Pep Rallies – This Thursday, Lamar will hold its winter activities pep rally @ 2:30. The full marching band will perform. Students will receive a performance grade for this event. Wear a Lamar t-shirt or letter jacket. On Friday, Lamar cheer, ViQueens, and band will walk over to Shackelford for a special pep rally. Students will wear the Pandora show shirt from the fall.
Wind Symphony Clinics – This week, the Lamar Wind Symphony will perform with the 8th grade bands at Shackelford and Nichols. We are going over to help them perform their UIL music and show off a little of what we are working on. Wednesday we will bus over to Nichols during 8th period and return by the end of VFND. On Thursday, students will walk over to Shackelford during 2nd period and then walk back by the end of VFND. Students must speak with their teachers about what content they are missing during those classes.
Drum-A-Thon – This Friday from 9pm to 5am, the entire percussion section will be locked into LHS for a night of drumming. Students will practice the large ensembles, small ensembles, and solos. They will also have time to play games and eat snacks.
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.
Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr 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. http://www.lamarmusic.org/programs/color-guard/
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 – “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
Events (the week ahead)
Tuesday, Feb 18 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional
Tuesday, Feb 18 3:00pm-5:00pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal
Wednesday, Feb 19 9:00am-10:30am Wind Symphony Trip to Nichols JH
Wednesday, Feb 19 3:15pm-4:15pm Wind Symphony Brass Sectional
Wednesday, Feb 19 4:15pm-5:15pm Wind Symphony Woodwind Sectional
Thursday, Feb 20 2:00pm-3:00pm Pep Rally @ LHS
Thursday, Feb 20 9:00am-10:30am Wind Symphony Trip to Shackelford JH
Friday, Feb 21 3:00pm-4:00pm Pep Rally @ Shackelford (Full Band)
Friday, Feb 21 9:00pm-5:00am Drum-A-Thon (percussion only lockin)
Communication & Social Media
Email contacts – Alan Lang firstname.lastname@example.org | Kolby Kelly email@example.com | Zack Riley firstname.lastname@example.org | Midori Eng email@example.com
Band room phone: (682) 867-7006
Facebook: Lamar Viking Band
Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)
Band App – We are encouraging students and parents to join the Band App https://band.us/n/abaa28ofT5zcr
This is a great way for us to communicate as a supplement to the Remind app. Keep notifications on for both app services.
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
For information or to contact the booster club, email firstname.lastname@example.org