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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ACROPOLIS IX

    We need PARENT HELP for a day!  Acropolis IX is coming and we need A LOT of hands-on help on Friday and/or Saturday, Nov. 10 and/or 11.
    If you will help us, go to this link below.  Thanks in advance!!

    Acropolis Parent Help
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4DA9AD2EA0FE3-anight1


    FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

     

    *NEW on this week’s announcements:

    (Full Band) Congratulations to the following band members who were selected to an ALL-STATE ensemble:

    Savana Brakeman (Trumpet) Band
    Bekah Guilford (Trumpet) Jazz Band
    Daniel Laws (Trumpet) Orchestra
    Jack McGowan (Clarinet) Band
    Sarah Melton (Alto Sax) Band
    Nathan Renard (Trumpet) Band
    Katherine Schmit (Trumpet) Orchestra
    Minjae Song (Clarinet) Band
    Blake Welch (Tuba) Band (Alternate)
    Jayne Whitman (Clarinet) Band
    Emma Williams (Clarinet) Band

    (Full Band) Congratulations to Richard Batelaan, Katherine Miratsky, Cassie Roberts, and Katherine Schmit for being selected to perform in the Doane Honor Band on October 28th.

    (Full Band) A big THANK YOU to all students and parents who worked at the LPS Contest on Saturday.

    (10-12 Band only) Information for the Northwest Missouri State University Honor Band is available here: https://www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/musicfestival.htm

    Recurring Announcements/same from last week:

    (Full Band)  Sign up if you’d like to play for the Lincoln Half Marathon on October 29th.  Report time would be at Morley Elementary at 8:30 a.m. and we’d be done about 9:30 a.m.

    (Full Band) Night at the Acropolis reservations are available from the Band website here:  http://goband.org/acropolis/.  Seats are limited and tables go quickly.  (Students do not need to get tickets and will have a general section if available.)

    (10-12 Band only) Information is available for the UNL Winter Winds Festival.  See website for details: https://www.unl.edu/band/winterfestival

    (10-12 Band only) Information is available is available now for the UNO BOCH Festival.  See website for details: http://www.music.unomaha.edu/boch


    NSBA STATE MARCHING COMPETITION ITINERARY

    The itinerary for the NSBA competition this Saturday, October 21st can be found here.

    http://goband.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NSBA-itinerary-2017.doc.pdf

    9th graders will perform at 6:15 p.m. and 10th-12th grade will perform at 8:45 p.m., with awards at 10:00.

    Please join us for our last performance of the marching season!  Let’s make it our best performance yet!!


    NIGHT AT THE ACROPOLIS IX–Reservations are Now Being Taken

    Seating is filling up quickly!  Night at the Acropolis is a biennial fundraiser for the entire East music department showcasing the talents of students in orchestra, show choir and band.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Gym.  Reservations are available via the East Band website, www.goband.org/acropolis

    Seating is limited. Reservations are not guaranteed until payment is received in the East HS Main Office. Seating will be assigned in the order that payment is received.

    Both table and bleacher seating is available. This is an outstanding event with a full crowd. Reserve your seats as soon as possible. You don’t want to miss this event!!!

    Thank you!!


    HELP!  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS !!!

    NSBA STATE MARCHING COMPETITION

    We are in need of volunteers for our last marching competition this Saturday, October 21st:

    *BAND ROADIES/PIT CREW: Move equipment to the field, set up during half-time and put equipment away after the show

    *FUN WITH FLAGS:  Assisting the Color Guard with hair, makeup, uniforms, and flags.

    *PLAY WITH PLUMES:  Assisting students to find their uniforms, shine shoes, insert plumes into their hats, and put their uniforms away at the end of the gam

    If you can help, we would appreciate it so much!!! You can even make it a family event! Sign-up sheets are available at http://goband.org/boosters/sign-up-sheets/

    VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR VOLUNTEERS

    We are looking for student and adult volunteers during the Vendor and Craft Fair on Sunday November 19th in the Cafeteria.  We will have several shifts available between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. including:

    *Set up and tear down help with vendor booths and/or soup feed

    *Runners/vendor assistants/”customer service”

    *Gift wrappers (practice for the upcoming Gift Wrapping at the Mall!)

    *Soup servers

    All proceeds from raffle and the soup/sandwich feed will support the #savethetubas campaign. Students can earn service hours by volunteering!  Sign up sheets will be available soon.

    GIFT WRAPPING AT THE MALL

    It may be fall now, but the holidays will be here before you know it.  We are looking ahead to that special season and seeking volunteers to help us with Gift Wrapping at Gateway Mall beginning the week after Thanksgiving and lasting until Christmas Eve.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and it takes A LOT of people to pull it off.

    We will be looking for student and adult volunteers to work various shifts between the week after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to wrap presents, take money and direct traffic.  Please keep an eye out for sign up sheets!


    YOUR # T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, DECALS AND BAND APPAREL ORDERS ARE READY FOR PICK UP 

    All t-shirts/apparel, photo button and car decals will be available for pick up during the pizza party at 6:45 on Saturday.  We will have a table set up outside of the main (south) gym. If you have ordered a #t-shirt, half-time show shirt or apparel from ArtFX, please stop by and pick up your items!!


    VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR -NOVEMBER 19th

    We are excited to announce that we will be holding a vendor and craft fair on Sunday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The fair will be a fundraiser for the #savethetubas campaign. What a perfect time to get your holiday shopping done in one place while supporting the band!!

    We will have vendors from many popular companies including Lipsense, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, LuLaRoe, and many others, as well as several craft booths–crocheted items, home décor, wood signs, bath and skin care products, handmade jewelry, clothing and many, many more!


    DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FUNDRAISER?

    Our fantastic and supportive parents are always full of great ideas!!! If you have an idea for a band fundraiser, please feel free to contact the Booster Executive Board at eastbandexecutiveboard@gmail.com with the information.

    We know, we know—you may say to yourself, “But if I tell you my idea, you’ll make me organize the event.”  Not necessarily—sometimes all it takes is for one person to come up with the idea and another person to run with it.  We’d love to hear what you have in mind!!


     

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Fundraising Opportunities:

Scrip:  Please keep ordering!  We will be creating some fun incentives. Scrip is a great way to build funds for our general operating expenses AND the wish list! (See the Fundraising page at www.goband.org for details)

The Mill Coffee and Marcus Theatre tickets!  Print your order forms from the website HERE, and bring them to the booster meeting on the 1st Thursday of each month.


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