From the Desk of Mr. Thorpe

August 12, 2018 By

NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) ​ Band announcements will be published weekly for upcoming events, not only on Synergy, but also in the Google classroom, Band Facebook page, and East Band website: ​​.  All announcements will be placed into 1 of 3 categories: ​Full Band​, ​10-12 Only​, or ​9th only​.  We do this since some of the announcements will not apply to all grades.  There may be sometimes when we get even more specific, such as “Drumline” or “Jazz Band”

(Full Band)​  Instruments will ​not be needed​ until Tuesday for 9th graders and Wednesday for 10-12 graders.

(Full Band)  ​The East Band will perform at the Booster Blitz on Monday, August 20th.  Times will released soon.  We will stand and play some pep tunes and then lead the group down to a pep rally at Stewart Field.

(Full Band) ​ Please visit the NMEA website regarding auditions for the All-State Band.  Etudes and scales are are already available for download –you can start practicing now!  All grades are eligible to audition for All-State!

(Full Band) ​ Concordia University Musical Arts Day is October 26th!  Any interested students are welcome to audition for this Honor Band, which takes place just after Marching season ends.  Deadline to audition is Monday, September 10th.  Please refer to website for more details and audition requirements:​ ​​.

(Full Band)  ​The UNL Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition is this Friday, August 17th at 7:00pm in Memorial Stadium.  It is free and open to the public!

(10-12 Band ONLY) ​The first day of “early band” rehearsals will start on Thursday, August 16th.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings start at 7:15 a.m. AT SEACREST FIELD.  Students are welcome to take their instruments home Tuesday night so they can go right to the field Wednesday morning.

(10-12 Band ONLY–DRUMLINE) Drumline members need to be at school at 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 13th to play for 9th graders entering the building until 8:00 a.m.  ALSO, the drumline will perform at the Parent Welcome on Thursday, August 16th, times to be determined soon.

(10-12 Band ONLY–LEADERSHIP) ​All Band Leadership personnel should be at East at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, August 13th to be ready for the 9th Grade Day Pep Rally.  You will receive an ice cream treat for your time.