Announcements 6-26-13

LEADERSHIP — The drum majors, field assistants, section leaders, president & vice president will start an intense leadership workshop Thursday June 27th with Mr. Peter Ferrito from Teens to Teams Inc. The directors are very excited about the future leaders of the Lamar band! The drum majors have returned from the SASI drum major camp at UNT. They had an “AMAZING” time.

SONIC CAR HOP FUNDRAISER — Thanks to those who supported the color guard last week. They earned over $390 in donations.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE — We will start rehearsal on July 1st at 8am. The detailed schedule is on the website and at the bottom of this email. Make sure you have your summer uniform. We will be wearing khaki shorts instead of the blue shorts. Make sure you have khaki shorts that are dress code and not frayed or cargo shorts.
For rehearsals you will need the following:
* Water jug
* Sunglasses / hat
* Comfortable shorts
* Tennis shoes or marching shoes
* Music
* Instrument
* Flip book if you have one

PARADE DAY DETAILS — We are #8 of 134 groups in the parade! We are the first marching band this year. We will meet at the UTA parking lot just north Doug Russell street at 7:00am. We should be finished by 10:15am. Students will need to be picked up promptly after we are finished with the parade.

PARENT MEETING — We will hold our annual parent information meeting on Tuesday July 2nd at 7:00pm in the band hall. I will explain the parade and the August marching camp. This is a great time to ask questions about marching season in general.

PERCUSSION — The TCU percussion ensemble with special guests will be performing at Lamar HS @ 1:00pm on Saturday July 6th. ALL band students are invited and percussion students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. These percussion ensembles are about to travel to Spain to perform this summer.

NEW TEXT PROGRAM — All band text messages are now being sent through Remind101. For information about how to sign up, contact Mr. Lang.

* Monday 7/1 8:00-12:00 Full Marching Band rehearsal
* Monday 7/1 4:00-8:00 Full Marching Band rehearsal
* Tuesday 7/2 4:00-8:00 Full Marching Band rehearsal
* Tuesday 7/2 7:00pm Parent meeting in the band hall
* Wednesday 7/3 4:00-8:00 Full Marching Band rehearsal
* Thursday 7/4 7:00-10:30 Independence Day Parade

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi