Weekly Announcements 10-22-18

October 23, 2018 By


*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band)​​  This week is “Transition Week.”  We will do pep tunes in class so marching instruments will be used.  We’ll also check out bass clarinets, French horns, etc.  Next week we’ll start with concert band music.

(Full Band) Congratulations to the following instrumentalists for being selected to the All-State Band, Jazz Band, or Orchestra: Jazz Band:  Richard Batelaan Concert Band:  Alyse Monismith, Sarah Melton, Savana Brakeman, Minjae Song, Anna Riley, Emma Williams, Jenna Reiners, Blake Welch  Orchestra:  Katherine Schmit, Larissa Myers *Larissa Myers was selected on both violin and trombone and chose violin. *Richard Batelaan was selected for both Jazz Band and Concert Band and chose Jazz Band.

(Full Band)  ​​Congrats to the following students for being selected into the Doane University Fall Festival of Winds:   Aubrey Fornander, Nathan Himmelberg, Jason Manzitto, Larissa Myers, Katherine Schmit, and Blake Welch.  They will participate in rehearsals and a performance on Saturday, November 3rd.

(Full Band)  ​​Go see the East musical, “The Music Man”  this Thursday through Saturday,  7:00pm, tickets are $7 at the door or can be ordered online at http://wp.lps.org/ehstheatre

(Full Band)​​  There will be a Sign up Genius for any students who would like some service hours by playing for the Lincoln Half-Marathon this Sunday, Oct. 28th.  We will meet at Morley Elementary and you must wear blue band polos.  Arrive at Morley by 8 a.m. (allow plenty of time as streets will be blocked off.)  We will play from 8:30-9:15ish.

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E44A5A62FAB9-goodJYO Audition ALL 2018

(Full Band)  ​​See the attachment for ordering a DVD or Blu-Ray of Saturday’s NSBA State Festival.

NSBA State Marching 2018 Order Formpdf (1)

(9th Grade Band) ​​ JYO auditions will be held Nov. 7th and there are openings for Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion.  See the attachment for audition music.


(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su M T W TH F Sa
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Musical Musical; Locker clean out Musical
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Half marathon Concert instruments

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band)​​  Wayne St. College Festival of Honor Bands will be held on Saturday, January 26th.  You will find ALL audition instructions and materials at www.wsc.edu/honor-band​​.  Please follow the Audition Instructions found on the website when making and submitting auditions.

(Full Band)  ​​UNO Woodwind Day details are in the office.

(Full Band)  ​​Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band details are now available.  See attachment for full details.  

–Mr. T


Please plan to attend our next Booster Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.  We will discuss volunteer needs for the upcoming Craft Fair and Giftwrapping at Gateway Mall, upcoming performances and everyone’s favorite topic—financials!!!


Please mark your calendar to attend the 2nd annual Vendor and Craft Fair on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the East Gyms. This is a fundraiser to support the band!

We will have more than 100 direct sales vendors and craftspeople to help you with all of your holiday shopping needs!!  We will have booths for everyone from Tupperware to Thirty-One, from LuLuRoe to Scentsy, from jewelry and metal artists to honey and tea vendors.

Gift wrapping will be available (free-will donation suggested).

Lunch will also be available.

We will be asking for adult and student volunteers for the event.  Students can earn service hours for helping out!  Volunteers are welcome to shop during their shift.

We will have a sign-up sheet available soon.  More information will also be available at the November Parent Meeting!!


Marching band season has come to an end and you know what that means????  Gift wrapping at Gateway will soon be here!!!

Every year, the band students and their parents volunteer to provide gift wrapping services to shoppers at Gateway Mall from the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.  Shifts are in the evenings during the week and all day on the weekends.

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and it takes A LOT of volunteers to pull it off.

We will be asking for volunteers, not only to help gift wrap, but to also donate gift wrapping supplies including high-quality wrapping paper, ribbon/bows, tissue paper, boxes, etc.

We will have a sign-up sheet available soon.  More information will also be available at the November Parent Meeting!!


Consider Joining the Booster Board for the 2019-2020 Year

The Booster Board is seeking new board leadership next year to replace outgoing members.  We are looking for:

Vice President (2-year commitment with accession to President in the second year) – assists with fundraisers/identification of project chairs, assumes duties of President when necessary, assists with board operations and other duties as assigned.

Treasurer – keeps all financial records of the Band Boosters, disburses all monies as required, prepares monthly reports and other duties as assigned.

Communications Director/Media – responsible for distributing communications to the parents from band directors and Booster Board, prepares flyers and materials for fundraisers, prepares sign-ups for volunteer opportunities, maintains band website and coordinates with social media band leaders about posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and other duties as assigned.

Serving as a board member is a time commitment, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have as a parent at East.  Not only will you meet and develop fantastic friendships, you will also have many opportunities to work closely with our band students and their families and provide valuable input about the band program and activities in the future.

If you are interested in serving on the Booster Board next year, please email the Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com


Please consider purchasing Marcus Theater tickets or coffee/tea/cider/hot chocolate from The Mill.  They make great gift ideas and you can support the band at the same time!!


Fall blockbuster movies are coming your way!  Get prepared by placing an order for discounted Marcus Movie Theater tickets and gift cards.  Not only easy, your purchase helps the band!!  Orders are due to Chair Paula Williams by the 10th of each month.

Questions? Email Paula @ penbroke28@gmail.com.

For more information, please refer to the attached brochure.


The Mill and the Boosters are teaming up with a coffee/tea/hot chocolate/cider fundraiser! Everyone knows someone who likes coffee! Students will make $5.50 per coffee bag sold and $5 per tea bag sold. Money earned will go towards the band.  Monthly orders will be accepted at the monthly booster meetings.  Orders will then be ready within about a week.  Visit the Band’s website at www.lincolneastband.org.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Fundraisers” to access the order forms.  Please contact Miki Valenta at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com if you have any questions.