Band Booster Newsletter - Info on Districts, States, Registration and More!

Hi Everyone,

We made it to Spring! It was a long and grueling winter, but clearly the directors and the students were hard at work! After last week's showing at district band contest, it is quite apparent how unique our program has become. No other program in the northern 1/2 of the state was successful in achieving a Superior Rating (I) with all 4 competing bands. Because of this accomplishment, Freshman, Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble all will be heading to State Band Competition on May 1 and 2! Congratulations kids!

State Band Contest - Save the Date! - Fri. and Sat. May 1 and 2.

State Band Contest will be hosted at Royalton once again this year. Not only is this a tremendous experience for our kids but it is also a fundraiser for us. There will be a need for MANY volunteers in order for this event to run smoothly. The volunteer needs are for...

  • Office staff (12 people)
  • Bus parking (12 people)
  • Ratings Collectors and Runners (12 people)
  • Stage crew and announcers (16 people)
  • Information desk and program distributors (8 people)
  • Concessions (20 people).

A grand total of 80 adult volunteers will be needed. Please plan to get involved. This is the perfect opportunity to join us! ALL of our children will be there! Come join the fun! We ask that you choose a 3-hour session that best fits your availability. If you can help either Friday or Saturday, please email me at holly.rmc@gmail.com. The band directors do expect that the students sign up to help as well. More information will be coming regarding this event so please save the date!

Band Booster Meeting - Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm in the High School Community Room -

Come join us! Especially if you are interested in getting involved in a committee or a board position. Our nominating committee will be hard at work preparing for elections in May. This is the time to get involved. Several of our committee chairs and board members are graduating with their children. The involvement can be very rewarding and it does allow us to support a truly tremendous band program and organization.

Band Registration for the 2015-16 School Year Is Underway -

It is time to register! Please visit the registration page and follow the procedures. It is a new format that is more user-friendly. Deadline is April 1st. Be sure to have your calendar ready in order to sign up for volunteer options as well.

Another Successful Raffle Fundraiser!

Thanks to Shirley Berish and Rima Chehade for organizing the Fundraiser and to Lynn Laurence, Kelly Albany and Regina Atkinson for getting such great prizes as well as all the helpers that ran the 50/50, sideboards and the behind the scene needs.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 30!

Holly Michalke

We need chaperone help Friday

Hi Band Families,

We need chaperones for some of the bands for this Friday's contest.

We are still in need of one chaperone for Wind Ensemble on Friday. Report time 1:30 PM…Back around 7:30 PM.

We are still in need of one chaperone for Symphonic Band On Friday night. Report time 5:30 PM…Back around 11:15 PM.

If you can help, please send Susanna Schwab an email to nrbandmom@gmail.com or text at 440-342-4694 as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Band Raffle Fundraiser was a Success!

Dear Band Families,

We had a very successful raffle fundraiser this year; we took in over $5000. Thank you to all who volunteered and attended this wonderful event at the 3-Spot. A big thank you to my co-chair Rima Chehade for agreeing to help run the event and big hand of applause to Lynn Laurence and Kelly Altany for obtaining such wonderful goodies to put in the baskets.

Shirley Berish

I would like to thank all the wonderful establishments and families that donated items to our fundraiser:

  • State Sharpening
  • The Paulus Family
  • Pilat Insurance
  • The Young Family
  • The Chester Family
  • The Goliat Family
  • Collages & Such
  • Helen Limberg
  • The Tonski Family
  • George Sadallah Nationwide Insurance
  • Rock N Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Massage Heights
  • Darcie Moldovan - Tupperware Consultant
  • North Royalton YMCA
  • Nikko's Bar & Gyros
  • Spaghetti Warehouse
  • Triv's Restaurant & Lounge
  • Cinemark
  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Roggeman Family
  • Punderson Manor Lodge
  • Akron Civic Theater
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Cleveland Improv
  • Costco
  • Amazone
  • Augies's
  • Lakefront Lines
  • Maui Sands Indoor Waterparks
  • Lake County Captains
  • Lolly the Trolley
  • Old Firehouse Winery
  • Wild Water Works Waterslides
  • Adventure Zone
  • Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
  • Presti's Bakery - Little Italy
  • Michael Angelo's Bakery
  • Wester Reserve Historical Society
  • Dana Lauren Salon
  • Mama Santa's - Little Italy
  • Sheraton Suites - Akron
  • Cleveland Orchestra - Jim Menger
  • The Cleaning Authority - Terri & Janice DeLap
  • Hyde Park Grille
  • John Roberts Salon
  • Broadview Eye Center
  • Autozone
  • North Royalton Animal Hospital
  • Brecksville Chiropractic & Rehab
  • The Red Geranium
  • Sonja Glen Hair Salon
  • Romano's
  • Carrie Cerinos
  • Dancing Divas
  • Gearin' Up
  • North Royalton Car Wash
  • AAA - Strongsville
  • Functions of Life
  • Mr Divots
  • Beacon Hill Florist
  • Skilled Hand Salon
  • DeNigris Landscaping
  • Pawsitively Pure
  • Great Clips
  • Pucher's
  • Lowe's
  • Home Depot
  • Cozumel
  • Music Box Supper Club
  • The Laurence Family
  • Royalton Music Center
  • The Metropolitan at the 9
  • Gary & Sherri Denish
  • Doctors of Optometry
  • North Royalton Stadium Foundation
  • Grace Brothers Nursery & Supply
  • On the Spot Dry Cleaning
  • The Chehade Family
  • The Brewer Family
  • The Altany Family
  • The Lord Family
  • Linda Rudy - Arbonne consultant
  • Pickwick & Frolic
  • The Dark Room
  • The Humbel Family
  • Cleveland Botanical Gardens
  • Guarino's - Little Italy
  • Heidi Eisaman

