All-Region Orchestra – Congratulations to Brennan S and Josh W on an impressive concert Saturday afternoon! Along with many Lamar orchestra students, they performed in the All-Region Symphony orchestra.
Congrats Lamar Blue – The Lamar JV winter guard (Blue) had their first performance of the season Saturday and placed 6 of 12 in a very talented round of winter guards. Incredible start to the season!
Lamar Winter Guard Contest – This Saturday, Feb 1st, is the big day! We will need some extra help Friday afternoon/evening to set everything up for the event. If you can spare a few hours Friday, we could use you. Saturday there are a few student / adult spots to sign up for. We badly need adults to run the timer in the warm up rooms. We also badly need students to be judge runners-This is for Student Leaders, report to Judge’s room for instructions at the beginning of the contest. Also-Performer Gym Assistant – Student Only-Assist in Performer Gym
We can always use extra students to help clean up at the end of the day. Sign up now!
Spring Trip to Washington DC – The cost per person is $900. If a flight option comes in a little cheaper, we will lower that number. Contracts were emailed out last week and I have paper copies in the band room. 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.
Sectionals – This week we start our after school sectional schedule. Each student is responsible for their after school schedule.
Monday – Freshman Band 3:15-4:45
Tuesday – Symphonic Band 3:15-4:45 / Drumline 4:45-6:00
Wednesday – Wind Symphony 3:15-4:45
Thursday – Jazz Orch 3:15-4:00 / Jazz Ens 4:00-5:00 / Perc Ens 3:30-5:00
Friday – Perc Ens 3:30-5:00
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. 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 – “You matter. That smile you shared could be the sun on someone’s darkest day.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
Events (the week ahead)
Monday, Jan 27 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal
Tuesday, Jan 28 3:00pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, Jan 28 6:30pm-7:00pm NTCA Contest Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 29 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal
Thursday, Jan 30 3:00pm-5:00pm Musical Pit Rehearsal
Friday, Jan 31 3:00pm Trip Contracts and Deposits Due
Friday, Jan 31 6:00pm-9:00pm NTCA Contest Set Up
Friday, Jan 31 6:00pm-9:00pm All-City Clinic @ Bowie
Saturday, Feb 1 7:00am-11:00pm NTCA Contest @ Lamar
Saturday, Feb 1 8:00am-4:00pm All-City Clinic @ Bowie
Saturday, Feb 1 4:00pm-5:30pm All-City Concert @ Bowie
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