Weekly Announcements 1-14-19

January 16, 2019 By

Tom ThorpeFROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) ​The video audition upload is due Friday, January 25th. You may receive partial credit if it is submitted by Friday, Feb. 1st. After Feb. 1st, the grade is a ZERO in the grade book. *If you would like to record at school, set up an appointment with Mr. T. *All percussionists will submit an audition –you may want to record here at school, either before, after, or during 5th period.

(Pep Band) ​Games Friday and Saturday this weekend.

(Jazz Band) ​Prep Jazz groups start NEXT week! Horizons meets Tues-Thurs and Faction meets Wed-Fri, both at 7:15 a.m. in the morning.

(Solo/Ensemble) ​Solo/Ensemble participants will be performing at the Souper Bowl on Thursday, February 14th in the Cafeteria, as well as Solo/Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 16th at Lincoln Southeast.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su

13

Mo

14

T

15

W

16

Th

17

F

18

Sa

19

5:15 Pep

Report

4:45 Pep

Report

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21

No

School

22

Horizons

7:15

23

Faction

7:15

24

Horizons

7:15

25

Faction 7:15

Auditions due @ Midnight

26

 

 

**Announcements from Previous Weeks

(Full Band) ​It’s now official: We will have our first percussion class at East next year! What this means for all percussionists is this: 1st semester will not change at all. 2nd semester, instead of being in a class with the rest of the woodwind and brass players, you will meet during a separate class period (all grades 9-12) We are still working out logistics on how we will combine for concerts. This is a significant change but one that we feel has tremendous benefits and is the best addition for our program.

(Full Band) ​Now is the time to start thinking about next year’s schedule. We’d like you to remember that there are other music classes that are not ensembles that we’d like to fill up. Guitar I, Guitar II, Music Theory, Music Technology all only happen if enough students sign up for them. If you are looking for an extra class, please keep these in mind.

(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 7:00pm​ in the Auditorium. This meeting is MANDATORY.

(Full Band) ​Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band: Isaac Cary, Rose Jorgensen, Minjae Song, and Blake Welch.

(Full Band) ​Congratulations to the following 9th graders who were selected to be a part of the Kearney Underclassmen Honor Band on January 21st: Emilee Haggadone, Hayley Kennedy, Sage Monismith, and Ellie Syslo.

(Full Band) ​Congratulations to Richard Batelaan and Katherine Schmit for being selected to the UNL Winter Festival. They will participate on the weekend of January 25-27.

-Mr. T

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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:

                1. 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)
                2. 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.
                3. Monetarily–Without financial support from our band families, we don’t have a band program.  We need your support now more than ever!
                  1. 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.
                  2. 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.
                  3. Write a check–we will always and gladly accept donations!
                  4. Support the Lincoln East Band Amazon Wish List.

 

WISHES DO COME TRUE!  SUPPORT THE LINCOLN EAST BAND 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 eastexecutiveboard@gmail.com.

 

THE EAST BAND WINS THE SPARTAN VILLAGE DRIVE!!!

Thanks to the generosity of our band families, the Lincoln East Band won the Spartan Village Drive held in December.  Spartan Village is a clothes closet and food pantry for East students and their families who need some extra assistance.  The Student Council sponsored the drive and asked the Band to donate socks–and boy did we!!! More than 500 socks were donated during the drive!!!!  As a result, the Band won $100 that will be used to support the band!!  THANK YOU to all of our band families who donated to this worthy cause!!!

 

DINE OUT AT DON & MILLIES (84th & O)

Please come and support the band by dining out at Don and Millie’s (84th and O) on Tuesday, January 29th, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  HOW CAN YOU HELP?  Dine out, feed your family and support the band at the same time!

 

NEXT BOOSTER PARENT MEETING

Please mark your calendar to attend the next Booster Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.  We will be talking about activities and events coming up this spring and HOW YOU CAN HELP support the band.  Everyone is welcome to attend!!

 

 

 

THE WINNING SECTION OF THE GIFT WRAPPING CHALLENGE IS. . .  
AND CELEBRATING ALL VOLUNTEERS WITH A PIZZA PARTY!!!

the Trombones!!   Their section worked the most number of hours, on a percentage basis, the last week of giftwrapping!  Way to go, Trombones!!!

To celebrate not only the win of the trombones, but to also thank ALL of the volunteers who helped throughout the entire four weeks of gift wrapping, we are having a PIZZA PARTY on Saturday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m. at Sonya Brakeman’s (Booster Communications Director) home.  If you want to attend the pizza party, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044CAEAC2DA7FB6-pizza 

 

CALLING FOR PICTURES FOR THE BAND VIDEO!!

We are beginning to work on the year-end band video which will be shown at the last concert in May.  HOW CAN YOU HELP?? We are looking for pictures from ALL of the bands (marching, concert, jazz, 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, and we will send you an invite to upload those pictures to the band’s Shutterfly shared account.  Thanks!!!