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

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

Jaimie Poplin

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.

Car Raffle News

Dear Band Families,

Among all the band members that sold and returned their first two raffle tickets by September 15th, a winner of the 2017 Contest Hoodie has been chosen. (Thank you, Amanda, for drawing the winning ticket at the Boosters meeting.)

The winner is – Raymond Perez!!! Congratulations Raymond, enjoy your hoodie!

FYI - The Copley H.S. Marching Band sells Good Luck Notes that appear in the program book that they sell at their Invitational which our band will be attending Saturday, October 14, 2017. If you would like to add a Good Luck Note for your favorite Band Member, or Section, or Director to the Copley Invitational’s Program book, click here. I know it says to email it, but you can mail it, with payment, to the address at the bottom. Please note that they need to receive it by October 6th.

Thank You For Your Fruitful Efforts

Dear Band Families,

A big THANK YOU to all Band Members and Volunteers who participated in selling and helping this weekend to kick off our annual fruit sale!! We understand the date change due to the hurricane and uncertainty of the fruit supply made an already busy weekend a bit more chaotic. We very much appreciate your effort, understanding, and patience. We can’t thank you enough for still making the effort to go out and sell. We are also extremely grateful for all the volunteers that provided much-needed manpower from setting up, handing out packets, managing lines, receiving packets, plating pizza and so much more. Your active participation is what makes our band so great! Personal sale packets will be going home with band members this Wednesday after 6-9 practice. We still need the support of continued selling during this time to make the rest of the fruit sale a success. In selling during your personal sales, we suggest asking friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, elementary and middle school parents etc. Personal sales packets are due back in by October 18th. The fruit will arrive by early to mid-December. You will be notified when it arrives and the following Saturday band members will pick up their orders from the football annex and deliver fruit to their customers. We will need volunteers during this time to help organize fruit, put together orders and load into individual band member’s vehicles for them to go deliver to their customers. We will be posting a Sign Up Genius for this as the date becomes closer. Once again, we would like to thank parents, band members and volunteers who have participated and continue to participate in helping us support the North Royalton High School Marching Band. You are unique and amazing and you are making our band’s Wishes and Dreams come true!

NoRo Schools Partner to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Dear Band Families,

North Royalton City Schools is partnering with Richard's Automotive Repair to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The high school is collecting items in Heritage Hallway, and donations by check will be accepted in the main office or activities office through September 15. In addition, Richard's Automotive Repair and the schools will be collecting money and items for hurricane relief and the Red Cross at this Friday’s football game against Highland.

Suggested items to donate include the following.

  • New clothing (infant, toddler, children’s, men’s, women’s)
  • new socks, underwear, shirts, t-shirts, hats, gloves
  • cases/pallets of water, Gatorade, juice boxes, etc.
  • can goods, non-perishable foods
  • canned animal food, bags of dry animal food
  • cleaning supplies/bleach wipes, paper towels, glass cleaner, brooms, trash liners, trash cans
  • toilet paper, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes
  • kids books, coloring books, crayons, puzzles, play-doh, dolls
  • Nerf balls of all kinds, matchbox cars, school supplies, back packs
  • diapers any size, wipes, new baby bottles, etc.
  • kitchen supplies pot & pans cooking utensils, dish soap, dish rags
  • bath towels, wash cloths

Any monetary donations should be made by check payable to "American Red Cross."

We would like to encourage all of our band families to contribute to this great cause if they can.

Please click here for more information

Fruit Sale Blitz Rescheduled


Due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Irma, projected to hit Florida this weekend ‪through Tuesday as a Cat. 4 or 5, we have been advised by our fruit company to hold off on our Fruit Sale. We receive the majority of our citrus fruit for the sale from Florida. Until the hurricane has passed, we will not know how our growers will be impacted.

We will be rescheduling our Blitz Packet Handout to ‪Wednesday September 20th. Band members will still be reporting to Cafeteria 2 after 6-9 practice. We still need volunteers for the hand out that day ‪from 8:30pm - 9:30pm. Please see the revised Sign Up Genius to volunteer.

We will be doing our Fruit Sale Blitz on Saturday, September 23rd. (We do realize some of you may have prior commitments for that day such as Cross Country meets etc. These students may also sell on Sunday the 24th as well. We will be available on Monday the 25th after Band practice by the Band room to collect those few Blitz packets as well.)

The schedule for the 23rd is pictured below and is also on Mr. Vitale's website. We will hold our Blitz Packet turn in and Pizza Party (on September 23rd) after the Band Members have reported for the Twinsburg football game. We need volunteers for this day to help with packet collection and pizza from 4pm - 5:30pm Please see the revised Sign Up Genius to volunteer.

Volunteer Here

We will be handing out packets for the Personal Fruit Sale after 6-9 practice on September 27th.

We very much appreciate your flexibility, understanding, and support with these unexpected changes. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Please keep our growers and all the families in the path of this hurricane in your thoughts. This could be a catastrophic situation for all of those in the path of this destructive monster which could cause loss of lives, homes and livelihoods.

Thank you!
Jaimie Poplin ‪228-217-8084,
and Heidi Cmich ‪216-224-2968