Announcements 7-11-13

PARADE — The parade was a great success! The directors are very proud of the students and we have received many compliments. The band facebook page has a link to a video that has a couple shots of the band. Also, a big thanks to Mr. Brawner for posting the photos he took during the parade. They can be seen on the band website or the band flicker account.
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DRUM CORPS SHOW — Three Lamar band alumni will be performing with three different drum corps’ at the Denton drum corps show July 18th. I strongly encourage all band students to attend this incredible event. If you don’t know what drum corps is, go to for more info. Tickets are $25 and the performances start at 7:00pm. Most of the leadership team is going to the show. Contact your section leader for more info. The band calendar has an address and further details.

HANDBOOK AND FEES — The updated band handbook is available on the band website under the forms & links section. The new fee form will be uploaded soon. I have attached the fee form to this email. Please have all forms filled out and payment ready on Aug. 3rd. A notary will be available at registration (Aug. 3) to sign/stamp the medical form.

DRUM MAJORS — The drum majors, Maggie Borton, Lindsay Lehman and Phil Nickols, recently attended the SASI leadership camp at UNT. The three Lamar drum majors won the “Best General Effect” award for their salute! Congratulations to Maggie Borton on being selected for the top award of the week, the John Wooden award. She was selected from over 200 drum majors. She truly represented Lamar with Pride!

NEW TEXT PROGRAM — All band text messages are now being sent through Remind101. For information about how to sign up, contact Mr. Lang.

* Tuesday 7/16 12:00-5:00 Battery Percussion Rehearsal
* Thursday 7/18 7:00pm Drum Corps Show @ Denton ISD
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred in sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and …who, at worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” — Teddy Roosevelt, 1910