Announcements 1-31-13

ALL-CITY HONOR BAND CONCERT – This weekend the all-city bands will rehearse with guest clinicians and perform a concert at 7:00pm @ Bowie HS. Admission to the concert is $2 and all proceeds go to benefit the AMEP private lesson program. This is a major source of funding for the scholarships we give to students in need. The LBBC will be taking tickets and selling concert CD’s at the door. If you can provide your time to help out, contact Tamara Sandoval.

SPRING TRIP — We are still looking for a couple of male chaperones for the spring trip to South Padre. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Lang.
FULL ORCHESTRA – The Lamar full orchestra is busy working on their UIL contest music. We have our Pre-UIL a week from Monday at Bowie HS. Full Orchestra students must arrive by 5:30pm. Traffic is usually bad so please plan accordingly. Performance is at 7:15pm and sight-reading at 8:00pm. We would love to have as many family members and friends in the audience as possible.
FUNDRAISER AND FINANCES – 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 starting our 2nd fundraiser as a band program next week. We will be selling the Ghiradelli chocolate bars again as they sold very well last year and we hope to continue with their success. We have sent home a form to decide on the type of chocolate bar to sell. I have attached a copy to this email. 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 has already been sent to UIL. Late fees are $22 per solo. These deadlines and fees are UIL mandated. Students have been assigned an accompanist. The piano scores are mostly turned in but we still lack a few. 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!
* Friday 2/1 6:00-9:00 All City band clinic
* Saturday 2/2 8:30-4:00 All City band clinic
* Saturday 2/2 7:00pm All City concert
*** Please go to for a detailed list of all after school rehearsals and schedules***

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” -Theodore Roosevelt