Announcements 9-18-13

OLIVER – Tuesday, the students had the opportunity to work with Oliver Bullock, our drill designer and choreographer. This was his second chance to fly out from Fresno, CA to help out the band. He really enjoyed his time and the students worked very hard for him.

COMMUNITY PEP RALLY – The annual community pep rally is next Monday at Cravens field. The band will perform the halftime show. Most of the clubs and organizations will be present at this public event. We hope to see MANY band parents at 6:00pm for our performance!

SENIOR PHOTO – The seniors will take their senior photo next Wednesday at 3:00pm @ LHS. They will check out tuxes and dresses over the next few days.

MIDLOTHIAN MARCHING CONTEST – On Sept. 28th the band will compete in the first contest of the season. The contest is a USBands circuit competition. It will be held at Midlothian ISD stadium. We will perform mid afternoon, details to come soon. Tickets are for sale through the booster club. Buying tickets ahead of time will be cheaper than purchasing them at the gate.

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. 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 had a fantastic day and received a great deal of incredible feedback from judges and clinicians. The day was highly educational as well as warm and sunny!


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

Friday 9/20 No football

Saturday 9/21 8:00-12:00 All Region Jazz Auditions

Saturday 9/21 8:30-3:30 CAR WASH

Monday 9/23 3:30-6:00 Marching Rehearsal

Monday 9/23 6:00-7:00 Community Pep Rally @ Cravens

Tuesday 9/24 4:00-6:30 Marching Rehearsal

Wednesday 9/25 3:00-3:30 Senior Photo

Thursday 9/26 4:00-6:30 Marching Rehearsal

For the entire band calendar for 2013-2014 go to

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” -John Dewey