Weekly Announcements 2-11-19

February 12, 2019 By

Tom ThorpeFROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Concert is Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the East Auditorium.
Please arrive at 6:30. Attire is concert black. Concert order is 1) 9th Grade Band,
2) Symphonic Band, 3) Wind Symphony, and 4) Wind Ensemble.

(Full Band) Concert Band Rosters for the 2019-20 school year can be found on
Google Classroom.

(Pep Band) Games: Friday games, report 5:15 p.m.

(Full Band) The Tri-M Souper Bowl is this Thursday from 5-8 p.m in the cafeteria.
Admission is $5 per person and includes dinner and dessert. Come support your
fellow classmates as they prepare for Solo/Ensemble Contest!

(Solo/Ensemble) Be prepared to play this week on Thursday at the Tri-M Souper
Bowl, in class on Friday, and at LPS Solo/Ensemble Contest on Saturday. Attire
for the Souper Bowl is concert black, and you should arrive 30 minutes prior to
your performance time. See the previous announcement for Saturday’s schedule.

(Tri-M) The Souper Bowl is this Thursday from 5-8 p.m. If you are bringing food or
supplies, please bring them to the cafeteria between 4:15-4:30. All volunteers are
welcome – please sign up using the Sign Up Genius on Google Classroom!

(Full Band) Information will be coming out soon regarding leadership application
info for next year, as well as band camp dates and performance schedule.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Band
Concert
Winter Pep
Rally
Tri-M
Souper
Bowl 5-8pm
Early out for
Speech Tourn.
Pep Band:
5:15pm
LPS Solo &
Ensemble
Contest
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Parent/
Teacher
Conferences
4-7pm
LPS Music
Festival
Audition
Deadline

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Solo/Ensemble) LPS Schedule for February 16th is posted here:
https://awesome-table.com/-LXJky5vVykmjLixFRto/view?filterD=Thorpe%2C%20Tom

Please relay times to accompanists and let Mr. Thorpe know if there are any
changes immediately. Also, be prepared to play in class next Friday during our
shortened class periods.
Please sign up in the hallway for a time slot to perform your piece at the Souper
Bowl. It is expected that all participants play as an opportunity to perform for an
audience before Solo/Ensemble contest the following weekend. If your piece is
longer than 3 minutes, please sign up for 2 time slots. The event is Thursday,
February 14th, from 5-8 p.m. in the East Cafeteria.

(Horn Players) The Husker Horn Studio is hosting “Horn Boot Camp” at UNL on
Tuesday, April 2nd . This will run from 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and will cover a wide variety of
topics, including playing as a horn section, basic horn maintenance, resources every
horn player should know about, and a masterclass where students can perform their
District solo and get feedback. The final hour of Horn Boot Camp will be playing
along with the Husker Horn Choir! Horn Boot Camp is completely free, and you can
quickly register HERE . Registration will close on March 25th.

(Jazz Bands) If you are in the Wed/Fri prep jazz and haven’t yet, please e-mail Ms.
Urbigkit back! Check your student Gmail account.

(Jazz Bands) Here is a list of all jazz performances this spring:
March 23rd – “Spring Swing” at Northeast H.S. – All jazz bands
April 25th/26th – UNC Greeley Jazz Festival – Blue Note only
May 6th – “Jazz Café” at Lincoln East (cafeteria) – All jazz bands

(Full Band) We are looking for rock bands, cover artists, a cappella groups, solos,
and other musical acts to perform at the LPS Music Festival! This event is
sponsored by Tri-M, but you do NOT have to be in Tri-M to perform. Any LPS
student with a music act may submit a video audition at this link. Videos must
showcase your act and be less than 5 minutes in length. Audition submissions
due February 22nd. You will be notified by March 3rd with the final set list! See
Ms. Shively or Katherine Schmit for more details. Check out the LPS Music
Facebook event for updates!

(Full Band) The LPS Tri-M Chapters are collaborating to host a district-wide Music
Festival! The Festival will host performances from students around LPS with
special guest performances from other UNL and community groups. If you have a
band, small group, solo, or other talent show-esque musical performance, we
want YOU to perform in the show! Save the date for March 30th at North Star High
School! All proceeds from the event will go to district Tri-M Chapters, and a
portion will be donated to the Yankee Hill Education Center music department.
See Ms. Shively or Katherine Schmit for more details. More information to come.

(Full Band) Remaining Concert Dates: Feb. 12, Apr. 8, Apr. 15, and May 14.

(Full Band) Mark your calendars: The 2019 Band Informational Meeting for
Parents AND Students is Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. This
meeting is MANDATORY.

–Mr. T

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE LINCOLN EAST BAND?

You’ve heard us say again and again that band is family.  That’s because our students and their parents lean on one another, support each other, step up to help when help is needed and are there for each other.  The Band needs your help, and we hope you will be there for us!  We need your support more than ever.  HOW CAN YOU HELP?  There are several options for you to help the band:

Join the Booster Board for the 2019-2020 Year–we are looking for a Vice President (a two year commitment) and a Communications Director (to start taking over the current Director’s duties next year)

Volunteer–We are looking for several Committee Chairs (August Tailgate Party, Booster Blitz, Water Coordinator, Scholarship Committee, Gift Wrapping, Amazon Wish List Coordinator, etc.).  We also need volunteers to help out during our upcoming fundraisers, special events and football games.

Monetarily–Without financial support from our band families, we don’t have a band program.  We need your support now more than ever!

  • We NEED parents to pay their annual parent contribution of $100 or more (this is the money we use to                       support the band’s operations)–if you haven’t paid your family contribution yet, please do so now!!!  We will set up a payment plan for you if necessary.
  • Attend/Participate in fundraisers and special events–Tailgate Party, Booster Blitz, Craft Fair, Gift Wrapping, Baker ‘s Chocolate, Marcus Theater Tickets, The Mill Coffee, Tea, Cocoa and Cider, etc.
  • Write a check–we will always and gladly accept donations
  • Support the Lincoln East Band Amazon Wish List 

What is an Amazon Wish List? It is a registry service on Amazon.com that allows people and groups to create a wish list and share it online so others may select gifts on that list. The East band directors have put together a list of the instruments and equipment they need the most.  The list will be updated periodically as items are purchased and new items are added to the wish list.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  Please visit our wish list at  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27JFB19Y1WUC1. We have items ranging in price from $9.00 to $1,100, and everything in between.  We have something for every budget!!  If you are interested in purchasing any items on the list, just select it and complete your purchase.  It’s just that easy!  Questions?  Please email the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.

EAST NIGHT AT URBAN AIR–COMING SOON!!

We are arranging for an East Night at Urban Air!  Please stay tuned for more details!!

 

 

 

WANT TO SHARE YOUR CHILD’S SENIOR PICTURE IN THIS YEAR’S BAND VIDEO?

We are working on the year-end band video which will be shown at the last concert in May.  If your child is a senior, and was in band for the entire 2018-2019 school year, we would like to feature their picture in the video.  HOW CAN YOU HELP??  If you have a senior picture of your child that we may use, please forward it to the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com by April 26th.  Prior to sending the picture to us, we ask that you contact the photographer who took the picture to obtain any necessary releases so that we may use the photo.  If we do not receive a senior photo from you, we will use your student’s band photo from this year instead.

 

CALLING FOR PICTURES FOR THE YEAR-END VIDEO

HOW CAN YOU HELP?? We are looking for pictures from ALL of the bands (marching, concert, jazz, pep, show choir, musical pit, etc.) as well as our special events (Tailgate, Booster Blitz, football games, basketball games, competitions, Craft Fair, giftwrapping, band camp, etc.) to add to the video.  If you have pictures that we can use, please email the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com by April 26th, and we will send you an invite to upload those pictures to the band’s Shutterfly shared account.  Thanks!!!