Air Show Volunteers Needed

Hello everyone!

Thank you to those who have volunteered to participate in the North Royalton Band Boosters largest fundraiser of the year, the Cleveland National Air Show. The Band Boosters have provided manpower to the air show for many years and we are given preferential treatment by the organizers due to the large number of hard working and enthusiastic volunteers we offer.

In order to fully staff the air show and maximize our fundraising opportunity, we need to supply 80 volunteers each day of the air show. We will sell and take tickets at the Plaza booth and at Gate 13, where we will also managing the parking.

For those of you who have not worked the air show before, this is a great way to get to know your fellow band parents and have a fun time meeting people. Volunteering at the Air Show is usually a family event so moms, dads, and siblings are all welcome along with our “Bandos.” Children must be 15 years of age to participate.

To sign up for your slots, we have set up a form at www.signupgenious.com. All you need to do is select your day, indicated the number of volunteers in your group and provide a phone number and email address.

Here is the link to our signup form

Note: Monday is usually the hardest day to fill so if you are available Monday, please select that day.

Any questions? Please contact Gary Diehl: 440-915-1178

Uniform Distribution Reminder

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder to mark your calendar!

Marching Band and Band Front Uniform Distribution schedule:

Marching Band uniforms will be distributed in room 310 from 5:30-8:30 on the following days:

  • July 25 Seniors
  • July 26 Juniors
  • July 27 Sophomores
  • July 28 Freshman

Band Front uniforms will be distributed also from 5:30- 8:30 on the following day:

  • July 25 ALL Band Front

The required Tshirts and polos will also be for sale at the uniform distribution. Tshirts are $10 and polos are $20. CASH or CHECK ONLY!

CONTACTS:

  • Anthony Amato Marching Band 216-401-7763
  • Carolyn Srp Royalaires 440-582-1860
  • Jennifer Rozek Royalettes 440-241-4215
  • Amanda Kost Tshirts/Polos 440-864-6543

Remember all fees must be paid in order to receive your uniform.

Please have patience with the uniform committee. They will be fitting nearly 300 students and this takes time. This is especially true for freshman who have to try on all the different parts of the uniform and make sure they properly fit. Sometimes they must try on multiple sizes before finding the best fit. We appreciate your patience.

Any questions? Feel free to contact me….

Amanda Kost
President – Band Boosters
440-864-6543

Marching Band July Newsletter

Happy Summer!

What a beautiful summer we are having this year! Hope you are able to enjoy the last few weeks before Marching Band Camp begins! Just a few dates and links you need to know as we move into August:

  • Mr. Vitale’s Website
  • Band Booster’s Website
  • Band Booster Meeting: AUGUST 29 @ 7pm – Media Center
  • July 25-28 – Marching Band and Band Front Uniform distribution (See Below)
  • Aug 4 – Band Camp begins – Refer to Mr. Vitale’s website
  • Aug 12 – Picture Day
  • Aug 20 -21 – Easter Seals Drive (see below)
  • Aug 21 – Homeday Parade -- Refer to Mr. Vitale’s website as we near the date
  • Aug 22 – Parent Preview Night – Refer to Mr. Vitale’s website as we near the date
  • Sept 3-5 - Air Show (see below)

Uniform Distribution

Marching Band uniforms will be distributed in room 310 from 5:30-8:30 on the following days:

  • July 25 Seniors
  • July 26 Juniors
  • July 27 Sophomores
  • July 28 Freshman

Band Front uniforms will be distributed also from 5:30- 8:30 on the following day:

  • July 25 ALL Band Front

The required Tshirts and polos will also be for sale at the uniform distribution. Tshirts are $10 and polos are $20. CASH or CHECK ONLY!

CONTACTS:

  • Anthony Amato Marching Band 216-401-7763
  • Carolyn Srp Royalaires 440-582-1860
  • Jennifer Rozek Royalettes 440-241-4215
  • Amanda Kost Tshirts/Polos 440-864-6543

Air Show

The largest Band Booster fundraiser of the year is coming up fast – The Cleveland National Air Show September 3-5th.

The North Royalton Band Boosters have provided manpower to the air show for many years and we are given preferential treatment by the organizers due to the large number of hard working and enthusiastic volunteers we offer. When fully staffed, this event earns the Band up to $10,000!

In order to fully staff the air show and maximize our fundraising opportunity, we need to supply 80 volunteers each day of the air show. We will sell and collect tickets at the Plaza booth and at Gate 13, where we will also managing the parking.

For those of you who have not worked the air show before, this is a great way to get to know your fellow band parents and have a fun time meeting people. Volunteering at the Air Show is usually a family event so moms, dads and siblings are all welcome along with our “Bandos.” Children must be 15 years of age to participate.

To sign up for your slots, we have set up a form at www.signupgenious.com. All you need to do is select your day, indicate the number of volunteers in your group and provide a phone number and email address. All volunteers need to sign up on the SignupGenius link…. If you indicated that you would volunteer when you registered in the spring, THANK YOU, and please click the link below to choose your volunteer day!

Here is the link to our signup form.

Note: Monday is usually the hardest day to fill so if you are available Monday, please select that day. Thank you to all the band parents who have already indicated you are planning on volunteering and to those who have yet to volunteer, please consider participating in this event.

CONTACT:

  • Gary Diehl 440-915-1178

Easter Seals Fundraiser – Help Us Fill The Truck

Please join us for our “Fill the Truck” event on August 20th and August 21st!

North Royalton Band Boosters will partner with Easter Seals Northern Ohio to not only raise money for the North Royalton Marching Band, but also to help local children and adults with disabilities.

WHO: We need YOU! Tell your friends, family, neighbors, churches, or anyone else looking to clear clutter and do something GOOD for a fine organization! We also need your help to man the truck! Please follow this link to volunteer for a 2 hour time slot! It is an easy way to help out the band! All volunteers need to sign up on the SignupGenius link…. If you indicated that you would volunteer when you registered in the spring, THANK YOU, please click the link below to choose your volunteer day!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054EAFA729A02-easter2

WHAT: An Easter Seals truck will be parked west of the North Royalton Board of Education at 6579 Royalton Road to accept donations of clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, purses, stuffed animals, cloth lunchboxes and backpacks, etc. Even stained items can be recycled into something! The more items we donate, the more money we will raise! (*All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt when you drop off your items). Our goal is to collect over 1,500 large bags of cloth and raise over $3,000 to support our North Royalton Marching Band. We challenge every student to fill a bag with cloth items and return it to this event to support our fundraiser.

In addition to the items listed above, Easter Seals will now be accepting

  • dishes/kitchenware
  • small picture frames/wall hangings
  • small kids toys/games
  • knickknacks
  • jewelry
  • books/CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes

no encyclopedias or magazines please!

WHEN: Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, August 21st from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Start “stashing your stuff” in your bag and do something GOOD for NRHS Marching Band and children and adults with disabilities! You can use ANY bag for donations!

Contact:

  • Holly Michalke 216-926-8836

That is it for now!

Amanda Kost
NR Band Bootser President
440-864-6543

Band Booster Newsletter - Car Washes and More

Hello Band Families!

Hope you will be enjoying the next few weeks of summer before the marching season gets underway! It is hard to believe that June is already half over!

Few quick notes:

Car Washes

The Royalaires and Royalettes will be hosting four car washes in the next few weeks. Come and clean up your car and show you support for our Band Front! The car wash dates and locations are:

Date Time Location Event
June 25 12p-4p Caribbean Cowboy Royalaires event
July 9 11a-2p Family Video Royalaires event
July 30 10a-2p Discount Drug Mart Band Front event
August 30 10a-2p Discount Drug Mart Royalaires event

Share with your friends Hope to see you there….

T-Shirts and Polo Sale

The Band Boosters will be selling the required Tshirts ($10) and Polos ($20) during the Marching Band Uniform distribution evenings. Emails will be sent with the dates and times as we get closer to Marching Band Camp!

Amanda Kost
Band Booster President
440-864-6543

Munching for Music at Dairy Queen on Tuesday, June 14

Hello, Band Families!

We hope you are enjoying your summer break! We would like to tell you about a fundraiser that will be taking place next week. This will be one of our Munching for Music days. Many of you know how these work, but for all of you new band families, let us explain. Munching for Music events are specific days and/or times that we partner with nearby restaurants to help raise funds for our band. On a certain day, we encourage everyone to visit the participating restaurant, make a purchase and let the cashier know you are there to benefit the Band Boosters. That's it - how simple! You get an excuse to eat out and the band receives some much-needed funds. It's a win-win for everyone!

Next Tuesday, June14, will be our Munching for Music kick-off event for the 2016-2017 school year. It will take place at Dairy Queen, located at 12980 W Sprague Rd in Parma. Just take in a copy of the flyer, show it on your phone or simply mention you are there to help us, and we will receive 20% of your purchase. This is an all-day event and the hours are 10am - 10pm, so feel free to stop in multiple times that day! Every little bit will help, whether you get a small cone, a sandwich or even a big ice cream cake! What a great way to celebrate the beginning of marching band practices!

Munching for Music events will take place throughout the year, at various restaurants, so get ready to enjoy some good eats for a great cause! Thank you for supporting the North Royalton Marching Band!

Munching for Music Committee

Dairy Queen Flyer

Band Booster Newsletter - Band Camp, Band T-Shirt & Polos and More

Welcome to the beginning of our 2016/2017 Marching Band Season! A few quick reminders as we start the season:

Band Camp

Band Camp is in session next week June 14-16th. Please check Mr. Vitale’s site for your practice times! Click here to visit the director’s site.

Please bookmark this site for reference and check back frequently. The site contains performance information, registration information and much more!

Band T-Shirts and Polos

The Band Boosters will be selling the required band t-shirts and polos after practice June 15th and 16th in Cafeteria 2 at 8PM. Please note that during registration you were asked if you intended to buy a t-shirt or polo. You did not actually order or pay for any t-shirts or polos at that time. This is a cash and carry sale. Prices are: T-shirts - $10 and Polos - $20. Cash or Check made out to the NR Band Boosters will be accepted! If you have any questions, please call Amanda Kost at 440-864-6543.

