SENIOR NIGHT – Call time for this Friday is 5:45pm. This will be our final home game. At halftime, we will introduce the seniors and their parents to the crowd. We will not perform our competitive show this week. The final performance of Classic Schizophrenia is this Saturday at Midlothian.
REMO FINALE SERIES – Saturday we will perform in our third and final USBands marching contest. This year the Remo Finale Series competition is in Midlothian. Last year it was held in Round Rock and we won our class. We look forward to finishing strong this weekend. The itinerary is attached.
ALL CITY AUDITIONS – The all city honor band auditions are right around the corner. The Lamar has a long history of success in the all city band. This is an individual competition and part of the mandatory requirements for lettering in the LHS band. Students will soon sign up to audition. For students to be successful, they need to be practicing their audition music every night for a minimum of 30 minutes. The all city audition music will be used for spring band auditions as well.
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 165 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
Wednesday 10/29 2:45 Progress Reports / Regain Eligibility
Thursday 10/30 4:00-6:30 Marching Band Rehearsal
Friday 10/31 5:45-10:30 Football (Senior Night)
Saturday 11/1 9:15-5:45 USBands Remo Finale Series
Monday 11/3 NO after school practice
Tuesday 11/4 4:00-6:00 Marcing band rehearsal
Thursday 11/6 4:30-9:30 Football at Sam Houston
Friday 11/7 6:00-10:00 Fall Marching Band PARTY
Saturday 11/8 TBA Lewisville Drumline Competition
QUOTE OF THE WEEK – “And we know that the richest experiences in our lives aren’t when we’re clamoring for validation from others, but when we’re listening to our own voice—doing something that matters, doing it well, and doing it in the service of a cause larger than ourselves.” – Excerpt From: Daniel H. Pink. “Drive.” PENGUIN group, 2011-02-21.