Announcements 7-16-14

FORMS – There are various forms that either AISD, LHS, UIL or AMEP require every year. The Lamar band directors always try to keep it as simple as possible. The forms are attached to this email. Feel free to print, read and sign these forms. The medical form must be notarized. This can be done in person at our “Get Fit Day’ on August 2nd. All forms can be turned in at that time. If you have any questions, please contact a director.


SUMMER UNIFORMS – Another order will be placed on Aug 2nd at “Get Fit Day”.


DRUM CORPS SHOWS – Drum Corps International will have two performances in north Texas this month. The band staff strongly encourages everyone to go enjoy one of these amazing performances. There are former Lamar band students performing in these drum corps. Go cheer them on! The Denton show is July 17 and Dallas on July 21. For more info, go to


SUMMER BAND CAMP – There are many band activities scheduled during the summer. Students are expected to attend all activities. Failure to do so will affect the students standing in the marching band next fall. For students in summer school or on previously planned family vacations, a note from a parent/ guardian will excuse that student so that they remain in good standing. However, when students miss rehearsals, it is often very difficult to catch up, particularly when we are learning drill to the competition show in August. Even with an excused absence, students who miss the August summer band rehearsals will be starting very far behind and are subject to starting in an alternate or JV position.


AUGUST 1ST – On August 1 we will start with a new member and leadership rehearsal.


AUGUST 2ND – On Saturday Aug. 2nd, we will have our annual “Get Fit Day”. I will be sending out forms to be filled out and turned in. We will have a notary available to sign the medical form. This is an important day for all parents to attend. More details to come.


PERCUSSION – Rehearsals are going great! The drumline and pit percussionists are practicing from 9:00am – 4:00pm July 14-18. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00. See Mr. Bibb for more details.


COLOR GUARD –  This Saturday July 19th the guard will have a practice from 8:30-12:30. Then, later in the month, July 28-31 the guard will hold a camp to prepare for the fall. Rehearsals will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm with an hour break for lunch.


VIDEOS FROM LAST YEAR – The band videographer, Mark Breedlove, has provided incredible videos all year long. These videos are available for download now. Follow this link info to go check it out.

Password: VFND2013


BAND CALENDAR – Events are always listed on the band google calendar.


REMIND – Remind101 is now called Remind. Nothing else has changed. I will continue to use it for mass texting to the band as well as small groups. For the Lamar Band texts, send a text to 469-643-4593 and put @lamarband as the text info.



Monday – Friday    7/14 – 7/18        9:00-4:00    Drumline camp (battery & pit)

Thursday        7/17            7:00pm        Drum Corps in Denton

Saturday        7/19            8:30-12:30    Color Guard rifle camp

Monday        7/21            7:00pm        Drum Corps in Dallas


QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Well begun is half done.” – Greek Proverb