Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Friday – I hope everyone had a restful weekend. We are in the final push of the competition season. We have a lot of details left to finish our show this week. This Saturday we will travel to Springtown for the marching contest there. See the attached itinerary. Friday will be a typical home football game schedule.

Springtown contest admission: $10.00 Adults\$5.00 Students 18 and younger


Rehearsals – We are 4 short rehearsals until UIL and only 6 until BOA. These are critical practices. While there is a student holiday this Friday, we still have a football game performance. Monday the 14th is also a holiday but we have an important rehearsal since it is the day before UIL and a special guest clinician will be in town from South Carolina. I wish we didn’t have a student holiday the day before UIL, but I don’t make those calendars. We only have three weeks left of our competition season. After that, practices will be only once a week to prepare for the football games.


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


Uniform – Students must remember to wear their hair up, no makeup, and no jewelry when we are in full uniform.

Womens shorts –

Mens shorts –

Students must also wear long black socks –


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.


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 concert music.


Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.


Quote of the Week – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oc 7        3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Oct 8        3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Oct 10    3:15pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 11        3:15pm-9:30pm        Football vs North Crowley

Saturday, Oct 12    8:00am-11:00pm    Springtown Marching Contest

Monday, Oct 14        3:00pm-6:15pm        Marching Band Practice (Guest Clinician)

Tuesday, Oct 15        1:00pm-7:00pm        UIL Region 5 Marching Evaluation

Wednesday, Oct 16    3:15pm-6:45pm        Marching Band Practice (Cravens)


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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