Weekly Announcements 11-19-18

November 21, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements:
(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) 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)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift

Week 2 (Dec. 2-Dec. 8)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift1

Week 3 (Dec. 9-Dec. 15)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift2

Week 4 (Dec. 16-Dec. 24)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift3

(Full Band) The Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert is next Thursday, November 29th at 7:30pm at the Lied Center. They will be playing all the show music from this season, as well as pre-game, cadences, et

(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!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMsoUIMbhoHcWXMjtJgcRZ-pwfZqQFlfp_MsbjQDCOeO7rlg/viewform

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su M T W TH F Sa
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Pep Band

5:30-7:00

Brass Choir

7:15 a.m.

NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL NO SCHOOL
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
Pep Band

5:30-7:00

9th Gr

Kearney

perm forms

due

UNL CMB

High-lights

Concert

 

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band) Underclassmen Honor Band on January 21st need to turn in the permission form by Wed., Nov. 28.

(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) Info for UNO’s Honor Band is in the link here:
https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/music/community-engagement/boch-festival.php

(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 .

(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.

–Mr. T

GIFT WRAPPING AT GATEWAY
Gift wrapping at Gateway starts this Sunday, November 25th!!!

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?  This year, we will be located at the former “Tilted Kilt” restaurant site by the Food Court,

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)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift

Week 2 (Dec. 2-Dec. 8)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift1

Week 3 (Dec. 9-Dec. 15)
htps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift2

Week 4 (Dec. 16-Dec. 23)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift3

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 or to our location at Gateway—the former “Tilted Kilt” site by the Food Court..

WE HAVE BAKER’S 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.

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.

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.

Secretary takes meeting minutes and is responsible for keeping corporate records 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 

THANK YOU!!!
A huge thank you to all of our student and parent volunteers to helped out during the Craft Fair last Sunday!!  The vendors provided overwhelming appreciation for all of their assistance.  They said that they’ve never met more helpful, kind and respectful students as our students!!  This project would not have been the success that it was without you!!!  The Boosters are as appreciative and grateful for your help as well.

Next year’s craft fair is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 17th, 2019,h from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 (perhaps 4:00)!!  Mark your calendars to be with us!!