Announcements 7/25/12

BAND REGISTRATION DAY — The band will have its annual registration day on Sat. August 4th. This is the opportunity to turn in fees and forms. It is important for students to have a parent/guardian with them to get all forms signed and turned in. To perform in the Lamar band, there are medical forms, travels forms, UIL rules forms and general information forms for us to keep you informed. The booster club will be available with summer uniforms and other band gear. The new thing this year is the checking out of marching band uniforms. We will start registration at 9am with Seniors, 10:30am Juniors, 1pm Sophomores and 2:30pm Freshmen. If you are unable to attend registration day, please come by the band office at your earliest convenience to get all paperwork completed. All forms are attached to this email.

SUMMER BAND CAMP – The summer has been great and I’ve heard from many students who have been practicing and attending music camps. I very excited about the upcoming marching season. We have a great show prepared by our new music arranger Vince Oliver and the drill is well underway by our drill writer Oliver Bullock who will be flying out during camp for a full week of instruction! The staff is gearing up and we look forward to a very busy few weeks of preparation. Students be sure to practice your “box drill scales” before the first day of rehearsal! The rehearsals will start on Monday August 6th and run 8am – 5pm. We will have a lunch break at noon and we expect ALL students to bring a sack lunch to be eaten on campus. The complete rehearsal schedule is online at the google band calendar.

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 entire show is now on charms for you to download. You can download and print your part as well as the audio files. Please practice your part so band camp can be successful.

TMEA ALL-STATE MUSIC (update) — The etude’s have been announced and the list is available on TMEA’s website. Link to the list is here.

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

SUMMER ACTIVITIES — Check the band calendar online frequently to keep up with scheduled events. The most up to date calendar can always be found on the website at

THE WEEK AHEAD * Tuesday 7/30 – 8/3 9am — 4pm Color guard rehearsal * Tuesday 7/31 noon — 3pm Drumline rehearsal * Friday 8/3 9am – 1pm Leadership meeting (Field leaders and band council) * Saturday 8/4 9am – 4pm Band registration and uniform checkout * Monday 8/6 8am Band camp starts!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein