Weekly Announcements 4-8-19

April 8, 2019 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPETom Thorpe

*NEW on this week’s announcements:
(Full Band) Our Pre-Contest Concert is Monday night, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the
South Gym. Call time is 6:30 p.m. for 9th Grade and 6:45 p.m. for 10th-12th graders. Attire
is concert black.

(Full Band) Band Letter Applications are due to the Band office on May 1st.

(Full Band) Seniors who wish to apply for the Band Booster Senior Scholarship must have the application in on by May 1st.

(Full Band) Performance times for the District Music Contest on April 15th are as
follows: Wind Ensemble: 8:30 a.m., Wind Symphony: 10:10 a.m., Symphonic Band:
11:50 a.m., and 9th Grade Band: 2:55 p.m. We will have more details later regarding
when students are excused from classes, lunch plans, etc. Keep in mind that 9th
Grade band is the only group that we provide a bus for and all students in other
ensembles need to plan transportation to and from Lincoln High.

(Full Band) Drum Major clinics are April 17th, 18th, and 22nd, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tryouts are on the 23rd.

(Full Band) Woodwind Choir meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at 7:20am in the strings room. Students in Prep Jazz should go to Prep Jazz until Jazz Cafe.

(Full Band) Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey to provide feedback for the LPS Music Festival last weekend. If you performed, volunteered, or attended the Music Festival, we would love to hear from you so we can improve
this event for future years!

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Pre-Contest Concert
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
District Music Contest DM Clinic DM Clinic NO SCHOOL

*Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band) Participation in a UKE MASTER CLASS and COMPLIMENTARY tickets
ARE available for the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performance held at the Lied
Center on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Students must attend the Master Class
in the morning of the same day (11:30 AM) to be eligible to attend the performance
later in the evening. Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain FINAL (1) (2)

(Full Band) Remaining Concert Dates: Apr. 8: Pre-Contest Concert, Apr. 15:
District Music Contest, and May 14: Spring Band Concert and Awards Night.

(Jazz Bands) Jazz Café is coming in about a month! It will be on May 6th at 7:00 p.m. 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:
April 25th/26th – UNC Greeley Jazz Festival – Blue Note only
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 April 4th or May 9st booster meetings;
  • 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, May 10h 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!

WANT TO SHARE YOUR CHILD’S SENIOR PICTURE IN THIS YEAR’S BAND VIDEO?

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.

 

CALLING FOR PICTURES FOR THE YEAR-END VIDEO

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, Tri-M Music Festival, Cadenza Concert, Tri-M Souper Bowl, Solo and Ensemble Contests, 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!!!

 

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.