Pump up the Volume! for North Lamar Marching Band Boosters

Pump up the Volume! for North Lamar Marching Band Boosters

From North Lamar Marching Band Booster Club

Band Geeks Unite! North Lamar Marching Band's 15-year old sound system is hanging together with duct tape and determination. We've done our best, but we REALLY need a new system to keep up with our band's needs.

North Lamar Marching Band Booster Club

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Thank you so much to our fabulous supporters! Please continue to share for this worthy cause! We are now just shy of 10% of the way to our goal!!

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McCormick Pro Powered Field PA System:

  • McCormick's Pro Touring Mixer Cart 2.0
  • McCormick's Professional Dual Wireless Microphone System
  • Up to 48 channels of input
  • Pro Touring Mixer Cart with 32-channel mixers
  • Powered speakers with perfectly matched built-in amplifiers
  • DRS series 15" loudspeakers each with 1500 watts of power
  • DXS series 18" subwoofers, each with 1020 watts of power 
  • 5040 watts total system power
  • McCormick's ProWireTM includes a custom speaker and AC connection panel, 75' powered speaker cables, and AC and signal jumper cables from subwoofer to top loudspeaker
  • Furman line conditioner protects all electronics from voltage spikes
  • Includes McCormick's custom-built speaker carts featuring 8" no-flat tires, built-in handle and a custom adjustable angle top speaker mount

McCormick Self-Contained, Portable Battery Power System:

  • Run time of 8 hours or more
  • 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter
  • 4000-watt surge capacity
  • 200 amp-hour (total) deep cycle AGM batteries
  • Professional wiring
  • Built-in battery charger, USB charger, and lighter socket
  • Battery status, voltmeter, and shutoff protection
  • Active cooling fans
  • No generator noise, fumes, or fuels

What these kids have accomplished:

  • Qualified for Texas State Marching Band Contest last 6 consecutive times

2008 – 9th place

2010 – 2nd place

2012 – 5th place

2014 – 2nd place

2016 – 1st place

2018 – 3rd place

  • 2010 – Honor Band Class 3A Texas Music Educators Association

  • 2019 – Honor Band Class 4A Texas Music Educators Association

  • 2011 – Four States Band Masters Association - Texas Honor Band

  • 2019 – Four States Band Masters Association – Texas Honor Band

  • 2014 – 3rd Place for Honor Band Class 4A Texas Music Educators Association

  • 29 UIL Sweepstakes awards; 9 consecutive years both Varsity and non-Varsity Bands earned Sweepstakes

  • The Association of Texas Small School Bands, Outstanding Performance Series Awards for a March or Concert Piece (Winner or Runner Up) for 12 different pieces since 2009

  • National Wind Band Honors National Winner from Mark of Excellence 9 consecutive times – 2010 to present

  • Citation of Excellence Winner from Mark of Excellence 2016, Commended winner 2017 – for non-varsity band

  • The North Lamar High School Band has always participated in the 5A/6A All-State band process.  It is one of only a few schools in class 4A in Texas that chooses to compete up in classification.  We have had 18 students that have made the Texas Music Educators All State Band or Orchestra (class 5A or higher)

  • In the fall, the Marching Band chooses to participate in the DFW Metro-plex marching competitions, competing mainly against 5A and 6A schools. It has done this for many years, earning many class and caption awards over the past 25 years. 

2019-2020

  • 2nd place Princeton Sounds of Fall Championship – 1st place Color Guard; 2nd place 4A

  • Mineola Marching Festival – Grand Champion, 1st place class 4A, 1st place color guard, 1st place percussion; 1st division Drum Major; 1st division band

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

2018-2019

  • Selected TMEA 4A State Honor Band – best Concert Band in class 4A state of Texas

  • Grand Champion – Princeton Sounds of Fall Championships – 1st place in Music and Marching prelims and finals

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

  • 1st Place Area C UIL Marching Contest

  • 3rd place - Bronze Medalist at the UIL State Marching Contest

  • Selected as the Four States Honor Band

  • National Wind Band Honors National Winner from Mark of Excellence

  • 3 students made the Class 5A/6A Region 4 & 21 All Region Orchestra – 2 regions combine for 1 orchestra

  • Veterans Day Program

  • Christmas Parade

  • Caroling at Elementary Schools and businesses around town

2017-2018

  • 2nd in class HEB Drum Line Contest – outstanding snare and tenors

  • 2nd in class Plano Drum Line Contest – outstanding bass line

  • 3rd overall - Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Contest; 1st place Color Guard; 2nd place Drum Line

  • Grand Champion – Princeton Sounds of Fall Championships – 1st place in every category prelims and finals; 9 bands there that were UIL State finalist - 32 bands participating

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

  • 8 students made the Class 5A/6A Region 4 & 21 All Region Orchestra – 2 regions combine for 1 orchestra

  • 52 students in region 4 class 5A All-Region High School Bands out of 138 spots available; 22 students qualified for 6A Area; 18 students qualified for 5A Area; 1 students made TMEA 5A All State Band; 1 Student made TMEA 6A All State Orchestra 

  • 42 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 solos at UIL; 55 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 ensembles at UIL

  • 4th of July, Veterans Day Program and Memorial Day Programs for community

  • Christmas and Spring Concerts for community

  • Both Varsity and Non-Varsity Bands earned All Superior Ratings in Concert and Sight-Reading 

2016 - 2017

  • Named Texas Bandmasters Association’s 2016 Exemplary High School Band

  • 2nd place Plano Drum Line Contest

  • 2nd place class 4A HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) Drum Line Contest & Outstanding Bass Drum Line

  • Named top 10 Marching Bands in Texas by Wide Open Country Magazine; http://www.wideopencountry.com/10-of-texas-best-high-school-marching-bands-updated/

  • 9th place Golden Triangle Marching Contest; October 1st, 2016

  • 5th place Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Contest, October 8th, 2016

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

  • 1st place Area C – UIL Marching Contest – October 29th, 2016

  • 1st place UIL State Marching Band Contest – Alamo Dome, San Antonio TX – November 7th, 2016 

  • 4 students made the Class 5A/6A Region 4 & 21 All Region Orchestra – 2 regions combine for 1 orchestra

  • 54 students in region 4 class 5A All-Region High School Bands out of 138 spots available; 20 students qualified for 6A Area; 13 students qualified for 5A Area; 1 student made TMEA 5A All State band 

  • 38 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 solos at UIL; 51 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 ensembles at UIL

  • Both Varsity and Non-Varsity Bands earned All Superior Ratings in Concert and Sight-Reading 

  • 4th of July, Veterans Day Program and Memorial Day Programs for community

  • Christmas and Spring Concerts for community

2015 - 2016

  • Named top 10 Marching Bands in Texas by Wide Open Country Magazine; http://www.wideopencountry.com/10-texas-best-high-school-marching-bands/

  • 2nd place Plano Drum Line Contest

  • 2nd place class 4A HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) Drum Line Contest & Outstanding Bass Drum Line

  • 9th place US Bands Marching Contest in Denton; October 3rd, 2015

  • 6th place Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Contest, October 10th, 2015 

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

  • 5 students made the Class 5A/6A Region 4 & 21 All Region Orchestra – 2 regions combine for 1 orchestra

  • 45 students in region 4 class 5A All-Region High School Bands; out of 138 spots available ; 6 students qualified for 6A Area; 14 students qualified for 5A Area; 37 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 solos at UIL; 37 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 ensembles at UIL

  • 4th of July, Veterans Day Program and Memorial Day Programs for community

  • Both Varsity and Non-Varsity Bands earned All Superior Ratings in Concert and Sight-Reading 

  • Peak Music Festival, Wylie East April 9th – Varsity and Non-Varsity all Superior Ratings, Best in Class Awards and Grand Champion 

2014 - 2015

  • Drum Line 5th place Plano Drumline Contest; September 13th, 2014

  • 7th place Golden Triangle Marching Contest; October 4th, 2014

  • 4th place Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Contest, October 11th, 2014 – Was awarded High Music and High Marching

  • UIL Regional Marching Contest – All Superior Ratings

  • 1st place Area C – UIL marching Contest – October 25th, 2014

  • 2nd place UIL State Marching Band Contest – Alamo Dome, San Antonio TX – November 3rd, 2014

  • 5 students made the Class 5A/6A Region 4 & 21 All Region Orchestra – 2 regions combine for 1 orchestra

  • 45 students in region 4 class 5A All-Region High School Bands; out of 138 spots available

  • 6 students qualified for 6A Area; 14 students qualified for 5A Area

  • 37 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 solos at UIL

  • 37 students earned Superior ratings on Class 1 ensembles at UIL

  • 4th of July, Veterans Day Program and Memorial Day Programs for community

  • Christmas and Spring Concerts for community

  • Both Varsity and Non-Varsity Bands earned All Superior Ratings in Concert and Sight-Reading

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