The Viking Marching Band, known as The Pride of Lamar, is one of the most visual and successful groups on our campus. They perform at all varsity football games, pep rallies and other events throughout the community.
In the past 33 years, the Viking band has earned a superior rating at UIL Marching contest 29 times and has never received less than an excellent rating. They have also finished in the top ten consistently at various festivals around the metroplex.
Members of the marching band make up the membership of the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. These students are also very active in other areas of our school. These students also participate in the UTA and UIL Solo & Ensemble competition, as well as, auditioning for All City Band, All Region Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, All State Bands and Orchestras. Members of the Viking Band are involved in virtually every club and organization offered at Lamar High School.
The philosophy of the Viking Marching Band is to perform at each individual’s best every time they step on the performance field. The sense of Tradition, Dedication, Determination, Discipline and Pride is expected from every member of the organization. The 180 member Viking Marching Band is truly THE PRIDE OF LAMAR.