School mascot: Red Devils

Address: 1415 E. Walnut, Green Bay, 54301

School Website:

School size: 1,350

Band size: 120

Band director name: Karen Iken

Band achievements:

  • Marched in National Independence Parade, Washington, D.C. 2014
  • GRAMMY Foundation Signature School
  • Perfect score in 2016 WSMA Band Festival

Favorite/best piece to perform: Pep Band “Rage,” “In The Stone”

How the band will benefit from a grant:

Marching Shoes. Being situated in a low socio-economic neighborhood, our families can’t always purchase the extra items needed for band. With an increase in band enrollment over last year, we will need to purchase additional marching shoes. These shoes provide the uniformity inherent in a marching band atmosphere.

Uniforms. The marching uniforms were purchased in 1982. We are using the same uniforms today. A small number of additional uniforms of the same design were purchased more than 17 years ago. Needless to say, these uniforms are getting rough. They also double as concert uniforms. I would like to continue purchasing replacement marching/tuxedo trousers to slowly upgrade.

Quote from the band director:

I love my job and I love my students. Anything that can be done to improve the music experience of my students is of great importance to me. In addition to providing quality music education, I feel it is important to give back to the community. The students at East have been great about performing for Downtown Green Bay, the Bull Frogs, Community Seniors and Charity Organizations. I wish the public could see the talented and caring students I see on a daily basis.

Drop off nonperishable, non-glass food items and support Green Bay East High School in their pursuit of a $2,000 grant. 

Time / Date: Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Location: Lambeau Field parking lot at the corner of Lombardi Ave. and Ridge Rd., Green Bay

 Schedule of events

  • 10 a.m.: Community members are invited to begin dropping off food in support of their favorite school
  • 11 a.m.: Autograph session with a Packers alumni and high school band pep rally
  • 12:45 p.m.: Local leaders will announce the school with the largest food collection pile

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