Announcements 9/10/2017

Rehearsals – This week rehearsals are Tuesday 3:30pm-6:30pm, Wednesday and Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory. If you have transportation concerns, let us know and fill out this form.


Game #3 – The varsity football game this week is on Thursday at Keller Central HS. All band students will travel to this game for the performance. All travel & medical forms must be on file. We will need parent chaperones for the trip. Please contact the booster club if you would like to help out. Sign up here: 


Restaurant Nights – Thank you to everyone who ate dinner at Which Wich in Lincoln Square last Tuesday. We earned $256! We look forward to everyone coming out on Sept. 20th to Chipotle for our next event.


Private Lessons – We have a full lineup of master teachers for our private lesson program this fall. We very strongly encourage all students to take advantage of the private lesson staff. Lessons are run through the Arlington Music Enrichment Program (AMEP). Lessons are $17 a week. Students must fill out the paperwork to be set up in the AMEP system.


Jazz Band – All-Region jazz auditions are Sat. 9/16 at Southwest HS.


Color Guard – Make sure you check the Lamar Color Guard facebook page for info.


Supplies – All band students are required to have a “blue book”. This is a standard band method book in Texas. It is easy to find. It is called “Foundations for Superior Performance”. Make sure you purchase the correct instrument.

Woodwinds:  Instrument cleaning cloth, 3 to 5 good reeds minimum, a reed case, swab, binder/music, pencil, metronome/tuner

Brass:  Instrument cleaning cloth, straight mute, valve/rotor oil, slide grease, binder/music, pencil, metronome/tuner. I strongly recommend the “BERP”

Percussion:  Stick bag, metronome, snare sticks, rubber and yarn mallets, timpani mallets, drum pad, binder/music, pencil

Marching Rehearsals: In addition to the above – water jug, lyre, flip folio, lanyard, and coordinate sheets

Flip folio and lyres –


Helpful tools to be a great musicians.

Our marching band drill is available on a new app. The directors and student leaders have been testing it and it is AMAZING! I encourage all students to try the app. Once they download it they can ask a section leader how to download the Lamar Show 2017.


The most incredible innovation in music technology has been the Tonal Energy App. It is a very high tech tuner, metronome and much more. Students are often ask to use this app during class if they have it on their smartphones.


Here is one of my favorite metronome apps –


Quote of the Week – “It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.” – Vince Lombardi


Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Sept 11 6:00pm-8:00pm Lamar HS Open House

Tuesday, Sept 12 3:30pm-6:30pm Marching Band Practice

Tuesday, Sept 12 6:30pm-8:30pm Lamar Band Booster Club Meeting (band room)

Wednesday, Sept 13 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Sept 14 4:30pm-10:30pm Football game away at Keller Central

Friday, Sept 15 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice

Saturday, Sept 16 7:00am-12:00pm All Region Auditions for Jazz Band Only


Communication –

New band room phone lines:

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band)

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)


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For information or to contact the booster club, email