All Region Jazz Band – Saturday morning, some Viking Jazz band students competed in the Region V Jazz Band auditions. If you see the following students, please congratulate them!
Aidan McKinney -6th overall Trombone
Julius Augustine -2nd overall Bari Saxophone
Terrance Lewis -1st overall Alto Saxophone
Terrance will record for the All-State Jazz Bands in the coming weeks!
We have an extremely tough region with a lot of competition, and I’m very proud of all the students that auditioned this morning! VFND!
Fundraise Genius – We are 2 days from the end of our fundraiser. We are still short of our goal. Please share this link https://fundraisegenius.com/lamar
Uniform – Friday we wear the full marching uniform for the first time.Student must bring to school their black socks, shorts, and grey performance shirt. The recent shoe order will be delivered by Friday. The following are examples of the shorts and socks expected.
Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92
Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq
Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54
Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5
Passing Classes – The progress reports are out and the directors are running reports a couple times a week to see how eligibility looks. Students and parents should use the self serve service to monitor grades daily. If you don’t have this set up yet, please do so immediately. https://www.aisd.net/students/student-self-serve/
Band objectives have been assigned for this first six weeks and some of it is past due. Students will have some opportunities in class to take care of these “pass-offs”. Some of the assignments can be recorded on Charms and submitted electronically. If a grade is a zero in the band gradebook, this simply means the student missed the due date. It can still be pass-off before the end of the six weeks. Students that are proactive with their time management and personal calendars will be most successful.
Football Games https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lamar-high-school-26187231365
Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video https://youtu.be/6iFPxS3mGII?list=PLhHqVq2FTqVvT9XxMt3Jk_ig3lpe_36LO Due to copyright, we can only use this for educational purposes.
The students can also use this link to download the audio files and PDF’s of the show music for study purposes. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j8_Buh3t32_KpUQ2Xu5HM40TRf3rKsvr?usp=sharing
SAT & ACT test dates to avoid – Band students must plan around the fall marching contests for their standardized tests. We have a marching contest on the Nov. 2nd SAT test date. DO NOT TEST THIS DATE! The national test dates are on the band calendar. Please make sure and avoid conflicts. To learn all the other options for testing, google search the ACT or SAT test dates.
Band Fees – The activity fee is $300. Band activity fees can be paid online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw
Drumline Update – Practice your all-state etudes.
Jazz Update – Practice your all-state etudes.
Color Guard Update – Do your homework.
Quote of the Week – “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
Events (the week ahead)
Monday, Sept 16 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice
Tuesday, Sept 17 3:15pm-6:45pm Marching Band Practice
Thursday, Sept 19 3:15pm-6:15pm Marching Band Practice
Friday, Sept 20 3:30pm-10:00pm Football Game vs Richland (Junior High Night)
Communication & Social Media
Email contacts – Alan Lang = firstname.lastname@example.org | Kolby Kelly = email@example.com | Zack Riley = firstname.lastname@example.org | Midori Eng = email@example.com
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:
9th grade band – @vfndband23
10th grade band – @vfndband22
11th grade band – @vfndband21
12th grade band – @vfndband20
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org