Announcements 2/28/16

SMART MUSIC – Some of the assignments for the 5th six weeks will come from SmartMusic. We have 9 computers with a SmartMusic subscription in the band room. If students would like their own personal accounts for practice and recording at home, you are welcome to look into purchasing that subscription based service on your own. To create your free account for use at Lamar, go to the following link. Students will also be able to “enroll” in the correct band class.

Wind Symphony –

Symphonic Band –

Concert Band –


UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE – The Lamar band had a very successful day this past Saturday at UIL Region Solo & Ensemble Contest. 22 of the LHS entries received a division 1 rating. We also had 4 soloists and 3 ensembles advance to the state level of competition. Congrats Viking musicians on the self-discipline and intrinsic motivation it takes to work up a solo/ensemble for contest! Anyone who received a 1 will be exempt from the technical objectives this six weeks. See the attached list of students earning a division 1 rating.


WINTERGUARD -The winterguards performed this past weekend at Wakeland HS in Frisco. The performances were excellent and the students represented Lamar with class and superior character. The JV winterguard (Lamar Blue) placed 6th in their classification and beat Arlington HS. The Varsity winterguard placed 3rd in their classification and outscored Martin once again. For a complete recap of schools and scores, check out the NTCA website.

Big thanks to Mrs. Fliger, and Mr. and Mrs. VanZandt for chaperoning, driving the equipment trailer and generally being amazing parents this past weekend with the winterguards!

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.


JAZZ ENSEMBLES -The Lamar jazz bands will perform at the Weatherford College Coyote Jazz Festival this Friday. Jazz I and Jazz 2 will meet at 6:30am for rehearsal on Friday morning. Jazz 1 wears khakis, white shirt and blue blazer (we supply the tie). Jazz 2 all black, no jeans. We leave and load at 7am.

Big thanks to Mr. VanZandt for driving the trailer for jazz band.


Monday, 3:00-5:00 Percussion Ensemble

Monday, 5:00-7:00 Drumline Auditions

Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2 (saxes be ready for groovin hard)

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, 6:50am AJ, Melissa, Keenan, Vanessa and Elijah (possibly others) to work on Chanteys solo section

Wednesday, no WS sectionals due to full orchestra UIL

Thursday, 3:15-4:30 Jazz 2

Thursday, 4:30-6:30 Percussion Ensemble


FULL ORCHESTRA – Full orchestra has UIL this Wednesday. Students are dismissed to lunch at 10:45am. The performance is at 2:20 and we should be back at Lamar by 4:45.


FUTURE LEADERS – Any students who is interested in any level of leadership for next year must attend a short meeting this Thursday 2:45-3:15. The directors will discuss the process for earning a leadership position.


SPRING TRIP – The spring trip final meeting is March 24th at 7:00pm. All students that are going to NYC must attend with a parent/guardian.


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

BAND FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band





Wednesday    Mar 2        10:45am-4:45pm    Full Orchestra UIL

Wednesday    Mar 2        6:30pm-8:00pm        LBBC Board Meeting (open to all parents)

Thursday    Mar 3        2:45pm-3:15pm        Future leader meeting

Friday        Mar 4        All Day            Coyote Jazz Festival

Monday    Mar 7        6:00pm-8:00pm        Back To Lamar Open House

Tuesday    Mar 8        7:00pm8:00pm        Percussion Recording Concert