Band Front Registration Instructions 2017

Hello Band Front Families,

It is time to register for the 2017-2018 band season. Band Front Registration will be taking place on-line over the next few days. The deadline is June 12. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made through PayPal only.

To complete the process you must submit 2 forms (Band Front Registration Form and Volunteer Form). Once you have completed your registration you will receive three emails: One from PayPal with your payment information; and two from Band Boosters (one with your Band Front information and one with your Volunteer information). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Band Front Registration Form

On this form, you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band front, course and activities fees. After filling out the form click Submit and you will be taken to PayPal to pay your fees and complete this portion of the registration process.

Volunteer Form

We ask each family to support their student and the band by signing up for at least two activities. One of the reasons we have a great band is the high level of parent and family support and involvement. The majority of the funds needed to support the band (uniforms, flags, etc.) come from these fundraisers. Note that we will close individual activities once we have enough volunteers, so sooner is better than later if you prefer specific activities.

When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken to the Band Registration Form. Do NOT fill out the Band Registration Form. You are done registering, just close the browser window.

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks!

OMEA State Contest

Hello Fellow Band Parents,

We are very proud to be sponsoring the OMEA States event in our school! As you know, our bands SWEPT the Westlake District Band Contest with SUPERIOR ratings. Let’s show our support and spirit and give our visiting bands a WARM welcome to NRHS!

State Band Contest is on Friday, April 28 (3:30-11:30 pm) and Saturday, April 29 (7:30-11:30 am). It takes roughly 100 volunteers to support this event! We only have 25% of the spots filled. It is another significant fundraiser for the Band Boosters and will be successful because of our parent volunteers.

All band students will be assigned a job by Mr. Vitale to help with hosting this event. Please consider joining us for a 3 hour (or more) position of your choice. It's a great way to be with friends, show your NORO pride and help out the band! The jobs are simple, and we can assure you that, due to the flexibility of the schedule, you will get to see your student perform.

Please click on this link and sign up today!

You can also click here to help with the Easter Seals Fill the Truck fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29!

NR Schools Bond Issue

Hello Band Families!

As you know, North Royalton will have a Bond Issue on the ballot May 2. At our Band Booster Meeting, February 27, the Boosters voted to endorse the Bond Issue.

Below are documents that we are asking you to review, consider volunteering to help and show your support with a yard sign.

Please take the time to complete the following survey. It only takes a few minutes!

The following document includes information regarding what the bond issue entails and why it is so important for our kids and schools.

North Royalton message (1).docx

If you would like to help, this document shares what people can do to help to support the bond issue. We need many volunteers to help get the information out and encourage people to get to the polls.

North Royalton what you can do.docx

Finally, please consider endorsing the Bond Issue with a show of support in a yard sign:

North Royalton endorsement form.docx

FOR INFORMATION ON VOTING PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITES:

Please take the time to review the documents, complete the survey, order a yard sign and VOTE! This is our children’s future…..

Concert Uniform Pickup

Hello Band Families!

Concert Uniform Pick Up has been scheduled for:

  • Dates: November 15 and 16
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00
  • Place: Room 310

Freshman families… please be patient as fitting the concert uniforms may take a few minutes!

NOTE: YOU MAY NOT PICKUP YOUR CONCERT UNIFORM UNLESS YOUR MARCHING BAND UNIFORM HAS BEEN TURNED IN!

Marching 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 the uniform room, room 310. It is on the first floor, located in the hallway behind the community room.

UNIFORM TURN IN DATES:

  • November 9, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • November 10, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

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 Anthony by email at aja@aamatolaw.com or Joel by email at joel.s.young@roadrunner.com.

  • 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 on the jacket before returning your uniform.
  • Wash your collar guard, rain coat, garment bag and, if applicable, your beret in cold water, gentle cycle and let them hang dry before you return them. Do not put the raincoat, beret, collar guard or garment bag in the dryer. Make sure all items are 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 NIGHTS!

  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. Hat (Cleaned inside and out) or Beret
  5. Large plastic hanger the uniform came on when it was given out.
  6. Beret, if applicable.

