Fruit Sale Info

Hello, Band Families.

A huge Thank You to all of you who gave up part of your weekend to get our fruit sale off to a great start! If you did not take your blitz weekend packet into school yet, please get it in ASAP. We have to have all of the packets accounted for and we will be tracking down any that are missing.

The personal sale packets will be passed out this Wednesday evening. The next day, Thursday, will be our Teacher Blitz Day. Bring your personal packet back to school and ask all of your teachers to support our band program by ordering fruit. This would be a great day to wear some kind of band t-shirt!

The personal sale will then continue through October 17th, which is the Saturday of the Norton band contest. Ask family and friends to purchase fruit for themselves or to give as gifts. Feel free to ask your neighbors in case they were not home and did not have a chance to order during the blitz weekend. Also consider ordering extra fruit and donating it to the North Royalton Food Bank. Get creative to help our cause!

The money raised from the fruit is used for many different things such as music, uniforms, flags, band front costumes, fees, and much more. Everyone benefits in some way so that's why it is so important to have everyone help out in some way. There will be no pie sale this year so please consider redirecting the money you would have spent on pies to buying some healthy fruit instead.

We have attached the color flyer and the order form so you can print extras if you need them.

Thank you!

Susie Perez & Karen Svoboda
Fruit Sale Chairs

We Need Your Help September 19

Hi Everyone,

Band Festival is next week on Saturday, September 19th, and it will be an entertaining evening of music! We are expecting 8 GUEST bands, most from our neighboring communities and with the bands we are expecting a large crowd for the event so we are asking for YOUR help in the areas of:

Ticket Sales and Collection --

North and South Gates. This is a fast paced but simple job. We provide cheat sheets for all the ticket combinations.

Ushers --

Keep the areas assigned for visiting bands clear and help seat people who need assistance.

Concessions --

We need additional help with concessions. If you are not sure if you signed up for Band Festival concessions, please contact Dawn Rembowski at 216-990-0271 or

Program sales --

We need additional help with program sales and 50/50 raffle. If you are not sure if you signed up for 50/50 Raffle and Program Sales, please contact Elisa Race at 216-407-5625 or

Easter Seals 'Fill the Truck'---

We need volunteers to 'man' the truck for our 2nd Fill the Truck. Please consider helping. Shifts are only 1.5 hours! Please contact Amanda Kost at 440-864-6543 for more info.

We can use quite a few volunteers in EACH of the areas. Please consider taking the time to volunteer and help the North Royalton Marching Band…. it is a wonderful time to meet other band families! To sign up to volunteer, click on the link below. Thank you!

Signup to Volunteer

*Please Note: On some mobile devices it takes a while for all the information to come up. You may want to visit this link on a computer.

It's a Busy Time in Our Band Nation!!

Hello Everyone!

What a great showing by our NoRo Band Nation this past weekend! We had many people take notice of all the North Royalton people helping out at the air show and received many compliments on our dedication to this event! The administration from the air show just loves having us involved. We make their job so much easier. It truly is a win – win experience for us all! And…we maximized our goal! Thank You so much for helping out with this important fundraiser! Special thanks goes out to all the team leaders as well as Becky Cozzens, Becky Humes and Heidi Eisaman for their extra involvement in making sure everything went smoothly! We hit another home run!

As I stated at our Meet The Band Night, in order to avoid adding extra fundraisers to make up for the loss of our Market Day fundraiser, we felt it was a good idea to maximize the earning potential of our current fundraisers. So far, we have done just that! Our next goal is to sell as many of the Car Raffle Tickets as we can, sell fruit, promote Easter Seals and get involved in our Band Festival! Below is a list of our active fundraisers.

Car Raffle –

The deadline is this Friday, Sept. 11. All ticket stubs, money, and unsold tickets must be returned by this deadline. A winner of a Contest Hoodie will be drawn from all the students that sold both of their tickets. There is also a potential of $200 cash if your name is drawn at the Homecoming football game! So far, it appears we are doing well with this fundraiser too!! Keep selling those tickets!

Fruit Sale –

This event kicks off with our neighborhood canvas event this weekend – Please be sure your team captain picks up the fruit sale packet Wednesday Evening after the 6-9 rehearsal. All students that return their sales forms from the blitz on Monday will be treated to pizza, compliments of the band boosters! The sale runs through Oct. 17!

50/50 –

This fundraiser is operated by a small group of band parents that walk around the home games selling 50/50 raffle tickets. This has been a very beneficial fundraiser to us. If you are interested in helping out, contact Elisa Race at 216-407-5625 or I believe she could use a few more people.

Membership –

Our membership drive is going on now. Membership will be at our first home game this Friday…so if you haven’t been able to join our boosters, check us out at our table near the front gate on Friday! If you are unable to join us at this time, the membership form is always available on our website! Just print off a copy and send it and your payment with your band student to put in the white box located in the band room.

Spirit Buttons –

Buttons will be available at the home football game this Friday! You will be able to not only pick up your orders, but you will be able to order new buttons at this time as well! Look for the table near the main entrance!

Easter Seals –

This Encore Performance will take place the same day as our Band Festival Event - Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9am – 8pm. Sign Ups are now located in the Sign Ups are located in the Band Festival Sign Up Genius.

