UIL REGION – While our ratings disappoint us, our attitude towards our performance should remain positive. Many of the judges comments were related to drill / marching. When we have inconsistency in varsity positions due to eligibility, attendance and illness/injury, success as a visual team is very difficult. The overall sound of the band is much better than in previous years. We continue to improve as a marching unit and with what little season we have left, we will push to be better every day.
TRIP DEPOSIT DUE – The first payment/trip deposit was due Friday Oct. 17th. We have been granted an extension. If you missed the deadline, please get your contract and $100 deposit turned in this week.
INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS – Any student who missed the individual portraits during summer band may do retakes next Monday the 27th during lunch. Students will need to quickly change into uniform and go to the choir room for the picture. Please let Mr. Lang or Mrs. Burum know if you plan on getting a retake.
MARCHING SEASON VIDEOS – Thanks to our awesome videographer, Mark Breedlove, we once again have high quality videos of our marching season. The Vimeo site is listed here.
BAND CALENDAR – Events are always listed on the band google calendar. https://lamarmusic.org/calendar/
VOLUNTEERS – With 169 students in the Lamar Band, it takes an army to get these kids taken care of at football games and marching contests. We need drivers for the trucks, people to push equipment onto the field, chaperones for the bus, helpers for feeding the students meals and parents in the audience cheering on these amazing young musicians! Please let the booster club know when you will be able to assist us in the many tasks it takes to provide our students with top notch support. For information about booster clubs, parents volunteers and marching band info in general, check out this great website, http://www.amparents.org/
REMIND – For the Lamar Band texts, send a text to 469-643-4593 and put @lamarband as the text info.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday 10/24 4:30-11:00 Football @ North Crowley
Saturday no events
Monday 10/27 11:30-1:30 Mr Ip Photo Retake
Monday 10/27 No Full Marching Band Rehearsal (directors @ Jr High All City)
Tuesday 10/28 4:00-6:30 Marching Band Rehearsal / Fitnessgram practice
Wednesday 10/29 2:45 Progress Reports / Regain Eligibility
Thursday 10/30 4:00-6:30 Marching Band Rehearsal
Friday 10/31 5:00-10:30 Football (Senior Night)
Saturday 11/1 TBD USBands Remo Finale Series
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. It would be an impoverished existence if you were not willing to value things and commit yourself to working toward them.” – Carol Dweck