Announcements 7/2/2017

Parade Practice – Monday is our final rehearsal before the big parade. We start at 7:00am. We plan on ending at about 10:45am. Students must bring their water jugs to rehearsals, wear sunscreen, wear comfortable clothing for practicing outside, and athletic shoes for marching.

Tuesday – Students meet at the large UTA parking lot between 7:15-7:30am. We are entry 63 (the third AISD band in the parade). We will likely be done around 10:45am. The links below should give you all the info you need. If not, send me an email.

My presentation from the meeting –

Arlington 4th website –

Parade Route & Map –

Summer Uniform – During the hot summer months of band, we wear a “summer uniform” in place of the full marching band uniform that we wear most of the fall. The first performance in this uniform will be the July 4th Independence Day Parade. The white polo is embroidered with our LB logo and is $20. The cap has Lamar Band embroidered and is $10. All students must have these by the 4th of July parade. If you have questions email and myself

Students must acquire on their own the rest of the summer uniform. The shorts will need to be khaki shorts (NOT cargo) that are about 9 inches long or more. Some examples are offered in the following links. The students should wear a solid brown or black belt. Shoes should be mostly white athletic shoes and socks should be short white socks.

EXAMPLES (exact brands NOT required)

Shorts (men) –

Shorts (women) –

Shoes (women) –

Shoes (men) –

Summer Dates – I have attached the summer events calendar to this email. It looks busier than it really is. Please read it carefully. If you have questions, please let feel free to contact me.

Show Music Download – I have uploaded sheet music and midi audio files to Charms. All students have access to download. Do NOT share with non Lamar band students. Copyrights are pending. For educational use only.

Quote of the Week – “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, July 3 7:00-11:00 Parade Practice

Tuesday, July 4 7:00-12:00 Arlington 4th of July Parade

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