Band Festival –

This is our chance to Shine! Not only do the kids get to showcase their talents to 8 other schools, we get to show what great hosts we are and how dedicated we are to our Marching Band Program. Because this event is so important, there is a significant need for volunteers. Approximately 50 parents are needed to effectively host this event. Most of these jobs are easy and fun! Please check out the Sign Up Genius link and join us!

Band Fest will be our last fundraiser that requires a large group of volunteers until May. However, considering the fact that we had over 250 volunteers this past weekend, the 50 volunteers needed to run this event is a mere 1/5 the size! Keep up the great effort and STAY ACTIVE! We Really Need Your Help!

We do understand that there are a great deal of fundraising events happening at the same time, but the realization is that these events make up a significant part of our yearly budget and cannot be held at any other time. The end is in sight! Thank you again to ALL our volunteers and for all you do as parents! We see how hard our kids work to create their show for us; the least we can do is support them with our time!!! This proves to them that we find value in what they do!!

Holly Michalke Band Booster President

Contest Hoodies, Bling Wear & Disney

Hi Everyone,

The last day to order Contest Hoodies or join Boosters at the Grand Staff Level is Wednesday, September 9. No late orders will be taken and we will not be ordering extras. If you want a contest hoodie turn in your order by Wednesday. The membership and hoodie order forms are attached if you still need one.

Membership will be at the first home game this Friday. During the first half of the game, there will be samples of the band spirit wear and bling wear for you to look at and order. All bling wear orders are due by Wednesday, September 16. We have also attached a bling wear apparel sheet and order form for your convenience.

Please contact Shirley Berish, Membership Co-Chair, at 440-717-1532 or with any questions.

Shirley Berish
Membership Co-Chair

P.S. The time to sign up for the Spring Disney trip is now! See Mr. Vitale's website for more details.

2015 Fruit Sale

Hello Band Families!

We hope you are enjoying marching season so far! We want to let you know about a big fundraiser that will be starting soon - the annual fruit sale! The proceeds from this sale go into the general band fund. The company we use for this fundraiser is Florida Indian River Groves, located in Vero Beach, Florida. We will be selling navel oranges, grapefruit, tangelos and a few combination packages.

To kick off this fundraiser our kids will have a blitz weekend on September 12th and 13th when students will be out in teams and selling door to door. Packets for that weekend will be coming home with one person per team on Wednesday, September 9th. Each team can pick which day works best for them to go out and sell. It is mandatory that everyone participate, and it has been listed on the band calendar since spring. Everyone is to wear the band purple polo shirt or the white band shirt. All of the orders and money that is collected during the blitz is to be brought back to school that Monday, September 14th, and turned into the white band box. The kids will be treated to a pizza and pop after late band practice that day to thank them for pounding the pavement over the weekend.

That Wednesday the kids will bring home a new fruit packet. They will first use it for our new Teacher Blitz Day. Thursday, September 17th we would like all of the students to personally ask each of their teachers to order some fruit and support the band. This would also be a good day to wear some kind of North Royalton band shirt! This same packet will continue to be used to ask family and friends for fruit orders. All orders are due by Saturday, October 17th, the day of the Perkins Contest.

Please mark your calendars for the blitz weekend and blitz day to help make this sale as successful as possible!

Thank you.

Susie Perez 440-877-1299 and Karen Svoboda 440-213-6414

Easter Seals - We added another date

North Royalton High School Band Boosters is Sponsoring

Another Easter Seals ‘Fill The Truck’ Fundraiser

Saturday, September 19, from 9am to 8pm
Next to the North Royalton Board of Education, 6579 Royalton Road

Our first fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS! We collected 12,000 pounds of clothing and other cloth items! WOW!!! We also had so many people tell us they wish they had known earlier that we added another date.

Once again, we will be collecting any and all cloth items to benefit both the band and our community. 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.

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 or at 440-864-6543.


Car Raffle Sale

Some notes about The Stadium Foundation Car Raffle (Please share with your band member)

The deadline to turn in money, ticket stubs, and unsold tickets is Friday, September 11. Students who sell their tickets by this deadline have a chance to win $200.00 in a drawing at the Homecoming Game on Sept. 25th.

We are working with other NRHS groups to raise money for the Stadium Foundation, but we get to keep $10.00 of every ticket WE sell. Our goal is for 100% participation from each band member. To help you with your sales we've provided two resources that are easy to access:

  1. Attached is a letter that each student can personalize by filling in the missing information and emailing to friends and family. (You know all those Aunts & Uncles & Grandparents who comment on how great you bandos are? Give them a chance to show their support by buying a raffle ticket.) We have included a teaser about the upcoming fruit sale, too. In case people don't want raffle tickets, maybe they will buy some fruit for the next fundraiser.
  2. We have also posted two photos on the Band Booster Facebook Page that everyone can share to their own wall. Write a customized note to go with it and let people know how to contact you for tickets. It's easy to find customers if you just get the word out.
  3. It is very important that you return your money and tickets by September 11th. We really want each band member to sell their two tickets. However, if you have no intention of selling your tickets, please return them to the band box ASAP. Another student might want them for their sales. Each ticket, sold or unsold, must be accounted for.

    Remember, you could win $200.00 just for selling your tickets by September 11th AND ... if you sell both tickets you could win a free contest hoodie from Band Boosters, too!

    Kids, Thank You for doing your part. Parents, Thank YOU for your help! Good Luck!

    Jane Coleman ~ Car Raffle Chair 440-759-9864

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