Transition – Last night we graduated our seniors at College Park Center on the UTA campus. It was great to see our dedicated band students walk the stage. In my mind, that officially ends the 2016-2017 school year. Tomorrow we start the 2017-2018 school year at 8:00am. The band staff is very excited to get to work with the newest students as well as the upperclassmen. We will be marching outside at 8:00am and then come inside to check out instruments and pass out music. Students need to bring a water bottle, athletic shoes, cool & comfortable clothing, and of course instruments. We will check out school instruments to those who don’t already own their own personal instrument.
Mattress Sale – Keep talking about the event! We have a couple weeks until our big day!
Join the event on facebook and share! This is one of the most useful tools we have to advertise. http://bit.ly/beds4lamar
Share this video with friends, family, neighbors, heck EVERYONE! If you have the “Next Door” social media app, please share on their as well as facebook, etc. https://youtu.be/dtWPNME9W2w
Auditions – Upperclassmen have auditioned for their fall band placement. They will be in Wind Symphony or Symphonic Band. All freshmen will be in Freshman Band on A days. All students will be in Brass, Woodwind, or Percussion ensemble classes on B days. I will send a list of assignments to the counselors. Band is a doubled blocked, year long course. It is co-curricular with marching band meaning the after school rehearsals and performances are tied to attendance and grades in the A day band classes.
Color Guard – I am excited to announce that we have hired a new color guard director! We had many applications and resumes sent in. We even had very talented individuals from California and Illinois with incredible resumes apply to teach the Pride of Lamar color guard! I will introduce the director of the color guard program on Tuesday at 5:00pm. All guard students must attend and parents are welcome & encouraged to join us in the meet and greet. We will not have practice on Wednesday, I had to cancel it due to final exams starting on Thursday. Guard students will have study hall during B day classes next week.
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.
Events (the week ahead)
Monday-Friday, June 5-9 6:00pm-9:00pm Color Guard Practice
Tuesday, June 6 8:00am-12:00pm Marching Band Camp
Wednesday, June 7 8:00am-12:00pm Marching Band Camp
Thursday, June 8 8:00am-12:00pm Marching Band Camp
Text to 81010 with the following message:
Lamar Band – @lamarband
Color Guard – @lamarguard
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
TWITTER – @VikingBand
INSTAGRAM – @lamarband
FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band