Extended Spring Break – I expected to open my computer for the first time this week to write about the exciting week ahead. Instead, I am writing about our extra two weeks off. Watching the news or going to the busy grocery store can be a little unsettling. The important thing to remember is that we as a community are taking precautions to prevent as much of the spread as possible.
Here is what I know as of now:
- As of now, all band practices are canceled for the next two weeks.
- Pastapalooza is cancelled.
- The NTCA winterguard championships and WGI are cancelled.
- The UTA Jazz festival has been cancelled.
Here is what I do NOT know as of now:
- UIL for HS or JH bands
- Car Wash
- Future concerts at Lamar this semester
Music Education – The one thing I do want everyone to do is to listen to music. Music will keep us grounded and together. Listen to band music. Listen to orchestral music. Listen to a variety of styles of music every day. Of course students, we want you to practice. We have not been given specific expectations regarding online learning yet, but we want you to practice and be ready to play your assignments online for grades over the next two weeks.
Communication – We will continue to communicate with Remind and the Band App. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will also be good sources of info. I always retweet important info from AISD, Lamar, City of Arlington, and Tarrant County on my Lamar Viking twitter account.
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.
Quote of the Week – “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” -Ziglar
Communication & Social Media
Email contacts – Alan Lang email@example.com | Kolby Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org | Zack Riley email@example.com | Midori Eng firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com