Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 3/31/2019

Winterguard – The Lamar Varsity Winterguard had an incredible performance at the NTCA Championship today! We are so proud of the hard work these students put in this season. Congratulations to all!

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Parent Appreciation Concert – Thank you to all the many supporters who came out. It was a packed house for our in the band room style concert. A little warm, but the music was great. Wish us luck at UIL this week!

 

UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest – This week the Lamar Bands will travel to Mansfield for the UIL Region 5 C&SR Evaluation. The itineraries are attached. It is important the students look their very best. Make sure tuxedos and dress are clean and pressed for Wednesday and Thursday. Make sure to eat healthy and get plenty of sleep leading up to the performances. Parents are encouraged to attend if possible.

 

Spring Trip – The spring trip is just 2 weeks away! If you missed the trip meeting, see Lang ASAP! Also, we have a couple of spots available. If you want to join us on the trip and can afford the $600 by the 12th, please see Lang immediately on Monday.

All students must sign up for the trip Remind service. https://www.remind.com/join/vfndpadre or just text vfndpadre to 81010 The final payment was due on March 1st. The balance of the account must be paid in full by March 25th. Students can pay with cash or money order. To pay by credit card, use this link – https://goo.gl/voPwBw

There is a service fee for using the credit card system. Payment plans are available from a band director. Payments can be made directly to the Lamar bookkeeper, Ms. Hancock 682-867-8326 thancock@aisd.net, or to Mr. Lang.

 

Trip Band Rehearsal – All members going on the trip must attend the rehearsal this Friday 3:15pm-4:15pm.

 

Drumline Update – Drumline auditions started last week.

 

Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.

 

Winterguard Update – Great end to the season! Now we have fall color guard clinics and auditions the week of April 15th.

 

Quote of the Week – “Having a successful team does not mean that everyone must have the same desires and motivations. But every team member must channel those motivators towards performing at his/her best and doing what is best for the team.” – Nick Saban

 

Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 1        3:30pm-5:00pm        Percussion – Surfacing

Monday, April 1        5:00pm-7:00pm        Drumline Session

Tuesday, April 2        4:30pm-6:15pm        Percussion – Fidget

Tuesday, April 2        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphonic Winds Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 3    7:00am-11:00am    Symphonic Winds UIL

Wednesday, April 3    3:00pm-5:00pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, April 4    10:00am-3:30pm    Wind Symphony UIL

Friday, April 5        3:00pm-3:15pm        2019 Marching Band Show Announcement

Friday, April 5        3:15pm-4:15pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Friday, April 5        4:15pm-5:45pm        Percussion – Bloom

 

Band fees – Make sure fees are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw

 

Communication

Email contacts – Alan Lang = dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly =  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley = zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng = midori.lwe@gmail.com

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)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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