PARADE CAMP – The 4th of July parade is a very big performance for the Lamar band. ALL STUDENTS including incoming 9th graders, are expected to perform. The four day camp before the parade serves as our chance to evaluate our varsity marching members for the upcoming marching season. We do understand the families take vacations during this time. If the student is in town, we need them in the parade. The parade itself only takes up the morning of the 4th. We are always finished and out of downtown Arlington by noon. We will have more information regarding details of the parade day in the near future. The camp starts Tuesday the 30th and runs through Friday. Rehearsals start promptly at 4:00pm and will end at 8:00pm.
UNIFORMS – We will wear our summer uniforms for the parade and many of the performances this summer/fall. The summer uniform items that are supplied by the band are the polo shirt ($20) and band cap ($10). We have already taken measurements for the freshmen that attended camp and upperclassmen last Tuesday evening. We will order extras of each size so if you didn’t try on the polo shirt, don’t worry, we will have extras. Students will also need plain white athletic shoes, black or brown belt, khaki shorts (with length that meets school dress code), and short white socks, in addition to the hat and shirt obtained through band.
PARENT MEETING – We will hold our annual parent meeting on July 2nd @ 7:30pm in the band hall. At this meeting we will go over the details of the July 4th parade, parent volunteer opportunities for the parade and lots of information regarding marching season.
KROGER REWARDS CARD – We now have a Lamar band booster club account for the community rewards program through Kroger. It is very easy to add LBBC to your Kroger discount card (I just did it in under 5 mins). Go to www.kroger.com and create an account by clicking the big register button on the top right of their screen. After creating the account, you will see an option at the bottom to enroll in community rewards. Click it then use our number 22022. That’s it! If you have trouble or questions, email me, I can send you the long winded version from Kroger.
REMIND – 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
Wind Symphony – @lhsws
Jazz Band – @splanky
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
BAND CALENDAR – www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
BAND BLOG – lamarbandnews.wordpress.com
THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday 6/30-7/3 4:00pm-8:00pm Parade Camp
Saturday 7/4 7:00am-noon Independence Day Parade
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle