Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 1/21/2019

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


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

LHS requirements (from the handbook)

Wind Symphony – Must perform a solo or ensemble at UIL

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


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


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


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


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


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


Events (the week ahead)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



Email contacts – Alan Lang = | Kolby Kelly = | Zack Riley = | Midori Eng =

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)

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