We Need Your Help Labor Day Weekend

Dear Band Families,

We still need volunteers for the Cleveland Airshow this Labor Day Weekend. It is our largest fundraiser and is even more important now that we have lost Market Day. If we fall short of volunteers for any of the days we will lose money from the potential $10,000 for this year, and we could possibly lose this as a fundraiser for future years. Please help support our band by volunteering for this event.

Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. We work in teams of two from 8:00am- 4:00pm. A box lunch and drinks are provided. Our volunteers must be high school age or older. Your band students can participate! Please consider volunteering with family and friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Cleveland Air show overhead.

To sign up, follow the link.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Thanks for your support!

July Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

It’s just a little over a week until band camp starts! Where has the time gone? The anticipation of the upcoming season is building. It is always fun to imagine what creation will unfold for the contest show! As always, I am looking forward to the announcement! Be sure to look at your band calendar often and visit Mr. Vitale’s site to be sure you are on top of all the rehearsal times, uniform distribution and performances. It can come at you pretty fast! Here is the link.

Loss of Market Day

There are a few changes that have occurred over the summer that will affect our boosters moving forward. Most importantly is the loss of Market Day. This equates to a yearly cut of about $8,000 to our fundraising budget. Market Day has ceased the program entirely. Because of this loss, we need to be sure we make up the difference in other areas, as well as maintaining and maximizing our current fundraisers.

Air Show Fundraiser

Our biggest fundraiser will be the Cleveland Airshow Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7). 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 or we will not make the full $10,000. Please consider saving a spot during your Labor Day Weekend to help with this event. Please follow this link to sign up .

Parents and students (high school age or older) are welcome to volunteer! So, please sign your bando up (as long as you join them). Friends and other family members are welcome as well. Just be sure to change the quantity to the number of people you are signing up and list their names in the box. It’s easy.

We realize this event takes place over Labor Day weekend, but making nearly 1/3 of our budget by simply volunteering 9 hours of your day is far better than selling another product. Thank you to the many that have already signed up! Please consider joining us! It’s easy work and can be a lot of fun! If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Easter Seals Fundraiser - Help Us Fill The Truck

Please join us for our “Fill the Truck” event on August 22nd and August 23rd! 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. ANYONE can donate. 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 clothing and raise $3,500 to support our North Royalton Marching Band. We challenge every student to fill a bag with cloth items and return it to the event to support our fundraiser!

Marching Band Uniform Distribution

In the new uniform room (room 310 on the first floor near the Community Room entrance)

  • Seniors and Royalaires – Wed., July 29 – 5:30-7:30
  • Juniors – Thurs., July 30 - 4:30-6:30
  • Sophomores – Fri., July 31 – 4:00-6:00
  • Freshman – Mon., Aug. 3 – 4:00-8:00

*Please Note: Royalette Uniform distribution information will be coming soon.

Parent Mixer - August 13

Mark your calendars!!! WE’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU! (This is our first event!)

Some Band Boosters members will be relaxing at The 3 Spot on Thursday, August 13 from 6-9 pm. This event takes place during our kids’ rehearsal. We figured you could drop your band student off at the high school and come join us for some fun, food and spirits while our kids are hard at work! Band Spirit Wear and membership information will be available at this event!

See you on August 13!

Holly Michalke
Band Booster President

Band Uniform Distribution

Band picture day is August 12, 2015. Each Band member must have their uniform before this date. Before you can receive your uniform your registration must be complete and all fees must be paid. Registration is completed online and can be found on the Band Booster website.

If possible, please try to use the schedule below. We are trying to avoid having all the students coming at once and to decrease wait times. Please remember if you have a scheduling problem you may come at any of the scheduled times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Uniform pick up will be in Room 310, the new uniform room. It is located on the first floor near the Community Room entrance.

Seniors
Wednesday, July 29 5:30 -7:30
Juniors
Thursday, July 30 4:30- 6:30
Sophomores
Friday, July 31 4:00- 6:00
Freshmen
Monday August 3 4:00- 8:00

Band Front:

All Royalaires
Wednesday, July 29 5:30-7:30
All Royalettes
Thursday, July 30 4:30-6:30

Contact Anthony Amato at 216-401-7763 or at aja@aamatolaw.com with any questions or special requests.

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

Cleveland Air Show

Dear Band Families

As summer gets into full swing we would like you to check your calendars for Labor Day weekend, September 5, 6 & 7. We need at least 80 volunteers each day for the Cleveland Air Show. Please consider volunteering to help with this event if you are available any day. This is our largest fundraiser for the band. If we fill all the spots we can earn $10,000, AND it involves minimal planning and other resources. Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. Volunteers can be any family members or friends as long as they are high school age or older.

