Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 5/12/2019

Band Banquet – The annual band & orchestra banquet was a great success! Big thanks to Mrs. Robin Lee and all the band & orchestra parents who helped plan and put together such a beautiful and delicious banquet evening. Congratulations to all the students who earned awards. Many great photos are available here Thanks to Karla Flores for the photography. The directors forgot to announce the embarrassment jar winner. Third place was Pablo earning a cool $28, Mr. Lang in second place with $43, and this years winner (loser) is Mr. Riley with $62! Thanks to all who donated to the cause. The $150 will go to the general LBBC fund.

Congrats to the following award winners.

Who’s Who in Band – Haya Alrahis

Semper Fidelis Marine Band Award – Vanessa Rodriguez & Pablo Sanchez

Pride Award – Jeremiah Cotton

Phi Beta Mu – Dillon Lee

Bob Copeland – Pablo Sanchez

Symphonic Band Award – Ja-Kaya Perkins

Freshmen Band Award – Brennan Stein

Jazz Orchestra Award – Josh Stevens & Terrance Lewis

Jazz Ensemble Award – Anieka Diel

Outstanding Color Guard Member – Audrey Diel & Maalik Menemieh

Nathan Bennett Memorial Scholarship ($500) – Vanessa Rodriguez

LBBC Scholarship ($500) – Dillon Lee

Texas Music Scholar – Dillon Lee

The following list of students earned a Letter for their letterman jackets or if earning a second letter, they get bars to add to their letter.


Andy Adams, Leslie Bonilla-Diaz, Marie Bonilla-Diaz, Justin Brown, Micah Cash, Laura Delgadillo, Carla Escalante, Eden George, Aiden Howerton, Melissa Juarez, Tia Livesey, Exauce Mpembe, Giovanny Osorio, Jeremiah Pham, Vanessa Rodriguez, Gabriela Sanchez, Elijah Wright

Bar 1

Selena Alvarado, Christian Gray, Eric Layhew, Lee Magill, Aidan McKinney, Pablo Sanchez Rojas,

Bar 2

Yandi Avendano, Jeremy Barco (band & guard), Terrance Lewis, Julie Nickols, Vanessa Stout

Bar 3

Dillon Lee, Kelly Martinez


Spring Concert – Next Tuesday is our spring concert at UTA in Irons Recital Hall, 7:00pm. Students will arrive earlier to warm up. Itineraries will be out soon.


End of the Semester – After our final concert, all we have left is the final exam. The audition packets have been handed out and students should already be working on them daily. The other end of semester challenge is that we are having to move ALL equipment out of the band room for renovations. We will be displaced until August band camp. We anticipate needing a lot of extra help from students and parents when we have been given our instructions for where and when we will be moving our equipment.


Leadership – Next year’s field leadership team had a meeting last week to discuss summer camps. Those camps have been added to the Lamar Band calendar.


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.


Drumline Update – Viking Thunder is Monday May 13th at 7:00pm in Gym B 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 7pm 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 – “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, May 13    7:00pm-8:00pm        Viking Thunder Percussion Concert @LHS Gym B

Monday, May 13    3:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 14    3:15pm-5:00pm        Full Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 14    3:00pm-4:00pm        Letter Jacket Fitting

Tuesday, May 14    6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting (all parents invited)

Wednesday, May 15    3:00pm-4:30pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, May 16    7:00pm-8:00pm        Spring Jazz Concert at Nichols JH


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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