Archive for August, 2011

Thunderhawk Band News for August 29th, 2011

1.  Marching Band Photo Buttons

Spirit Wear has the Photo Buttons not claimed at Band Camp's Friday Show.  Each family receives 2 complimentary photo buttons to be worn at games and contests.  They are available at the Spirit Wear Table at each home game or contact Debbie McPhillips (debmcphillips@gmail.com) or Jenn Park (jennpark@att.net).

2.  Entertainment Books are Here

All band students are asked to sell the Entertainer Books

Books sell for $25.00 each…..
Sell one book …profits of $10 goes to the general Upbeat Club fund.
Sell 2,3,4, or 5 books and students receive $5 per book in their personal band account ( the other $5 goes to the General fund)
The 6th book is free! Save it for your family or sell it, if you like ….If you sell it the whole $10 profit goes into your student person band account.
It starts over from there, with the 7th book giving $10 to the general fund…and then any subsequent books giving $5 to the students personal band accounts.

We will be selling the Entertainment Books till September 19…..All money needs to be turned into the collect box in the band room.
When turning in money…Please make checks payable to LEUC…..
Make sure that all money is in a sealed envelope with your students Name, and Grade on the outside of the envelope.
Any unsold books need to be returned to me marked with a post note or paper attached identifying again the name of the student and grade they are in.

If you need more books or have any questions please contact Kim Shreve at kims1989@gamil.com or 847-4983.
If you haven't received your Entertainment book yet …please Contact Kim Shreve to make arrangements to get one.

3.  Lakota East Tag Day – Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.
WE NEED 20 MORE PARENT DRIVERS!! THE MORE DRIVERS, THE MORE AREA THE KIDS CAN COVER, THE MORE MONEY THE BAND MAKES!
Tag Day is a scheduled day that band and color guard members will go door-to-door in the East School District Neighborhoods to solicit funds for our Band Uniform Fund. The Band Uniform Fund is used for the purchase of future band uniforms for all East Bands and for the care and cleaning of these uniforms. Tag Day is a required activity for all band and color guard students. Lakota East Band Parents will be driving the students through the neighborhoods. Students will be paired up to request donations and will never be out of sight of the parent driver. Please email Jill Cleaves at jcleaves@cinci.rr.com if you can be a driver!

4.  CITIRAMA Show, September 16 – 25

Join us for a great opportunity to make money for your students' personal band account! Perry Bush Building Group will display their wonderfully unique custom-built home in the upcoming Citirama show in The Villages of Daybreak subdivision in Bond Hill. We need teams of two to be hosts during the show. Perry Bush Building Group will pay $7.50 per person per hour for each team who works the show. Teams can be one adult and one student OR two adults. Please see attached schedule for available shifts. You can work multiple shifts on any days or just one. Please email Jennifer Moak at president@lakotaeastbands.org to schedule your team or for additional information.

Home Games Cookie Schedule

At home games, the East band invites the visiting team to the home side for refreshments and cookies.  Our band members each supply the cookies (2-dozen) and one two-liter of clear soda.  Store bought is acceptable, (but the directors really like homemade cookies!).  Here is the cookie list:

Aug. 26
Western Hills
Flutes, Clarinets

Sept. 16
Hamilton(freshman night)
Saxes, Guard

Sept.30
Mason (homecoming)
Trumpets, Horns

Oct. 21
Princeton (senior night)
Percussion, Field Commanders

Oct. 28
Lakota West
Trombones, Baritones, Sousaphones

 

 

This Friday it's the Flutes and Clarinets turn to bring the refreshments for the 3rd quarter.   Please bring cookies (2 dozen) and one two-liter of clear pop on Friday. You can drop them off outside of the band room starting at 5:30.
 
 
 
We need donations of cups to be able to serve the kids water after pre-game and drinks during the 3rd quarter.  Twelve ounce plastic cups work best, but we will take any donations that you can provide. You can drop these off outside of the band room on Friday starting at 5:30.
 
 
 
For any questions you can contact Michelle Manley at shelmanley@yahoo.com or 777-3932.

