Band Booster Raffle Fundraiser

Dear Band Families,

Our tenth annual raffle fundraiser is Saturday, February 27, at Slim and Chubby's in Strongsville. We would love to see you there! Please reserve your spot by filling out the attached form and sending your payment to the address on the form by February 20.

We have great prizes to raffle off as well as side board drawings and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to support our band. We hope to see you there!

Regina Atkinson NRHS Band Booster Raffle Fundraiser Chairperson

P.S. We would love any donations you would like to contribute. Attached is a donation form for your use. Thank you!

Raffle Fundraiser Flyer

Raffle Fundraiser Donation Flyer

Thank You for a Successful Fruit Sale

Hello, Band Families.

We hope all of you had a great break with your families! There are a few of you that deserve a big THANK YOU from us. If you proofread and sent out countless emails for us, read emails from us or had lengthy discussions about emails with us, we thank you! If you revised all of the fruit sale information for us to use this year, helped sign out fruit blitz packets, drove your kids to sell during the blitz weekend, actually sold during the blitz weekend, helped with pizza the Monday after the blitz weekend, turned in a packet from the blitz weekend or helped us get packets back from the blitz weekend, we thank you! If you bought fruit, sold fruit, told others about the fruit or made announcements about the fruit, we thank you! If you unloaded fruit from the truck, stacked boxes, took inventory, bagged fruit, copied fruit tags, moved boxes around or pre-picked orders, we thank you! If you pulled orders on pick-up day, helped families get their orders to their cars, rode on the dollies, pushed someone else on a dolly, fixed problems, hauled boxes of fruit around, drove around delivering miscellaneous orders, made phone calls, enjoyed hot chocolate and doughnuts, we thank you! If you picked up your order on one of the pick-up days, delivered customers' fruit in a timely manner, drove your kids around to deliver, thanked people for supporting the band, gave fruit as gifts (personal or business), kept fruit for yourself and your family, ate fruit or wished you had more fruit, we thank you! Basically, if you helped or offered to help us in any way, including listening to us talk about and push the fruit sale for a few months, we thank you! Hopefully we've remembered to include everything that each of you did. The success of this sale would not have been possible without all of you helping! We made over $9,000 for the band! Thank you so much!

We also want to thank Lake Erie Graphics for printing up all of our color fruit sheets and order forms! We truly appreciate this generous donation to our band! The business is located in Brook Park and the phone number is 216-265-7575. Please consider using Lake Erie Graphics for any printing needs you have in the future.

Karen and Susie
Fruit Sale Committee Chairs

A Message From Mr. Vitale

Just a few reminders as we begin the 2nd semester:

  • Jazz Band Concert in Feb has been moved to Tuesday Feb. 9th - No Jazz Band Rehearsal Ash Wednesday Feb. 10
  • Date for commencement is incorrect on the Band Calendar - it SHOULD BE listed as Friday, June 3

Florida Reminders:

  • Wed. 3/16 Mandatory Rehearsal (for those going on the trip) 6-8PM
  • Wed. 3/23 Mandatory Rehearsal (for those going on the trip) 6-8PM
  • Wed. 3/23 Mandatory Rules Meeting for all students going on the trip and their parents. Attendance is required to participate on the trip.
  • Wed. 3/16 Chaperone Meeting 8-9PM in Home Ec 2 Room - for all those who are trip chaperones

Please mark your family calendars of all the above dates! Thanks!

-Mr. V.

Band Booster News: Solo and Ensemble, Raffle Fundraiser, Tuxes for Sale and more

Hello Parents,

Happy New Year! It is always difficult for me to believe how much faster time moves as we get older. Our kids really keep us moving. Instead of our children being a part of our lives, it seems we are a part of theirs at this age. I am constantly reminded how amazing these band students are, and it is an absolute pleasure to volunteer my time for each and every one of these musicians.

Solo And Ensemble - Feb. 6

Their next event is Solo and Ensemble Contest on Feb. 6 at Tri C. Not all students participate in this event, but if your musician is, be sure to check Mr. Vitale's directors page for specific details regarding this event.

A Huge Thank You To Our November - December Volunteers

Although marching band season has come and gone, a significant amount of booster projects and committees have been hard at work! The concert and marching uniform committees collected and distributed uniforms from over 270 students and prepared the marching uniforms for our Disney trip. The fruit sale committee unloaded, sorted and distributed countless pounds of juicy and delicious citrus. The committee that handles the holiday concert reservations worked in conjunction with the membership committee to provide seats for our 3 performances and the holiday ornaments and marching band CD's were sold at every holiday concert. Thanks to all of these fabulous volunteers for their tireless efforts!

