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

A Note of Thanks

Dear Band Families,

As a follow up to our email titled: ‘Today’s News’, the Boosters would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all the bandos, their families and friends that stepped up to help us out on Sunday and Monday! We had a record turnout of volunteers!

We hope that you had a fantastic time, watched the Air Show and were able to meet other band families in the process.

If you have any pictures you would like to share, please post them to the North Royalton Band Booster website…. We would love to see them!

Enjoy your week and see you at our first HOME football game this Friday.

Amanda Kost

Car Raffle Tickets Were Distributed

Dear Band Families,

The Band Booster Car Raffle tickets were distributed last night after practice. If your child did not receive their envelope ask them to see Mr. Burdick to pick it up. Please remind your student that they are responsible for the raffle tickets they received. Whether they are able to sell them or not, they need to be turned in by Wednesday, October 11, 2017. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKETS!!

Thank you for your cooperation in this Fundraiser!

Joyce Fink
NRHS Band Booster Car Raffle Chair

We Really Need Your Help This Weekend

Dear Band Families,

We are down to 61 openings for Air Show this weekend. Those 61 spots are worth over $2,000! Plus, our numbers for Sunday and Monday are low enough that we may not be invited back next year. Help us earn money for our band this year and keep the opportunity for future years. It is fun and easy work. You get to see the show for free, and lunch & parking are provided too. Make it a family day and volunteer with your high school kids!

Please sign up here.

If you have questions, contact Gary Diehl at

A Message From Mr. Vitale

Dear Band Families

On behalf of the Band Boosters, I just wanted to remind parents that we still need volunteers for this weekend’s Air Show. We have slots that need to be filled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. It is not hard work, there are plenty of breaks, and lunch is provided! You can even make an event of it with your student, because they can help as well (as long as they are over 15) and then you guys get to see the Air Show while you are helping out!

You can signup online using our form.

You can also call and contact Gary Diehl 440-915-1178 or Amanda Kost 440-864-6543 if a phone call is easier.

This is one of our biggest fundraisers for the Band - and if we are not able to fully staff it, then we run the risk of not being invited to run it in the future. This is a great opportunity that many sports and organizations would love to have, and we are very fortunate to have this fundraiser - so let’s work hard to make sure we can hold onto it! Any time you can give towards this fundraiser is greatly appreciated and directly benefits your student. Please use the link to sign up or call one of the above people to help with this. Thanks!

-Mr. V.