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 hrinmor@sbcglobal.net 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

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

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

Supporting Our Band

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; 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 this summer we lost Market Day, one of our largest fundraisers. Market Day was purchased by World's Finest Chocolate, and they decided to discontinue the traditional grocery program. This equates to a yearly cut of about $8,000 to our fundraising budget. Coming after the loss of the Entertainment Book and Nautica fundraisers within the last few years this is a fairly serious budget issue. Maximizing our current fundraisers is especially important as we try to offset this loss. 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 5, 6 & 7
Sign up before August 19
Contact: Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com

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 10 volunteers for Sunday and 55 for Monday. Volunteers need to sign up by August 19 so that we can turn the list over to the Air Show. If you can help, please sign up here.

Easter Seals “Fill the Truck” Fundraiser

August 22 & 23
Contact: Amanda Kost at amandabethkost@gmail.com or at 440-864-6543

This is a new fundraiser for us this year. It is great because it benefits the band and the community, PLUS we don’t have to sell anything. The truck will be parked next to the North Royalton Board of Education and we will be collecting any and all cloth items (clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, etc.). We earn money based on how many pounds we collect. Please donate and encourage others to do so as well. You will receive a tax receipt from Easter Seals, so you won’t even lose out on the potential tax benefits of making a donation. HOWEVER, while this fundraiser won’t cost us any money we do need volunteers to give some time to help man the truck. We are asking for just 1.5-2 hours of your time. Currently we need 22 more volunteers for this fundraiser. If you can help please sign up here.

Car Raffle

Tickets on sale now through September 11 Contact: Jane and Matt Coleman at mattnjane.coleman@att.net or 440-759-9864

For the eighth 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 when they picked up their uniform. 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 could raise over $5,500! This year they have an incentive drawing on September 25 with the seller of the ticket drawn winning $200. Because we really want each student to sell both tickets, Band Boosters is adding another incentive. Each band student who sells BOTH tickets and turns in the ticket stubs and money by September 11 will be entered into a drawing to win a contest hoodie (size large).

Booster Membership

Contact: Shirley Berish at 440-717-1532 or Rima Chehade at 440-526-7016

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.

Please help our band by contributing in whatever way you can – whether it is volunteering your time, donating your old clothing, buying/selling Car Raffle tickets, or becoming a Band Booster member. If everyone does a little, no one will have to do a lot. Remember, anything you do will only benefit our kids.


Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Band Photo Buttons

Hi Band Families,

Help support the NR Band Boosters by purchasing a photo button of your child from the Band Boosters. Pictures for the buttons will be taken on picture day after the group pictures are taken. Each band member will get their picture taken (kids can also pose with friends/siblings too) and these will be available as buttons. The cost of each button is $5.00 and all proceeds support the Band Boosters. (Note: don’t order the photo button on the picture order form – this is not the Band Boosters button).

Button orders will be taken on August 16 at Parent Preview Night (a table will be set up at the stadium starting at 6 pm where you can view the pictures, order and pay for your buttons). You can also order your buttons at the first Band Boosters meeting on August 31. Buttons will be available for pick up at the first home game on September 11, beginning at 6 pm until halftime (a table will be set up at the stadium). Additional dates to order and pick up buttons will be announced.

We still need volunteers for Picture Day - if you can help out with the button pictures, we need a few more people to help from 7:45 am – 10:30 at the stadium. We need picture takers and people to help organize the lines. If you are available, please contact Nancy Chester at n.chester@sbcglobal.net.


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.


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.