Announcements 2/26/2017

Solo & Ensemble – Congratulations to the 18 soloists and 9 ensemble members who received division one medals this past Saturday at UIL Solo & Ensemble contest! Soloists are Hope B, Jon G, Zion K, Tatiana M, Drew H, Megan M, Juan V, Adam D, Kendall F, Elijah H, Juan P, Brooke F, Bryanna F, Ryan F, Dillon L, Braden G, and AJ S. The saxophone ensemble members are Edgar G, Steven N, Melani S, and Jordan S. The brass ensemble members are Austin A, Adam D, Brooke F, Hestler H and Austin A.


Spring Trip – Payments are due for February.


Jazz Band – Next weekend, Lamar will host its first jazz festival. Many schools will be in attendance. All jazz students will be helping out to run the contest smooth. This Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6pm we will host a parent / student meeting. This is a mandatory meeting for all JAZZ students/parents and it should be brief!


Winterguard – The varsity winterguard performed this past Saturday at the NTCA Byron Nelson winterguard competition. They placed 3rd and earned a score of 75.1. I hope everyone gets to see the guards perform before the end of the season. Next weekend would be a perfect opportunity. Both guards perform at Bowie HS, Blue @2:13 and Varsity @8:40.


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 – All band students who have a failing grade on the report card will be attending study hall in the band room to help improve grades in all classes. They will eat lunch first and attend study hall in the band room for the last 20mins.


Eat at Which Wich – Fundraiser this Tuesday at Which Wich in Lincoln Square. We earn 30% between 4-8. Come out and eat a sandwich for the band! Flyer attached.


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)

Saturday, February 25 All Day Winterguard @ NTCA Byron Nelson HS

Tuesday, February 28 4:00pm-8:00pm Eat @ Which Wich

Thursday, March 2 TBA UIL Full Orchestra @ Bowie

Saturday, March 4 All Day Lamar HS Jazz Festival


Sectionals – Changes to the norm are in bold


3:00pm-5:00pm Percussion Ensemble – Spun

3:00pm-4:30pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal

5:00pm-7:00pm Drumline Auditions



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 – “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier