Easter Seals is This Weekend and Air Show Sign Ups

Hi Everyone,

Our Easter Seals "Fill the Truck" Fundraiser is THIS WEEKEND! The truck will be parked next to the Board of Education (6579 Royalton Road). Please help by donating cloth items. The more we collect the more we earn. See below for more details.

There are about 20 spots for Air Show, mostly for Monday but some have opened up for Saturday and Sunday as well. These spots are worth $760. At this point if we cannot fill them we may try to open them to other organizations. We would like to keep as much of the earnings as possible with our band. If you can volunteer any of those days, please sign up now.

Thanks!

Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Contest Hoodies and Pins 2015

Hi Everyone,

We are now taking orders for Contest Hoodies and Pins! All orders are due by September 9, 2015.

We have attached the order form for your convenience. Please complete the form and return it with your payment in an envelope labeled “Contest Hoodie” by September 9, 2015. Your student can place it in the white metal box in the band room. You can also turn it in at our next Band Booster meeting on August 31 at 7pm in the High School Community Room. We will not take late orders for Contest Hoodies, and we will not be ordering extras.

2015 Contest Hoodie Order Form

We would also like to point out that if you join Band Boosters at the Grand Staff level you will receive a Contest Hoodie as part of your membership. The Grand Staff level of membership is only available through September 9. Other levels of membership will continue to be available after that date. We have also attached the membership form for your convenience.

Please call Shirley Berish with any questions (440) 717-1532.

Thanks,

Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Supporting Our Band

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; 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 this summer we lost Market Day, one of our largest fundraisers. Market Day was purchased by World's Finest Chocolate, and they decided to discontinue the traditional grocery program. This equates to a yearly cut of about $8,000 to our fundraising budget. Coming after the loss of the Entertainment Book and Nautica fundraisers within the last few years this is a fairly serious budget issue. Maximizing our current fundraisers is especially important as we try to offset this loss. 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 5, 6 & 7
Sign up before August 19
Contact: Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com

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 10 volunteers for Sunday and 55 for Monday. Volunteers need to sign up by August 19 so that we can turn the list over to the Air Show. If you can help, please sign up here.

Easter Seals “Fill the Truck” Fundraiser

August 22 & 23
Contact: Amanda Kost at amandabethkost@gmail.com or at 440-864-6543

This is a new fundraiser for us this year. It is great because it benefits the band and the community, PLUS we don’t have to sell anything. The truck will be parked next to the North Royalton Board of Education and we will be collecting any and all cloth items (clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, etc.). We earn money based on how many pounds we collect. Please donate and encourage others to do so as well. You will receive a tax receipt from Easter Seals, so you won’t even lose out on the potential tax benefits of making a donation. HOWEVER, while this fundraiser won’t cost us any money we do need volunteers to give some time to help man the truck. We are asking for just 1.5-2 hours of your time. Currently we need 22 more volunteers for this fundraiser. If you can help please sign up here.

Car Raffle

Tickets on sale now through September 11 Contact: Jane and Matt Coleman at mattnjane.coleman@att.net or 440-759-9864

For the eighth 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 when they picked up their uniform. 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 could raise over $5,500! This year they have an incentive drawing on September 25 with the seller of the ticket drawn winning $200. Because we really want each student to sell both tickets, Band Boosters is adding another incentive. Each band student who sells BOTH tickets and turns in the ticket stubs and money by September 11 will be entered into a drawing to win a contest hoodie (size large).

Booster Membership

Contact: Shirley Berish at 440-717-1532 or Rima Chehade at 440-526-7016

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.

Please help our band by contributing in whatever way you can – whether it is volunteering your time, donating your old clothing, buying/selling Car Raffle tickets, or becoming a Band Booster member. If everyone does a little, no one will have to do a lot. Remember, anything you do will only benefit our kids.

Sincerely,

Becky Humes
Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

Last Day to Pick Up Uniforms Before Picture day

Hi Band Families,

The LAST day to get your uniform before Picture Day is Monday 4pm-8pm in room 310. You must be in uniform to be in the picture. If you have any questions or problems please contact Anthony Amato at 216-401-7763 oraja@aamatolaw.com.

