BAND BANQUET – What a great evening! I’m very proud of all of the award winners, the students and Mr. Hogan had a great time dancing with the DJ and the food and decorations were excellent. Thank you to everyone who helped put it together. Seniors, you are an awesome group of students and very special to me. Frida, Jonathan, Cesar and Arturo have had to deal with me since 6th grade! The Pride of Lamar will miss your leadership but we are proud of you and excited about your futures.
SPRING CONCERT – TOMORROW! Our spring concert is Monday May 9th at 7:00pm in the LHS auditorium. We hope to see everyone there to support the Pride of Lamar in the final stage concert of the year.
WIND SYMPHONY – Assignments are in Smart Music for this six weeks. You need to be in the orchestra room at 5:45pm tomorrow for the concert. Promptness, aesthetics, professionalism and musicianship will all count towards the performance grade.
SYMPHONIC BAND – You need to be in the band room at 5:45pm tomorrow for the concert. Promptness, aesthetics, professionalism and musicianship will all count towards the performance grade.
CONCERT BAND – You need to be on the stage at 6:15pm tomorrow for the concert. Promptness, aesthetics, professionalism and musicianship will all count towards the performance grade.
FULL ORCHESTRA – Remember, we have rehearsal on Tuesday from 3:00-4:30. Come to rehearsal with your music prepared.
JAZZ BAND – This past Saturday Jazz 1 competed at the Northlake Jazz Festival in Irving. Great job on your performance and representing Lamar HS. Results pending. The spring jazz concert is this Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Lamar auditorium. See you there!
PERCUSSION – This Thursday is the annual Viking Thunder concert. The concert begins at 7:00 in the LHS auditorium.
COLOR GUARD – Clinic and auditions are this week. Meet in the band hall, 4:30-6:30. Invite all your friends to come check it out!
PICNIC IN THE PARK – Mark your calendar for May 21st. This will be a celebration of all of the band students 7-12 in the Lamar network. Bands will perform, there will be food trucks, games and lots of fun! Bring the family and don’t forget lawn chairs and sunscreen! ALL band students are required to perform at this very special spring concert!
Monday, 3:00pm Percussion
Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2
Thursday, 3:00-4:00 Jazz 2
LEADERSHIP – Congratulations to those students selected for leadership next fall. The directors and staff are excited about the student leadership team and look forward to a productive summer.
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
Monday May 9 7:00-8:30 Spring Band Concert @ Lamar
Tuesday May 10 7:00-8:30 Spring Jazz Concert @ Lamar
Thursday May 11 7:00-8:30 Viking Thunder Concert @ Lamar
Friday May 12 3:00–6:00 Color Guard Auditions
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard