Announcements 1-23-13

FUNDRAISER AND FINANCES – You probably received a statement by email yesterday regarding your students band fees. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Lang.
The band and band boosters try very hard to keep band fees as low as possible. Unfortunately, the expenses to run a competitive band program are higher each year. To help us keep fees low, we ask that all activity fees, solo fees and any other expense be taken care of in a timely manner. If on a payment plan for band fees, it is crucial that those payments are made on time.
To help prepare us for expenses later this spring, we are doing our 2nd fundraiser as a band program starting next week. We will again sell the Ghiradelli chocolate bars. These sold very well last year and we hope to continue with their success. We will be sending home a form to decide on the type of chocolate bar to sell. We would like each student to sell two boxes of 12 bars equaling a profit of $50. If you paid the donation in lieu of fundraising, there is no obligation to sell.

UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE — Students who are performing a solo and the UIL event on Feb. 23rd must pay the $12.50 fee. The entry will be sent to UIL tomorrow, Jan. 24th. Late fees are $22 per solo. These deadlines and fees are UIL mandated. Students will be assigned an accompanist in the next week. It is important to get the piano music to a director so the accompanist can practice before the first rehearsal. The directors are VERY excited that 81 students will be performing a solo at UIL this year!

STUDENT LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP — The leadership workshop on Monday was a great success. The students and directors were exhausted after a long and intense day of games and lecture. The students at the workshop have projects that they must finish by March 1st and they are always being evaluated as a possible candidate for the new leadership team. If you haven’t paid the workshop fee, please take care of this as soon as possible.

LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL DISCPLINE “CRACKDOWN” — The administration at LHS will implement new consequences for the discipline plan already in place on Tuesday Jan. 22nd. I have attached details to this email. It boils down to three things, 1) Wear a school issued ID 2) Dress appropriately for school 3) Be on time to class. I’m sure that most band kids will not have any problems.

THE WEEK AHEAD
* Saturday 1/26 5:00pm All-Region Orchestra concert
* Monday 1/28 3:00-4:00 SB Low Brass sectionals
* Monday 1/28 3:15-4:15 Color guard clinic @ LHS
* Tuesday 1/29 3:00-4:30 Full orchestra rehearsal
* Tuesday 1/29 3:00-4:00 SB flue/oboe sectional
* Wednesday 1/30 3:00-4:00 SB trumpet sectional
* Thursday 1/31 7:30 Full Orchestra
* Thursday 1/31 3:00-4:00 Symphonic band clarinet sectional
* Thursday 1/31 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2
* Friday 2/1 3:00-4:00 SB sax/horn sectional
* Friday 2/1 5:00-9:30 All City Band Clnic
* Saturday 2/2 8:00-8:00 All City Band Clinic and Concert

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.