Parade – Wow what a great day! The Lamar Band performed with Pride in the Arlington Independence Day Parade! I am very thankful to have such a huge group of parents helping out before, during, and after the parade. Marching over 2 miles in about 45 mins is a big challenge in this summer heat. The good news is that a normal halftime show is about 7 mins long and nowhere near 2 miles!
Thanks to Karla Flores for these parade photos – https://www.flickr.com/photos/148393982@N03/albums/72157709430766907
Tuesday Rehearsal – We will continue our weekly Tuesday evening practices this week. This week we will work on the first part of “The Box” and a couple of stand tunes. We will be inside but it is still smart to bring a water bottle. Rides should be waiting on students at 8:30pm.
Forms – The band directors are almost finished with the handbook and forms for registration day. The most important form right now is the physical. Please take care of this now. Students without a complete physical on August 1st will not be allowed to practice outside.
Band fees – The activity fee is $300. More details coming soon. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw
Drumline Update – Drumline camp is July 22-26. This a critical camp and where most of the music will be taught.
Jazz Update – All-State Jazz practice session on Wednesday at 1:00pm.
Color Guard Update – Remember to bring your water jugs to Saturday practices!
Quote of the Week – “I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan
Events (the week ahead)
Tuesday, July 9 6:00pm-8:30pm Tuesday evening rehearsal
Tuesday, July 9 8:00pm-9:00pm Booster Club Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 10 1:00pm-3:00pm All-State Jazz Practice
Saturday, July 13 9:00am-3:00pm Color Guard Practice
Communication & Social Media
Email contacts – Alan Lang = email@example.com | Kolby Kelly = firstname.lastname@example.org | Zack Riley = email@example.com | Midori Eng = firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
To contact the booster club, email email@example.com