Letter Award Form – Due Tuesday at 3:00pm. All band and colorguard students should fill out the letter award form for the school year. If you did the letter form in the fall, you will NOT be able to letter again. Only one letter per school year. We encourage all students to fill it out, even if you are not sure if you will earn enough points. Click here for the new letter award form.
Banquet – The banquet will be held May 22nd 6:00pm-8:00pm behind the Lamar MAC in the open grass field. Please fill out this form immediately so that we can get food reserved. The banquet will be the major awards ceremony for all band and orchestra students. We want all parents there to help us celebrate the hard work of all students in such a difficult school year.
Auditions – ALL band students must perform their audition etudes on May 18 & 19. This is the semester final exam grade. It will also be used for rankings for fall band placement.
Instrument Check In – This week ALL school instruments must be checked in. We will be able to check instruments back out immediately to all returning members. We will check for needed maintenance and send them for repair this Friday. You can bring the instruments to us during the school day or immediately before or after school. We could also check them in before practice on Thursday afternoon. Any instrument not checked in will be considered missing AISD inventory and reported to the fine arts central office.
Uniforms – If you still have a marching band uniform or tuxedo or dress, please return those by Thursday afternoon. They must be handed to a director so we know who to mark off of our list.
Torchy’s Tacos – The LBBC is hosting a restaurant night at Torchy’s Tacos on North Collins. Eat dinner there on May 19th from 4-9 and tell them you are supporting the Lamar Band.
Senior Day – May 17 is the Senior Parade and Senior Awards Ceremony. The band will perform in the north parking lot during the senior parade of cars. We will be standing still for this parade and playing the fight song and various other marching band music. We will also have marching band training later that evening.
Enrollment for Next School Year – The Lamar High School counselors will share a Google doc with your child next week with their course selections for the 2021-2022 school year. Please ask your child to check their AISD email for the link, then please review their selections with them. If you’d like to make changes, please email your child’s counselor (see below for email addresses).
It is not too late to sign up for BAND for next year! We are looking forward to having a more normalized school setting next year (fingers crossed!) and so please do not use this school year as an indication of your child’s ability to be successful in music education. Experience in band in high school is excellent preparation for college and career readiness. Please reach out to your LHS counselor if you have any questions. Also, here’s a link to information explaining the benefits of high school band courses and some of the types of band courses and events we have here at LHS.
As a reminder, the deadline to request changes to next year’s course selections is May 26, 2021.
LHS Counselors (divided by the last names of students):
A-Br: Mr. Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bu-Dia: Ms. Duncan, email@example.com
Dib-Go: Ms. Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gr-Jh: Ms. Casey, email@example.com
Ji-Mac: Ms. Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad-Ob: Mr. Hammon, email@example.com
Oc-Rod: Ms. Quintana, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roe-Te: Ms. Savoy, email@example.com
Th-Z: Ms. Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marching Band Spring Training – We have had a great start to our spring training practices. All band students from grades 8-11 are expected to participate in the marching band spring training on Monday and Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:30pm. We will be meeting at the MAC to work on basic marching fundamentals and learn some music for the parade and marching season. Students are REQUIRED to bring their own water jug to practice. Students without their own water will be sent home to retrieve it.
Solos – This semester, the performance of a solo was considered optional. Those students who have worked on a solo are encouraged to record a video of their performance of the solo. The directors would like to see the videos and reward those students who have worked so hard individually on a solo. Please message your director if you have a solo that you can record. The deadline will be May 21st.
Support The Band at No Extra Cost – These are easy ways to help raise money for the band.
1. visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Search for and select Lamar Band Booster Club
4. Start shopping! To donate supplies to the band, visit the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List
1. Sign in to your account at kroger.com
2. Search for and select Lamar H.S. Band Booster
3. Kroger will donate a percentage of each sale to the Lamar Band
Tom Thumb Rewards:
1. Stop by the Customer Service desk
2. Ask them about adding Lamar High School Band to your rewards card