Announcements 8-30-15

PHOTOS POSTED – Mr. Ip has posted the picture day photos on his website. He sent me the following steps to view and order these photos online. They look great! If you missed picture day on Monday August 17th, students will have an opportunity to take their photo in their marching band uniform with Mr. Ip on a make up day.  This day will be announced when it is set. Another option is to contact Mr. Ip and set up a time to go to his studio.

On the Home Page, click on “Online Ordering”

Go to Page 2, and click on the “Lamar High School Band” Folder,

Type in the parent’s email address, Enter Access Code: LHSBAND2015

The deadline for turning in an order is SEPT. 24, 2015.  Hard copies of the order forms are available in the band room.  Orders received after the due date will need to add a $10.00 late fee to the total.  Payment can be paid by checks when they turn in their orders to school, or they can use PayPal to pay it online.  Mr. Ip ask me to mention you cannot order just the sectional pictures, or order an 8×10. If they have any questions, please contact Mr. Terry Ip Terry Ip Photography 817-475-5301

VIKINGFEST – On Wednesday Sept. 2nd 6pm to 8pm, the annual spirit wear event will be held in the halls of Lamar HS. All clubs, sports teams and fine arts departments will have spirit items for sale. The band booster club will have all of their gear for sale. Come check it out.

MARCHING BAND CALENDAR – This week we start our normal practice schedule 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We have study hall with peer tutoring every day from 2:45-3:45. I have attached a marching band calendar to this email. Practices are listed on the calendar at

SAT & ACT TEST DATES – Please avoid the SAT test on Oct 3rd and the ACT test on Oct 24th. These conflict with marching band performances. There are SAT dates on Nov. 7th and Dec. 5th that will not be a band conflict.

ATTENDANCE AND TRANSPORTATION – Attendance to all marching band rehearsals and performances is 100% mandatory. This is the performance grade for the first six weeks of school. Work is not an excused absence. Transportation problems should be worked out in advance. Any students carpooling must have parent permission and if riding with another student/parent, please provide gas money.

EASY WAYS TO HELP – The booster club has initiated a few very easy ways to help support the band financially without spending any extra money! Go look at these very neat, easy innovative ways to support your students!

REMIND – Remind is the text service we use to communicate information via mass text. There is an app available if you would like that instead of a text or email. To sign up send a text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @lhsws

Jazz Band – @splanky




Mon, Tue, Thur        8/31-9/3    4:00pm-6:30pm        Marching band practice

Wednesday        9/2        6:00pm-8:00pm        VikingFest @ Lamar

Thursday        9/3        6:30pm-8:00pm        Band Booster Club Meeting

Friday            9/4        4:00pm-10:30pm    Football @ Keller Central

Monday        9/7        Labor Day        No School

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won’ts and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything.” – Eclectic Magazine