Announcements 2/21/16

UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE – All students must have the original copy of their music when the perform at UIL. We will collect and bring all school owned copies with us and they will be available in the AHS library all day. We will have our 2nd and final piano practice this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students should have already paid their solo & ensemble fees, $12.50 per event. Ensembles must be practicing together at least twice a week. UIL schedule and piano practice times are attached.


WINTERGUARD -The Winterguards will perform this weekend at Wakeland HS in Frisco. Itinerary attached.

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 – This week is similar to last week. Full orchestra, percussion and jazz 2 are normal days/times.

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


FULL ORCHESTRA – The full orchestra did a great job last Thursday at pre-UIL. Wish them luck at UIL.


SPRING TRIP – The final payment for the spring trip is past 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.


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.


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

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Tuesday    Feb 23        5:00pm-7:30pm        Piano accompanist practice w/Schoppe

Wednesday    Feb 24        3:30pm-7:00pm        Piano accompanist practice w/Carroll

Saturday    Feb 27        8:00am-3:00pm        UIL Solo & Ensemble @ Arlington HS

Saturday    Feb 27        9:30am11:00pm    Winterguard contest @ Wakeland HS