Weekly Announcements 5-13-19

May 13, 2019 By


*NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) In case you missed the MANDATORY Band meeting, there is a make-up meeting in the band room on Monday night, May 20th at 7:00pm.

(Full Band) Our final band concert and awards night will be Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium. All 4 bands plus Woodwind Choir will be performing. Attire for this concert is your choice of DRESS CLOTHES, which does not have to be concert black. It should be appropriate for a concert however: no mini-skirts or
leggings please. Arrival time is 5:30pm . All students will sit down front for the duration of the concert since we are doing some awards in between songs.

(Jazz Band) Blue Note Jazz Band will be performing at the VA Hospital this Friday, May 17th from 11:00-12:30.

(Full Band) If you have a school instrument of any kind, it should be returned to East by Wednesday. We need to have time to check things over before checking them out again.

(Full Band) UNL Summer Marching Band Camp! Link for information and registration: https://www.unl.edu/band/cornhusker-summer-marching-band-camp

(Full Band) All-State Band Audition Music for 2019 is now available on the NMEA website. https://nmeanebraska.site-ym.com/page/2019AllStateBand

(Woodwind Choir) We will rehearse Tuesday at 7:20am on stage.

(Tri-M) The Tri-M Pinning Ceremony, Elections, and end of the year party will take place this Thursday after school in the Band Room. Make sure you have 12 points, dues paid, and an audition completed (audition for new members only) by
Wednesday in order to become an official member.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

12 13 14

Band Concert & Awards 6:00 p.m.

15 16

Tri-M Pinning Ceremony/Elections


Take instrument home for the summer

Blue Note performance @ VA Hospital 11:00-12:30

19 20

Locker clean out all classes!

Seniors check in locks and lockers

Band make up meeting 7:00 p.m.


Finals 1, 2 & 5


Finals 8,7, & 6


Finals 4 & 3

24 25

*Reminders from previous announcements:

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

(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.

–Mr. T



Even though the year is almost over, we are already looking ahead to next year with a really fun and exciting fundraiser.   We are putting together a cookbook!!  We will be collecting recipes from our band families this summer and assembling them into a cookbook for purchase this fall. Proceeds will be used to support the band.  We are looking for 5-6 volunteers to help with this project.  If you are interested in helping out, please email the Cookbook Chair, Heather Johnson, at k3johnson@ymail.com



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.


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.