Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 9/15/2019

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


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 –

Mens shorts –

Students must also wear long black socks –


Meals Before Football Games – Make sure you have used this link to order your Jason’s Deli meal for this Friday.


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.

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.


Tickets – 

Football Games

BOA Waco


Videos and Files – Videos will be uploaded to my youtube channel as an unlisted video 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.


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


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 = | 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:

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

Instagram: @Lamarband

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


Blog –

Calendar –


To contact the booster club, email

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