Weekly Announcements for 7-30-18

August 1, 2018 By

REMAINING BAND CAMP SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 31st to Thursday, Aug. 2ndFULL BAND (9th grade 9-12 only.)  Upperclassmen also come back for 6-8pm at Seacrest.

Wednesday, August 1st, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.—KONA ICE will be available for students who would like to purchase a snack at lunch.

Friday, Aug. 3rd – FULL BANDThis is a morning ONLY rehearsal and then pictures follow in the afternoon.  Parents will have more details on how this will work.  The Boosters will also have info coming regarding the tailgate in the South lot before the Band Exhibition at 8:00 at Seacrest.

Students will also need to leave camp to be at the appropriate time Readiness Days on Aug 2 and 3.

BAND CAMP  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Uniform Assistants
We still need several people this week willing to help with uniforms during Band Camp. There are many different duties (escorting students through different stations, distributing uniforms, ripping out hems, sewing hems, ironing, etc.) and several shifts from which to choose.  You don’t have to have any special sewing skills.  To sign-up, click here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-band4

Parent Assistant
We are in need of one person to volunteer as a Parent Assistant this Thursday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon.  Even if you can only help out a part of that time, we can still use you!

Bring a lawn chair and a book and hang out with the band!  We need an adult on hand in case of any injury, heat illness, etc. You don’t need to have a medical background, just a willingness to help!

This is an important job because it gives the directors peace of mind knowing that someone is available for emergencies.  Chances are you won’t need to leap into action, but we like to be ready just in case.

If you can help us out this Thursday morning, please visit the band website at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-band5

PICTURE DAY-FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Below are details about the band photo session planned for this Friday, August 3, from 12-4pm. A schedule has been developed to help minimize the wait time.

Details
Photos will be taken on the auditorium stage. Please have your band student arrive 15 minutes early (unless you are scheduled at noon) to get dressed in uniform and check-in. Parent volunteers will be onsite to assist.  Color Guard members will have their photos taken at a later date.

Dress Attire
Band jacket

Schedule
12:00 – 1:00 pm  Grade 10
1:00 – 2:00 pm    Grade 12 (all seniors)
1:30 – 3:00 pm   Grade 9 (please come either before/after your Readiness Days schedule)
3:00 – 4:00 pm   Grade 11
Note:  These are recommended times. If you have a conflict, please have your band student come at a time that works for you.

Orders
Still need to order a photo button or prints?  You have time!  Orders will be taken through Friday afternoon during the photo session.

Contact
Any questions may be directed to melanie@johnpetersonphotograhy.com.

TAILGATE CELEBRATION THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD,  6:00 P.M.-7:45(ISH) P.M.
The Band Boosters would like to cordially invite you and your family to the Second Annual Lincoln East Band Tailgate Celebration on Friday, August 3rd from 6:00 p.m.-7:45(ish) p.m. in the south parking lot (by the band room).  The Tailgate will celebrate the end of band camp, welcome our new members to the band, and allow everyone to socialize with returning members!  We had such a great time last year that we had to do it again this year!!!

Friends, families, and neighbors are invited!! The more, the merrier!! Just bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and of course your appetite!  Food and beverages will be provided.  Free will donations will be accepted.

What else will be happening at the Tailgate???

SILENT AUCTION
NEVER WORRY ABOUT FINDING A SEAT AT A BAND CONCERT THIS YEAR—BID ON THEATER SEATING!!

We are auctioning off five (5) pairs of seats in the auditorium. The winners will only be able to use those seats at band concerts and only for the 2018-2019 school year.  The top five bids will win the pairs of seats. Bring your checkbook and the winning bids!

SUPER SPLASH
It’s like a dunk tank, but different!!!  For $1/ball, take a swing at getting your favorite band leaders, parents and fellow musicians all wet.  Sorry, this does not include the band directors!

SALES TABLES
Go shopping during the party!  We will have our “Blue Light Special” table filled with gently used band apparel as well as spirit gear from years past.

SPIRIT GEAR/PARENT APPAREL
Come see this year’s parent apparel designs!  We will have information for you about ordering t-shirts, polos and sweatshirts from an online shop. Order them right away and receive them in time for the first game!

YARD SIGNS
Show your Spartan pride this year by purchasing a custom-made sign for yard.  Signs will be made of durable plastic and will feature your student’s name on it.  Signs will be just $15/sign.  Order forms will be available at the Party.

*****All funds raised will support the purchase of much needed band equipment. ******** 

BAND EXHIBITION PERFORMANCE
Most importantly, the marching band will hold an Exhibition Performance at Seacrest Field at 8:00 p.m. following the Tailgate.  Come for a sneak-peek of our new half-time show and celebrate what our students accomplished at band camp!!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!!
WE NEED PEOPLE POWER 
It’s not too late to help volunteer at the Tailgate. We still need food runners and helpers to tear down the party after the exhibition,

FOOD
No tailgate party would be complete without food.  Because of our really tight budget this year, we are looking for donations of food, beverages, and ice from our band families.

If you are able to volunteer with labor and/or food, we would be MOST APPRECIATIVE!!  The link to sign up is here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-tailgate

Thanks, everyone!!  We can’t wait to see you at the Tailgate!!

SALTDOGS TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE—BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!

Take me out to the ballgame. . . .

The Band Boosters have a “big league” fundraiser for you!  We are selling tickets for Saltdogs games!!

The tickets are good for any upcoming home game.  Tickets are only $12.00 each.  You can buy them yourself or sell them to your friends and family.

Our goal is to sell at least 100 tickets.  We are not quite there yet, but we only have about a month left to sell our remaining tickets.  All funds raised will go towards supporting the band.

Together, we can make this fundraiser a “home run”!!

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, now is the time!!  Please contact the Chair, Heather Johnson @ k3johnson@ymail.com

BAND FORMS, BAND FORMS, BAND FORMS!!!!!
As of today, we are still missing forms from about 40 students. Band Registration Forms are due NOW!!!  If you do not turn in your band forms, you may not get to march!!!

We need information NOW so that apparel can be ordered and ready to hand out at Band Camp.  Even if you do not need to order apparel, we still need your forms.

If you need copies of the forms, go to www.lincolneastband.org.  Please fill out each form completely and include your check(s) for any band apparel you may need to order and for your contribution.  Forms and checks can be mailed to Lincoln East High School, Attn:  Band, 1000 South 70th Street, 68510.

CONTRIBUTIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS CONTRIBUTIONS!!!
Please make your band contributions if you have not done so already.  The Band cannot operate at the award-winning level that it does without monetary contributions from our parents.

We rely on the contributions to pay for music, clinicians, drill, and busing.  As of now, we are about $6,000-$7,000 SHORT of our projected budget. That’s about the cost of busing to Grand Island for Harvest of Harmony.
If you’ve already submitted your band forms and contribution, thank you!

We have several levels of support for your convenience.  If you’d ever like to give more, you are always welcome. If the contribution is too much to pay at once, please send SOMETHING.  We’d be happy to take whatever you can give now, then chip away at it later.  The Boosters will be happy to set up a payment plan for you.  Just contact the Boosters to discuss this option.