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Moto Perpetuo – It never stops, perpetual motion. Once again, The Pride of Lamar had a busy week. From Symphony Orchestra UIL (straight 1’s), to UIL Solo & Ensemble (11 division 1 medals), and WGI Austin Regional Championship (varsity winter guard advanced to Semifinals), we had a lot of successes! The band family continues to rehearse hard and stay focused on excellence. Parents, be extremely proud and brag on these exemplary young adults!

 

A Night of Percussion – AND BURGERS! THIS Tuesday March 3rd we will have percussion performances Truth Vinyl from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Just across the breezeway from there is Twisted Root Burgers. They are donating part of their profits to the Lamar Band from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Come out and enjoy an awesome evening of Lamar Band music and eat some dinner to help the LBBC raise money! Flyer attached.

 

Pastapalooza – The annual Lamar Band Pastapalooza is just around the corner. The week after spring break on Thursday we will have performances from jazz, select soloists, and the winter guard. There is a silent auction and of course, delicious pasta dinner! Pre Sale tickets are $10. Price at the door is $15. Tickets will go on sale soon. Help the booster club raise money for this event! Flyer on the band instagram and twitter.

 

UIL Soloists (and ensemble members) – Congratulations to these superior musicians on their division 1 ratings at UIL this past Saturday: Luis V, Jeremiah P, James F, Brennan S, Eden G, the percussion ensemble members Brayden A, Nathan C, Matthew H, Cale L, Armon M, and Noah W. The percussion ensemble qualified for state!

Any student interested in another solo & ensemble contest, June 6 at Lake Ridge HS is the WGI solo & ensemble contest. More info here https://www.wgi.org/soloensemble/

 

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 – “We must put aside the digressive thinking and be mindful and aware of our actual emotional and physical experiences as they occur.” – Michael Smith, Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Mar 2        3:15pm-4:45pm        Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Mar 2        6:00pm-7:45pm        Lamar Open House

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

Tuesday, Mar 3        6:00pm-8:30pm        A Night of Percussion @ Truth Vinyl

Tuesday, Mar 3        5:00pm-9:00pm        Twisted Root Fundraiser Night

Wednesday, Mar 4    3:15pm-4:45pm        Wind Symphony Rehearsal

Thursday, Mar 5        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting

Thursday, Mar 5        3:00pm-4:00pm        Jazz Orchestra Sectional

Thursday, Mar 5        4:00pm-5:00pm        Jazz Ensemble Sectional

 

Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

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 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.

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

 

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

Last Week – We had a variety of activities last week including a winter sports pep rally, a pep rally at Shack, and the wind symphony traveled to the JH’s to rehearse their UIL music with them. It was an eventful week and a lot of fun. Thank you students for being exemplary ambassadors of Lamar High School!

 

Symphony Orchestra UIL – The Lamar Varsity Full Orchestra will perform at the UIL evaluation at IM Terrell Academy this Thursday at 2:30pm. Parents are encouraged to attend if possible. The itinerary was handed out to the students last week. It is also listed here on the Lamar Orchestras website. https://www.lamarorchestra.com/

 

A Night of Percussion – AND BURGERS! On Tuesday March 3rd we will have concerts at Turth Vinyl from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Just across the breezeway from there is Twisted Root Burgers. They are donating part of their profits to the Lamar Band from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Come out and enjoy an awesome evening of Lamar Band musicians and eat some dinner to help the LBBC raise money! Flyer attached.

 

Pastapalooza – The annual Lamar Band Pastapalooza is just around the corner. The week after spring break on Thursday we will have performances from jazz, select soloists, and the winter guard. There is a silent auction and of course, delicious pasta dinner! Pre Sale tickets are $10. Price at the door is $15. Tickets will go on sale soon. Help the booster club raise money for this event! Flyer on the band instagram and twitter.

 

Winter Guard trip – Wish the Lamar winter guards luck this weekend as they travel to the WGI Austin Regional!

 

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 – “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Feb 24 3:15pm-4:45pm Freshman Band Sectional

Monday, Feb 24 3:15pm-5:00pm Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Tuesday, Feb 25 3:15pm-4:45pm Symphonic Band Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 26 3:15pm-4:15pm Wind Symphony Brass Sectional

Wednesday, Feb 26 4:15pm-5:15pm Wind Symphony Woodwind Sectional

Thursday, Feb 27 9:10am-4:30pm Symphony Orchestra UIL

Thursday, Feb 27 3:00pm-4:00pm Jazz Orchestra Sectional

Thursday, Feb 27 4:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Ensemble Sectional

Saturday, Feb 29 all day UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest @ AHS

Saturday, Feb 29 all day WGI Austin

 

Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

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 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. 

