Winterguard Contest – A huge thank you to all the parents, students and NHS students who helped us run the NTCA winterguard contest yesterday! It was hard work from 7am to 11pm but overall it was smooth and successful. Congrats to both the varsity and junior varsity on placing third in their respective classes. Great start to the season! Various photos on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
All-City – Last night was a spectacular concert for the All-City honor band students! The directors are very proud of each of our Lamar students. Thank you for representing Lamar in a VERY positive way during rehearsals, being punctual and performing at the highest level! Various photos on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
Game Night – On Feb. 7th we will host our annual game night. This is a fun social event at Lamar to introduce the 8th graders from Nichols and Shack to our high school band students. We will need students / families to bring up game systems and TV’s to use for our activities. We will also request so snacks and drinks. We could use a couple parents as chaperones as well. There will be 7 band directors, but a few extra eyes would be nice.
Sectionals – Pay attention to the Remind texts. We will be altering a couple sectionals this week.
Solo & Ensemble – UIL solo & ensemble forms have been submitted. Students owe $12.50 per event. This needs to be taken care of before Feb. 25th. The piano accompanist fees are due the day of the event. Mrs. Carroll, our accompanist charges $45 for rehearsals and performance combined. She is a professional pianist and this is a standard fee for accompanying instrumental solos.
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 –
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. https://www.remind.com/
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, Feb. 3rd 2:00pm-2:50pm Winter sports Pep Rally @ LHS
Tuesday, Feb. 7th 6:00pm-8:00pm Game Night at Lamar!
Monday, 3:00-5:00 Percussion Ensemble
Monday, 3:00-4:00 Freshmen trumpet and horns
Monday, 3:00-4:00Wind symphony saxes and bass clarinets
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 – “Resist your time – take a foothold outside of it.” – Lord Acton