Announcements 2-12-13

DICKEY’S — Come eat at the Dickey’s BBQ on Ballpark Way and Lamar, Wednesday, February 13th and support the Drumline. Drumline members will be working for tips to raise money to be used towards the purchase of needed equipment. Come any time between 5 and 8 pm and look for your drumline members! We will be receiving 15% of all receipts that are put into the Lamar receipt bucket, plus tips. So pass this on to your friends and families and come hungry! Thank you as always for your support!!!

SPRING TRIP — We are still looking for a couple of male chaperones for the spring trip to South Padre. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Lang.

FULL ORCHESTRA — The Lamar full orchestra performed at pre-UIL last night. It was an excellent concert and the students are working hard getting ready for full orchestra UIL on Feb. 28th.

CALENDAR — Please check the band calendar on a regular basis. There are many sectionals and rehearsals scheduled. We also have concerts and other events scheduled through June. Sectionals are a part of our performance grade and are not optional. The band after school schedule is minuscule compared to the fall.

FINANCES – If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Lang. The band and band boosters try very hard to keep band fees as low as possible. Unfortunately, the expenses to run a competitive band program are higher each year. To help us keep fees low, we ask that all activity fees, solo fees and any other expense be taken care of in a timely manner. If on a payment plan for band fees, it is crucial that those payments are made on time.

FUNDRAISER — The Ghirardelli chocolate bars will be here next Tuesday. Students will take home their chocolate bars to begin selling. We would like to complete the fundraiser by March 1st.

UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE — Students who are performing a solo and the UIL event on Feb. 23rd must pay the $12.50 fee. The entry has already been sent to UIL. Late fees are $22 per solo. These deadlines and fees are UIL mandated. Students have been assigned an accompanist. The piano scores are mostly turned in but we still lack a few. It is important to get the piano music to a director so the accompanist can practice before the first rehearsal. The directors are VERY excited that 81 students will be performing a solo at UIL this year!

* Monday 2/18 Student Holiday
* Tuesday 2/19 A day
* Saturday 2/23 UIL Solo & Ensemble
*** Please go to for a detailed list of all after school rehearsals and schedules***

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