Register for the 2015-2016 Band Season

Hello Band 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 April 2. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made though PayPal only. If you know of any parents of 8thgraders who will be in band next year, please forward this e-mail to them.

To complete the process you must submit 2 forms (Volunteer Form and Band Registration Form). Please begin with the Volunteer Form. When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken directly to the Band Registration Form. If you have more than one student, register the first starting with the Volunteer Form (be sure to list all your students on the form) and for the rest go directly to the Band Registration Form using the link below. Please Do NOT fill out the Volunteer form twice. It is a good idea to have your calendar and your student’s measurements (if they are a freshman or they were unhappy with their uniform fit last year) handy when you begin registration.

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 Volunteer information and one with your Band). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Please see below for important information about each form.

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.

Volunteer Form

Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band, course and activities fees.

Registration Form

There is a section for uniform measurement information.

If you are a returning student and you were happy with your uniform last year and your size has not changed, simply click the appropriate button and you will not have to provide measurement information.

If you are a freshman or you were unhappy with your uniform fit last year, make the appropriate selection and you will be asked to provide measurement information. If you don’t see the measurement portion of the form, make sure the appropriate gender is checked at the top of the form. The measurement information is needed to get an accurate estimate of sizes for required uniform and concert wear for next season. Have your student(s) and a cloth tape measure handy when you fill out this form. If you do not provide this information a uniform cannot be preselected for your student and uniform pick-up and selection will be delayed. 

Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s Band Registration Course and Activity Fees. If your student plays Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, or Trombone, choose Option 1 which does not include instrument rental. If your student plays French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Oboe (during Concert Season) or Bassoon (during Concert Season), choose Option 2 which includes instrument rental.

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.

For Band Front (Royalaires and Royalettes):

If you have a student who participates in band for the full year, you need to register now. If they make it into the band front, you will have extra band front fees that you will need to pay later via a Band Front Registration online form that will open up in May. If you have a student that only wants to participate in the band front, but not in the concert bands, then you should wait and register using the Band Front Registration form in May after your student finds out if they are selected. You will then also need to pay the class/activity/uniform fees plus the band front fees. Note that you may want to sign up for volunteer activities now since we close out activities once we reach the optimal number of volunteers. If you wait until May, you might not be able to sign up for your preferred volunteer activity.

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

Our Raffle Fundraiser is this Saturday, from 6pm to 9pm at the 3-Spot

  • If you have already registered and paid, please check in at the door to receive your drink tickets and wristband for dinner.
  • If you haven’t registered already it isn’t too late! You can still join us by paying at the door. Please do NOT put an RSVPs/payment in the white band box. The cost is $25 per person. The buffet dinner includes pasta, pizza, wings, salad, dessert and four drink tickets.

There will be basket raffles (raffle tickets 6 tickets/$5) and sideboard drawings throughout the evening, so bring your cash! All proceeds go to support our Band.

This year we have OVER 35 baskets ranging in value from $105 to $300. They include wonderful items such as night out packages with overnight stays, golf outings, tickets to great places and events, massages, reserved stadium seats, restaurant gift cards, a fender acoustic guitar and much, much more! See the attached list for more details.

Please join us for a fun evening and help support our band students at the same time! Hope to see you there!

Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year is Now Open

Hello Band 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 April 2. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made though PayPal only. If you know of any parents of 8thgraders who will be in band next year, please forward this e-mail to them.

