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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/1/2020

Summer – We made it to summer break! I hope all students get a little break from the constant canvas updates and zoom meetings. Many have ask me about the summer band schedule. I am still waiting on guidance from the AISD fine arts office. The UIL has released restrictions and expectations for all marching bands in the state. As of now, our next scheduled event is parade practice at the end of June. We will most likely schedule sectionals before that if we are allowed to by our fine arts director of AISD. I am very hopeful that we will have our big marching band camp at the end of July and beginning of August. I have attached my summer schedule as of today. I hope I can update it very soon with more details.

 

Instrument & Uniform Expectations – Since the district is mandating that students keep instruments and uniforms all summer, we need to make sure they are in working order for the fall. Keep your tuxedos and dresses hanging in a closet. Instruments should be stored in a cool and dry place. If you have any issues with an instrument, Brook Mays Music in Arlington was providing free repairs during Covid-19. I do not know the details, but you might give them a call. Otherwise, Rivard Brothers Instrument Specialists are highly recommended professional instrument repairmen. They are big supporters of the Lamar band as Dana Rivards son’s both graduated from Lamar and the band program.

 

Virtual Banquet – I hope everyone enjoyed our virtual banquet. It was a lot of fun and most important, it was great to acknowledge so many great students. Special thanks to Nathalia Simon, Haya Alrahis, Karla Flores, Mr. Riley, Mr. Kelly, Miss Midori, Mr. Hagman, Mrs. Howerton, and everyone who chipped in to make it a great experience.

 

Seniors – Thank you for your service to the Lamar Band program! You will continue to get these emails a bit longer. Once I “roll up” charms, you will be alumni in my system and no longer receive my emails. If you want to continue to keep up with the band program, let me know. I am considering a Lamar Band alumni Band App page. We will be in contact going forward. I’m not done with you yet. We are working on a possible picnic once we are cleared to do so. Thank you to Karla Flores (alumni) for putting together the “senior of the day” project! We are finishing up the project fairly soon and posting a senior every day.

 

Marching Band Music PDFs – including the latest show music, fight song, and alma mater.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I_a2epZ0PGm8o2fmKsmF7yLvzEezRZMW?usp=sharing

 

SmartMusic Links

The Lamar Fight Song – https://bit.ly/2AeZcTF

The Lamar Alma Mater – https://bit.ly/2YXNPKn

The Lamar HS Marching Band Fall Show 2020 – https://bit.ly/3dkFILy

You will have to select your part in the dropdown menu under the play button once the file loads. Remember you must use a Chrome browser on a computer/laptop to run SmartMusic.

 

BAND APP – To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Quote of the Week“There is a grace of kind listening, as well as a grace of kind speaking.” – Frederick William Faber

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

 

Click these icons to see The Lamar Band on social media

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/25/2020

Week At A Glance – Here is a quick view of what is planned this week.

Tuesday & Wednesday – Leadership Audition Interviews

Thursday – 7:00pm Virtual Banquet

Friday – 11:00-2:00 Instrument and Uniform Return

 

Instrument & Uniform Return – The district has made the decision to have ONLY seniors and students who are leaving AISD return their instruments and uniforms. All other students will keep instruments and uniforms, as well as chromebooks, until the fall semester. On May 29th, Lamar Band & Orchestra will be returning equipment. Last names A-M will arrive 11:00am-12:30pm and N-Z 12:30pm-2:00pm. You will stay in your car and pull in the bus lane on the north side of the building off of Lamar Blvd. You will hand off instruments to a director from your car and bring dresses and tuxes in a plastic bag. No worry about cleaning anything, the district will handle that. If you are a student who is leaving AISD this summer, please email me ASAP so we know to expect you on the 29th. ANY students with personal items in their band cubby that is essential (ie. clothing/shoes, backpacks, cellphones, glasses) for the summer must contact a director so that we can bag it and have it ready for pick up. If it can wait until summer band practices, it should wait. It is safe in the band room and AISD doesn’t want students to worry about the small stuff like binders, etc.

 

Virtual Banquet – I wanted to let you know that we are planning a virtual banquet on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00pm. We will stream live online. Not sure of the technical details yet, but we will let you know ahead of time. We need some more photos of all the various events this school year. Email them to simonnana083102@gmail.com ASAP!!! Senior photos should be sent to Mr. Lang at dlang@aisd.net

 

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors 

  • Make sure you have all AISD band / guard equipment ready for return Friday.
  • Lamar HS will do senior check out June 1 & 2 more info here.
  • LAST CALL! Make sure you have shared your photo and filled out the form. Email a senior photo to karlaflores2953@gmail.com
  • Shackelford PTA has their scholarship application available for students who attended in 7th and 8th grade.
  • Mr. B from Navarro college told me they are extending their application and scholarship process. They have great opportunities and a lot of scholarship money left. He said they are seeking all instruments and guard but the biggest need they have is Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Clarinet. Contact info joshua.buckrucker@navarrocollege.edu and Band.NavarroCollege.edu
  • If you are going to UTA, go here to fill out the marching band form

 

Marching Band Music PDFs – including the latest show music, fight song, and alma mater.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I_a2epZ0PGm8o2fmKsmF7yLvzEezRZMW?usp=sharing

 

SmartMusic Links

The Lamar Fight Song – https://bit.ly/2AeZcTF

The Lamar Alma Mater – https://bit.ly/2YXNPKn

The Lamar HS Marching Band Fall Show 2020 – https://bit.ly/3dkFILy

You will have to select your part in the dropdown menu under the play button once the file loads. Remember you must use a Chrome browser on a computer/laptop to run SmartMusic.

 

BAND APP – We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. It is important that EVERYONE use their full real name and a picture of your face for the profile. This is mandatory. I will delete or deny accounts that are not set up this way. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Quote of the Week – “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” – Sun Tzu

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

 

Click these icons to see The Lamar Band on social media

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/19/2020

Lamar Band Classes – The assignment this week is a 10 minute video and an 8 question quiz.

Watch this video

Complete the quiz

 

Instrument & Uniform Return – The district has made the decision to have ONLY seniors and students who are leaving AISD return their instruments and uniforms. All other students will keep instruments and uniforms, as well as chromebooks, until the fall semester. On May 29th, Lamar Band & Orchestra will be returning equipment. Last names A-M will arrive 11:00am-12:30pm and N-Z 12:30pm-2:00pm. You will stay in your car and pull in the bus lane on the north side of the building off of Lamar Blvd. You will hand off instruments to a director from your car and bring dresses and tuxes in a plastic bag of some sort. No worry about cleaning anything, the district will handle that. If you are a student who is leaving AISD this summer, please email me ASAP so we know to expect you on the 29th. All students with personal items in their band cubby that is essential (ie. clothing/shoes, backpacks, cellphones, glasses) for the summer must contact a director so that we can bag it and have it ready for pick up. If it can wait until summer band practices, it should wait. It is safe in the band room and AISD doesn’t want students to worry about the small stuff like binders, etc.

 

Virtual Banquet – I wanted to let you know that we are planning a virtual banquet on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00pm. We will stream live online. Not sure of the technical details yet, but we will let you know ahead of time. Right now, we just need to get together some of the content. If you have any great photos from the school year, please send them to me. We will have a little slideshow of various events. Other things on the agenda…

  • Director Awards
  • Scholarships Awards
  • Letter Awards
  • “Silly” Awards
  • Senior Slideshow

 

ALL BAND STUDENTS need to fill out the band letter award form. This should make it easier than ever to fill out the points you earned towards your letter. Email us with questions.

 

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors – We need your best baby picture, a elementary or middle school picture, and your favorite senior picture for the virtual banquet slideshow! Email them to me dlang@aisd.net

  • This Friday is the senior parade in the north parking lot of Lamar. Just for seniors and Lamar staff. May 22nd at 1:00pm.
  • Make sure you have shared your photo and filled out the form. Email a senior photo to karlaflores2953@gmail.com
  • Senior scholarship and college info – The band scholarships are due May 22nd and are available here Lamar Band Booster Club Scholarships
  • Shackelford PTA has their scholarship application available for students who attended in 7th and 8th grade.
  • Mr. B from Navarro college told me they are extending their application and scholarship process. They have great opportunities and a lot of scholarship money left. He said they are seeking all instruments and guard but the biggest need they have is Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Clarinet. Contact info joshua.buckrucker@navarrocollege.edu and Band.NavarroCollege.edu
  • If you are going to UTA, go here to fill out the marching band form

 

Leadership – Auditions will take place virtually this year. Details are posted in the Band App page for Future Leadership 2020

 

Marching Band Music PDFs – including the latest show music, fight song, and alma mater.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I_a2epZ0PGm8o2fmKsmF7yLvzEezRZMW?usp=sharing

 

SmartMusic Links

The Lamar Fight Song – https://bit.ly/2AeZcTF

The Lamar Alma Mater – https://bit.ly/2YXNPKn

The Lamar HS Marching Band Fall Show 2020 – https://bit.ly/3dkFILy

You will have to select your part in the dropdown menu under the play button once the file loads. Remember you must use a Chrome browser on a computer/laptop to run SmartMusic.

 

BAND APP – We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. It is important that EVERYONE use their full real name and a picture of your face for the profile. This is mandatory. I will delete or deny accounts that are not set up this way. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Quote of the Week – “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/11/2020

Lamar Band Classes – This week is the week to make up assignments that you haven’t completed. Focus on last week’s assignments first. If you finished them all, just do the marching band show music assignment that I outlined in Canvas. When SmartMusic gives you a grade, don’t freak out if it is below 70. We will listen to it and adjust the grade if needed. Students will get “PR” in the grade book once assignments are confirmed. Just send us a message so we know you need help. Every week, you must login to Canvas and open every class for the band. This shows us you are seeing the assignments. SmartMusic tracks your practice and recording times and we can see how much each individual spends logged on. This week, we expect a minimum of 15 mins of practicing per day.

 

Seniors – Make sure you have shared your photo and filled out the form. Email a senior photo to karlaflores2953@gmail.com 

 

Senior scholarship and college info – The band scholarships are due May 22nd and are available here Lamar Band Booster Club Scholarships

Shackelford PTA has their scholarship application available for students who attended in 7th and 8th grade.

Mr. B from Navarro college told me they are extending their application and scholarship process. They have great opportunities and a lot of scholarship money left. He said they are seeking all instruments and guard but the biggest need they have is Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Clarinet. Contact info

joshua.buckrucker@navarrocollege.edu

Band.NavarroCollege.edu

If you are going to UTA, go here to fill out the marching band form

 

Dallas Winds Concert Tonight – Radio station 101.1FM will play a performance of the Dallas Winds tonight at 8:00pm. You can listen on the radio or online

May 11, 2020 – 8:00pm

The Dallas Winds

Conductor:  Jerry Junkin

Mars Attacks!

RICHARD STRAUSS:    Also Sprach Zarathustra (from 2001 – A Space Odyssey)

GUSTAV HOLST:   Mars from The Planets

JOHN WILLIAMS:   Close Encounters of the Third Kind

FISHER TULL:   Concerto No. 2 for Trumpet and Band

DAVID ARNOLD:   Independence Day

JERRY GOLDSMITH:   Alien

JOHN WILLIAMS:   Adventures on Earth from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

 

BAND APP – We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. It is important that EVERYONE use their full real name and a picture of your face for the profile. This is mandatory. I will delete or deny accounts that are not set up this way. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Optional Upgrades – These are only optional and not having one will in no way affect your grades on recorded assignments. I have also suggested nice headphone upgrades. Studio style headphones have a much clearer range of response compared to earbuds or non studio style options.

Best cheap option for a microphone upgrade – price has gone up as of 5/11

Best USB tabletop microphone upgrade – price has gone down as of 5/11

Best instrument clip on microphone upgrade

Best cheap option for a studio quality headphone upgrade

 

Online Student Leadership Training – Leadership University is the source of instruction for our future leaders. 45 students have already started and we had two great Zoom meetings. If you are joining late, or missed an exercise, catch up here. All of this material is required for students wanting to audition for a leadership position next school year. You must also join the

Band App Group for Future Leaders.

 

Quote of the Week – “The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” – Michelangelo

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

 

Click these icons to see The Lamar Band on social media

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/3/2020

Lamar Band Classes – We now have 103 students in SmartMusic. Many students are getting their assignments submitted on time. I extended the assignments from last week until midnight tonight. When SmartMusic gives you a grade, don’t freak out if it is below 70. We will listen to it and adjust the grade if needed. Often it just doesn’t pick it up accurately because of the mic or reverb. Students will get “PR” in the grade book once assignments are confirmed. The band directors will be available to do a Zoom tutorial with SmartMusic this week. Just send us a message so we know you need help. Every week, you must login to Canvas and open every class for the band. This shows us you are seeing the assignments. Most assignments will be SmartMusic, Charms recordings, video recordings, or something else outside of Canvas. SmartMusic tracks your practice and recording times and we can see how much each individual spends logged on. This week, we expect a minimum of 15 mins of practicing per day and a couple of recorded assignments to be recorded and submitted by Friday at 1:00pm.

 

Marine Flute Clinic – We had a GREAT flute clinic last week. We are looking to do more of these incredible opportunities.

 

Seniors – We had a great meeting last week. Make sure you have shared your photo and filled out the form. Email a senior photo to karlaflores2953@gmail.com Senior tributes starting this week. I will be sharing senior scholarship and other info in the emails when I get them. The band scholarships are due May 22nd and are available here Lamar Band Booster Club Scholarships

Shackelford PTA has their scholarship application available for students who attended in 7th and 8th grade. 

If you are going to UTA, go here to fill out the marching band form.

 

BAND APP – We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. It is important that EVERYONE use their full real name and a picture of your face for the profile. This is mandatory. I will delete or deny accounts that are not set up this way. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Optional Upgrades – I have had students ask about microphones for recording assignments as the built in computer mics are very low quality. I found a few options. These are only optional and not having one will in no way affect your grades on recorded assignments. I have also suggested nice headphone upgrades. Studio style headphones have a much clearer range of response compared to earbuds or non studio style options.

Best cheap option for a microphone upgrade

Best USB tabletop microphone upgrade

Best instrument clip on microphone upgrade

Best cheap option for a studio quality headphone upgrade

 

Online Student Leadership Training – Leadership University is the source of instruction for our future leaders. 44+ students have already started and we had two great Zoom meetings. If you are joining late, or missed an exercise, catch up here. All of this material is required for students wanting to audition for a leadership position next school year. You must also join the

Band App Group for Future Leaders.

 

Quote of the Week – “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/26/2020

Lamar Band Classes – The first week of band online went well! We now have 87 students in SmartMusic. On Monday during 4th period I will be on Zoom doing a class on using SmartMusic.

Every week, you must logon to Canvas and open every class for band. This shows us you are seeing the assignments. Most assignments will be SmartMusic, Charms recordings, video recordings, or something else outside of Canvas. SmartMusic tracks your practice and recording times and we can see how much each individual spends logged on. This week, we expect a minimum of 15 mins of practicing per day and a couple of recorded assignments to be recorded and submitted by Friday at 1:00pm.

SmartMusic Tutorial Zoom Meeting Monday at 10:30am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89994223640?pwd=YnZ6N0RhR05uWW9vSUJUUnlHSjVoZz09

Meeting ID: 899 9422 3640

Password: 1970

 

Marine Flute Clinic – The US Marine Band is offering clinics and masterclasses online for free. We had our first with the Drum Major of the Marine Band. It was fantastic! If you missed it, go watch the video in the future leaders band group.

