Bakery for Marching Band Concert

Dear Sophomore Families,

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the North Royalton Marching Band Concert will take place in the High School Gym. After the concert, the band members and their families will enjoy bakery and beverages.

We are asking all Sophomore Band Families to bring store bought desserts with NO peanuts to this event. Please sign up for a specific dessert here.

Please send your dessert with your band student and have them drop it off in Cafeteria I (next to PAC) before they go to practice. Please put your last name on the dessert. NO dessert should be dropped off in the band room. Someone will be in Cafeteria I to take the dessert.

If you have any questions please contact Helen Kelly at alandhelenkelly@cox.net or (440) 746-9048.

Thanks,

Helen
Hospitality Committee

Distribution of Contest Hoodies & Pins, Blingwear, and Buttons

Dear Band Families,

The Contest Hoodies & Pins, Blingwear, and Buttons will be distributed tomorrow night after 6-9 practice.

Contest Hoodies & Pins -

Some contest pins were distributed at parent preview night and some were included with membership apparel. Please let me know if you are missing your order. All Grand Staff members of Band Boosters will receive a letter from the Band Boosters listing their donation for IRS purposes.

Buttons -

Any unclaimed buttons that were purchased/ordered will be distributed Wednesday night. If there are any questions or if you would like to place an order, please contact Nancy Chester at n.chester@sbcglobal.net.

If you have any questions on Contest Hoodies & Pins or the Blingwear please contact Shirley Berish at 717-1532 or saberish@hotmail.com.

Thank you
Shirley Berish

We Need Your Help September 19

Hi Everyone,

Band Festival is next week on Saturday, September 19th, and it will be an entertaining evening of music! We are expecting 8 GUEST bands, most from our neighboring communities and with the bands we are expecting a large crowd for the event so we are asking for YOUR help in the areas of:

Ticket Sales and Collection --

North and South Gates. This is a fast paced but simple job. We provide cheat sheets for all the ticket combinations.

Ushers --

Keep the areas assigned for visiting bands clear and help seat people who need assistance.

Concessions --

We need additional help with concessions. If you are not sure if you signed up for Band Festival concessions, please contact Dawn Rembowski at 216-990-0271 or dawnrembowski@att.net.

Program sales --

We need additional help with program sales and 50/50 raffle. If you are not sure if you signed up for 50/50 Raffle and Program Sales, please contact Elisa Race at 216-407-5625 or erace@wideopenwest.com.

Easter Seals 'Fill the Truck'---

We need volunteers to 'man' the truck for our 2nd Fill the Truck. Please consider helping. Shifts are only 1.5 hours! Please contact Amanda Kost at 440-864-6543 for more info.

We can use quite a few volunteers in EACH of the areas. Please consider taking the time to volunteer and help the North Royalton Marching Band…. it is a wonderful time to meet other band families! To sign up to volunteer, click on the link below. Thank you!

Signup to Volunteer

*Please Note: On some mobile devices it takes a while for all the information to come up. You may want to visit this link on a computer.

Contest Hoodies, Bling Wear & Disney

Hi Everyone,

The last day to order Contest Hoodies or join Boosters at the Grand Staff Level is Wednesday, September 9. No late orders will be taken and we will not be ordering extras. If you want a contest hoodie turn in your order by Wednesday. The membership and hoodie order forms are attached if you still need one.

Membership will be at the first home game this Friday. During the first half of the game, there will be samples of the band spirit wear and bling wear for you to look at and order. All bling wear orders are due by Wednesday, September 16. We have also attached a bling wear apparel sheet and order form for your convenience.

Please contact Shirley Berish, Membership Co-Chair, at 440-717-1532 or saberish@hotmail.com with any questions.

Thanks,
Shirley Berish
Membership Co-Chair

P.S. The time to sign up for the Spring Disney trip is now! See Mr. Vitale's website for more details.

Air Show Update and Pictures on Flickr

Hi Everyone,

We are so close!!! We have already filled over 240 spots for the air show. We need just 12 more for Monday! Thank you so much to everyone who signed up! You guys are great!

We really need to fill those 12 spots for Monday as soon as possible. Our list of volunteers is due to the Air Show in just a few days. If we cannot fill these spots we will lose some fundraising money for this year and we could possibly lose this entire fundraiser for next year. If you can help us out that day please sign up now.

Thanks for all you do!

Becky Humes Band Booster Corresponding Secretary

P.S. Have you checked out our pictures on Flickr? Some pictures of Parent Preview Night were recently posted.

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

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