To complete the process you must submit 2 forms (Volunteer Form and Band Registration Form). Please begin with the Volunteer Form. When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken directly to the Band Registration Form. If you have more than one student, register the first starting with the Volunteer Form (be sure to list all your students on the form) and for the rest go directly to the Band Registration Form using the link below. Please Do NOT fill out the Volunteer form twice. It is a good idea to have your calendar and your student’s measurements (if they are a freshman or they were unhappy with their uniform fit last year) handy when you begin registration.

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 Volunteer information and one with your Band). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Please see below for important information about each form.

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.

Volunteer Form

Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band, course and activities fees.

Registration Form

There is a section for uniform measurement information.

If you are a returning student and you were happy with your uniform last year and your size has not changed, simply click the appropriate button and you will not have to provide measurement information.

If you are a freshman or you were unhappy with your uniform fit last year, make the appropriate selection and you will be asked to provide measurement information. If you don’t see the measurement portion of the form, make sure the appropriate gender is checked at the top of the form. The measurement information is needed to get an accurate estimate of sizes for required uniform and concert wear for next season. Have your student(s) and a cloth tape measure handy when you fill out this form. If you do not provide this information a uniform cannot be preselected for your student and uniform pick-up and selection will be delayed. 

Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s Band Registration Course and Activity Fees. If your student plays Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, or Trombone, choose Option 1 which does not include instrument rental. If your student plays French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Oboe (during Concert Season) or Bassoon (during Concert Season), choose Option 2 which includes instrument rental.

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.

For Band Front (Royalaires and Royalettes):

If you have a student who participates in band for the full year, you need to register now. If they make it into the band front, you will have extra band front fees that you will need to pay later via a Band Front Registration online form that will open up in May. If you have a student that only wants to participate in the band front, but not in the concert bands, then you should wait and register using the Band Front Registration form in May after your student finds out if they are selected. You will then also need to pay the class/activity/uniform fees plus the band front fees. Note that you may want to sign up for volunteer activities now since we close out activities once we reach the optimal number of volunteers. If you wait until May, you might not be able to sign up for your preferred volunteer activity.

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

Band Boosters News - Fundraiser/Volunteer Postings

Band Families,

Cabin fever has left me with time to reflect on many things. One of which is how fortunate I feel to belong to such a strong and supportive organization that truly values the benefits of music education. It is hard to believe more than half of the 2014-15 school year is over. And in true NR fashion, our ensembles sound as good as ever! The Holiday Concerts were AMAZING!!! We do have talented band directors, but let’s face it, it is our children and our involvement that keeps this fine tradition alive!

Raffle Night Approaching

Saturday, February 28, is our annual Raffle Night at The 3 Spot - There is still space available and the event promises to be a great time! It is an important event that will help us reach our fundraising goal for the season while enjoying time with friends! This is my favorite fundraiser of the year! The baskets are AMAZING and the door prizes and raffles add a fun game of chance to the evening. Shirley, Rima and Lynn have worked hard to put together this event for you!! We are certain you will not be disappointed! Please consider adding this event to your calendar! Attached is the flier with the details for the evening. You can pre-register at our band booster meeting on Monday evening or return the attached form with payment to the white band box at school. 

*Although a limited number of tickets will be available at the door, it would be advisable that you purchase your tickets by Tuesday Evening, February 24, so Shirley can give an attendance number to The 3 Spot in advance.

Volunteer Positions Available For Next Year

It is that time of year again! If you would like to take an active role (which I highly recommend) in the booster organization please let us know! It is an enriching and fulfilling experience. There are many Senior parents graduating this year that have done a fantastic job in their roles as booster committee members or booster officers. Please consider getting involved to help continue our fine tradition of excellence! The directors truly cannot do it without us and our children are the ones that benefit!

Below is a list of the major openings for next year. Let us know if you have any questions, we will be happy to assist!

  • Banquets and Hospitality 2 People
  • Bus Chaperones 1 Person
  • Air Show 2-3 People
  • Concession Stand 3 People
  • Market Day

In addition, the Executive Board has members who will retire as their children will not be in the band next year. If you are interested in any board positions please contact me. It’s so important that we all contribute so the band can continue its great tradition going forward.

See you all next Saturday!!!

Holly Michalke

Band Booster Raffle Fundraiser is Coming Up Soon!

Hi Band Families,

Just a reminder that our raffle fundraiser is less than 3 weeks away! Fill out the attachment and send your payment to the address on the form to reserve your space at the fundraiser. We have very nice prizes such as free spa days, restaurant gift cards, tickets to the theater, comedy club and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and much more. Please join us for a fun evening at the 3-Spot on Saturday, February 28.

Shirley Berish ,
Co-chair NRHS Band Booster Raffle Fundraiser

P.S. We are still taking donations for prizes for this fundraiser. If you would like to donate please contact Lynn Laurence at llaurence001@gmail.com.