Booster Board and Chairperson Openings

Dear Band Families,

As we move into the final half of the year, it is time to fill our board and chairperson positions for the upcoming school year. Without all of you, this program would not exist!

The Booster Meeting is this Monday, January 29, 7pm in the Media Center. At this meeting we will be creating the nominating committee for the board positions for next year. Please consider being a part of the nominating committee!

With that said, we need to fill the following EXEC Board positions for the 2018/2019 school year:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Recording Secretary

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact the named nominating committee or a current board member and we will submit your name. If you have ANY questions about a position, please contact the current board member directly. All of our information is on the Band Booster webpage under the ‘Contacts’ tab.

We need to fill the following CHAIRPERSON and CO-CHAIRPERSON positions for the 2018/2019 school year:

Committee Position # Needed Current Chair
Pit Crew Co-Leads 2 Rich Hrin (leaving position)
Air Show Co-Chair 1 Gary Diehl (returning chairperson and needs a co-chair)
Concessions Co-Chair 1 Dawn Rembowski (returning chairperson and needs a co-chair)
Fruit Sale Chairpersons 2 Poplin/Cmich (leaving position)
MB Uniforms Co-Chair 1 Joel Young (returning chairperson and needs a co-chair)
Band Front Royalettes Uniforms Chairperson 1 Jennifer Rozek (leaving position)
Rhythm & Raffle Chairperson 1 Becky Cozzens (leaving position)
Registration / Jot Form Lead 1 Becky Humes (leaving position)

Once again, please feel free to contact the current chairperson for information about the open positions.

If you ARE interested in ANY chairperson or co-chairperson position, please contact Amanda Kost directly: 4408646543 or memandy@ameritech.net.

Thank you for your continued support as we plan for the upcoming school year.

Amanda Kost
President, Band Boosters

Coming Soon...Rhythm and Raffle!

Dear Band Families,

As you know, our Rhythm and Raffle Fundraiser is just around the corner on Saturday, February 24th. It will be an evening full of family fun, fantastic music, and fabulous baskets. But did you know you can help make this event incredible with very little effort? The committee is hard at work looking for donations for those fabulous baskets and would love your help. No donation is too big or too small. Maybe you received a gift card for the holidays that you will never use. Or you’d like to advertise for your favorite salon with a gift certificate. Or let everyone know about that favorite bottle of wine you discovered. Or maybe you’d like to promote your business by becoming a sponsor at one of our four donor levels. All donors will be recognized in the program, in our local newspapers, and on the Band Booster website. Please click on 2018 Rhythm & Raffle Donations to see some of the items we are looking for. If you have something else in mind that you’d like to donate, please email Corresponding Secretary Regina Atkinson at reggiem1209@yahoo.com. As always, thank you all for your support of our outstanding band program and we can’t wait to see you there!

Happy New Year News!

Dear Band Families,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 to all our Band Families!

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to end so quickly… What a fantastic year it was for our Band Program! Looking forward to the start of 2018 and all the events coming up until the end of the school year….

Now that you have had a chance to catch your breath, I would like to list a few of the events coming up in 2018…. As always, we need YOUR help to make these events a success!!!

First, we will be sponsoring Rhythm and Raffle on February 24th at North Royalton High School Cafeteria 1 (right by the PAC). This is a FAMILY event with dinner, basket raffles and performances by Middle School, High School and Baldwin Wallace jazz bands, combos, and ensembles….. It will be a great night of music!

But to host this event, we need help on our planning committees…. Please consider joining one of our committees…. Follow the SignUpGenius Link to read the committee descriptions and volunteer to help us plan the FUNDRAISING event for the Band Programs!

Second, in the near future, there will be a link available for volunteering to chaperone our band members to the Concert Contests. Stay tuned for more information….

Third, our school will host the STATE contest. We will need almost 100 parents to help us run the two-day event! Details will be coming out in March regarding the event!

Finally, we will be needing help with the Band Award Banquet in May…. Again more details to follow…

Please keep these events in mind as we wind down the Band Program season….

As always, thank you for your help and enjoy the rest of your time off. Happy 2018!

Amanda Kost
President, Band Boosters

Help Get The Fruit Out!

Dear Band Families,

As you all know, we need some help getting all that tasty fresh fruit ready for our Band Students to deliver. Below is the sign-up genius link for fruit delivery volunteers.

We will need help on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, December 6th 3:30pm-9pm
  • Friday, December 8th 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 9th 8:15am-1:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 12th 5:30pm-8:30pm

Again, we appreciate any and all help! In order to make sure the delivery is successful, we rely on the generosity and help from you all. Thank you very much!

Sign up to help

Heidi Cmich
Jaimie Poplin

Fruit Sale Pick Up and Delivery Process

Good Evening Parents!

We wanted to take a moment to explain the Fruit Sale Pick up and delivery process to eliminate any confusion.

First of all, thank you so much for participating in the sale and helping the band boosters with one of its biggest yearly fundraisers. Your help and volunteering is part of what makes our band so amazing. We cannot thank you enough.

If you or your student sold any fruit either in the Blitz, Personal sale or both, you and your band student are responsible for picking up the fruit from your orders that you turned in. You and your student are also responsible for delivering the fruit to your customers that ordered from you.

You can pick up your orders from the Annex on the following days:

  • Friday, December 8th from 6-8pm ( this pick up is for large orders of 20 items or more only please)
  • Saturday, December 9th from 9 am - 1 pm (Main pick up day!)
  • Tuesday, December 12th from 6-8pm (LAST CHANCE to pick up!)

When you arrive to pick up your order, park either in the District parking lot or the long parking lot to the west of the District Building. The Annex is located between the District Building and the stadium North Entrance. Come to the Annex and give us your student’s name. We will give you back your order forms and fill your order. We will have students and volunteers available to help bring items to your car if needed. Due to the perishable nature of the cheesecakes and fruit, we kindly request that you deliver the orders to your customers as soon as possible.

If for some reason you can not make any of the above pick up dates, please make alternate arrangements with Jaimie Poplin ( 1-228-217-8084 call or text).

The above dates are the ONLY dates that you will be able to pick up your orders. (Unless you’ve called to make other arrangements with us.) Due to the perishable nature of the products, limited time frame availability of the Annex, limited time frame for the freezers being used, limited availability of volunteers and holiday break schedules, we, unfortunately, cannot store orders longer than the dates listed above. Any orders not picked up will be donated to charity. We cannot stress enough the importance of coming to pick up your orders on time!

If you know of any band family or friends who do not check their email or Facebook regularly, please pass this information on to them as well. Thank you again so much for all of your help and support during this year’s fruit sale! We are so lucky to have all of you as part of our band family.

Heidi Cmich and Jaimie Poplin
Fruit Sale Chairs
Heidi.cmich@gmail.com
Jaimie.poplin@gmail.com

Fruit Sale Pick-Up

Dear Band Families,

The Fruit Season is finally coming to an end. We will be needing volunteers to help us with the delivery date and pick up dates. Any and all help is welcome, even if all you can manage is an hour...also the high schoolers are MORE than welcome to volunteer, too! Here are some important dates, please take note:

We have a fruit delivery date of Wednesday, December 6. We will be needing A LOT of volunteers that day from 3:30-9 pm at the annex. We will need people to help bag fruit and arrange it. The annex is located behind the Board of Education office and it is directly to the right of the football stadium. There are stairs that lead up to building from the middle school parking lot. There may also be parking at the Board of Education office.

Additionally, there are a couple of dates for fruit pick up. Due to the perishable nature of the cheesecake, it must be delivered ASAP to customers. These dates are as following:

Large order pick-ups will be on Friday, December 8th from 6-8 pm. We will also need volunteers that night from 5:30-8:30 pm to help hand out orders.

For all of those who did not have a large order, pick up will be Saturday, December 9th from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a big day and we will need A LOT of volunteers from 8:15-1:30 pm.

Finally, last chance pick up for fruit is the following Tuesday on the 12th from 6-9 pm.

If you cannot pick up any of those days, you must contact us and make another arrangement.

These will be the ONLY fruit and cheesecake pick up days. Any items not picked up after that time (and if alternate arrangements have not been made with us) will be donated to charity.

If you are aware of a fellow band family that does not check their email or Facebook, please inform them of the pick-up dates/times.

Thank you all again for all of your support in making this another successful fundraiser!!!

Call or email us with any questions you may have.

Heidi Cmich
216-224-2968
heidi.cmich@gmail.com

Jaimie Poplin
228-217-8084
jaimie.poplin@gmail.com

Introducing Rhythm And Raffle!

Dear Band Families,

Rhythm and Raffle is this year’s band fundraiser which will take place on February 24, 2018. We would love for you to be a part of this wonderful event!

The event will consist of dinner, raffle baskets, and musical entertainment…….but much more goes on behind the scenes to make this a success. Once we have our signups we will set a meeting date and start having fun creating a great event.

Sign Up

These are the five committees that will make this happen with a brief synopsis:

Dinner: Meal planning, donations, purchases, supplies

Set-up and Decoration: floor plan and decorating venue

Raffle Basket: donations, basket assembly and distribution

Ticket Sales: create, distribute and organize ticket sales.

Prints and Publication: Create brochure, create and distribute flyers, press releases and advertisements through local newspapers. Thank you letters after event.