Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 

All-City – The AISD All-City Honor Band auditions are Monday November 18th. Lamar band members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Martin. Students should arrive at MHS by 4:45pm. Please park in the west parking lot near the gym/temporary buildings. Enter the school through the gymnasium/auditorium entrance and go downstairs to the cafeteria for warm-up. There will be plenty of signs directing students to their rooms. All students should be checking in with the room monitor by 5:00pm to find out their group. Each group should take roughly 40 minutes to complete the audition process but each group is strongly encouraged to be early to their room. 9th grade auditions will begin at 5:15pm. 10th-12th grade auditions will begin as soon as the 9th grade audition is done for that room. Students not checked in by the first group’s entering the room will not be allowed to audition.

If you have any questions regarding the audition process or event procedures, first try contacting Mr. Lang, Mr. Riley, or Mr. Kelly. If we are already judging, please find Mr. McCann in the contest office (room 286B) should there be any issues.


Playoff Game – Vikings Win! With the win last Friday, the Vikings will play Midland Lee next Saturday, Nov 23rd, at 4:00pm at Cravens field. All marching band students are required to perform. We will rehearse on Thursday to refine the spirit show and prepare for the home game.


Car Wash –  Thank you! We had a great car wash on Saturday. We brought in approximately $1900 in donations!


Drumline Update – Symphonic Band percussion sectional this Wednesday 3:00pm-4:30pm.


Jazz Update – Concert this Tuesday! See Riley for call times. All of the band family is encouraged to attend this concert. We are all stronger when we support each other.


Color Guard Update – Rehearsal on Thursday is mandatory for you to be allowed to attend the playoff game on Saturday.


Winter Guard Update – Audition results posted on Monday. Rehearsals start this week. See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.


Friday, Nov 15        3:30pm-9:30pm        Football @ Trinity HS (Pennington Field)

Monday, Nov 18    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice (all winterguards)

Tuesday, Nov 19        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday, Nov 21    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday, Nov 22        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday, Nov 23    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice Varsity (pending game)


Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List.


Quote of the Week – “Pressure is that uneasy feeling when you are unprepared.” – Tom Herman


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Nov 18    4:45pm-?        All-City Auditions @ Martin

Tuesday, Nov 19    7:00pm-8:00pm    Fall Jazz Concert

Wednesday, Nov 20    3:00pm-4:30pm    Symphonic Band Percussion Sectional

Wednesday, Nov 20    3:00pm-3:30pm    Senior Photo (meet in band room)

Thursday, Nov 21    3:15pm-5:00pm    Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov 21    3:30pm-4:30pm    Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Nov 23    1:00pm-7:30pm    Football Playoffs Round 2 @ Lamar


Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang | Kolby Kelly | Zack Riley | Midori Eng

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

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

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For information or to contact the booster club, email

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