PICNIC IN THE PARK – Picnic in the park is this Saturday. The booster club has been working on this event since last August. We hope to see all families from Lamar, Shackelford and Nichols in the audience. This is a festive event with many activities. Students will be performing constantly. We want all students to be there the entire time. There are many raffles and other announcements that will take place towards the end of the event.
Lamar band students will wear the summer uniform polo and khaki shorts. No hats and wear whatever shoes / sandals you feel like wearing.
Jazz 2 and concert band need to be ready for warm up and 1:30.
Symphonic band will be ready for warm up at 2:30
Jazz 1 will be ready for warm up at 3:30
Wind Symphony will be ready for warm up at 3:45
SOLO FESTIVAL – High school students who made a division 1 or 2 rating will be performing their solo this Saturday to win scholarship money from the booster club. Jr High students will be competing as well. They will earn division ratings and a medal for div. 1’s.
FEES – It is important that all fees are fully paid. Final fines & fees list go to the front office in a couple weeks. Senior fees are past due. All band & guard fees must be paid by May 31st. You can now pay online with a credit card. Be aware, there is a service fee for doing it this way. https://arlington.revtrak.net/
FULL ORCHESTRA – Remember, we have rehearsal on MONDAY from 3:00-4:30. Come to rehearsal with your music prepared.
JAZZ BAND – Great job LHS jazz bands on a fine concert this past Tuesday. CD’s will be produced asap. Jazz 1 will be performing this Tuesday at the AISD Service & Retirement Banquet.
PERCUSSION – Great job LHS percussion on a fine concert this past Thursday. CD’s will be produced asap.
COLOR GUARD – Congrats to the 30+ students who made the 2016 Pride of Lamar Color Guard! This will be by far the biggest and most talented color guard to date!
LEADERSHIP – There will be a short field leader meeting on Tuesday at 3pm. All section leaders, field assistants, drum majors, drum captain and color guard captains.
MARCHING BAND – The marching band season starts June 1st! We will be hosting a fundamentals camp from 8:00am-noon June 1-3 at Lamar / Cravens. ALL 2016-2017 students will participate. Yes, that means the new freshmen and ALL upperclassmen. A summer calendar will be sent out soon.
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
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BAND CALENDAR – www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
BAND BLOG – lamarbandnews.wordpress.com
THE WEEK AHEAD
Thursday May 19 9:30-10:30 LHS Senior Awards Assembly
Thursday May 19 7:00-8:30 LHS Orchestra Concert
Saturday May 21 8:00-noon LHS Band Cluster Solo Festival
Saturday May 21 2:00-5:00 Picnic in the Park @ Nichols
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “In the end, we only regret the chance we didn’t take.” – anonymous