Air Show Information

We Need Your Help!

Dear Parents,

Our biggest fund raiser is the Air Show. We work in the parking lots and at the entrance gates Labor Day weekend rain or shine. We have a good time! The air show provides us with lunch, and we get free admission to the Air Show once our shift is over. For new parents, this is a way to spend time with your teen and meet other band families. Funds from this event are budgeted to the marching band contest show materials and equipment. Without the Air Show, we do not have a quality marching band contest show.

We are in need of a committee of four to five people to take over coordinating the air show. I understand this is last minute. Doug Payne will be the lead for the committee. Please make a decision to be part of this committee so we can make this event a success and fund the contest show.

Thank you for your support and dedication to the band program and most importantly the bandos.

Take Care,

Kathy Payne
NRHS Band Booster President

Air Show Oops! 😉 Correction

Dear Parents,

We appreciate you all and your patience as we as your New Band Booster Board learn all the ropes. We had a bit of information get crisscrossed and we wanted to let you know the funds we raise from the Air Show are allocated to the Band Trip Fund i.e. the Disney Trip, not our contest show.

With that said, this is our largest fund raiser  We work in the parking lots and at the entrance gates Labor Day weekend rain or shine and we have a great time! We look forward to having you help volunteer as well as if you are willing to co-chair please let us know.

Thank you for your support and dedication to the band program and most importantly the bandos.

Take Care,

Kathy Payne
NRHS Band Booster President

Welcome Freshman Parents! Meetings, Band Shirts & More!

Hello Band Parents!

Just a friendly reminder we have 2 informational meetings this Tuesday evening and we are welcoming all incoming freshman parents! We are excited to have your freshman in the band. To help “ease” you into the band program, we are hosting a new parent meeting on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 pm at the media center.  Just drop off your Bando and come join us. We will be handing out a “cheat sheet” of tidbits we think you will find helpful and answer questions you may have. Band starts off with a bang and can be overwhelming. Our goal is to help make the band season fun and less stressful.

***Following the Freshman parent meeting we will have an "All" Band Parent meeting. This meeting should conclude at 8pm when Band practice ends.

  • The purple band polos shirts and the white band tee-shirts will be for sale this week at meeting/practice. If you are not able to make it please send your Bando with cash or check. 
  • When writing a check please make it out to North Royalton Band Boosters.
  • Purple polos will be sold for $20
  • White band tee-shirts are $10. We highly recommend two white tee-shirts, one for football games and one for Saturday competitions.

Feel free to call me at 440-476-8027 or e-mail me at kathleenmpayne@gmail.com with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

Kathy Payne
2018-2019 NRHS Band Booster President

Introducing the New Band Booster Board 2018-2019

Hello Band Families!

I would like to introduce your new NRHS Band Booster Board. We are here to help our Bandos and play a role in supporting Mr. Vitale. We help with fundraising and organizing volunteer efforts. All of the board members are excited about your participation in this organization. Let's all look forward to a fantastic season! 

  • Kathy Payne ~President
  • Kevin Sexton ~ Vice President
  • Kristen Coffman ~ Corresponding Secretary
  • Nellie Wislocki ~ Recording Secretary
  • Carrie Barnett ~ Treasurer

I look forward to meeting all of you! 

Kristen Coffman
NRHS Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

It's Been a Great Time

Dear Band Families,

As we complete our second term as your Exec Board of the NRHS Band Boosters, we would like to thank everyone for the support, ideas and guidance to help to continue to grow our organization!

When we took office, our primary mission was to support and promote our band program and its students. To accomplish this we had a few goals:

  1. Protect and grow our funds
  2. Enhance our current Fundraisers rather than add more
  3. Support our band director
  4. Support our chairpersons and volunteers
  5. Support our North Royalton vendors whenever we could

So how did we do this?

  1. Brought our mandatory white Tshirt / Purple Polos in house maintaining an inventory (Sabine Halterman – NRHS grad)
  2. Added event TShirt sales to both Band Fest and States (Kader Printing – NRHS grad)
  3. Added an Ice Cream Social at Parent Preview night (Honey Hut – NRHS grad)
  4. Rolled out Rhythm & Raffle – a community event featuring a basket raffle, dinner and our Jazz Bands, Drum line and Dancers  from both the HS and MS.  This was a HUGE change  from our traditional Basket Raffle and we  tripled our profits
  5. Worked with Mr. Vitale to produce DVDs of our State finals and bundled the DVD with Marching Band CDs for a cost effective product (Jumpstart Videos / Soundwaves),
  6. Submitted requests for Walmart Grants
  7. Introduced Munching for Music using area restaurants like Chipotle, Burger King and Pie Card sales.
  8. Added Tervis cups as a membership add on (Resource Solutions)
  9. Moved our money to Key Bank and invested our reserved funds in short term Money Market accounts and we are already tripling our interest! (Key Bank)
  10. Switched our Fruit Distributor to PeeJays.  Additionally, we ordered the fruit bags online saving at least $600 in bag expenses.
  11. Built Smile.Amazon donation account:  North Royalton Band Boosters. 
  12. Continued to use GFS account for North Royalton Band Boosters.
  13. Created a central SignUpGenius for all chairpersons and volunteers
  14. Streamlined the registration process to make future updates easier for the administrator.
  15. Implemented MailChimp to make sending emails to parents, boosters and alumni easier, less time consuming and, in some cases, simply possible.
  16. Ensured that funds were available for band ‘needs’ as stipulated by Mr. Vitale.   When funds were available, the Boosters also provided items that the band program ‘wanted’.
  17. Purchased the new trailer and decals
  18. Purchased 7 ‘A’ frames for use at States and Band Fest 

We are wishing the next board success in their goals and know this organization will continue to grow through the years.  North Royalton has the finest band program around and we, as a board, are proud to be part of their success.

Our final thought:  GET INVOLVED with the Boosters…. It has been very rewarding experience...

Best Wishes in the coming season,

Amanda, Becky, Shirley, Regina and Geri

P.S. Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Good luck in all your future endeavors!

Become A Chairperson For 2018-2019!

Dear Band Families,

What an exciting weekend we have coming up with our Concert Contests!  Wishing the best for our FOUR concert bands…. Concerts are FREE so please take a drive to support our young musicians!  Check Mr. Vitale’s website:www.northroyaltonhighschoolband.com  for all the details.

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

Committee Position Needed # Needed Current Chair
Air Show Co-Chair 1 Gary Diehl (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

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

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