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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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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

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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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

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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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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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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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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/12/2019

Band Banquet – The annual band & orchestra banquet was a great success! Big thanks to Mrs. Robin Lee and all the band & orchestra parents who helped plan and put together such a beautiful and delicious banquet evening. Congratulations to all the students who earned awards. Many great photos are available here https://www.flickr.com/photos/148393982@N03/ Thanks to Karla Flores for the photography. The directors forgot to announce the embarrassment jar winner. Third place was Pablo earning a cool $28, Mr. Lang in second place with $43, and this years winner (loser) is Mr. Riley with $62! Thanks to all who donated to the cause. The $150 will go to the general LBBC fund.

Congrats to the following award winners.

Who’s Who in Band – Haya Alrahis

Semper Fidelis Marine Band Award – Vanessa Rodriguez & Pablo Sanchez

Pride Award – Jeremiah Cotton

Phi Beta Mu – Dillon Lee

Bob Copeland – Pablo Sanchez

Symphonic Band Award – Ja-Kaya Perkins

Freshmen Band Award – Brennan Stein

Jazz Orchestra Award – Josh Stevens & Terrance Lewis

Jazz Ensemble Award – Anieka Diel

Outstanding Color Guard Member – Audrey Diel & Maalik Menemieh

Nathan Bennett Memorial Scholarship ($500) – Vanessa Rodriguez

LBBC Scholarship ($500) – Dillon Lee

Texas Music Scholar – Dillon Lee

The following list of students earned a Letter for their letterman jackets or if earning a second letter, they get bars to add to their letter.

Letter

Andy Adams, Leslie Bonilla-Diaz, Marie Bonilla-Diaz, Justin Brown, Micah Cash, Laura Delgadillo, Carla Escalante, Eden George, Aiden Howerton, Melissa Juarez, Tia Livesey, Exauce Mpembe, Giovanny Osorio, Jeremiah Pham, Vanessa Rodriguez, Gabriela Sanchez, Elijah Wright

Bar 1

Selena Alvarado, Christian Gray, Eric Layhew, Lee Magill, Aidan McKinney, Pablo Sanchez Rojas,

Bar 2

Yandi Avendano, Jeremy Barco (band & guard), Terrance Lewis, Julie Nickols, Vanessa Stout

Bar 3

Dillon Lee, Kelly Martinez

 

Spring Concert – Next Tuesday is our spring concert at UTA in Irons Recital Hall, 7:00pm. Students will arrive earlier to warm up. Itineraries will be out soon.

 

End of the Semester – 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 other end of semester challenge is that we are having to move ALL equipment out of the band room for renovations. We will be displaced until August band camp. We anticipate needing a lot of extra help from students and parents when we have been given our instructions for where and when we will be moving our equipment.

 

Leadership – Next year’s field leadership team had a meeting last week to discuss summer camps. Those camps have been added to the Lamar Band calendar.

 

Letter Jackets – The staff has selected Eric Manto with Meca Sportswear to design custom letter jackets for the Pride of Lamar! He will be at Lamar sizing students with sample jackets on May 14th. He designed a patch that will go on ALL Lamar HS Band jackets. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

The basic jacket with a Lamar “L” with BAND written on it will be $65 plus $10 handling and tax, or $81.19. There will be a price sheet included with options to decorate their jacket as well.

If ordering, students will need to have their payment on order day, May 14. Otherwise they will have about a week to then go online to pay for their order. Remind them as well that I cannot send in their order until Payment is received. If they need some other payment options we can discuss that on the 14th.

 

Drumline Update – Viking Thunder is Monday May 13th at 7:00pm in Gym B at LHS. This will be an incredible concert that you won’t want to miss!

 

Jazz Update – The spring jazz concert is almost here! May 16th 7pm at Nichols JH!

 

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 – “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, May 13    7:00pm-8:00pm        Viking Thunder Percussion Concert @LHS Gym B

Monday, May 13    3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 14    3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 14    3:00pm-4:00pm        Letter Jacket Fitting

Tuesday, May 14    6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting (all parents invited)

Wednesday, May 15    3:00pm-4:30pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, May 16    7:00pm-8:00pm        Spring Jazz Concert at Nichols JH

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/5/2019

Band Banquet – Our Band & Orchestra Banquet will be held THIS FRIDAY May 10th at The White Room, located at 2227 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013, from 6:00pm-10:00pm.  Tickets on sale NOW! This event is for all students and parents who would like to attend. Invitations were handed out Friday, see attachment.

 

Leadership Auditions – The directors would like to congratulate every student who went through the audition process. Every student who expressed interest in leadership shows a great deal of dedication and courage to help make the Lamar Band even better next year. Congratulations to the selected leaders and we look forward to seeing you work hard to be exemplary role models of the Lamar Band!

 

Solo & Ensemble – Saturday morning was our annual solo festival held this year at Shackelford JH. There were many great performances all morning and we are proud of the hard work of all the performers Saturday. Judge comments and medals will be presented in class on Monday.

 

Letter Jackets – The staff has selected Eric Manto with Meca Sportswear to design custom letter jackets for the Pride of Lamar! He will be at Lamar sizing students with sample jackets on May 14th. He designed a patch that will go on ALL Lamar HS Band jackets. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

The basic jacket with a Lamar “L” with BAND written on it will be $65 plus $10 handling and tax, or $81.19. There will be a price sheet included with options to decorate their jacket as well.

If ordering, students will need to have their payment on order day, May 14. Otherwise they will have about a week to then go online to pay for their order. Remind them as well that I cannot send in their order until Payment is received. If they need some other payment options we can discuss that on the 14th.

Mr. Manto would like to have an idea of how many students/parents are interested. Please fill out this very quick survey (I will not give him your name yet). https://forms.gle/tSYWYFu2fbH3XERL7

Sleeve Patch for The Lamar Band:

 

Drumline Update – Viking Thunder is Monday May 13th at 7:00pm in Gym A at LHS. This will be an incredible concert that you won’t want to miss!

 

Jazz Update – The spring jazz concert is almost here! May 16th at Nichols JH!

 

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 – “Being coachable is on the player. If you want to win you will be coachable.” – Jeff Van Gundy

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, May 6        3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – “Surfacing”

Monday, May 6        3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 7        3:00pm            Letter Award Forms Due

Tuesday, May 7        4:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion “Fidget”

Tuesday, May 7        5:30pm-7:00pm        Drumline Phase 1

Tuesday, May 7        3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 8    3:00pm-4:30pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, May 9    3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, May 10        6:00pm-10:00pm    Band & Orchestra Banquet

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/28/2019

Car Wash – Thank you Lamar Band family! We had a great car wash yesterday and earned $1545! Thank you parents who chaperoned and helped collect money. Thank you students for representing LHS with class! While on this subject, parents, if you have any old towels that would make nice car wash towels, donate to the band or orchestra room this week. We could also use a new hose or two.

 

Leadership Auditions – This is the big week. Students are practicing hard to earn a spot on next year’s leadership team. We will have clinics / practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Friday is the big audition day from 3:00pm until we finish (depending on which level a student auditions, they will finish between 5:00pm-7:00pm). The band council elections are this week as well. Students will campaign all week for their desired office. The directors are looking forward to an exciting week.

 

Solo & Ensemble – Per the band handbook, all Lamar Band students will perform a solo and/or ensemble in the spring semester. Those that did UIL in February are already done. The rest of the band will perform this Saturday at the Lamar cluster solo & ensemble festival at Shackelford JH. Performance times will be posted early this week.

 

Letter Jackets – The staff has selected Eric Manto with Meca Sportswear to design custom letter jackets for the Pride of Lamar! He will be at Lamar sizing students with sample jackets on May 14th. He designed a patch that will go on ALL Lamar HS Band jackets. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest

The basic jacket with a Lamar “L” with BAND written on it will be $65 plus $10 handling and tax, or $81.19. There will be a price sheet included with options to decorate their jacket as well.

If ordering, students will need to have their payment on order day, May 14. Otherwise they will have about a week to then go online to pay for their order. Remind them as well that I cannot send in their order until Payment is received. If they need some other payment options we can discuss that on the 14th.

Mr. Manto would like to have an idea of how many students/parents are interested. Please fill out this very quick survey (I will not give him your name yet). https://forms.gle/tSYWYFu2fbH3XERL7

Band Banquet – It’s already that time of year! The annual band and orchestra banquet!

Our Band & Orchestra Banquet will be held Friday May 10th at The White Room, located at 2227 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013.  Tickets will be on sale soon! This event is for all students and parents who would like to attend.

 

Drumline Update – The drumline hosted the annual drum-a-thon Friday night at LHS. They practiced from 8:00pm to 5:00am! Yes, that was an all night event including games, snacks, and caffeine for the parent chaperones! Special shout out to the drumline parents Linda Lancaster and Amy Wehr who stayed up all night with the drumline and then chaperoned a car wash site in the afternoon!!! Medal of honor for you!

 

Jazz Update – The spring jazz concert is almost here! May 16th at Nichols JH!

 

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 – “I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 28    3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – “Surfacing”

Tuesday, April 29    3:00pm-7:00pm        Percussion/Drumline

Tuesday, April 29    3:00pm-5:00pm        Leadership Audition Clinic

Wednesday, May 1    3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 2    3:00pm-5:00pm        Leadership Audition Clinic

Friday, May 3        3:00pm-8:00pm        Leadership Auditions

Saturday, May 4        8:00am-2:00pm        Lamar Cluster Solo & Ensemble @ Shack

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/21/2019

Lamar Band Carwash

 

Car Wash – This Saturday is our spring car wash! All students will help wash cars at one of two shifts at 5 locations. The students started signing up last week. The locations are Sonic (N. Green Oaks), Dickey’s, Mama’s, Kwik Kar (Brown Tr.), and Bahama Buck’s. Student shifts are 9:30am-1:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm. Please click this following link to sign up for the adult chaperone locations/shifts.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4bafa728a3f49-april

 

Band Banquet – It’s already that time of year! The annual band and orchestra banquet!

