Announcements 1/16/2017

Sectionals – The directors have worked out a sectional schedule for the spring. The fall semester is easy, we all have marching band after school. In the spring, we have many different ensembles that all need after school rehearsal time. There are limited rehearsal spaces so the schedule is a bit complex. Any changes to the normal schedule will be announced as early as possible. Students must bring ALL music and a PENCIL to every sectional! Sectionals included in the class grade.


Winterguard Contest – On Jan. 28th, the Lamar band will host a very big NTCA winterguard competition. There will be approx. 80 high school, middle school and independent (college age) color guards competing. We hosted this last year to great success and a big fundraising profit! We need a lot of volunteers to run this contest. We have specific adult and student jobs. There are multiple shifts to choose from. We hope that you could volunteer some of your time. Please go to the following link and pick an open shift. More details coming soon.


Solo & Ensemble – During the spring semester of band, one of the most important parts of our curriculum is soloistic and small ensemble skills. All students will pick a solo and/or ensemble to perform for a grade.

Wind Ensemble – Must perform either a solo or ensemble at UIL on Feb. 25th.

Symphonic & Freshmen Band – Must perform a solo or ensemble at either UIL or the LHS festival in May.


Spring Trip – If you are a parent that would like to chaperone the spring trip, please email me asap.


Mr. Ip Photography – If you didn’t order pictures yet, you can order online from his website.


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

Monday Jan 16 no school MLK Day

Check the sectional schedule for after school practices


Quote of the Week – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –