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. https://gameday.jasonsdeli.com/app/events/HXART9W3W5
Uniform – Students must remember to wear their hair up, no makeup, and no jewelry when we are in full uniform.
Womens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3bbyw92
Mens shorts – https://tinyurl.com/y3splvvq
Students must also wear long black socks – https://tinyurl.com/y3xb3b54
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/
Tickets – 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 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 = 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