Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/28/2019

Car Wash – Thank you Lamar Band family! We had a great car wash yesterday and earned $1545! Thank you parents who chaperoned and helped collect money. Thank you students for representing LHS with class! While on this subject, parents, if you have any old towels that would make nice car wash towels, donate to the band or orchestra room this week. We could also use a new hose or two.


Leadership Auditions – This is the big week. Students are practicing hard to earn a spot on next year’s leadership team. We will have clinics / practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm. Friday is the big audition day from 3:00pm until we finish (depending on which level a student auditions, they will finish between 5:00pm-7:00pm). The band council elections are this week as well. Students will campaign all week for their desired office. The directors are looking forward to an exciting week.


Solo & Ensemble – Per the band handbook, all Lamar Band students will perform a solo and/or ensemble in the spring semester. Those that did UIL in February are already done. The rest of the band will perform this Saturday at the Lamar cluster solo & ensemble festival at Shackelford JH. Performance times will be posted early this week.


Letter Jackets – The staff has selected Eric Manto with Meca Sportswear to design custom letter jackets for the Pride of Lamar! He will be at Lamar sizing students with sample jackets on May 14th. He designed a patch that will go on ALL Lamar HS Band jackets.

The basic jacket with a Lamar “L” with BAND written on it will be $65 plus $10 handling and tax, or $81.19. There will be a price sheet included with options to decorate their jacket as well.

If ordering, students will need to have their payment on order day, May 14. Otherwise they will have about a week to then go online to pay for their order. Remind them as well that I cannot send in their order until Payment is received. If they need some other payment options we can discuss that on the 14th.

Mr. Manto would like to have an idea of how many students/parents are interested. Please fill out this very quick survey (I will not give him your name yet).

Band Banquet – It’s already that time of year! The annual band and orchestra banquet!

Our Band & Orchestra Banquet will be held Friday May 10th at The White Room, located at 2227 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013.  Tickets will be on sale soon! This event is for all students and parents who would like to attend.


Drumline Update – The drumline hosted the annual drum-a-thon Friday night at LHS. They practiced from 8:00pm to 5:00am! Yes, that was an all night event including games, snacks, and caffeine for the parent chaperones! Special shout out to the drumline parents Linda Lancaster and Amy Wehr who stayed up all night with the drumline and then chaperoned a car wash site in the afternoon!!! Medal of honor for you!


Jazz Update – The spring jazz concert is almost here! May 16th at Nichols JH!


Color Guard Update – The color guard has been announced for the fall. We will be 30 members strong! Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming rehearsals and events.


Quote of the Week – “I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington


Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 28    3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – “Surfacing”

Tuesday, April 29    3:00pm-7:00pm        Percussion/Drumline

Tuesday, April 29    3:00pm-5:00pm        Leadership Audition Clinic

Wednesday, May 1    3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, May 2    3:00pm-5:00pm        Leadership Audition Clinic

Friday, May 3        3:00pm-8:00pm        Leadership Auditions

Saturday, May 4        8:00am-2:00pm        Lamar Cluster Solo & Ensemble @ Shack


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



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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