» Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Announcements

Week of April 3rd

  • April Booster Meeting This Thursday! All Students/Parents enrolled in Band next school year.  South Gym, 6:00 PM
  • There are many changes on deck for the band program, all of them good!  If your student is enrolled in band this fall, attendance at this meeting is a must.
  • District Music Contest, Monday, April 10! We need your help!
  • East is once again hosting this annual event, and we need your help!  Fewer than half of the openings have been filled as of today. Click here to sign up.There are times available all throughout the day.  Consider taking a long lunch, or taking an hour of vacation time at the start or end of your work day to come out and help. Band, Orchestra and Choir students from all of the Lincoln public high schools will be coming to East, and they have been working hard to prepare their music.  Let’s welcome them as a well-staffed contest site, so they can focus on their performances.  Thanks!


  • Flower/Bulb Fundraiser:  These April showers will bring May flowers–but you have to order them first!  Flower Power Fundraising/Lincoln East Band Boosters  is our link to receiving 50% in profit, items directly shipped to the person ordering, and 100% guaranteed products. This is a fundraiser for our general band fund, which is much needed after a year and a half of concentrating on the trip.
  • 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!
  • Pinnacle Bank concessions will continue, and those funds will still go to individual student accounts, which can be used to cover the annual contribution and/or new clothing needs.

Gently Used Band Clothing is Needed

  • If your student will be graduating, or if they hit a growth spurt and outgrew their polo, shorts or shoes, please consider donating them back to the band.  We offer these items for sale on our “Blue Light Special” table. Please bring your freshly laundered items to the band room.

Booster Staff Needs for 2017-18 and Beyond

  • Seeking:  Someone to fill the office of Vice-President.  This is a two year commitment, as you will advance to President in year two. Must be willing to have fun while helping the best group of students and parents at East High!  If you have questions, please direct them to
  • We are also seeking someone to chair the Gateway Mall Gift Wrapping.  This is our most profitable fundraiser each year, and we’d love to have this chair filled.

From Mr Thorpe

Our “Pre-Contest” Concert will be Monday, April 3rd at 7:00pm in the Auditorium.  Concert attire will be the normal ALL BLACK attire.  We would like to stress that leggings are NOT concert appropriate.  ARRIVE time is 6:45pm.

Leadership Applications are due this Friday.

Performance times for the District Music Contest on April 10th are now posted:

9th Grade Band performs in the East Gym at 12:50pm.

Symphonic Band performs in the East Gym at 2:30pm.

Wind Symphony performs in the Auditorium at 5:10pm.

Contest Volunteers:  Student worker meeting this Friday after school at 3:15 in the Band room.  A separate meeting for Parent workers will be held at 5:00pm.

Interested in trying out for Drum Major for next year’s Marching Band?  If so, there will be 3 clinics before tryouts on the 18th.  Clinics will be held on April 5th, 12th, and 13th from3:15-4:15 in the strings room.  Tryouts will be on Tuesday, April 18th (after PLC time) from3:15-5:00pm.  Results will be posted on Friday, April 28th.

MANDATORY Parent and student meeting for all enrolled in Band next year on Thursday, April 6th at 6:00pm in the South (main) Gym.  We moved it up to 6:00 and the Choir concert has been moved back to 7:30 so that students and parents can do both if needed.


There will be a brief informational meeting for all those interested in Woodwind Choir Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the strings room.


Color Guard and Drumline Tryouts will be May 1-5.  Information packets will be available soon.