Weekly Announcements 10-29-18

October 30, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements: 
(Full Band)​​ There will be a short informational meeting for those wanting to participate in the Blue Rush Pep Band after school this Wednesday in the Strings room.

(Full Band)​​ There will be a short informational meeting for those wanting to participate in Brass Choir Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Strings room.

(Full Band)​​ There will be a short informational meeting for those interested in participating in Solos or Ensembles this year Thursday at 7:30am in the Strings room.

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Brass Choir mtg 7:30am

Pep Band mtg after school Happy Halloween!

S & E mtg 7:30am Doane Honor Band
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JYO Auditions Pre-ACT 10th Gr. Only Day

 

Reminders from previous announcements:
(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.

JYO Audition ALL 2018

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

NEXT BOOSTER PARENT MEETING

Please plan to attend our next Booster Parent Meeting this 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!!!

LINCOLN EAST BAND CRAFT FAIR

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!!

GIFT WRAPPING AT GATEWAY IS COMING SOON!!!

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!!

THE BOOSTER BOARD NEEDS YOU!

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

ONGOING FUNDRAISERS

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!!

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GOOD MOVIE? MARCUS MOVIE THEATER TICKETS AND GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE

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.

IT’S FALL—THE PERFECT TIME TO ORDER HOT DRINKS FROM THE MILL

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.