Announcements 7-3-13

LEADERSHIP — The leadership team had a very productive and informative workshop last week. Mr. Ferrito was very pleased with the progress and looks forward to a great marching season.
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

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!

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE — Rehearsals have been fantastic! We have had a great few rehearsals and we are ready for the parade! The weather has been the best ever and we march early in the parade
Itinerary for parade day:
6:30am – equipment trailer arrives
7:00am – ALL students arrive
9:00am – the parade starts
10:15am – approx. time we are finished

PARENT MEETING — Thank you to the 50+ parents that attended the parent meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

PERCUSSION — The TCU percussion ensemble with special guests will be performing at Lamar HS @ 1:00pm on Saturday July 6th. ALL band students are invited and percussion students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend. These percussion ensembles are about to travel to Spain to perform this summer.

NEW TEXT PROGRAM — All band text messages are now being sent through Remind101. For information about how to sign up, contact Mr. Lang.
* Wednesday 7/3 4:00-8:00 Full Marching Band rehearsal
* Thursday 7/4 7:00-10:30 Independence Day Parade