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.


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.


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:

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



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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For information or to contact the booster club, email

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