This Monday at 11:45am, we have a flute clinic with the Marines flute player Ellen Dooley. All flute players must logon to the band app meeting by 11:45am. Other students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Seniors – We had a great meeting last week. Make sure you have shared your photo and filled out the form. Email a senior photo to karlaflores2953@gmail.com Senior tributes starting this week. I will be sharing senior scholarship and other info in the emails when I get them. For now you need to fill out the Lamar Band Booster Club forms here. If you are going to UTA, go here to fill out the marching band form.

 

BAND APP – We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. It is important that EVERYONE use their full real name and a picture of your face for the profile. This is mandatory. I will delete or deny accounts that are not set up this way. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Optional Upgrades – I have had students ask about microphones for recording assignments as the built in computer mics are very low quality. I found a few options. These are only optional and not having one will in no way affect your grades on recorded assignments. I have also suggested nice headphone upgrades. Studio style headphones have a much clearer range of response compared to earbuds or non studio style options.

Best cheap option for a microphone upgrade

Best USB tabletop microphone upgrade

Best instrument clip on microphone upgrade

Best cheap option for a studio quality headphone upgrade

 

Online Student Leadership Training – Leadership University is the source of instruction for our future leaders. 44+ students have already started and we had two great Zoom meetings. If you are joining late, or missed an exercise, catch up here. All of this material is required for students wanting to audition for a leadership position next school year. You must also join the

Band App Group for Future Leaders.

 

Quote of the Week – “The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.” – Horace Bushnell

 

Communication & Social Media

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

Booster club lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

 

Click these icons to see The Lamar Band on social media

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/19/2020

Lamar Band Classes – Tomorrow we start band assignments online. You must go to Canvas to see the assignment for the week. We will communicate primarily via Band App. Here is just about everything you could ever need to get started with Band App. Parents, feel free to join any class but the most important class will be Lamar Band.

 

To download the band app, go to the app store on your smartphone

For iPhones, go here

For others, go here

Or just use the online web page here https://band.us/

To get help or learn more about the Band App go here

 

THE PRIDE OF LAMAR ON BAND APP

Join the Lamar Band on Band App here 

Join the Freshman Band on Band App here

Join the Symphonic Band on Band App here

Join the Wind Symphony on Band App here

Join the Lamar Guard on Band App here

Join the Lamar Percussion on Band App here

Join the Leadership Team on Band App here

Join the Jazz Program on Band App here

Join the Honors Music on Band App here

Contact me if you have any problems. Use the Band App or my email dlang@aisd.net

 

Marching Band Show Announcement – Monday April 20th at 3:00pm will be the reveal of our show for next fall. We will attempt to stream live on the Band App. After the live event we will post the show must in Smart Music.

 

Marine Drum Major Clinic – The US Marine Band is offering clinics and masterclasses online for free. We have signed up and our first will be with the Drum Major of the Marine Band. It is 12:45pm on Thursday April 23rd. If you are considering being a drum major at any point in time, please watch this Zoom. I want ALL future leader candidates to participate and learn. More details coming soon.

 

Seniors – I am hosting a senior zoom meeting on Tuesday at 1:00pm. We will discuss the senior assignment among other things. We are putting together a senior tribute project and need a couple things. Fill out this form and email a senior picture to karlaflores2953@gmail.com

Zoom meeting details

https://zoom.us/j/91451074927?pwd=cGQvT2Ftck9nQnRuNnExTGdGOTcxZz09

Meeting ID: 914 5107 4927

Password: 1970

 

Football Season – Arlington ISD and Rangers reach agreement for AISD to play football games at Globe Life Park

 

Optional Upgrades – I have had students ask about microphones for recording assignments as the built in computer mics are very low quality. I found a few options. These are only optional and not having one will in no way affect your grades on recorded assignments. I have also suggested nice headphone upgrades. Studio style headphones have a much clearer range of response compared to earbuds or non studio style options.

Best cheap option for a microphone upgrade

Best USB tabletop microphone upgrade

Best instrument clip on microphone upgrade

Best cheap option for a studio quality headphone upgrade

 

Smart Music – We are going to use the SmartMusic software for the class Free Lamar Band 2020.

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: Z6LEF-WA4AC.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:

If you already created an account, you need to switch to this one. It is the full free account code: Z6LEF-WA4AC

 

Consolidation – The band staff is making an effort to consolidate our communication online during this instructional period. The district mandates that assignments are posted on Canvas. Therefore, all assignments for the band will be posted there. Other communication will be via the Band App. We will NO LONGER USE REMIND. I have been phasing out Remind since July and with recent issues on Monday and this morning, I am no longer using Remind. We will still send emails through our Charms database and post on the Lamar Band News. Please check out www.lamarmusic.org for some updates.

 

Online Student Leadership Training – Leadership University is the source of instruction for our future leaders. 33+ students have already started and we had a great Zoom meeting last week. If you are joining late, or missed an exercise, catch up here. All of this material is required for students wanting to audition for a leadership position next school year. You must also join the

Band App Group for Future Leaders.

 

UTA Marching Band Auditionhttps://common.forms.uta.edu/view.php?id=212250

 

A short motivational videohttp://joinsll.com/we-rest

 

Quote of the Week – “The difference between those who act and those who don’t are those who survive and those who thrive.” – Scott Lang

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Band App – We are requiring students and parents to join the Band App

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

 

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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Consolidation – The band staff is making an effort to consolidate our communication online during this instructional period. The district mandates that assignments are posted on Canvas. Therefore, all assignments for the band will be posted there. Other communication will be via the Band App. We will NO LONGER USE REMIND. I have been phasing out Remind since July and with recent issues on Monday and this morning, I am no longer using Remind. We will still send emails through our Charms database and post on the Lamar Band News. Please check out www.lamarmusic.org for some updates.

 

Band Coursework – Many of our assignments are recorded performances by students. This can be done a number of ways. We can record to Smart Music or Charms. You could also record and upload in Canvas. Guard students will have video assignments that can be uploaded to Canvas or the Facebook page like we have done in the past. We very much like Smart Music as it tells the teacher how much time students spend practicing, not just recording.

 

Smart Music – In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: Z6LEF-WA4AC.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:

Z6LEF-WA4AC

 

Football Season – Arlington ISD and Rangers reach agreement for AISD to play football games at Globe Life Park https://www.dallasnews.com/high-school-sports/football/2020/04/17/arlington-isd-and-rangers-reach-agreement-for-aisd-to-play-football-games-at-globe-life-park/

 

Online Student Leadership Training – Leadership University is the source of instruction for our future leaders. 33+ students have already started and we had a great Zoom meeting last week. If you are joining late, or missed an exercise, catch up here. All of this material is required for students wanting to audition for a leadership position next school year. You must also join the

Band App Group for Future Leaders.

 

UTA Marching Band Auditionhttps://common.forms.uta.edu/view.php?id=212250

 

Quote of the Week – “The difference between those who act and those who don’t are those who survive and those who thrive.” – Scott Lang

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Band App – We are requiring students and parents to join the Band App

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

 

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 4/11/2020

Lamar Band Classes – We are working on purposeful assignments for our classes. The district will begin elective coursework on April 20th. Until then, just practice your instrument and keep up with your other classes. Get up and get active every day. Take a walk, do some crunches, or a little yoga. We are excited about what we will be doing with the band online and looking forward to an amazing marching band season!

April 13 Instrument Pickup – 3:00-4:30 at the MAIN OFFICE of Lamar HS. When you arrive, if you can, put a piece of paper with your name in the front windshield. Stay in the car until we signal where your instrument is to be picked up. If you missed the initial sign up, I have permission to add more names to our official list. Fill out this form so that you may get your instrument.

Online School Hours – On Monday core content classes will begin instruction with our new class schedule. I have attached the explanation of many questions. It is important students are working during the scheduled times as that is when the teachers are available to help or may be giving a lecture on the Zoom app.

Optional Upgrades – I have had students ask about microphones for recording assignments as the built in computer mics are very low quality. I found a few options. These are only optional and not having one will in no way affect your grades on recorded assignments. I have also suggested nice headphone upgrades. Studio style headphones have a much clearer range of response compared to earbuds or non studio style options.

Best cheap option for a microphone upgrade

Best USB tabletop microphone upgrade

Best instrument clip on microphone upgrade

Best cheap option for a studio quality headphone upgrade

Smart Music – We are going to use the SmartMusic software for the class Free Lamar Band 2020.

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: Z6LEF-WA4AC.

1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join

2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:

If you already created an account, you need to switch to this one. It is the full free account code: Z6LEF-WA4AC

Online Leadership Courses – These courses are posted in the Band App. There are a couple of other really great opportunities focused more on drum majors. Anybody that thinks they might want to be a drum major one day should check them out. All info is on this new page.

The Resource for AISD During Closure

All news and updates – www.aisd.net/coronavirus

All online learning – www.aisd.net/athomelearning

Quote of the Week – “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yates

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

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Instagram: @Lamarband

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

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Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

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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Dear Parents, Guardians, Friends, and Families,

I hope you are healthy and taking all precautions to keep everyone out of harm’s way.

The unprecedented and abrupt closure of school has left everyone, teachers included, with more questions than we have answers. The situation is fluid and changing day by day, but rest assured that we are working hard to continue your child’s education (music and otherwise) with as little disruption as possible.

As our school and district work their way through the uncertainty, please know that I will continue to communicate information, not just as it relates to our program, but as it relates to the entire school community. We know that our program has long been a trusted source of information, and we promise to honor that trust moving forward.

As we work through the complexities of an online instructional world, I hope that you will take some time every day to create or listen to some music each and every day. Music has been shown to lower stress and anxiety levels, and if there is EVER a time when we need our stress levels reduced, it is now!

Lastly, you have all heard me say that our program is more than a class — it’s a family. And families help one another. If there is anything I can do to be of service during these difficult times, I stand ready, able, and willing.

Hang in there, and if possible, remind your child to practice every once in a while. If nothing else, it will get them out from under your feet and off electronics for a little while.

Stay safe, and I will be in touch as more information becomes available.

Sincerely,

Alan Lang

 

Lamar Band Classes – On April 20th, the band will start up again! We will have our first recording assignment announced on that day. Make sure you have Smart Music and your instrument. We will also be announcing the marching band show and sending out music. We already have the percussion parts for the first minute of the show! You will be getting a LOT of information in the next few days regarding the class schedule and how things will work starting on the 13th. Until we officially are allowed to assign homework for band classes, just play your instrument and enjoy music.

 

Instrument Pick Up #2 – This is the final opportunity to pick up instruments. Next Monday April 13th from 3:00pm-4:30pm at the MAIN OFFICE at LHS. You must fill out this information or you will not receive your instrument. https://forms.gle/sFA9NZwu7FRCuZjS7

 

The Resource for AISD During Closure

All news and updates – www.aisd.net/coronavirus

All online learning – www.aisd.net/athomelearning

 

Smart Music – On April 20th, we will have some assignments from Smart Music. In the meantime, please set up your account. Play around with it. There are tutorials or just ask a director.

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: R2ZYT-HNMLY.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted for a class code, please enter: R2ZYT-HNMLY

 

Online Leadership Courses – There are MANY online student leadership opportunities being offered for free by excellent organizations. The course we are primarily using is Leadership University. I am sending a new unit every MWF. These are videos followed by a little google worksheet. I encourage ALL students to participate. Once online music education begins in AISD on April 20th, this will be the leadership training for our audition process. I encourage students to get an early start if they don’t get too busy with other homework next week. These courses are posted in the Band App.

There are a couple of other really great opportunities focused more on drum majors. Anybody that thinks they might want to be a drum major one day should check them out. All info is on this new page… 

https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com/online-learning/

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Quote of the Week – I thought I’d mix it up. I saw this poem on my aunt’s facebook. Though it was cool, I decided to fact check on Snopes.com. Social media recently said it was written by Kathleen O’Mara in 1869 and published during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. It was actually written this past March by Catherine M. O’Meara.

“And the people stayed home.

And they read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And they listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

 – Catherine M. O’Meara

https://the-daily-round.com/2020/03/16/in-the-time-of-pandemic/

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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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Online Learning and Leadership – The band staff has been busy, but not as busy as the Lamar administration. There are many meetings and projects going on everyday. Online learning takes off on April 13th. The fine arts content is scheduled to begin on the 20th. That being said, we have a lot of supplemental things to keep the Lamar Band strong. Students should practice often and using the new free Smart Music account is a truly fun way to do so. There are many student leadership training opportunities. I am sending out Leadership University courses every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting this week. These are posted in the band app. The band council had a Zoom meeting yesterday and you might be hearing from leaders about having zoom meetings and maybe even a tik tok challenge in the near future. Finally, on Monday, we had a very productive design staff meeting. The 2020 marching band show is well underway and will be announced on April 20th. We plan on having about 2 mins of music for everyone at that time. Stay healthy Lamar Band and help out around the house.

 

The Resource for AISD During Closure

All news and updates – www.aisd.net/coronavirus

All online learning – www.aisd.net/athomelearning

 

Smart Music – On April 20th, we will have some assignments from Smart Music. In the meantime, please set up your account. Play around with it. There are tutorials or just ask a director.

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: R2ZYT-HNMLY.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted for a class code, please enter: R2ZYT-HNMLY

 

Online Leadership Courses – There are MANY online student leadership opportunities being offered for free by excellent organizations. The course we are primarily using is Leadership University. I am sending a new unit every MWF. These are videos followed by a little google worksheet. I encourage ALL students to participate. Once online music education begins in AISD on April 20th, this will be the leadership training for our audition process. I encourage students to get an early start if they don’t get too busy with other homework next week. These courses are posted in the Band App.

There are a couple of other really great opportunities focused more on drum majors. Anybody that thinks they might want to be a drum major one day should check them out.

 

BOA Drum Major Clinic via zoom:

“Drum Major 101: Patterns for Success” An introduction to Student conducting with Bobby Lambert

Are you a student interested in becoming a drum major at your school? Join Bobby Lambert, Director of Bands at Wando High School and Division Coordinator for the Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium, as he provides an introduction to student conducting and lessons to prepare for taking the next steps to become a drum major.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gxIZqmjCTP2qCQs-MmnHuQ

 

Smith Walbridge Clinics via band app:

This past Thursday, @swclinics hosted a virtual conducting clinic to prepare students across the country for drum major auditions. We had no idea that we would reach capacity at 300 participants. If you were unable to get in, OR want to review what was covered in the clinic, here is information to get the video link that introduces your students to drum major conducting.

https://forms.gle/dBSK3Tx6Z9913CBU8

https://band.us/band/76115568/post/257

 

SASi Clinics via band app:

20-21 leaders (to be determined) here is a GREAT chance to get info for auditions.    Only 500 can be in a session! Sign up ASAP if interested

https://band.us/band/76115568/post/253

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Quote of the Week – “Storms make oaks take roots.” – Proverb

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

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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Update – I wish I had all the answers, or news regarding school opening again, but I do not. I can tell you Mr. Hagman and the faculty are working hard on getting prepared for in depth online learning. There are many phases already planned. As of now, fine arts online education will start April 20th if we are still in this shelter in place mode. We get updates every day from Mr. Hagman by email and we have Zoom faculty meetings on Mondays and Thursdays. The most important thing right now is that every student has access to a computer and internet. I hope that all of the Lamar Band students have their instruments at home. If not, do not worry, there will not be graded work that requires an instrument at this time. I don’t see that happening. I would not worry one second about grades in fine arts classes. We are looking for enriching activities to keep your skills strong. Right now we have two things listed below that will be great and are FREE while the virus has us at home.

 

Most importantly I hope that all of the Lamar Band families are safe and healthy. This is a challenging time, but I know The Pride of Lamar is ready for it. We face challenges and adversity all the time in music. We work through difficult times and we do it together as a team. Lets keep that mindset as we move forward. Please contact me with anything. Just contact me to chat! I have the time!

 

SmartMusic – This music service has been around for a long time. It is usually a pricey subscription, but now they are offering it free for every student and teacher around the world. For a while, the Lamar Band recorded assignments on this software. I am excited to use this again. For now, I just want every Lamar Band student to sign up and set up their account. It is a lot of fun. For instance, you can pick a piece of music you like, and often it is available for you to play it and have the other band parts playing along with you. I assigned Bayou Breakdown for fun already. It also has MANY solos on here for you to play and listen to the piano part. Here is the sign up info:

We are going to use the SmartMusic software for the class Lamar HS Band.

In order to use the software, you need to create a SmartMusic account and join the class using this code: R2ZYT-HNMLY.

  1. Open a Chrome browser and visit: https://admin.smartmusic.com/join
  2. When prompted for a class code, please enter:

R2ZYT-HNMLY

Thank you, and I look forward to helping you improve your practice with SmartMusic!

 

Student Leadership Courses – There is a great online student leadership course that is now available free. I signed up the Lamar Band and the first day will be Monday. I will send an email and Band App message with the content. ALL band members are encouraged to participate in this course. It will be valuable information for any students interested in leadership auditions for the fall. https://www.leaderoftheband.org/

 

Get Exercise – Since we get PE credit in marching band, I think it is important for us to work on our physical health as a band. Mr. Riley will be sharing some ideas in the near future. Most likely it will be on the Band App.

 

Communication – We will continue to communicate with Remind and the Band App. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will also be good sources of info. I always retweet important info from AISD, Lamar, City of Arlington, and Tarrant County on my Lamar Viking twitter account.

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Quote of the Week – “There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” – James Carroll

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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 Leadership – This morning Mr. Hagman hosted faculty meetings on the Zoom app. It was interesting to see all the teachers from their homes. I felt that it is important for you to know that the administrators are working around the clock, or at least late into the evenings, to find the answers to all the questions we all have. The district is working on a variety of plans for instruction. The main focus right now is that we are taking care of the Lamar family. Making sure students get meals and making sure that if needed, all students would have a computer and internet access. As I find out more information, I will share it in email and the band app. As for the Lamar Band, I would like the leadership students to reach out to your sections to see if they have what they need. The directors helped students get instruments on Tuesday for those that didn’t have anything at home. As of now, there are no assignments for band. We just want people to enjoy music and play their instruments.

 

Here are some helpful links for all things AISD and the COVID19 shutdown all in one helpful place: (thank you Mr. Walton for putting this list together)

 

www.aisd.net/coronavirus

 

www.aisd.net/athomelearning

 

Student Meal Plan During School Closure

 

Free Internet Access if you need it

 

Communication – We will continue to communicate with Remind and the Band App. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will also be good sources of info. I always retweet important info from AISD, Lamar, City of Arlington, and Tarrant County on my Lamar Viking twitter account.

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Quote of the Week – “I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

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

Extended Spring Break – I expected to open my computer for the first time this week to write about the exciting week ahead. Instead, I am writing about our extra two weeks off. Watching the news or going to the busy grocery store can be a little unsettling. The important thing to remember is that we as a community are taking precautions to prevent as much of the spread as possible.

Here is what I know as of now:

  1. As of now, all band practices are canceled for the next two weeks.
  2. Pastapalooza is cancelled.
  3. The NTCA winterguard championships and WGI are cancelled.
  4. The UTA Jazz festival has been cancelled.

Here is what I do NOT know as of now:

  1. Pre-UIL
  2. UIL for HS or JH bands
  3. Car Wash
  4. Future concerts at Lamar this semester

 

Music Education – The one thing I do want everyone to do is to listen to music. Music will keep us grounded and together. Listen to band music. Listen to orchestral music. Listen to a variety of styles of music every day. Of course students, we want you to practice. We have not been given specific expectations regarding online learning yet, but we want you to practice and be ready to play your assignments online for grades over the next two weeks.

 

Communication – We will continue to communicate with Remind and the Band App. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will also be good sources of info. I always retweet important info from AISD, Lamar, City of Arlington, and Tarrant County on my Lamar Viking twitter account.

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Quote of the Week – “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” -Ziglar

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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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Moto Perpetuo – It never stops, perpetual motion. Once again, The Pride of Lamar had a busy week. From Symphony Orchestra UIL (straight 1’s), to UIL Solo & Ensemble (11 division 1 medals), and WGI Austin Regional Championship (varsity winter guard advanced to Semifinals), we had a lot of successes! The band family continues to rehearse hard and stay focused on excellence. Parents, be extremely proud and brag on these exemplary young adults!

 

A Night of Percussion – AND BURGERS! THIS Tuesday March 3rd we will have percussion performances Truth Vinyl from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Just across the breezeway from there is Twisted Root Burgers. They are donating part of their profits to the Lamar Band from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Come out and enjoy an awesome evening of Lamar Band music and eat some dinner to help the LBBC raise money! Flyer attached.

 

Pastapalooza – The annual Lamar Band Pastapalooza is just around the corner. The week after spring break on Thursday we will have performances from jazz, select soloists, and the winter guard. There is a silent auction and of course, delicious pasta dinner! Pre Sale tickets are $10. Price at the door is $15. Tickets will go on sale soon. Help the booster club raise money for this event! Flyer on the band instagram and twitter.

 

UIL Soloists (and ensemble members) – Congratulations to these superior musicians on their division 1 ratings at UIL this past Saturday: Luis V, Jeremiah P, James F, Brennan S, Eden G, the percussion ensemble members Brayden A, Nathan C, Matthew H, Cale L, Armon M, and Noah W. The percussion ensemble qualified for state!

Any student interested in another solo & ensemble contest, June 6 at Lake Ridge HS is the WGI solo & ensemble contest. More info here https://www.wgi.org/soloensemble/

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Drumline Update – Mark your calendars to come out to A Night Of Percussion on March 3rd at Truth Vinyl. We will also have a band restaurant night at Twisted Root. You can eat a burger while you listen to our percussionists perform across the breezeway.

 

Jazz Update – Pastapalooza is March 19th. Plan to eat pasta and listen to great jazz!

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “We must put aside the digressive thinking and be mindful and aware of our actual emotional and physical experiences as they occur.” – Michael Smith, Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Mar 2        3:15pm-4:45pm        Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Mar 2        6:00pm-7:45pm        Lamar Open House

Tuesday, Mar 3        3:15pm-4:45pm        Symphonic Band Sectional

Tuesday, Mar 3        6:00pm-8:30pm        A Night of Percussion @ Truth Vinyl

Tuesday, Mar 3        5:00pm-9:00pm        Twisted Root Fundraiser Night

Wednesday, Mar 4    3:15pm-4:45pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 5        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting

Thursday, Mar 5        3:00pm-4:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Sectional

Thursday, Mar 5        4:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Ensemble Sectional

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

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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Last Week – We had a variety of activities last week including a winter sports pep rally, a pep rally at Shack, and the wind symphony traveled to the JH’s to rehearse their UIL music with them. It was an eventful week and a lot of fun. Thank you students for being exemplary ambassadors of Lamar High School!

 

Symphony Orchestra UIL – The Lamar Varsity Full Orchestra will perform at the UIL evaluation at IM Terrell Academy this Thursday at 2:30pm. Parents are encouraged to attend if possible. The itinerary was handed out to the students last week. It is also listed here on the Lamar Orchestras website. https://www.lamarorchestra.com/

 

A Night of Percussion – AND BURGERS! On Tuesday March 3rd we will have concerts at Turth Vinyl from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Just across the breezeway from there is Twisted Root Burgers. They are donating part of their profits to the Lamar Band from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Come out and enjoy an awesome evening of Lamar Band musicians and eat some dinner to help the LBBC raise money! Flyer attached.

 

Pastapalooza – The annual Lamar Band Pastapalooza is just around the corner. The week after spring break on Thursday we will have performances from jazz, select soloists, and the winter guard. There is a silent auction and of course, delicious pasta dinner! Pre Sale tickets are $10. Price at the door is $15. Tickets will go on sale soon. Help the booster club raise money for this event! Flyer on the band instagram and twitter.

 

Winter Guard trip – Wish the Lamar winter guards luck this weekend as they travel to the WGI Austin Regional!

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Drumline Update – Mark your calendars to come out to A Night Of Percussion on March 3rd at Truth Vinyl. We will also have a band restaurant night at Twisted Root. You can eat a burger while you listen to our percussionists perform across the breezeway.

 

Jazz Update – Pastapalooza is March 19th. Plan to eat pasta and listen to great jazz!

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 24 3:15pm-4:45pm Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Feb 24 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 25 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 26 3:15pm-4:15pm Wind Symphony Brass Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 26 4:15pm-5:15pm Wind Symphony Woodwind Sectional

Thursday, Feb 27 9:10am-4:30pm Symphony Orchestra UIL

Thursday, Feb 27 3:00pm-4:00pm Jazz Orchestra Sectional

Thursday, Feb 27 4:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Ensemble Sectional

Saturday, Feb 29 all day UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest @ AHS

Saturday, Feb 29 all day WGI Austin

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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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Pep Rallies – This Thursday, Lamar will hold its winter activities pep rally @ 2:30. The full marching band will perform. Students will receive a performance grade for this event. Wear a Lamar t-shirt or letter jacket. On Friday, Lamar cheer, ViQueens, and band will walk over to Shackelford for a special pep rally. Students will wear the Pandora show shirt from the fall.

 

Wind Symphony Clinics – This week, the Lamar Wind Symphony will perform with the 8th grade bands at Shackelford and Nichols. We are going over to help them perform their UIL music and show off a little of what we are working on. Wednesday we will bus over to Nichols during 8th period and return by the end of VFND. On Thursday, students will walk over to Shackelford during 2nd period and then walk back by the end of VFND. Students must speak with their teachers about what content they are missing during those classes.

 

Drum-A-Thon – This Friday from 9pm to 5am, the entire percussion section will be locked into LHS for a night of drumming. Students will practice the large ensembles, small ensembles, and solos. They will also have time to play games and eat snacks.

 

Spring Trip Cancelled – Due to only about 15 contracts and deposits total, we will not have enough students to make the trip to Washington D.C. The directors are disappointed, however, we are considering some fun “stay-cation” ideas for the end of the spring semester. All deposits will be returned to the parents/students next week. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or requests. 

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Drumline Update – Mark your calendars to come out to A Night Of Percussion on March 3rd at Truth Vinyl. We will also have a band restaurant night at Twisted Root. You can eat a burger while you listen to our percussionists perform across the breezeway.

 

Jazz Update – Pastapalooza is March 19th. Plan to eat pasta and listen to great jazz!

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Feb 18 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 18 3:00pm-5:00pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 19 9:00am-10:30am Wind Symphony Trip to Nichols JH

Wednesday, Feb 19 3:15pm-4:15pm Wind Symphony Brass Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 19 4:15pm-5:15pm Wind Symphony Woodwind Sectional

Thursday, Feb 20 2:00pm-3:00pm Pep Rally @ LHS

Thursday, Feb 20 9:00am-10:30am Wind Symphony Trip to Shackelford JH

Friday, Feb 21 3:00pm-4:00pm Pep Rally @ Shackelford (Full Band)

Friday, Feb 21 9:00pm-5:00am Drum-A-Thon (percussion only lockin)

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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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Bye Bye Birdie – Bravo! The musical was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for all of fine arts to work together on a project. Many band students were either on stage or in the pit orchestra. 

 

Lamar Winter Guard – The varsity winter guard had an excellent performance early Saturday morning at WGI Dallas. We didn’t advance to finals but learned a lot so we can prepare for the next big contest. VFND!

 

Symphony Orchestra Pre UIL – Monday, Feb 10, is the pre UIL concert / clinic for symphony orchestra students. It will be at LHS. Students need to be in uniform in the orchestra room by 4:30pm. Parents are invited to watch the stage concert at 5:30pm.

 

Game Night – Our annual game night is this Tuesday. We have invited all the 8th grade band students from Shackelford and Nichols to join us for video games and snacks in the LHS cafeteria. It will be lots of fun. Freshmen bring sweets / candy, Sophomores bring chips, Juniors bring napkins, plates, cups, Seniors bring canned drinks or water.

 

Spring Trip Cancelled – Due to only about 15 contracts and deposits total, we will not have enough students to make the trip to Washington D.C. The directors are disappointed, however, we are considering some fun “stay-cation” ideas for the end of the spring semester. All deposits will be returned to the parents/students next week. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or requests. 

 

This Week – On Monday the symphony orchestra will have a pre-UIL concert in the afternoon. We encourage families and other students to attend the performance. Tuesday is our Game Night for Lamar Band and the 8th graders from Shack and Nichols. We need game systems, TV/projectors, and snacks for this event to be as fantastic as it usually is. Wednesday through Friday the directors will be at the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference in San Antonio. Students will be expected to exhibit exemplary behavior for the substitutes while we are away.

 

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.

 

Drumline Update – Mark your calendars to come out to A Night Of Percussion on March 3rd at Truth Vinyl. We will also have a band restaurant night at Twisted Root. You can eat a burger while you listen to our percussionists perform across the breezeway.

 

Jazz Update – Pastapalooza is March 19th. Plan to eat pasta and listen to great jazz!

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 10 3:15pm-4:45pm Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Feb 10 4:30pm-6:30pm Symphony Orchestra Pre UIL Concert @ LHS

Tuesday, Feb 11 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 11 6:00pm-8:00pm Game Night @ LHS

Wednesday-Friday Directors at TMEA San Antonio

Saturday, Feb 15 All Day Winter Guard to NTCA Contest @ Wakeland HS

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 

 

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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Guard Contest – We did it! Trying to put this event into words is difficult. This past Saturday was our annual NTCA WinterGuard Contest at LHS. We hosted 62 “teams” at Lamar from 10:30am to 9:30pm. It was a very successful day. I had MANY compliments on our contest setup, flow, concessions, signage, etc.. I felt that in all my many years of hosting this event at Lamar, this was one of the smoothest. There are a plethora of people to thank and so many student and parent volunteers from outside of band that I am not sure I’ll be able to reach, but THANK YOU!!! The LBBC was instrumental in every step of this process. Liz Bankhead and Theresa Jorgensen did an outstanding job with the weeks / months of work to organize the many moving parts of this operation. Thank you to Amy Howerton and all of the Lamar Band Booster Club for the many hours of hard work! VFND!!! See lots of great photos on our Instagram: @Lamarband

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All-City Honor Band Concert – Breathtaking! The music these kids can put together in such a short amount of time is incredible. The Lamar band students represented well at the clinic and concert last weekend. A video of the performance will be made public on the AISD website in the near future. I will be sure to share the link as soon as I get it.

Go See The Musical – “Bye Bye Birdie”  7:00pm-9:00pm $7 Thursday, Friday, Saturday this week! MANY Lamar band students are involved. Some on stage, some in the pit orchestra. You might even see LHS alumni sitting in and playing his instrument.

