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Elementary and Primary Education
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
News Release
Friday, September 30, 2011

More than 2,000 student musicians will take the field Saturday as Lamar CISD hosts its fourth annual Lamar Invitational marching band contest.

The contest begins at noon in Traylor Stadium. Adult admission is $5; students and children are $3.  The contest will feature the four LCISD high school bands, plus 12 other schools from the Greater Houston area. Performances are evaluated by an independent panel of UIL adjudicators who offer the band directors recorded comments on how to improve their performances prior to the UIL contests in mid-October.

Lamar CISD high school bands have been working on marching and music since August 1. The Longhorn Band from George Ranch High School will perform a show entitled "A Gift for America." The band of 120 performers is made up of 9th through 11th graders. The Terry High School Ranger Band is performing a multi-movement selection entitled Cantus Laetus (Joyful Noise). The Foster High School Falcon Band will perform "Out of the Darkness," which features contemporary music from composers Prokofiev, Gillingham and Adams. The Lamar Consolidated High School Mighty Mustang Band continues its 60-plus- year march towards excellence with a show entitled "Re-Invention."

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