Announcements 6/26/2017

Parade Practice – This Thursday we will begin rehearsals for the 4th of July parade. On Thursday and Friday we will rehearse in the evenings from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. On Saturday and Monday, we will rehearse from 7:00am to 11:00am. Students must bring their water jugs to rehearsals, wear sunscreen, wear comfortable clothing for practicing outside, and athletic shoes for marching.

Summer Uniform – During the hot summer months of band, we wear a “summer uniform” in place of the full marching band uniform that we wear most of the fall. The first performance in this uniform will be the July 4th Independence Day Parade. The white polo is embroidered with our LB logo and is $20. The cap has Lamar Band embroidered and is $10. All students must have these by the 4th of July parade. If you have questions email tcarlton@aisd.net and myself dlang@aisd.net.

Students must acquire on their own the rest of the summer uniform. The shorts will need to be khaki shorts (NOT cargo) that are about 9 inches long or more. Some examples are offered in the following links. The students should wear a solid brown or black belt. Shoes should be mostly white athletic shoes and socks should be short white socks.

EXAMPLES (exact brands NOT required)

Shorts (men) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-Dickies-Men-s-13-Twill-Shorts/22959278

Shorts (women) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-Dickies-Women-s-Relaxed-Stretch-Twill-Short/43848686?variantFieldId=actual_color#about-item

Shoes (women) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/AVIA-Women-s-Achieve-II-Walking-Shoe/50922252?variantFieldId=actual_color

Shoes (men) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Avia-Men-s-Solution-Athletic-Shoe/54791653?variantFieldId=actual_color

Parent Meeting – I have scheduled a parent meeting on June 29th at 7:00pm in the band room. Topics will include the 4th of July parade, August band camp, and a preview of the fall semester.

Color Guard – We will have a mandatory parent meeting for all color guard students on Thursday June 29th at 8:00pm. We will meet in the cafeteria. This is following the first day of parade practice. If for some reason you are unable attend, please let Ms. Midori know.

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.

Show Music Download – I have uploaded sheet music and midi audio files to Charms. All students have access to download. Do NOT share with non Lamar band students. Copyrights are pending. For educational use only.

Quote of the Week – “Well begun is half done.” – Greek Proverb

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, June 27 1:00-5:30 Tuesday Sectionals & Rehearsal (inside music only)

Thursday, June 29 4:00-8:00 Parade Practice

Thursday, June 29 7:00-8:00 Parent Meeting in the band room

Thursday, June 29 8:00-9:00 Color Guard Parent Meeting in the cafeteria

Friday, June 30 4:00-8:00 Parade Practice

Saturday, July 1 7:00-11:00 Parade Practice

Monday, July 3 7:00-11:00 Parade Practice

Tuesday, July 4 7:00-12:00 Arlington 4th of July Parade

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