THE LAST NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR! – This is it! After this email I will be “rolling over” the Charms account into next school year. Seniors will become alumni, juniors become seniors, etc. To all the seniors, thank you so much for a great year. You have put in thousands of hours of practice, made lasting friends and been role models for the younger students. Your legacy will live on!
END OF YEAR PROCESS – At this point, all tuxes and dresses should have been turned in. Instruments are being checked in and out, see Mr. Bibb for details. Band fees are due tomorrow.
MARCHING BAND FUNDAMENTALS CAMP – The marching band season starts this Wednesday, 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. We will be marching from 8:00-9:30, section time 9:30 to 10:00 and music rehearsal 10:00-12:00.
STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL – Congratulations to Hestler Hernandez and Chaz Osborn on earning a division 1 medal on their solos in Austin this past weekend! Congrats to Adam Dickey on receiving the silver medal for his solo.
GRADUATION BAND – Graduation band will practice Tuesday and Thursday this week 3:30-5:00. On Saturday, we will meet at Lamar to warm-up at 5:00pm. Graduation starts at 8:00pm. All students will ride the bus to and from UTA college park. We hope to be back at Lamar by 10:30pm.
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/
COLOR GUARD – Color guard camp is June 6-10 at Lamar.
LEADERSHIP – Leadership camp deposits and applications are due May 31st. http://www.tamuc.edu/
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
BAND CALENDAR – www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
BAND BLOG – lamarbandnews.wordpress.com
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday May 31 1:30-3:00 Graduation band rehearsal
Wednesday June 1 8:00-noon Marching band fundamentals camp
Thursday June 2 8:00-noon Marching band fundamentals camp
Thursday June 2 1:30-3:00 Graduation band rehearsal
Thursday June 2 6:30-8:00 LBBC Board Meeting
Friday June 3 8:00-noon Marching band fundamentals camp
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot