Weekly Announcements 12-17-18

December 18, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Audition music is now out for next year’s (2019-2020 school year)
ensembles. EVERY STUDENT will submit a video. We only get a couple chances
per year to hear you play individually so it’s important that we hear your best
effort. We will talk through the video recording process after break.

(Jazz Band) Prep Jazz rosters are now up! Check in the hallway outside of the
band room to see what group you will be in. Rehearsals will start the 3rd week of
2nd semester (January 22nd or 23rd). If you have any issues with your roster
assignment, please talk to Mr. Kenney.

(Full Band) It’s now official: We will have our first percussion class at East next
year! What this means for all percussionists is this: 1st semester will not change
at all. 2nd semester, instead of being in a class with the rest of the woodwind and
brass players, you will meet during a separate class period (all grades 9-12) We
are still working out logistics on how we will combine for concerts. This is a
significant change but one that we feel has tremendous benefits and is the best
addition for our program.

(Full Band) Last week of gift wrapping! Please sign up here –we need your help!
Week 4 (Dec. 16-Dec. 24) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift3
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A REMINDER FOR WHEN YOU SIGNED UP TO WORK!

(Full Band) Solo & Ensemble participants: Tuesday is the first round audition! In
order to be eligible for the LPS Contest in February, you must play for the judge
on Tuesday.

(Pep Band) Report time for this Friday’s games is again 5:00pm , again different
from original schedule handed out. Attire is pep band shirts OR ugly sweaters!

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su M T W TH F Sa
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Finals
Solo & Ens Day!
(Blue Note Auditions
during final)
Finals Finals BREAK
BEGINS!
BB: 5:00pm
“Ugly
Sweater”
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Practice your instrument Merry Christmas! Practice your instrument Practice your instrument Practice your instrument

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Jazz Band) Next semester there will be two prep jazz bands. Who is in what
group is based mostly on individuals’ availability. Rosters for each group will be
posted by December 14th.

(Jazz Band) Blue Note Jazz Band auditions will happen during finals week. Mr.
Kenney will hear your audition during your scheduled band final.

(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) Remaining Concert Dates: Feb. 12, Apr. 8, Apr. 15, and May 14.
(Full Band) Mark your calendars: The 2019 Band Informational Meeting for
Parents AND Students is Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. This
meeting is MANDATORY.

–Mr. T

GIFT WRAPPING AT GATEWAY

This is the final week of giftwrapping at Gateway!  We still have a lot of opportunities for both parents and students to volunteer.  Please look at the sign up sheet and feel free to sign up for as many shifts as you wish.  Even if you can only help for an hour or two, that would be wonderful!

We are offering an incentive this week.  The section that completes the most volunteer hours between Tuesday, December 17th at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve will win a pizza party!!!  Parent and student hours will both count!  Remember to sign in and out each shift you work!!

Please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gift3

DON’T FORGET TO MAKE A GIFT TO THE BAND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON—USE AMAZON WISH LIST

The Lincoln East Band Boosters has created an Amazon Wish List for those of you who would like to contribute a specific item needed for one of the Bands. You can view the Wish List https://www.amazon.com/…/27JFB19Y1…/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_gm__wl

A link to the Wish List will also be placed on the Lincoln East Band Boosters website.

This list will be updated from time to time as the needs of the Band change. If you wish to purchase an item from the list, you may have it shipped to you and then drop it by the school or you can have it shipped directly to the Band at:

Lincoln East Band Boosters
1000 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68510

Not all of the items needed by the Band are available through Amazon. If you would like to donate toward any of the items listed or other items not available on Amazon, you can purchase an Amazon gift card in any denomination through the wish list or send a check made payable to Lincoln East Band Boosters to the same address.

As always, we appreciate all you do to support the students and teachers of the Lincoln East High School Band.

WE HAVE BAKER’S CHOCOLATES

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.

MARCUS THEATER TICKETS FOR SALE – They make great stocking stuffers for movie lovers

Holiday movies are coming soon!  Get prepared by placing an order for discounted Marcus Movie Theater tickets and gift cards.  Not only easy, your purchase helps the band!!

Questions? Email Paula @ penbroke28@gmail.com.

For more information, please refer to the attached brochure.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL!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