Weekly Announcements for 9-4-18

September 4, 2018 By

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

NEW on this week’s announcements:

(Full Band) Our 1st AWAY football game is this Friday. See attached itinerary if you are scheduled to play.
Away Game Rosters 2018 (2)

(Full Band) All-State Auditioners! –Mr. Kenney will register everyone on Thursday morning during class. Students should bring the CHECK for $20 made payable to EAST HIGH SCHOOL by this Friday, September 7th. You should also have ALL of the music to audition: 2 etudes, scales, and the excerpt. The scale will be announced just prior to recording.

(Full Band) Volunteer opportunity! Make the day for a terminally ill, autistic young man who LOVES watching marching bands perform. Share your talent and marching skills at a party celebrating his life! Any interested band members that would like to use their musical skills and perform as part of a small marching band at a celebration of life party on September 22nd should contact Isaac Cary or his parents, David and Paulette, drandpjcary@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest!

(Full Band) A second volunteer opportunity will be this weekend at the Husker game. Attire is Husker gear and playing time is 1:00-1:30pm and then you get free food! See Caleb Rasmussen if any questions. Meet at St. Paul United Methodist Church downtown.

(Tri-M) Please fill out the t-shirt survey:

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NzAyNjU3MjIwMlpa/mc/MTY0NDA5MzA0OTFa/details

(10-12 Band) Leadership meetings are Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. Clarinets have treats this week.

(10-12 Band) Leadership will be playing on 107.3 the morning of Friday, September 14th at 7:00 a.m. More details as we get closer.

(Full Band) Next 2 weeks at a glance:

Su M T W TH F Sa
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1st AWAY Game (Polo/Jeans)

4:30 p.m.

Flute Salad
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Senior

Solo

Auditions

8:00 AWAY

game,

Leadership;

107.3 @7a.m.

Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band) Doane University Honor Band info is now available. One web link is for general information: www.doane.edu/ffw-students and one web link is for audition materials: www.doane.edu/ffw-student-application . There are two paths to take for this group: auditioned and non-auditioned. If you audition, you are guaranteed a spot in 1 of the 3 bands. If you don’t audition, you are not guaranteed a spot.

(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) 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) 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) Concordia University Musical Arts Day is October 26th! Any interested students are welcome to audition for this Honor Band, which takes place just after Marching season ends. Deadline to audition is Monday, September 10th. Please refer to website for more details and audition requirements: www.cune.edu/MAD .

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

MONTHLY BOOSTER PARENT MEETING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

Please join us this Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room for our first monthly Booster Parent meeting of the year.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  We will be discussing upcoming band performances, volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and financials.  This is a great way for 9th grade parents to meet 10th-12th grade parents and for our 10th-12th grade parents welcome our 9th grade parents to our band family.

CAR DECALS, PHOTO BUTTONS, BAND APPAREL, SPIRIT GEAR AND BAND DIRECTORY ORDERS***

If you have ordered car decals, photo buttons, band apparel, parent band apparel/spirit gear and parent directories, those orders will be available for pick up at the Booster Parent Meeting this Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the band room.

If you are not able to pick up your orders this Thursday at the meeting, you are welcome to email the Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

WE ARE IN NEED OF WATER VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEK!!

We are in need of four (4) water volunteers this week—two (2) before the game to fill coolers and set them up in the stands and to help refill coolers at half-time; and two (2) to help refill coolers at half-time, clean them out and put away after the game.

If you can help Friday night, 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

We are looking for permanent water volunteers for the remainder of the games and performances this year.  This would be a great opportunity for one of our high school students (who is not in band already) to support the band and perhaps earn volunteer hours.  If you know of anyone who may be interested (perhaps a sibling of your band student), please contact the Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.