Band Checkout and Show Friday

 
The Marching Thunderhawks will perform for families Friday, August 19 at Wright State University (practice field). The performance begins at 7 p.m. If you arrive before 6 p.m., you are welcome to stop at the dorms and load up your students stuff. It will already be packed and waiting in the dorm lounges. If you arrive after 6 p.m., just make your way to the field for the show. You will have to pick up their things afte4r the show.
 

Remember to bring a chair for the show.

Band Camp, Mattress Sale, Tag Day, and Orlando Trip Insurance

In this week's Thunderhawk Band News -

 
1. Band Camp.
2. Mattress Sale.
3. Tag Day.
4. Orlando – Trip Insurance.
 
 
1. Band Camp.
 
BAND CAMP PHOTOS UPDATED DAILY
Ted Wilson, the official photographer of the Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks, will be at band camp all week long snapping hundreds of photos of our hardworking students.   If you can't be at band camp yourself, visit www.lakotaeastbands.org and go to the photo tab, to get a pictorial snapshot of the band camp experience.   Barring technical difficulties, the site will be updated every day.
 
BAND CHECK OUT AND SHOW ON FRIDAY
The Marching Thunderhawks will perform for families Friday, August 19 at Wright State University (practice field). The performance begins at 7 p.m.   If you arrive before 6 p.m., you are welcome to stop at the dorms and load up your students stuff.   It will already be packed and waiting in the dorm lounges.   If you arrive after 6 p.m., just make your way to the field for the show.   You will have to pick up their things after the show.
 
Remember to bring a chair for the show.
 
 
2. Mattress Sale.
 
Support the Lakota East Bands on Saturday, August 27, 2011. We will be sponsoring our fourth annual mattress sale. Profits go directly to our band and student band accounts.   Brand new, name brand (Restonic and Southerland) mattress sets 30% – 50% off retail.   Top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties.   All sizes, price ranges, layaway and delivery will be available.   Floor models will be on display at Lakota East High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 27.   If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress…check out this fundraiser!!   ALL sales will benefit our Lakota East High School Bands.
 
If you need a new mattress before our sale or have any questions, please contact Debbie Harbin of Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at dharbin65@yahoo.com.
 
Parents & students:   Please send the attached flyer to your friends & family & post on your facebook, twitter, etc. to get the word out about the sale. For each referral purchasing a mattress, students get $25 directly in their band account and if 5 referrals make a purchase the referral bonus increases to $50 for each purchase.   In addition to helping the bands, this fundraiser can help you pay for the upcoming marching band trip to Orlando so hand out flyers to your friends & neighbors!
 

 
 
3. Lakota East Tag Day – Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Tag Day is a scheduled day that band and color guard members will go door-to-door in the East School District Neighborhoods to solicit funds for our Band Uniform Fund. The Band Uniform Fund is used for the purchase of future band uniforms for all East Bands and for the care and cleaning of these uniforms. Tag Day is a required activity for all band and color guard students. Lakota East Band Parents will be driving the students through the neighborhoods. Students will be paired up to request donations and will never be out of sight of the parent driver. Please email Jill Cleaves at jcleaves@cinci.rr.com if you would like to be a driver. We need lots of people to help with the day!

 
 
4. Orlando – Trip Insurance.
 
Gateway is offering the opportunity to purchase Travel Protection Insurance for the upcoming trip to Orlando. This coverage includes medical expenses, pre-departure trip cancellation, post-departure trip interruption, travel delay, baggage and personal effects, baggage delay, and cancel for any reason. Premiums start at $43.00 and are based on the total trip price. (see page 2 of the plan for the premium chart). A copy of the full protection plan can be found at www.lakotaeastbands and should be reviewed prior to your decision to purchase. A couple of important things to note:

1. The cut off for coverage for pre-existing conditions and cancel for any reason is 8/18/11.
2. The insurance is being coordinated through Gateway, not the Lakota East Upbeat Club. If you are interested in purchasing the insurance, you must mail your check directly to Gateway following the instructions at the bottom of page
3. Additional information can be found by going to http://www.tripmate.com, click on "Plan Information", click on "View Plan Certificate/Policy, and enter plan number F433G.

If you have questions regarding what premium amount to pay, feel free to contact Jennifer Rolfes at treasurer@lakotaeastbands.org. All other questions should be directed to 1-800-888-7292. You'll need to reference plan number F433G when calling