Register for the 2015-2016 Band Season

Hello Band 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 April 2. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made though PayPal only. If you know of any parents of 8thgraders who will be in band next year, please forward this e-mail to them.

To complete the process you must submit 2 forms (Volunteer Form and Band Registration Form). Please begin with the Volunteer Form. When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken directly to the Band Registration Form. If you have more than one student, register the first starting with the Volunteer Form (be sure to list all your students on the form) and for the rest go directly to the Band Registration Form using the link below. Please Do NOT fill out the Volunteer form twice. It is a good idea to have your calendar and your student’s measurements (if they are a freshman or they were unhappy with their uniform fit last year) handy when you begin registration.

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 Volunteer information and one with your Band). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Please see below for important information about each form.

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.

Volunteer Form

Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band, course and activities fees.

Registration Form

There is a section for uniform measurement information.

If you are a returning student and you were happy with your uniform last year and your size has not changed, simply click the appropriate button and you will not have to provide measurement information.

If you are a freshman or you were unhappy with your uniform fit last year, make the appropriate selection and you will be asked to provide measurement information. If you don’t see the measurement portion of the form, make sure the appropriate gender is checked at the top of the form. The measurement information is needed to get an accurate estimate of sizes for required uniform and concert wear for next season. Have your student(s) and a cloth tape measure handy when you fill out this form. If you do not provide this information a uniform cannot be preselected for your student and uniform pick-up and selection will be delayed. 

Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s Band Registration Course and Activity Fees. If your student plays Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, or Trombone, choose Option 1 which does not include instrument rental. If your student plays French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Oboe (during Concert Season) or Bassoon (during Concert Season), choose Option 2 which includes instrument rental.

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.

For Band Front (Royalaires and Royalettes):

If you have a student who participates in band for the full year, you need to register now. If they make it into the band front, you will have extra band front fees that you will need to pay later via a Band Front Registration online form that will open up in May. If you have a student that only wants to participate in the band front, but not in the concert bands, then you should wait and register using the Band Front Registration form in May after your student finds out if they are selected. You will then also need to pay the class/activity/uniform fees plus the band front fees. Note that you may want to sign up for volunteer activities now since we close out activities once we reach the optimal number of volunteers. If you wait until May, you might not be able to sign up for your preferred volunteer activity.

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

Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year is Now Open

Hello Band 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 April 2. All fees and information are needed at this time. All payments are made though PayPal only. If you know of any parents of 8thgraders who will be in band next year, please forward this e-mail to them.

To complete the process you must submit 2 forms (Volunteer Form and Band Registration Form). Please begin with the Volunteer Form. When you finish the Volunteer Form you will be taken directly to the Band Registration Form. If you have more than one student, register the first starting with the Volunteer Form (be sure to list all your students on the form) and for the rest go directly to the Band Registration Form using the link below. Please Do NOT fill out the Volunteer form twice. It is a good idea to have your calendar and your student’s measurements (if they are a freshman or they were unhappy with their uniform fit last year) handy when you begin registration.

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 Volunteer information and one with your Band). We recommend saving these emails as they are your receipt for your registration and you may wish to refer to them later.

Please see below for important information about each form.

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.

Volunteer Form

Registration Form:

On this form you will be filling out parent and student information and paying the band, course and activities fees.

Registration Form

There is a section for uniform measurement information.

If you are a returning student and you were happy with your uniform last year and your size has not changed, simply click the appropriate button and you will not have to provide measurement information.

If you are a freshman or you were unhappy with your uniform fit last year, make the appropriate selection and you will be asked to provide measurement information. If you don’t see the measurement portion of the form, make sure the appropriate gender is checked at the top of the form. The measurement information is needed to get an accurate estimate of sizes for required uniform and concert wear for next season. Have your student(s) and a cloth tape measure handy when you fill out this form. If you do not provide this information a uniform cannot be preselected for your student and uniform pick-up and selection will be delayed. 

Be sure to select the correct option for your student’s Band Registration Course and Activity Fees. If your student plays Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, or Trombone, choose Option 1 which does not include instrument rental. If your student plays French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Oboe (during Concert Season) or Bassoon (during Concert Season), choose Option 2 which includes instrument rental.

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.

