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 are included in the class grade.
After school schedule – See the attached document. This week, Wind Symphony will only have one sectional on Tuesday 3-4 for full orchestra members. Thursday jazz is for jazz 2 saxes. Jazz 1 students need to work out a sectional schedule for Carlton.
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 independant (college age) color guards competing. We hosted this last year to great success and a very 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. More details coming soon.
All-Region – Congratulations to Hestler Hernandez, Kendall Feldman, Adam Dickey, Drew Hansen, Dillon Lee, Terrance Lewis, Noah Wood, Josh Wehr, and Gage Austin on making the All-Region Band! These fine musicians will perform in the all-region honor bands this weekend in Mansfield.
Dickey’s BBQ – This Wednesday from 5:00-8:00, come to Dickey’s BBQ on Ballpark to support the Lamar Drumline. Dickey’s has supported the drumline for many years. Come out and support them and the LHS percussionists!
Spring Trip – The January payment for the trip is due (see the contract). Parents wishing to chaperone need to contact Mr. Lang asap. Students must be academically eligible at the time of the trip to be able to attend. Students must also be paid up on their band activity fees. Contract available for download here. http://www.lamarorchestra.com/
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
The Week Ahead
Wednesday Jan 11 5:00pm-8:00pm Dickey BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday Jan 14 4:00pm-7:00pm All-Region Concerts in Mansfield
Monday Jan 16 no school MLK Day
Quote of the Week – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle