Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 6/23/2019

Parade Practice Saturday – On Saturday June 29th we will hold our first parade practice. All students, including incoming freshmen, will be expected to perform. This is the first evaluation of the 2019-2020 marching band. We will meet at Nichols JH and practice from 9:00am – 3:00pm. We will be practicing both inside and outside so dress for warm weather. Students will need to wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. Bring a large water bottle. We will have an hour and a half lunch break from 11:00am-12:30pm. Students will need to plan for lunch on their own. Parents are welcome to pick up students to take them out for lunch. If you prefer, you could bring a sack lunch to Nichols or have something dropped off. The staff will be at Nichols during the break.


Tuesday Rehearsal – We will continue our weekly Tuesday evening practices this week. This week we will work on memorizing the Fight Song, Party in the USA, and Captain America. We have a lot of work to do so lets make sure we are ready to start rehearsing at 6:00pm. Rides should be waiting on students at 8:30pm.


Parents Meeting – On July 1st at 7:00pm, we will have a parent meeting at Nichols JH to discuss the parade and August marching camp. This meeting is particularly important for new members of the Lamar Band. On Tuesday June 25th at 8:00pm, the Lamar Band Booster Club will be meeting at Nichols JH. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly booster club board meetings.


Leadership Camp – The Lamar Band student leadership just finished a week of training. The captains and section leaders attended the UTA / Forward Leadership camp, and the drum majors attend the UNT / SASI leadership camp. We are very proud of them and they are all excited to bring back their new skills to help the Pride of Lamar! Congratulations to Terrance Lewis on winning the outstanding drum major of the entire camp!


Charms Account – Please use the attached pdf to login in to your charms account and update all the information for you and your family. If you have password problems, email me. Students can also access the music file for the marching band show in the document/handouts section.


Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.


Jazz Update – The first All-State study session is June 26th. If you would like to be a part of Viking Jazz, email Mr. Riley at


Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!


Quote of the Week – “We were born to succeed, not to fail.” – Henry David Thoreau


Events (the week ahead) –

Tuesday, June 25    6:00pm-8:30pm        Tuesday evening rehearsal

Tuesday, June 25    8:00pm-9:00pm        Band Booster Club Meeting (all parents invited)

Wednesday, June 26    1:00pm-4:00pm        All-State Jazz Practice with Mr. Riley

Saturday, June 29    9:00am-3:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Monday, July 1        4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Monday, July 1        7:00pm-8:00pm        Parent Meeting

Tuesday, July 2        4:00pm-8:00pm        Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Wednesday, July 3    8:00am-11:30am    Parade Practice at Nichols JH

Thursday, July 4        7:00am-10:00am    Arlington Independence Day Parade


Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. 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

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

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