Feb 1 Community Meeting

We often times come together to support our band program. Well, now it is time for our band family to put our heads together at the community meeting. Our school district truly values our voice. Plan to attend this very important meeting on Monday, February 1 at 7:00 pm in the High School PAC. See you there!

Save The Date - It’s Time To Do Something Fun For Us - Saturday, Feb. 27, At 5:30 PM

Our Annual Raffle Fundraiser Social event is scheduled for Feb.27 at Slim And Chubby's in Strongsville from 5:30-8:30 pm. So, save the date, get your friends together and enjoy some well deserved time together with our band family. The opportunities to win are limitless and the time you spend with friends is priceless!

Gently Used Tuxes For Sale - $30

You may have noticed that we are, once again, trying to sell our gently worn tuxes. Prom season will be upon us. Purchasing one of our tuxes is significantly less expensive than renting. Also, if you are involved in an honors ensemble or are planning to perform in college, the expectation to wear a tux will always be a reality. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested, let us know. The tux information will be posted on our website.

Florida Trip Update

In 11 short weeks our kids will be headed to Florida for our spring break trip (March 27 - April 3). Even though winter has gotten a late start, this still actually sounds quite nice!

Band Booster Meeting

Our next booster meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 25, at 7:00 pm in the High School Media Center. Come join us!

Committee Positions For Next Year

I'm pleased to say that most volunteers are returning to their positions for next year, however, if you are NOT PLANNING TO RETURN, please let us know so that we can work together to find a replacement. AND if you are interested in getting more involved, please contact us or join us at our January meeting.

Stay Warm!

Holly Michalke
Band Booster President

Marching Band Ornaments, CDs, Fruit, Pie Cards and More

On Sale at the Holiday Concerts on December 13 & 14

Many of these items make great gifts and keepsakes!

Quantities are limited on all items and are sold while supplies last.

2015 NR band ornament

  • 2015 NORTH ROYALTON MARCHING BAND HOLIDAY ORNAMENT (see picture) - $10
  • FRUIT – bags of oranges, grapefruit, tangelos and mixed oranges & grapefruit - $15
  • 2015 Marching Band Concert CDs - $20
    Please note: if you Pre-Ordered a Marching Band CD it will be available for pick up at the Holiday Concerts.
  • Bakers Square Pie cards (before the concerts only) - $14
  • Membership/spirit wear (limited selection)

Another Fruit Pick Up Date Added and More

Hello, Fellow Fruit Lovers.

Hopefully by now you are enjoying your delicious Florida fruit! If you didn't make it to pick-up today, don't worry! We will give you one more chance to get your orders. We will be located in the same place this Monday, December 7th, from 5pm-7pm. Please plan on picking up your fruit and delivering it right away to ensure your customers get their fruit at its freshest!

We have extra fruit available for you to purchase, just in case you wish you had ordered more. We will be selling it before and after all of the holiday concerts, December 13th & 14th, while our supplies last. Please visit our table so we can take care of all of your fruit needs.

Also, this year we are having BBYB (Bring Back Your Bags). We purchase the bags that are used for the 10 pound fruit orders. They cost about $1 per bag. Please help us save money next year by carefully opening your bags and then returning them to us. You can return them to us at the Holiday Concerts on December 13 and 14.

Thank you for supporting our sale!

Susie: susielbp@juno.com

Karen: svo@wideopenwest.com

A Message from Mr. Vitale

Band parents,

Just a reminder to please get your ticket orders in ASAP. The concerts are quickly filling up. Reminder that all seating for all three concerts are RESERVED seats and need to be purchased in advance. Our ticket committee is working very hard to fill orders, and orders will be filled in the order they are received. The last day to pre-purchase tickets is Thursday 12/11. After that point, no ticket orders will be filled. This is so the ticket committee can return the tickets to the students on Friday 12/12. In the past, these concerts have typically sold out. While any remaining tickets will be sold at the door at the “will call” table, it is very likely that the concerts would be sold out at this point. Please plan ahead to avoid this frustration on the day of the concerts.

Also, please verify what concert your student is performing in - not all students perform at each concert - each one is different. All details have been posted on the Band Website, including the student Itinerary and Info-sheet for the performances. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at our Holiday Concerts!

-Mr. V.