- AnnouncementsPlease share this information with your student so they know what to expect. See www.goband.org and the attachments to this email to determine what to pack, and check the 10-day forecast for San Francisco. The itinerary is attached, and you can see that it is packed. Comfort is key!This is a video with some great packing tips: https://youtu.be/yrwtexpqLW8This video addresses TSA guidelines for packing toiletries: https://youtu.be/MMtIg3c9nbA
What happens on Monday, March 6?ALL luggage must be brought to school at 6:00 PM for inspection. (This does not include backpacks–those are a personal item and do not require inspection per LPS guidelines. Bring those Saturday.) Follow the signs–you will either enter through the band room or choir room.Students will pick up their orange travel t-shirts when they bring their luggage for inspection. Those that ordered blue or white trip t-shirts should plan on picking those up at this time, as well.After the luggage is inspected: Carry-on luggage will be securely stored at school until Saturday’s departure. (Those meeting at East to ride the bus for Omaha flights will get their luggage before loading the bus. The luggage for the Lincoln flight will be delivered to the airport.) Truck luggage will be loaded immediately after inspection.
Instruments will be loaded on the truck. Flute and clarinet players can choose to pack their instruments in their luggage, but we will have tubs on the truck to contain these smaller instruments. Be sure you have everything you need for your instrument–extra reeds, valve oil, etc.The truck will be leaving Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon.
What happens on Monday, March 6?
Instruments will be loaded on the truck. Flute and clarinet players can choose to pack their instruments in their luggage, but we will have tubs on the truck to contain these smaller instruments. Be sure you have everything you need for your instrument–extra reeds, valve oil, etc.
Week of February 20th
All students that are traveling will receive a trip t-shirt that they will wear on travel days. It is a beautiful bright orange. If you or your student would like to order this same design in either East blue or white, please print out the attached order form. The deadline for ordering is this Friday, February, 24, 2017
From Mr. Thorpe’s announcement: Please complete the following survey regarding baggage on the trip. This affects 0ur truck packing plans and some other transportation factors like how many bags we’ll be transporting to the airport versus how many will go on the truck. This needs to be done
by Tuesday night. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PLBY7B
Our payment page on the Travel With Barb website has been closed as of last Friday. If you are one of the few that have not made your last payment or two, please to so to Lincoln East ASAP. You can contact Tricia Kehn for your balance (email@example.com)
Week of February 13th
REMINDER Final TRIP Payment due no later than Thursday, February 16th prior to midnight. The payment site will not be available on Friday, February 17th.
Looking for something inexpensive but incredibly entertaining to do for Valentine’s Day? Come to the Lincoln East Orchestra’s Finale Concert! This is always a fantastic show. We have band kids that also play in the orchestra, and many of our Wind Symphony students will be joining the orchestra for the second half of the performance.
Take the night off from cooking this Thursday and join us in the cafeteria for Tri-M’s Third Annual Souper Bowl Solo & Ensemble Night! Enjoy some soup, and support our students as they preview the pieces they will be playing at the District Solo & Ensemble Contest this Saturday at Northstar High School. The evening begins at 5:30PM, and will wrap up at 7:30PM. The cost is $5.00, with kids 12 and under eating free.
Week of January 30
MANDATORY Trip Meeting This Thursday!
Our February Booster Meeting will focus on the trip. All students and parents need to attend if at all possible. Barb with Travel with Barb will be with us to go over the itinerary and answer any questions we may have.
Keep in mind: The final trip payment amount will probably not be announced. It is still a little early for this number to be determined. We want an accurate number, and we also want to avoid confusion, so it is in our best interest to be patient and wait.
Another note regarding the last payment: PLEASE DON’T MAKE THE PAYMENT YET! Budget for the full amount of $325, but please don’t send it. Should this payment go down, we will need to send out refunds, and that is a lot of extra work for our treasurer. We love our treasurer–please don’t create extra work for her!
Week of January 23rd
Trip, Trip, Trip!
Regarding payments: We should now be paid up thru the 5th payment. If you need to find out how much is in your student’s account from fundraising to make this payment, please contact Tricia Kehn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Payment: Be watching email and website correspondence on WHEN and HOW MUCH the 6th payment will be.
San Francisco Info Meeting: Thursday night, February 2nd at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. This meeting is REQUIRED for students and parents. At this meeting we will go over all final details, including hotel, airline, packing, and performance details. You will also be able to meet chaperones and get to know your travel group.
Week of January 18th
Spring Concert Dates for your calendars:
Monday, February 6th 7:30PM*
Monday, April 3rd 7:00PM –Pre-Contest Concert
Monday, April 10th TBA –District Music Contest held at East
Tuesday, May 9th 6:00PM –Final Concert & Awards Night
*Please note that due to Parent Teacher Conferences being on February 6th from 4-7pm, our concert time was moved back ½ hour to a 7:30pm start.
Week of January 2nd
Booster Meeting This Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 PM in the band room. We have a busy spring semester ahead, so please plan to attend! There is a basketball game on Thursday, so parking in the Seacrest lot may be necessary.
I hope to see many of you on Thursday at the Booster meeting!
$4,271.72–this is the amount that we brought in during the 2016 Gateway Mall Gift Wrapping! We are busy working on individual fundraising totals, and will communicate them as soon as they are ready. We ask for your patience during this time.
Your Lincoln East Band Booster Executive Board
Week of December 19th
Welcome to Finals Week! Hang in there students, the end is in sight!
Gateway Mall Gift Wrap–Please Read!!
We are in our Finals Week here, as well. Thank you to those that have signed up and worked already. This week is our busiest, and we still have some crucial spots to fill. Please consider spending some time helping our students with this effort. If you can help on Christmas Eve but not in the exact time slots on the sign-up sheet, please email me and let me know what will work for you. We can put together a schedule that will work.
Week of December 12th
Uniform Help Still Needed!
Tomorrow morning from 8:00-10:00–many hands will make for quick work! We’ll be preparing the uniforms for pick-up by Williams Dry Cleaners. We’ll make a pile of coats and a pile of pants. We will put garment bags, hangers, and colored section markers away. We will bag and label any personal items left in the garment bags.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 3:00pm: Williams Cleaners will return uniforms. We need 10 students and/or parents to hang the coats and pants on the racks in numerical order.
Please sign up at http://goband.org/boosters/sign-up-sheets/
Bakers Chocolates Sales & Money Turn-In
We will have a table set up outside the auditorium for any last-minute chocolate sales–we even have some already wrapped!–and to turn in your money if you previously picked up chocolates to sell. If you missed previous opportunities to get a case or two to sell–it isn’t too late! We still have a few cases available for purchase.
Week of November 28th
Our next Booster meeting is this Thursday, December 1, 7:00 in the band room. Be sure to come for fun, fundraising info, and door prizes!
Basketball Pep Band Schedule click here:
Grocery scrip (Hy-Vee, Russ’s, SuperSaver) order deadline is TODAY, Monday 11/28, for pick-up at our Thursday, December 1 Booster meeting. Place your order with Becky at email@example.com.
Bakers Meltaway Chocolates!
8oz box decorated with a Christmas Tree. You’ll sell the boxes for $7.00 and your profit will be $3.50 per box, to go towards your individual band account. We ask that you take either a half case (12 boxes) or a whole case (24 boxes). Contact Marita Schafers Ward at 402-217-3630 (text or call) or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements to pick up your supply. We’ll also have a supply available at the next East High Band Boosters meeting on Thursday, December 1st. Turn in of unsold candy and/or money collected will be on Monday, December 12th at the East High Band Concert.