Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

All-Region – CONGRATULATIONS! The following Lamar Band students earned a position in the All-Region Honor Bands. Julie Nickols, Terrance Lewis, Brennan Stein, April Finley, Aidan McKinney, Andy Adams, Josh Wehr, and Matthew Hroch. Julie, Terrance, Brennan, and Josh all qualified for Area! They will compete in January for a shot at earning a position in the All-State band!

Julie Nickols – English horn / alternate / Area qualifier

Terrance Lewis – Clarinet / 8th chair / Area qualifier

Brennan Stein – French horn / 5th chair / Area qualifier

April Finley – Trombone / 9th chair

Aidan McKinney – Trombone / 14th chair

Andy Adams – Tuba / alternate

Josh Wehr – Percussion / 3rd chair / Area qualifier

Matthew Hroch – Percussion 9th grade band / 2nd chair


Concert Week – Monday is the Lamar orchestra’s fall concert. The symphony orchestra will perform which includes 25 members of the wind symphony. Tuesday is the fall concert for ALL band students. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will need some high school band students to volunteer to assist with the JH band concerts at Lamar.


Lamar Band Fall Concert – ALL band students will arrive at 5:45pm Tuesday evening. At 6:00pm we will take attendance and begin our warm ups. WS will meet in the orchestra room, SB in the band room, FB on the stage. Students will watch the other bands performance. All students will be dismissed at the end of the entire concert. We will have a reception with cookies and punch after the concert. Recordings of the concert will be for sale from the booster club. Students will wear their formal concert attire. We hope to see all parents and families at the concert!


Wind Symphony Auditions – Students have completed their audition requirements. Part of the audition also works as the final exam grade. Freshmen band will perform their performance portion of their final this week.


Inventory and Clean Up – The band staff will be asking student leaders and aspiring future leaders to step up and help clean the band room and help with inventory of band room equipment. Every student is required to take home their blue water jugs, flip books, and any other marching season items they will not need.


Drumline Update – Review your band music as well as the percussion ensemble for Tuesday’s concert.


Jazz Update – Make sure you are working on the holiday jazz charts!


Winterguard Update – Make plans to be productive between the end of school and the beginning of practice. If you must stay on campus, you are to find a classroom to study in, study in the library on Tuesday, or do homework in the band room if it is available. We would prefer that students leave campus during this downtime but we understand that transportation to and from school can be difficult.

See the Lamar Google calendar or your printed calendar for exact times for Varsity, JV, and Cadet.


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

Tuesday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Thursday    5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice Varsity

Friday        5:30pm-8:30pm        Practice JV

Saturday    1:00pm-9:00pm        Practice Varsity


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


Quote of the Week – “If your best player is your hardest worker, you’ve got a chance to be a good team.” – Don Meyer


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Dec 9    3:00pm-5:00pm    Symphonic Band Rehearsal

Monday, Dec 9    7:00pm-8:30pm    Symphony Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Dec 10    7:00pm-8:00pm    Fall Band Concert

Wednesday, Dec 11    7:00pm-8:00pm    Shackelford Band Concert

Thursday, Dec 12    7:00pm-8:00pm    Nichols Band Concert

Thursday & Friday    8:00am-4:00pm    Jazz Band Elementary Tour


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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Calendar –

For information or to contact the booster club, email

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