What to make a Donation?

Please contact Mr. Harris at scvbrent@gmail.com or Sherry Shive at sshive1@att.net. Mail donations to: East Lincoln Band Boosters at PO Box 745, Denver, NC 28037.  
The Carolina Classic is the marching band competition held at East Lincoln HS each fall. The competition has a long history of attracting many fine bands from around the region to compete. A tremendous about of manpower is needed to run a marching competition, and we need all the volunteers we can get to help out on this day. For more information, or to signup to help, please contact the Carolina Classic Chairperson. Learn More
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Symphonic & Wind Ens Listening

Please download and listen to these sample recordings.

Amparito Roca

Light Cavalry

With Heart & Voice

Songs of Old Kentucky

Royal Crescent March

Cheval & Petite Competition Rock Hill High School 2/14/15

10:45am            Band Room Doors Open/Cheval Rehearsal

11:30am            Petite Report Time/do hair/NOT make up

12:45pm           Petite Rehearsal

2:45pm             Eat Lunch/Do Hair/Make up Cheval – warm ups, Petite – uniform Gather Belongings,

3:15pm             Depart East Lincoln

4:15pm             Arrive at Rock Hill High School

5:32pm             Petite Warm-up Time

6:06pm             Petite Performance!

7:32pm             Cheval – Warm-up Time

8:06pm             Cheval Performance!

8:20pm             Load floor and equipment, change into warm ups (eat Snack) Help/watch Etude!

9:30pm             Awards Captains Only Retreat. All Members must sit together in the stands and react professionally to any placement

11:30pm           Return time is TBA. All performers will call home with an approx arrival time by 9:30pm. If performers wish to ride home with PARENTS, they need to provide a parental permissions form prior to departing with them. To cover our bases, we must have written documentation. These performers will also be responsible for taking their equipment home with them. Individual practice is critical to our success this season. After most competition and time permitting we will stop somewhere for fast food to reward the kids for a job well done.


Good Luck!

Cheval/ Petite Saturday Competition Schedule

9:50 AM    Band room doors open. Both Groups will practice.
12:00 PM  Depart East Lincoln  (Pack Lunch)
1:30 PM    Arrive at Northwestern High School
5:05 PM    PETITE PERFORMS!!!!!!
6:45 PM    Depart Northwestern campus for fast food dinner. (Bring money)
10:00 PM  Awards (At Premiere, Awards will not finish until approximately 11 PM)
12:30 AM  Return time is approximate. All performers will call home with an approx. arrival time by 11:00 PM. If performers wish to ride home with PARENTS, they will need to provide a Parental Permission form prior to departing with them. WE MUST HAVE WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION.
We will not stop for food on the way home.

Good Luck Everyone!!!

Jazz Band Auditions

Jazz Band will rehearse on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. We will start with auditions on January 26. Please find your solo below and download either of the audio tracks to help with your preparation.

Good Luck!

Solos (PDF)

Blues – Alto/Bari

Blues – Piano/Guitar

Blues – Tenor

Blues – Tpt

Blues – Trombone/bass

Blues – Tuba


Audio Track – With Solo

Audio Track – Accompaniment Only

Booster Meeting Cancelled for 1/13

We are going to cancel tonight’s band booster meeting. We do not have much report this month, so I am going to do it via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sherry Shive.

Percussion Audio!

State Championship!

12:30 Meet at Bandroom
1:00 Depart for Winston-Salem
3:00 Arrive Winston-Salem
4:05 Kickoff!
5:30 Halftime Performance
7:00 Aprox. Game Ends
8:00 Dinner at Hanes Mall (on your own)
9:00 Depart for East Lincoln
11:00 Arrive East Lincoln

Parade is On!

The rain looks like it is holding off, so we will march in the parade.

However, in the interest of keeping the kids warm and not damaging the uniforms, we will wear the same attire we did for the game last – Hoodies and jeans. The hoodie must be the outer layer, no jackets on top of the hoodie.

See you all at 1:30!

Congratulations go out to the 2015 Cheval Guard and our 2015 Petite Guard!

2015 Cheval

Lea Barry

Mikayla Cristino

Savannah DeMao

Haley Herrick

McKenzie Kelly

Abi Melton

Stephanie Rohr

Kaitlin Shacklette

Allison Shive

Taylor Tadlock

Brianna Tieber

Amber Villanueva

Ciera Wilson

Mary Hannah Wilson

Tiffany Frye, alternate

2015 Petite

Brittani Anderson

Elizabeth Antonio-Serrano

Madison Cox

Katie Elliott

Quinn Melton

Graysin Peglow

Katie Rhoney

Haley Schmidt

Celeste Small

Haley Snyder

Carrie Suttle

Emilee Thee

Becca Wimberly

Amberlee Xiong

All auditionees are praised for their progress during the season, and if you did not receive a place this season, please join us in April when we begin training for our 2015 Fall Cheval Guard!

Both guards rehearse Tuesday, December 2: Petite at 3:30 and Cheval at 5:30. All members will receive their contracts and season schedules that day.

Congratulations, everyone! We’re in for an Amazing Season!!

November Booster Meeting Canceled

Since our November Band Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 11th, the kids do not have school and Mr. Harris is at a NCMEA Conference. We decided to send updates through email Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you everyone who worked the Carolina Classic, in the past three years this has been the most bands we have had. We are hoping to have more next year.  After expenses we made around $8,500.  It would not have been possible without everyone’s help.

There is a Wind Ensemble Concert on Thursday, November 13th at 7pm at Unity Presbyterian Church. Mr. Harris will let the kids know what time they need to be there. We will be pulling the winner of the raffle tickets at that time.

Please turn in all money and unused raffle tickets by Wednesday, November 12th. We are hoping this will be a good fundraiser that we can do annually.

Lincolnton Christmas Parade is on Sunday November 30th. Denver Christmas Parade is on Saturday December 6th. Mr. Harris will let the kids know the times once we get closer.

We are planning a fish fry in December. We are trying to schedule it for the same evening as the Middle School Christmas Concert.

We have number of students that owe band fees. We need these fees paid as they are important for our program to continue. Please make arrangements so we can get the outstanding balance down.  As with last year, we will need band fees current or arrangements must be made for kids to attend the Band Formal.  The Band formal is February 7th.

This Friday, November 14th is our first playoff game. We need volunteers for the concession stand starting on Friday, November 21st. It is one way to enjoy the game and stay warm. Please contact Dee Carver at bandmomelhs@gmail.com  if you can help out. The kids signed up for Pep Band A And Pep Band B. Mr. Harris will go over this with the kids on Wed. When he returns to school.

Sunday November 16th  is a Panther Combine, please sign up if you can help out. We have three more games (unless they make the playoffs) let’s make sure we get that bonus.  As of right now we have 5 people signed up for it.  You can email me or sign up in Charms.

Winter Guard training and Auditions dates are the following:

3:30 – 6:00 Monday , November 16, Tuesday November 17, Monday November 24

5:00 – 8:00 Thursday November 20

Auditions 3:45 – 5:45 Tuesday, November 25

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Sherry Shive