Announcements 2/17/16

WINTERGUARD – The winterguard students are doing a fundraiser to help with the costs of their season. From transportation, to flags, to costumes to the new tarp, we need help to keep going. Follow this link to see how easy it is to contribute. Send it out to friends and family. Use social media. It’s easy.


SECTIONALS – We jump back into sectionals this week.

Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2

Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 Full Orchestra

Tuesday, 4:00-4:45 Symphonic Band WW’s

Tuesday, 4:45-5:30 Symphonic Band Brass

Wednesday, 3:00-3:45 Wind Symphony WW’s

Wednesday, 3:45-4:30 Wind Symphony Brass

Thursday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2

Thursday, 4:30-6:30 Percussion Ensemble


FULL ORCHESTRA – The LHS Symphony Orchestra (full orch) will perform this Thursday evening at Martin HS for pre-UIL. Students will provide their own transportation, arrive at 5:00 and perform at 6:00. The performance is open to the public.


UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE – Students playing a solo must turn in a copy of their piano part ASAP! We will start practicing with the pianists this week. Students should have already paid their solo & ensemble fees, $12.50 per event. Ensembles must be practicing together at least twice a week.


SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR – We will have brass & woodwind ensemble classes again next fall. Students should just enroll in the corresponding A day class for now and the appropriate B day class. We will send correct A day classes to counselors after auditions in May.


SPRING TRIP – The final payment for the spring trip is due. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Lang.


CHALLENGES – The directors encourage the students to challenge for chair rankings to help push each other to achieve more as musicians. Therefore, the challenge forms will be available Monday-Wednesday. On Wednesday the directors will take up the forms and assign challenge music which will be distributed in class on Friday. The challenges will occur the following Monday during class.


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

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Wednesday    Feb 17        during school        Marine’s presentation w/ Sgt. Smiley

Thursday    Feb 18        5:007:00        Pre-UIL Full Orchestra @ Martin