Congrats Lamar Winter Guards – The Lamar JV winter guard (Blue) had their second performance of the season Saturday and placed 3 their round. Varsity “took off” with a fantastic first show of the season. They easily won best makeup! Wish them luck at WGI Dallas this weekend.

Sectionals – We are taking grades for our after school sectionals. Students must make transportation arrangements.

Monday – Freshman Band 3:15-4:45

Tuesday – Symphonic Band 3:15-4:45

Wednesday – Wind Symphony 3:15-4:45 / Drumline 4:45-6:00

Thursday – Jazz Orch 3:15-4:00 / Jazz Ens 4:00-5:00 / Perc Ens 3:30-5:00

Friday – Perc Ens 3:30-5:00

Drumline Update – See Mr. Kelly for a detailed sectional schedule. Practice all your parts. Be responsible for each thing you play.

Jazz Update – Concerts and festivals will be here before you know it! Work hard now.

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice (all members)

Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice Varsity

Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Saturday 1:00pm-9:00pm Practice (check calendar)

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

Quote of the Week – “You must first get along with yourself before you can get along with others.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Feb 5  3:15pm-4:45pm Wind Symphony Sectionals

Thursday-Saturday 7:00pm-9:00pm Bye Bye Birdie @ LHS

Saturday, Feb 8 8:00am-10:00pm WGI Dallas

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-Region Orchestra – Congratulations to Brennan S and Josh W on an impressive concert Saturday afternoon! Along with many Lamar orchestra students, they performed in the All-Region Symphony orchestra.

 

Congrats Lamar Blue – The Lamar JV winter guard (Blue) had their first performance of the season Saturday and placed 6 of 12 in a very talented round of winter guards. Incredible start to the season!

 

Lamar Winter Guard Contest – This Saturday, Feb 1st, is the big day! We will need some extra help Friday afternoon/evening to set everything up for the event. If you can spare a few hours Friday, we could use you. Saturday there are a few student / adult spots to sign up for. We badly need adults to run the timer in the warm up rooms. We also badly need students to be judge runners-This is for Student Leaders, report to Judge’s room for instructions at the beginning of the contest. Also-Performer Gym Assistant – Student Only-Assist in Performer Gym

We can always use extra students to help clean up at the end of the day. Sign up now!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4aafae2ca64-ntca

 

Spring Trip to Washington DC – The cost per person is $900. If a flight option comes in a little cheaper, we will lower that number. Contracts were emailed out last week and I have paper copies in the band room. This is a first come first serve trip as we have limited space available. We will need both the trip contract and the deposit for a spot to be secured. We will need a number of parents to serve as chaperones. Students must have a zero balance with their band fees to be able to make a deposit for the trip. Those who responded to the survey before the break regarding the trip are expected to make the deposit unless you contact a director saying otherwise. We want to hold your spot but if you can’t go, others will want it.

 

Sectionals – This week we start our after school sectional schedule. Each student is responsible for their after school schedule.

Monday – Freshman Band 3:15-4:45

Tuesday – Symphonic Band 3:15-4:45 / Drumline 4:45-6:00

Wednesday – Wind Symphony 3:15-4:45

Thursday – Jazz Orch 3:15-4:00 / Jazz Ens 4:00-5:00 / Perc Ens 3:30-5:00

Friday – Perc Ens 3:30-5:00

 

Arlington Music Enrichment Program – Students are encouraged to consider signing up for private lessons through our AMEP lesson program. If you are interested in getting started with private lessons, talk to Mr. Riley zriley1@aisd.net asap. See the attachment for a packet of information and the enrollment form.

 

Drumline Update – See Mr. Kelly for a detailed sectional schedule. Practice all your parts. Be responsible for each thing you play.

 

Jazz Update – Concerts and festivals will be here before you know it! Work hard now.

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice (all members)

Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice Varsity

Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Saturday 1:00pm-9:00pm Practice (check calendar)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “You matter. That smile you shared could be the sun on someone’s darkest day.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 27 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 28 3:00pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, Jan 28 6:30pm-7:00pm NTCA Contest Volunteer Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 29 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 30 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal

Friday, Jan 31 3:00pm Trip Contracts and Deposits Due

Friday, Jan 31 6:00pm-9:00pm NTCA Contest Set Up

Friday, Jan 31 6:00pm-9:00pm All-City Clinic @ Bowie

Saturday, Feb 1 7:00am-11:00pm NTCA Contest @ Lamar

Saturday, Feb 1 8:00am-4:00pm All-City Clinic @ Bowie

Saturday, Feb 1 4:00pm-5:30pm All-City Concert @ Bowie

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-Region – Congratulations to Matthew H, Julie N, Andy A, Aidan M, April F, Brennan S, Terrance L, and Josh W on incredible concerts Saturday afternoon! They represented Lamar and AISD very well.

 

Lamar Winter Guard Contest – HELP! We still need a bunch of adults to help with our fundraiser. Please sign up today! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca

 

Spring Trip to Washington DC – Like I mentioned before the winter break, I am working on my alternate trip to Washington DC in place of the New York trip. I am working with John DeCrotie with Group Travel Consultants and we have a great trip planned. The cost per person is $900. If a flight option comes in a little cheaper, we will lower that number. I will send out trip contracts in a separate email. This is a first come first serve trip as we have limited space available. We will need both the trip contract and the deposit for a spot to be secured. We will need a number of parents to serve as chaperones. Students must have a zero balance with their band fees to be able to make a deposit for the trip. Those who responded to the survey before the break regarding the trip are expected to make the deposit unless you contact a director saying otherwise. We want to hold your spot but if you can’t go, others will want it.

 

Arlington Music Enrichment Program – Students are encouraged to consider signing up for private lessons through our AMEP lesson program. If you are interested in getting started with private lessons, talk to Mr. Riley zriley1@aisd.net asap. See the attachment for a packet of information and the enrollment form.

 

Drumline Update – See Mr. Kelly for a detailed sectional schedule. Practice all your parts. Be responsible for each thing you play.

 

Jazz Update – Concerts and festivals will be here before you know it! Work hard now.

 

Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all members)

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice (check calendar)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “The time is always right to do what is right.” – MLK

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 20        No School        Holiday

Monday, Jan 20        9:00am-9:00pm        Winter Guard Practice / Clinic

Tuesday, Jan 21        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan 22    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 23    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 25        11:00am-9:00pm    Winter Guard at Martin HS contest

Saturday, Jan 25        5:00pm-6:00pm        All-Region Orchestra Concert

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-Region – On Friday and Saturday this week, the students who made the All-Region Honor Bands will practice and perform in Mansfield. Those students should refer to their music folders for information regarding specific details. Students will provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals. We hope many Lamar Band students and families will be able to attend the concerts on Saturday afternoon.

 

Clinic – On Wednesday, we have a band consultant coming to work with the wind symphony and symphonic bands. Mr. Dolkos is a retired master teacher and is excited to help us out as we prepare and pick music for the spring semester.

 

Area Auditions – While we didn’t have a Lamar student make the All-State band Saturday, we are very proud of them for representing LHS and themselves at Area B auditions.

 

Solo & Ensemble – In the spring semester, all band students will perform a solo and/or an ensemble. Before the break, each student was given a packet of 4 or 5 solos to select from. If a student is interested in the UIL contest on Feb. 29th, they will need to sign up with the link below by Jan 14th. Students not attending UIL will perform their solo or ensemble at the Lamar HS Solo & Ensemble Festival on May 9th. This is recommended for students not in private lessons as it allows the student to prepare all semester on their challenging solos. https://forms.gle/etf5GK3szhFqEXiG9

 

Arlington Music Enrichment Program – Students are encouraged to consider signing up for private lessons through our AMEP lesson program. If you are interested in getting started with private lessons, talk to Mr. Riley zriley1@aisd.net asap. See the attachment for a packet of information and the enrollment form.

 

Lamar Winter Guard Contest – By now you have heard about our huge annual fundraiser, the winter guard contest. It is by far the biggest money maker for the band program. We need every available parent to volunteer. Look at our sign up genius to see the different kinds of opportunities and the different times of the day we need the help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca

 

Drumline Update – Drumline practice starts soon. Keep those chops strong by practicing every day.

 

Jazz Update – Work on music for the spring and practice your scales.

 

Winterguard Update – Make sure you are up to date with your fees.

Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all members)

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice (check calendar)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.” – Germany Kent

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 13        3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 14        3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 14        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 15    7:30am-10:45am    Clinic with Mr. Dolkos (WS & SB classes)

Wednesday, Jan 15    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Friday, Jan 17        5:30pm-9:00pm        All-Region Clinic

Saturday, Jan 18        7:00am-3:00pm        All-Region Clinic

Saturday, Jan 18        4:00pm-7:00pm        All-Region Concerts

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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Spring Schedules – Adjusted schedules should be ready on the first day back. If there are issues with the schedule, come see a director asap. We may be able to get your issue addressed faster than going straight to the counseling office.

 

Area Auditions – On Saturday January 11th, Julie N, Terrance L, Brennan S, Josh W, and April F will be auditioning for the All-State band. Wish them luck!

 

Solo & Ensemble – In the spring semester, all band students will perform a solo and/or an ensemble. Before the break, each student was given a packet of 4 or 5 solos to select from. If a student is interested in the UIL contest on Feb. 29th, they will need to sign up with the link below by Jan 14th. Students not attending UIL will perform their solo or ensemble at the Lamar HS Solo & Ensemble Festival on May 9th. This is recommended for students not in private lessons as it allows the student to prepare all semester on their challenging solos. https://forms.gle/etf5GK3szhFqEXiG9

 

Arlington Music Enrichment Program – Students are encouraged to consider signing up for private lessons through our AMEP lesson program. If you are interested in getting started with private lessons, talk to Mr. Riley zriley1@aisd.net asap.

 

Lamar Winter Guard Contest – By now you have heard about our huge annual fundraiser, the winter guard contest. It is by far the biggest money maker for the band program. We need every available parent to volunteer. Look at our sign up genius to see the different kinds of opportunities and the different times of the day we need the help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca

 

Drumline Update – Double check your class schedules to make sure they are adjusted correctly depending on which concert band you are assigned to.

 

Jazz Update – Work on music for the spring and practice your scales.

 

Winterguard Update – Great work at camp so far! Let’s keep working hard. Even when you are tired, push hard. It pays off in the end.

Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice (check calendar)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 6        all day            Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, Jan 7        7:35am-3:00pm        First day of the second semester

Tuesday, Jan 7        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Jan 8    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 11        7:00am-3:00pm        TMEA Area Auditions @ Coppell HS

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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Concert Week – Last week was a marathon of concerts for many of the Lamar Band members. Monday was a great symphony orchestra performance. Tuesday was a spectacular concert for all Lamar Band students. Wednesday and Thursday were fantastic JH band concerts. Thanks to the student who volunteered to help with Shack and Nichols. On Monday, the final concert will be the symphony orchestra combined with the Lamar choirs at Lamar Baptist Church. We hope everyone can make it out.

 

Pie Fundraiser – The delivery for the pies is Monday. Students who sold pies must pick them up in the band room on Monday. Deliver them ASAP!

 

Spring Schedules – This week the directors will send schedule adjustments to the counselors for the spring semester of band classes. We must make adjustments to prepare for UIL concert bands. The freshmen will stay in 4th period but will move from 7th and 8th period band classes to 9th period concert band ensemble class. Some 10-12 grade students will adjust based on their auditions. Percussion students will move into concert band classes from their 1st and 4th period ensemble classes. If you have questions, please contact me.

 

Inventory and Clean Up – The band staff will be asking student leaders and aspiring future leaders to step up and help clean the band room and help with inventory of band room equipment. Every student is required to take home their blue water jugs, flip books, and any other marching season items they will not need.

 

Drumline Update – Auditions this week.

 

Jazz Update – Work on music for the spring.

 

Winterguard Update – This is finals week so practice will suspend until the camp practices on Jan 2,3,4,6.

 

See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.

Weekly Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

Monday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice Varsity

Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm Practice JV

Saturday 1:00pm-9:00pm Practice Varsity

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 16 7:00pm-9:00pm Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Lamar Baptist

Tuesday, Dec 17 6:30pm-7:30pm LBBC Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 17 7:30pm-8:30pm Winter Guard Contest Meeting (ALL invited)

Thursday, Dec 19 11:35pm-1:30pm Band Holiday Party!

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-Region – CONGRATULATIONS! The following Lamar Band students earned a position in the All-Region Honor Bands. Julie Nickols, Terrance Lewis, Brennan Stein, April Finley, Aidan McKinney, Andy Adams, Josh Wehr, and Matthew Hroch. Julie, Terrance, Brennan, and Josh all qualified for Area! They will compete in January for a shot at earning a position in the All-State band!

Julie Nickols – English horn / alternate / Area qualifier

Terrance Lewis – Clarinet / 8th chair / Area qualifier

Brennan Stein – French horn / 5th chair / Area qualifier

April Finley – Trombone / 9th chair

Aidan McKinney – Trombone / 14th chair

Andy Adams – Tuba / alternate

Josh Wehr – Percussion / 3rd chair / Area qualifier

Matthew Hroch – Percussion 9th grade band / 2nd chair

 

Concert Week – Monday is the Lamar orchestra’s fall concert. The symphony orchestra will perform which includes 25 members of the wind symphony. Tuesday is the fall concert for ALL band students. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will need some high school band students to volunteer to assist with the JH band concerts at Lamar.

 

Lamar Band Fall Concert – ALL band students will arrive at 5:45pm Tuesday evening. At 6:00pm we will take attendance and begin our warm ups. WS will meet in the orchestra room, SB in the band room, FB on the stage. Students will watch the other bands performance. All students will be dismissed at the end of the entire concert. We will have a reception with cookies and punch after the concert. Recordings of the concert will be for sale from the booster club. Students will wear their formal concert attire. We hope to see all parents and families at the concert!

 

Wind Symphony Auditions – Students have completed their audition requirements. Part of the audition also works as the final exam grade. Freshmen band will perform their performance portion of their final this week.

 

Inventory and Clean Up – The band staff will be asking student leaders and aspiring future leaders to step up and help clean the band room and help with inventory of band room equipment. Every student is required to take home their blue water jugs, flip books, and any other marching season items they will not need.

 

Drumline Update – Review your band music as well as the percussion ensemble for Tuesday’s concert.

 

Jazz Update – Make sure you are working on the holiday jazz charts!

 

Winterguard Update – Make plans to be productive between the end of school and the beginning of practice. If you must stay on campus, you are to find a classroom to study in, study in the library on Tuesday, or do homework in the band room if it is available. We would prefer that students leave campus during this downtime but we understand that transportation to and from school can be difficult.

See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.

Rehearsals

Monday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice Varsity

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “If your best player is your hardest worker, you’ve got a chance to be a good team.” – Don Meyer

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 9    3:00pm-5:00pm    Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Monday, Dec 9    7:00pm-8:30pm    Symphony Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Dec 10    7:00pm-8:00pm    Fall Band Concert

Wednesday, Dec 11    7:00pm-8:00pm    Shackelford Band Concert

Thursday, Dec 12    7:00pm-8:00pm    Nichols Band Concert

Thursday & Friday    8:00am-4:00pm    Jazz Band Elementary Tour

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-Region – The TMEA Region 5 Honor Band Auditions are this week. Many 10-12 grade students will have a phase 1 audition on Tuesday for brass & percussion and Thursday for woodwinds. The phase 2 and 9th grade auditions are on Saturday. The attached pdf has very extensive details for the audition process. Parents and students should read this document if the student is signed up to audition. We are excited for the 40+ Lamar band students who will represent us at the region audition!

