Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/5/2019

Band Banquet – Our Band & Orchestra Banquet will be held THIS FRIDAY May 10th at The White Room, located at 2227 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013, from 6:00pm-10:00pm.  Tickets on sale NOW! This event is for all students and parents who would like to attend. Invitations were handed out Friday, see attachment.


Leadership Auditions – The directors would like to congratulate every student who went through the audition process. Every student who expressed interest in leadership shows a great deal of dedication and courage to help make the Lamar Band even better next year. Congratulations to the selected leaders and we look forward to seeing you work hard to be exemplary role models of the Lamar Band!


Solo & Ensemble – Saturday morning was our annual solo festival held this year at Shackelford JH. There were many great performances all morning and we are proud of the hard work of all the performers Saturday. Judge comments and medals will be presented in class on Monday.


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).

Sleeve Patch for The Lamar Band:


Drumline Update – Viking Thunder is Monday May 13th at 7:00pm in Gym A at LHS. This will be an incredible concert that you won’t want to miss!


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 – “Being coachable is on the player. If you want to win you will be coachable.” – Jeff Van Gundy


Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, May 6        3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – “Surfacing”

Monday, May 6        3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 7        3:00pm            Letter Award Forms Due

Tuesday, May 7        4:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion “Fidget”

Tuesday, May 7        5:30pm-7:00pm        Drumline Phase 1

Tuesday, May 7        3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 8    3:00pm-4:30pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, May 9    3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday, May 10        6:00pm-10:00pm    Band & Orchestra Banquet


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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For information or to contact the booster club, email

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