Announcements 11/13/16

All-City & All-Region – All band students are strongly encouraged to audition for All City and All Region Honor Band Auditions. This is a very important educational experience for you musicians. Verify with Lang that you are entered for the auditions. This week on Monday the 10-12 grade students will audition. Tuesday is 9th grade. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Martin HS. The directors will be judging the entire time. If you have any issues during the audition, go to the contest office.

Spring Trip – This spring, the band & orchestra will be traveling to Nashville! Trip contracts and info are available from Mr. Lang. The $150 deposit is due ASAP! Limited seats available for this year’s trip. The total for the trip is $750. Students must be academically eligible at the time of the trip to be able to attend. Students must also be paid up on their band activity fees.

Volunteer Opportunity – Thank you to all the students and parents who helped Mr. Nagel run the JH All-Region auditions this weekend at Lamar. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Drumline – Congrats to the Viking drumline on their competition in Lewisville this past weekend. The drumline placed 5th and won the award for best snare line! Go Vikes!

Jazz Band – All-Region jazz clinic & concert this week.

Concerts – The Winter Jazz Band concert will be Tuesday Nov 29th. The Winter Band concert will be Thursday Dec. 1st. It is imperative that students practice the music over the Thanksgiving break.

Party! – The band student council has put together an end of marching season / Halloween party. The Pride of Lamar has traditionally thrown a Halloween party at a band family house. This year, our schedule was too busy to do it in October. So, we figured we would do it right before our Thanksgiving break. It will be at the Dickey house this Friday Nov 18th. There are detailed flyers in the band room.

Marching Season – I wanted to continue to share some links with you for marching season. All the videos are listed in my school youtube channel.

There are a lot of marching season photos on the Lamar Band website

You can order patches for USBands here

The prelims video from Area can be purchased here:

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.

Text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Nashville Trip – @vfndnash

Social Media

TWITTER – @VikingBand

INSTAGRAM – @lamarband

FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band



The Week Ahead

Saturday Nov 12 All Day Lewisville Drumline Contest (percussion only)

Monday Nov 14 4:45pm-8:00pm All-City Auditions @ Martin (10-12)

Tuesday Nov 15 4:45pm-8:00pm All-City Auditions @ Martin (9th)

Wednesday Nov 16 3:00pm-3:30pm Senior Formal Photo @ LHS

Thursday Nov 17 7:00pm All-Region Jazz Concert @ Paschal HS

Friday Nov 18 7:00pm-10:00pm Band Party @ The Dickey House

Quote of the Week – “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson