Announcements 2/20/2017

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 –

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.

Text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Nashville Trip – @vfndnash

Social Media

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