Peach Bowl Bound!!!

If you have not heard, The Lago Vista High School Band is proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in this coming year’s Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, December 27th-January 1st, 2016. The Lago Vista Viking Band is honored to have received an amazing invitation to participate in the bowl parade activities, as recognition for the achievements from the past three years.

Attending the Peach Bowl will provide these talented and dedicated students the opportunity to not only represent our school district but also the community of Lago Vista on a nationwide scale.  We are asking for your help in making this trip come true. We will organize several fundraisers for the next few months and we are asking you to please support us in anyway you can. We would appreciate you passing on the great news to others. The more people that know about this great opportunity the more support we will get.

We’re very, very excited about this great opportunity. It is simply amazing! We will march in the Peach Bowl Parade, compete in Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Concert Band competitions, as well as be a part of the pre-game activities.  But most of all, our students will perform with about 1000 other musicians from across the nation in one of the nation’s most popular bowl games.  If you would like to help the band achieve the dream, you can donate at the link below:



Announcements for November 10, 2014

I wanted to invite everyone to the LV Band Booster Club meeting tomorrow night in the band hall.  We’ve moved the meeting up to 6:30 and would love to have everyone attend.  
What a great show the students put on Friday night with the addition of Middle School band students!!  It was great to see so many talented young musicians fill up our Viking Field.
LVHS Varsity football team is headed to the playoffs!  We will be traveling to Waco-Midway stadium in Waco, Texas on Saturday for a game time of 2:00.  Mr. Ruiz will be sending out call times for students later this week.  Thank you all who have chaperoned, filled ice/water jugs, donated money, snacks, waters, goodie bags, and overall supported our band.  They do feel the love on a weekly basis!
We will also start our annual tamale/poinsettia fundraiser today.  Mr. Ruiz will be sending order forms home with the students today but I’ve also attached one to this email.  This is a student fundraiser, so each student will be earning money in his/her band account for each order.  I’ll send details on how this will all break down later this week after the board has had a chance to discuss the details.  These accounts help students pay for their field trip expenses.  If you have any questions please contact me.
Mark your calendars for December 4th!  We’ll hold our first ever Fine Arts Department Talent Show.  We are working together with the Theater Department and will be hosting a talent show onDecember 4th in the PAC.  Tryouts are this week with Mrs. Hunter.  More details on the event to come. 
We also need one parent volunteer to serve as Middle School Band Rep.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND MEETINGS!!  We desperately need updates and a communication line between MS Band and the booster club.  None of the parents who serve on the board have a student in middle school and we really just need someone to relay information.  If you are interested please contact me.


Melissa Callan

Updates for the 2nd week of Football Season

First, I have to thank everyone who came out and helped with uniform fittings, alterations, and the first football game last week.  It was amazing to see all the new (and of course old) faces excited about starting another marching season!  We have fitted all but 3 band students for uniforms, and there are a couple of color guard members that we still need to get fitted.  
Thanks to some AMAZING ladies, we have alterations completed on EVERYONE who was fitted.  I am forever thankful for each and every one of you.  I’m hoping to be able to grab those few students before the game Friday night to finish up fittings this week so they can be sent off for cleaning.
Now on to week 2 of football season…
Call time for students this Friday is 5:30.  I know that LaTasha needs some volunteers to help sell merchandise during the game.  If you are available just reply to me and I’ll pass that information along to her.  We do need donations of snack items for students while they are traveling to and from football games.  If you are at the store and can pick up an extra box or two just send it to the band hall with your student.  There will be more information about this at the Pot Luck Dinner next week.
On that note, we are going to have the Pot Luck Dinner (or some variation) next Tuesday September 9th at 7:00.  Mr. Ruiz will be sending out more information to you all directly but I wanted to start getting the word out.  We also have a booster club board meeting scheduled for Tuesday.  I’d like to start the booster club meeting promptly at6:00, rather than our previously scheduled time of 7:00.  If you have agenda items that we need to discuss please email them to me.  Even if you are not a member of the board please feel free to join us!  We are working hard to include everyone and need input and help doing so.  We still need a middle school parent to volunteer to send out information to parents of beginner and middle school band.
Next week is homecoming!!  Yes, it’s early this year!  Thelma Lopez has been working on homecoming mums for the band to sell all summer, THANK YOU THELMA!  Vicki McCracken is heading up mum sales at the high school during lunch this year.  She is in need of a parent to help sell on Wednesday as she has to work that day.  If you can help PLEASE let me know.  We are still coordinating with Mrs. Stoner but should have details ironed out later this week.
I’m sure I’m missing something, but this is a good start!  Thank you all for being a part of and supporting the LV Band, together we can all make it bigger and better than ever!


– Melissa Callan

Welcome to the Lago Vista Band Boosters Website


Band Booster Meetings:

The Band Boosters usually meet the Second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the board room next to the cafeteria.

The final Band Booster meeting will be Sunday May 4th at 12:00 noon in the Board room. 

Booster meetings will resume in September. 


We are proud to announce the 2014-2015 Band Booster Officers!!!!

President – Melissa Callan

Vice President – Vicki McCracken

Secretary – Monica Mosqueda

Treasurer – Cory Phariss

Merchandising – Tasha Phariss






Spring Concert

Please join us in celebrating  the spirit of music in our Spring Concert. This is the chance for our band to shine while they entertain you with their musical talent. Don’t miss this event! The concert will be held May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm in the Cafeteria.




Spring Band Trips       

Beginner Band — Wednesday, May 14th, 2014,  ZDT’s,  Seguin, Tx

Middle School Band — Friday, May 16th, 2014, Fiesta Texas, San Antonio

High School Band  —  Friday – Sunday May 23-25,2014,  Dallas, Tx

2014 Lago Vista Varsity Band Banquet




Lago Vista Band Students, Parents, and Supporters-


Each year, the members of the Lago Vista Varsity Band program put in long hours and hard work rehearsing for performances, preparing for competitions, and supporting their school.  Director Pat Ruiz and the Lago Vista Band Boosters are again this year pleased to host a band banquet in celebration of their successes. 


We are excited to announce this year’s band banquet will be a held at the Trinity Events center in Leander, Texas.  The need for a larger available venue required us to look outside of Lago Vista this year, but we were pleased to find a great location within 15 miles of the high school.


The 2013-2014 band banquet will feature a catered meal with an Italian theme.  In addition to a salad, choice of pastas, sauces, and proteins, a special dessert will be provided.   The only cost to students and their guests will be a $10 meal ticket per person.


We hope that you will join us for this special event on May 22nd.   Please be on the lookout for additional information and tickets which will be on sale soon. 



State Solo and Ensemble 

High School Band Individuals — May 26th, 2014– Pflugerville

Be a brick in the foundation for generations to come!!!!


 It’s amazing to be a Viking!! Our new high school is underway and we

have an opportunity to Pave a Path to the Lago Vista High School

Performing Arts Center.

By purchasing a 4 x 8 brick, you can leave your mark for all of the

future. Celebrate a current and/or alumni student or show your Viking

PRIDE by taking part in this monumental opportunity.

BRICKS are LIMITED, so get your order in early.

Contact Tasha Phariss @ 817-713-6397 or any Band Booster Board

Member if you have any questions.

Place your order now! LV Band Brick Form

Thank you for your support.