Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Spring Schedules – Adjusted schedules should be ready on the first day back. If there are issues with the schedule, come see a director asap. We may be able to get your issue addressed faster than going straight to the counseling office.


Area Auditions – On Saturday January 11th, Julie N, Terrance L, Brennan S, Josh W, and April F will be auditioning for the All-State band. Wish them luck!


Solo & Ensemble – In the spring semester, all band students will perform a solo and/or an ensemble. Before the break, each student was given a packet of 4 or 5 solos to select from. If a student is interested in the UIL contest on Feb. 29th, they will need to sign up with the link below by Jan 14th. Students not attending UIL will perform their solo or ensemble at the Lamar HS Solo & Ensemble Festival on May 9th. This is recommended for students not in private lessons as it allows the student to prepare all semester on their challenging solos.


Arlington Music Enrichment Program – Students are encouraged to consider signing up for private lessons through our AMEP lesson program. If you are interested in getting started with private lessons, talk to Mr. Riley asap.


Lamar Winter Guard Contest – By now you have heard about our huge annual fundraiser, the winter guard contest. It is by far the biggest money maker for the band program. We need every available parent to volunteer. Look at our sign up genius to see the different kinds of opportunities and the different times of the day we need the help.


Drumline Update – Double check your class schedules to make sure they are adjusted correctly depending on which concert band you are assigned to.


Jazz Update – Work on music for the spring and practice your scales.


Winterguard Update – Great work at camp so far! Let’s keep working hard. Even when you are tired, push hard. It pays off in the end.

Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff.

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

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 (check calendar)


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


Quote of the Week – “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – anonymous


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 6        all day            Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, Jan 7        7:35am-3:00pm        First day of the second semester

Tuesday, Jan 7        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday, Jan 8    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 11        7:00am-3:00pm        TMEA Area Auditions @ Coppell HS


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)

Blog –

Calendar –

For information or to contact the booster club, email

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