Announcements 2/8/16

WINTERGUARD – The Lamar varsity winterguard competed in the Winter Guard International, Dallas Regional this past Saturday. Lamar advanced to finals, finishing in 8th place out of 24 schools and beating Martin! Congrats on a great weekend Viking winterguard!


UIL SOLO & ENSEMBLE – Students playing a solo must turn in a copy of their piano part ASAP! The piano accompanists are wanting to start practicing the music. Parents, please check with your student on the progress of this task. We have about 25 students who need to turn in music still.


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.


TMEA – The band directors will be at the annual clinics & convention in San Antonio this Wed-Fri. Students will have Miss Gebhardt as the substitute teacher. She was our marching tech last fall and a former LHS drum major. She will be running rehearsals and following the lessons plans from each director. Students will be playing their instruments every day. We are looking forward to a very positive report when return from the TMEA convention. While we are gone, no after school practice, except color guard. Also, NO money should be turned in while we are gone unless to the front office bookkeeper at LHS.


GAME NIGHT – Thank you to all who helped make game night a success. The 8th graders had a great time.


SPRING TRIP – The final payment for the spring trip is due. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Lang.


SECTIONALS – The only after-school activities this week will be Tuesday. Full orchestra 3-4:30 and symphonic band sectionals. Mr. Carlton told each section today what time to be here for sectionals.


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.


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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Wednesday    Feb 17        during school        Marine’s presentation w/ Sgt. Smiley

Thursday    Feb 18        TBA            Pre-UIL Full Orchestra @ Martin