Announcements 5/27/2017

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, 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. Students will have a blind audition for specific directors. If you have conflicts with scheduled times, contact a different director than the one assigned to judge you.

Lang = Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets

Carlton = Oboes, Bass Clarinets, Saxes, French Horns

Bibb = Trombones, Euphoniums, Tubas


May 30th – 3:00pm to 5:30pm – Flutes, Oboes, Saxes, Trombones

May 31st – 3:00pm to 6:00pm – Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Trumpets, F Horns, Euphoniums, Tubas


Color Guard – I am excited to announce that we have hired a new color guard director! We had many applications and resumes sent in. We even had very talented individuals from California and Illinois with incredible resumes apply to teach the Pride of Lamar color guard! I will introduce the director of the color guard program on Tuesday at 5:00pm. All guard students must attend and parents are welcome & encouraged to join us in the meet and greet. We will not have practice on Wednesday, I had to cancel it due to final exams starting on Thursday. Guard students will have study hall during B day classes next week.


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.


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Stay Connected –

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Text to 81010 with the following message:

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Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

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Social Media

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FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band


CALENDAR calendar




Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, May 30 3:00pm-5:30pm Fall Bands Audition

Wednesday, May 31 3:00pm-6:00pm Fall Bands Audition

Sunday, June 4th 3:00pm-8:00pm Full Orchestra Graduation Performance



Memorial Day!



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



No Sectionals



1:30pm-3:00pm Graduation Orchestra Rehearsal



Last Day of School!



Quote of the Week – “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney