Weekly Announcements 2-4-19

February 5, 2019 By


*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Concert is Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the East Auditorium.Please arrive at 6:30. Concert order is 1) 9th Grade Band, 2) Symphonic Band, 3)Wind Symphony, and 4) Wind Ensemble.

(Pep Band) Games: Friday games, report 5:15 p.m. Theme is “cops and robbers.”

(Solo/Ensemble) LPS Schedule for February 16th is posted here:
Please relay times to accompanists and let Mr. Thorpe know if there are any
changes immediately. Also, be prepared to play in class next Friday during our
shortened class periods.

Please sign up in the hallway for a time slot to perform your piece at the Souper
Bowl. It is expected that all participants play as an opportunity to perform for an
audience before Solo/Ensemble contest the following weekend. If your piece is
longer than 3 minutes, please sign up for 2 time slots. The event is Thursday,
February 14th, from 5-8 p.m. in the East Cafeteria.

(Tri-M) Please sign up using the forms on the Tri-M Google Classroom to bring
supplies and volunteer for the Souper Bowl! There will be a Tri-M meeting this
Thursday in the Strings Room at 3:15 to finalize Souper Bowl plans. See you

(Jazz Bands) Prep Jazz Bands continue their normal morning rehearsals.

(Jazz Bands) If you are in the Wed/Fri prep jazz and haven’t yet, please e-mail Ms.
Urbigkit back! Check your student Gmail account.

(Horn Players) The Husker Horn Studio is hosting “Horn Boot Camp” at UNL on
Tuesday, April 2 nd . This will run from 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and will cover a wide variety of
topics, including playing as a horn section, basic horn maintenance, resources every
horn player should know about, and a masterclass where students can perform their
District solo and get feedback. The final hour of Horn Boot Camp will be playing
along with the Husker Horn Choir! Horn Boot Camp is completely free, and you can
quickly register HERE:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflEwV6LGfsluM0qq7u69EXrm_LUduDKCn46FJPS75_MiTRoA/viewform?usp=sf_link. Registration will close on March 25th.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pep Band:
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Winter Pep
Bowl 5-8pm
Early out for
Speech Tourn.
Pep Band:
LPS Solo &

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Jazz Bands) Here is a list of all jazz performances this spring:
March 23rd – “Spring Swing” at Northeast H.S. – All jazz bands
April 25th/26th – UNC Greeley Jazz Festival – Blue Note only
May 6th – “Jazz Café” at Lincoln East (cafeteria) – All jazz bands

(Full Band) We are looking for rock bands, cover artists, a cappella groups, solos,
and other musical acts to perform at the LPS Music Festival! This event is
sponsored by Tri-M, but you do NOT have to be in Tri-M to perform. Any LPS
student with a music act may submit a video audition at this link. Videos must
showcase your act and be less than 5 minutes in length. Audition submissions
due February 22nd. You will be notified by March 3rd with the final set list! See
Ms. Shively or Katherine Schmit for more details. Check out the LPS Music
Facebook event for updates!

(Full Band) We are having a pizza party on Saturday, February 9th , at 5:00 p.m. at
Sonya Brakeman’s house (4044 G Street) to say ‘thank you’ to our volunteers, both
parents and students, who volunteered during gift-wrapping fundraiser.
We also want to celebrate the victory of the trombone section, which won the
Gift-wrapping Challenge during the last week of the event!
If you volunteered anytime during the gift-wrapping event, and you want to attend
the pizza party, please sign up here:

(Full Band) The LPS Tri-M Chapters are collaborating to host a district-wide Music
Festival! The Festival will host performances from students around LPS with
special guest performances from other UNL and community groups. If you have a
band, small group, solo, or other talent show-esque musical performance, we
want YOU to perform in the show! Save the date for March 30th at North Star High
School! All proceeds from the event will go to district Tri-M Chapters, and a
portion will be donated to the Yankee Hill Education Center music department.
See Ms. Shively or Katherine Schmit for more details. More information to come.

(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


You’ve heard us say again and again that band is family.  That’s because our students and their parents lean on one another, support each other, step up to help when help is needed and are there for each other.  The Band needs your help, and we hope you will be there for us!  We need your support more than ever.  HOW CAN YOU HELP?  There are several options for you to help the band:

Join the Booster Board for the 2019-2020 Year–we are looking for a Vice President (a two year commitment) and a Communications Director (to start taking over the current Director’s duties next year)

Volunteer–We are looking for several Committee Chairs (August Tailgate Party, Booster Blitz, Water Coordinator, Scholarship Committee, Gift Wrapping, Amazon Wish List Coordinator, etc.).  We also need volunteers to help out during our upcoming fundraisers, special events and football games.

Monetarily–Without financial support from our band families, we don’t have a band program.  We need your support now more than ever!

  • We NEED parents to pay their annual parent contribution of $100 or more (this is the money we use to                       support the band’s operations)–if you haven’t paid your family contribution yet, please do so now!!!  We will set up a payment plan for you if necessary.
  • Attend/Participate in fundraisers and special events–Tailgate Party, Booster Blitz, Craft Fair, Gift Wrapping, Baker ‘s Chocolate, Marcus Theater Tickets, The Mill Coffee, Tea, Cocoa and Cider, etc.
  • Write a check–we will always and gladly accept donations
  • Support the Lincoln East Band Amazon Wish List 

What is an Amazon Wish List? It is a registry service on Amazon.com that allows people and groups to create a wish list and share it online so others may select gifts on that list. The East band directors have put together a list of the instruments and equipment they need the most.  The list will be updated periodically as items are purchased and new items are added to the wish list.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  Please visit our wish list at  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27JFB19Y1WUC1. We have items ranging in price from $9.00 to $1,100, and everything in between.  We have something for every budget!!  If you are interested in purchasing any items on the list, just select it and complete your purchase.  It’s just that easy!  Questions?  Please email the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.


Please mark your calendar to attend the next Booster Parent Meeting this Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.  We will be talking about activities and events coming up this spring and HOW YOU CAN HELP support the band.  Everyone is welcome to attend!!.



We are arranging for an East Night at Urban Air!  Please stay tuned for more details!!




If you volunteered during Giftwrapping at Gateway (both parents and students), don’t forget to sign up for the Pizza Party this Saturday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m. at Sonya & Savana Brakeman’s house (4044 G Street). Parents and band students from all sections and grade levels are welcome to attend!

We will be thanking and celebrating everyone who worked all of those hundreds of hours to make the fundraiser the success that it was! We will also be celebrating the victory of the trombone section during our Giftwrapping Challenge during the last week of giftwrapping. Please come for great food and some fun awards!!!

We just need a headcount to know how much pizza to order. If you plan to attend, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044CAEAC2DA7FB6-pizza 


We are working on the year-end band video which will be shown at the last concert in May.  If your child is a senior, and was in band for the entire 2018-2019 school year, we would like to feature their picture in the video.  HOW CAN YOU HELP??  If you have a senior picture of your child that we may use, please forward it to the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com by April 26th.  Prior to sending the picture to us, we ask that you contact the photographer who took the picture to obtain any necessary releases so that we may use the photo.  If we do not receive a senior photo from you, we will use your student’s band photo from this year instead.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?? We are looking for pictures from ALL of the bands (marching, concert, jazz, pep, show choir, musical pit, etc.) as well as our special events (Tailgate, Booster Blitz, football games, basketball games, competitions, Craft Fair, giftwrapping, band camp, etc.) to add to the video.  If you have pictures that we can use, please email the Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com by April 26th, and we will send you an invite to upload those pictures to the band’s Shutterfly shared account.  Thanks!!!