Announcements 12/20/12

HOLIDAY CONCERT — The directors were very pleased with the performance on Tuesday. All the bands and the percussion ensembles played their best and the recordings turned out great. The CD’s will be handed out Friday. The LBBC and the band directors would like to thank everyone who made donations at the concert. We are very grateful to have such supportive parents in the Lamar band program.

TMEA ALL-REGION PHASE 2 — The band directors would like to once again thank the LBBC and all the students and parents who helped make phase 2 and ninth grade auditions happen. If you haven’t retrieved your sheets, they are still available in the band hall.

END OF SEMESTER PARTY — The band student council is throwing an end of semester / holiday party after school on Friday. Leyna Brock, social chair, and the council have worked hard t o put together a fun event for ALL band students. There will be food, drinks, music and an optional “white elephant” gift exchange. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped $5 gift. The party will start 15 mins after school lets out and end around 1:30pm.

SPRING BAND PLACEMENT — The auditions are almost complete and results will be posted soon. The directors should have everything finalized and posted by the time they leave on Friday. Mr. Lang will email schedule changes to the counselors and new schedules will be available the week we return from the break. If students can’t stick around Friday, results will be posted in Charms.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM — The process for leadership selection for next school year will begin in January. We are bringing in Peter Ferrito to teach a leadership and team building workshop on Jan. 21st. This all day workshop will include an informative Q&A with Mr. Ferrito and many team building exe rcises. The directors are hoping to have as many band students as possible involved in this great team building activity. We believe this program will help the Lamar band grow as a team during the spring semester. The max number of participants will be 60 so be sure to get the participation forms signed and turned in ASAP. There will be a $22 fee to cover the cost of the leadership manuals that Mr. Ferrito will bring on the day of the workshop. This workshop is the first step for those interested in attaining a leadership role in the band. More info on Mr. Ferrito at

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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS — On beha lf of the band directors, we would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and a relaxing winter break. As we wrap up a busy fall semester we look forward to an even busier spring. We look forward to coming back and seeing all your resplendent faces in January!

* Friday 12/21 12:00-2:00 1st semester band party in the band hall

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Basil