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 firstname.lastname@example.org | Kolby Kelly email@example.com | Zack Riley firstname.lastname@example.org | Midori Eng email@example.com
Band room phone: (682) 867-7006
Facebook: Lamar Viking Band
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.
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
For information or to contact the booster club, email firstname.lastname@example.org