Announcements 3/26/2017

Jazz Band – Congrats to the both jazz bands on a very busy Friday and Saturday. Both groups had excellent performance at their respective festivals. Jazz 2 competed as a varsity group at the Coyote jazz festival and placed 5 out of 10. Great job J2!

At the Tarleton State Jazz Festival, the jazz combo earned the “outstanding overall combo” award and Chris Lopez-Perez won the “outstanding trombone player” award! Jazz 1 earned the “Best Overall 6A band” and “Overall Band”. Congratulations on this incredible achievement!


Winterguard – Congrats Lamar High School JV Winterguard “Blue” on your performance this past Saturday at the NTCA Championship at Marcus HS! Lamar had a fantastic run of “Down to the Wire”. The final performance earned them a Division 1 rating. Their score of 77.3 beat Arlington HS Varsity, Juan Seguin Varsity and Sam Houston Varsity.


Sectionals – We have made some changes to sectionals for the remainder of the UIL preparation season. These are all very important rehearsals as we continue to strive for exemplary performances from all three concert bands. Parents must email or call with any conflicts that may arise.


Spring Trip – Mandatory student/parent meeting on March 28th at 7:00pm. Payments for March were due on the 17th. The last payment is April 3rd, but early payments are always appreciated! All students need to have a signed “Permission to Travel” form for this specific trip. Forms available in the band office.


UIL – The UIL itineraries will be out later this week. We are very close to the big day(s). To achieve our goals of division one ratings, every student must work hard to continue to develop consistency. Let’s push harder than ever to our achieve a great accomplishment!

Parents, please help us by making sure every student has a dress / tux that is tailored if necessary. They should also be pressed before April 10th. If a student is missing a bow tie, please let Mr. Carlton know ASAP!


Save the Date – June 17th we will bring back the Lamar band mattress sale fundraiser! A few years back we did our first mattress sale with great success. It’s time once again to set up a mattress store in the band room. DON’T BUY A MATTRESS UNTIL JUNE! See the attached flyer.


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)

Monday, March 27 Morning Clinic with Mr. Myers during band classes

Tuesday, March 28 7:00pm Spring Trip Final Meeting

Wednesday, March 29 Morning Clinic with Mr. Musser during band classes

Thursday, March 30 6:00pm-8:00pm PastaPalooza! @ Lamar cafeteria

Friday, March 31 Morning Clinic with Mr. Evans during band classes

Saturday, April 1 all day NTCA Winterguard Championship for Lamar Varsity


Sectionals – Changes to the norm are in bold


3:00pm-4:00pm Freshmen High Brass

3:00pm-4:00pm Wind Symphony Saxes & BCl

3:45pm-4:30pm Trip Band Full Orchestra

4:00pm-5:00pm Freshmen Flutes

5:00pm-7:00pm Drumline Auditions



6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony trumpets

3:00pm-4:30pm Freshmen FULL BAND

4:30pm-6:00pm Wind Symphony FULL BAND



6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony French horns

3:00pm-4:00pm Wind Symphony clarinets

4:00pm-5:30pm Symphonic Band FULL BAND


6:45am-7:20am Jazz 2 sectional

3:00pm-4:00pm Jazz Combo

3:00pm-4:00pm Wind Symphony Low Brass

4:00pm-5:00pm Percussion?



6:45am-7:30am Wind Symphony flutes


Quote of the Week – “Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing