Announcements 6/14/12

Viking Band Weekly Announcements 6/14/12

SUMMER UNIFORMS — Anybody who needs a new summer uniform should contact the band office immediately so that an order can be placed for you. The new summer uniform polo’s will be a dry-fit material and we will carry womens and mens shirts this year. Call the band office 682-867-7006 or email Mr. Lang

CONGRATULATIONS — Keegan Peck was selected as a UIL OUTSTANDING PERFORMER at the 2012 state solo & ensemble contest. “Of the approximately 90,000 students participating in the regional UIL music contests and the 24,000 musicians who performed at TSSEC, only 252 students earned the distinguished honor of being recognized as an OUTSTANDING PERFORMER. This achievement is truly a mark of musical excellence.” Be sure to ask him about is big state champion medal.

PARENT MEETING — On Monday July 2nd, we will be having a parent meeting in the band hall at 7pm. This is an informational meeting regarding the 4th of July parade, as well as August band camp. We would love to see as many parents as possible at this meeting.

CHARMS ACCESS — Our online database is rolled over to the new school year. If you have never logged onto charms, I encourage you to do so and be sure the information is correct. We have a new function for the aspiring young composers out there. Full featured “Noteflight” is included in your Lamar band charms account. This is a music notation program that many of our students already use for music theory. Feel free to play around with this excellent music software.
For those new to the Lamar band, I have attached a .jpg of what the user interface looks like. To get to your account, go to Choose ENTER from the menu and select parent/student. From there, you will need to put in lamarband (one word and lowercase). After that, the student password SHOULD be the school ID number. If that doesn’t work, contact Mr. Lang (

TMEA ALL-STATE MUSIC — The etude books for next year’s TMEA audition music have been announced. The list can be found at The specific etudes will be announced July 19th on the same website.

MARCHING SEASON VIDEOS — At the banquet we were handing out DVD-R Data disks with recordings from several marching band events. Please keep in mind; these are Data disks not videos. They will only play on a computer once you have opened the disk in your computers file browser. If you did not pick one up or it isn’t working, you can go to the following website to download the videos. When you get a chance, please thank Mark Breedlove and the LBBC for making these videos available.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — It is time to start looking ahead. We are in need of volunteers for many different band activities like the 4th of July Parade that will be here before you know it. If you are willing to help, please contact Linda Nichols at . Tell her the types of activities you can help with….. Water service, Food service, Chaperone, Equipment repair, Donations, and much more; WE NEED YOU! We have a huge need right now to find individuals who have a truck with a class IV hitch and some experience pulling trailers. Each year for the 4th of July and throughout football season we need drivers to pull our equipment trailers. Please get in touch soon, the need for help will be here before you know it.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES — Check the band calendar online frequently to keep up with scheduled events. The most up to date calendar can always be found on the website at

* Sunday 6/17 — 6/21 — TAMU-C Leadership Camp
* Tuesday 6/19 noon to 3pm — Percussion rehearsal

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche