THE FIRST NEWSLETTER OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR! – I am always excited this time of year when we begin again. Every year is a new Pride of Lamar. New members from the junior highs, new students from other schools, new leaders and new music. So much to be excited about. I hope all the students are pumped up like I am. I also hope the parents are excited about the new year.
This weekly newsletter will usually be sent on Sunday afternoons. The purpose of this weekly communication is to remind students of upcoming events, alert everyone of any changes to plans and celebrate the successes of individuals or groups within the Pride of Lamar. These emails are sent through the Charms database system. Make sure your contact info is up to date. You can also read this same weekly announcement at our blog https://lamarbandnews.
TUESDAY MUSIC SECTIONALS – On Tuesday during the summer, we will have lessons, sectionals and full band practice during the day. Private lessons will occur in the mornings, sectionals from 1:00-4:00 and full band from 4:15-5:30. Here is the excerpt from the summer band calendar:
Brass & Woodwinds
1:00-2:00 Flutes & Low Brass
2:00-3:00 Clarinets & Trumpets
3:00-4:00 Saxes & French Horns
4:15-5:30 Full Band
1:00-3:00 Front Ensemble
FEES – The band fee form is attached to the pdf’s on this email. Fees are due at Get Fit Day on July 30th. If you prefer to make separate payments spaced out over the summer, feel free to do so. Students can put checks, cash or money orders in an envelope and hand deliver it to Mr. Lang in the band office. You can now pay online with a credit card. Be aware, there is a service fee for doing it this way.
COLOR GUARD – Color guard camp is June 6-10 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Lamar.
LEADERSHIP – Leadership camp deposits and applications are due.
STAY CONNECTED – 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 / Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
BAND TWITTER – @VikingBand
BAND INSTA – @lamarband
BAND FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band
BAND CALENDAR – www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
BAND BLOG – lamarbandnews.wordpress.com
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday-Friday June 6-10 8:00am-5:00pm Color Guard Camp #1
Tuesday June 7 1:00pm-5:30pm Tuesday music sectionals
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – anonymous