Announcements 12/17/2017

Monday – All students will need instruments. Symphonic band will be playing their final exams in class, at lunch, or before/after school for Mr. Carlton. Freshman band will playing their exam/chair test in class.

Tuesday & Wednesday – The final exam days will be study hall for band. Directors will help students select solos and ensembles to practice over the break to prepare for the spring. Students are expected to bring reviews or other work from classes to keep themselves occupied.

Band party – This Tuesday the band council is throwing a holiday party. This is an optional social event for all band / color guard students. There will be white elephant gift exchange. Students interested in participating should bring a $10 max wrapped gift. See the attached flyer for details.

Winter Concert – Thank you to everyone who came to our Holiday Concert! If you ordered a recording, they are being processed and should be delivered by Wednesday.

Volunteers needed – We are in the planning stages for the Jan. 27th contest at Lamar. This is a HUGE fundraiser for the booster club. We need MANY parents and students to volunteer. I expect all color guard families to participate. We also need many other band students and parents to help out. We have a sign up now at the following link.

Winterguard – Turn in your Dec. winterguard fee payments in before Wednesday.

Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at

Quote of the Week – “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Dec 19 12:00pm-2:50pm Band holiday party in the band room

Communication –

New band room phone lines:

Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006
Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057
Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058
Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band)

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

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Calendar –

For information or to contact the booster club, email