Weekly Announcements 11-5-18
FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE
*NEW on this week’s 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) 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:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-lincoln1
(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)
(Full Band) Information regarding the Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band can be found here:https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/undergraduate/majors-and-minors/music/honors-festival .
(Brass Choir) The first Brass Choir rehearsal is Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:15 in the Strings Room. Rehearsals for this group will be Wednesday and Friday mornings. If you missed the informational meeting but would like to join, please see Ms. Shively.
(Full Band) All prospective Pep Band members: please fill out the registration located in the Google classroom by this Friday. Check the dates on the handout with your calendar.
(Full Band) Solo & Ensemble info sheet is also in the Google classroom. Now is the time to find your music and choose members of your group. If you need help with either, see one of the directors before or after school.
(Full Band) Information for UNL’s Winter Festival can be found here: https://www.unl.edu/band/winterfestival . Application deadline is November 21st!
(9th Grade Band) Information is now available for the Kearney Underclassmen Honor Band, which is held on Monday, January 21st. If you are interested, you will need to get a parent permission form signed and returned by Thanksgiving.
(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. Sign up for an audition time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44aca62eaa8-jyoband
(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:
|7:15 Brass Choir
|7:15 Brass Choir|
|NMEA All State
|NMEA All-State||NMEA All-State|
Reminders from previous announcements:
(Full Band) See the attachment for ordering a DVD or Blu-Ray of the NSBA State Festival. NSBA State Marching 2018 Order Formpdf (1)
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 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-lincoln1
GIFT WRAPPING AT GATEWAY
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) 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 @ email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.comShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest