Band Directors

Alan Lang, Director of Bands

Alan Lang is currently teaching his thirteenth year at Lamar High School. He became a Lamar fine arts staff member in the fall of 2005 after teaching at Lindsay High School in Oklahoma for four years. Mr. Lang is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education. During his college years, he was a member of the 1998 Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps where he studied with professional trumpeter Peter Bond of the NYC Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Alan also performed in the jazz band, symphonic bands, marching band, and choir while attending OU. Mr. Alan Lang has worked as a Drum Corps International instructor (Pioneer 2003-2006, Revolution 2008-2011) as visual caption head.

In the fall of 2012, Mr. Lang took over as director of bands at Lamar. He is currently the director of the Wind Symphony, The Pride of Lamar Marching Band, and associate director of the full orchestra. During his tenure at Lamar he has taught International Baccalaureate Music (IB), symphonic band, and concert band. He has been the drill designer for the marching band and wrote the drill for the award winning LHS indoor drumline. Under Mr. Lang’s direction, the jazz band has participated and/or competed in the Essentially Ellington jazz program during the 2005-2015 school years. As a director at Lamar, Mr. Lang has taken the band on trips, including, Crested Butte, Memphis, Orlando, Corpus Christi, Winter Park, South Padre, San Antonio, New York City, and Nashville.

Mr. Lang lives in Dallas with his wife Shaneen and their three cats, Sebastian, Belle and Leeloo.

 

Kolby Kelly, Associate Director of Bands & Percussion

Zack Riley, Associate Director of Bands