Happy New Year – I hope everyone enjoyed a nice break. I know I did! It’s time to get back to it. January will be a different kind of busy. Ensembles preparing for UIL, jazz rehearsals, full orchestra UIL prep, winterguard, and concert band UIL music. Keep up to date with everything going on. If you need a New Year’s Resolution, I encourage you to choose to be more organized. Every student should work on being more accountable and good organizational skills are critical to your success.
Tuesday – All students will need instruments for the first day of class. Make sure you practice before school Tuesday. The directors will have high expectations right from the start!
Volunteers needed – We are in the planning stages for the Jan. 27th contest at Lamar. This is a HUGE fundraiser for the booster club. We need MANY parents and students to volunteer. I expect all color guard families to participate. We also need many other band students and parents to help out. We have a sign up now at the following link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44a8aa28a3fa7-winterguard
Orlando Trip – Payments are due! Room sign up coming very soon. Talk to friends about rooming together. 4 students per room.
Winterguard – Turn in your winterguard fee payments before school.
Band fees – Monthly payments are due at the beginning of the month. Trip payments are also due. Login to Charms to check your financial status in band. If you see anything wrong or don’t understand the statement, please email me and let me know. I encourage students to bring their payments in before school and hand it to a director. Band fees must be paid before students are allowed to go on the spring trip, buy prom tickets, and diplomas are held until all LHS fees & fines are paid in full. You may also pay online at https://goo.gl/voPwBw
Quote of the Week – “A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – John Wooden
Events (the week ahead)
Tuesday, Jan 9 7:35am First day of spring semester
Thursday, Jan 11 6:30pm-8:30pm Band Booster Club Meeting
Saturday, Jan 13 all day Area Auditions (good luck Dyamond & Terrance!)
Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058
Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:
Lamar Band – @lamarband
Color Guard – @lamarguard
Band Parents – @lhsbandmom
Facebook: Lamar Viking Band
Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)
Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar
For information or to contact the booster club, email firstname.lastname@example.org