Announcements 1/7/2018

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!)

 

Communication –

Band room phone lines: Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057 | Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang) | @TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – http://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Announcements 12/17/2017

Monday – All students will need instruments. Symphonic band will be playing their final exams in class, at lunch, or before/after school for Mr. Carlton. Freshman band will playing their exam/chair test in class.

Tuesday & Wednesday – The final exam days will be study hall for band. Directors will help students select solos and ensembles to practice over the break to prepare for the spring. Students are expected to bring reviews or other work from classes to keep themselves occupied.

Band party – This Tuesday the band council is throwing a holiday party. This is an optional social event for all band / color guard students. There will be white elephant gift exchange. Students interested in participating should bring a $10 max wrapped gift. See the attached flyer for details.

Winter Concert – Thank you to everyone who came to our Holiday Concert! If you ordered a recording, they are being processed and should be delivered by Wednesday.

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

Winterguard – Turn in your Dec. winterguard fee payments in before Wednesday.

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 – “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Dec 19 12:00pm-2:50pm Band holiday party in the band room

Communication –

New 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

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band)

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Announcements 12/10/2017

Monday – All students will need instruments. Symphonic band will be playing their final exams in class, at lunch, or before/after school for Mr. Carlton. Freshman band will playing their exam/chair test in class.

Tuesday & Wednesday – The final exam days will be study hall for band. Directors will help students select solos and ensembles to practice over the break to prepare for the spring. Students are expected to bring reviews or other work from classes to keep themselves occupied.

Band party – This Tuesday the band council is throwing a holiday party. This is an optional social event for all band / color guard students. There will be white elephant gift exchange. Students interested in participating should bring a $10 max wrapped gift. See the attached flyer for details.

Winter Concert – Thank you to everyone who came to our Holiday Concert! If you ordered a recording, they are being processed and should be delivered by Wednesday.

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

Winterguard – Turn in your Dec. winterguard fee payments in before Wednesday.

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 – “Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.” – Douglas Jerrold

Events (the week ahead)

Tuesday, Dec 19 12:00pm-2:50pm Band holiday party in the band room

Communication –

New 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

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band)

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

Blog – https://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com

Announcements 10/15/2017

Final Push – So much going on this time of year, it’s nice to know that our hard work is almost over. We are at the final push of marching band season. Just a couple weeks left. After that, a few football games but marching contests will be over and therefore after school practices will be reduced considerably. There are too many people to thank for all the hard work so far. Thank you to the 15+ parents who are always there to help with injuries, sick students, broken equipment, and all the crazy requests from the directors! The staff and students thank you very much! The uniforms smelled so much better Friday night after all the families took them home to wash them. Thank you to those that volunteered your washing machines and time! The students continue to work hard on performing their show. We had three performances this weekend and each one improved from the last. We know what details to focus on for Monday’s practice so that we can be set up for a great performance at UIL this Tuesday. We hope that we will have many parents at the performance this Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Multiple principals have signed up to come watch our students perform. Let’s all prepare for a really great performance this Tuesday!

 

Health – Many students have been getting sick with a stomach virus and strep throat. The biggest way to help prevent this is to wash out our water bottles / jugs and never share with other students. Too many students share water this way and it is spreading germs. Also, wash your hands, eat healthy, drink water, and get plenty of rest.

 

Band fees – I sent out an updated band fees statement last week. It is critical that students pay these fees. 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.

 

Upcoming itineraries – UIL is on Oct. 17th and then the USBands SW Championship at AT&T stadium on Oct. 21st. The final performance of “All In A Dream” is at Coppell on Oct. 29th. I will be sending itineraries as soon as I can for all events. Please read them for details regarding call times, pick up times, and meal arrangements. For special diet concerns, please log in to Charms and “special diet?” in the update personal info section.

 

Quote of the Week – “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

Events (the week ahead)

Monday, Oct 16 3:30pm-6:30pm Marching Band Practice (special rehearsal before UIL)

Tuesday, Oct 17 2:30pm-10:00pm UIL REGION MARCHING CONTEST @ Mansfield

Wednesday, Oct 18 no practice Do homework and rest

Thursday, Oct 19 3:30pm-6:30pm Marching Band Practice

Friday, Oct 20 4:30pm-10:15pm Football vs Arlington HS (JH Night!)

Saturday, Oct 21 all day USBands SW Championship at AT&T Stadium!

 

Communication –

New band room phone lines:

  • Mr. Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006

  • Mr. Matt Bibb – (682) 867-7057

  • Mr. Jarred Carlton – (682) 867-7058

1200x630.pngRemind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

facebook_logos_PNG19751.pngFacebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram_icon.pngInstagram: @Lamarband

Twitter-icon.pngTwitter: @VikingBand (general band)

@AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

@TCarltonLHS (Mr. Carlton)

 

Blog – http://lamarbandnews.wordpress.com

Calendar – http://www.lamarmusic.org/calendar

For information or to contact the booster club, email lamarbandboosterclub@gmail.com