Announcements 2-27-13

FUNDRAISER — The Ghirardelli chocolate bars are here. Students have already taken home two boxes each. The bars are selling for $4. The fundraiser money is due March 1st.

FULL ORCHESTRA — UIL is tomorrow, Thursday Feb. 28th. Come out and support the band and orchestra students at Bowie HS. Performance is 3:00pm

LEADERSHIP & BAND COUNCIL- At 3 o’clock next Tuesday, March 5th, the current leaders will be meeting in the band hall to go collect donations for the annual brisket bash. This is mandatory for all current leadership and band council. Contact Zak Lewis for more details.

UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST — Congratulations to all the Lamar band students who participated at UIL solo and ensemble contest this past Saturday! 51 Lamar band students received a division one rating! Among these students, the following were certified to compete at the state level; Amanda Harold, Trey Mays, Paul Swenson, Robert Porter, John Huggins, Stephen Garrett, Joy Flood, Molly McClain, Gunnar Bergan, Stuart Young, Skye McKay, Ben Meyers, Keegan Peck, Jason Breedlove, EJ Calderon, Daniel Dickey, Joseph Lopez, Nick Romero, Alex Davis, Rachel Fernandez, Connor January, Alison Hardy, Audra Jones, Matt Miller, Madison Rorschach, Justin Wood

GDYO CONCERT- At 7:30 on March 3rd (Sunday), come out to the Meyerson Symphony Center and watch the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra perform their spring program “Symphonic Spectacular.” Senior Zak Lewis is a member of this premiere youth orchestra. This will be an eclectic concert of powerful and adventurous music by one of the most accomplished orchestras in North Texas. Tickets, priced from $8 to $40, are available at 214-528-7747 or GDYO’s website.

BRISKET BASH — The annual Brisket Bash fundraiser will be March 21st in the Lamar cafeteria. Make plans to attend and enjoy a night of music and food. There will be a silent auction for anyone interested.

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.

* Thursday 2/27 Full Orchestra UIL
* Tuesday 3/5 4:15 – 5:30 Symphonic / Concert TRIP band rehearsal

*** Please go to for a detailed list of all after school rehearsals and schedules***

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier