from all vacations by July 30th.

 

Banquet & PIP – The Saturday events in May have changed. Currently we are working on a date for the banquet. Our original date of May 5th is no longer available according to AISD and the PDC policies. We have two tentative dates as of now. May 5th (different location), or May 25th. Mr. Walton and myself are working on a solution. As for Picnic In the Park, we are canceling that event for this year. The band staff weighs many pros and cons when deciding the events for a school year. We hope we can focus on superior stage concerts and the growing solo & ensemble festival at Lamar.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “When you truly believe in what you are doing, it shows. And it pays. Winners in life are those who are excited about where they’re going.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 26        3:00pm-4:30pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Monday, Feb 26        3:00pm-5:00pm        Percussion Ensemble

Monday, Feb 26        3:00pm-4:00pm        SB Trumpets & Horns

Monday, Feb 26        5:00pm-7:00pm        Drumline Auditions

Monday, Feb 26        6:00pm-9:00pm        Winterguard rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 27        3:00pm-4:00pm        SB Flute Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 27        4:00pm-5:00pm        SB Low Brass Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 27        5:00pm-6:00pm        Jazz Combo Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 28    3:00pm-4:30pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 28    3:00pm-4:00pm        SB WW Sectional (no flutes)

Wednesday, Feb 28    6:00pm-9:00pm        Winterguard Blue rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 1        ALL DAY            Full Orchestra UIL

Thursday, Mar 1        3:00pm-4:00pm        Jazz Sectional

Thursday, Mar 1        4:00pm-6:00pm        Percussion Ensemble

Thursday, Mar 1        6:00pm-9:00pm        Winterguard rehearsal

Saturday, Mar 3        ALL DAY            Winterguard NTCA Contest @ Wakeland HS

Saturday, Mar 3        ALL DAY            UIL Solo & Ensemble @ Arlington HS

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/19/2018

Symphonic Band – Sectionals are slightly altered due to Presidents Day. ALL brass will have sectionals from 4:00-5:00 on Tuesday.

 

Wind Symphony – Sectionals are slightly altered due to Presidents Day. ALL HIGH brass will have sectionals on Friday from 3:00-4:00.

 

Orlando Trip – The February payment is past due.

 

Solo & Ensemble – Students must be practicing regularly in preparation for solo & ensemble.

 

Banquet & PIP – The Saturday events in May have changed. Currently we are working on a date for the banquet. Our original date of May 5th is no longer available according to AISD and the PDC policies. We have two tentative dates as of now. May 5th (different location), or May 25th. Mr. Walton and myself are working on a solution. As for Picnic In the Park, we are canceling that event for this year. The band staff weighs many pros and cons when deciding the events for a school year. We hope we can focus on superior stage concerts and the growing solo & ensemble festival at Lamar.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Happiness will come to you when it comes from you. Success will be yours when you choose to take responsibility for making it so.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 19 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 20 3:00pm-4:30pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 21 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard Blue rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 22 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Saturday, Feb 24 ALL DAY Winterguard NTCA Contest @ Byron Nelson HS

Saturday, Feb 24 ALL DAY Lamar Jazz Bands at UTA Jazz Festival

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/11/2018

Winterguard – Congratulations to the Lamar Varsity Winterguard! They competed this past Saturday at the WGI Dallas Regional. They placed in the top 18 out of 36 allowing them to proceed to the finals competition Sat. evening. In finals, they jumped up two spots to finish in 15th. Fantastic performances and showing despite the many guard members that were out all week sick! (not that anyone is keeping track, but we are now 2-0 vs. Martin)  https://twitter.com/VikingBand/status/962439635954798592

 

Full Orchestra Pre-UIL – Tomorrow is our pre UIL event for the orchestras at Lamar. The band students performing have a green slip of paper with all the specific times for their performance. The band directors have encouraged all band students to come watch the LD Bell and Lamar Symphony Orchestras perform at 7:00pm. We will give extra credit to students who can prove that they attended the concerts.

 

Jazz – Tomorrow Jazz 1 will perform at Shackelford JH at 9:20am for the 8th grade band students. They will be excused from 8th period and VFND.

 

Banquet & PIP – The Saturday events in May have changed. Currently we are working on a date for the banquet. Our original date of May 5th is no longer available according to AISD and the PDC policies. We have two tentative dates as of now. May 5th (different location), or May 25th. Mr. Walton and myself are working on a solution. As for Picnic In the Park, we are canceling that event for this year. The band staff weighs many pros and cons when deciding the events for a school year. We hope we can focus on superior stage concerts and the growing solo & ensemble festival at Lamar.

 

Symphonic Band – On Tuesday from 3:00pm-4:30pm Symphonic Band will have a full band sectional/rehearsal. This is the mandatory sectional for the week for all students.

 

Sectionals – This weeks sectional schedule is drastically different due to the band staff attending the annual Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference in San Antonio.

 

TMEA – This Wednesday through Friday the band directors will be out of town at our annual conference. The substitute will have instructions for students to work on homework from other classes, practice their instruments or in some other way be productive in their studies. Students will not be allowed to leave the room and go to other teacher’s classrooms during band class. It is important for us to have a safe classroom environment and to make the job of the substitute as clear and simple as possible.

 

Orlando Trip – The February payment is past due.

 

Solo & Ensemble – Students must be practicing regularly in preparation for solo & ensemble.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 12 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Monday, Feb 12 3:00pm-4:00pm WS High Brass Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 13 6:30pm-8:00pm LBBC Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 13 3:00pm-4:30pm SB Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 13 3:00pm-4:30pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 14 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard Blue rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 15 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Friday, Feb 16 2:50pm End of 4th Six Weeks

Saturday, Feb 17 ALL DAY Winterguard NTCA Contest @ Bishop Lynch HS

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/4/2018

Game Night – This Tuesday is our annual game night social with the 8th grade band students from both junior highs. We will plan video games, board games, and more in the cafeteria from 6:00pm-8:00pm. We will have a parent meeting at 7:30pm in the band room for 8th grade parents. I would like to invite any high school parents that might be willing to talk to junior high parents about the Lamar band. In particular, we would love to have a parent that could translate to spanish. We hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

 

All City – Congratulations to all the Lamar band students who performed at the All-City clinic and concert this past weekend! They represented our band and school with professionalism and exemplary rehearsal etiquette. The concert was fantastic! There will soon be a link to AISD TV for free videos of all concerts. https://twitter.com/VikingBand/status/959976778868641793

 

Winterguard – On Sat. Feb. 10th, the Lamar varsity winterguard will be competing at the WGI contest at Coppell High School. Come out at cheer them on in prelims at 1:30pm. http://wgi.org/individual-events/?single_event=dallas_regional_36

 

Orlando Trip – The beginning of Feb. marks the last opportunity for students to add/drop from the spring trip. Payments must be up to date. See Lang for details.

 

Solo & Ensemble – Students must be practicing regularly in preparation for solo & ensemble.

 

Sectionals – We have set up an after school sectional schedule. I have attached the current assigned times. Attendance will be taken and absences will be reflected in the grade book. Contact your band director if you have a conflict / doctors appointment.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Success is peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.” – JRW

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 5 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 6 6:00pm-8:00pm GAME NIGHT! @ Lamar

Wednesday, Feb 7 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 8 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Friday, Feb 9 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Saturday, Feb 10 ALL DAY Varsity Winterguard @ WGI Coppell HS

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/28/2018

NTCA Winterguard Contest – If you missed the winterguard contest yesterday, it isn’t easy to describe in words the enormity of the event. 80 winterguard units performed from 8:00am to 10:30pm with many performers, directors, and parents camping out all day long in the east side of Lamar HS. I can’t begin to give sufficient credit to all those involved in making the day run smoothly. Many Lamar band students volunteered as much as 26 hours of their time on Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday to help raise money for the the Lamar band program. Thank you booster club for handling concessions, tickets sales, judge meal, hospitality room meals, parking, monitoring, and the many other jobs that were critical to our success. The Pride of Lamar shined once again with an impressive event for north Texas colorguard students. We had schools from as far away as Odessa come and spend the day in north Arlington. On behalf of the Lamar band directors and color guard staff, THANK YOU ALL for your hard work!

 

Orlando Trip – The beginning of Feb. marks the last opportunity for students to add/drop from the spring trip. Payments must be up to date. See Lang for details.

 

Potbelly Sandwiches Fundraiser – This Tuesday 5:00pm to 8:00pm, north Collins Potbelly. 25% of sales go to the Lamar band. Make sure you tell them you are there to support the Lamar band! Flyers attached. Share on social media!

 

Solo & Ensemble – Students must be practicing regularly in preparation for solo & ensemble.

 

Sectionals – We have set up an after school sectional schedule. I have attached the current assigned times. Attendance will be taken and absences will be reflected in the grade book. Contact your band director if you have a conflict / doctors appointment.

 

All Region – Congrats to our 5 amazing musicians that participated in the All-Region honor bands this weekend! All City this upcoming weekend!

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 29 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 30 5:00pm-8:00pm Potbelly Sandwich Fundraiser

Wednesday, Jan 31 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 1 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Friday, Feb 2 6:00pm-9:00pm All City Clinic @ Bowie HS

Saturday, Feb 3 ALL DAY All Cit Clinic & Concert @ Bowie HS

Saturday, Feb 3 ALL DAY Varsity Winterguard rehearsal

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/21/2018

Orlando Trip – The directors must turn in the final list of names for our airline tickets on Monday afternoon. We need names spelled exactly as they are on ID cards / passports. We have a couple of students on the waiting list. If you are on the list or would like to be on the waiting list, see Mr. Lang first thing Monday morning!

 

Volunteers needed – Our big winterguard contest is upon us. We still desperately need volunteers! We need MANY parents and students to volunteer. I expect all color guard families to participate. We also need many other band students and parents to help out. There is a big need for help at the end of the contest, 5:00pm-10:00pm. Sign up now at the following link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44a8aa28a3fa7-winterguard

If you can’t donate your time to volunteer, we do need the following items donated as soon as possible. Electrical tape (many rolls), duct tape (many rolls), pens, pencils, markers, and wristbands for spectators/performers. Send donations to the band room.

