Jazz Band – The jazz band competed Saturday at the UTA jazz festival. They had a great performance and learned a lot from the clinicians and judges. They perform for the PTA Founders Day Banquet this Tuesday.
Winterguard – The varsity winterguard performed this past Saturday at the WGI Dallas Regional. Lamar placed 2nd in their prelims round and advanced to a WGI finals for the first time in school history.
Sectionals – See the sectional schedule below. If you have an excused absence, parents must contact a director by email, written note or phone call.
Eligibility – Teachers will finalize grades on Tuesday after school. Students will gain/lose eligibility on Friday at 2:50pm. We hope all students have an exemplary grade report, but if not, the band staff and band council will be working with any students needing help by offering study hall and tutoring.
Solo & Ensemble – Contest is this Saturday. Specific times will be posted Tuesday. Students owe $12.50 per event. This needs to be taken care of before Feb. 25th. The piano accompanist fees are due the day of the event. Mrs. Carroll, our accompanist charges $45 for rehearsals and performance combined. She is a professional pianist and this is a standard fee for accompanying instrumental solos.
Spring Trip – Payments are due for February.
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
Events (the week ahead)
Tuesday, February 21 3:30pm-6:00pm Soloist practice w/Mrs Carroll
Tuesday, February 21 5:30pm-6:30pm Jazz 1 performance at PTA banquet @PDC
Thursday, February 23 10:30am-10:00pm Eat @ Blaze Pizza fundraiser
Friday, February 24 3:30pm-5:00pm Soloist practice w/Mrs Carroll
Saturday, February 25 All Day UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest @ AHS
Saturday, February 25 All Day Winterguard @ NTCA Byron Nelson HS
Sectionals – Changes to the norm are in bold
6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony trumpets
3:00pm-4:00pm Freshmen flutes
4:00pm-5:00pm Freshmen low brass
5:00pm-6:00pm Jazz combo
6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony French horns
3:00pm-4:00pm Freshmen woodwinds (minus flutes)
3:00pm-4:00pm Wind Symphony clarinets
4:00pm-5:00pm Symphonic woodwinds
5:00pm-6:00pm Symphonic brass
3:00pm-4:00pm Jazz (Carlton will announce at the beginning of the week)
3:00pm-4:00pm Wind Symphony tubas and euphoniums
4:00pm-5:00pm Wind Symphony trombones
4:00pm-5:00pm Percussion (Sacrificial Rite)
6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony flutes
Quote of the Week – “Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.” – John Heider, Tao of Leadership