Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

All-Region – Congratulations to Matthew H, Julie N, Andy A, Aidan M, April F, Brennan S, Terrance L, and Josh W on incredible concerts Saturday afternoon! They represented Lamar and AISD very well.


Lamar Winter Guard Contest – HELP! We still need a bunch of adults to help with our fundraiser. Please sign up today!


Spring Trip to Washington DC – Like I mentioned before the winter break, I am working on my alternate trip to Washington DC in place of the New York trip. I am working with John DeCrotie with Group Travel Consultants and we have a great trip planned. The cost per person is $900. If a flight option comes in a little cheaper, we will lower that number. I will send out trip contracts in a separate email. This is a first come first serve trip as we have limited space available. We will need both the trip contract and the deposit for a spot to be secured. We will need a number of parents to serve as chaperones. Students must have a zero balance with their band fees to be able to make a deposit for the trip. Those who responded to the survey before the break regarding the trip are expected to make the deposit unless you contact a director saying otherwise. We want to hold your spot but if you can’t go, others will want it.


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.


Drumline Update – See Mr. Kelly for a detailed sectional schedule. Practice all your parts. Be responsible for each thing you play.


Jazz Update – Concerts and festivals will be here before you know it! Work hard now.


Winterguard Update – 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 – “The time is always right to do what is right.” – MLK


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 20        No School        Holiday

Monday, Jan 20        9:00am-9:00pm        Winter Guard Practice / Clinic

Tuesday, Jan 21        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan 22    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 23    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 25        11:00am-9:00pm    Winter Guard at Martin HS contest

Saturday, Jan 25        5:00pm-6:00pm        All-Region Orchestra Concert


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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