Easter Seals 'Fill the Truck' Fundraiser

Easter Seals Northern Ohio is partnering with North Royalton Band Boosters to give back to the community while helping children and adults with disabilities. North Royalton Band Boosters is hosting a “Fill the Truck” fundraiser to benefit the North Royalton Marching Band. We will be collecting any and all cloth items. Easter Seals will provide the truck to pick up all donations. This truck will be parked next to the North Royalton Board of Education, 6579 Royalton Road on August 22nd (9am – 6pm) and on August 23rd (1pm – 6pm).

We need volunteers to help receive donations.

TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER, CLICK THIS LINK

North Royalton Band Boosters will be compensated based on the number of bags/pounds of cloth collected. Acceptable items include (but are not limited to): clothing, comforters, blankets, towels, sheets, shoes, accessories, and purses. The Boosters will only earn money from those types of cloth donations listed above. Even stained or torn items can be recycled into something else.

We challenge every North Royalton student to donate at least one bag of cloth. Tell your friends and neighbors! You do not need to have a student at North Royalton to donate items. All donors will receive a tax deductible receipt! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Kost at amandabethkost@gmail.com or at 440-864-6543.

Band Boosters Newsletter - Parent Mixer, Air Show, Picture Day, Easter Seals and More!

Hello Parents!

Is it August already? Why is summer so short and winter so long? I would imagine many of your bandos came home with some interesting tan/burn lines on Friday. One parent mentioned to me to be sure to get my son's hair cut before summer band camp or he will have an interesting tan line for school pictures when they do get it cut! As a mom of a freshman boy, I took her advice!

Band students learned Pregame! Now it's on to halftime! Band music checkoffs are in full swing! It's amazing to me how dedicated these kids are to memorizing their music to secure a spot on the 100% board! I would imagine there will be someone on that board by the end of rehearsal on Monday! The more kids on that board, the louder and better we sound! GO BANDOS!

Water, Water and more Water! - Be sure kids come WELL HYDRATED to rehearsal. Starting the day well hydrated makes a long rehearsal day easier to manage. Water breaks help, but coming to rehearsal well hydrated is the key! Sports drinks and water are the best way to achieve this. Caffeine and carbonated beverages actually are NOT a good solution. Please pass this information on to your child.

Parent Mixer -

Thursday, Aug. 13 - Mark your calendars for some fun!

Our parent mixer is next week, Thurs. Aug 13 from 6-9 at The 3 Spot. Come join us for some food, drinks and fun! We'd like to get to know you!

Air Show Update -

Although there are some new people signing up, it is still not full. We need about 20 people for Sunday and 65 for Monday. We are asking you to do 2 things...

  1. If your bando is planning on helping, please be sure they are signed up so we have an accurate count of our volunteers.
  2. If you haven't signed up, please check your calendar and join us! It is a great way to get to know the rest of the band family!

Here is the link to sign up.

Picture day - Wednesday morning, Aug. 12.

Paperwork was sent home with your bando this past Thursday. Students wear their FULL uniform. If you have not picked up your uniform or are missing any uniform accessories (ie. shoes, white shirt, long black dress socks, gloves) please be sure to take care of this NOW!

Membership -

Membership into our Band Boosters is an opportunity to show your support for all the hard work your child contributes to our outstanding band. This is where we sell our spirit wear. The first opportunity to do this is at our Parent Mixer on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 6-9 at The 3 Spot.

Buttons -

Pictures for band buttons will be taken on Picture Day as well. This is separate from the photography company. This is a booster fundraiser, and will be available for you to purchase during the first few weeks of band. More details will be forthcoming. Attention All Seniors- we will need a picture taken this day for the Senior Night program.

Car Raffle -

These tickets were given to your bando during uniform distribution. PLEASE DO NOT LOSE THESE! You are responsible to sell or return these tickets. However, if a ticket is returned it is a $10 loss to our booster organization.

