Weekly Announcements for 8-20-18

August 20, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE
NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Booster Blitz has been postponed until Wednesday, August 22nd.  Leadership is expected to be there, for everyone else it is OPTIONAL. ATTIRE IS THE REQUIRED BLUE BAND POLO AND BLACK BAND SHORTS –NO SUBSTITUTES!

(Full Band) Our first Football Game is Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  Itinerary is attached. A friendly reminder that ONLY BAND POLO and BAND SHORTS are acceptable –this is our required uniform. 8-23-18 Itin.doc (1)

(Full Band) The October 5th Football Game will be “Band Appreciation Night”. It will be full of Spartan band members: 9th grade will perform at Pre-game, Alumni will sit in the stands with us, 8th graders will also sit in with us, as well as honoring our Band Seniors at halftime. Stay tuned for more details.

(Full Band) Away Game Rosters: We have 3 “away” games at Seacrest this year. This means we show up in polos and jeans, sit on the other (East) stands and play pep tunes but do not march at halftime. We have split the band into 3 evenly numbered pep bands. Our primary goals were 1) disperse leadership/seniors evenly and 2) keep siblings in the same band for ease of transportation for families. Each student will perform at 1 of the 3 games. Exceptions: Color Guard and all Frontline are excused from Away games.  Upperclassmen drumline will play at all 3. 9th Grade Drumline will choose at least 1 to attend.

(Full Band) Tri-M music Honor Society’s first meeting is Thursday, August 23rd, after school in the strings room. ALL are welcome to come find out what this great group does!

 (Full Band) NMEA All-State Auditions –registration is due September 10th! Follow the link here: https://nmeanebraska.site-ym.com/page/2018AllState.  After September 10th, registration doubles from $20 to $40.

(Full Band) We will be starting a new feature in the announcements where we have the next two weeks at a glance, calendar style. This serves as a visual reminder for what’s coming up. It’s not too crazy now but may help as we get busier in September and October.

Su M T W TH F Sa
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Booster Blitz 7:00 p.m. Football Game

(Polos)

7pm;

Tri-M mtg after

school

26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Football

Game

(Uniform)

4:30pm

(10-12 Band) Senior soloist auditions happen on September 12. See the flyer in the hallway for more details.

(10-12 Band) Leadership meetings will start NEXT week, on Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in the Strings Room. Flutes will be up for treats.

 Reminders from previous announcements:

 (Full Band) Flute Salad! There is a unique opportunity for all flute players on Saturday, September 8th. Flute choirs from UNK, UNO, Wayne State, and Lincoln’s own “Cordi di Flauti” are inviting all Lincoln flute players to join in the fun. This is a cool opportunity to see and play Alto, Bass, and Contra Bass flutes! See the website for more information! https://www.bartlettstudio.org/flute-salad.html

 (Full Band) There is a new ensemble for LPS students called “Los Mariachis de la Cuidad Estrella”. It is open to 8th-12th graders and includes voice, violin, viola, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, bass, and harp. There is an informational meeting Saturday, August 25th at 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lincoln High School Band Room (132). The meeting is for students and parents who are interested. Rehearsals will be from 4-6 p.m. at LHS starting Thursday, August 30th.

(Full Band) Information for Pangea is now available. See attachment for all the details. This is the LPS Steel Drum ensemble. 2018 PANgea Information (1)

—Mr. T

BOOSTER BLITZ (Wednesday, August 22)
The Booster Blitz, the annual celebration of fall sports, will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd in the south parking lot (outside of the band room) from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  The Athletic Boosters have lined up Valentino’s, Chick-Fil-A, NuVibe and Schwans. The band, Color Guard, cheerleaders and the Apollonaires will also perform during the event.

The Band Boosters will be selling pop and desserts.  We are looking for some volunteers to help set up and man the sales tables between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.  We are also in need of some additional dessert donations of bars, brownies and cupcakes.

Sign-up sheets are available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-booster2

CAR DECALS, PHOTO BUTTONS, BAND APPAREL AND BAND DIRECTORY ORDERS
If you have ordered car decals, photo buttons, band apparel and parent directories, those orders will be available for pick up at the Band Booster Table at the Blitz on Wednesday, August 22nd

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FOOTBALL GAMES
Our first football game is approaching fast—this Thursday, August 23rd)!!

 WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEK:

*Move and set up equipment (“Pit Crew”)—we need 6 more volunteers;

*Assist student with uniforms (“Uniform Assistants”)—we need 8 more volunteers;

*Keep the band hydrated (“Water Volunteers”)—we need 2 volunteers

 *Sit with the 9th graders during halftime (“Band Wrangers”)—we need 2 more volunteers

If you can help at any of the games, we would appreciate it so much!!! You can even make it a family event!  The sign up sheet can be accessed here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-football

Feel free to sign up for as many performances as you wish.

YARD SIGNS
Show your Spartan pride this year by purchasing a custom-made sign for your yard!!! Signs will be made of durable plastic and will feature your student’s name on it. Signs are just $15/sign. Order forms will be available at the Booster Blitz on August 22nd.

 BAND PERFORMANCE AND EVENT PICTURES ON SHARED SHUTTERFLY SITE
We’ve had a number of parents who have had issues loading pictures on to the Band’s FB page. Many of our parents have also requested copies of pictures taken by other parents or the Executive Board. To address these inquiries, the Executive Board’s Communications Director has created a “shared” East Band Boosters site on Shutterfly.

Pictures taken by the Executive Board will be downloaded to this shared site. Any of our band families, including parents and students can upload and download pictures here as well. Those pictures may then be used on Facebook, Instagram or our other social media sites. Our band families may also purchase any of the pictures through Shutterfly.

The shared site will be updated after every performance or special event throughout the year. Right now, you can find pictures from Band Camp and the Tailgate Party on the site.

If you wish to be added to the shared East Band Boosters Shutterfly site so that you may review, upload/download or purchase pictures of the band from Shutterfly, please email the Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com and we will add you to the contact list.

VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR – November 18th
 The Band Boosters are excited to host the Second Annual Vendor and Craft Fair on Sunday November 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Lincoln East Gyms.  Our goal is to have 200 vendor and craft booths for your holiday shopping needs!  A food truck and gift wrapping will be available to shoppers.  All proceeds raised from the event will support the band.

If you know of any direct sales vendors or crafters who may be interested in reserving a booth for the Fair, please have them contact the Project Chair, Sonya Brakeman, at sbrakeman1971@yahoo.com.

We will need adult and student volunteers during the Fair. More details will follow later this fall.