Band Booster Newsletter with Important Reminders & Updates

As another marching band season comes to an end, I would like to thank the Concessions Chairs - Monica Hrin, Darlene Kelly and Tammy Patrick, Hospitality Chair - Amanda Kost, Membership Chairs - Shirley Berish and Rima Chehade, Festival of Bands Chair – Beth Burdick, Visiting Band Chair - Kim Kozempa, 50/50 Chair - Elisa Race, Chaperone Chairs - Susanna Schwab and Lynn Marencik, Badge a Minute Chair - Nancy Chester, Uniform Chairs - Michelle Kelly, Vicky Turske and Anthony Amato, and Pit Crew Chiefs Bob Franko and Rich Hrin for all your time, dedication and commitment to our program and our kids! What a fantastic season it has been!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS & UPDATES:

Marching Band Uniform Turn In –

Turn in is this Friday (11/21) from 6pm to 8pm and Monday (11/24) 6pm to 8pm in the NEW UNIFORM ROOM, ROOM 310.

Marching Band Concert CDs and 25th Anniversary T-shirts -

Orders are due Friday (11/21). You can download the order forms from the homepage of the Booster website, northroyaltonbandboosters.com.

Band Booster Meeting –

Our next meeting is Monday, November 24, at 7pm in the High School Community Room. This is the last meeting until January.

Fruit Sale Update -

Right now we are on the schedule with Florida River Groves to have our fruit delivered the first week in December. We will not have a more accurate date until right around that time. Keep watching your email, the band website and Facebook for updates.

Holiday Concerts -

Our holiday concerts will be Sunday, Dec.14th at 2pm and 7pm and Monday, Dec. 15th at 7pm. The ticket order form can be found on Mr. Vitale’s website under Forms & PDFs. Make sure to order tickets for the correct concert. Different bands play at different concerts. For example the Freshmen/Concert band plays in both the concerts on Sunday, but not in the concert on Monday. Also, Remember to subtract the cost of 2 tickets if you joined Band Boosters at a level that included tickets. There is a line for that on the form.

Holiday Ornaments -

Holiday Ornaments will only be sold at the Holiday Concerts this year (December 14 and 15). They will be $10 each. See the attached flyer for a picture.

BandOrnament-11-2014.pdf (104.1KB)

Raffle Fundraiser Event -

SAVE THE DATE! The Band Booster Raffle Fundraiser Event will be on Saturday, February 28, at the 3 Spot. More information will be coming soon.

States DVDs –

Unfortunately, BandVideos had a power outage during our performance at States. They are no longer taking orders for DVDs. If you ordered a DVD they are refunding the $30 and they will also be sending a DVD of the parts of the performance that they have. Kevin Brewer posted a video of the performance here 2014 North Royalton State Marching Band Competition. A Seasonal Celebration.

We look forward to hearing the bands this holiday season. Stay warm and safe! Be glad we don't live in Buffalo!

Holly Michalke

Band Front Uniform Turn In

Dear Band Front Families,

Band Front Uniform Turn In is from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, November 24, in the new uniform room, room 310. Room 310 is located on the first floor, in the hallway behind the community room.

Please machine wash (cold water, gentle cycle) the black unitard and lay it flat to dry. Do not dry-clean or wash the gold jacket.

Please return your contest uniform as is. Do not wash or dry-clean clean it.

Machine wash your rain coat and garment bag in cold water, gentle cycle and let them hang dry before you return them.Do not put the rain coat or garment bag in the dryer. Make sure the raincoat is dry before uniform turn in night.

When you turn in your uniform you will need:

  1. Football uniform (machine wash the unitard and lay it flat to dry; do not wash or dry clean the jacket)
  2. Contest uniform (as is; do not wash or dry-clean)
  3. Clean raincoat (machine wash and hang dry)
  4. Garment bag (machine wash and hang dry)
  5. Hanger the raincoat came on

Thank you!
The Band Front Uniform Committee

Band Uniform Turn In

Hello Band Families:

Well, another marching band season has come to an end. What a great year again! It is also time to turn in the marching band uniforms.

Uniforms will be turned in to our new uniform room, room 310. It is on the first floor, located in the hallway behind the community room.

UNIFORM TURN IN DATES:

  • Friday, November 21, from 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday, November 24, from 6pm to 8pm.

It would be appreciated if you can make every effort to return your uniform on these dates. However we understand there may be a few conflicts, just please contact us in advance to make other arrangements. If you have questions, please contact Vicky by email at vturske@att.net or Shelly by text at 216 408 6750.

Marching band uniforms must be DRY CLEANED. North Royalton Band Boosters will be paying for this cleaning ONLY IF you take your uniform to “ON THE SPOT DRY CLEANING” in Broadview Heights at the corner of Route 82 and Broadview Road, or in Parma at the corner of Pleasant Valley and State Roads. This would include the jacket, and both pairs of pants. Make sure you return the uniform in the plastic bag with the receipt attached. You will not be permitted to turn in your uniform unless it has been dry cleaned and you have the receipt. This is your responsibility.

Remove the collar guard and machine wash at home. Remember to replace this before returning your uniform.

Wash your rain coat and garment bag in cold water, gentle cycle and let them hang dry before you return them. Do not put the rain coat or garment bag in the dryer. Make sure the raincoat is dry before uniform turn in night.

Wipe down your hat, inside and out, with a damp cloth.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE RETURNED ON UNIFORM TURN IN NIGHT!

  1. Dry cleaned Uniform, including football pants, contest pants and jacket, in the plastic dry-cleaner bag with receipt attached.
  2. Clean and dry raincoat
  3. Clean and dry garment bag
  4. Clean hat (inside and out)
  5. Large plastic hanger the uniform came on when it was given out.

Thank you!
The Uniform Committee

Volunteers needed for Honors Band Rehearsals

Dear Band Families:

We need 3 volunteers on Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, to JUST BE PRESENT while the Honors Band rehearses for their performance at Cleveland State. We need 1 parent during each of the following shifts:

Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3
Friday (11/14) - 8:30AM-12:30PM Friday (11/14) - 12:30 PM-4:00PM Saturday (11/15) - 1:30-PM-4:00PM

As part of the agreement with Cleveland State University hosting this event, each school is required to send 1 parent or Band Booster to be on site in case of an emergency. Because of this, we are looking for 3 parents that might be able to help us out and be on site to fulfill this requirement. The parent doesn’t need to “do” anything except be there. They can do work, read the paper, listen to the rehearsal, eat in the student center, watch the news, etc. Mr. Vitale has checked with the powers that be, and this person wouldn’t even have to be in the music building, they could hang out at the Student Center – which is connected by a walkway to the music building. Attached is a document with more information.

If you can help, please contact Mr. Vitale at david.vitale@northroyaltonsd.org.

Thanks!

Market Day Pie Pickup

Band Parents,

Don't forget Market Day Pie pickup is this Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in Cafe #2 at the high school.

We also have 8 extra pies for sale if anyone is interested. They are:

  • Classic Apple - Qty 2
  • Pumpkin Pie - Qty 2
  • French Silk - Qty 2
  • Fruit Medley Deep Dish - Qty 2

If anyone is interested, it is first come, first serve. You can email me at suegaluska@yahoo.com or call at 440-582-4120 before 4:00 pm if you are interested. Or you can purchase whatever is still available at the Pie pick up.

Thanks, Sue Galuska

Picture Needed for the Newspaper and Info on the Taste of North Royalton

Hi Band Families,

The Post would like a picture of the band at State Finals to put in their newspaper. We are looking for good pictures of the band, preferably of a higher quality/megapixel. I think they may also consider pictures from one of the other contests if you don’t have one from the State Finals. If you are sending one of those please note which contest it is from. We need the picture as soon as possible. If you have one please email it to us at northroyaltonbandboosters@gmail.com.

There are still some tickets available for the Taste of North Royalton. It is this Thursday, November 6, at St. Paul's Hellenic Center and it goes from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. It will be a fun evening of food, drinks and wonderful raffle baskets. The event is co-sponsored by the North Royalton Stadium Foundation and the North Royalton Educational Foundation. The cost is $30 per person. If you are interested in attending, please email Jim Smith at jls8141@gmail.com and he will work with you on getting tickets.

Thanks!

Band Booster Newsletter 11/2

Hello Parents!

It has been such a busy week! The bandos had auditions for concert season, the last football game of the season and their trip to State Marching Band Finals. The seniors sure have a lot to be proud of with many lasting memories of the last four years.

Congratulations to our fine 2014 Marching Band! This was our 25th year in a row of receiving a "1" (Superior) at States!...even with some of the most adverse conditions possible. And we have 75 straight "1" ratings at competitions! Such a great tradition of excellence! It was nice to see Mr. Becerra, Mr. Gurka and Dr. Kelly supporting us and cheering us on in Columbus!

Thank you for all the hard work and dedication to the Pit Crew volunteers. They come early, work in all weather conditions, stay late and are some of our biggest fans!

A special thanks to Becky Cozzens for organizing and distributing Halloween candy to the band Friday after the game! The kids were very appreciative.

Monday is the last after school gathering for this season. Marching band students will be going to the middle school to perform and then returning to the high school to listen to the judges’ tapes from state band competition.

This Wednesday night is our Marching Band concert in the High School gym and will be the final performance of the marching band music. This concert will be professionally (audio) recorded. Forms will be available at the door of the gym. Only 75 CD's will be made. The concert starts at 7 pm. Check Mr. Vitale's website for complete details.

Car raffle tickets are now past due. If your band student has not turned in the money or returned the tickets to the white box please do so as soon as possible!

Marching band uniform turn in information will be coming soon.

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday. This bond issue directly affects our kids. Our vote is very important. Mr. Vitale announced at our booster meeting that the practice parking lot WILL be reconditioned with the money generated from this bond money.

See you at the Marching Band Concert!

Holly Michalke

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