Announcements 10/23/16

Marching Band Schedule – Rehearsals this week: Monday nothing (directors busy), Tuesday 5:30-8:30 (Cravens), Wednesday 3:30-6:00, Thursday football @Paschal, and Friday 3:30-6:00.
3 rehearsals until UIL Area

UIL – I am absolutely thrilled to congratulate all of the amazing Lamar band students on earning a division 1 rating at region UIL this past Tuesday! In my years at Lamar, I can’t remember a marching band that has worked as hard as these students. Thank you students of the 2016-2017 Pride of Lamar for pushing the Lamar band program to the next level. Now lets see what we can do this Saturday at Area!

Marching Season – We are in our final 2 weeks of competitive marching season. Our final contests being UIL Area, and USBands REMO Series Finale in Midlothian. I had hoped to have the Area schedule, but it still isn’t posted as of 6:00pm Sunday. It will be an all day event, this Saturday, Oct. 29th at Pennington Field in HEB. I will send another email with details regarding Area ASAP.

Contest meals – Scheduling meals for contests is often challenging. The logistics and timing of a contest can be impossible. Sometimes we will go to a variety of restaurants and let the kids bring money to eat on their own. Typically, that is about $5-10. The booster club can feed the students much cheaper. We ask that you send $10 with your student this week to Mr. Lang. This will cover the remaining marching contests meals for the season. Our favorite meal to serve is a sandwich line with many healthy options. Of course, if you have allergies or other special diets, please Mr. Lang or Mrs. Dickey know ASAP.

Jazz Band – Congrats on a good first performance!

Band Tailgate – Thank you to everyone who helped with the tailgate or simply had dinner at the tailgate! Also, a big thanks to Bahama Bucks!

Fundraisers – Don’t forget that we are in the middle of our catalog fundraiser! Your child should have catalogs for Yankee Candle and Fredericksburg Farms. There are a few more in the band hall if needed.
Yankee Candle items can also be ordered online. You can search items, order and pay, and your items will be shipped directly to you immediately (shipping costs will apply). Anytime people order online, even after Nov. 4, the band will benefit if they use our group number.
Also a new mobile phone app.
Enter Group # 990105636
Fredericksburg Farms may allow ordering online but they have not given us a group number. If anyone wants to order online, just put Lamar Band Booster Club in the notes and they should connect it to us.
Important Items:
The orders and money need to be turned in by Friday, November 4. Both of the fundraisers have envelopes for the order forms and money. Please fill out all forms completely and legibly and make sure the money received is correct.
ALL CHECKS FOR BOTH CATALOGS NEED TO BE MADE TO THE LAMAR BAND BOOSTER CLUB OR LBBC. We will pay for all items once the money and orders are submitted.
All orders must be turned in on time otherwise they cannot be placed and filled. We want to make sure we get our shipment back with plenty of time for Christmas.
PLEASE sell to friends and family, bring to work, and share on your social media including Nextdoor, etc. Email with any questions.
Program Ads – Show your band member how proud you are of them by publishing an ad in the annual concert program! These are handed out at each winter and spring band and orchestra concerts. We can also advertise your business or any business that you patronize. The deadline has passed so program ads need to be submitted as soon as possible. For information or to submit an ad, email

New Uniforms – Thank you to all the parents who picked up uniforms Saturday to wash. Please return them Tuesday either before or after marching band practice. We still have 12 uniforms that didn’t get picked up. If you want to wash them, come to Lamar tomorrow and pick them up.

Stay Connected – Remind is the text service we use to communicate information via mass text. There is an app available if you would like that instead of a text or email. To sign up send a text to 81010 with the following message: Lamar Band – @lamarband / Color Guard – @lamarguard / Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
BAND TWITTER – @VikingBand
BAND INSTA – @lamarband
BAND FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band

The Week Ahead
Friday Oct 21 5:00pm-10:00pm Football vs Bowie (Jr High Night)
Tuesday Oct 25 5:30pm-8:30pm Marching Band Practice (Cravens)
Wednesday Oct 26 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice
Thursday Oct 27 4:00pm-9:30pm Football @ Paschal
Friday Oct 28 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice
Saturday Oct 29 ALL DAY UIL Area B Marching Contest (HEB ISD)

Quote of the Week – “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Lamar High School Band
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Arlington, TX 76012