Tuesday – NO PRACTICE tomorrow, July 25th! Tuesday practices were a success. Our goal of getting ahead on marching season music was accomplished. We still have a lot to learn, but it was a truly great start.
Band Registration – We will hold our band registration and uniform fitting day on August 5th. All students will turn in forms (notary will be available on site), pay band fees and try on uniforms. The attached forms can be downloaded and printed to help expedite the process. The $250 band activity fee is due at band registration.
Band Camp – On July 31st we begin our “band camp” for the 2017 marching season. I also tend to call these rehearsals our “two-a-days”. We will practice outside from 7:30am to 11:30am. Then we will rehearse inside from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. The school is providing free lunch to all band members. Breakfast will start in the school cafeteria at 6:45am. Lunch is served from 11:30am-12:30pm. All band students are expected to stay on campus for lunch. Students will need to have a water jug with them at all practices. Students should also wear a strong sunscreen. A dermatologist recommended to me “Neutrogena – Sport (Beach Defense) 70spf”. Anything 50spf or higher is strongly encouraged.
Show Music Download – I have uploaded parts 2 & 3 into Charms. All students have access to download. Do NOT share with non Lamar band students. Copyrights are pending. For educational use only.
Summer Uniform – During the hot summer months of band, we wear a “summer uniform” in place of the full marching band uniform that we wear most of the fall. The white polo is embroidered with our LB logo and is $20. The cap has Lamar Band embroidered and is $10. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org and myself email@example.com.
Students must acquire on their own the rest of the summer uniform. The shorts will need to be khaki shorts (NOT cargo) that are about 9 inches long or more. Some examples are offered in the following links. The students should wear a solid brown or black belt. Shoes should be mostly white athletic shoes and socks should be short white socks.
EXAMPLES (exact brands NOT required)
Shorts (men) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-Dickies-Men-s-13-Twill-Shorts/22959278
Shorts (women) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-Dickies-Women-s-Relaxed-Stretch-Twill-Short/43848686?variantFieldId=actual_color#about-item
Shoes (women) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/AVIA-Women-s-Achieve-II-Walking-Shoe/50922252?variantFieldId=actual_color
Shoes (men) – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Avia-Men-s-Solution-Athletic-Shoe/54791653?variantFieldId=actual_color
Quote of the Week – “The only person you should strive to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.” – anonymous
Events (the week ahead)
Wed-Fri, July 26-28 9:00am-11:00am Optional exercise and games with student leadership
Wed-Fri, July 26-28 1:00pm-4:30pm Student Leadership Training and Work Days
Monday, July 31 7:30am BAND CAMP BEGINS!
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