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

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!

July Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

It’s just a little over a week until band camp starts! Where has the time gone? The anticipation of the upcoming season is building. It is always fun to imagine what creation will unfold for the contest show! As always, I am looking forward to the announcement! Be sure to look at your band calendar often and visit Mr. Vitale’s site to be sure you are on top of all the rehearsal times, uniform distribution and performances. It can come at you pretty fast! Here is the link.

Loss of Market Day

There are a few changes that have occurred over the summer that will affect our boosters moving forward. Most importantly is the loss of Market Day. This equates to a yearly cut of about $8,000 to our fundraising budget. Market Day has ceased the program entirely. Because of this loss, we need to be sure we make up the difference in other areas, as well as maintaining and maximizing our current fundraisers.

Air Show Fundraiser

Our biggest fundraiser will be the Cleveland Airshow Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7). This event is our biggest money maker and requires no selling. We are responsible for parking cars and collecting ticket money. That’s it! But, we need 80 people per day or we will not make the full $10,000. Please consider saving a spot during your Labor Day Weekend to help with this event. Please follow this link to sign up .

Parents and students (high school age or older) are welcome to volunteer! So, please sign your bando up (as long as you join them). Friends and other family members are welcome as well. Just be sure to change the quantity to the number of people you are signing up and list their names in the box. It’s easy.

We realize this event takes place over Labor Day weekend, but making nearly 1/3 of our budget by simply volunteering 9 hours of your day is far better than selling another product. Thank you to the many that have already signed up! Please consider joining us! It’s easy work and can be a lot of fun! If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Becky Cozzens at thecozzens@yahoo.com.

Easter Seals Fundraiser - Help Us Fill The Truck

Please join us for our “Fill the Truck” event on August 22nd and August 23rd! North Royalton Band Boosters will partner with Easter Seals Northern Ohio to not only raise money for the North Royalton Marching Band, but also to help local children and adults with disabilities. ANYONE can donate. An Easter Seals truck will be parked west of the North Royalton Board of Education at 6579 Royalton Road to accept donations of clothing, blankets, towels, shoes, purses, stuffed animals, cloth lunchboxes and backpacks, etc. Even stained items can be recycled into something! The more items we donate, the more money we will raise! (*All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt when you drop off your items). Our goal is to collect over 1,500 large bags of clothing and raise $3,500 to support our North Royalton Marching Band. We challenge every student to fill a bag with cloth items and return it to the event to support our fundraiser!

Marching Band Uniform Distribution

In the new uniform room (room 310 on the first floor near the Community Room entrance)

  • Seniors and Royalaires – Wed., July 29 – 5:30-7:30
  • Juniors – Thurs., July 30 - 4:30-6:30
  • Sophomores – Fri., July 31 – 4:00-6:00
  • Freshman – Mon., Aug. 3 – 4:00-8:00

*Please Note: Royalette Uniform distribution information will be coming soon.

Parent Mixer - August 13

Mark your calendars!!! WE’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU! (This is our first event!)

Some Band Boosters members will be relaxing at The 3 Spot on Thursday, August 13 from 6-9 pm. This event takes place during our kids’ rehearsal. We figured you could drop your band student off at the high school and come join us for some fun, food and spirits while our kids are hard at work! Band Spirit Wear and membership information will be available at this event!

See you on August 13!

Holly Michalke
Band Booster President

Cleveland Air Show

Dear Band Families

As summer gets into full swing we would like you to check your calendars for Labor Day weekend, September 5, 6 & 7. We need at least 80 volunteers each day for the Cleveland Air Show. Please consider volunteering to help with this event if you are available any day. This is our largest fundraiser for the band. If we fill all the spots we can earn $10,000, AND it involves minimal planning and other resources. Volunteers just need to show up and collect/sell tickets from the general public walking or driving in to enjoy the show. Volunteers can be any family members or friends as long as they are high school age or older.

This year we are using SignUp Genius to register volunteers. Please follow this link to register if you can help on any or all of the days. After completing the SignUp you will receive an email confirmation from SignUp Genius. Additionally SignUp Genius will send updates and reminders as the event approaches.

