Announcements 12-4-13

DICKEY’S – Go eat at Dickey’s! The drumline fundraiser is from 5:00-8:00 tonight. Just drop off your receipt in the band bucket. See the attachment.

ALL REGION AUDITIONS – Students should be practicing their all-region music on a daily basis as much as possible. These auditions are extremely competitive and those that end up making an honor band only do so if they have practiced. Further audition info is attached to this email.
Monday, December 9th – TMEA Region 5 All-Region Phase I Brass and Percussion Auditions @ Lake Ridge HS, Mansfield
Thursday, December 12th – TMEA Region 5 All-Region Phase I Woodwind Auditions @ Lake Ridge HS, Mansfield
Saturday, December 14th – TMEA Region 5 All-Region Phase II Auditions / 9th Grade All-Region Auditions @ Lamar HS, Arlington

PHASE 2 – Lamar HS hosts the 2nd phase of the All-Region audition process. This is a very important audition. We need a large number of parents to help out with this one day event. Please consider helping out in some way. The booster club will be coordinating volunteers. If you didn’t receive an email from them today, please let me know. We will need many bed sheets for the judging process. The sheets should be large, dark colored and not fitted. These can be dropped off in the band hall starting next Wednesday. They will be returned if your name is on them.

JAZZ CONCERT – The jazz ensemble will perform their winter concert tomorrow at 7:00pm in the LHS auditorium. Please come support these fine musicians.

CHRISTKINDL – The brass and woodwind ensembles will be performing holiday music at the Christkindl German Marketplace at the Ballpark on Friday. Students will perform in small groups at 12:00pm. If the weather is bad, we will evaluate the situation.

BARNES & NOBLE – The color guard will be performing at the Barnes & Noble in the Highlands on Sunday. Some of the profit from sales that day will be donated to the Lamar color guard to help support the winterguard season. See the attachment.

Thursday 12/5 7:00pm Winter Jazz Concert
Friday 12/6 12:00-2:00 Chirstkindl Performance
Monday 12/9 5:00-10:00 Region Phase I Brass&Perc
Tuesday 12/10 7:00-9:00 LHS Orchestra Concert
Wednesday 12/11 7:00-9:00 Shackelford Band Concert

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle