Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Bye Bye Birdie – Bravo! The musical was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for all of fine arts to work together on a project. Many band students were either on stage or in the pit orchestra. 


Lamar Winter Guard – The varsity winter guard had an excellent performance early Saturday morning at WGI Dallas. We didn’t advance to finals but learned a lot so we can prepare for the next big contest. VFND!


Symphony Orchestra Pre UIL – Monday, Feb 10, is the pre UIL concert / clinic for symphony orchestra students. It will be at LHS. Students need to be in uniform in the orchestra room by 4:30pm. Parents are invited to watch the stage concert at 5:30pm.


Game Night – Our annual game night is this Tuesday. We have invited all the 8th grade band students from Shackelford and Nichols to join us for video games and snacks in the LHS cafeteria. It will be lots of fun. Freshmen bring sweets / candy, Sophomores bring chips, Juniors bring napkins, plates, cups, Seniors bring canned drinks or water.


Spring Trip Cancelled – Due to only about 15 contracts and deposits total, we will not have enough students to make the trip to Washington D.C. The directors are disappointed, however, we are considering some fun “stay-cation” ideas for the end of the spring semester. All deposits will be returned to the parents/students next week. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or requests. 


This Week – On Monday the symphony orchestra will have a pre-UIL concert in the afternoon. We encourage families and other students to attend the performance. Tuesday is our Game Night for Lamar Band and the 8th graders from Shack and Nichols. We need game systems, TV/projectors, and snacks for this event to be as fantastic as it usually is. Wednesday through Friday the directors will be at the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference in San Antonio. Students will be expected to exhibit exemplary behavior for the substitutes while we are away.


Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.


Drumline Update – Mark your calendars to come out to A Night Of Percussion on March 3rd at Truth Vinyl. We will also have a band restaurant night at Twisted Root. You can eat a burger while you listen to our percussionists perform across the breezeway.


Jazz Update – Pastapalooza is March 19th. Plan to eat pasta and listen to great jazz!


Winterguard Update – Check here for calendar updates and other cool winterguard stuff.


Band Room Supplies – Please consider visiting the Lamar Band Amazon Wish List.


Quote of the Week – “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 10 3:15pm-4:45pm Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Feb 10 4:30pm-6:30pm Symphony Orchestra Pre UIL Concert @ LHS

Tuesday, Feb 11 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional

Tuesday, Feb 11 6:00pm-8:00pm Game Night @ LHS

Wednesday-Friday Directors at TMEA San Antonio

Saturday, Feb 15 All Day Winter Guard to NTCA Contest @ Wakeland HS


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)

Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App

This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services. 


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Calendar –

For information or to contact the booster club, email


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