Hal McCarty

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet.
Praise him with the harp and lyre,
Praise him with timbrel and dancing,
Praise him with the strings and pipe,
Praise him with the clash of cymbals,
Praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Ps 150: 3-6

Contact Info:

Email: halmccarty@lorenaisd.net
Phone: 254-857-4621
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Mr. McCarty's Daily 2018-2019 Schedule 

1st Period - 6th Grade Clarinets, Mr. McCarty
                   6th Grade Percussion Mr. King
2nd Period - High School Band
3rd Period - Planning Period
4th Period - 8th Grade Band, Mr. McCarty and                         Mr. Vela
                    6th Grade Trumpets  Mr. McCarty
5th Period - 6th Grade Flutes, Mr. McCarty
                   6th Grade Trombones  Mr. Vela
6th Period - 7th Grade Band (Mr. Vela and Mr.                        King)
                   6th Grade Baritones & Tubas Mr.                       McCarty
7th Period - 6th Grade Alto Sax Mr. McCarty
                   6th Grade French Horn  Mr. Vela                       and Mr. King

Calendar of Events

Oct 11    Begin Band Fundraiser
Oct 19    End Band Fundraiser
Nov 2     8th Grade Band Night
Nov 12   Veteran's Day Assembly @ 2:00 pm in the PAC
Dec 4     ATSSB Region Band Tryouts @ Robinson
Dec 13 & 17 6th Grade after school rehearsals                  from 3:35 to 4:30 pm
Dec 18   Winter Concert All MS Bands
             6th Grade @ 6:00 p.m.
             7th Grade @ 7:00 p.m.
             8th Grade following 7th Grade in the                 PAC


2018-2019 School Year

6th Grade Full-Band

After-School Rehearsals

All 6th Grade band students will have 2 after-school rehearsals before our Winter Concert.  The days of the rehearsals are Thursday December 13 and Monday  December 17.  Rehearsal times are 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM.  Students must make 1 of the 2 rehearsals and hopefully will make both rehearsals.  Students failing to make an after-school rehearsal will not not be allowed to perform in the concert.  Parents should promptly arrive at 4:30 in the front of the school. 

For the full informational letter for each grade, please click "Resources" above.

ATSSB All-Region Band Tryouts Info

Hi Parents,

Your child has expressed interest in trying out for ATSSB All Region Band. Region tryouts are Tuesday, December 4th at Robinson Junior High.  Students play scales and 2 etudes and compete against students from other schools in our region. Interested students are coming after school to prepare on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

We are planning on taking a bus to Robinson on Dec 4. This is a school day and students will miss the majority of their classes that day and responsible for any and all work that they missed.  We will leave around 9:00 a.m. Students will sign-in at 9:30 a.m. and the audition process starts at 10:00 a.m. The clinic/concert is held in Groesbeck on Saturday January 19. We will again provide transportation to this event for our students. Family/friends should be in attendance for the concert that evening. This is quite an honor to make this performing group. This will be an all day event as students learn their concert in the morning and early afternoon and perform early evening. As we get closer I will have more details. Cost to audition is $9.00. Please make all checks payable to LMS Band. This is due no later than Nov 16.

8th Grade Band Night

This Friday, November 2 is 8th Grade Band Night at the football game.  Students should wear their Band Shirt or a black spirit shirt (bring a coat too, it may get chilly).  8th Grade Band members will meet at the High School Band Hall at 5:00 p.m. Students are welcome to wait in the Middle School Band Hall until it’s time to walk over.  Supper and drink will be served. HS & MS bands will march in together at approximately 6:30 pm to the stadium. We will play for the tailgaters and get seated in the stands.  We encourage students to stay the entire evening but students may be picked up any time after half time. I hope this will be a wonderful experience for your child and be the start of a wonderful experience of participating in High School Fine Arts.

All 8th students must have their Emergency Medical Release Form turned in to participate.  I will be contacting parents if students have not gotten this taken care of.

Band Shirt Order Forms are coming next week.  Our 8th graders did a great job picking a new logo for us.  We'll take 2 weeks to get order forms in.  All 6th - 8th grade band students need a new shirt.  Cost of this shirt is $8.95.

All Band Shirt Forms and payment are due by Nov. 9.  Need another form, go to the "Resources" tab on top.


8th Grade Next Major Test 
        Due week of  Dec 3-7, Ab Chromatic Scale

6th Grade Next Major Test
        Each Friday over their Essential Elements Book.
        Lines posted in my Lesson Calendar      

Band Shirts should arrive in December

Fundraiser should arrive in December