We would also remind everyone to have patience with the uniform committee. Fitting students takes time. This is especially true for freshmen who have to try on all the different parts of the uniform and let the uniform volunteers make sure it fits properly. Sometimes they have to try on multiple sizes before finding the “best fit.” We appreciate your patience.

We Need Your Help Labor Day Weekend

Dear Band Families,

We still need volunteers for the Cleveland Airshow this Labor Day Weekend. It is our largest fundraiser and is even more important now that we have lost Market Day. 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. Please help support our band by volunteering for this event.

Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. We work in teams of two from 8:00am- 4:00pm. A box lunch and drinks are provided. Our volunteers must be high school age or older. Your band students can participate! Please consider volunteering with family and friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Cleveland Air show overhead.

To sign up, follow the link.

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Thanks for your support!

Band Uniform Distribution

Band picture day is August 12, 2015. Each Band member must have their uniform before this date. Before you can receive your uniform your registration must be complete and all fees must be paid. Registration is completed online and can be found on the Band Booster website.

If possible, please try to use the schedule below. We are trying to avoid having all the students coming at once and to decrease wait times. Please remember if you have a scheduling problem you may come at any of the scheduled times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Uniform pick up will be in Room 310, the new uniform room. It is located on the first floor near the Community Room entrance.

Seniors
Wednesday, July 29 5:30 -7:30
Juniors
Thursday, July 30 4:30- 6:30
Sophomores
Friday, July 31 4:00- 6:00
Freshmen
Monday August 3 4:00- 8:00

Band Front:

All Royalaires
Wednesday, July 29 5:30-7:30
All Royalettes
Thursday, July 30 4:30-6:30

Contact Anthony Amato at 216-401-7763 or at aja@aamatolaw.com with any questions or special requests.

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

Concert Uniform Turn In Reminders

Hi Band Families,

Turn in is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm this Tuesday and Thursday (May 19 and 21) in the new uniform room (room 310).

Boys - If you are in Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band and you haven’t taken your tux to On The Spot Dry Cleaners now is a great time to do it! You want it to be ready in time for turn in. Boys in Concert Band and Freshman band do not need to dryclean their tuxes.

Girls – If you haven’t washed your dress (cold water and line dry), now is a great time to do it! It needs to be dry for turn in.

Seniors – Remember, you must return your uniform on Tuesday, May 19, in order for Mr. Vitale to sign your exit card. If you cannot return your tux or dress yourself, get a trusted friend or relative to turn it in for you.

See you Tuesday or Thursday!

P.S. We will also be selling our old tuxes during uniform turn in (jackets $20 and pants $10). Cash only. If you know a family member or a friend in need of a tux, pass along the dates and times so they can purchase theirs as well!

Concert Uniform Turn In Info and Used Tux Sale

Dear Band Families,

It is the end of the year and time for concert uniforms to be turned in!

Turn-in will be in the new uniform room, room 310 on:

  • Tuesday, May 19, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm

SENIORS – YOU MUST RETURN YOUR UNIFORM ON TUESDAY, MAY 19. Concert tuxes and dresses are school property. Mr. Vitale cannot sign your exit card unless you turn in your tux or dress Tuesday, May 19. If you cannot return your tux or dress yourself, get a trusted friend or relative to turn it in for you.

BOYS - IF YOU ARE IN WIND ENSEMBLE OR SYMPHONIC BAND YOU MUST TAKE YOUR TUX TO ON THE SPOT DRY CLEANERS TO BE DRY CLEANED. If you are in Concert or Freshman Band you do not need to dry clean your tux. All boys - please be sure to return your tie, cummerbund and suit bag as well as your tux!

GIRLS - Please wash your dress in cold water and line dry. Do not iron! Please return on a hanger.

Used Tux Sale:

We will also be selling our old tuxes during uniform turn in. Our gentlemen are in need of new cummerbunds and bow ties for next concert season. This sale will help offset the cost. If you know a family member or a friend in need of a tux, pass along the dates and times so they can purchase theirs as well! The prices are reasonable!

  • Jackets - $20
  • Pants - $10

We will accept cash only.

Please contact Stacy at 440-263-1855 or Tracey at 216-533-9710 with any questions.

Thanks!
Stacy and Tracey

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