Announcements 2-20-13

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.

UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST — This Saturday is the UIL region 5 solo & ensemble contest. The students have worked hard for this day. The schedule is posted in the band hall. Students will continue practicing with their accompanists Thursday and Friday this week. Mr. Schoppe will be at Lamar starting at 6:00pm on Thursday. Students will practice with him on a first come first serve basis. He will also be available during class on Friday. Mr. Fernandez will be here on Thursday morning during class. Mr. Page will be here Friday morning during class. These pianists are fantastic musicians and we greatly appreciate the hard work they put in to help our students. Please make sure you take care of their performance fee by the time you walk in to play your solo on Saturday.

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.

FUNDRAISER — The Ghirardelli chocolate bars are here. Students should have already taken home two boxes each. The bars are selling for $4. We would like to complete the fundraiser by March 1st.

* Friday 2/22 End of the 4th six weeks
* Saturday 2/23 UIL Solo & Ensemble
* Tuesday 2/26 3pm — 7pm LHS School Recital
*** Please go to for a detailed list of all after school rehearsals and schedules***

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi