Newsletter - Booster Meeting, Air Show, Easter Seals, Band Fest and More!

Hi everyone!

Well, the first football game is in the books! And as always, the band did not disappoint! I heard so many positive comments from the people on the North Ridgeville side during the performance. I wanted to let you know that I reached out to the North Ridgeville Band Boosters to thank them for all the great food they gave ours Bandos at the game on Friday! Both my children came home talking about the way they were treated by the North Ridgeville band and parents. That was Sportsmanship at its best! It was so nice to see so many band parents in the stands last week! Congratulations to the freshman on their first successful marching experience with the awesome NRHS Marching Band! Next week's game is away against Parma at Byer's field.

Band Booster Meeting -

Our first Band Booster Meeting takes place TOMORROW, Monday, August 31 in the High School Community Room located in the front of the high school. The meeting starts at 7 PM. Please come join us! We will have membership, sportswear, button sales as well as many fundraising event updates. Get involved, and join the fun! We would love to see you! Mr. Vitale will stop by at the end of the meeting to give his update on what's happening with the band.

Air Show Update -

The airshow is THIS WEEKEND! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and to Becky Cozzens, Becky Humes and Heidi Eisaman for all of your efforts putting this event together! VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP YOUR INFORMATION AND PARKING PASSES before or after the Band Booster Meeting on Monday or on Wednesday at 5:30pm before the evening rehearsal.

Easter Seals -

This event was such a success that we have decided to add another date. Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM until 9 PM is the next collection. We will be sending another sign up genius with opportunities for you to help with this event Check out the most recent issue of The Post for a very nice article about our band and their involvement in this event.

Band Festival -

Our Band Festival, also scheduled for Saturday, September 19, at 7 PM is a very important event for the booster organization. Please read your emails in order to stay up to date on volunteer needs.

Munching for Music -

Our next event takes place at Sweet Cece's this Wednesday September 2. Just visit Sweet CeCe's on the corner of Broadview and 82, show them our flyer (printed or on your phone) and they will donate 20% of your purchase back to the band. Our last event earned us over $300! The students have an early release day scheduled, so perhaps buying some ice cream after a hot day at school would be a great treat that would also help out the band!

Florida Trip –

The deadline is fast approaching! please check mr. vitale’s website for details!

We look forward to seeing you at the game on Friday!

Holly Michalke

Munching for Music at Sweet CeCe's on September 2

Hello Everyone!

Now that the school year has begun we want to celebrate with a big Munching for Music month in September! Last June’s munching day at Sweet CeCe's was very successful so we are having another one there on September 2nd. This is an early release day so we will all have more time to enjoy some yummy food and frozen yogurt at Sweet CeCe's! Just print off the attached flyer and present it when you order, or you can also show it on your smart phone. 20% of all sales will then be donated to the band. Another Munching for Music day is also being planned for mid-September. Please keep watching your email for updates.

Sweet CeCes flyer


Susie Perez and Joel Young
Munching for Music Chairs

Air Show Update and Pictures on Flickr

Hi Everyone,

We are so close!!! We have already filled over 240 spots for the air show. We need just 12 more for Monday! Thank you so much to everyone who signed up! You guys are great!

We really need to fill those 12 spots for Monday as soon as possible. Our list of volunteers is due to the Air Show in just a few days. If we cannot fill these spots we will lose some fundraising money for this year and we could possibly lose this entire fundraiser for next year. If you can help us out that day please sign up now.

Thanks for all you do!

Becky Humes Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

P.S. Have you checked out our pictures on Flickr? Some pictures of Parent Preview Night were recently posted.

Easter Seals is This Weekend and Air Show Sign Ups

Hi Everyone,

Our Easter Seals "Fill the Truck" Fundraiser is THIS WEEKEND! The truck will be parked next to the Board of Education (6579 Royalton Road). Please help by donating cloth items. The more we collect the more we earn. See below for more details.

There are about 20 spots for Air Show, mostly for Monday but some have opened up for Saturday and Sunday as well. These spots are worth $760. At this point if we cannot fill them we may try to open them to other organizations. We would like to keep as much of the earnings as possible with our band. If you can volunteer any of those days, please sign up now.


Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Pit Crew Is Looking For Volunteers

Dear Band Families

It's a new Band season and the pit crew is looking for some new volunteers. Last year we lost three parents, and they need to be replaced. Pit duties are pretty easy. We load the big purple band truck (Barney) with most of the students’ instruments. We then unload at the games/contests and help push the pit equipment into place for the performance. After the game/contest we reload Barney and return to the school to unload. We have lots of fun! We watch the band and games at field level, and there’s usually some sort of food each week. We arrive about 30 minutes before the truck load time (usually 5:30-6:00) and travel in carpools to the games and contests. It's a lot of fun and you get to watch a lot of the band inner workings. Ladies don't be afraid. We currently have two in this year’s pit crew. If you are interested you can email me at or call for more info at 440-668-7428


Rich Hrin
Pit Crew Chair

Contest Hoodies and Pins 2015

Hi Everyone,

We are now taking orders for Contest Hoodies and Pins! All orders are due by September 9, 2015.

We have attached the order form for your convenience. Please complete the form and return it with your payment in an envelope labeled “Contest Hoodie” by September 9, 2015. Your student can place it in the white metal box in the band room. You can also turn it in at our next Band Booster meeting on August 31 at 7pm in the High School Community Room. We will not take late orders for Contest Hoodies, and we will not be ordering extras.

2015 Contest Hoodie Order Form

We would also like to point out that if you join Band Boosters at the Grand Staff level you will receive a Contest Hoodie as part of your membership. The Grand Staff level of membership is only available through September 9. Other levels of membership will continue to be available after that date. We have also attached the membership form for your convenience.

Please call Shirley Berish with any questions (440) 717-1532.


Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Air Show Sign Up Link

Hi Everyone,

It has come to my attention that my last email had a link for Air Show SignUp that works for some people but not for others. My apologies. Below is a link that should work for all.

Please go home this weekend and look at your plans for September 6 & 7. While we did get a few new volunteers at last night’s Parent Mixer (Thank You!) we still need more. We are still about 10 people short on Sunday and 50 people short on Monday. We will not get paid for unfilled spots, and because we are so short we could lose this fundraiser next year. If there is any way you can volunteer on those days please sign up now.

Sign Up for Air Show Here


Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

A Message from Mr. Vitale and Mr. Osbourne

Mr. Vitale has asked me to forward this message to you.

Mr. Vitale,

Thank you for bringing it to my attention that there was an error in the attachment of a fee to the Band and Band Front courses on the student schedules. I have asked for that fee to be removed as I know it has already been collected as part of the Spring collection of Band fees. Sometime prior to Fee, Form and Photo day, I will ask that a new copy of corrected school fees be sent home with the students.

Sorry for the confusion and any trouble it may have caused anyone. Please feel free to forward this email on to your band parents and boosters as a way to clear up the confusion.

"We Inspire and Empower Learners"

Sean P. Osborne
North Royalton High School