Announcements 1/28/2018

NTCA Winterguard Contest –
If you missed the winterguard contest yesterday, it isn’t easy to describe in words the enormity of the event. 80 winterguard units performed from 8:00am to 10:30pm with many performers,
directors, and parents camping out all day long in the east side of Lamar HS. I can’t begin to give sufficient credit to all those involved in making the day run smoothly. Many Lamar band students volunteered as much as 26 hours of their time on Friday afternoon/evening
and all day Saturday to help raise money for the the Lamar band program. Thank you booster club for handling concessions, tickets sales, judge meal, hospitality room meals, parking, monitoring, and the many other jobs that were critical to our success. The
Pride of Lamar shined once again with an impressive event for north Texas colorguard students. We had schools from as far away as Odessa come and spend the day in north Arlington. On behalf of the Lamar band directors and color guard staff, THANK YOU ALL for
your hard work!

Orlando Trip – The
beginning of Feb. marks the last opportunity for students to add/drop from the spring trip. Payments must be up to date. See Lang for details.

Potbelly Sandwiches Fundraiser – This Tuesday 5:00pm to 8:00pm, north Collins Potbelly. 25% of sales go to the Lamar
band. Make sure you tell them you are there to support the Lamar band! Flyers attached. Share on social media!

Solo & Ensemble –
Students must be practicing regularly in preparation for solo & ensemble.

– We have set up an after school sectional schedule. I have attached the current assigned times. Attendance will be taken and absences will be reflected in the grade book. Contact
your band director if you have a conflict / doctors appointment.

All Region – Congrats
to our 5 amazing musicians that participated in the All-Region honor bands this weekend! All City this upcoming weekend!

Challenges – Competition
helps drive student progress. The directors encourage students to practice many hours at home so that they may progress as musicians. The challenge system allows students to compete for a higher chair in their section of the their concert band. The rules and
form are available via this link.

Band fees – Monthly
payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring
their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at

Quote of the Week
– “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo

Events (the week ahead)
Monday, Jan 29
Winterguard rehearsal
Tuesday, Jan 30
Potbelly Sandwich Fundraiser
Wednesday, Jan 31
Winterguard rehearsal
Thursday, Feb 1
Winterguard rehearsal
Friday, Feb 2
All City Clinic @ Bowie HS
Saturday, Feb 3
Cit Clinic & Concert @ Bowie HS
Saturday, Feb 3
Winterguard rehearsal

Communication –
Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682)
(texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:
Lamar Band – @lamarband
Color Guard – @lamarguard
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
Lamar Viking Band
@VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)
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For information or to contact the booster club, email