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. https://mecajackets.com/shop-patches?olsPage=products%2Farlington-lamar-band-crest
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). https://forms.gle/tSYWYFu2fbH3XERL7
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 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
For information or to contact the booster club, email firstname.lastname@example.org