Our Band & Orchestra Banquet will be held Friday May 10th at The White Room, located at 2227 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013.  Tickets will be on sale soon! This event is for all students and parents who would like to attend.

 

April and May Calendar – Be sure to keep up with all the events scheduled for the rest of the semester. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Summer Band Schedule – The band google calendar is updated with summer and fall events. The football schedule and marching contest schedule is now posted. The marching contests are subject to change. I have attached the summer events schedule to this email.

 

Drumline Update – This week is the annual Drum-A-Thon! The percussionists will stay up all night practicing and playing games on Friday. The practicing part is a fundraiser.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.

 

Color Guard Update – Great auditions last week!

 

Quote of the Week – “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 22 3:30pm-5:30pm Percussion – “Surfacing”

Tuesday, April 23 3:15pm-5:00pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 23 5:30pm-7:00pm Drumline Session

Wednesday, April 24 3:15pm-5:00pm Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, April 25 all day Torchy’s Tacos Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27 9:30am-4:30pm Car Wash

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/15/2019

Corpus Christi Trip – First of all, thank you to the parents who chaperoned our wonderful trip! We all had a great time and enjoyed lots of fun together on the beach, bowling alley, aircraft carrier, aquarium, and the many places in between. The directors are very proud of how the Pride of Lamar represented themselves the entire time.

 

Band Senior Scholarships – All band seniors should download and fill out the senior scholarship forms. They are due April 16th. http://www.lamarmusic.org/scholarships/

 

Summer Band Schedule – The band google calendar is updated with summer and fall events. The football schedule and marching contest schedule is now posted. The marching contests are subject to change. I have attached the summer events schedule to this email.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline sessions continue this week.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.

 

Color Guard Update – Now we have fall color guard clinics and auditions the week of April 15th.

 

Quote of the Week – “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Tuesday, April 16    4:30pm-6:15pm        Percussion – “Fidget”

Tuesday, April 16    5:30pm-7:00pm        Drumline Session

Tuesday, April 16    6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Clinic

Wednesday, April 17    6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Clinic

Thursday, April 18    6:00pm-8:00pm        Color Guard Clinic/Audition

Friday, April 19        All Day            Student Holiday

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/7/2019

UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest – Thank you to all the parents who decorated the band room, filled snack and goodie bags, and encouraged our amazing musicians. The students carried themselves professionally, with class, and performed fantastic concerts and sight reading. While we strive for superior ratings at each UIL event, we came up just short with division two ratings. The Wind Symphony did earn straight 1’s in sight reading. Now we move forward to the very busy end of the year.

 

Leadership Auditions – Students interested in any leadership positions should attend the leadership training and clinic on Wednesday this week 3:00-4:30. We will discuss leadership traits, walk through the audition process, and discuss service projects. Leadership forms are due on Wednesday. See Lang for a copy if you don’t have one yet.

 

Band Senior Scholarships – All band seniors should download and fill out the senior scholarship forms. They are due April 16th. http://www.lamarmusic.org/scholarships/

 

Summer Band Schedule – The band google calendar is updated with summer and fall events. The football schedule and marching contest schedule is now posted. The marching contests are subject to change. I have attached the summer events schedule to this email.

 

Spring Trip – We will do our baggage check on Thursday this week at 6:00pm. All chaperones will be needed to help with the bag check. Bags will be stored in a secured location until we load them Friday morning. Backpacks and other “carry on” items will be checked Friday morning.

All students must sign up for the trip Remind service. https://www.remind.com/join/vfndpadre or just text vfndpadre to 81010

Find the final itinerary and trip handbook here – https://www.lamarorchestra.com/single-post/2019/03/26/CorpusPadre-Trip-Info-to-Go

 

Trip Band Rehearsal – We will rehearse Tuesday and Thursday this week from 3:00-4:30.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline sessions continue this week.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.

 

Winterguard Update – Great end to the season! Now we have fall color guard clinics and auditions the week of April 15th.

 

Quote of the Week – “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Vince Lombardi

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 8        3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – Surfacing

Monday, April 8        5:30pm-7:00pm        Drumline Session

Tuesday, April 9        3:00pm-4:30pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 9        6:30pm-8:00pm        Booster Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 10    3:00pm-4:30pm        Leadership Clinic

Thursday, April 11    3:00pm-4:30pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Thursday, April 11    6:00pm-7:00pm        Luggage Check In

Friday, April 12        All Day            Corpus Christi Spring Trip

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/31/2019

Winterguard – The Lamar Varsity Winterguard had an incredible performance at the NTCA Championship today! We are so proud of the hard work these students put in this season. Congratulations to all!

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Parent Appreciation Concert – Thank you to all the many supporters who came out. It was a packed house for our in the band room style concert. A little warm, but the music was great. Wish us luck at UIL this week!

 

UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest – This week the Lamar Bands will travel to Mansfield for the UIL Region 5 C&SR Evaluation. The itineraries are attached. It is important the students look their very best. Make sure tuxedos and dress are clean and pressed for Wednesday and Thursday. Make sure to eat healthy and get plenty of sleep leading up to the performances. Parents are encouraged to attend if possible.

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip is just 2 weeks away! If you missed the trip meeting, see Lang ASAP! Also, we have a couple of spots available. If you want to join us on the trip and can afford the $600 by the 12th, please see Lang immediately on Monday.

All students must sign up for the trip Remind service. https://www.remind.com/join/vfndpadre or just text vfndpadre to 81010 The final payment was due on March 1st. The balance of the account must be paid in full by March 25th. Students can pay with cash or money order. To pay by credit card, use this link – https://goo.gl/voPwBw

There is a service fee for using the credit card system. Payment plans are available from a band director. Payments can be made directly to the Lamar bookkeeper, Ms. Hancock 682-867-8326 thancock@aisd.net, or to Mr. Lang.

 

Trip Band Rehearsal – All members going on the trip must attend the rehearsal this Friday 3:15pm-4:15pm.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline auditions started last week.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.

 

Winterguard Update – Great end to the season! Now we have fall color guard clinics and auditions the week of April 15th.

 

Quote of the Week – “Having a successful team does not mean that everyone must have the same desires and motivations. But every team member must channel those motivators towards performing at his/her best and doing what is best for the team.” – Nick Saban

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 1        3:30pm-5:00pm        Percussion – Surfacing

Monday, April 1        5:00pm-7:00pm        Drumline Session

Tuesday, April 2        4:30pm-6:15pm        Percussion – Fidget

Tuesday, April 2        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphonic Winds Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 3    7:00am-11:00am    Symphonic Winds UIL

Wednesday, April 3    3:00pm-5:00pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, April 4    10:00am-3:30pm    Wind Symphony UIL

Friday, April 5        3:00pm-3:15pm        2019 Marching Band Show Announcement

Friday, April 5        3:15pm-4:15pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Friday, April 5        4:15pm-5:45pm        Percussion – Bloom

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/24/2019

Jazz Program – Viking Jazz had THREE festivals this weekend (yes, three of them) and had a lot of success! On Friday at the Coyote Jazz Festival, the Jazz bands learned about Jazz theory, attended a sight reading session, and attended master classes on their instruments. On the performance side both played extremely well with some Outstanding Individual awards! Josh S. was awarded an Outstanding Individual performer plaque for his drum set playing. Terrance L. was announced as the Overall Outstanding Performer for his alto saxophone performance. Mr. Riley was also named the outstanding Ensemble Director at the festival.

On Saturday both Jazz bands competed in the UTA jazz festival and did extremely well In a extremely tough field of bands. The Jazz Orchestra was 4th out of 8 and the Jazz Ensemble placed 4th out of 6 in their categories. Exauce Mpembe was named as an Outstanding soloist for his Bari Sax solo. Terrance L. was announced as the Outstanding Woodwind Performer for the UTA JAzz Festival which is a huge honor!

Saturday evening the Jazz Orchestra Performed at the Tarleton State Jazz Festival Awards Concert as the featured High School ensemble. They had a fantastic performance and they made it clear, That it Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing.

The Viking Jazz Band represented Lamar with class and pride. Mr. Riley is very happy with the strides the program has made this year and is extremely proud of the young men and women of Viking Jazz.

 

Winterguard – Lamar Blue had a terrific final performance of “Come Join the Murder” at the NTCA championship in Flower Mound. They had one of the best runs of the season with zero drops! We are very proud of these amazing young performers.

 

Parent Appreciation Concert – This Tuesday @ 7:00pm we will have a concert in the band room for all parents/families. This is an opportunity for students to perform their UIL music for their parents before we go to UIL next week. Students must arrive at 6:00pm to warm up.

We understand that it is difficult for parents to come out and support us at UIL since Symphonic Winds perform April 3rd at 9:00am and Wind Symphony performs April 4th at 1:10pm. If you can make it, we would be thrilled to have you there! If not, please come enjoy an up close and personal performance of our incredible UIL Concert Bands!

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip is just 3 weeks away! This Monday, March 25th at 6:30pm, we will meet in the Lamar cafeteria for a mandatory trip meeting. This is required by AISD. Students, parent/guardian, and staff will discuss the trip handbook, expectations, itinerary, and finalize rooming assignments / bus assignments. All students must sign up for the trip Remind service. https://www.remind.com/join/vfndpadre or just text vfndpadre to 81010

The final payment was due on March 1st. The balance of the account must be paid in full by March 25th. Students can pay with cash or money order. To pay by credit card, use this link – https://goo.gl/voPwBw

There is a service fee for using the credit card system. Payment plans are available from a band director. Payments can be made directly to the Lamar bookkeeper, Ms. Hancock 682-867-8326 thancock@aisd.net, or to Mr. Lang.

 

Pasta Palooza – Thank you to all that supported our Pasta Palooza fundraiser! We did better than usual bringing in $1900!

 

Sectionals – For details for Jazz or Drumline practices, contact Mr. Riley or Mr. Kelly. The full band rehearsals are more critical than ever as UIL is right around the corner.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline auditions start this week.

 

Jazz Update – Thank you parents for all your support this very busy week! Special thanks to Michelle Caldwell for donating her time!

 

Winterguard Update – From Midori – As we are wrapping up the end of both groups seasons, I wanted to share with you some highlights of our season so far:

*Our JV team for the first time ever has placed at a show in their class! We earned a third place at both the Wakeland and Azyle shows!

*Our Varsity team has won at two shows, Wakeland and Azyle.

*Our Varsity for the first time ever has placed at a WGI regional show, earning third place at the Dallas regional — super awesome accomplishment that only a few in our circuit have been able to accomplish.

*Both teams throughout the season have kept their rank in the top ten of guards in their class throughout the season in the NTCA circuit.

It’s nice to look at back at what we have accomplished so far and remember that we have one final push for the last weeks left in the season!

 

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, Mar 25    6:30pm-7:30pm        Mandatory Spring Trip Meeting (Cafeteria)

Monday, Mar 25    3:30pm-5:00pm        Percussion – Surfacing

Monday, Mar 25    5:00pm-7:00pm        Drumline

Monday, Mar 25    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Practice

Tuesday, Mar 26    7:00pm-7:45pm        Parent Appreciation Concert

Tuesday, Mar 26    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Practice

Wednesday, Mar 27    3:00pm-5:00pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 28    3:00pm-4:30pm        Jazz Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 28    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Practice

Friday, Mar 29        4:00pm-5:30pm        Percussion – Bloom

Saturday, Mar 30    9:00am-9:00pm        Winterguard Practice

Sunday, Mar 31        All Day            NTCA National A class Championship @ Flower Mound HS

 

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/15/2019

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Pasta Palooza – Tickets will be available for purchase through Mr. Lang or on our website donation link here. https://goo.gl/bf2ADn

We need your Silent Auction items!  Help us make baskets, donate sports or event tickets, college goodies or anything you think might sell at our auction. We also need dessert donations. Contact Robin Lee for more info.

Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door.  Dinner of pasta, salad and dessert with the entertainment of the Lamar Jazz Bands, Soloists, Ensembles and the Lamar Winterguard.  Please support this event that supports you, your child and the Lamar Band program!

 

Sectionals – For details for Jazz or Drumline practices, contact Mr. Riley or Mr. Kelly. The full band rehearsals are more critical than ever as UIL is right around the corner.

 

Spring Trip – The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Drumline Update – The Truth Vinyl, Lamar Night of Percussion concert was a great success! The students played great and the turnout was perfect. Such a unique and fun evening. If you missed it, a couple of the students will be playing at Pasta Palooza.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz program will be performing next week. Both ensembles will perform at Pasta Palooza and then an incredibly busy weekend of festival performances!

 

Winterguard Update – From Midori – As we are wrapping up the end of both groups seasons, I wanted to share with you some highlights of our season so far:

*Our JV team for the first time ever has placed at a show in their class! We earned a third place at both the Wakeland and Azyle shows!

*Our Varsity team has won at two shows, Wakeland and Azyle.

*Our Varsity for the first time ever has placed at a WGI regional show, earning third place at the Dallas regional — super awesome accomplishment that only a few in our circuit have been able to accomplish.

*Both teams throughout the season have kept their rank in the top ten of guards in their class throughout the season in the NTCA circuit.

It’s nice to look at back at what we have accomplished so far and remember that we have one final push for the last 2 and half weeks left in the season!

 

Quote of the Week – “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Saturday, Mar 16 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Lewisville HS

Sunday, Mar 17 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Denton HS

Monday, Mar 18 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Mar 18 5:00pm-7:00pm Drumline Rehearsal

Tuesday, Mar 19 3:00pm-4:30pm SW Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Mar 19 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Mar 20 3:00pm-4:30pm WS Full Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, Mar 20 5:30pm-8:00pm Pasta Palooza!

Thursday, Mar 21 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 21 3:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Rehearsal

Friday, Mar 22 7:00am-7:00pm Coyote Jazz Festival

Saturday, Mar 23 All Day Tarleton and UTA jazz festivals

Saturday, Mar 23 9:00am-9:00pm JV Winterguard NTCA Championship

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/3/2019

The Pride of Lamar – I am very proud of our students this week. There are so many great things going on at Lamar.

