Announcements 4-17-13

UIL — The directors would like to express our appreciation to the booster club for all of their hard work decorating the band hall and feeding the students. We couldn’t do it without you! We would also like to congratulate the students on all of their efforts this UIL season. While the scores may not reflect what we intended to achieve, we can all be proud that we performed our very best this week and that we are the Pride of Lamar!

CAR WASH — A big thank to Beth Kinman and the entire LBBC and all the parents who volunteered for our car wash this past Saturday. We washed 319 cars and had over $2000 in donations! The pledges are due this Friday.

TAKS – Next week we will take our TAKS tests. The attached .pdf outlines the bell schedule for the week.

COLOR GUARD — The color guard will be wrapping up their auditions today and will continue to recruit and rehearse throughout the remainder of the school year. The new members are excited to be a part of the Viking marching band!

SCHOLARSHIPS — The LBBC scholarship forms are now available. These are for seniors going to college this fall. Information is on the band web site, Download and print the forms. They must be received by Mr. Lang no later than midnight April 22, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Call at 817-692-5764, or Steve Brawner at 817-996-7495

SPRING TRIP MEETING — We will have the parent/student meeting this Thursday at 7:00pm in the auditorium. If any medical information has changed since we turned in medical forms in August, please be ready to adjust the information on the form or bring a new notarized form to the meeting. We will also hand out the spring trip T-Shirts and go over the available details during this short meeting. Hotel info –

TEXT PROGRAM — With all the events coming up this spring, including the trip, more and more info will be sent via the text system. If you haven’t already signed up for 90210, please do so. Just send a text to 90210 and type “lamar band” in the message. You will then be signed up to receive occasional texts from the band directors.

BYOT — The district has started a “Bring Your Own Technology” to school policy. Students that turn in a signed form will get a sticker to attach to their ID allowing them to use their technology at appropriate times. We would like all band students with iPhones to download the free “Charms” app. It is a very handy way to record their assignments, check the assignment folders and many other features. The band staff also encourages all band students with smart phones to download a metronome & tuner app. We STRONGLY encourage the “Tonal Energy” app. This is an amazing innovation that band directors across the state have adopted. See it here…
* Thursday 4/18 3:00-4:30 Jazz 2 rehearsal (ALL jazz 2 students)
* Thursday 4/18 7:00-8:00 Spring Trip Meeting
* Monday 4/22 all day TAKS testing (schedule attached)
* Monday 4/22 11:59pm Senior scholarship application due
* Tuesday 4/23 3:00-4:15 Concert/Symphonic Trip band rehearsal
* Wednesday 4/24 3:00-4:30 Wind Symphony Trip band rehearsal
* Thursday 4/25 4:15-5:30 Concert/Symphonic Trip band rehearsal
* Thursday 4/25 6:00-? Spring Trip Luggage check in
* Friday 4/26 4:00am Spring Trip departs!
*** Please go to for a detailed list of all after school rehearsals and schedules***
QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.” – Thomas Chandler Haliburton