Thank you!
The Uniform Committee

Support Our Band & Pictures From Friday Are Online

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 licensing; show 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 over the past five years, we have lost several big fundraisers: Nautica ($34,000), Entertainment Books ($1,500) and, just last year, Market Day ($8,500). We have been able to soften these blows mostly by maximizing our current fundraisers. We are concerned that everyone understands that every fundraiser is vitally important to the band. In order to keep providing the same excellent experience for our students, we have to make the most of the fundraisers we have. Additionally, what we truly do not want to happen is the loss of another fundraiser, such as Air Show. 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 3, 4 & 5 --Sign up NOW

Contact: Gary Diehl at work, 440-717-4063, cell phone 440-915-1178, or email, gdiehl@broadview-heights.org.

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 about 40 more. Volunteers need to sign up NOW. If you can help contact Gary or sign up here.

Car Raffle

Tickets on sale now through September 30

Contact: Jane Coleman at mattnjane.coleman@att.net or 440-759-9864

For the ninth 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. 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 would raise over $5,500! The seller of the winning ticket will receive $500 too! Because we really want each student to sell both tickets, Band Boosters is adding an additional incentive. Each band student who sells BOTH tickets and turns in the ticket stubs and money by September 30 will be entered into a drawing to win a contest hoodie (size large).

Booster Membership

Contact: Shirley Berish at 440-717-1532

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.

Concessions

Contact: Dawn Rembowski at 216-990-0271 or If you can help please sign up here.

50/50 Raffle Sales

Contact: Elisa Race at 216-407-5625

Volunteers are needed to sell 50/50 raffle tickets in the stands games and Band Fest. All you have to do is talk to people coming into the stadium or sitting in the stands. The tickets actually sell themselves! Plus you get to watch the band as the sales at halftime. You do not have to volunteer for every game. You can choose which ones will fit in your schedule. Use this link if you are available to help.

Please help our band by contributing in whatever way you can – whether it is volunteering your time, buying/selling Car Raffle tickets, or becoming a Band Booster member. If everyone does a little, no one will have to do a lot. There will also be other opportunities to help and contribute throughout the year. Remember, anything you do will only benefit our kids.

Sincerely,

Amanda Kost & Becky Humes
Band Booster President & Vice President

P.S. Pictures from Friday night have been added to our Flickr site. Thanks Chuck!!!

Uniform Make-Up Date and Care Instructions

Hello Band Families!

Two things to let you know about: MakeUp date for Uniform Pick Up and CARE instructions for your uniforms.

Uniform Care Instructions

Below are links to download PDFs of the uniform care instructions. Please print these instructions.

Care of Band Front Uniforms
Care of Marching Band Uniforms

Uniform Pickup

Our uniform committee will offer ONE MORE DAY to pick up your uniform for the season. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR UNIFORM!!

  • DATE: AUGUST 8
  • TIME: 5:30-7:30pm
  • WHERE: UNIFORM ROOM 310

Enter the building by the Community Room

Parade Uniform

As you were picking up your uniform, we tried to remember to remind you that for the HOMEDAYS PARADE, you will need:

  • BandPolo shirt
  • Khaki pants
  • Black belt
  • Band shoes
  • Black socks (that cover your ankle!)

Any questions? Give us a call!

Contacts

  • Anthony Amato Marching Band 216-401-7763
  • Carolyn Srp Royalaires 440-582-1860
  • Jennifer Rozek Royalettes 440-241-4215
  • Amanda Kost Tshirts/Polos 440-864-6543

Please feel free to contact me with any questions….

Amanda Kost
Band Booster President
440-864-6543

Uniform Distribution Reminder

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder to mark your calendar!

Marching Band and Band Front Uniform Distribution schedule:

Marching Band uniforms will be distributed in room 310 from 5:30-8:30 on the following days:

  • July 25 Seniors
  • July 26 Juniors
  • July 27 Sophomores
  • July 28 Freshman

Band Front uniforms will be distributed also from 5:30- 8:30 on the following day:

  • July 25 ALL Band Front

The required Tshirts and polos will also be for sale at the uniform distribution. Tshirts are $10 and polos are $20. CASH or CHECK ONLY!

CONTACTS:

  • Anthony Amato Marching Band 216-401-7763
  • Carolyn Srp Royalaires 440-582-1860
  • Jennifer Rozek Royalettes 440-241-4215
  • Amanda Kost Tshirts/Polos 440-864-6543

Remember all fees must be paid in order to receive your uniform.

Please have patience with the uniform committee. They will be fitting nearly 300 students and this takes time. This is especially true for freshman who have to try on all the different parts of the uniform and make sure they properly fit. Sometimes they must try on multiple sizes before finding the best fit. We appreciate your patience.

Any questions? Feel free to contact me….

Amanda Kost
President – Band Boosters
440-864-6543