 

Winterguard – Congratulations to the Lamar winter guards on outstanding performances Saturday at Martin HS. The varsity winter guard brought home the third place trophy with a score of 71.9 beating our rivals Martin HS! That score is 4 points higher than we have ever scored at our first contest!

 

Solo & Ensemble – UIL Solo & Ensemble entry forms are due Monday. A pdf of the form is attached. Per the band student handbook, all Lamar band students will play a solo or ensemble or both this semester. Specific expectations are listed in the student handbook. I have attached it to this email if you do not have a copy available. Wind Symphony students will participate in UIL solo & ensemble with either a solo or ensemble or both. All other band students are encouraged, but not required to attend UIL solo & ensemble contest.

Sectionals – We have set up an after school sectional schedule. I have attached the current assigned times. Attendance will be taken and absences will be reflected in the grade book. Contact your band director if you have a conflict / doctors appointment.

 

All Region – The students who made the all region honor bands will rehearse this Friday evening and Saturday morning. The all-region concert is Saturday afternoon and evening. We encourage everyone to attend the concerts at Willie Pigg auditorium in Mansfield.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.” – Solomon Ibn Gabriol

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 22 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Wednesday, Jan 24 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 25 6:00pm-9:00pm Winterguard rehearsal

Friday, Jan 26 6:00pm-9:00pm Contest set up

Saturday, Jan 27 ALL DAY NTCA Winterguard contest at Lamar HS!

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/15/2018

Solo & Ensemble – Per the band student handbook, all Lamar band students will play a solo or ensemble or both this semester. Specific expectations are listed in the student handbook. I have attached it to this email if you do not have a copy available. Wind Symphony students will participate in UIL solo & ensemble with either a solo or ensemble or both. All other band students are encouraged, but not required to attend UIL solo & ensemble contest. Entry forms will be distributed on Tuesday. They are due next Monday along with the entry fee.

 

Challenges – Competition helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and form are available via this link. https://goo.gl/forms/Z6NAdDf0Mq0ULMcN2

 

Orlando Trip – Room sign up and airline info meeting on Wednesday Jan. 17th at 3:00pm. Pick your roomates ahead of time, 4 students per room. If you don’t have roomates, the directors can help pair you up with others. Trip payment for Jan. is due today. Here are the upcoming due dates. It is ok to pay early but on time payments are critical as we approach the final payments of the spring trip. Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, April 2.

 

Volunteers needed – We are in the planning stages for the Jan. 27th contest at Lamar. This is a HUGE fundraiser for the booster club. We need MANY parents and students to volunteer. I expect all color guard families to participate. We also need many other band students and parents to help out. We have a sign up now at the following link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44a8aa28a3fa7-winterguard

 

Strategic Plan – The booster club is holding a strategic planning meeting on Thursday. The idea is to look into the future and be proactive now in assuring the success and growth of the Lamar band program. If you would like to to join, please meet in the band room on Thursday Jan. 18th at 6:30pm.

 

Winterguard – The first contest for the winterguards is this Saturday at Martin HS. Good luck! The contest at Lamar on the 27th is quickly approaching. If you can’t donate your time to volunteer, we do need the following items donated as soon as possible. Electrical tape (many rolls), duct tape (many rolls), pens, pencils, markers, and wristbands for spectators/performers. Send donations to the band room.

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Jan 17 3:00pm-3:30pm Orlando trip room sign up

Thursday, Jan 18 3:00pm-6:00pm Jazz 1 Essentially Ellington Recording Session

Thursday, Jan 18 6:30pm-8:00pm Strategic plan meeting in band room

Saturday, Jan 20 9:00am-10:00pm Winterguard contest @ MHS

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/7/2018

Happy New Year – I hope everyone enjoyed a nice break. I know I did! It’s time to get back to it. January will be a different kind of busy. Ensembles preparing for UIL, jazz rehearsals, full orchestra UIL prep, winterguard, and concert band UIL music. Keep up to date with everything going on. If you need a New Year’s Resolution, I encourage you to choose to be more organized. Every student should work on being more accountable and good organizational skills are critical to your success.

 

Tuesday – All students will need instruments for the first day of class. Make sure you practice before school Tuesday. The directors will have high expectations right from the start!

 

Volunteers needed – We are in the planning stages for the Jan. 27th contest at Lamar. This is a HUGE fundraiser for the booster club. We need MANY parents and students to volunteer. I expect all color guard families to participate. We also need many other band students and parents to help out. We have a sign up now at the following link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44a8aa28a3fa7-winterguard

 

Orlando Trip – Payments are due! Room sign up coming very soon. Talk to friends about rooming together. 4 students per room.

 

Winterguard – Turn in your winterguard fee payments before school.

 

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Quote of the Week – “A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Jan 9 7:35am First day of spring semester

Thursday, Jan 11 6:30pm-8:30pm Band Booster Club Meeting

Saturday, Jan 13 all day Area Auditions (good luck Dyamond & Terrance!)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com