Congratulations to the Symphony Orchestra (full orchestra) on earning a UIL Orchestra Sweepstakes with straight ones on stage and in sight reading!

On Saturday, we had many great musicians attend the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest at Arlington High. The following students earned Division 1 ratings and medals: Exauce M, Gabi S, Daniel D, Marie B, Brennan S, Aidan M, Aiden H, Christian G, Leslie M, Dillon L, Noah W, Evin D, Janneth L, Eric L, Julie N, Jeremiah P, and Cole P.

Also on Saturday, the Lamar Guard competed at the final NTCA contest before championships. Lamar Blue (JV) placed 3rd and Varsity placed 1st! Another great weekend for the Lamar Guard!

LHS Symphony UIL 2019

Pre-UIL Concert – Tuesday is our Pre-UIL Concert at Martin HS. All students will perform with the Lamar Varsity and Non-Varsity concert bands. Students are required to wear their formal concert attire. Make sure they are clean and pressed and ready! Students should eat something before call time at 4:45pm. Itinerary attached.

 

Events Calendar – Date change. PastaPalooza has been moved to March 20th. Mark your calendars for this amazing event! The jazz concert that was scheduled on this date has been merged with the PastaPalooza event. We are looking for some great silent auction items. I have attached an updated events calendar.

 

Sectionals – See the calendar and the attachment for details regarding the sectional schedule.

 

Spring Trip – The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Drumline Update – The drumline performed at Nichols on Friday. This Friday is the big solo performance concert at Truth Vinyl. I hope that we have a huge turnout to support our percussion studio.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz band had a great performance at Nichols on Friday. Thank you students for your patience with the program/speaker.

 

Winterguard Update – WGI Denton March 16 & 17 for ALL Lamar Guard members. Also, invite everyone to attend Pasta Palooza on March 20th!

 

Quote of the Week – “The people who don’t make mistakes are the people who don’t do anything.” – John Wooden

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, Mar 4        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Mar 4        6:00pm-8:00pm        LHS Open House – Auditorium/Cafeteria

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

Tuesday, Mar 5        4:45pm-9:00pm        Pre UIL Concert @ Martin HS

Wednesday, Mar 6    3:00pm-4:30pm        WS Full Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 7        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 7        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Meeting

Friday, Mar 8        7:00pm-9:00pm        Lamar Night of Percussion @ Truth Vinyl

Saturday, Mar 9        9:00am-9:00pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Spring Break!

Friday, Mar 15        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Mar 16    All Day            WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Lewisvill HS

Sunday, Mar 17        All Day            WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Denton HS

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/25/2019

Winterguard Contest – THANK YOU! I am very grateful to have so many people that care about the Lamar Band. This weekend was a shining example of what The Pride of Lamar is capable. It was a long day but worth it. Thanks to the many volunteers for their time. Congrats to both Lamar guards on stunning performances!

 

Events Calendar – Date change. PastaPalooza has been moved to March 20th. Mark your calendars for this amazing event! The jazz concert that was scheduled on this date has been merged with the PastaPalooza event. We are looking for some great silent auction items. I have attached an updated events calendar.

 

Solo & Ensemble – The schedule for UIL Solo & Ensemble is attached to this email. It is critical that students arrive early to warm up and find their room.

 

Pre UIL Concert – Next Tuesday, March 5th, we will hold our Pre UIL Concert Evaluation at Martin HS. All students will perform with the Lamar Varsity and Non-Varsity concert bands. Students are required to wear their formal concert attire. Make sure they are clean and pressed and ready for next week! Itinerary attached.

 

Sectionals – The sectional calendar has been adjusted now that we are past TMEA. As we work on final preparations for our UIL concert and sightreading contest, we are adjusting the sectional schedule.

 

Spring Trip – The February payments are past due. The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Drumline Update – The percussion ensembles are working hard on what is sure to be a fantastic series of concerts.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz bands are hard at work preparing for the upcoming jazz festivals.

 

Winterguard Update – Great job this past weekend! Azle competition this Saturday.

 

Quote of the Week – “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, Feb 25 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Feb 25 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 3:00pm-4:30pm SW Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 7:15pm-8:45pm Live Stream Dallas Winds Concert

Wednesday, Feb 27 3:00pm-4:30pm WS Full Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 28 10:00am-4:15pm Symphony Orchestra UIL @ I.M. Terrell

Thursday, Feb 28 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Mar 2 8:00am-5:00pm UIL Solo & Ensemble

Saturday, Mar 2 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard contest @ Azle HS

Tuesday, Mar 5 4:00pm-9:00pm Pre UIL

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/18/2019

Winterguard Contest – This Saturday we host our own NTCA Winterguard contest at Lamar. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need all available parents and students to help. There are still many different jobs and shifts that need to be filled. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4bafad22abfb6-ntca

We will have a meeting Friday evening to go over the different jobs and expectations for Saturday. We will also do a lot of set up of the building for the event on Friday evening. The meeting is 7:00pm on Friday night. Set up will start at 5:00pm and go up until the meeting and likely until 9:00pm. On Saturday, we hope to have a huge home crowd to cheer on the Lamar winterguards! Blue performs at 3:25pm and Varsity at 8:11pm. Full schedule here https://goo.gl/DX7DZQ The awards are at 9:45pm and we will need a big crew to help clean up when it’s all over.