PLEASE NOTE: Families who volunteered for the Air Show when they registered their student for band will find that their information is already entered into the SignUp. These families do not need to sign up again.

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

Thanks!

Band Front Registration Instructions

Hello Band Front Families,

It is time to register for the 2015-2016 band season. Registration will be taking place on-line over the next few weeks. The deadline is June 29. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made through PayPal only.

To complete the process, you must submit 2 forms (Band Front Registration Form and Volunteer Form). Once you have completed your registration you will receive three emails: One from PayPal with your payment information; and two from Band Boosters (one with your Band Front information and one with your Volunteer information). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Band Front Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band front, course and activities fees. Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s NRHS Band Front Fees.

  • Choose Option 1 if you have already registered and paid your band course and activities fees using the Band Registration Form. You only need to pay the Band Front Fee. This usually happens when a student participates in band for the full year (i.e. he/she plays an instrument during the year when it is not marching band season).
  • Choose Option 2 if you need to pay all the necessary fees (band course and activity fees and the band front fee). This usually happens when a student only participates in band front (i.e. does not play an instrument during the year).
  • After filling out the form click Submit and you will be taken to PayPal to pay your fees and complete this portion of the registration process.

Volunteer Form:

We ask each family to support their student and the band by signing up for at least two activities. One of the reasons we have a great band is the high level of parent and family support and involvement. The majority of the funds needed to support the band (uniforms, instruments, etc.) come from these fundraisers. Note that we will close individual activities once we have enough volunteers, so sooner is better than later if you prefer specific activities.

When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken Band Registration Form. Do NOT fill out the Band Registration Form. You are done registering, just close the browser window.

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks!

We Need You! Volunteers for States May 1 & 2

Hi Everyone,

We still need volunteers for States on May 1 and May 2. We need 29 on Friday afternoon/night and 13 on Saturday morning to fill 2-3 hour shifts. Most students are required to work a shift for the band directors. Consider joining them and helping out at our final fundraiser of the school year. If we do not get enough volunteers, we will need to work longer/extra shifts.

If you can help, please email me at holly.rmc@gmail.com by Friday, April 24, so that we can complete the schedule and get that information out to everyone. Please be sure to indicate what band your student is in so that we do not schedule you during their performance.

I would like to thank all the volunteers that have already come forward to help. Your confirmed assignment will be sent to you this coming weekend. Thanks for your patience and understanding in this scheduling process!

Please remember, that if we all do a little, no one will have to do a lot!

Thanks in advance for your continued support!
Holly Michalke

Beverage Resquest for State Band Contest Concessions

Dear Freshman Band Family Members,

On Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 North Royalton High School will host the OMEA Ohio State Band Adjudicated Event. Cafeteria 2 will be open to students and parents serving food and beverages such as pizza, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, muffins, donuts, chips, water, Gatorade/Powerade and other assorted items. This event is a Fundraiser for the band.

We are asking the Freshman families to donate the following based on the letter of your last name:

  • A – R - 12 - 20 oz. bottles of Gatorade/Powerade (Also G2) 
  • S – Z - 24 - cans of pop – Please get some diet as well

For those families interested in donating more, we can use anything pre-packaged. Rice Krispy Treats, Granola Bars, Muffins. Anything you donate becomes a profit for the band.

Donations can be dropped off at 11127 Malvern Dr. in Southhampton Woods Development any time after Wednesday, April 22 in the bin located by the garage. If possible please bring it before Wednesday, April 28. Please put your last name on the package.

E-mail or call with questions: Holly Michalke 216-926-8836

Thank you so very much for donation and your support!

Regards, Holly Michalke

We need chaperone help Friday

Hi Band Families,

We need chaperones for some of the bands for this Friday's contest.

We are still in need of one chaperone for Wind Ensemble on Friday. Report time 1:30 PM…Back around 7:30 PM.

We are still in need of one chaperone for Symphonic Band On Friday night. Report time 5:30 PM…Back around 11:15 PM.

If you can help, please send Susanna Schwab an email to nrbandmom@gmail.com or text at 440-342-4694 as soon as possible.

Thanks!

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