Announcements

» Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Announcements

FROM THE DESK OF MR. THORPE

*NEW on this week’s announcements

(Full Band)  Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Craft Fair a success on Sunday.

(Full Band)  Our next concert will be the Winter Band Concert on Monday, December 11th.  All 3 concert bands, Jazz Band, and Brass Choir will perform, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Attire will be ALL BLACK.

(Full Band)  All students interested in Jazz Band–both for Prep Jazz this year and/or Blue Note Jazz Band NEXT year:  Informational meeting on Friday, December 1st at 7:30 a.m. in the Strings Room.

(Full Band)  Solo & Ensemble: Please sign up if you are planning on taking a solo or small ensemble to contest.  Remember, December 20th is the first round audition.

(9th Grade Only)  Reminder to turn in Kearney permission forms by December 1st, which is next Friday.

Recurring Announcements / same from last week:

(Full Band)  Calling ALL Sax players.  See bit.ly/LincolnSaxChristmas for the Lincoln Sax Christmas happening on December 2nd.  It involves 1 rehearsal and then 2 gigs at Gateway Mall and Scheel’s that same day.  Cost is $20 to cover t-shirt, music, supplies, and charitable donation.

(10-12 Band only)  Information for Hastings Honor Band is available here: www.hastings.edu/hboc.

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

(10-12 Band only)  Information for the Northwest Missouri State University Honor Band is available here:

https://www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/musicfestival.htm

(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.


BAND ORDER PICK-UP

Please pick up your picture and apparel orders ASAP!!

If you have any band orders to pick up, they will be available at our Gateway Gift Wrapping Station across from the Buckle.  If you received an email in the last couple of weeks about band orders, then you have one or more of the following orders to pick-up. Please make it a priority to contact Tricia Kehn at tkehn@hotmail.com if you CANNOT come to Gateway during the times the station will be open. You will need to pick-up your order from her home.

·         Photo Orders (newly available)
·         Show Shirts
·         #Band T-shirts
·         Art/FX apparel
·         Photo Buttons
·         Auto Decal


IT’S ALMOST TIME—GIFT WRAPPING AT THE MALL!!!November 25th-December 24th

The Lincoln East Band has partnered again this year with Gateway Mall to provide courtesy gift wrapping to shoppers (donations will be accepted). Our booth is located across from the Buckle in the middle of the Mall. We are seeking volunteers to help us beginning November 25th and lasting until Christmas Eve.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and it takes A LOT of people to pull it off.  Please consider sharing your holiday spirit with us!  Students can earn service hours!!!

 If everyone, students and parents, would sign up for just one shift, we would have every shift covered.  Please consider spending some time with us during the holidays!!

Sign up sheets for students and adults can be found here:

Week 1 (November 25-December 2):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gateway

Week 2 (December 3-December 9):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gateway1

Week 3 (December 10-16): 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gateway2

Week 4 (December 17-24):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caeac2da7fb6-gateway3


HOW ABOUT SOME GIFT WRAPPING DONATIONS TO PUT YOU IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT???

Between now and December 24th, we will be accepting donations of gift wrap, tape—lots of tape, lots of boxes (in good condition and all sizes), ribbons/bows (we are especially looking for blue and white curling ribbon) and gift tags.

If you can help us with any of these items, please leave them in the band room—we will have a box set up for the donations.  Please feel free to donate as much and as many times as you want.

Thanks!!!


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!!