SUMMER BAND CAMP IS UNDER WAY!
The band continues to work hard and improve every day. We have made huge strides this week. Next week is a different schedule. We will rehearse Monday – Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm. This is slightly different than originally on the band calendar. We moved it a little later to keep us out of the heat of the day. We also have a performance on Wednesday morning at the AISD teacher convocation at UTA. Students will arrive at LHS at 7:00am. Students should return to Lamar by 11:00am. I will send a text when they are free to be picked up at LHS.
Remember these important tips:
• Hydrate – Plenty of water and sports drink all day long
• Proper Diet – Stay away from processed foods/carbonated drinks/etc.
• Be rested – Keep a regular sleeping pattern
• Be studied – Have strength academically
• “The pain of discipline now, or the pain of regret later”
LHS REGISTRATION – Thursday at 5:00pm, ALL band students will be able to register for classes at Lamar. We recommend getting there a little before 5:00 to get in line. Also, check AISD.net for “fast pass” information.
PASSBOOKS – We have kicked off passbooks this week. Students will sell these coupon books for $30 each. Students have been set a target of 5 books. Some students are waiting on the second shipment of books. Those will arrive soon. If any parents have any questions about this fundraiser, contact a director. Students/families who did the “donation in lieu of fundraising” are not required to do this fundraiser.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – The band and drill team will perform an exhibition on Friday Aug. 22nd at 7:00pm @ Cravens Field. We will perform at 7:00, followed by an ice cream social for everyone. Bring the family!
GET FIT DAY – If you missed get fit day/registration day, please contact a director to get caught up with all the forms and uniform sizing.
SUMMER UNIFORMS – If you do not yet have the summer uniform, please let Mrs. Burum know ASAP! We will be wearing these at the performance on Aug. 22nd.
PERCUSSION – Remember to get signed up for the Remind101 from Mr. Bibb. See him for details.
COLOR GUARD – If any guard members still have sonic cards, please turn them into Mr. Lang. If you need more to sell, see Mr. Lang.
BAND CALENDAR – Events are always listed on the band google calendar. https://lamarmusic.org/
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.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday-Friday 8/18-8/22 4:00pm-8:00pm Band Camp
Tuesday 8/20 7:00am-11:00am AISD Performance
Friday 8/22 7:00pm-8:00pm Exhibition & Ice Cream Social
Monday 8/25 First Day of School
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.” – Horace Bushnell