Announcements 5/21/2017

Concerts – What a week! I don’t know how to thank everyone for all that they contributed all week long. From our spring concert, to Viking Thunder, to full orchestra concert, solo & ensemble contest, and of course Picnic in the Park, SO much happened and went so well. Thank you to ALL!


Auditions – Fall band auditions will take place May 30th and 31st after school. Students will perform the 12 major scales full range, a short etude (assigned this week), and progressive sight reading. This will place students in the Wind Symphony (Varsity) and Symphonic Band (Non-Varsity) concert bands. This also ranks them so we can assign parts for the marching band.


End of Year – Over the next two weeks, the band directors will be doing a lot of end of year tasks. Students need to turn in tuxes, dresses, instruments, and other school items by the due dates. Students will be able to check out instruments to practice over the summer. Mr. Bibb must do a full inventory of all Lamar property before we can check everything back out.


Summer Dates – I have attached the summer events calendar to this email. It looks busier than it really is. Please read it carefully. If you have questions, please let feel free to contact me.


Mattress Sale – Share this video with friends, family, neighbors, heck EVERYONE! If you have the  “Next Door” social media app, please share on their as well as facebook, etc.


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, May 20 2:00pm-5:00pm Picnic in the Park @ Lamar HS

Tuesday, May 23 7:00pm-8:00pm Nichols Jr. High Band Spring Concert



5:00pm-7:00pm Drumline Auditions



3:00pm-4:30pm Graduation Orchestra Rehearsal



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Quote of the Week – “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson