Announcements 3/5/2017

Solo & Ensemble – Congratulations to Ryan Fuhrman. He also advanced to state solo & ensemble contest. The UIL office made a clerical error on his judges sheet.


Spring Trip – Payments for March are due on the 17th. Since that is during spring break, please deliver the payment to Lang’s office before we leave on break. The last payment is April 17th, but early payments are always appreciated! Detailed information will be coming out very soon regarding the trip. It will likely be posted at  the orchestra website


Jazz Band – THANK YOU! Thanks to all the parents and students who worked all day Saturday to run a fantastic inaugural jazz contest here at Lamar! Great job jazz students with all your performances!


Winterguard – Congrats Blue and Varsity on your performances this past Saturday at Bowie HS.


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.


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.


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, March 4 All Day Lamar HS Jazz Festival

Monday, March 6 6:00-8:00 Lamar Open House

Wednesday, March 8 5:00-8:00 Dickey’s BBQ Fundraiser


Sectionals – Changes to the norm are in bold


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

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)

4:00pm-5:00pm                           Wind Symphony Low Brass

4:00pm-5:00pm                           Percussion (Sacrificial Rite)


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


Quote of the Week – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky