Announcements 9/17/2017

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


Game #3 – Wow, what a night. Broken truck, flat tire on the trailer, and an exciting football game as we captured our first win of the season. I just want you to know that your students handled themselves very well in adverse conditions. Once the instruments got to the stadium, the students played loud and proud. The parents that were there did a heroic job doing whatever was necessary for these kids to have a good evening. Special thanks to Chris & Michelle Van Zandt, Jerry Murphy, The Gordon family, the bus drivers, Mr. Carlton, Mr. Bibb, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Duke, and all the other parents who helped with the trailer situation last Thursday. This week is a much deserved break as this is the bye week for varsity football!


Car Wash – This Saturday is our annual fall car wash. The students have signed up for a morning or evening shift. Parents will pick a shift to work as a safety monitor and money collector.

Parents/Adults click here to sign up:


Restaurant Nights – We look forward to everyone coming out on Sept. 20th to the Chipotle on North Collins to support the Lamar Band. Come in anytime from open to close and show the attached flyer and we get 50% of the proceeds. Share the flyer with EVERYONE!


Yankee Candle fundraiser – One of our big fundraiser last year was the Yankee Candle fundraiser. We are kicking it off tomorrow in class. We want all students and parents to participate. The candle will be in before the holidays so it should be a popular way for people to get gifts early. More details coming tomorrow.


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 – The Lamar jazz students participated in the TMEA Region 5 Jazz Band Auditions. We had Dillon Lee make first chair bass trombone in jazz 2, AJ Cash made 2nd chair trumpet in jazz 2, Ryan Fuhrmann mad 2nd chair tenor trombone in jazz 2, and Dyamond Mays made 1st chair bari sax in jazz 1 and qualified to record for the all-state jazz band! Congrats on these fine musicians and their hard work!


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


Quote of the Week – “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of being.” – John Wooden


Events (the week ahead)

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

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

Monday, Sept 18 All Day Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kick Off

Tuesday, Sept 19 3:30pm-6:30pm Marching Band Practice

Wednesday, Sept 20 10:45am-10:00pm Chipotle Fundraiser

Wednesday, Sept 20 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice

Thursday, Sept 21 3:30pm-6:00pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Sept 22 All Day Fine Arts Field Day @ LHS

Friday, Sept 22 3:00pm-4:00pm Car Wash Leadership Team meeting

Saturday, Sept 23 8:30am-3:30pm Lamar Band Car Wash!!!


Communication –

New band room phone lines:

  • Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006

  • Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057

  • Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

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

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

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

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)


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