Announcements 10/24/12

SPRING TRIP MEETING — Next Tuesday Oct. 30th at 7:00pm we will have our first trip information meeting. This meeting will explain the trip, its purpose and as many details as we have available to date. We will have trip contracts for the students and parents to read and sign, therefore students will need their parents to attend the meeting if possible.

UIL — The band competed at region marching contest yesterday in Bedford. The band received a division 2 rating. While there were many tears after the rating was announced, I also saw many students supporting each other and giving each other words of encouragement. There are great students in this band with great attitudes. The directors are extremely proud of all of our students.

WYLIE — The band did a fantastic job this past Saturday. The students carried themselves in a professional and respectful manner all day. The directors received these compliments from judges and chaperones alike. The Lamar band is truly the Pride of Lamar!
The band placed 8th in finals competition and had a wonderful performance under the lights in front of a big crowd. It was a long but successful day. The following link will take you to a video of our finals performance. Finals –

FRIDAY FOOTBALL — The call time for the game is 5:45. We will perform the fight song for the tailgate party at approx. 6:45pm as we march into the stadium. There WILL be CiCi’s after the game.

GRADES — Progress reports came out today. Many band students have regained eligibility and will be performing with us on Friday at the football game. It’s important that students stay up with their assignments as we get into the busiest part of marching season. If a student is already eligible, the will not lose eligibility at a progress report.

LETTER JACKETS — We are collecting letter jacket orders for Sportswear World (located on Davis). They are offering a 10% discount if we place one bulk order of band letter jackets. If you are interested in this special offer, orders must be made by Nov. 1st. All checks should be made to Sportswear World. The LHS directors are only the middle man. The order forms are available in the band hall and the price for a knit collar is $114.70 and the Byron collar is $124.42. Those prices include tax and shipping. If you would like to try one on, feel free to swing by the store so you know what size to order. These jackets are the only jackets that are allowed to be worn over the marching band uniform at the games.

SCHEDULE — The calendar link is

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — We have many events this fall that require parent support. To help with band events, you must be and AISD approved volunteer. The application can be found at After approved, go to the band website to find out more.

* Thursday 10/25 4:00-6:30 Marching rehearsal
* Friday 10/26 5:45-11:30 Football vs. Martin at home-CiCi’s
* Saturday 10/27 CANCELLED due to not qualifying at region
* Monday 10/29 No Practice Directors must judge all city jr high audition
* Tuesday 10/30 4:00-6:30 Marching Band Rehearsal
* Tuesday 10/30 7:00-8:00 Spring Trip Meeting
* Thursday 11/1 4:00-7:30 Full Marching Band Rehearsal
* Friday 11/2 4:00-11:00 Football @ Weatherford
* Saturday 11/3 9:00-11:00 Duncanville Marching Invitational

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi