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. We still have spots to fill!
All-City – This Friday and Saturday the students who earned a position in the All-City honor band will rehearse and perform at Bowie HS. I have attached the itinerary and info sheet to this email. Please arrange transportation to and from this event as we will not be providing buses. We hope that all parents, friends and families will attend the concert Saturday evening at 7:00pm at Bowie. Admission is $2 and all proceeds go to the Arlington Music Enrichment Program scholarship fund.
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.
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. http://www.terryipphotos.com/#
Stay Connected –
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Text to 81010 with the following message:
Lamar Band – @lamarband
Color Guard – @lamarguard
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
Nashville Trip – @vfndnash
TWITTER – @VikingBand
INSTAGRAM – @lamarband
FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band
Events (the week ahead)
Friday, Jan 27 5:30pm-8:30pm All-City band clinic at Bowie HS
Friday, Jan 27 3:00pm-9:00pm Set up for winterguard contest at LHS
Saturday, Jan 28 8:30am-8:00pm All-City band clinic & concert at Bowie HS
Saturday, Jan 28 7:00am-11:00pm NTCA winterguard contest at LHS
Monday, 3:00pm No sectionals due to staff meeting
Tuesday, 6:45-7:30 Wind Symphony Trumpets
Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 Freshmen Flutes
Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 Freshmen Low Brass
Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 Jazz Combo
Wednesday, 6:45-7:30 Wind Symphony French Horns
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 Wind Symphony Clarinets
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 Freshmen Woodwinds (no flutes)
Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 Symphonic Band Woodwinds
Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 Symphonic Band Brass
Thursday, 6:45-7:30 Freshmen Trumpets & Horns
Thursday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz Band
Thursday, 4:00-6:00 Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, 4:00-5:00 Wind Symphony Low Brass
Friday, 6:45-7:30 Wind Symphony Flutes
Quote of the Week – “Well begun is half done.” -Greek Proverb