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

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!


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!

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!

Concert Uniform Turn In

Dear Band Families,

It is the end of the year and time for concert uniforms to be turned in!

Girls - Please wash your dress in cold water and line dry. Do not iron! Please return on a hanger.

Boys - TUXES WILL BE CLEANED AFTER THEY ARE TURNED IN! Do NOT take them to the cleaners. All boys - please be sure to return your tie, cummerbund and suit bag as well as your tux!

Turn-in will be in the new uniform room, room 310. The times will be as follows:

  • Monday, May 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 17, 6:00-8:00pm

Please contact Stacy at 440-263-1855 or Tracey at 216-533-9710 with any questions.

Stacy and Tracey

Band Awards Banquet and Presentation

Hi Band Families,

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 all band members and their families are cordially invited to attend the Band Awards Banquet and presentation. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM and the presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. The Invitation including the RSVP form for this event can be downloaded here.

We need volunteers to help set-up, serve and clean-up after the dinner. If you can help please indicate the time slot you are available by using SignUp Genius.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at or (440) 746-9048.


Hospitality Committee

Munching For Music at Chick-Fil-A Wednesday, April 20

We love band, yes we du. We love band, how 'bout you? If you're shouting "Yes!" right now, then you qualify for our next Munching For Music day at Chick-fil-A! Next Wednesday, April 20th, from 6:30 am - 10:00 pm, how 'bout you? If you're shouting "Yes!" right now, then you qualify for our next Munching For Music day at Chick-fil-A! Next Wednesday, April 20th, from 6:30 am - 10:00 pm, at the Chick-fil-A located at 16584 Royalton Road in Strongsville is the place to be! Yes, you read that right...this is an all-day event! They call it a Spirit Day, so let's show them how much band spirit we have by eating a lot of Chick-fil-A that day! You can literally eat there for breakfast, lunch and dinner if that's what you choose to do. We will just appreciate any support you can give. When you visit the restaurant, please bring a paper copy of the flyer with you, or just show it on your phone. We know how popular Chick-fil-A sandwiches always are at different Royalton events, so now you can enjoy anything from their restaurant while helping the band earn some moo-lah. Let's have a great Spirit Day by supporting a generous business as they give support back to us.

Thank you!

Chick Fil A Spirit Rally

Band Awards Banquet Invitation and RSVP

Band Families,

We are on the homestretch to the end of the school year and the Band Awards Banquet is fast approaching. Attached is the invitation and RSVP form. (The RSVP is the second page of the document.) RSVP’s are due back on May 2.

A check is needed to pay for everyone attending who is not a Senior Band Student. The cost is $11 per person. Seniors band members are free. Please put the RSVP and payment in an envelope and mark it, “Awards Banquet Night” and have your student drop it off in the white band box.

Even if you do not attend the dinner, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the Band Awards program which starts at 7:00pm. It is a great way to spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends.

Hope to see everyone there!

Awards Dinner Invitation RSVP 2016.pdf (180.5KB)

Cleaning Out Your Closets for Easter Seals

Well, the nice weather is upon us and it is time to start thinking about changing the closets for summer! What a perfect time since the NRBB ‘Fill the Truck’ for Easter Seals event is Saturday, April 23 from 9-6 by the Board of Education.

So please help the marching band and Easter Seals by pulling the small, worn, torn cloth items (ANY cloth items) and bring them to the collection on Saturday, April 23rd!

Here is a great article about the event. Share it with your friends and family and ask them to donate too!

We also still have a few shifts available to volunteers. If you would like to help, click here and sign up.

As always, thanks for all you do!

We need your help!

Hello Band Nation,

We are growing ever closer to our last 2 fundraisers (Hosting State Band Contest and Easter Seals -Fill the Truck) on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 and we truly need your help! We still have a need for over 100 volunteers and 28 bands to serve!!! Please consider helping for a few hours at one of these 2 events. If everyone does a little, no one will have to do a lot! Your bando will be expected to work a session by their band directors, so join the fun! Click on the attached link and sign up today!

State Band Contest Sign Up Genius

Easter Seals Sign Up Genius

Let's make this event a huge success!