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
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:
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Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
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Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd
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Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1
Color Guard – @lamarguard
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Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
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