UIL – SWEEPSTAKES! I can’t begin to express how proud I am of the Pride of Lamar. Each member of this band program should be very proud of their hard work this year. Every concert band earned ratings higher than last year, and the Freshman band earned one of the highest sub-non varsity band scores on stage ever at Lamar. The Wind Symphony earned straight ones on stage and a 1 in sight-reading. With the 1 from marching season, we have earned our first UIL Sweepstakes since 2010. Before that it was 2005! This is a great accomplishment. The retired Lamar band directors Mark Pease and Steve Musser were very impressed and proud of the accomplishment. We have heard many congratulatory comments on the performances. However, like I said last week, no rating can express the musical journey you have been on and the experience of playing great music at a high level.
Winterguard – Congratulations to the varsity winterguard! They medaled at the NTCA Winterguard Championships today in Flower Mound! They are bringing home bronze medals and the 3rd place trophy. So proud of these very dedicated performers. The Lamar guard continues to be a exemplary performing unit at LHS. Way to go Pride of Lamar!!!
Leadership – On Monday we will have a very brief meeting to kick off the leadership auditions for the 2018-2019 school year. We encourage ALL students to attend this to learn about the different leadership opportunities available and how to audition for them. This meeting is also required for drumline and color guard leadership positions.
Orlando Trip – This is the big week! We will be sending out reminders and tips for packing via the trip remind. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. My first tip is to start packing today!
Band fees – All band and guard fees were due by April 2nd. 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 – “When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.” – Nido Qubein
Events (the week ahead)
Monday, Apr 9 3:00pm-3:15pm Leadership Audition General Meeting
Monday, Apr 9 3:16pm-7:00pm Percussion Ensemble and Drumline Auditions
Tuesday, Apr 10 3:00pm-5:00pm Orlando Trip Full Orchestra Rehearsal
Tuesday, Apr 10 6:30pm-8:00pm LBBC Meeting (all parents invited)
Wednesday, Apr 11 3:00pm-4:30pm Orlando Trip Concert Band Rehearsal
Thursday, Apr 12 3:00pm-4:00pm Leadership Audition Clinic
Thursday, Apr 12 4:00pm-6:00pm Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal
Thursday, Apr 12 6:00pm-6:30pm Orlando Trip Luggage Check In
Friday, Apr 13 4:00am Orlando Trip begins at Dallas Love Field Airport
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