Announcements 1-15-14

CONGRATULATIONS – Daniel Dickey and Stuart Young made the All-State band this past weekend! They competed Saturday in Midland at the All-Area audition. Daniel and Stuart will perform in February at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio. Congratulations on an AMAZING accomplishment of placing in the top 2% of high school musicians in the state. This is truly a testament of the hard work and dedication of these students.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE – Forms are due. Make sure you get the originals from the music store ASAP! If you have a piano accompanist in mind, talk to them this weekend. We will have a school accompanist sign up very soon.

ORLANDO – payments are due this week. If you missed the room sign up, see Lang. It is important that you are up to date with trip payments, as well as activity fees.

ALL REGION – This weekend is the All-Region clinic and concert. Students who made all region will practice at LD Bell and Trinity HS’s Friday night and Saturday. The concerts start at 4:00 on Saturday. We encourage ALL students to support their fellow band students on Saturday evening.

LEADERSHIP – The students have received forms regarding the student leader workshop on Jan. 21st. All students wanting to audition for any level of leadership MUST attend this meeting. Students that have signed up for the workshop will be excused 8th period next Tuesday. The clinic will last until 9:00pm. There will be a dinner break.

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER – The students have been given information regarding our new fundraiser. The mattress sale will be held in the band hall on Feb. 8th. Please watch this short video that does a great job explaining this fundraiser concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPU5SKWgemA

DEAN COREY PATCHES – Dean Corey patches are available in Mr. Lang’s office. $5 for the patch and $3 for the “year bar” patch.

EDWARD – The student leadership team, with the help of Shannon Huggins, have put together a wristband to support Edward and his fight with Leukemia. The money from the wristbands will go to Edwards family. The student leadership team will be selling the wristbands for $2 and the shipment should arrive during the holiday break.

THE WEEK AHEAD
Saturday 1/18 All Region Clinic & Concert
Monday 1/20 All Day Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Monday 1/20 8:00pm Winter Guard practice
Monday 1/20 4:30pm Percussion Ensemble rehearsal
Tuesday 1/21 1:00-9:00 Leadership Workshop with Ferrito

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to https://lamarmusic.org/calendar/

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill