Announcements 11/28/12

SPRING TRIP — The band is planning a trip to South Padre Island, TX in April to compete in the Texas Music Festival. The deadline for trip deposits has passed but we will accept deposits for a little bit longer. We have over 70 students signed up for the trip already and we would like to get closer to 90 if possible as that would fill up the two charter buses. See Mr. Lang for details and a trip contract.

TMEA ALL-REGION — The Lamar band has 43 upperclassmen and 14 freshmen entered for all-region auditions. The fees for both city and region are due at this time. The all-city fee is $10 and the all-region fee is $15.

TMEA ALL-REGION PHASE 2 — The all-region auditions for upperclassmen are held in two phases. The first phase (round) will be held at Mansfield HS. The second phase (round), for those who qualified in phase one, will audition at Lamar HS. Yes, we are hosting the second round of auditions here for the third time since I started working here. We haven’t done it in about 4 years and I can assure you it is a huge undertaking. The date is December 15th and we will be using the entire high school for this event. We will need a very large number of parent volunteers to help with concession stand and room monitors. The LBBC will send out more detailed information when we have it. The event is a very important audition for these students and 57 of our own students will be in the TMEA all-region audition process!

LETTER JACKETS — Letter jackets are available for pick-up at Sportswear World. Mr. Lang will pick up what jackets are still there on Friday and have them available in the band hall. Please thank Mr. Kujawa at Sportwear World for giving us this nice deal. Be sure and check out all the Lamar gear he has for sale there.

BAND HOODIES — We still have plenty of LHS Band hoodies for sale. These make great Christmas gifts. If you would like to surprise somebody, contact the LBBC or Mr. Lang to order one as a surprise. They are $25 and checks are made to the LBBC.

SCHEDULE — The calendar link is

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — We have many events this fall that require parent support. To help with band events, you must be and AISD approved volunteer. The application can be found at After approved, go to the band website to find out more.

* Tuesday 12/4 6:00-9:00 Jr. High Band Concerts
* Wednesday 12/5 7:00-8:00 Lamar Jazz Concert
* Friday 12/7 11:00-12:30 Christkindl Market Performance (Brass&WW)
* Monday 12/10 5:00-10:00 All-Region Phase 1 Brass & Perc
* Tuesday 12/11 7:15-8:15 Lamar Winter Orchestra Concert (Full Orch)
* Thursday 12/13 5:00-10:00 All-Region Phase 2 Woodwind

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon