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. https://forms.gle/etf5GK3szhFqEXiG9
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca
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. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/
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. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share
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
Band room phone: (682) 867-7006
Facebook: Lamar Viking Band
Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
For information or to contact the booster club, email email@example.com