Weekly Announcements for May 7

May 7, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE
**NEW on this week’s announcements: 

(Full Band)  Our remaining Concert is Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Attire will be NOT concert black, but dress clothes of your choosing. Arrival time is 5:45.  Concert order is Woodwind Choir, 9th Grade Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony.

(Full Band)  “Hey Band” premiere is on again for Friday night, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Joyo Theater in Havelock.  Link for the sign-up genius to reserve your seats is here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-hey

Admission is $1 or a non-perishable food item that will go to the Lincoln East food pantry.

(Full Band)  Color Guard clinics continue Monday and Tuesday, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym.  Tryouts will be Wednesday, May 9th.

(Full Band)  Tri-M auditions are this Thursday after school.  Please come with your prepared music.

(Prep Jazz Bands)  ALL prep jazz band members will meet briefly tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. in the strings room. You will be turning in your prep jazz music and then we will have donuts!

(Blue Note) Blue Note Jazz people: don’t forget to bring your concert attire with you to school tomorrow (5/8)!

(Full Band)  Woodwind Choir Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:15 a.m

*Reminders from previous announcements: 

(Full Band)  There is new info up on the NMEA website regarding auditions for NEXT year’s All-State Band.  Etudes and scales are are already available for download –you can start practicing now!  The conductor, Patrick Sheridan is one of the most famous tubas players ever and is the founder of the “Breathing Gym” techniques that East uses frequently.  Audition info here: https://nmeanebraska.site-ym.com/page/2018AllBandOrchestra

(Full Band)  Auditions are coming up for next year’s Lincoln Youth Symphony. Info can be found here: http://www.lincolnyouthsymphony.org/site/student-info/auditions-for-2018-2019/

–Mr. T

BAND DVD ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN NOW
Each year the Band DVD is created using a compilation of pictures and video taken throughout this 2017-2018 Band Year set to great music. It also has a recording of the Marching Band performance and a senior spotlight to highlight our graduates!

This is a beautifully made DVD sold by the Boosters that is a keepsake for your students and families!

Orders will be accepted through May 15th.

DVDs are $12 each if you will pick up your order.  If you prefer to have your order mailed to you, the cost is $14.50 each.

To order a DVD, please download the form here: http://lincolneastband.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BAND-DVD-ORDER.pdf

DON’T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR 2018-2019 BAND REGISTRATION PACKETS!
As of today, we have only received forms from about 100 students.  Don’t forget to turn in YOUR forms!!!

Band Registration Forms are due NOW!!!  You may drop off the forms in the East Office or give them to Mr. Thorpe.  You may also mail them in the envelope provided to you at the Parent Meeting on March 1st.

Make sure you fill out the forms completely and include your check(s)!!!!

Incoming 9th graders: If you did not attend the March 1st meeting, the forms we need you to complete and return to us can be found on the Lincoln East Band website or you may request the forms by emailing the Band Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR DIRECTORS’ AND PRESIDENT’S GIFTS
Every year, we like to thank our band directors and band booster president for the vast amount of work and hours they put into make our board fantastic.  At the final concert on May 15th, we would like to take a few moments to say “thank you” to these vital members of the band program and give them a small token of our appreciation.  To be able to that, we ask for voluntary donations from our band families to cover the costs of these gifts.

If you are interested in making donations, you may:

*Hand-deliver your donation to our Treasurer or Vice President at the or May 1st  meeting;

*Mail your donation to the school:  Attention:  Band Boosters, 1000 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510;

*Drop off your donation in the main office and note Attention:  Band Boosters on the memo line.

Donations are strictly voluntary and we are happy to accept any amount.  We would like all donations in hand by Friday, May 11th so that we can present these gifts during the last concert.

Thank you in advance for your support!!

ATTENTION!!!!! 
THE SPRING CONCERT IS MAY 15TH AT 6:00 P.MMake sure your calendars are correct!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BEORE AND AFTER SPRING BAND CONCERT
Next Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:00 p.m. is our final band concert.  We will also be presenting awards and celebrating the year with desserts.

We ask our band families to provide desserts to share with everyone. Traditionally, freshmen families bring cookies, sophomore families bring brownies, and junior families bring cupcakes.

We also need some volunteers to help set up prior to the concert and then to help after the concert to keep the dessert trays full and clean up.

If you are able to help us, please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044CAEAC2DA7FB6-may15th

Thank you so much!

SENIOR PARENTS:  NOW’S THE TIME TO DONATE YOUR STUDENT’S UNWANTED BAND APPAREL!!!
The Band Boosters will accept donations of band apparel (blue polos, white t-shirts, black shorts, white gloves, black shoes, etc.), from our graduating seniors for use by students next year.

We will also accept any spirit gear (including band/section tshirts/sweatshirts, band parent/family shirts, etc.)

Please bring your donations to the band room during our May 1st Booster meeting or the May 15th concert.

DON’T FORGET TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR THE “HEY BAND” PREMIER
 The Lincoln East Band Boosters are pleased to announce that the premier of the documentary, “Hey Band” written, directed and edited by East’s own Madeline Schmit, and starring the 2017-2018 Marching Spartans is back on!!

The premier of this film is scheduled for Friday, May 18th , at 7:00 p.m. at the Joyo Theater, 6102 Havelock Avenue.  Admission is $1 or a donation of a non-perishable food item for the East High School Food Pantry.  Doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m. but no earlier.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 300 people (including 240 theater seating and 60 folding chairs).  We only have about 100 seats left!!!

Please register below.  YOUR REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT.  We will overbook the event to make sure we have a full house, however, seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 We ask that students and parents coordinate with each other to avoid duplicate registrations.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you signed up previously for the original premier date, your name is still on the sign up sheet.  If you need to change your reservation, please do so using the link below.

 To make your reservation, sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-hey

CONGRATS TO OUR 2018-2018 BAND LEADERSHIP!!
A big congratulations to our 2018-2019 band leadership!  We are so proud of each and every one of you and we know you will be outstanding role models and leaders next year!!

“It’s not about what’s standing in front of you. It’s about who’s standing beside you.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2018-2019
Elections were held at the monthly Parent Meeting last week and the members of the Executive Board for the 2018-2019 year will include:

Tricia Kehn—President
Miki Valenta—Vice President
Melanie Peterson—Treasurer
Kristy Manzitto—Secretary
Sonya Brakeman-Communications Director/Media