Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 

Hot Chocolate – Thank you to all that came out to our first ever Hot Chocolate Social and final performance of “The Box”. I had a blast and I hope everyone who attended did as well. Thanks to the parents who helped with equipment and of course the hot chocolate.

 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are Monday November 18th. Students will audition for a spot in the honor bands that will perform Jan. 31st and Feb 1st. We would like every eligible band student to consider auditioning for the all-city bands. We have been working on the music and we know many students will be very successful with this important part of their band curriculum.

 

Car Wash –  On November 16th, we will have our fall car wash. All students will work at least one shift of the car wash. We will need many parents to help chaperone each car wash site. Students wash cars, parents supervise and collect donations.

 

Attendance – While rehearsals are shorter and less often, they are more critical than ever. We will start learning the new “spirit show” very soon. Any student who misses a rehearsal will not be allowed to attend the game. Only medical emergencies will count as excused absences. This will affect the students grade in band class.

 

Eligibility – There are always questions about eligibility in regards to the no pass no play rule. If you have questions, let me know. The 2nd six weeks report cards will come out November 8th and any student with a failing grade will lose eligibility that day at 3:00pm. Students who are ineligible may not participate with the band. These students can not get into the games with us even to watch. Going forward, any ineligible students will not be allowed in the school before games and will not be allowed to go to the CiCi’s event hosted by the booster club.

 

Drumline Update – The Lamar Drumline will compete at the Lewisville Drumline Invitational this Saturday at Lewisville HS. Drumline members should check the Band app for details. Parents should already have an itinerary, if not, contact Mr. Kelly or ask your students to share it from the Band app.

 

Jazz Update – Practice your concert music.

 

Color Guard Update – Complete your bi-weekly evaluations.

 

Quote of the Week – “Give up, give in, or give it all you got.” – anonymous

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 4 3:15pm No Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Nov 5 3:15pm No Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Nov 5 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov 6 3:30pm-4:15pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Nov 7 3:30pm-9:30pm Football vs Arlington HS (Senior Night)

Saturday, Nov 9 11:00am-9:00pm Lewisville Drumline Contest

 

Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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