Announcements 8-25-13

ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Thanks to the booster club for serving up ice cream after our exhibition performance! The students and families appreciate your hard work.

SCHEDULE — The schedule over the next couple of weeks will be a late day rehearsal schedule. This is due to a couple of factors including teacher in-service and a district policy regarding hot weather practice. Rehearsals this week are 6:00-8:30 Mon, Tue, and Thurs. After Labor Day, we will switch to our 4:00-6:30 schedule for the remainder of the marching season.

FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY – This Friday we will start the season at home against South Grand Prairie. Students will need to go home at 2:45pm on Friday to eat dinner and prepare for the long evening. Students will be given an exact itinerary this week for Friday night’s game.

VIKINGFEST – This Wednesday will be the first open house as well as VikingFest. This is a chance to meet teachers and purchase spirit shirts and other Lamar gear. The band boosters will have a table by the band hall with all of our newest band clothing.

MARCH-A-THON – The band has started the annual march a thon fundraiser. Basically this is a chance for students to collect sponsorships of $60 increments. If a students raises the goal of $300, they will be exempt from other fundraisers in this school year. The only requirement is the car wash which all students must participate in. Info is attached to this email.

CLASS SCHEDULE — All band students should have received their class schedule. If there are problems with a schedule, please contact your counselor immediately. Many issues are an easy fix. Just tell the counselor which class periods you need for b and.
1-Wind Symphony
2-Symphonic / Concert band
3-Jazz Band
4-Freshmen band
5-Brass Ensemble
6-Woodwind Ensemble

HANDBOOK AND FEES — The updated band handbook is available to download & print on the band website under the forms section The links are bold and at the top of the page. I have attached the fee form to this email.


Monday 8/26 6:00-8:30 Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday 8/27 6:00-8:30 Marching Band Rehearsal

Wednesday 8/28 6:00-8:00 Open House / VikingFest

Thursday 8/29 6:00-8:00 Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday 8/30 5:00-11:00 Football @ Home

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “The important thing is not s o much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.”-John Lubbock