Weekly Announcements for April 23
FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE
*NEW on this week’s announcements:
(Full Band) Congrats to the Blue Note Jazz on a successful trip to Greeley, Colorado to perform at the UNC Jazz Festival.
(Full Band) The Spring Pep Rally will be this Friday and all band members are welcome to play. You will be excused at the end of 2nd period.
(Full Band) Band Letter applications are due next Tuesday, May 1st.
(Full Band) All Leadership results will be posted this Friday after school.
(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) Woodwind Choir Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:15 a.m.
*Reminders from previous announcements:
(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/
(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) Seniors: Band Booster Scholarship applications are available in the office. These are due in the office by May 1st.
(Jazz Bands) Last performance for all jazz bands: April 30th – Jazz Café 7:00 p.m. at East H.S. in the Cafeteria This is the last week of rehearsals.
THE SPRING CONCERT IS MAY 15TH AT6:00 P.M. (NOT May 8th and NOT 7:00 p.m. on the 15th). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 donations to the band room during our May 1st Booster meeting or the May 15th concert.
UPDATE ON CONTRIBUTION TO LINCOLN NORTHEAST BAND
You may have heard last week that members of the Lincoln Northeast Band were on their way to a jazz festival in Kansas City when they were involved in an car accident just outside of Lincoln. Many instruments were damaged and/or destroyed in the accident. Several parents have asked what we can do to help. The Band Boosters have reached out to the Northeast band director, Brian Vuu, and we have consulted with Mr. Thorpe as well. Mr. Vuu is waiting to hear about insurance for the instruments. Those Instruments owned by LPS will be taken care of by insurance; instruments owned by students may be a different story. Mr. Vuu will reach out to us once he knows about the insurance situation. He appreciates the outreach and our willingness to help.
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 email@example.com. Voting will take place at our May 1st Booster meeting.