Band Shoes

Royalton Music Center will be at the school after practice on June 15 and 16 with the shoes that were ordered before May 28. RMC will be in cafeteria 2 at 8PM for the distribution of those paid orders.

Munching for Music

Just a reminder that we are having a Dairy Queen Fundraiser all day Tuesday, June 14, at the Dairy Queen on Sprague Road near W 130th! Come out and have a treat and support the band! Please take the flier with you or let them know you are with the NRHS Marching Band!

Dairy Queen Flyer

Enjoy the weekend and we are off to a great season!

Amanda Kost
NRHS Band Booster President

Newsletter - Memorial Day Parade, Concert Uniforms, Band Shoes & More

Hello Everyone!

As another school year comes to a close, it is just remarkable to me the level of dedication, support and passion our volunteers possess. It is no wonder our band program thrives! It is a trifecta that perpetuates the cycle. Very talented directors, dedicated parents and enthusiastic kids! A successful combination that continues to prove itself!

The Memorial Day Parade is the final event scheduled before we close out the 2015-16 school year. It is a great way to celebrate the holiday and the city of Broadview Hts. does such a nice job hosting this event. Come join us! The parade starts at 11 am.

As I complete my term as Band Booster President, I would like to thank you for ALL of your help. Whether it was a small effort or showing your continuous support. I could not have made it without you! Seeing our children succeed at this level and showing them we support their actions is worth the effort! My motivation to be involved in the Band Boosters came from the fact that this program inspired me to become a music educator over 30 years ago! I know what music does for others and I just wanted to give back anyway that I could! It has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done! Consider getting involved! You won't regret it!

Congratulations to our soon to be graduated boosters. Their knowledge will continue to carry on our tradition of excellence! It has been a pleasure working with you the past 4 years! Please join our alumni Facebook page and encourage your son/daughter to do the same! It’s a good way to stay involved! You are always welcome in the band family!

We would like to welcome our new parents! Join us on Facebook, become a booster member and get involved! It is very rewarding! You can find all the links at www.northroyaltonbandboosters.com.

As we look forward to next year, please be sure to pay close attention to the summer band camp dates in June (Tues. - Thurs. June 14 -16) as well as the August dates. The calendar can be found on Mr. Vitale’s website under Forms and PDFs. Visit his website often to get information and updates directly from him. It is also a good idea to bookmark this page on your phone and/or computer.

Get Involved!

We are in need of a treasurer! This position has recently opened and we need to fill this as soon as possible! Please let us know if you are interested!

Air Show Chairman Update - Gary Diehl has agreed to chair the Labor Day Airshow project. He could really use 1 - 2 assistants. If you are interested, contact Amanda Kost.

If you haven't filled out your volunteer form for next school year, please follow this link. It takes over 300 different jobs to run this program effectively. Get involved and join the team! If everyone does a little, it makes the work a whole lot easier and much more fun! If you are uncertain about what to choose, contact us, we will help guide you!

AIRSHOW - Save The Date!

Our first event will be the Airshow Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-5). This event is our biggest money maker and requires no selling. We are responsible for parking cars and collecting ticket money. That’s it! But, we need 80 people per day. Please consider saving a spot during your Labor Day Weekend to help with this event. Parents and students 14 and older are welcome to volunteer!

A FEW IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS

Final Concert Uniform Turn in - Tuesday, May 24 from 6 to 8. Several people have not returned their concert uniforms. Please be sure to deliver your uniform to the uniform room at this time.

Shoes, T-Shirts & Polos - Any marching shoes MUST BE ordered by Saturday, MAY 28 at Royalton Music TO AVOID EXTRA CHARGES. They will be available for pick up at June rehearsal dates. See the related post for details. The Band Boosters will also have the required white band t-shirts ($10) and purple band polos ($20) available for purchase at the high school directly after evening rehearsals on June 14 & 15. PLEASE NOTE - THE WHITE T-SHIRTS WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE DATES ON THE BACK.

If you have questions, Please don't hesitate to contact us!

Sincerely,
Holly Michalke

2016 Marching Season

North Royalton Music Center Logo

Royalton Music Center is happy to once again partner with the NRHS Marching Band!

  • Marching Shoes must be ordered and purchased (in person) at Royalton Music Center. Orders must be paid in full at the time of order, via cash or credit card.
    • Orders placed by 5/28/2016 will cost $40.00 and be delivered to rehearsal in June.
    • Orders placed by 7/15/2016 will cost $45.00 and be delivered to the rehearsal at the end of July.
    • Orders placed after 7/15/2016 will cost $50.00 and student/parent will be responsible for picking up from RMC (and will not be delivered to the High School).
  • Marching gloves are also available for purchase and pickup at RMC. Pricing starts at $3.00/pair and up, pending the style.
  • Lyres, flip folders, and pages are also available anytime! Pricing varies by instrument.

We're looking forward to another fantastic marching season!

Go Bears!