NRMB Newsletter – September 5 2016

A very big thank you to everyone that volunteered at the AirShow! What a spectacular weekend to be down there. Your donated time was greatly appreciated !!

LINKS you need to know:

DATES you need to know:

  • Sept 7: CONTEST HOODIE ORDERS DUE ! THIS IS A FIRM ORDER DATE!!!!
  • Sept 7 – Fruit sale packets will be going home
  • Sept 9 – Football game AWAY
  • Sept 10-11 – FRUIT SALE BLITZ!!
  • Sept 16 – Football game HOME
  • Sept 17 – Festival of Bands
  • Sept 30 – Car Raffle Tickets are DUE in white band box.

After practice Wednesday, Sept 7, please pick up: FRUIT SALE PACKET, PHOTO BUTTONS and MEMBERSHIP ITEMS in Cafeteria 2!!!

Contest Hoodies

The very last day to order your contest hoodie is SEPTEMBER 7TH --- NO exceptions. An order form is attached to this newsletter and can be found on the Band Booster webpage. See link above.

Membership

Our membership drive is underway! JOIN the Band Boosters! There are many membership levels! Print the form at the bottom of this newsletter OR go to www.northroyaltonbandboosters.com and select the Membership button to get the form! If you are interested in becoming a GRAND STAFF member, your form is due SEPT 7th (because your membership includes the contest hoodie and that is the last day to order a contest hoodie) Questions?

Contact: Shirley Berish – 440-667-0811

Festival of the Bands - Volunteers Needed

North Royalton Band Festival is a great opportunity for our band and community to shine! This will be the first performance of the North Royalton High School Marching Band 2016 Contest Show: The Elements! We will host bands from around Northeast Ohio as they showcase their talent. Many hands are needed for an enjoyable evening of music and marching. Volunteer opportunities are easy and fun! Please sign-up to assist with one of our final fundraisers of the season. All volunteer duties will pause while NRHS performs so no one will miss the show! To volunteer, click on this link.

50/50 Raffle We Still Need Help

Did you hear how large our payout was on Sept 2? Larger than the first game and it is all due to you--- our volunteers! Let’s keep the payout growing!

We can use help with our next home game and Band Fest! Please click on this link or call Elisa. Thank you.

Contact: Elisa Race -- 216-407-5625

North Royalton Stadium Foundation Car Raffle

Marching Band sales for the car raffle will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd and will end September 30th. Everyone should now have their raffle tickets. Please remember to turn in your sold tickets and payments in your car raffle envelope and place it in the white band box.

Contact: Jane Coleman – 440-759-9864

Other Fundraisers

GFS: If you shop at GFS, remember to mention:

North Royalton Band Boosters and Marching Band at checkout. We have an account there and accumulate $$$$ for everything YOU spend!

Smile.Amazon Are you an Amazon shopper? Set up a SMILE.AMAZON account and a percentage of what you purchase will be added to the North Royalton Band Booster account:

YOU can help North Royalton High School Band Boosters when you shop for back-to-school supplies and many other items that you purchase from Amazon! This link will help you set up your SMILE account!

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1817202 and Amazon donates.

Support Our Band & Pictures From Friday Are Online

Hi Everyone,

As a booster organization it is our job to help support and promote our band and its students. Band Boosters provides marching, contest and concert uniforms; flags; music licensing; show writing and choreography; instruments and instrument repair; dry-cleaning; paint for dots; awards; trip support; and so much more. None of this would be possible without fundraisers that are staffed, run and supported by parents.

Unfortunately over the past five years, we have lost several big fundraisers: Nautica ($34,000), Entertainment Books ($1,500) and, just last year, Market Day ($8,500). We have been able to soften these blows mostly by maximizing our current fundraisers. We are concerned that everyone understands that every fundraiser is vitally important to the band. In order to keep providing the same excellent experience for our students, we have to make the most of the fundraisers we have. Additionally, what we truly do not want to happen is the loss of another fundraiser, such as Air Show. Depending on how we do with these fundraisers we may have to investigate other options. Here are the fundraisers that we have going on right now. Please consider helping out in any way you can.

Cleveland Air Show

September 3, 4 & 5 --Sign up NOW

Contact: Gary Diehl at work, 440-717-4063, cell phone 440-915-1178, or email, gdiehl@broadview-heights.org.

Currently our largest fundraiser, the Air Show doesn’t cost anything except volunteer time. We need 80 volunteers each day to collect/sell tickets. We work in teams of two from 8:00am- 4:00pm. Students can participate as long as they are high school aged. 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. This is our largest fundraiser and we need it to not only be successful this year, but future years as well. Right now we still need about 40 more. Volunteers need to sign up NOW. If you can help contact Gary or sign up here.

Car Raffle

Tickets on sale now through September 30

Contact: Jane Coleman at mattnjane.coleman@att.net or 440-759-9864

For the ninth consecutive year, our district is participating in the Car Raffle Fundraiser sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville. Your student should have received two tickets from us. If you haven’t seen them please ask your student. The tickets are sold for $20 each ($10 will go to the band and $10 will go to the North Royalton Stadium Foundation). If every student sells both of their tickets we would raise over $5,500! The seller of the winning ticket will receive $500 too! Because we really want each student to sell both tickets, Band Boosters is adding an additional incentive. Each band student who sells BOTH tickets and turns in the ticket stubs and money by September 30 will be entered into a drawing to win a contest hoodie (size large).

Booster Membership

Contact: Shirley Berish at 440-717-1532

There are several Booster Membership levels with different incentives to choose from. This is a great opportunity to get items that show your support for all the hard work your kids do! A membership form was sent home in the band packet last Friday. If you did not get your membership form, click here to print one.

Concessions

Contact: Dawn Rembowski at 216-990-0271 or If you can help please sign up here.

50/50 Raffle Sales

Contact: Elisa Race at 216-407-5625

Volunteers are needed to sell 50/50 raffle tickets in the stands games and Band Fest. All you have to do is talk to people coming into the stadium or sitting in the stands. The tickets actually sell themselves! Plus you get to watch the band as the sales at halftime. You do not have to volunteer for every game. You can choose which ones will fit in your schedule. Use this link if you are available to help.

Please help our band by contributing in whatever way you can – whether it is volunteering your time, buying/selling Car Raffle tickets, or becoming a Band Booster member. If everyone does a little, no one will have to do a lot. There will also be other opportunities to help and contribute throughout the year. Remember, anything you do will only benefit our kids.

Sincerely,

Amanda Kost & Becky Humes
Band Booster President & Vice President

P.S. Pictures from Friday night have been added to our Flickr site. Thanks Chuck!!!

Newsletter – August 29, 2016

Our first football game is behind us and WOW! what an exciting evening!

We Need Volunteers!

We are VERY SHORT on volunteers for:

  • AIR SHOW Call Gary -- 440-915-1178
  • CONCESSIONS Call Dawn – 216-990-0271
  • 50/50 RAFFLE Call Elisa – 216-407-5625

LINKS you need to know:

DATES you need to know:

  • Aug 29 – Band Booster Meeting -- Media Center @7PM
  • Sept 2 – Football Game HOME
  • Sept 3-5 - Air Show (see below)
  • Sept 9 – Football game AWAY
  • Sept 10-11 – FRUIT SALE BLITZ!!

Air Show

Here is what we still need! We are getting closer:

  • Saturday – 9 more volunteers
  • Sunday – 10 more volunteers
  • Monday – 32 MORE volunteers

As you can see, we desperately need HELP on MONDAY! If we do not fill the spots, we may not be offered this fundraiser next year. Air Show has been with our Marching Band for more than 15 years. A tradition in our band family!

Please find the time to help us out… BRING CHAIRS, COOLERS AND ENJOY THE DAY. There are plenty of breaks for you to walk around and enjoy the show!

Here is the link to our signup form.

Contact: Gary Diehl 440-915-1178

50/50 Raffle: We Need Help!

If you signed up to work 50/50 on your registration form, please come and help us. Elisa was down almost HALF of her helpers for last Friday’s game.

All you have to do is talk to everyone coming in and sell the tickets. They actually sell themselves! CALL Elisa to let her know you are available to help.

Contact: Elisa Race -- 216-407-5625

Concessions: We Need Help!

We need you to help sell concessions at HOME football games AND Band Fest! The concessions team has a lot of fun and you will get to meet every hungry person in the stadium! Sign up here to volunteer.

Contact: Dawn Rembowski: 216-990-0271

Photo Buttons

Photo Buttons will be ready for pickup at the Sept 2 home game. Debbie has her table set up at the NORTH gate. Orders are still being taken too! Contact: Debbie Sexton – 440-785-7725

North Royalton Stadium Foundation Car Raffle

Marching Band sales for the car raffle will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd and will end September 30th. Everyone should now have their raffle tickets. Please remember to turn in your sold tickets and payments in your car raffle envelope and place it in the white band box.

Contact: Jane Coleman – 440-759-9864

Membership

Our membership drive is underway! JOIN the Band Boosters! There are many membership levels! Print the form at the bottom of this newsletter OR go to this page to get the form! Bring your completed form to Parent Preview Night or drop it in the White Band Box! Questions?

Contact: Shirley Berish – 440-667-0811

Other Fundraisers

GFS: If you shop at GFS, remember to mention North Royalton Band Boosters and Marching Band at checkout. We have an account there and accumulate $$$$ for everything YOU spend!

Smile.Amazon Are you an Amazon shopper? Set up a SMILE.AMAZON account and a percentage of what you purchase will be added to the North Royalton Band Booster account:

YOU can help North Royalton High School Band Boosters when you shop for back-to-school supplies and many other items that you purchase from Amazon! This link will help you set up your SMILE account!.

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1817202 and Amazon donates.

Membership and Contest Hoodies

Hello Band Families,

It's time to order your Contest Hoodies and Pins! Please fill out the attached form and turn it in with payment to the White Band Box. Hoodies and pins will be delivered at 6-9 practice on September 28th. If you have not turned in your Membership form, please do so ASAP. Membership items will start being delivered at 6-9 practice starting next Wednesday or the next Band Booster meeting on Monday, August 29th. Any questions, please contact Shirley Berish (440)717-1532.

2016 Contest Hoodies and Pin Order Form

NR Band Booster Yard Sign Order Form

Band Booster Membership

Band Booster Newsletter – August 22, 2016

Parent Preview Night and Ice Cream Social August 22nd

Visit our tables for Membership, Photo Buttons, Air Show Volunteering and ofcourse pick up your pre-ordered Ice Cream!

Back to school this week! Evening practices begin! Consult your Band Calendar!

LINKS you need to know:

DATES you need to know:

  • Aug 22 – Parent Preview Night – ICE CREAM SOCIAL FUNDRAISER
  • Aug 26 – First Football Game HOME
  • Aug 29 – Band Booster Meeting -- Media Center @7PM
  • Sept 2 – Football Game HOME
  • Sept 3-5 - Air Show (see below)
  • SEPT 10-11 – FRUIT SALE BLITZ!!

We Need Volunteers!

We are VERY SHORT on volunteers for:

  • AIR SHOW Call Gary -- 440-915-1178
  • CONCESSIONS Call Dawn – 216-990-0271
  • 50/50 RAFFLE Call Elisa – 216-407-5625

Air Show - We Need Volunteers Every Day!

Sign up and spend the day at the Air Show AND raise money for the band! It is a fun day of selling tickets, passing out programs or parking cars. Plenty of breaks and lunch provided. Bring a chair and watch the show! THIS IS ONE OF OUR LARGEST FUNDRAISERS! WE CAN RAISE UP TO $10000 FOR OUR BAND!

Here is the link to our signup form.

Contact: Gary Diehl 440-915-1178

Concessions - We Need Help the First Two Home Games!

We need you to help sell concessions at HOME football games AND Band Fest! The concessions team has a lot of fun and you will get to meet every hungry person in the stadium! Sign up here to volunteer:

Contact: Dawn Rembowski: 216-990-0271

50/50 Raffle - We Need Help Parent Preview Night & Every Game!

Do you like to talk to people? This is the volunteer job for YOU! The tickets sell themselves… you just have to offer them to everyone that comes into the stadium! Some parents even set up small competitions between themselves to see who can sell the most! You are done at half time! Sign up for a great time!

Contact: Elisa Race -- 216-407-5625

Photo Buttons

Purchase your photo buttons at Parent Preview Night! Buttons are $4 each or 3/$10! Photo buttons ordered at Parent Preview Night will be ready for pickup at the SEPT 2 HOME GAME! Questions?

Contact: Debbie Sexton – 440-785-7725

North Royalton Stadium Foundation Car Raffle

Marching Band sales for the car raffle will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd and will end September 30th. Students will be bringing home an envelope on Tuesday afternoon with two raffle tickets and a letter about the raffle sale. Each student is responsible for these tickets so please make sure they are kept in a safe place until they are sold. Many families sold extra tickets last year and we encourage everyone to do the same. Who doesn’t want to win a new car for $20.00? There will also be a $500.00 prize for the student who sells the winning ticket and a 2016 contest hoodie for one lucky student who sells their tickets by the September 30th deadline. Thank you for your participation and Good Luck! Questions?

Contact: Jane Coleman – 440-759-9864

Membership

Our membership drive is underway! JOIN the Band Boosters! There are many membership levels! Bring your completed form to Parent Preview Night or drop it in the White Band Box! Questions?

Signup online

Contact: Shirley Berish – 440-667-0811

Other Fundraisers

GFS:
If you shop at GFS, remember to mention :

North Royalton Band Boosters and Marching Band at checkout. We have an account there and accumulate $$$$ for everything YOU spend!

Smile.Amazon
Are you an Amazon shopper? Set up a SMILE.AMAZON account and a percentage of what you purchase will be added to the North Royalton Band Booster account:

YOU can help North Royalton High School Band Boosters when you shop for back-to-school supplies and many other items that you purchase from Amazon! This link will help you set up your SMILE account!.

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1817202 and Amazon donates.

We Need Air Show Volunteers!

We need Air Show volunteers all days!

This is one of our largest fundraisers!

We are in need of the following volunteers:

  • Saturday --- 36 spots open
  • Sunday --- 50 spots open
  • Monday -- 64 spots open

Bring your family, friends, and relatives! Volunteer and see the Air Show!

Sign up and spend the day at the Air Show AND raise money for the band! It is a fun day of selling tickets, passing out programs or parking cars. Plenty of breaks and lunch provided. Bring a chair and watch the show!

Here is the link to our signup form.

Contact: Gary Diehl 440-915-1178

Easter Seals Is This Weekend!

Hi Parents,

Our Easter Seals event is this weekend! The event runs Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from 1-6. We will temporarily close for the parade and reopen again after. I would like to thank the numerous people that have signed up to help this weekend, we could not do it without you! This is a very successful fundraising opportunity that requires no out of pocket expenses, just a little of your time and the willingness to clean out your unwanted soft goods from your closets!!!

Here are the final details...

If you are scheduled to work…

  1. Come dressed for the weather - hopefully, we will be able to dodge the raindrops! (But you can hide out in the truck if rain is eminent.)
  2. I will bring 4 plastic chairs for you to sit on.
  3. Only accept soft goods - ABSOLUTELY NO HOUSEHOLD NICKNACKS, PICTURE FRAMES, LAMPS, BOOKS, CD'S etc. WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  4. If a person donates these unacceptable goods, try to kindly give them back and explain why...or just set them aside and we will dispose of them after the sale.
  5. NO SLEEPING BAGS OR PILLOWS ARE PERMITTED. However, stuffed animals and all other bedding items are acceptable.
  6. We are expecting to come close to filling the entire truck, so please start at the back of the truck and completely fill that area before moving forward.

That's it! We truly appreciate you! There are a few open spots on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the link below and sign up. It is very easy and actually quite fun and rewarding to see how many people are helping a really good cause.

Here's the sign up genius link.

I look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Holly Michalke

Questions? Text or call me at 216-926-8836

Band Booster Newsletter

Thank you to everyone that came out to the New Parent’s Meeting despite the torrential downpour! It was great to meet you!

LINKS you need to know:

DATES you need to know:

  • Aug 20 -21 – Easter Seals Drive (see below)
  • Aug 21 – Homeday Parade -- Refer to Mr. Vitale’s website as we near the date
  • Aug 22 – Parent Preview Night – ICE CREAM SOCIAL FUNDRAISER
  • Aug 26 – First Football Game HOME
  • Aug 29 – Band Booster Meeting -- Media Center @7PM
  • Sept 2 – Football Game HOME
  • Sept 3-5 - Air Show (see below)

We Need Volunteers!!!!

We are SHORT volunteers for:

  • CONCESSIONS -- First TWO football games
  • EASTER SEALS – many time slots OPEN
  • AIR SHOW – ALL days
  • SEE BELOW AND CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING – THESE ARE MAJOR FUNDRAISERS FOR THE MARCHING BAND!!
  • CONCESSIONS:We need you to help sell concessions at HOME football games AND Band Fest! The concessions team has a lot of fun and you will get to meet every hungry person in the stadium! Sign up here to volunteer

Contact: Dawn Rembowski: 216-990-0271

Easter Seals:

There are MANY slots still open to help man the truck! Bring your bando with you! Fun time meeting everyone! And don’t forget to donate YOUR cloth items!

Sign up here

Contact: Holly Michalke 216-926-8836

Air Show:

Sign up and spend the day at the Air Show AND raise money for the band! It is a fun day of selling tickets, passing out programs or parking cars. Plenty of breaks and lunch provided. Bring a chair and watch the show! THIS IS ONE OF OUR LARGEST FUNDRAISERS!

Here is the link to our signup form.

Contact: Gary Diehl 440-915-1178

Other Fundrisers:

GFS: If you shop at GFS, remember to mention: North Royalton Band Boosters and Marching Band at checkout. We have an account there and accumulate $$$$ for everything YOU spend!

Smile.Amazon

Are you an Amazon shopper? Set up a SMILE.AMAZON account and a percentage of what you purchase will be added to the North Royalton Band Booster account:

YOU can help North Royalton High School Band Boosters when you shop for back-to-school supplies and many other items that you purchase from Amazon! This link will help you set up your SMILE account!.

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1817202 and Amazon donates.