 

Events Calendar – Date change. PastaPalooza has been moved to March 20th. Mark your calendars for this amazing event! The jazz concert that was scheduled on this date has been merged with the PastaPalooza event. We are looking for some great silent auction items.

 

Solo & Ensemble – UIL Solo & Ens is on March 2nd. Students need to be practicing regularly on their solos and ensembles.

 

Sectionals – The sectional calendar has been adjusted now that we are past TMEA. As we work on final preparations for our UIL concert and sightreading contest, we are adjusting the sectional schedule. Due to UIL Orchestra next week, we are not have WS rehearsal after school this week. Instead, two days of full orchestra rehearsal.

 

Spring Trip – The February payments are past due. The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.

 

Drumline Update – The percussion ensembles are working hard on what is sure to be a fantastic series of concerts.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz bands are hard at work preparing for the upcoming jazz festivals.

 

Winterguard Update – Come cheer on the Lamar teams this weekend!

 

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, Feb 18        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 19        3:00pm-4:30pm        SW Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 19        3:15pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 19        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 20    3:15pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Feb 20    6:00pm-8:00pm        Try The Instrument Night @ LHS

Thursday, Feb 21    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Friday, Feb 22        5:00pm-9:00pm        Winterguard Contest Setup & meeting @ 7

Saturday, Feb 23    7:00am-11:00pm    Winterguard Contest @ Lamar HS

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/10/2019

Winterguard Update – CONGRATULATIONS! The Lamar Varsity Winterguard placed 3rd at the WGI Dallas Regional! They were 3 of 32 in prelims and 3 of 15 in finals! Incredible job at a major national competition!

WGI Dallas Final Pose

This weekend, the Lamar Guard performs at NorthWest HS. Blue @ 5:20pm, Varsity @ 8:50pm

 

Game Night – Monday Feb. 11th is the annual social event between Lamar, Nichols, and Shackelford bands…Game Night! From 6:00pm-8:00pm, we will play video games, board games, giant twister, and other fun interactive events. This is a great chance for the hard working band students to have fun together. We need 9th graders to bring canned drinks (water/soda), 10th bring sweets, 11th & 12th bring chips / other snacks! At 7:30, I will host a casual meeting with Jr. High parents in the band hall to discuss the transition from JH to HS band. It is nice to have HS parents there to give a parents perspective.

 

Events Calendar – The attached pdf calendar has all events / contests / performances for this spring. Please save this so all required performances are attended. Students should highlight those that they are performing in. Summer and fall schedules are being built. We should have many of those dates soon. Already, some things are being added to the fall band calendar.

 

Lamar HS Winterguard CONTEST – We are hosting our biggest fundraiser on Feb 23rd. All hands on deck!

 

Solo & Ensemble – All students should have a solo selected by now. Parents, ask your musician the name of their solo…if you haven’t heard them practicing it yet. Many students will also be playing a small ensemble. UIL entries were due last week. UIL solo & ensemble performance schedules will be posted this week. Students with a piano accompanist will need to arrange payments with Ms. Carroll or Mrs. Stein.

LHS requirements (from the handbook)

Wind Symphony – Must perform a solo or ensemble at UIL

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

 

Sectionals – This week, Mr. Riley and Mr. Lang will be at the TMEA convention in San Antonio. We will have full band rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday. Check it out on the calendar… http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

TMEA – While the directors are at the Texas Music Educators Convention, students will have some assignments to do in class. This is an interactive group project that students will do in groups of two. When they are finished playing their instruments, they may do home work for other classes. Behavior will be exemplary while we are away.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz bands are hard at work preparing for the upcoming jazz festivals.

 

Drumline Update – The percussion ensembles are working hard on what is sure to be a fantastic series of concerts.

 

Spring Trip – Feb. 11th is the next due date for trip payments.

 

Quote of the Week – “Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, Feb 11        3:00pm-4:00pm        Wind Symphony Sectional (ALL members)

Monday, Feb 11        6:00pm-8:00pm        Game Night!

Monday, Feb 11        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 12        3:00pm-4:00pm        Symphonic Winds Sectional (ALL members)

Tuesday, Feb 12        3:15pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 12        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meetings (All parents invited)

Tuesday, Feb 12        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 14    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Feb 16    10:00am-10:00pm    Winterguard Competition NTCA @NW HS

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard- @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

 

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/2/2019

All-City – As I write this email, I’m listening to the All-City Honor Bands rehearse and prepare for what is sure to be an amazing concert. I hope students that didn’t make a spot in the band this try again next year. It is an enriching experience and one of a kind.

 

Game Night – Monday Feb. 11th is the annual social event between Lamar, Nichols, and Shackelford bands, Game Night! From 6:00pm-8:00pm, we will play video games, board games, giant twister, and other fun interactive events. This is a great chance for the hard working band students to have fun together. At 7:30, I will host a casual meeting with Jr. High parents in the band hall to discuss the transition from JH to HS band. It is nice to have HS parents there to give a parents perspective.

 

Events Calendar – The attached pdf calendar has all events / contests / performances for this spring. Please save this so all required performances are attended. Students should highlight those that they are performing in. Summer and fall schedules are being built. We should have many of those dates soon. Already, some things are being added to the fall band calendar.

 

Solo & Ensemble – All students should have a solo selected by now. Parents, ask your musician the name of their solo…if you haven’t heard them practicing it yet. Many students will also be playing a small ensemble. UIL entries were due last week. UIL solo & ensemble performance schedules will be posted this week. Students with a piano accompanist will need to arrange payments with Ms. Carroll or Mrs. Stein.

LHS requirements (from the handbook)

Wind Symphony – Must perform a solo or ensemble at UIL

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

 

Concert Band Clinics – This week we will have our first clinician of the spring. Mr. Musser, former director of bands at Lamar, will work with Symphonic Winds on Wednesday afternoon 3:00-5:00. He will be back on Friday morning to work the Wind Symphony. These are critical rehearsals. Symphonic Winds will not have normal sectionals, only the rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Sectionals – This week is different due to the clinic on Wednesday and the full orchestra pre UIL on Thursday. Check it out on the calendar… http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

Winterguard Update – The combined winterguards had a great performance at the winter sports pep rally Friday! The upcoming weekend is one of the big contests of the year. WGI Dallas! @ Coppell HS.

 

Jazz Update – The jazz bands are hard at work preparing for the upcoming jazz festivals.

 

Drumline Update – The percussion ensembles are working hard on what is sure to be a fantastic series of concerts.

 

Spring Trip – Feb. 11th is the next due date for trip payments.

 

Quote of the Week – “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

Events (the week ahead) –

sectionals on attached pdf

Monday, Feb 4        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

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

Wednesday, Feb 6    3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphonic Winds Clinic w/ Mr. Musser

Thursday, Feb 7        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 7        5:00pm-7:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Pre-UIL

Friday, Feb 8        7:30am-9:00am        Wind Symphony Clinic w/ Mr. Musser

Saturday, Feb 9        6:00am-10:00pm    Winterguard Competition WGI Dallas

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/27/2019

Sectionals – This week sectionals will be back on the normal schedule. I have added them to the band calendar. http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar/

 

All Region Orchestra – Congratulations to Dillon and Terrance on an inspiring concert Saturday. They performed as principal (1st chair) Tuba and principal (1st chair) clarinet with the All Region Full Orchestra. I’m very proud of these young musicians on their incredible accomplishments.

https://twitter.com/VikingBand/status/1089330732898631680

 

Solo & Ensemble – All students should have a solo selected by now. Parents, ask your musician the name of their solo…if you haven’t heard them practicing it yet. Many students will also be playing a small ensemble. UIL entries were due last week. If students haven’t filled out this google form, they are not entered. Here is the link: https://goo.gl/forms/BBTB9X0cj9IkWQqG3

LHS requirements (from the handbook)

Wind Symphony – Must perform a solo or ensemble at UIL

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

 

All-City – This weekend is the All-City Honor Band clinic & concert. Students have been given a letter with information regarding their obligations. Typically, parents drive students to and from practices. If this is a problem, students must tell the directors on Monday so we can figure out alternative plans. Rehearsals and the concert, are at Martin HS this year. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds go to the AMEP program. Students will wear the formal concert attire, dresses and tuxes. Make sure they are clean and pressed for the performance!

 

Pep Rally – This Friday, we will have our annual winter sports pep rally. The entire band will perform. I expect all students to wear the super hero shirt at the performance.

 

Winterguard – The next contest is this Saturday at Wakeland HS. Keep track of grades. The 4th six weeks is critical!

 

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

 

Quote of the Week – “Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead) –

sectionals on attached pdf

Monday, Jan 28        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 29        5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 31    5:30pm-8:30pm        Winterguard Rehearsal

Friday, Feb 1        2:00pm-2:50pm        Lamar Winter Sports Pep Rally

Friday, Feb 1        6:00pm-9:00pm        All-City Rehearsal @ Martin HS

Saturday, Feb 2        8:00am-3:30pm        All-City Rehearsal (bring lunch money)

Saturday, Feb 2        4:00pm-5:00pm        All-City Concert @ Martin HS (all invited)

Saturday, Feb 2        9:00am-9:00pm        Winterguard Competition

 

Band fees – make sure they are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The 2018-2019 school year band fee was DUE AUGUST 4th. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

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

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

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

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

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