Announcements 9-11-13

AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL — Band / marching band is a co-curricular class, not extra-curricular. After school practices are “an extension of our classroom”. Therefore, attendance is taken and is mandatory. Our normal schedule is as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-6:30. Rehearsal starts at 4:00pm. Students will need to be here early to get all equipment and supplies out to the rehearsal field on time. Failure to be on time and with all supplies (including a water jug), will result in discipline from the band directors.

HOMECOMING – We will perform our show at 7:00pm this Friday. This is during pre game. Call time is 5:30 pm, in the band hall, ready to go! At halftime we will be a part of the h omecoming ceremony. Congratulations Maggie Borton on being in the homecoming court! Good luck!

INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS – Mr. Ip has sent the following information regarding the individual photos. Remember to use the order form attached to this email. The band staff greatly appreciates Mr. Ip’s work and his many years of service to the Lamar band program.
From Terry Ip photography:

Log on to my web-site:
On the home page, click on “Online Ordering”
Click on “High School Band & Orchestra Pictures” folder,
You will find “Lamar High School Band Ind Portraits 2013-2014”, click on the folder,
Type in Password “LHSBand”, and you will be able to look at your student’s portrait, jog down the Image# which starts with TIP_
DO NOT turn in the order through the web-site.
Instead, download the order form from your mass email, and turn in the order to Mr. Lang on or before 9/30/2013.
You can pay with check, cash or PayPal.

Any question, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Terry Ip Photography

PHOTOS – A big thank you to Steve Brawner & Mark Breedlove for taking and uploading the pictures on the band website. If you haven’t seen them yet, there are over 90 photos from the summer practices, ice cream social and first football game. The band website has a link to the band Flickr site.

PASSBOOKS – The passbook sale has ended. We do, however, have a few more books to sell. If you would like a book, or know somebody who does, please let us know!

HEB DRUMLINE COMPETITION – The drumline will compete this Saturday at Pennington Field. This will be their first drumline only event of the season. Go cheer them on and wish them luck. They will perform at 3:15pm

MARCH-A-THON – Congrats to the winners o f the prizes for march-a-thon. Those that have not received their prize should see Lang or Burum asap.


Wednesday 9/11 4:00-8:30 Field-Leadership Only (Ferrito)

Thursday 9/12 4:00-6:30 Marching Band Rehearsal

Friday 9/13 5:30-11:00 Football Homecoming @ Cravens

Saturday 9/14 11:30-6:00 HEB Drumline Contest (percussion only)

Monday 9/16 4:00-6:30 Marching Rehearsal

Tuesday 9/17 4:00-7:00 Marching Rehearsal with Oliver

Thursday 9/19 4:00-6:30 Marching Rehearsal

Friday 9/20 No football

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed.” – C. H. Parkhurst