Weekly Announcements 4-29-19

April 29, 2019 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPETom Thorpe

*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Percussion) Percussion placements are every day this week from 3:15-4:30 p.m. after school in the band room. INCOMING 9th GRADERS have clinics SEPARATELY, May 15-17.

(Full Band) Band Letter and Senior Scholarship Applications are due to the Band office this Wednesday, May 1st.

(Jazz Band) This is our last week of Prep Jazz rehearsals. Jazz Cafe is Monday, May 6th at 7:00. Call time for all groups is 6:45 p.m. If you are able, please bring a dessert or snack to share!

(Tri-M) There will be a Tri-M Meeting after school this Thursday in the Strings Room. We will take nominees for Tri-M officers for next school year at this meeting, and Officer Elections will be on May 16th. If you are interested in running for an officer position but cannot attend on Thursday, see Ms. Shively. We will also be discussing membership audition details and Jazz Cafe volunteering.

(Full Band) Auditions for the 2019-2020 Lincoln Youth Symphony will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 for all percussion players (including keyboard), and Tuesday, May 14, 2019 for wind instruments. Please see the Youth Symphony website for details and audition repertoire.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Perc:

3:15-4:30

CG-North Gym

Perc:

3:15-4:30

CG-North Gym

Perc:

3:15-4:30

CG-North Gym

Band Letter & Scholarship Applications Due

Perc:  3:15-4:30

Tri-M Meeting

Perc:  3:15-4:30

Leadership Posted

5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Jazz Café 7:00     Tri-M Membership Auditions

Marching Band Info Meeting 7:00

 

*Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band) If you haven’t yet, please take a few minutes and fill out this survey to provide feedback for the LPS Music Festival. We would love to hear from you so we can improve this event for future years!

(Full Band) Remaining Concert Dates: May 14: Spring Band Concert and Awards Night.

(Jazz Bands) Jazz Café is coming up quickly! It will be on May 6th at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria. This year’s Jazz Café is special, because we are partnering with the Art Department, who will be exhibiting art students’ work at the same event! More specific details for Prep Jazz and Blue Note performers will be rolled out as we get closer to the event.

(Blue Note) Blue Note will be performing at the VA Hospital on Friday, May 17th from 11:00-12:30. If you would like to attend, you are more than welcome! Mr. Kenney will dismiss Blue Note members for the appropriate times.

(Jazz Bands) Here is a list of all remaining jazz performances this spring:
May 6th – “Jazz Café” at Lincoln East (cafeteria) – All jazz bands.

(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

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE LINCOLN EAST BAND?

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:

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.

 

ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR BAND DIRECTOR AND BOOSTER PRESIDENT YEAR-END THANK YOU GIFTS

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year and the final concerts are coming so quickly! It’s been an amazing year full of two stellar marching shows, wonderful individual and ensemble accomplishments, and impressive band performances. We have a wonderful group of young musicians and we are sure you would agree that we could not be more proud of them!

Every year, we like to thank our band directors and band booster president for the vast amount of work and hours they put into making our band fantastic.  At the final concert in May, we like to take a few moments to say “thank you” to these vital members of the band program and give them a small token of our appreciation.  To be able to do that, we ask for voluntary donations from our band families to cover the cost of these gifts.

We sincerely appreciate your donations to help us show our gratitude for all the hard work over the year.

If you are interested making donations for these gifts, you may:

  • Hand-deliver your donation to our Treasurer or Vice President at the May 9st meeting;
  • Mail your donation to the school: ATTENTION: BAND BOOSTERS (1000 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68510); or
  • Drop off your donation in the main office and note ATTENTION: BAND BOOSTERS on the memo line.

Donations are strictly voluntary and we are happy to accept any amount.  We would like to have all contributions in hand by Friday, 10th so that we can present these appreciation gifts during the concert on Tuesday, May 14.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Lincoln East Band!

 

SIGN UP TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EAST BAND SHUTTERFLY SHARED SITE

The Band Boosters have set up a shared Shutterfly account for band parents to post and share band pictures.  If you have any band pictures that you would like to share with other band parents, or if you would like to access band pictures taken by other parents, please email the Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com and ask to be added as a member.  We will then add your email address to the membership list. You will receive an invitation from Shutterfly to join the site.  After you accept the invitation, you will then be able to post and access pictures and purchase photo products from Shutterfly.