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! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca

 

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 zriley1@aisd.net 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. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/

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. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PVLG7D5J19UR?ref_=wl_share

 

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  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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