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

 

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

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  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

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 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. 

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

 

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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 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 – “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  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

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 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. 

 

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

 

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Guard Contest – We did it! Trying to put this event into words is difficult. This past Saturday was our annual NTCA WinterGuard Contest at LHS. We hosted 62 “teams” at Lamar from 10:30am to 9:30pm. It was a very successful day. I had MANY compliments on our contest setup, flow, concessions, signage, etc.. I felt that in all my many years of hosting this event at Lamar, this was one of the smoothest. There are a plethora of people to thank and so many student and parent volunteers from outside of band that I am not sure I’ll be able to reach, but THANK YOU!!! The LBBC was instrumental in every step of this process. Liz Bankhead and Theresa Jorgensen did an outstanding job with the weeks / months of work to organize the many moving parts of this operation. Thank you to Amy Howerton and all of the Lamar Band Booster Club for the many hours of hard work! VFND!!! See lots of great photos on our Instagram: @Lamarband

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All-City Honor Band Concert – Breathtaking! The music these kids can put together in such a short amount of time is incredible. The Lamar band students represented well at the clinic and concert last weekend. A video of the performance will be made public on the AISD website in the near future. I will be sure to share the link as soon as I get it.

Go See The Musical – “Bye Bye Birdie”  7:00pm-9:00pm $7 Thursday, Friday, Saturday this week! MANY Lamar band students are involved. Some on stage, some in the pit orchestra. You might even see LHS alumni sitting in and playing his instrument.

Congrats Lamar Winter Guards – The Lamar JV winter guard (Blue) had their second performance of the season Saturday and placed 3 their round. Varsity “took off” with a fantastic first show of the season. They easily won best makeup! Wish them luck at WGI Dallas this weekend.

Sectionals – We are taking grades for our after school sectionals. Students must make transportation arrangements.

Monday – Freshman Band 3:15-4:45

Tuesday – Symphonic Band 3:15-4:45

Wednesday – Wind Symphony 3:15-4:45 / Drumline 4:45-6:00

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

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 must first get along with yourself before you can get along with others.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Events (the week ahead)

Wednesday, Feb 5  3:15pm-4:45pm Wind Symphony Sectionals

Thursday-Saturday 7:00pm-9:00pm Bye Bye Birdie @ LHS

Saturday, Feb 8 8:00am-10:00pm WGI Dallas

Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4aafae2ca64-ntca

 

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 zriley1@aisd.net 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

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

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Lamar Band Weekly Announcements

All-Region – Congratulations to Matthew H, Julie N, Andy A, Aidan M, April F, Brennan S, Terrance L, and Josh W on incredible concerts Saturday afternoon! They represented Lamar and AISD very well.

 

Lamar Winter Guard Contest – HELP! We still need a bunch of adults to help with our fundraiser. Please sign up today! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4AAFAE2CA64-ntca

 

Spring Trip to Washington DC – Like I mentioned before the winter break, I am working on my alternate trip to Washington DC in place of the New York trip. I am working with John DeCrotie with Group Travel Consultants and we have a great trip planned. The cost per person is $900. If a flight option comes in a little cheaper, we will lower that number. I will send out trip contracts in a separate email. 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.

 

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 zriley1@aisd.net 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 – “The time is always right to do what is right.” – MLK

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Jan 20        No School        Holiday

Monday, Jan 20        9:00am-9:00pm        Winter Guard Practice / Clinic

Tuesday, Jan 21        3:00pm-5:00pm        Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, Jan 22    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Thursday, Jan 23    3:00pm-5:00pm        Musical Pit Rehearsal

Saturday, Jan 25        11:00am-9:00pm    Winter Guard at Martin HS contest

Saturday, Jan 25        5:00pm-6:00pm        All-Region Orchestra Concert

 

Communication & Social Media

Email contacts – Alan Lang  dlang@aisd.net | Kolby Kelly  kkelly4@aisd.net | Zack Riley zriley1@aisd.net | Midori Eng midori.lwe@gmail.com

Band room phone: (682) 867-7006

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com