Weekly Announcements 11-12-18

November 12, 2018 By


*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Concert Attire is ALL BLACK and ONLY BLACK. Ladies: Pants and not leggings or tights only. Guys: Button down, long sleeve shirt is preferred. Band shoes are acceptable. No sandals, ties, or hats. Ladies, hair should at least be back out of your face.

(Full Band) We need workers for the 2nd Annual East Band Vendor and Craft Fair. It is Sunday, November 18th from 10-2 in the East Gyms. Sign up for as many shifts you want and you can receive service hours towards your letter. Sign up here:

(Full Band) We are doing gift wrapping at Gateway mall again this year and we need everyone to chip in and help! Sign up to earn service hours here:

Week 1 (Nov. 25-Dec. 1)

Week 2 (Dec. 2-Dec. 8)

Week 3 (Dec. 9-Dec. 15)

Week 4 (Dec. 16-Dec. 23)

(Brass Choir) Brass Choir rehearsal is Tuesday only this week AND next week.

(Full Band) Solo & Ensemble participants: Once you have your music and group selected, please fill out the Sign up sheet in the classroom and linked below. You perform for a judge on Dec. 18th!

(Full Band) Info for UNO’s Honor Band is in the link here:

(9th Grade Band) 9th Grade students interested in being selected for the Kearney Underclassmen Honor Band on January 21st need to turn in the permission form by Wed., Nov. 28.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su M T W TH F Sa
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
NMEA All State


Tri-M Symposium

NMEA All-State NMEA All-State
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Craft Fair—sign up!! Pep Band


Brass Choir


 7:15 a.m.


Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band) Remaining Concert Dates: Dec. 10, Feb. 12, Apr. 8, Apr. 15, and May 14. Please mark these on your calendar and look ahead to any possible conflicts. For those in winter and spring sports, look ahead and compare your game schedules with these dates. For those that have jobs, give these dates to your employer NOW so you don’t get scheduled to work on a concert date.*The February concert date was originally listed as being on Monday the 11th but has been changed to Tuesday the 12th.

(Full Band) Information for UNL’s Winter Festival can be found here:
https://www.unl.edu/band/winterfestival.  Application deadline is November 21st!

(Full Band) Information regarding the Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band can be found here:
https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/undergraduate/majors-and-minors/music/honors-festival .

–Mr. T


Please mark your calendar to attend the 2nd annual Vendor and Craft Fair this 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 115 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 towards their band letter for helping out!  Volunteers are welcome to shop during their shift!!

If you are interested in volunteering, you may sign up here:

Students, we especially need your help during the event!!


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

What is gift wrapping at Gateway???  It is our largest fundraiser of the year.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we offer gift wrapping services at Gateway Mall for a $3 suggested donation per package.

When is gift wrapping at Gateway??  This year, gift wrapping starts on Sunday, November 25th and runs through Sunday, December 23rd (we will be closed, however, on November 26-28th and December 10, 11 and 13th)

What are the hours gift wrapping is available?  Hours during the week are from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (or later as Christmas approaches).  Weekend hours are 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Shifts are two or three hours in duration.

Where will the gift wrapping station be located?  As of right now, we are waiting for Gateway management to tell us where we will be located so we will let you know as soon as we know.

What if I don’t have any gift wrapping skills?  No problem!  We still need you!!!!  Even if you can’t gift wrap, we can teach you, or we can use your skills elsewhere. We need lots of volunteers to help with customer service, to restock supplies, and to help our students while they wrap gifts.

Can my family and I volunteer to help?  YES!!!  This is a HUGE event for us and we need A LOT of volunteers to help out.  We need at least one parent and two or three students per shift (as we get closer to Christmas, we will need more people per shift).  Students can earn service hours towards their band letter.  This is a great opportunity for parents, grandparents and siblings to help out too!  Make it a family event!!

Can I sign up for more than one shift? YES, YES, YES!!  You can sign up for as many shifts as you wish.  We do ask that each student sign up for a minimum  of one shift during the event.

Where do I sign up?  We have sign up sheets available for all for weeks of the event:  If you and/or your student want to volunteer, please sign up here:

Week 1 (Nov. 25-Dec. 1)

Week 2 (Dec. 2-Dec. 8)

Week 3 (Dec. 9-Dec. 15)

Week 4 (Dec. 16-Dec. 23)


What about wrapping supplies??  We are taking gift wrapping supplies now–high quality wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons/bows, boxes, tissue paper, boxes, tape (scotch and packing), and boxes (we obviously need a lot of boxes–boxes of all sizes)!! If you have any wrapping supplies to donate, please bring them to the band room.


2018 Bakers Chocolates

We have the perfect gift for those on your holiday list

What’s the perfect gift for your child’s school teacher?  What about for their piano teacher?  The mail carrier?  The baby sitter?  The neighbor next door?  Your hair stylist?  Your co-worker?  BAKER’S CHOCOLATES!!

Holiday packaging makes these wonderfully smooth and delectable chocolates perfect for gift giving.  You can even treat yourself during the holiday season!!

Boxes are $5.00 and the proceeds will be used to support the band!  If you are interested in purchasing these delightful treats, please contact Angela Melton @ (402) 202-5383 or amelton93@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.


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.

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.

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