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

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 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



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

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Instagram: @Lamarband

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

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