Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

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 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 – “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

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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