This year we are using SignUp Genius to register volunteers. Please follow this link to register if you can help on any or all of the days. After completing the SignUp you will receive an email confirmation from SignUp Genius. Additionally SignUp Genius will send updates and reminders as the event approaches.

PLEASE NOTE: Families who volunteered for the Air Show when they registered their student for band will find that their information is already entered into the SignUp. These families do not need to sign up again.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Band Booster Newsletter

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 once again has proven itself!

I would like to thank you for all of your help this year. Whether it was a small effort or showing your continuous support. We 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!

Congratulations to our graduated boosters. Their knowledge will continue to carry on our tradition of excellence! It has been a pleasure working with you the past 3 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!

As we look forward to next year, please be sure to pay close attention to the summer band camp dates in June as well as the end of July and August. The calendar can be found on Mr. Vitale’s website under Forms and PDFs. While you are on Mr. Vitale’s website, look around. He posts Director’s Notes, upcoming performance info and much, much more. Check it frequently throughout the year and get information and updates directly from him. Here is the link.

Get Involved!

If you haven't filled out your volunteer form for next school year, please follow the link below. 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. 5-7). 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 are welcome to volunteer!

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

Sincerely,

Holly Michalke Band Booster President holly.rmc@gmail.com 216-926-8836

Announcing Munching for Music

Hello Band Families!

We want to let you know about a new program that will be starting soon - Munching For Music! This is a give-back arrangement with local restaurants. On a specified day, at a certain restaurant, a percentage of sales will be donated back to the band. All you have to do to make this program a success is to dine at the restaurant we're working with for that day, and present either a paper flyer or show the flyer on your smart phone so that your purchase will be tied to the band. It's that simple! Please spread the word to your family and friends so that they will know of this easy way to help our kids. Our goal is to have these days several times during the year working with a variety of restaurants to help raise funds for the band. Please consider dining at these establishments on the upcoming days to support the band, and also on other days to let these businesses know how much we appreciate them giving back to us!

The first Munching For Music day will be Wednesday, June 3rd at Sweet CeCe's in Broadview Heights. Please see the attached flyer for details. Sweet CeCe's offers yummy frozen yogurts, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and other treats! What a great way to celebrate the end of the school year!

Thank you for supporting the North Royalton Bands!

Sweet CeCes flyer

Band Front Registration Instructions

Hello Band Front Families,

It is time to register for the 2015-2016 band season. Registration will be taking place on-line over the next few weeks. The deadline is June 29. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made through PayPal only.

To complete the process, you must submit 2 forms (Band Front Registration Form and Volunteer Form). Once you have completed your registration you will receive three emails: One from PayPal with your payment information; and two from Band Boosters (one with your Band Front information and one with your Volunteer information). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Band Front Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band front, course and activities fees. Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s NRHS Band Front Fees.

  • Choose Option 1 if you have already registered and paid your band course and activities fees using the Band Registration Form. You only need to pay the Band Front Fee. This usually happens when a student participates in band for the full year (i.e. he/she plays an instrument during the year when it is not marching band season).
  • Choose Option 2 if you need to pay all the necessary fees (band course and activity fees and the band front fee). This usually happens when a student only participates in band front (i.e. does not play an instrument during the year).
  • After filling out the form click Submit and you will be taken to PayPal to pay your fees and complete this portion of the registration process.

Volunteer Form:

We ask each family to support their student and the band by signing up for at least two activities. One of the reasons we have a great band is the high level of parent and family support and involvement. The majority of the funds needed to support the band (uniforms, instruments, etc.) come from these fundraisers. Note that we will close individual activities once we have enough volunteers, so sooner is better than later if you prefer specific activities.

When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken Band Registration Form. Do NOT fill out the Band Registration Form. You are done registering, just close the browser window.

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks!

Concert Uniform Turn In Reminders

Hi Band Families,

Turn in is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm this Tuesday and Thursday (May 19 and 21) in the new uniform room (room 310).

Boys - If you are in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band and you haven’t taken your tux to On The Spot Dry Cleaners now is a great time to do it! You want it to be ready in time for turn in. Boys in Concert Band and Freshman band do not need to dryclean their tuxes.

Girls – If you haven’t washed your dress (cold water and line dry), now is a great time to do it! It needs to be dry for turn in.

Seniors – Remember, you must return your uniform on Tuesday, May 19, in order for Mr. Vitale to sign your exit card. If you cannot return your tux or dress yourself, get a trusted friend or relative to turn it in for you.

See you Tuesday or Thursday!

P.S. We will also be selling our old tuxes during uniform turn in (jackets $20 and pants $10). Cash only. If you know a family member or a friend in need of a tux, pass along the dates and times so they can purchase theirs as well!