The Pride of Lamar – I am very proud of our students this week. There are so many great things going on at Lamar.
Congratulations to the Symphony Orchestra (full orchestra) on earning a UIL Orchestra Sweepstakes with straight ones on stage and in sight reading!
On Saturday, we had many great musicians attend the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest at Arlington High. The following students earned Division 1 ratings and medals: Exauce M, Gabi S, Daniel D, Marie B, Brennan S, Aidan M, Aiden H, Christian G, Leslie M, Dillon L, Noah W, Evin D, Janneth L, Eric L, Julie N, Jeremiah P, and Cole P.
Also on Saturday, the Lamar Guard competed at the final NTCA contest before championships. Lamar Blue (JV) placed 3rd and Varsity placed 1st! Another great weekend for the Lamar Guard!
Pre-UIL Concert – Tuesday is our Pre-UIL Concert 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! Students should eat something before call time at 4:45pm. Itinerary attached.
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.
Sectionals – See the calendar and the attachment for details regarding the sectional schedule.
Spring Trip – The final March payment needs to be cash, money order, or online payment. No personal checks.
Drumline Update – The drumline performed at Nichols on Friday. This Friday is the big solo performance concert at Truth Vinyl. I hope that we have a huge turnout to support our percussion studio.
Jazz Update – The jazz band had a great performance at Nichols on Friday. Thank you students for your patience with the program/speaker.
Winterguard Update – WGI Denton March 16 & 17 for ALL Lamar Guard members. Also, invite everyone to attend Pasta Palooza on March 20th!
Quote of the Week – “The people who don’t make mistakes are the people who don’t do anything.” – John Wooden
Events (the week ahead) –
Monday, Mar 4 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal
Monday, Mar 4 6:00pm-8:00pm LHS Open House – Auditorium/Cafeteria
Tuesday, Mar 5 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal
Tuesday, Mar 5 4:45pm-9:00pm Pre UIL Concert @ Martin HS
Wednesday, Mar 6 3:00pm-4:30pm WS Full Band Rehearsal
Thursday, Mar 7 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal
Thursday, Mar 7 6:30pm-8:00pm LBBC Meeting
Friday, Mar 8 7:00pm-9:00pm Lamar Night of Percussion @ Truth Vinyl
Saturday, Mar 9 9:00am-9:00pm Winterguard Rehearsal
Friday, Mar 15 5:30pm-8:30pm Winterguard Rehearsal
Saturday, Mar 16 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Lewisvill HS
Sunday, Mar 17 All Day WGI SouthWest Power Regional @ Denton 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:
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
Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
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