A Note From Mr. Vitale

Band Families,

Just a few reminders - because lots of things are happening as the school year draws to a close!

  • Royalette clinics begin this week
  • Royalaire clinics begin Thursday
  • Jazz Band I performs at Senior Honors and Awards Night on Thursday
  • CYWS Auditions are Friday - right here at NRHS
  • Watch your email for information about Band Tuxedo and Concert Dress turn in - reminder: Seniors WILL NOT have their exit card signed until ALL uniforms have been properly turned in
  • Band Calendars and Band Camp Calendars have been distributed and also PDF’s have been posted online - please share with all family members - as all performances are required and attendance is mandatory at all events - so please copy and share with all family members and post on the refrigerator!
  • Royalton Music came into rehearsal today to fit and size students for band clothing - all band clothing orders should be made through Royalton Music - all payments for orders must be submitted by Friday - May 22 - Any order past this date will have a $10 shipping charge added
  • Reminder that the Memorial Day Parade is mandatory for all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors, but it is not required that seniors perform in this parade.
  • Even Juniors that are attending Prom MUST STILL perform at the Memorial Day Parade. The parade is Monday, May 25 - the route starts at The Boneyard, and ends at the Broadview Community Center
  • Students interested in auditioning for the OMEA All-State Band should have their application turned in by the end of the month

North Royalton Stadium Foundation Golf Outing

Golf outing

Dear Band Families,

The Stadium Foundation is holding their annual golf outing on Saturday June 27, at Briarwood Golf Course. It is a four-man scramble with a shotgun start. The cost is $100 per golfer ($400 per team) and includes 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and chance to win various prizes! Dinner only tickets are also available for $25. Registration forms should be turned in by June 13.

This outing raises funds for upkeep and future renovation of the stadium. As you know, the new stadium is a tremendous asset for the band and if the Foundation is successful it can only benefit the band. Please consider supporting the Stadium Foundation by joining the outing, sponsoring a hole and/or donating a prize.

Thanks!

We Need You! Volunteers for States May 1 & 2

Hi Everyone,

We still need volunteers for States on May 1 and May 2. We need 29 on Friday afternoon/night and 13 on Saturday morning to fill 2-3 hour shifts. Most students are required to work a shift for the band directors. Consider joining them and helping out at our final fundraiser of the school year. If we do not get enough volunteers, we will need to work longer/extra shifts.

If you can help, please email me at holly.rmc@gmail.com by Friday, April 24, so that we can complete the schedule and get that information out to everyone. Please be sure to indicate what band your student is in so that we do not schedule you during their performance.

I would like to thank all the volunteers that have already come forward to help. Your confirmed assignment will be sent to you this coming weekend. Thanks for your patience and understanding in this scheduling process!

Please remember, that if we all do a little, no one will have to do a lot!

Thanks in advance for your continued support!
Holly Michalke

Band Awards Night is Wednesday, May 6

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 card. (The RSVP is the second page of the document.) RSVP’s are due back on Friday, May 1, 2014.

A check is needed to pay for everyone attending who is not a Senior. 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!

2015 Band Awards Banquet Invite and RSVP

Beverage Resquest for State Band Contest Concessions

Dear Freshman Band Family Members,

On Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 North Royalton High School will host the OMEA Ohio State Band Adjudicated Event. Cafeteria 2 will be open to students and parents serving food and beverages such as pizza, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, muffins, donuts, chips, water, Gatorade/Powerade and other assorted items. This event is a Fundraiser for the band.

We are asking the Freshman families to donate the following based on the letter of your last name:

  • A – R - 12 - 20 oz. bottles of Gatorade/Powerade (Also G2) 
  • S – Z - 24 - cans of pop – Please get some diet as well

For those families interested in donating more, we can use anything pre-packaged. Rice Krispy Treats, Granola Bars, Muffins. Anything you donate becomes a profit for the band.

Donations can be dropped off at 11127 Malvern Dr. in Southhampton Woods Development any time after Wednesday, April 22 in the bin located by the garage. If possible please bring it before Wednesday, April 28. Please put your last name on the package.

E-mail or call with questions: Holly Michalke 216-926-8836

Thank you so very much for donation and your support!

Regards, Holly Michalke

Market Day Orders Are Due Friday, April 10th

Hi Band Boosters,

Market Day orders are due by this Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm at www.marketday.com. Pick up is Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Cafeteria #2.

Please note that Market Day has changed our due date for orders to be the Friday before the sale instead of the Saturday before the sale by 11:00 pm.

Also, please note that checks need to be made out to the North Royalton Band Boosters from now on, instead of Market Day if you are paying at the sale.

vAny questions, please contact Sue Galuska at suegaluska@yahoo.com or 440-582-4120.

Thanks,
Sue Galuska

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!