Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 2/25/2019

Winterguard Contest – THANK YOU! I am very grateful to have so many people that care about the Lamar Band. This weekend was a shining example of what The Pride of Lamar is capable. It was a long day but worth it. Thanks to the many volunteers for their time. Congrats to both Lamar guards on stunning performances!


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. I have attached an updated events calendar.


Solo & Ensemble – The schedule for UIL Solo & Ensemble is attached to this email. It is critical that students arrive early to warm up and find their room.


Pre UIL Concert – Next Tuesday, March 5th, we will hold our Pre UIL Concert Evaluation at Martin HS. All students will perform with the Lamar Varsity and Non-Varsity concert bands. Students are required to wear their formal concert attire. Make sure they are clean and pressed and ready for next week! Itinerary attached.


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.


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 – Great job this past weekend! Azle competition this Saturday.


Quote of the Week – “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Anonymous


Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, Feb 25 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Monday, Feb 25 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 3:00pm-4:30pm SW Full Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 26 7:15pm-8:45pm Live Stream Dallas Winds Concert

Wednesday, Feb 27 3:00pm-4:30pm WS Full Band Rehearsal

Thursday, Feb 28 10:00am-4:15pm Symphony Orchestra UIL @ I.M. Terrell

Thursday, Feb 28 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal

Saturday, Mar 2 8:00am-5:00pm UIL Solo & Ensemble

Saturday, Mar 2 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard contest @ Azle HS

Tuesday, Mar 5 4:00pm-9:00pm Pre UIL


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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