For Band Front (Royalaires and Royalettes):

If you have a student who participates in band for the full year, you need to register now. If they make it into the band front, you will have extra band front fees that you will need to pay later via a Band Front Registration online form that will open up in May. If you have a student that only wants to participate in the band front, but not in the concert bands, then you should wait and register using the Band Front Registration form in May after your student finds out if they are selected. You will then also need to pay the class/activity/uniform fees plus the band front fees. Note that you may want to sign up for volunteer activities now since we close out activities once we reach the optimal number of volunteers. If you wait until May, you might not be able to sign up for your preferred volunteer activity.

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

Band Boosters News - Fundraiser/Volunteer Postings

Band Families,

Cabin fever has left me with time to reflect on many things. One of which is how fortunate I feel to belong to such a strong and supportive organization that truly values the benefits of music education. It is hard to believe more than half of the 2014-15 school year is over. And in true NR fashion, our ensembles sound as good as ever! The Holiday Concerts were AMAZING!!! We do have talented band directors, but let’s face it, it is our children and our involvement that keeps this fine tradition alive!

Raffle Night Approaching

Saturday, February 28, is our annual Raffle Night at The 3 Spot - There is still space available and the event promises to be a great time! It is an important event that will help us reach our fundraising goal for the season while enjoying time with friends! This is my favorite fundraiser of the year! The baskets are AMAZING and the door prizes and raffles add a fun game of chance to the evening. Shirley, Rima and Lynn have worked hard to put together this event for you!! We are certain you will not be disappointed! Please consider adding this event to your calendar! Attached is the flier with the details for the evening. You can pre-register at our band booster meeting on Monday evening or return the attached form with payment to the white band box at school. 

*Although a limited number of tickets will be available at the door, it would be advisable that you purchase your tickets by Tuesday Evening, February 24, so Shirley can give an attendance number to The 3 Spot in advance.

Volunteer Positions Available For Next Year

It is that time of year again! If you would like to take an active role (which I highly recommend) in the booster organization please let us know! It is an enriching and fulfilling experience. There are many Senior parents graduating this year that have done a fantastic job in their roles as booster committee members or booster officers. Please consider getting involved to help continue our fine tradition of excellence! The directors truly cannot do it without us and our children are the ones that benefit!

Below is a list of the major openings for next year. Let us know if you have any questions, we will be happy to assist!

  • Banquets and Hospitality 2 People
  • Bus Chaperones 1 Person
  • Air Show 2-3 People
  • Concession Stand 3 People
  • Market Day

In addition, the Executive Board has members who will retire as their children will not be in the band next year. If you are interested in any board positions please contact me. It’s so important that we all contribute so the band can continue its great tradition going forward.

See you all next Saturday!!!

Holly Michalke

Volunteers needed for Honors Band Rehearsals

Dear Band Families:

We need 3 volunteers on Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15, to JUST BE PRESENT while the Honors Band rehearses for their performance at Cleveland State. We need 1 parent during each of the following shifts:

Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3
Friday (11/14) - 8:30AM-12:30PM Friday (11/14) - 12:30 PM-4:00PM Saturday (11/15) - 1:30-PM-4:00PM

As part of the agreement with Cleveland State University hosting this event, each school is required to send 1 parent or Band Booster to be on site in case of an emergency. Because of this, we are looking for 3 parents that might be able to help us out and be on site to fulfill this requirement. The parent doesn’t need to “do” anything except be there. They can do work, read the paper, listen to the rehearsal, eat in the student center, watch the news, etc. Mr. Vitale has checked with the powers that be, and this person wouldn’t even have to be in the music building, they could hang out at the Student Center – which is connected by a walkway to the music building. Attached is a document with more information.

If you can help, please contact Mr. Vitale at david.vitale@northroyaltonsd.org.

Thanks!

Help Filling Treat Bags

Dear Band Families,

The response for the Band Treat bags has been amazing! Our band has very supportive parents and I am so happy to be in a group of such great people.

I thought I would easily fill the small treat bags I had envisioned and then the candy just kept flowing in. Now we are in need of filling bigger bags and so now I’m in need of help J. I will start working on the bags at noon tomorrow (Thursday). If anyone would like to join me in candy land :) that would be great. See address below.

Thanks,

Becky Cozzens
9361 Chesapeake Drive
North Royalton

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