Announcements 8/28/16

Marching Band Practice Schedule – Trying to explain the after school practice schedule is very difficult, as it will seem inconsistent with the many variables that we must deal with. It is posted on our website. (See the bottom of this email for next weeks schedule.) We keep our rehearsals to 8 hours per week and we do what we can to maximize the student’s study time. We strongly encourage students to study / do homework at lunch in the band room. After school, the band room is used for study / tutoring and practicing.


Vikingfest – This Wednesday from 6:00-8:30 the band booster club will be selling spirit wear at the annual Vikingfest event at Lamar HS. All clubs, boosters, etc. will be selling awesome Lamar Viking gear. Come by and check it out!


Jazz – Students in Jazz 1 need to be working hard on their all region jazz audition music. The audition is Sept 17th at Southwest HS in Fort Worth.


Rides to Practice – The booster club and band student council are working together to help students find a ride to practices. If you have questions, contact the booster club parents at

This is the link for people in need of rides –

This is the link for people who can give rides –


Forms and Fees – I happy to report that only 9 students still lack the appropriate forms for travel! I am currently working on getting charms updated with all fees for students. I will send an email with the Charms band account statements. If you have questions, just email me and let me know.

Fundraiser – The Snap! Raise fundraiser is ongoing. The students are doing great. As of today, we have $11,505 donated! We are tracking student effort. We are asking students to send 20 good emails and share their page on social media. Help us spread the word! 5 days left and so far we have 268 supporters!


SAT test days – SAT tests conflict with our first two marching contests this fall. We encourage students to sign up for the December test date.


Marching Contest Dates – All marching band performances are on the band calendar. Exact times will not be available until about two weeks before each marching contest date. We will give a best estimate about 3 weeks ahead of time. Usually, marching contests are a FULL day event.


Stay Connected – 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

BAND TWITTER – @VikingBand

BAND INSTA – @lamarband

BAND FACEBOOK – Lamar Viking Band




The Week Ahead

Friday        Aug 25        4:00pm-11:00pm    Football @ Fossil Ridge HS

Monday    Aug 29        6:00pm-8:30pm        Marching Band Practice

Tuesday    Aug 30        6:00pm-8:30pm        Marching Band Practice

Wednesday    Aug 31        6:00pm-8:30pm        VikingFest!

Thursday    Sept 1        6:00pm-8:30pm        Marching Band Practice

Friday        Sept 2        4:30pm-11:00pm    Football @ South Grand Prairie


Quote of the Week – “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan