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    FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE:

    *NEW on this week’s announcements:

     (Full Band)  PEP BAND: No games this week!

     (Full Band) Mandatory informational meeting for the 2018-2019 Band for students and parents on Thursday, March 1st in the Auditiorium at 7:00 p.m.  

     (Full Band) SOLO & ENSEMBLE: The schedule for the LPS Contest is posted in the Google Classroom.  Please let us know ASAP if you cannot attend for any reason.  Souper Bowl is next Tuesday night (2/13), and the sign up sheet for performance times will be posted today.

     

    (Jazz Bands) All jazz bands have some upcoming performance starting in March:

    March 24th – “Spring Swing” at Northeast H.S.

    In the evening, Times TBA

    Non-competitive performance, food and dancing!

     March 27th – Northeast Jazz Festival, Norfolk, NE

      All-day event, students leave from school, arrive back in the evening

      Times and itinerary pending (performance times not set yet)

     April 23rd – Jazz Café

      7:00 p.m. at East H.S. in the Cafeteria

      Final performance for all jazz bands

    *Reminders from previous announcements:

    (Full Band)  As you begin registering for next year’s classes, keep those OTHER music classes in mind if you are needing to fill out your schedule.  Music Theory, Music Technology, and Guitar 1 and 2 are all semester classes that depend on enrollment for them to occur.

    (Wind Symphony) For those involved with the Orchestra Cadenza Concert (Formerly Finale) here are the dates for those extra rehearsals and performance times:

    Tech Rehearsal: Thursday, Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Full Run Rehearsal: Monday, Feb. 5, 4:45-8:30 p.m.

    Cadenza Concert: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.

     

    (Full Band)  Our next Concert will be Monday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the East Auditorium.  Arrival time for students is 6:30 p.m. and attire is our regular concert black.  Remaining Concerts are as follows:

        Feb. 12 – Bands concert

        Apr. 9 – Band & Orchestra “Pre-Contest” Concert

        Apr. 16 – Large Ensemble Contest (@ Lincoln High)

        May 15 – Spring Band Concert and Awards


    (Full Band)  UNL Band Directors Doug Bush and/or Tony Falcone will be visiting all 3 band classes on Wednesday, February 14th.  See the attached flyer –seniors may play a first round audition for them if you’d like.

     –Mr. T


    SOME BIG CHANGES ARE COMING!!!

    We have some big and exciting changes coming soon!  Please come to the band informational meeting on March 1st for the big unveiling!!!!


    SENIOR PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE

    Pictures taken on October 13th with our seniors and their parents at the last football game are available at
    https://easthighmarchingband201718.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

    You can scroll over the right hand corner of your pictures and the option to download the picture or post it to Facebook will appear. You do not have to purchase the picture from Shutterfly.


    SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET!!

    Valentine’s Day is coming up next week (February 14th in case you’ve forgotten). Don’t let the day pass without remembering those special people in your life.

    We have boxes of delectable and delicious Baker’s Chocolate available for you to purchase, or to sell to others if you choose. The boxes are $7.00 each. Baker’s Chocolates are perfect for your sweetheart, your kids, teachers, the mail carrier, your church friends, and yes, even yourself! Treat yourself to these most decadent sweets!

    We will have the boxes available for purchase outside of the auditorium at the February 12th concert. If you can’t wait and want to purchase some boxes before then, please contact Becky Miratsky at bmiratsky@integratedlifechoices.com and she will deliver them to you.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.


    MANDATORY INFORMATIONAL BAND MEETING FOR 2018-2019
    Thursday, March 1st, 7:00 P.M.

    The annual mandatory informational band meeting will be on Thursday, March 1st  at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  During the meeting, we will receive information about Band Camp, the 2018-2019 competition season, newly designed order forms for band apparel, car decals and the band directory, and other important information.  Please plan to be with us.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions about next year’s band season.


    CORKY CANVAS FUNDRAISER

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corky Canvas!  We need at least 15 people to sign up to participate in this FUNdraiser with a portion of the proceeds raised going towards the #savethetubas campaign. Keep your eyes open for sign up information coming soon!!!!


    SPRING FLOWER POWER FUNDRAISER COMING SOON!

    Spring is coming!  It’s time to start thinking about that garden!!  Watch your mailboxes in the coming weeks for more information about the opportunity to purchase beautiful and bountiful flower bulbs for that special corner of your yard, those flower pots on your porch or those flower boxes in your window!!!


    FISH FRY FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    Due to scheduling conflicts, the fish fry we were trying to arrange has been cancelled. 

     


    NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF. . . FINANCIALS!!!

    In case you missed our Parent Meeting last week, we have some important financials to report to you.

    To date, we have raised $10,705.73 towards the #savethetubas campaign.  This is 35.7% of our goal.

    70% of our band families provided contributions to our operations this year.  Our goal is 100%.

    Our expenses next year are projected to be $26,610.  These expenses include busing/transportation costs, show music/arrangement/choreography, advertising, senior gifts, color guard flags, and various other administrative costs.  To meet these expenses, we will need to raise at least $7,000 more next year than we did this year.  This means that we need to aim for 100% of our band families providing contributions for the 2018-2019 year.


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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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