Announcements 7/13/12

CONDITIONING WEEK – The student leadership is going to lead the 2nd annual conditioning week. From 5 pm-7 pm, July 30, 31 and August 1 & 2, all band members are invited to come and play sports at Craven’s Field. Sports will include football, ultimate frisbee, soccer and capture the flag! It’s going to be a fun way to play outside and get used to the beautiful Texas weather! Drop off and pick up will be in front of Cravens field, remember to bring sunscreen and a jug for water.

MARCHING BAND SHOW (update) — The audio files and sheet music for the entire fall show, New Planet, is now on Charms for download and listening/practicing. Download your part for all 3 movements and start memorizing! Students, I encourage you to practice with the audio file but please do not share this with non-Lamar students. Let’s keep it a secret until our first show!

LEADERSHIP — The drum majors have returned from the SASI drum major camp in Houston and two words were used to describe it, phenomenal and incredible! The leadership team is pumped up and ready to have a great camp in August. Make sure you have checked the schedule online for August camp.

JULY — The month of July the band office will not be open on a regular basis. If you need to contact Mr. Lang, email at or leave a message on the office phone 682-867-7057. The booster club will be sending a summer newsletter in the mail later this month. Also, news and updates will come via the weekly announcements or a Facebook post.

GREAT JOB — The Independence Day Parade was a great success! The students sounded great and marched with pride! Big thanks to all the parents who helped out with water, Gatorade and fruit.

FOR SALE – Fender Spanish Stratocaster Electric guitar, a Fender amp and a Pedal. Contact Ina McManus

SUMMER UNIFORMS (UPDATE!) — We will take any final summer uniform orders at the August 4th band registration date.

CALENDAR CHANGE — The band calendar should reflect a small change/addition in August. We will have a leadership only meeting on Friday Aug. 3rd from 9-1. On Saturday Aug. 4th we will have band registration. This will be the day we will hand out handbooks, forms, booster club registration, charms database updates, fees and students will be fitted for their marching uniforms. Check the band calendar to see what time you/your student should be at the band hall.

TMEA ALL-STATE MUSIC — The etude books for next year’s TMEA audition music have been announced. The list can be found at The specific etudes will be announced July 19th on the same website.

* Tuesday 7/17 noon — 3pm Drumline rehearsal

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change” — Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929