Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

All-Region – On Friday and Saturday this week, the students who made the All-Region Honor Bands will practice and perform in Mansfield. Those students should refer to their music folders for information regarding specific details. Students will provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals. We hope many Lamar Band students and families will be able to attend the concerts on Saturday afternoon.


Clinic – On Wednesday, we have a band consultant coming to work with the wind symphony and symphonic bands. Mr. Dolkos is a retired master teacher and is excited to help us out as we prepare and pick music for the spring semester.


Area Auditions – While we didn’t have a Lamar student make the All-State band Saturday, we are very proud of them for representing LHS and themselves at Area B auditions.


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. See the attachment for a packet of information and the enrollment form.


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 – Drumline practice starts soon. Keep those chops strong by practicing every day.


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


Winterguard Update – Make sure you are up to date with your fees.

Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff.

Weekly Winterguard Rehearsals for the Spring Semester

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

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 – “To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.” – Germany Kent


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 13        3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 14        3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan 14        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting

Wednesday, Jan 15    7:30am-10:45am    Clinic with Mr. Dolkos (WS & SB classes)

Wednesday, Jan 15    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Friday, Jan 17        5:30pm-9:00pm        All-Region Clinic

Saturday, Jan 18        7:00am-3:00pm        All-Region Clinic

Saturday, Jan 18        4:00pm-7:00pm        All-Region Concerts


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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