WELCOME BACK – I hope everyone enjoyed the last couple of weeks. I know I needed that break. We will begin our exciting spring semester this Wednesday. 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! I know I look forward to working with the amazing band students of Lamar HS!
COLOR GUARD CONTEST – On Jan. 23rd, Lamar will host a winterguard competition. This is a NTCA sanctioned event and will be a fundraiser for the color guard. We will need 22 adult volunteers during the duration of the contest that Saturday. There are many different ways in which to volunteer your time/service.
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)
SPRING BAND SCHEDULES – New band class assignments are being processed. If a schedule is incorrect, please contact the band staff as we work with the counselors to make all adjustments.
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
BAND CALENDAR – www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
BAND BLOG – lamarbandnews.wordpress.com
THE WEEK(S) AHEAD
Monday Jan 4 10am-6pm Varsity winterguard rehearsal
Wednesday Jan 6 7:35am 1st school day of the 2nd semester
Wednesday Jan 6 4pm-9pm Winterguard rehearsal (JV & V)
Wednesday Jan 6 6:30pm LBBC board meeting (all members welcome)
Thursday Jan 7 4:30pm-6:30pm Percussion ensemble rehearsal
Friday Jan 8&9 TMEA area band auditions (Midland)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
– Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox. Corporation