 

Wind Symphony Auditions – Wednesday, Dec 4th, during class or 3:00PM to 6:00PM, the 10-12 grade Lamar Band students will audition for the Wind Symphony. This is our annual spring semester band placement audition. The freshmen do not audition as they will be in the 9th grade band during the spring. Students will perform the all-region etudes that we have worked on all semester as well as a small sight reading excerpt.

 

Football Season – With the loss last week, the football and marching band season is officially over. It is time to transition to the next phase of the academic year. It is time for us to clean up the band room and store the marching season only equipment. We will be asking for a little extra help in the near future.

 

Inventory and Clean Up – The band staff will be asking student leaders and aspiring future leaders to step up and help clean the band room and help with inventory of band room equipment. Every student is required to take home their blue water jugs, flip books, and any other marching season items they will not need.

 

Concert Week – The week of Dec 9-13 is a busy week of concerts. Monday = symphony orchestra, Tuesday = all concert bands, Wednesday = Shack band, Thursday=Nichols band, Thursday & Friday= Jazz orchestra tour. To finish it all, on Dec 16 is the famous Choir & Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at Lamar Baptist. We hope everyone can come out to our concerts and support our awesome students.

 

Drumline Update – Symphonic Band percussion sectional this Wednesday 3:00pm-4:30pm. If you took a keyboard home over the break, make plans to have it returned on Monday. Keep track of your busy schedule and make sure you are confident with the fall concert music.

 

Jazz Update – Make sure you are working on the holiday jazz charts!

 

Winterguard Update – Make plans to be productive between the end of school and the beginning of practice. If you must stay on campus, you are to find a classroom to study in, study in the library on Tuesday, or do homework in the band room if it is available. We would prefer that students leave campus during this downtime but we understand that transportation to and from school can be difficult.

See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.

Rehearsals

Monday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice Varsity (pending game)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “Pressure is that uneasy feeling when you are unprepared.” – Tom Herman

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 2    3:00pm-5:00pm    Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Monday, Dec 2    3:15pm-5:00pm    Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Dec 3        4:30pm-9:00pm    All-Region Phase 1 Auditions (Brass/Perc)

Wednesday, Dec 4    3:00pm-6:00pm    Wind Symphony Auditions

Wednesday, Dec 4    3:00pm-4:30pm    Symphonic Band Percussion Sectional

Thursday, Dec 5    4:30pm-9:00pm    All-Region Phase 1 Auditions (Woodwinds)

Saturday, Dec 7    7:00am-5:00pm    All-Region Phase 2 and 9th grade auditions

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are Monday November 18th. Lamar band members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Martin. Students should arrive at MHS by 4:45pm. Please park in the west parking lot near the gym/temporary buildings. Enter the school through the gymnasium/auditorium entrance and go downstairs to the cafeteria for warm-up. There will be plenty of signs directing students to their rooms. All students should be checking in with the room monitor by 5:00pm to find out their group. Each group should take roughly 40 minutes to complete the audition process but each group is strongly encouraged to be early to their room. 9th grade auditions will begin at 5:15pm. 10th-12th grade auditions will begin as soon as the 9th grade audition is done for that room. Students not checked in by the first group’s entering the room will not be allowed to audition.

If you have any questions regarding the audition process or event procedures, first try contacting Mr. Lang, Mr. Riley, or Mr. Kelly. If we are already judging, please find Mr. McCann in the contest office (room 286B) should there be any issues.

 

Playoff Game – Vikings Win! With the win last Friday, the Vikings will play Midland Lee next Saturday, Nov 23rd, at 4:00pm at Cravens field. All marching band students are required to perform. We will rehearse on Thursday to refine the spirit show and prepare for the home game.

 

Car Wash –  Thank you! We had a great car wash on Saturday. We brought in approximately $1900 in donations!

 

Drumline Update – Symphonic Band percussion sectional this Wednesday 3:00pm-4:30pm.

 

Jazz Update – Concert this Tuesday! See Riley for call times. All of the band family is encouraged to attend this concert. We are all stronger when we support each other.

 

Color Guard Update – Rehearsal on Thursday is mandatory for you to be allowed to attend the playoff game on Saturday.

 

Winter Guard Update – Audition results posted on Monday. Rehearsals start this week. See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.

Rehearsals

Friday, Nov 15        3:30pm-9:30pm        Football @ Trinity HS (Pennington Field)

Monday, Nov 18    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday, Nov 19        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday, Nov 21    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday, Nov 22        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday, Nov 23    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice Varsity (pending game)

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “Pressure is that uneasy feeling when you are unprepared.” – Tom Herman

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 18    4:45pm-?        All-City Auditions @ Martin

Tuesday, Nov 19    7:00pm-8:00pm    Fall Jazz Concert

Wednesday, Nov 20    3:00pm-4:30pm    Symphonic Band Percussion Sectional

Wednesday, Nov 20    3:00pm-3:30pm    Senior Photo (meet in band room)

Thursday, Nov 21    3:15pm-5:00pm    Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov 21    3:30pm-4:30pm    Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Nov 23    1:00pm-7:30pm    Football Playoffs Round 2 @ Lamar

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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Veterans Day – On Monday, November 11th at 9:00am, Lamar HS will host a Veterans Day Assembly in the A gym. The wind symphony will be performing “Armed Forces Salute”. We hope some parents can come watch the event. Wind Symphony students will need to dress nice, like you would for a presentation in class or an interview. Wind Symphony students need to wear slacks, khakis, long sleeve dress shirts, dresses/skirts, etc. nice dress shoes. NO JEANS!

 

Playoff Game – This Friday, Lamar will play Trinity HS at Pennington Field. This is the first round of the playoffs. Students should expect a typical away game itinerary.

 

Car Wash –  This Saturday, November 16th, we will have our fall car wash. All students will work at least one shift of the car wash. We will need many parents to help chaperone each car wash site. Students wash cars, parents supervise and collect donations. The sign up for students will happen Monday at school.

The Lamar Band Fall Car Wash!

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are Monday November 18th. Students will audition for a spot in the honor bands that will perform Jan. 31st and Feb 1st. We would like every eligible band student to consider auditioning for the all-city bands. We have been working on the music and we know many students will be very successful with this important part of their band curriculum. Sign up on this form by Monday afternoon. https://forms.gle/J2i52StGGZYXWHqs5

 

Attendance – This week we will practice on Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:30. While rehearsals are shorter and less often, they are more critical than ever. We will start learning the new “spirit show” very soon. Any student who misses a rehearsal will not be allowed to attend the game. Only medical emergencies will count as excused absences. This will affect the students grade in band class.

 

Eligibility – There are always questions about eligibility in regards to the no pass no play rule. If you have questions, let me know. The 2nd six weeks report cards will come out November 8th and any student with a failing grade will lose eligibility that day at 3:00pm. Students who are ineligible may not participate with the band. These students can not get into the games with us even to watch. Going forward, any ineligible students will not be allowed in the school before games and will not be allowed to go to the CiCi’s event hosted by the booster club.

 

Drumline Update – Great job Saturday at the Lewisville Drumline Contest!

 

Jazz Update – This week is the All-Region Jazz clinic and concert. We hope you can come out and support our 3 Lamar students who earned the opportunity to perform. The concert is Thursday evening, 7:00pm, at Paschal HS.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

Quote of the Week – “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 11    9:00am-10:00am    Veterans Day Assembly Gym A

Monday, Nov 11    3:15pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Nov 12        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting

Thursday, Nov 14    3:30pm-4:30pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Nov 15        3:30pm-9:30pm        Football @ Trinity HS (Pennington Field)

Saturday, Nov 16    10:00am-4:00pm    Band Fall Car Wash

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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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Hot Chocolate – Thank you to all that came out to our first ever Hot Chocolate Social and final performance of “The Box”. I had a blast and I hope everyone who attended did as well. Thanks to the parents who helped with equipment and of course the hot chocolate.

 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are Monday November 18th. Students will audition for a spot in the honor bands that will perform Jan. 31st and Feb 1st. We would like every eligible band student to consider auditioning for the all-city bands. We have been working on the music and we know many students will be very successful with this important part of their band curriculum.

 

Car Wash –  On November 16th, we will have our fall car wash. All students will work at least one shift of the car wash. We will need many parents to help chaperone each car wash site. Students wash cars, parents supervise and collect donations.

 

Attendance – While rehearsals are shorter and less often, they are more critical than ever. We will start learning the new “spirit show” very soon. Any student who misses a rehearsal will not be allowed to attend the game. Only medical emergencies will count as excused absences. This will affect the students grade in band class.

 

Eligibility – There are always questions about eligibility in regards to the no pass no play rule. If you have questions, let me know. The 2nd six weeks report cards will come out November 8th and any student with a failing grade will lose eligibility that day at 3:00pm. Students who are ineligible may not participate with the band. These students can not get into the games with us even to watch. Going forward, any ineligible students will not be allowed in the school before games and will not be allowed to go to the CiCi’s event hosted by the booster club.

 

Drumline Update – The Lamar Drumline will compete at the Lewisville Drumline Invitational this Saturday at Lewisville HS. Drumline members should check the Band app for details. Parents should already have an itinerary, if not, contact Mr. Kelly or ask your students to share it from the Band app.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

Quote of the Week – “Give up, give in, or give it all you got.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 4 3:15pm No Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Nov 5 3:15pm No Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Nov 5 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov 6 3:30pm-4:15pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Nov 7 3:30pm-9:30pm Football vs Arlington HS (Senior Night)

Saturday, Nov 9 11:00am-9:00pm Lewisville Drumline Contest

 

Communication & Social Media

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: (682) 867-7006

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 

Schedule – The band staff has conferenced all week on the plan for the rest of the season. Due to a variety of factors, we will not have another marching contest. We had looked into Nov. 11th at AT&T stadium but we will not be doing that contest. We will perform “The Box” this Friday at the Bowie game and then we will do a family & friends performance on Saturday morning at 11:00am. We want to get one last run for all parents to get to watch it from a good seat and not have to push the equipment on the field and watch from the sidelines. We want the students to get a good video of the show. We will call this the Hot chocolate social. Before the performance, we will get recordings of some of our stand tunes, fight song, national anthem, etc. for a CD that other groups at Lamar can use for their events. The plan will be to start at 9:30am with warm up and recording, and then perform the show at 11:00am. Bring out your friends and family!

 

Attendance – While rehearsals are shorter and less often, they are more critical than ever. We will start learning the new “spirit show” very soon. In the meantime, we must continue to work on the current show, “The Box”. Any student who misses a rehearsal will not be allowed to attend the game. Only medical emergencies will count as excused absences. This will affect the students grade in band class.

 

Eligibility – There are always questions about eligibility in regards to the no pass no play rule. If you have questions, let me know. On Monday the 28th, students who were ineligible because of the 1st six weeks report card could regain eligibility if passing ALL classes on the progress report. Students who are eligible are not affected by this progress report. The 2nd six weeks report cards will come out November 8th and any student with a failing grade will lose eligibility that day at 3:00pm. Students who are ineligible may not participate with the band. These students can not get into the games with us even to watch. Going forward, any ineligible students will not be allowed in the school before games and will not be allowed to go to the CiCi’s event hosted by the booster club.

 

Objectives – We are in the middle of our All-City music part of the band curriculum. The students have cuts of the music called blue, yellow, green, and pink. They should be recording these or playing for a director in class. Students should practice for at least 2 hours a week at home. These pass offs are being used for chair placement for the upcoming fall concert. We expect the majority of students to audition for the All-City band on Monday November 18th.

 

Car Wash –  On November 16th, we will have our fall car wash. All students will work at least one shift of the car wash. We will need many parents to help chaperone each car wash site. Students wash cars, parents supervise and collect donations.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Tickets – Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

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

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 28 3:15pm No Practice – band room closed

Tuesday, Oct 29 3:30pm-4:30pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 31 3:30pm-4:30pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Nov 1 3:30pm-9:30pm Football @ Bowie (Wilemon Field)

Saturday, Nov 2 9:30am-11:15am Hot Chocolate Social and Recordings Session (Cravens)

 

Communication & Social Media

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

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

BOA – On Saturday, The Pride of Lamar performed at our first Bands of America Regional in school history. Bands of America and Music for All have been at the forefront of marching band and music education at the national level for many years. The very best of the best compete at these competitions. The directors are very proud of the performance as it was the best of the season! The students were fantastic representatives of Lamar HS. Parents from both Keller and Martin HS’s told me that the Lamar kids were “so well behaved” and even a “we love you Lamar” from a Martin parent! The stadium was impressive and the performances we watched in finals were absolutely incredible.

Schedule – I know that last week was a very long week. We rarely have weeks that intense. My phone tells me I took 23,000 steps on Saturday! I think all of us are mentally and physically exhausted at this point. The staff decided that it would be wise to have study hall during class on Monday and to cancel practice for Monday afternoon. We all need time to rest and recover. No contest this Saturday. Just a home game on Friday.

 

LBBC – It is not possible for me to thank the booster club and parent volunteers enough for all of their help Saturday, and all of last week. So many people have helped in so many different ways. I also want to give a shout out to our trailer drivers. Gus and Theo have been our trailers drivers all year and last year. They are part of our family now. They do more than they are hired to do. Please thank them when you see them.

 

UIL – CONGRATULATIONS! The Pride of Lamar earned a division 1 rating at UIL Region Marching Evaluation last week. This is the 4th year in a row to earn division 1 at marching UIL. Congratulations seniors on being the first class in MANY years to get a 1 every year at marching contest! While I am proud of the rating from the judges, I’m more proud of the determination this group has had over the past few weeks. We have dealt with more ineligible students not being able to perform their spot than ever before. Pulling off a superior performance with that many holes in the show is incredible. We should all be very proud of our hard work and relentless work ethic.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Tickets – Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

Quote of the Week – “Your failure does not define you, your determination does.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 21        3:15pm            No Practice – band room closed

Tuesday, Oct 22        3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 24    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 25        3:30pm-9:30pm        Football vs Sam Houston @ Cravens

 

Communication & Social Media

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

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

Springtown – Yesterday was a long busy day for The Pride of Lamar. There was unfortunately tears of disappointment when we missed making finals by 1. The top 10 of 19 make it to finals and we missed  it by just two rank points. It is always our goal to have our best performance to set us up for success and a good score from the judge panel. One judge did have us 7th, but another had us 15. The staff spoke with the students regarding the outcome and we know what went well and what we need to adjust. On a more positive note, the drumline and color guard competed in separate standstill contests. Both the color guard and drumline came in 4th overall! The staff is very proud of these students. I want to give a big thank you to all the parents that helped chaperone, move equipment and feed the students. We have a great team of boosters and volunteers and the support is greatly appreciated.

 

Extra Parent Help – With eligibility hitting us very hard, we are 29 students down from where we started the season. We realized Saturday that we need more people to move the props and percussion equipment onto the field for performances. If you can help, we would greatly appreciate it. To get a practice run, please try to join us at Monday evenings rehearsal at about 5:30pm. We will do a run through at the end of practice. We will need this extra help at UIL Tuesday and BOA Saturday.

 

Rehearsals – We are 1 short rehearsals until UIL and only 3 until BOA. These are critical practices. Tomorrow, Monday the 14th, is a holiday, however we have an important rehearsal since it is the day before UIL and a special guest clinician will be in town from South Carolina. I wish we didn’t have a student holiday the day before UIL, but I don’t make those calendars. We only have three weeks left of our competition season. After that, practices will be only once a week to prepare for the football games.

 

Itineraries – The attached file has the itineraries for the next couple of performances. Please read them over. Tuesday is during the school day and early evening. Friday we come home after halftime of the football game. Saturday is almost a 24 hour band day! 3:45am call time and back after midnight.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Tickets – Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

BOA Waco https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/

 

Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video  https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes.

The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

Quote of the Week – “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 14        3:00pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice (Guest Clinician)

Tuesday, Oct 15        1:00pm-7:00pm        UIL Region 5 Marching Evaluation

Wednesday, Oct 16    3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 17    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 18        3:15pm-8:00pm        Football at Paschal (early return)

Saturday, Oct 19    3:45am-1:00am        BOA Regional Marching Championship, Waco

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Friday – I hope everyone had a restful weekend. We are in the final push of the competition season. We have a lot of details left to finish our show this week. This Saturday we will travel to Springtown for the marching contest there. See the attached itinerary. Friday will be a typical home football game schedule.

Springtown contest admission: $10.00 Adults\$5.00 Students 18 and younger

 

Rehearsals – We are 4 short rehearsals until UIL and only 6 until BOA. These are critical practices. While there is a student holiday this Friday, we still have a football game performance. Monday the 14th is also a holiday but we have an important rehearsal since it is the day before UIL and a special guest clinician will be in town from South Carolina. I wish we didn’t have a student holiday the day before UIL, but I don’t make those calendars. We only have three weeks left of our competition season. After that, practices will be only once a week to prepare for the football games.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Uniform – Students must remember to wear their hair up, no makeup, and no jewelry when we are in full uniform.

Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92

Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq

Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54

 

Passing Classes – The progress reports are out and the directors are running reports a couple times a week to see how eligibility looks. Students and parents should use the self serve service to monitor grades daily. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

 

Tickets – Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

BOA Waco https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/

 

Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video  https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes.

The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

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, Oc 7        3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Oct 8        3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 10    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 11        3:15pm-9:30pm        Football vs North Crowley

Saturday, Oct 12    8:00am-11:00pm    Springtown Marching Contest

Monday, Oct 14        3:00pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice (Guest Clinician)

Tuesday, Oct 15        1:00pm-7:00pm        UIL Region 5 Marching Evaluation

Wednesday, Oct 16    3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice (Cravens)

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Friday and Saturday – I hope everyone got some rest last night and today. The Pride of Lamar made the band staff proud this weekend. Everyone stepped up and did their job. Not just the performance on the field or in the stands, but with all the equipment we have this year. I also had a proud moment Saturday when another band director told me that the Lamar band kids were very supportive and positive to his group as they marched to rehearsal, followed by another director saying, “yeah, those Lamar band kids are a class act”. That means so much to me and I’m sure all the parents reading this. Keep it up Lamar Band!

As for the competitive show, we had a solid very contest run. We learned a lot about performing in that big stadium and with crazy wind! The contest had many great bands, so while is is disappointing that we missed our goal of making finals, it is good to be competing with so many great bands. The staff is already deep in the planning of our march to Springtown, UIL, and BOA Waco!

Here is a video for students to study before our next performance. Thanks Mr. Finley for the great recording! https://youtu.be/2K8lz-MJkD0

 

Dean Corey – Monday, tomorrow, is the Dean Corey Band Extravaganza! Students will need to bring their grey performance shirt (washed please), long black socks, viper marching shoes, and shorts for under the uniform to school. Dinner should be ready at 4:00pm. Jason’s Deli was ordered but if you missed that date when you placed your orders for the season, we will have some hot dogs available. Students will not have enough time to leave campus or walk to Walgreens or Kroger. We perform at 8:00pm at Maverick Stadium. See you there! Share on facebook: The 37th Annual Dean Corey Marching Band Extravaganza takes place this Monday, Sept 30, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and will benefit the Arlington Music Enrichment Program. The show finale will include all Arlington ISD bands along with the UTA band unified in one performance. Event takes place at the UTA Maverick Stadium, 1307 W Mitchell St. Arlington, 76019. See you there!

 

Rehearsals – This week we will practice on Wednesday because we have Dean Corey on Monday. With UIL only two weeks away, we can’t afford to miss rehearsal time. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be learning the last few sets of the show. For students who become ineligible due to failing grades, attendance at rehearsal is still required, however, we encourage those students to go in for tutoring every day that the teachers are available.

 

Homecoming – There will be many distractions this week as we celebrate the LHS homecoming football game. The band and drill team will perform before the game at 6:30pm. Please get there extra early to watch the band perform the entire show! At halftime, there will be a ceremony for homecoming court. After the game, student council is having a homecoming dance. We encourage all band students to attend. It will be in the C gym from 9:30-11:30.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Uniform – Friday we wear the full marching uniform for the first time. Student must bring to school their black socks, shorts, and grey performance shirt. The recent shoe order will be delivered by Friday. The following are examples of the shorts and socks expected.

Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92

Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq

Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54

 

Passing Classes – The progress reports are out and the directors are running reports a couple times a week to see how eligibility looks. Students and parents should use the self serve service to monitor grades daily. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful.

 

Tickets – Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

BOA Waco https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/

 

Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video  https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes. 

The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

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, Sept 30 3:00pm-9:00pm Dean Corey

Tuesday, Oct 1 3:15pm-6:45pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Oct 2 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 3 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 4 3:15pm-9:30pm Football vs Trimble Tech (Homecoming)

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/22/2019

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JH Night – Last Friday was a huge success having our friends from Nichols and Shackelford JH’s at the game with us. Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening a great success!

 

Multiple Performances Upcoming – Next weekend, we perform Friday, Saturday, and Monday. We are into the big push of the season. The game Friday is at UTA vs Martin. The contest Saturday is in Mansfield. Monday is Dean Corey at UTA. One difference this season is that we will take buses to UTA for both the Martin game AND Dean Corey. In the past, we have dropped off and picked up at UTA. The final itineraries will be out tomorrow. In the meantime, use the start and end times below to plan transportation to and from LHS.

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Uniform – Friday we wear the full marching uniform for the first time. Student must bring to school their black socks, shorts, and grey performance shirt. The recent shoe order will be delivered by Friday. The following are examples of the shorts and socks expected.

Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92

Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq

Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54

 

Passing Classes – The progress reports are out and the directors are running reports a couple times a week to see how eligibility looks. Students and parents should use the self serve service to monitor grades daily. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful.

 

Tickets – 

Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

BOA Waco https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/

 

Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video  https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes.

The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

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, Sept 23    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Sept 24    3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 25    4:00pm-8:00pm        Restaurant Fundraiser Night at Tokyo Joes

Thursday, Sept 26    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 27        3:30pm-10:00pm    Football Game at Martin (UTA Stadium)

Saturday, Sept 28    8:00am-11:00pm    Marching Contest @ Vernon Newsom Stadium

Monday, Sept 30    3:00pm-9:00pm        Dean Corey

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/15/2019

All Region Jazz Band – Saturday morning, some Viking Jazz band students competed in the Region V Jazz Band auditions. If you see the following students, please congratulate them!

Aidan McKinney -6th overall Trombone

Julius Augustine -2nd overall Bari Saxophone

Terrance Lewis -1st overall Alto Saxophone

Terrance will record for the All-State Jazz Bands in the coming weeks!

We have an extremely tough region with a lot of competition, and I’m very proud of all the students that auditioned this morning! VFND!

 

Fundraise Genius – We are 2 days from the end of our fundraiser. We are still short of our goal. Please share this link https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar

 

Uniform – Friday we wear the full marching uniform for the first time.Student must bring to school their black socks, shorts, and grey performance shirt. The recent shoe order will be delivered by Friday. The following are examples of the shorts and socks expected.

Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92

Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq

Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54

 

Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Passing Classes – The progress reports are out and the directors are running reports a couple times a week to see how eligibility looks. Students and parents should use the self serve service to monitor grades daily. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful.

 

Tickets – 

Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

BOA Waco https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/

 

Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video  https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes. 

The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Sept 16 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Sept 17 3:15pm-6:45pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Sept 19 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 20 3:30pm-10:00pm Football Game vs Richland (Junior High Night)

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/8/2019

Friday and Saturday Nights – This time of year, Friday and Saturday are filled with football games and marching contests. This upcoming weekend is a rare opportunity for the Lamar band to have both Friday and Saturday free. If you look at the calendar, we are pretty busy on the weekends until we get to November. I for one am very excited about the busy schedule. Marching season is so much fun! I want everyone to get excited about our biggest contest of the fall, The Bands of America Waco Regional Championship. https://marching.musicforall.org/event/waco19/ The Lamar band has never attended at BOA event. We are excited to compete in this national marching band circuit. It is a higher level of competition than the USBands contests we have typically attended over the past few years. This event will be streaming live online via FloMarching. See more details in the link above.

Make sure to review the attached pdf. It is a complete schedule for marching season. All of the info has been on the Lamar Band calendar for a long time now. This is just a helpful schedule to print and put on the fridge.

 

Fundraise Genius – We are five days from the end of our fundraiser. We are $7,000 short of our goal. Please share this link https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar

 

Uniform – On Wednesday we will have our final formal uniform fitting day.

 

Meals Before Football Games – The booster club is working on providing a meal option for students so they can stay on campus after school. It costs approximately $5 per student. The first game we will provide this service will be Sept 20th. We have a very tight schedule but I want students to have a meal before the game. Here is the link to order meals for the football games this season. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Passing Classes – We are about to hit the halfway point for the first six weeks of the school year. Students must take grades into their own hands. Check on student self serve often. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful.

 

Videos and Files – We use videos of our performances as study material. We are still looking for a parent who will take videos at football games. They will meet a director during the first quarter for information on getting into the pressbox filming deck. The videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video. https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes. The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. Part 4 music is now uploaded for woodwinds and brass. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

School Supplies – Here are some of the items that band students will need. 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 may 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). You will need a total of at least 10 flip book pages.

 

After School Rehearsal – After school marching band practices are co-curricular rehearsals. These are mandatory and absences will be considered in the class grade. We will rehearse 3:30-6:00 on Monday & Thursday, and 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday. We will have Wednesday rehearsals if Monday is a holiday or other event. Students must arrive at least 15 mins early and stay approximately 15 after to do their job moving equipment to and from our rehearsal area. Parents/guardians, make sure to schedule doctors appointments on Wednesday afternoons. We will rarely have practice on those days. Check the Lamar Band calendar for any unusual weeks where we must adjust the schedule. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar or https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=libc@soundsoflamarhighschool.org

Add it to your google calendar!

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are past due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band. Students can not perform with the band without forms on file.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

Events (the week ahead)

Thursday, Sept 5    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 6        3:30pm-9:45pm        Football Game vs Naaman Forest

Monday, Sept 9        3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Sept 10    3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Sept 10    6:30pm-8:00pm        Booster Club Board Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 11    6:30pm-8:00pm        Lamar High School Open House

Wednesday, Sept 11    3:00pm-4:00pm        Marching Uniform Fitting

Thursday, Sept 12    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Sept 14    7:00am-1:00pm        All-Region Jazz Auditions (jazz students only)

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/1/2019

Game Day – We have our first home football game this Friday. We will wear the summer uniform again as it will likely be warm at game time. Students have a very short amount of time for dinner before the game. This week, students will need food either delivered to them by 4:30 or they can bring their own. More information about Friday’s game coming soon. See the itinerary attached to this email in the pdf. Parents, we want you all to cheer us on at the football games / halftime. Order your tickest in advance here…Football Game Ticket Sales – https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365

 

Meals Before Football Games – The booster club is working on providing a meal option for students so they can stay on campus after school. It costs approximately $5 per student. The first game we will provide this service will be Sept 20th. For this week, students must either bring a dinner, or have something brought to them at school 4:30pm. We have a very tight schedule but I want students to have a meal before the game. Here is the link to order meals for the football games this season. Flyer attached to this email as well. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5

 

Passing Classes – We are about to hit the halfway point for the first six weeks of the school year. Students must take grades into their own hands. Check on student self serve often. If you don’t have this set up yet, pleasedo so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/

Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful. I have attached the objective sheets to this email.

 

Fundraise Genius – Parents we need your help. Students can still input email addresses & phone numbers for the FundraiseGenius donation drive. Please help your student with this assignment. https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar/go Need help? Watch this video. Still need help? Contact your section leader. Still have problems? Send me a message. https://www.fundraisegenius.com/launch/

The easiest way to help is to spread the word and use this link. https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar

 

Summer Uniform – During the hot parts of the marching season, The Pride of Lamar wears a cool weather uniform. The performance shirt has the LB logo printed on it and is a moisture wicking type of athletic shirt. The students will need to provide the following items. The links are just for examples and not the required brand. The shorts must be khaki color (no cargo pockets) and theshoes need to be mostly white.

Here is an example of the style of shorts and shoes.

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

Male Shorts – https://goo.gl/NnqioA

Female Shoes – https://bit.ly/31RjJa7

Male Shoes – https://goo.gl/Xxt2de

 

Videos and Files – We use videos of our performances as study material. We are still looking for a parent who will take videos at football games. They will meet a director during the first quarter for information on getting into the pressbox filming deck. The videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video. https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes. The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. Part 4 music is now uploaded for woodwinds and brass. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

VikingFest – On September 4th at 6:00pm, plan on attending VikingFest! This is a great annual Lamar HS event that is THE opportunity to learn about the many incredible clubs and organizations at Lamar. The Lamar Band Booster Club will be selling a lot of vintage and NEW spirit wear. Please swing by and check it out.

 

School Supplies – Here are some of the items that band students will need. 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 may 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). You will need a total of at least 10 flip book pages.

 

After School Rehearsal – After school marching band practices are co-curricular rehearsals. These are mandatory and absences will be considered in the class grade. We will rehearse 3:30-6:00 on Monday & Thursday, and 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday. We will have Wednesday rehearsals if Monday is a holiday or other event. Students must arrive at least 15 mins early and stay approximately 15 after to do their job moving equipment to and from our rehearsal area. Parents/guardians, make sure to schedule doctors appointments on Wednesday afternoons. We will rarely have practice on those days. Check the Lamar Band calendar for any unusual weeks where we must adjust the schedule. The first time we must practice on Wednesday is Sept 4th because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar or https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=libc@soundsoflamarhighschool.org

Add it to your google calendar!

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are past due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band. Students can not perform with the band without forms on file.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Sept 2 Labor Day No Practice

Tuesday, Sept 3 3:15pm-6:45pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 4 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 4 6:15pm-8:00pm VikingFest

Thursday, Sept 5 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 6 3:30pm-9:45pm Football Game vs Naaman Forest

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/25/2019

Saturday August 24 – This past Saturday, we fit the band for uniforms and learned part 2 drill. We have learned more than half of “The Box”! A huge thanks to the parents who donated their time to help with uniform fitting. The uniform closet looks better than ever! It was a long day but we got a lot accomplished. That was our last long rehearsal of the season. Now the longest rehearsal we have is 3 hours.

 

Fundraise Genius – Parents we need your help. We are only at 32% to our kick off goal for our fundraiser. Students must input a minimum of 15 email addresses & phone numbers for the FundraiseGenius donation drive. Please help your student with this assignment. https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar/go Need help? Watch this video. Still need help? Contact your section leader. Still have problems? Send me a message. https://www.fundraisegenius.com/launch/

 

Summer Uniform – During the hot parts of the marching season, The Pride of Lamar wears a cool weather uniform. The performance shirt has the LB logo printed on it and is a moisture wicking type of athletic shirt. The students will need to provide the following items. The links are just for examples and not the required brand. The shorts must be khaki color (no cargo pockets) and the shoes need to be mostly white.

Here is an example of the style of shorts and shoes.

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

Male Shorts – https://goo.gl/NnqioA

Female Shoes – https://bit.ly/31RjJa7

Male Shoes – https://goo.gl/Xxt2de

 

Game Day – Yes, it’s almost time for the first football game of the season. This year, every game will kick off at 7:00pm instead of 7:30pm. Meaning the school songs will be at approximately 6:45pm. This is going to create a big challenge arriving to away games on time considering the amount of time it takes to load equipment, travel as a convoy in traffic, and to unload everything when we arrive. The booster club is working on providing a meal option for students so they can stay on campus after school. It would cost approximately $5 per student. The first game we will provide this service will be Sept 20th. For this week, students must either bring a dinner, or have something brought to them at school 4:00pm. We have a very tight schedule but I want students to have a meal before the game. I have attached Friday’s itinerary for the football game.

 

Videos and Files – We use videos of our performances as study material. We are looking for a parent who will take videos at football games. They will meet a director during the first quarter for information on getting into the pressbox filming deck. The videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video. https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes. The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing

 

VikingFest – On September 4th at 6:00pm, plan on attending VikingFest! This is a great annual Lamar HS event that is THE opportunity to learn about the many incredible clubs and organizations at Lamar. The Lamar Band Booster Club will be selling a lot of vintage and NEW spirit wear. Please swing by and check it out.

 

School Supplies – Here are some of the items that band students will need. 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 may 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). You will need a total of at least 10 flip book pages.

 

After School Rehearsal – We begin our after school co-curricular rehearsals. These are mandatory and absences will be considered in the class grade. We will rehearse 3:30-6:00 on Monday & Thursday, and 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday. Students must arrive at least 15 mins early and stay approximately 15 after to do their job moving equipment to and from our rehearsal area. Parents/guardians, make sure to schedule doctors appointments on Wednesday afternoons. We will rarely have practice on those days. Check the Lamar Band calendar for any unusual weeks where we must adjust the schedule. The first time we must practice on Wednesday is Sept 4th because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar or https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=libc@soundsoflamarhighschool.org

Add it to your google calendar!

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band. Students can not travel with the band Friday without forms being completed.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “The best teamwork comes from women and men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 26    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Aug 27        3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 29    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Aug 30        3:30pm-10:30pm    Football @ Byron Nelson HS

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/18/2019

We Officially Begin 2019-2020 – On Monday, we will officially start the school year. However, we are well on our way with the marching band season. Already so many hours of practice, volunteering, and even performing! Can you believe we have already put in approximately 96 hours of practice? We only have about 88 hours of after school practice left! As I begin year 15 at LHS and year 19 of my teaching career, one thing stands out with this iteration of the Lamar Band…grit. Yes, it’s a buzz word these days, but years ago I read the book by education researcher Angela Duckworth titled Grit. It’s a dynamic concept that I think deserves more attention than your average buzz word. It is a determining factor to the success of any team whether in corporate America, education, sports, music, or military. For the Lamar Band program to have a successful school year, we need to have grit. With classes starting, we have more obligations than we did during marching band camp. Now students must balance. Now students must manage their time and work hard every day on math, science, English, all other academic courses, as well as band! My advice is to stay ahead and never get behind. Ask for help! We have student leaders in band who are excellent tutors. We still have a lot of music, drill, and choreography to learn for the marching band show. We have football games, marching contests, and many other important events. The marching season intensity increases as we head towards October. Once we get to November, it quickly becomes much less of a time commitment. Ask upperclassmen students and parents, October is fun but busy! Let’s continue this incredible energy as we start school on Monday. Remember, Viking Fight Never Dies! A great saying that sounds a lot like grit to me.

 

Thank You – I can not begin to express how thankful I am for the parents and students who have helped with the move back to Lamar from Nichols. It has been a VERY busy last couple of weeks. After 4+ hours of work Saturday, the band room is now functional for classes on Monday. We still have a lot of work to do. I anticipate it being a multi-month project to really get the band room organized exactly like I want it. That being said, we are very thankful for the upgrades and excited about the future.

 

Saturday August 24 – This upcoming Saturday, we have rehearsal, our uniform fitting, and shoes & glove sizing and students will take the shoes and gloves home with them after they are fitted by our supplier. It is a big important day for many reasons. We start practice at 9:00am. Students should be to the band room by 8:45am at the latest. We will take a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30. Students may bring their lunch, have lunch brought to them at 12:30 or leave campus for a quick lunch. 

 

Fundraise Genius – We are about to kick off a major fundraiser for the Lamar Band. Students must input a minimum of 15 email addresses & phone numbers for the FundraiseGenius donation drive by Monday! https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar/go Need help? Watch this video. Still need help? Contact your section leader. Still have problems? Send me a message. https://www.fundraisegenius.com/launch/

 

VikingFest – On September 4th at 6:00pm, plan on attending VikingFest! This is a great annual Lamar HS event that is THE opportunity to learn about the many incredible clubs and organizations at Lamar. The Lamar Band Booster Club will be selling a lot of vintage and NEW spirit wear. Please swing by and check it out.

 

Game Day – Yes, it’s almost time for the first football game of the season. This year, every game will kick off at 7:00pm instead of 7:30pm. Meaning the school songs will be at approximately 6:45pm. This is going to create a big challenge arriving to away games on time considering the amount of time it takes to load equipment, travel as a convoy in traffic, and to unload everything when we arrive. The booster club is working on providing a meal option for students so they can stay on campus after school. It would cost approximately $5 per student. Details coming soon.

 

School Supplies – Here are some of the items that band students will need. 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 may 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). You will need a total of at least 10 flip book pages.

 

After School Rehearsal – We begin our after school co-curricular rehearsals. These are mandatory and absences will be considered in the class grade. We will rehearse 3:30-6:00 on Monday & Thursday, and 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday. Students must arrive at least 15 mins early and stay approximately 15 after to do their job moving equipment to and from our rehearsal area. Parents/guardians, make sure to schedule doctors appointments on Wednesday afternoons. We will rarely have practice on those days. Check the Lamar Band calendar for any unusual weeks where we must adjust the schedule. The first time we must practice on Wednesday is Sept 4th because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar or https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=libc@soundsoflamarhighschool.org

Add it to your google calendar!

 

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 Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band.

 

Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Great job performing at Wimbish and representing Lamar HS!

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “…there are no shortcuts to excellence. Developing real expertise, figuring out really hard problems, it all takes time―longer than most people imagine….you’ve got to apply those skills and produce goods or services that are valuable to people….Grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it…it’s doing what you love, but not just falling in love―staying in love.” ― Angela Duckworth, Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

 

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Aug 14 5:30pm to 8:00pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 15 7:30am to 5:00pm (lunch 11:30-1:00) Marching Band Practice

Friday, Aug 16 7:30am to 11:30am and 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Ice Cream Social Performance!)

Monday, Aug 19 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Aug 20 3:15pm-6:45pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 22 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Aug 24 8:45am-5:00pm Marching Band Practice

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/10/2019

Rehearsal Schedule – This week

Monday – 1:00pm to 3:30pm Music Masterclasses on TMEA music (perc learn part 2)

Monday – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Marching Band Practice

Tuesday – 5:30pm to 8:00pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday – 5:30pm to 8:00pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday – 7:30am to 5:00pm (lunch 11:30-1:00)

Friday – 7:30am to 11:30am and 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Ice Cream Social Performance!)

 

Band Camp – What a week! The directors had an extra stressful week this past few days as we moved back to Lamar. The students have been fantastic and worked very hard. We made great progress despite the change in rehearsal space all week. We still have a lot of unpacking and putting things in their correct place. With all the changes to the room, that is a big challenge. We are determined to have it all cleaned up and ready for the rest of camp and first week of classes. This upcoming week the directors have many district mandated meetings so practices are in the afternoon/evening  much of the time. Thursday is a full rehearsal day and Friday morning and evening. Please make plans to bring family and friends to the exhibition performance and ice cream social this Friday at 8:00pm, Cravens Field (LHS Stadium).

Every practice is mandatory for all Lamar Band students. Student summer jobs are not excused. Family vacations are excusable if a parent contacts a director ahead of time. However, students will be very far behind after missing any portion of these practices. We will have as many as 12 instructors teaching during the camp. We have spent money to hire experts in marching, color guard, drumline, and brass/woodwind to train our students. The staff will assign primary performer spots based on ability and attendance. Students with a secondary performer spot will work to earn a primary spot. Every student will participate in every part of practice.

 

Photos – We will take section photos for the Lamar football program on Monday afternoon during masterclasses. No special dress code, just look nice.

 

First week – The first week of classes starts on August 19th. We will continue to have marching band practice but we will shift to our typical schedule of Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons. I say typical because there are weeks in which I must alter the normal schedule. Please just check the google calendar regularly. I am including the set up time for rehearsals in this years schedule. UIL allows for scheduled set up time outside of the “eight hour rule”. I want students to be accountable for their part of the set up and putting away of equipment. Due to the fact that we have more props than ever before this year, all students have a job to do. It will be 15 mins before and after the actual rehearsal. If you have questions, just email me. Feel free to look at the google calendar for marching season details. All football games and marching contests are scheduled as well as practices. Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band.

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Dr. Cavazos is requesting all HS drumlines and 10 leaders from each school to perform at the AISD convocation Monday, 7:30am. We are excited to perform and be the face of the Lamar band and AISD! The reward is completely new marching drums in the VERY near future!

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “This is a team game and one man doesn’t win and one man doesn’t lose. In the end, the best team usually wins.” – Wilt Chamberlain

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Aug 12    1:00pm-3:30pm        Music Masterclasses on TMEA music

Monday, Aug 12    6:00pm to 8:00pm    Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Aug 13        5:30pm to 8:00pm    Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Aug 14    5:30pm to 8:00pm    Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Aug 15    7:30am to 5:00pm (lunch 11:30-1:00) Marching Band Practice

Friday, Aug 16        7:30am to 11:30am and 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Ice Cream Social Performance!)

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 8/4/2019

Rehearsal Schedule – This week

Monday – 7:30-5:00 @ NICHOLS JH

Tuesday – 7:30-5:00 @ NICHOLS JH

Wednesday – 7:30-5:00 @ NICHOLS JH

Thursday – Color Guard only 7:30-4:00 @ NICHOLS / BRASS, WOODWINDS, & PERCUSSION 5:30-8:00 @ LAMAR!

FRIDAY – 7:30-5:00 EVERYONE AT LAMAR!

 

Band Camp – The first week of band is in the books. The staff had a meeting Friday evening and we all agree that we are in better shape this year than last year after the 1st week. The students worked extremely hard and didn’t let the heat and humidity bother them. We have music and choreography memorized for part 1 and the drill is well under way with the first 8 sets already learned. We learned to transport and set up the props for every practice. The next week’s goal is to learn the rest of part 1 drill and memorize part 2 & 3 music.

We have a challenge this week as we are moving back to Lamar. The teachers and staff are allowed back Thursday morning. I am still trying to work out the logistics with administration. We might need some help with this massive project. If so, I’ll send an email and/or Remind message. The contractor foreman gave me a tour on Friday and I am very excited for everyone to see the transformation of the band room. It’s pretty amazing. If you haven’t seen the pictures, check out this article about the Lamar Band on the AISD website. https://www.aisd.net/district-news/lamar-high-school-band-benefitting-from-summer-construction/

AISD will provide free lunch to all band students on Monday-Wednesday. Due to moving back to Lamar, we are not doing a lunch on Thursday and we are unsure of Friday at this point. If you wish, you may bring a sack lunch or have something delivered. The directors will be on campus during lunch and we strongly encourage each student to eat a big healthy lunch every day.

Every practice is mandatory for all Lamar Band students. Student summer jobs are not excused. Family vacations are excusable if a parent contacts a director ahead of time. However, students will be very far behind after missing any portion of these practices. We will have as many as 12 instructors teaching during the camp. We have spent money to hire experts in marching, color guard, drumline, and brass/woodwind to train our students. The staff will assign primary performer spots based on ability and attendance. Students with a secondary performer spot will work to earn a primary spot. Every student will participate in every part of practice.

 

Physicals & Forms – All band forms are due. The most critical is that the medical authorization form being notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. All other forms must be completely filled out and signed before turning them in. Physicals are past due and mandatory for students to participate in band.

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – We have been asked to perform at a couple of events in the next few weeks. Mr. Hagman and Ms. Brewer are having the drumline welcome back all the teachers this Thursday morning at 7:30am. Dr. Cavazos is requesting all HS drumlines to perform at the AISD convocation a week from Monday, 7:30am. We are excited to perform and be the face of the Lamar band and AISD! The reward is completely new marching drums in the VERY near future!

 

Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.

 

Color Guard Update – Do your homework.

 

Quote of the Week – “Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment.” – Heywood Hale Broun

 

Events (the week ahead)

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

Monday Aug 5 7:30am-5:00pm Marching Band Camp @ Nichols

Tuesday Aug 6 7:30am-5:00pm Marching Band Camp @ Nichols

Wednesday Aug 7 7:30am-5:00pm Marching Band Camp @ Nichols

Thursday Aug 8 8:00am-8:30am Drumline Performance @ LHS

Thursday Aug 8 5:30pm-8:00pm Marching Band Camp @ LAMAR

Thursday Aug 8 7:30am-4:00pm Color Guard @ Nichols

Friday Aug 9 7:30am-5:00pm Marching Band Camp @ LAMAR

Friday Aug 9 1:30pm-2:00pm Pep Rally for Freshmen Orientation

 

Communication & Social Media

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:

9th grade band – @vfndband23

10th grade band – @vfndband22

11th grade band – @vfndband21

12th grade band – @vfndband20

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/27/2019

Summer Camp

Band Camp – Monday our 2019 marching season begins! Practices will be at Nichols the first week from 7:30am-5:00pm. There is a lunch break and all students are required to stay on campus. AISD will provide free lunch to all band students. If you wish, you may bring a sack lunch or have something delivered. The directors will be on campus during lunch and we strongly encourage each student to eat a big healthy lunch every day.

As for the other weeks of camp, we are at the mercy of the construction company at Lamar on when we will move back. We are tentatively scheduled to return to Lamar on Monday August 5th. The original band camp schedule has had some changes due to Mr. Hagman’s teacher meetings and professional development schedule. Those have been updated in my new and improved band camp schedule. Every practice is mandatory for all Lamar Band students. Student summer jobs are not excused. Family vacations are excusable if a parent contacts a director ahead of time. However, students will be very far behind after missing any portion of these practices. We will have as many as 12 instructors teaching at one time during the camp. We have spent money to hire experts in marching, color guard, drumline, and brass/woodwind to train our students. The staff will assign primary performer spots based on ability and attendance. Students with a secondary performer spot will work to earn a primary spot. Every student will participate in every part of practice.

All brass and woodwind students should have part 1 of the show memorized when they arrive on July 29th. We will use that and marching evaluations to help determine the primary marcher spots in the show. All students will be learning the show, stand tunes, and more during the three weeks leading up to the first day of school.