Easter Seals –

On August 22 (9am-6pm) and August 23 (1pm-6pm) we will be hosting a “Fill the Truck” fundraiser. The truck will be parked next to the North Royalton Board of Education and we will be collecting any and all cloth items. We will be compensated based on how much we collect. We need volunteers to help man the truck in 1.5 hour shifts. If you can help please sign up here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Kost atamandabethkost@gmail.com or at 440-864-6543

Volunteering -

If you follow the Contact link on our website, you will see a list of our Officers as well as a list of Committees and Committee Chairs. Here is where you will find the many different ways we work to support our kids! If you have not gotten involved but are interested, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of these people to offer your support. It truly takes a village to raise an award-winning marching band like ours! The work you do for these kids is so rewarding!

Old White Band T Shirts -

If you have an old white band t-shirt you no longer use, and it is in good condition, please stop down to the booster room during uniform distribution on Monday 4-8 pm or find a uniform volunteer during picture day. Please be sure it is laundered! We could use a few extras for emergencies.

Florida Trip -

It's a trip year! Information is posted on the home page of Mr. Vitale’s website, www.northroyaltonhighschoolband.com. Please check his page regularly for more details!

I look forward to seeing you at The 3 Spot on Thursday, August 13!

Holly Michalke
North Royalton Band Booster President

Last Day to Pick Up Uniforms Before Picture day

Hi Band Families,

The LAST day to get your uniform before Picture Day is Monday 4pm-8pm in room 310. You must be in uniform to be in the picture. If you have any questions or problems please contact Anthony Amato at 216-401-7763 oraja@aamatolaw.com.

We would also remind everyone to have patience with the uniform committee. Fitting students takes time. This is especially true for freshmen who have to try on all the different parts of the uniform and let the uniform volunteers make sure it fits properly. Sometimes they have to try on multiple sizes before finding the “best fit.” We appreciate your patience.

We Need Your Help Labor Day Weekend

Dear Band Families,

We still need volunteers for the Cleveland Airshow this Labor Day Weekend. It is our largest fundraiser and is even more important now that we have lost Market Day. 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. Please help support our band by volunteering for this event.

Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. We work in teams of two from 8:00am- 4:00pm. A box lunch and drinks are provided. Our volunteers must be high school age or older. Your band students can participate! Please consider volunteering with family and friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Cleveland Air show overhead.

To sign up, follow the link.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Thanks for your support!

Band Uniform Distribution

Band picture day is August 12, 2015. Each Band member must have their uniform before this date. Before you can receive your uniform your registration must be complete and all fees must be paid. Registration is completed online and can be found on the Band Booster website.

If possible, please try to use the schedule below. We are trying to avoid having all the students coming at once and to decrease wait times. Please remember if you have a scheduling problem you may come at any of the scheduled times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Uniform pick up will be in Room 310, the new uniform room. It is located on the first floor near the Community Room entrance.

Seniors
Wednesday, July 29 5:30 -7:30
Juniors
Thursday, July 30 4:30- 6:30
Sophomores
Friday, July 31 4:00- 6:00
Freshmen
Monday August 3 4:00- 8:00

Band Front:

All Royalaires
Wednesday, July 29 5:30-7:30
All Royalettes
Thursday, July 30 4:30-6:30

Contact Anthony Amato at 216-401-7763 or at aja@aamatolaw.com with any questions or special requests.

Please have patience with the uniform committee. They will be fitting nearly 300 students and this takes time. This is especially true for freshmen who have to try on all the different parts of the uniform and let the uniform volunteers make sure it fits properly. Sometimes they have to try on multiple sizes before finding the “best fit.” We appreciate your patience.

July Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

It’s just a little over a week until band camp starts! Where has the time gone? The anticipation of the upcoming season is building. It is always fun to imagine what creation will unfold for the contest show! As always, I am looking forward to the announcement! Be sure to look at your band calendar often and visit Mr. Vitale’s site to be sure you are on top of all the rehearsal times, uniform distribution and performances. It can come at you pretty fast! Here is the link.

Loss of Market Day

There are a few changes that have occurred over the summer that will affect our boosters moving forward. Most importantly is the loss of Market Day. This equates to a yearly cut of about $8,000 to our fundraising budget. Market Day has ceased the program entirely. Because of this loss, we need to be sure we make up the difference in other areas, as well as maintaining and maximizing our current fundraisers.

