Announcements 3/6/15

OPEN HOUSE – Monday is open house at Lamar. It will be a true “open” house as you can go to any teacher you want and it will not start with a meeting in the auditorium. There will be a celebration of 45 years of Lamar in the cafeteria and various parts of the building. There are multiple performances culminating in the main gym with our spring pep rally. The varsity winterguard will perform first at 7:00pm followed by the drumline and marching band. ALL band students must be in the gym at 6:50 with their band polo and jeans. Students will be finished by 7:20. We hope to see all parents at open house and the pep rally.

RESTAURANT NIGHTS – We have two evenings this week to go out to eat and support the Lamar band. Wednesday is Dickey’s BBQ for drumline. Thursday is Fuzzy’s Tacos for Jazz Band. Come out and make sure you let the restaurant know you support the Lamar band programs. We will also have a Picnic in the Park planning meeting at 6:30 at Dickey’s on Wednesday for anyone who wants to be on the planning committee.

WINTERGUARD – The varsity winterguard will perform at the beginning of the pep rally Monday night at 7:00PM. We encourage everyone to come down to the spring pep rally. The drumline and marching band will perform per usual.

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. Only 2 days left!!!

JAZZ ENSEMBLES – Congrats to Mr. Carlton and the Lamar jazz bands on their first festival this year. The 2nd jazz ensemble placed 6th and Jazz 1 ranked 2nd. Fantastic job representing LHS! Big thanks to Mr. VanZandt for driving the trailer for jazz band. Thanks to all the amazing chaperones as well!


Monday, 3:00-5:00 Percussion Ensemble

Monday, 5:00-7:00 Drumline Auditions

Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2 (fundraiser kickoff)

Tuesday, 4:00-4:45 Symphonic Band woodwinds

Tuesday, 4:45-5:30 Symphonic Band Brass

Wednesday, 6:45am-7:20am – Symphonic Band Trumpets

Wednesday, 3:00-3:45 Wind Symphony woodwinds

Wednesday, 3:45-4:30 Wind Symphony Brass

Thursday, 6:45am-7:20am – Symphonic Band Clarinets

Thursday, 3:00-4:15 Jazz 2

Thursday, 4:30-6:30 Percussion Ensemble

FULL ORCHESTRA – Congrats to the full orchestra students on their div 1 ratings at UIL last week. Full orchestra will resume after our band UIL is complete.

FUTURE LEADERS – Students who did not receive the leadership handbook and forms, please see Mr. Lang asap. All leader candidates need to let Mr. Lang know what position they desire to audition for.

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.

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 –

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




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

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

Wednesday     Mar 9        5:00pm-9:00pm        Dickey’s BBQ Fundraiser

Thursday    Mar 10        5:00pm-9:00pm        Fuzzy’s Tacos Fundraiser

Friday        Mar 11        5:00pm-11:00pm    Winterguards @ Sasche

Saturday    Mar 12        All Day            Winterguard @ WGI Denton