Announcements 1/24/16

WINTERGUARD CONTEST – Thank you! I don’t think I can express how much I appreciate all the people who helped run the winterguard contest yesterday. Thank you parents. Thank you students. The Lamar band program had a great day. Many compliments from band directors, guard directors and parents from other schools. NTCA was very impressed. We don’t have a final number yet, but this should be one of the biggest fundraisers we’ve had in a long time. Thanks to Mr. Messemore for coordinating everything. It was a long day and many parents/students worked from 7:00am to 11:00pm! Get some rest, you deserve it!


WINTERGUARD – The Lamar winterguards competed in our contest yesterday. I hope you had the pleasure of watching their debut competition. Our first ever junior varsity winterguard, “blue”, earned a 4th place ranking, and bumped up a class to Regional A! The varsity winterguard took 1st place and were bumped up to National A classification! This is the highest class Lamar has ever competed in! The Lamar color guard program is very strong and we have the eye of the other guards in our region. This is due to the extremely dedicated, hard working students and the talented directors Malan Messemore and Caleb Hunter. The band program and Lamar HS are very proud of you!


SECTIONALS & AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES – No wind symphony or symphonic band sectionals this week! Full orchestra winds, check the WS remind for our sectional this Wednesday.


ALL CITY BAND CLINIC AND CONCERT – The students that made the all city band will have rehearsals and a concert this Saturday at Bowie HS. Students have the details and we will discuss in class this week.


UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE – The UIL Region level solo & ensemble contest will be held Feb. 27th at Arlington HS. All students in the wind symphony are required to perform a solo or an ensemble. Other band students may also perform, but it is not mandatory. Students that perform and earn a Div. 1 rating will be exempt from their 5th six weeks technical objectives. Students who earn a Div. 1 or 2 will qualify for the Lamar solo festival May 21st.


2ND SEMESTER EVENTS – We have many events to look forward to, including the winterguard contest @ Lamar (76 guards entered!), solos & ensembles, UIL concert & sight-reading, picnics in the park, pasta palooza, the spring trip, 8th grade game night, jazz & percussion concerts, the band & orchestra banquet and much more!


SPRING TRIP – Trip payments are due. The beginning of the month is also the due date for monthly band activity fee payments. The trip payment is $250.

Oct 1 – $300       Deposit – Non Refundable

Nov 1 – $250

Dec 1 – $250

Jan 1 – $250

Feb 1 – $250       (Subject to change based on transportation costs)


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. To sign up send a text to 81010 with the following message: Lamar Band – @lamarband, Color Guard – @lamarguard, Band Parents – @lhsbandmom, Wind Symphony – @lhsws

BAND TWITTER – @VikingBand

BAND INSTA – @lamarband

BAND FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band





Saturday     Jan 30        8:00am-4:00pm        All City Rehearsal

Saturday     Jan 30        7:00pm            All City Band Concert @ Bowie