Announcements 9/11/16

Marching Band Practice Schedule – This week we are finally on our “normal” schedule. Monday 5:30-8:30, Tuesday 3:30-6:00, and Thursday 3:30-6:00. As always, go to for practice schedules and events. No football game this week!


Jazz – All-Region jazz auditions are Sept. 17th


Marching Contest Dates – All marching band performances are on the band calendar. We have TENTATIVE times for Sept 24th and Oct 1st. Sept. 24th is the Mansfield contest and it is a prelims and finals event. We perform midday and then if we make finals, in the evening. Oct. 1st is the Burleson USBands contest. It is a one performance show. We go on in the evening. On contest days, we always meet very early at Lamar to do a 1 hour dress rehearsal/run through. We also must arrive very early at contests to unload, check-in and warm-up for the performance. We normally provide a meal during the day provided by the booster club. If you are interested in volunteering on contest day, let us know! We always need an army of parents to help the students succeed without being stressed! You can always email for more info on being a chaperone / volunteer.


Eligibility – The Texas “no pass no play” law will start to affect band students when the six weeks report cards come out. This week, student and directors will get the 3 week progress report. The band staff will be monitoring student grades and assigning study hall and peer tutoring. We will have study hall in the band room during lunch every day and after school on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:00.

Students that end up being ineligible will continue to practice with the band every day, but will not be allowed to go to football games or marching contests with us.


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 –


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.


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

Monday Sept 12 5:30pm-8:30pm Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday Sept 13 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday Sept 15 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Rehearsal


Quote of the Week – “Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.” – Thornton Wilder