Weekly Announcements for April 16

April 18, 2018 By

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

(Full Band)  Congrats to all bands on their performances Monday at District Music Contest.  Thank you for helping manage this chaotic day without incident.

(Full Band)  Our remaining Concert is Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Attire will be NOT concert black, but dress clothes of your choosing.

(Full Band) Band Letter applications are due May 1st.

(Full Band) Drum Major clinics on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

(Full Band)  Drumline packets are available in the office.

(Full Band)  There is new info up on the NMEA website regarding auditions for NEXT year’s All-State Band.  Etudes and scales are already available for download–you can start practicing now!  The conductor, Patrick Sheridan is one of the most famous tubas players ever and is the founder of the “Breathing Gym” techniques that East uses frequently.  Audition info here: https://nmeanebraska.site-ym.com/page/2018AllBandOrchestra

(Full Band)  Auditions are coming up for next year’s Lincoln Youth Symphony. Info can be found here: http://www.lincolnyouthsymphony.org/site/student-info/auditions-for-2018-2019/

*Reminders from previous announcements:

(Full Band)  Woodwind Choir Friday mornings at 7:15 a.m.

(Full Band)  Drumline clinics/placements are April 30-May 4 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the Band room.  Color Guard clinics begin May 2-9, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym.

(Full Band)  Drum Major clinics and tryouts will be on the following days.  These are open to all current juniors and sophomores.

Clinics:  April 18th, and 19th.
Tryouts on April 23rd.
All events are 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the strings room

(Full Band)  Seniors:  Band Booster Scholarship applications are available in the office.  These are due in the office by May 1st.

(Jazz Bands)  Upcoming Jazz Band Performances:

April 30th – Jazz Café 7:00 at East H.S. in the Cafeteria

ATTENTION!!!!! 
THE SPRING CONCERT IS MAY 15TH (NOT MAY 8TH) AT 6:00 P.M.  Make sure your calendars are correct!!

NEXT BOOSTER PARENT MEETING
Due to scheduling conflicts, our May Booster Parent Meeting has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, MAY 1st at 7:00 p.m. (instead of May 3rd)  in the Band Room.

Everyone is welcome, including incoming 9th graders and their parents/guardians.

We will vote for open board positions next year and discuss summer band activities.

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR DIRECTORS AND PRESIDENT’S GIFTS
Every year, we like to thank our band directors and band booster president for the vast amount of work and hours they put into make our board fantastic.  At the final concert on May 15th, we would 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 that, we ask for voluntary donations from our band families to cover the costs of these gifts.

If you are interested in making donations, you may:

*Hand-deliver your donation to our Treasurer or Vice President at the or May 1st  meeting;
*Mail your donation to the school:  Attention:  Band Boosters, 1000 South 70th Street, 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 all donations in hand by Friday, May 11th so that we can present these gifts during the last concert.

Thank you in advance for your support!

DON’T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR 2018-2019 BAND REGISTRATION PACKETS! 
As of today, we have only received forms from about 90 students.  Don’t forget to turn in YOUR forms!!!

Band Registration Forms are due by April 30th.  You may drop off the forms in the East Office or give them to Mr. Thorpe.  You may also mail them in the envelope provided to you at the Parent Meeting on March 1st.

Make sure you fill out the forms completely and include your check(s)!!!!

Incoming 9th graders: If you did not attend the March 1st meeting, the forms we need you to complete and return to us can be found on the Lincoln East Band website or you may request the forms by emailing the Band Booster Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.

SENIOR PARENTS: NOW’S THE TIME TO DONATE YOUR STUDENT’S UNWANTED BAND APPAREL!!!!
The Band Boosters will accept donations of band apparel (blue polos, white t-shirts, black shorts, white gloves, black shoes, etc.), from our graduating seniors for use by students next year.  Please bring your donated to the band room during our May 1st Booster meeting or the May 15th concert.

BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2018-2019
Our Vice President and Secretary board positions will be open next year.  We currently have candidates for these positions.  If you would also like to be considered for one of these positions, please contact the Band Boosters at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com.  Voting will take place at our May 1st  Booster meeting.