Air Show Fundraiser

Our biggest fundraiser will be the Cleveland Airshow Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7). 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 or we will not make the full $10,000. Please consider saving a spot during your Labor Day Weekend to help with this event. Please follow this link to sign up .

Parents and students (high school age or older) are welcome to volunteer! So, please sign your bando up (as long as you join them). Friends and other family members are welcome as well. Just be sure to change the quantity to the number of people you are signing up and list their names in the box. It’s easy.

We realize this event takes place over Labor Day weekend, but making nearly 1/3 of our budget by simply volunteering 9 hours of your day is far better than selling another product. Thank you to the many that have already signed up! Please consider joining us! It’s easy work and can be a lot of fun! If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Easter Seals Fundraiser - Help Us Fill The Truck

Please join us for our “Fill the Truck” event on August 22nd and August 23rd! North Royalton Band Boosters will partner with Easter Seals Northern Ohio to not only raise money for the North Royalton Marching Band, but also to help local children and adults with disabilities. ANYONE can donate. An Easter Seals truck will be parked west of the North Royalton Board of Education at 6579 Royalton Road to accept donations of clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, purses, stuffed animals, cloth lunchboxes and backpacks, etc. Even stained items can be recycled into something! The more items we donate, the more money we will raise! (*All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt when you drop off your items). Our goal is to collect over 1,500 large bags of clothing and raise $3,500 to support our North Royalton Marching Band. We challenge every student to fill a bag with cloth items and return it to the event to support our fundraiser!

Marching Band Uniform Distribution

In the new uniform room (room 310 on the first floor near the Community Room entrance)

  • Seniors and Royalaires – Wed., July 29 – 5:30-7:30
  • Juniors – Thurs., July 30 - 4:30-6:30
  • Sophomores – Fri., July 31 – 4:00-6:00
  • Freshman – Mon., Aug. 3 – 4:00-8:00

*Please Note: Royalette Uniform distribution information will be coming soon.

Parent Mixer - August 13

Mark your calendars!!! WE’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU! (This is our first event!)

Some Band Boosters members will be relaxing at The 3 Spot on Thursday, August 13 from 6-9 pm. This event takes place during our kids’ rehearsal. We figured you could drop your band student off at the high school and come join us for some fun, food and spirits while our kids are hard at work! Band Spirit Wear and membership information will be available at this event!

See you on August 13!

Holly Michalke
Band Booster President

Cleveland Air Show

Dear Band Families

As summer gets into full swing we would like you to check your calendars for Labor Day weekend, September 5, 6 & 7. We need at least 80 volunteers each day for the Cleveland Air Show. Please consider volunteering to help with this event if you are available any day. This is our largest fundraiser for the band. If we fill all the spots we can earn $10,000, AND it involves minimal planning and other resources. Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. Volunteers can be any family members or friends as long as they are high school age or older.

This year we are using SignUp Genius to register volunteers. Please follow this link to register if you can help on any or all of the days. After completing the SignUp you will receive an email confirmation from SignUp Genius. Additionally SignUp Genius will send updates and reminders as the event approaches.

PLEASE NOTE: Families who volunteered for the Air Show when they registered their student for band will find that their information is already entered into the SignUp. These families do not need to sign up again.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Band Booster Newsletter

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 once again has proven itself!

I would like to thank you for all of your help this year. Whether it was a small effort or showing your continuous support. We 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!

Congratulations to our graduated boosters. Their knowledge will continue to carry on our tradition of excellence! It has been a pleasure working with you the past 3 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!

As we look forward to next year, please be sure to pay close attention to the summer band camp dates in June as well as the end of July and August. The calendar can be found on Mr. Vitale’s website under Forms and PDFs. While you are on Mr. Vitale’s website, look around. He posts Director’s Notes, upcoming performance info and much, much more. Check it frequently throughout the year and get information and updates directly from him. Here is the link.

Get Involved!

If you haven't filled out your volunteer form for next school year, please follow the link below. 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. 5-7). 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 are welcome to volunteer!

If you have questions, Please don't hesitate to contact us!

Sincerely,

Holly Michalke Band Booster President holly.rmc@gmail.com 216-926-8836