 

Physicals – We are down to the wire with the new UIL physical requirement for marching band students. ALL Lamar Band students must have a physical on file with the LHS band directors by August 1st. Primary care physicians are the most preferred way to get a physical, but there are other options. CVS has cheap options from time to time. They also have a lot of good info about what to expect when you go to get a physical. https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/wellness-and-physicals/sports-physicals/N-d8ZbtoqZd5

 

Forms – All band forms are attached in one PDF. Many of them can be typed and printed. The most critical is that the medical authorization form be notarized. You must have an ID and wait to sign when you are with the notary. We will have notaries at band registration on Saturday Aug 3rd.

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – The drumline had a very productive week of rehearsals. They learned all of the first movement of the show! Great job Lamar percussionists!

 

Jazz Update – Practice your scales!

 

Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!

 

Quote of the Week – “If you won’t settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your life.” – Vince Lombardi

 

Events (the week ahead)

July 22-26        All Day            Drumline Camp

July 29-Aug 2        7:30am-5:00pm        Marching Band Camp

Aug 3            9:00am-2:00pm        Band Registration @ Nichols

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

 

Communication & Social Media

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

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/15/2019

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Physicals – We are down to the wire with the new UIL physical requirement for marching band students. ALL Lamar Band students must have a physical on file with the LHS band directors by August 1st. I found this recently and if you don’t have a primary care physician, this is a great option to get the physical taken care of for free. https://www.trustedmedicalcenters.com/ also email marketing@hurst24er.com for more info. CVS also have cheap options as well. They have a lot of good info about what to expect when you go to get a physical. https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/wellness-and-physicals/sports-physicals/N-d8ZbtoqZd5

UIL physical form attached to this email.

 

Drum Corps International – Next Tuesday, we are putting together an optional field trip to watch the DCI Mesquite – Drum & Bugle Corps show. https://www.dci.org/static/about-drum-corps-international

Tickets are $33 and due at Tuesday evenings rehearsal. We will take a bus at 4:00pm on Monday afternoon. Return after the show, approx. 11:30pm, depending on traffic and the end of the show time.

 

Forms – The band directors are almost finished with the handbook and forms for registration day. The most important form right now is the physical. Please take care of this now. Students without a complete physical on August 1st will not be allowed to practice outside.

 

Band Camp – We are about to start our 2019 band camp! Only two weeks from today we will be out in the sun working on the show. For the next two weeks, we strongly encourage all members of The Pride of Lamar to get outside and train your body to be ready for fun in the sun. Get some exercise every day and hydrate. Rehearsals are START at 7:30am and go until 5:30pm. We have an hour and a half lunch break in the middle of the day. We will learn most of the marching band show during the August camp.

All brass and woodwind students should have part 1 of the show memorized when they arrive on July 29th. We will use that and marching evaluations to help determine the primary marcher spots in the show. All students will be learning the show, stand tunes, and more during the three weeks leading up to the first day of school. We will have fun social activities organized by the student leaders and supported by the booster club and directors. If any parents would like to volunteer during the three weeks of camp, let me know. There may be a couple opportunities to assist the teaching staff.

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.

 

Jazz Update – All-State Jazz practice session on Wednesday at 1:00pm.

 

Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!

 

Quote of the Week – “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, July 16        6:00pm-8:30pm        Tuesday evening rehearsal

Wednesday, July 17    1:00pm-3:00pm        All-State Jazz Practice

Saturday, July 20    9:00am-3:00pm        Color Guard Practice

July 22-26        All Day            Drumline Camp

 

Communication & Social Media

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

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 7/7/2019

Parade – Wow what a great day! The Lamar Band performed with Pride in the Arlington Independence Day Parade! I am very thankful to have such a huge group of parents helping out before, during, and after the parade. Marching over 2 miles in about 45 mins is a big challenge in this summer heat. The good news is that a normal halftime show is about 7 mins long and nowhere near 2 miles!

Thanks to Karla Flores for these parade photos – https://www.flickr.com/photos/148393982@N03/albums/72157709430766907

 

Tuesday Rehearsal – We will continue our weekly Tuesday evening practices this week. This week we will work on the first part of “The Box” and a couple of stand tunes. We will be inside but it is still smart to bring a water bottle. Rides should be waiting on students at 8:30pm.

 

Forms – The band directors are almost finished with the handbook and forms for registration day. The most important form right now is the physical. Please take care of this now. Students without a complete physical on August 1st will not be allowed to practice outside.

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.

 

Jazz Update – All-State Jazz practice session on Wednesday at 1:00pm.

 

Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!

 

Quote of the Week – “I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

 

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, July 9        6:00pm-8:30pm        Tuesday evening rehearsal

Tuesday, July 9        8:00pm-9:00pm        Booster Club Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 10    1:00pm-3:00pm        All-State Jazz Practice

Saturday, July 13    9:00am-3:00pm        Color Guard Practice

 

Communication & Social Media

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

 

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

 

To contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/23/2019

Parade Practice Saturday – On Saturday June 29th we will hold our first parade practice. All students, including incoming freshmen, will be expected to perform. This is the first evaluation of the 2019-2020 marching band. We will meet at Nichols JH and practice from 9:00am – 3:00pm. We will be practicing both inside and outside so dress for warm weather. Students will need to wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. Bring a large water bottle. We will have an hour and a half lunch break from 11:00am-12:30pm. Students will need to plan for lunch on their own. Parents are welcome to pick up students to take them out for lunch. If you prefer, you could bring a sack lunch to Nichols or have something dropped off. The staff will be at Nichols during the break.

 

Tuesday Rehearsal – We will continue our weekly Tuesday evening practices this week. This week we will work on memorizing the Fight Song, Party in the USA, and Captain America. We have a lot of work to do so lets make sure we are ready to start rehearsing at 6:00pm. Rides should be waiting on students at 8:30pm.

 

Parents Meeting – On July 1st at 7:00pm, we will have a parent meeting at Nichols JH to discuss the parade and August marching camp. This meeting is particularly important for new members of the Lamar Band. On Tuesday June 25th at 8:00pm, the Lamar Band Booster Club will be meeting at Nichols JH. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly booster club board meetings.

 

Leadership Camp – The Lamar Band student leadership just finished a week of training. The captains and section leaders attended the UTA / Forward Leadership camp, and the drum majors attend the UNT / SASI leadership camp. We are very proud of them and they are all excited to bring back their new skills to help the Pride of Lamar! Congratulations to Terrance Lewis on winning the outstanding drum major of the entire camp!

 

Charms Account – Please use the attached pdf to login in to your charms account and update all the information for you and your family. If you have password problems, email me. Students can also access the music file for the marching band show in the document/handouts section.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.

 

Jazz Update – The first All-State study session is June 26th. If you would like to be a part of Viking Jazz, email Mr. Riley at zriley1@aisd.net

 

Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!

 

Quote of the Week – “We were born to succeed, not to fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Tuesday, June 25    6:00pm-8:30pm        Tuesday evening rehearsal

Tuesday, June 25    8:00pm-9:00pm        Band Booster Club Meeting (all parents invited)

Wednesday, June 26    1:00pm-4:00pm        All-State Jazz Practice with Mr. Riley

Saturday, June 29    9:00am-3:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Monday, July 1        4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Monday, July 1        7:00pm-8:00pm        Parent Meeting

Tuesday, July 2        4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Wednesday, July 3    8:00am-11:30am    Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Thursday, July 4        7:00am-10:00am    Arlington Independence Day Parade

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. 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

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 6/16/2019

New Marcher Camp – Our new march camp was fantastic! The students all accomplished our goals. If you are an incoming freshman, you are encouraged to join us on Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Nichols cafeteria. We will be handing out all the parade music, and the first part of the marching band show music.

 

Marching Band – We have a lot of information regarding marching season coming in an email early this week. It will have a much more detailed rehearsal schedule and explanation of many things, including the newly required physicals.

 

Leadership Camp – The section leaders and captains are checking into the UTA band leadership camp today. They will be training all week to become effective student leaders for the Pride of Lamar! Our drum majors take off for the SASI drum major camp at UNT this Wednesday. We are excited that our students are going to learn from different camps. Bringing in a ton of great leadership knowledge.

 

Charms Account – Please use the attached pdf to login into your charms account and update all the information for you and your family. If you have password problems, email me. Students can also access the music file for the marching band show in the document/handouts section.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.

 

Jazz Update – The first All-State study session is June 19th. If you would like to be a part of Viking Jazz, email Mr. Riley at zriley1@aisd.net

 

Color Guard Update – Two Saturday rehearsals in the book. Going great!

 

Quote of the Week – “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” – Henry J. Kaiser

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Tuesday, June 18    5:00pm-6:00pm        Nichols band room open for instrument check out

Tuesday, June 18    6:00pm-8:30pm        Tuesday evening rehearsal

Tuesday, June 18    8:00pm-9:00pm        Lamar Band Booster Club Meeting (Nichols JH Band Room)

Wednesday, June 19    1:00pm-4:00pm        All-State Jazz Practice Session (Nichols JH Band Room)

Saturday, June 22    9:00am-3:00pm        Color Guard Rehearsal

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. 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

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 6/5/2019

New Marcher Camp – TODAY! We are hosting a new marcher camp at Nichols Junior High, June 5-7 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. The Lamar Band directors and student leaders will teach all the incoming 9th graders how to march and the basics of marching band music. It will be lots of fun and very informative. Parents, please feel free to come up at the end of practice to talk with a director. I’m sure you have many questions. Any 10-12 grade student that has NEVER marched before in the Lamar Band, is welcome and encouraged to join us!

 

Letter Jackets – Mr. Manto with MECA Jackets will be back out in August to take orders for the fall semester. To order online, just go to his website. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

 

Drumline Update – Drumline results are out. Band placements posted. We look forward to seeing all new members at rehearsal today through Friday.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz auditions are complete and posted. If you need the next year’s All-State etudes, please contact Mr. Riley. The first All-State study session is June 19th. If you would like to be a part of Viking Jazz, email Mr. Riley at zriley1@aisd.net

 

Color Guard Update – Great first rehearsal! We look forward to seeing all NEW color guard members at New Marcher Camp today through Friday.

 

Quote of the Week – “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Wednesday, June 5    1:30pm-3:00pm        Graduation Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 5    5:00pm-8:00pm        New Marcher Camp @ Nichols JH

Thursday, June 6    5:00pm-8:00pm        New Marcher Camp @ Nichols JH

Friday, June 7        5:00pm-8:00pm        New Marcher Camp @ Nichols JH

Sunday, June 9        11:00am-4:00pm    Lamar HS Graduation Orchestra (details from Walton)

 

Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. 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 5/29/2019

End of the School Year – Whew! We managed to get moved out of the band room last Friday. Thank you students for your help. Phase 1 was getting out of the main band room, phase 2 is getting everything we need from LHS to Nichols JH next week once school is out. The last two days of class will be catching the last couple of auditions and studying for other finals.

 

Uniforms & Instruments – All school owned uniforms and instruments must be checked in before Friday afternoon. The tuxes and dresses must be turned in clean. The instruments will be checked and then rechecked to any students continuing in band next fall.

 

Concert Recordings – The concert recordings will be distributed Thursday and Friday. If you don’t receive it by then, please email me so I can get you a recording. If I lost an order slip during the band room move, I apologize and will get you your recording asap.

 

Graduation Orchestra – Students selected for the graduation full orchestra will rehearse 1:30-3:00pm tomorrow afternoon in the orchestra room. Mr. Walton will have music at that time.

 

Letter Jackets – Mr. Manto with MECA Jackets was excited to take some many orders for letter jackets last week. He will be back out in August to take orders for the fall semester. To order online, just go to his website. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

 

Drumline Update – Drumline results are out. Band placements will be posted asap.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz auditions are complete and will be posted asap.

 

Color Guard Update – The first rehearsal is June 1st. LAMAR HS from 9:00am-3:00pm. Other rehearsals will be at Nichols JH this summer.

 

Quote of the Week – “You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.” – Stevie Wonder

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Thursday, May 30    1:30pm-3:00pm        Graduation Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Saturday, June 1    9:00am-3:00pm        Color Guard Rehearsal @ Lamar Gym C

Wednesday, June 5    1:30pm-3:00pm        Graduation Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Sunday, June 9        11:00am-4:00pm    Lamar HS Graduation Orchestra (details from Walton)

 

Band fees – Activity fees are past due. 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 5/19/2019

End of the School Year – The end of the school year brings a tidal wave of emotion and stress. For me it is exciting to see the seniors finish up and move on at graduation. It is another kind of joy to see the alumni when they come back to visit. This week, I had the chance to attend a graduation party for a student who finished law school. Facebook informed me that another Lamar Band alumni just graduated medical school. I suppose it just puts it all in perspective. The stress is compounded this year with the renovations that start in just a week. This past Friday a big team of dedicated students helped move all the trophies, plaques, and pictures from the band room to a storage room for the summer. We made a lot of progress, but we still have to move EVERYTHING out of the band room before demolition starts on May 28. This week is busy with our concert, but as soon as that is done, it will be mostly focused on moving equipment. Students will have time to practice for auditions and to pass of objectives. The last 4 days of school will be held in the new instrumental ensemble room (1016).

 

Spring Concert – Tuesday is our spring concert at UTA in Irons Recital Hall, 7:00pm. See the attachment for details including a map of where to park on campus. We hope to see all of our band families and friends for our final band event of the school year.

 

Auditions – After our final concert, all we have left is the final exam. The audition packets have been handed out and students should already be working on them daily. The auditions will be held at Lamar in various rooms which will be posted. Students will be sign up for audition times with a monitor as they arrive to warm up. As auditions are blind, students should not talk to their judge about the auditions, but see another director with any issues.

Tuesday May 28 – Flutes, Clarinets, Trombones, Double Reeds, French Horns

Wednesday May 29 – Tuba, Saxophones, Trumpets, Euphoniums

Playing for Mr. Kelly – Trombone, Tuba, Percussion

Playing for Mr. Riley – French Horn, Saxophones, Clarinets

Playing for Mr. Lang – Double Reeds, Trumpets, Flutes, Euph

 

Letter Jackets – Mr. Manto with MECA Jackets was excited to take some many orders for letter jackets last week. He will be back out in August to take orders for the fall semester. To order online, just go to his website. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

 

Drumline Update – Viking Thunder was a great success! The gym made for a good alternative venue and acoustics worked just fine. CD orders are available. See the attachment and send it with $10 to school.

 

Jazz Update – The spring jazz concert went very smooth even though we had to transport a lot of equipment over to Nichols. CD orders are available. See the attachment and send it with $10 to school.

 

Color Guard Update – The color guard has been announced for the fall. We will be 30 members strong! Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming rehearsals and events.

 

Quote of the Week – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, May 20    3:00pm-4:00pm        Symphonic Winds Rehearsal

Monday, May 20    4:00pm-5:00pm        Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 21    7:00pm-8:30pm        Spring Concert (see itinerary)

Wednesday, May 22    3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 23    9:30am-10:30am    LHS Senior Awards Assembly

Thursday, May 23    7:00pm-9:00pm        Orchestra Spring Concert at Lamar Baptist

Friday, May 24        All Day            Move out of the band room

Tuesday, May 28    3:00pm-5:00pm        Auditions (Flutes, Clarinets, Trombones, Double Reeds, French Horns)

Wednesday, May 29    3:00pm-5:00pm        Auditions (Tuba, Saxophones, Trumpets, Euphoniums)

Thursday, May 30    1:30pm-3:00pm        Graduation Full Orchestra Rehearsal

 

Band fees – Make sure fees are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. 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