Announcements 9/13/15

VIDEO FROM LAST FRIDAY – Mr. Dow took another excellent video last Friday. Here is a link:

CHARMS – Update your info in Charms. Login at Make sure you select the parents/students/members login screen and use “lamarband” as the school code. Then use the student’s school ID # to get into your info. Explore the different items on the menu. “Update Info” is the area to change address, phone and email.

FORMS ARE DUE – An email will be sent later to those students/parents that we have not received certain forms. It is important that all forms are on file with the band staff. If you have questions, contact Mr. Carlton

CAR WASH – The booster club is preparing for our fall car wash. The band car wash will take place on Sept. 19th. ALL BAND STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE. We will also need a large number of parents to chaperone each car wash site. You should have received an email from our volunteer coordinator Kim Wood regarding the sign-up process for adults. Students sign-up at school.

Bahama Bucks,1630 E Lamar Blvd

Calloway’s Nursery, 1424 N. Center Street

Dickey’s Bar B Que, 1801 Ballpark Way

Kwik Kar Auto Service and Repair, 1820 Brown Blvd


AM 8:30am – approx. 11:45am

PM 11:30am – approx. 3:10pm

ARLINGTON DAY OF GIVINGThursday Sept. 17th is Arlington Day of Giving. The band will be performing at Levitt Pavilion between 11:30 and 1:30. We would like to have a few chaperones ride the bus with us. Let the booster club know if you can help.

UNIFORMS – We have many marching band uniforms in need of hemming and repairs. If you have any skill a needle and thread or sewing machine, let the booster club know.

All students should have been fit for the marching uniform, summer uniform, “Viper” marching shoes and our t-shirts & gloves.

STATEMENTS – The band fees have been updated to each student’s Charms account. The statements will be emailed out after this email. All students need to take care of the $200 band fee which is due at the beginning of the school year. Payments can be made with check, money order or cash and delivered to Mr. Lang. Credit cards can be taken by the bookkeeper in the LHS main office. New band members also have various other items that must be purchased such as the “triangle” shirt (a moisture wicking material) worn under the full uniform, “Viper” marching band shoes, black gloves for the full uniform and the summer uniform polo & cap. If you see anything on the statement that is confusing or possibly an error, please email me at The statement lists all payments and billing in the misc. ledger.

PHOTOS POSTED – Mr. Ip has posted the picture day photos on his website. He sent me the following steps to view and order these photos online. They look great! If you missed picture day on Monday August 17th, students will have an opportunity to take their photo in their marching band uniform with Mr. Ip on a make up day.  This day will be announced when it is set. Another option is to contact Mr. Ip and set up a time to go to his studio.

On the Home Page, click on “Online Ordering”

Go to Page 2, and click on the “Lamar High School Band” Folder,

Type in the parent’s email address, Enter Access Code: LHSBAND2015

The deadline for turning in an order is SEPT. 24, 2015.  Hard copies of the order forms are available in the band room.  Orders received after the due date will need to add a $10.00 late fee to the total.  Payment can be paid by checks when they turn in their orders to school, or they can use PayPal to pay it online.  Mr. Ip ask me to mention you cannot order just the sectional pictures, or order an 8×10. If they have any questions, please contact Mr. Terry Ip Terry Ip Photography 817-475-5301

INDIVIDUAL PICTURE RETAKES – Mr. Ip will be doing retakes at his studio on Sept. 30 from 3-4:30PM on that day. If you interested in doing these retakes, please see Mr. Lang about signing up for a time.

SAT & ACT TEST DATES – Please avoid the SAT test on Oct 3rd and the ACT test on Oct 24th. These conflict with marching band performances. There are SAT dates on Nov. 7th and Dec. 5th that will not be a band conflict.

EASY WAYS TO HELP – The booster club has initiated a few very easy ways to help support the band financially without spending any extra money! Please make sure you connect your Tom Thumb or Kroger cards to support the Lamar Band Booster Club. Go look at these very neat, easy innovative ways to support your students!

REMIND – 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

Wind Symphony – @lhsws




Mon,Tue, & Thurs    9/14,9/15,9/17    4:00pm-6:30pm        Marching band practice

Monday        9/14        6:00pm-8:00pm        Open House LHS

Thursday        9/17        11:30am-2:00pm    Performance at Levitt Pavilion

Friday            9/18        Open Week!        No football

Saturday        9/19        8:30am-3:10pm        Car Wash

Saturday        9/19        8:00amnoon        All Region Jazz Auditions

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “It’s not about having the skill to do something. It’s about having the will, desire & commitment to be your best.” -Robert Hernandez