From the Desk of Mr. Vitale

Band Families,

We have had a meeting with the Band Staff, NRHS Administration, Athletic Director, and Officer Karl in an effort to help clarify traffic flow on Friday nights with the construction. Please note the new instructions for drop off/pick up of Band Students on Friday nights:

Friday Night Parking and Drop Off for Band Students

Drop off of students: 

Parents should enter via driveway #3, drop off their child, and exit via driveway #4. 

Students arriving and parking:

Students can park in the spots allocated for band students along the rear of the Staff Parking Lot (which will remain open until 4:14 PM).

Students should enter driveway #3 and park in the spots in front of the main office once the back gate is closed.

If all the spots in front of the school and the rear of the Staff Parking Lot are taken, students should park at Memorial Park.

Student Pick-up After the game:

Parents should enter driveway #4 and pick up their child in the Staff Parking Lot. All parents should then exit the parking lot by way of driveway #4.  Parents should not pick up students in the lot between the middle school and high school.

Students leaving after the game: 

Students should leave by way of driveway #4

Thank you, everyone, for your help with this!

-Mr. Vitale

David Vitale, M.M.
Director of Bands
North Royalton High School
14713 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Last Chance Contest Hoodies

Hi Band Parents,

It is great to see so many proud bando’s wearing their “Left Brain, Right Brain” contest hoodies around town already. We have heard from some people that missed the deadlines for both the band booster membership gear and the online store but are hoping they might still be able to buy one of these spectacular wearable mementos of a great show. Well, we are happy to report that we will be facilitating a “Second Chance Sale” but the available quantities are very limited.

Contest Hoodie Second Chance Sale Process

  • Orders will be taken on a first come, first served basis via email to  sexton729@gmail.com   starting at 10:00 pm ET on Monday September 30 th
  • Each email order must contain the following information:
    • Parent Name
    • Parent Phone Number
    • Parent email
    • Student Name
    • Contest Hoodie Size (adult sizes only: S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
  • Price for each hoodie is $40 (late fee included) except 2XL which is $45.
  • Only one hoodie can be ordered per email and a specific size must be designated to be valid.
  • An email will be sent to those whose orders will be fulfilled with expectation they will be paid for and picked up after the 6-9 practice on October 2 nd .
  • Any orders not paid for and picked up after the 6-9 practice on October 2 nd  will be deemed cancelled and the hoodie will go to the next unfulfilled order in the queue matching its size.
  • Orders received before 10:00 pm ET on September 30 th  are not valid.
  • Orders sent to any email other than  sexton729@gmail.com  or sent in hardcopy are not valid.
  • If the number of orders received is significantly higher than the number of available hoodies, we will evaluate the feasibility of another printing run but that is not guaranteed.
  • Please do not contact Gearin Up directly regarding additional contest hoodie orders as they will just refer you back to the Boosters

Football game, Revere Adjudicated Event, Senior Dinner

This Weeks game is Friday, Sept 27th at Stow-Monroe Falls High School. (3227 Graham Rd, Stow OH 44224) Come cheer us on!

Our first Band Adjudicated Event this year is Saturday, Sept 28th at Revere High School. (3420 Everett Rd. Richfield) Wear your purple/ spirit wear and cheer for our Bears! Students must wear their contest pants for this event. For new parents: These events are very crowded. The event starts at 5 pm and North Royalton plays at 9:05 pm. It is quite an amazing experience to see all of the other marching bands perform. However, If you cannot make the entire event, I would recommend getting there at least 1 1/2 hrs early to avoid any parking and seating issues that may arise. Please see Mr. Vitale's website under performances for your student's itinerary and a driving map. See you all there! 

REVERE ITINERARY

SENIOR DINNER

Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior band parents,

Friday, October 18th is our Senior dinner honoring all of our senior band members and their immediate families.

We are in need of volunteers for set up, serving and clean up for that evening. Please consider donating some time for this event.

SIGN UP GENIUS SENIOR DINNER

Thank you so much!
Susie Charles and Amy Schultz
Hospitality Co-Chairs

NR FESTIVAL OF BAND T-SHIRTS

The Gear in-up store is open again for orders of the commemorative t-shirts from The North Royalton Festival of Bands 2019. Remember your amazing performances by wearing this t-shirt proudly!

The online store will be open until Sept 25, 2019, at 11:59 pm (EDT) for orders. Orders can be picked up in person at Gear in-up or can be shipped to your house for a small shipping fee. Shirts WILL NOT be passed out to your bands directly.

GEAR IN-UP FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS

For families traveling to Disney to see the band this December, Bob Rogers travel is offering a discount ticket package to the parks.

We would like to inform you that a discounted 3-Day Park-Hopper Disney Ticket Only Package and a 1-Day/2 Parks Universal Ticket Only Package is now available for those who might have friends and family traveling separately.

  • The discounted Disney ticket price is $409 (park hopping is included)
  • The discounted Universal ticket price is $150 (both parks are included)
  • The cut-off date for adding tickets is September 30, 2019
  • Payment will be processed automatically on September 30, 2019
  • Tickets are valid the week of December 30, 2019 - January 2, 2020

If you are interested in purchasing additional park tickets, login to your account and click "Add Friends and Family" on the home page or call 1-800-373-1423 ext 233.

Marching band pant hemming

Hello Parents,

If your students marching band pants require hemming, Chris Norwalk will be in the High School Cafeteria next to the band room this Wed. Sept. 18th at 5:45pm. Please have your student bring both pairs of pants and their marching shoes. Alterations should be completed by the end of the 6-9pm practice and students can pick them up before they leave.

For any questions or concerns please contact Marne Piccolomini at marne26@gmail.com or 440-526-5531.

Thank you again to Chris for all your help!

Festival of Bands T-shirt store re-opened

Hello Parents,


The Gear in-up store is open again for orders of the commemorative t-shirts from The North Royalton Festival of Bands 2019. Remember your amazing performances by wearing this t-shirt proudly!

The online store will be open until Sept 25, 2019, at 11:59pm (EDT) for orders. Orders can be picked up in person at Gear in-up or can be shipped to your house for a small shipping fee. Shirts WILL NOT be passed out to your bands directly.

GEAR IN-UP FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS

BAND BOOSTER MEETING

Our monthly Band Booster Meeting will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Sept 19th at 7:00 pm at the High School in the media center/gym 3. We would love to see you all there!<

Festival of Bands

Saturday, Sept 14th 7:00 pm is the North Royalton Festival of Bands!

Come see your student in the first performance of this years contest show: Right Brain Left Brain. Wear your purple and your spirit wear and support our North Royalton Marching Band. Enjoy all the other wonderful neighboring marching bands!

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered their time to make this a spectacular event!

Just a few reminders:

NR BAND STUDENT PARKING

All students should be DROPPED OFF for the rehearsal in the afternoon of the Band Festival. There will be NO STUDENT PARKING PERMITTED IN THE SCHOOL LOTS the day of the festival. If your student must drive themselves, please see if they can carpool and they can park at MEMORIAL PARK.

  • Tickets for the event are $6, $4 for students - and Parking is Free. Seating is available on the home and visitor sides. Please do not sit in areas designated for the performing bands. Gates open at 6:oo PM.
  • Both Concession stands will be available on the home and visitor sides. Concessions will close temporarily during the North Royalton performance so our parents can watch their student’s performance. It will reopen as soon as NR finishes. 
  • We will have programs for sale, 50/50 raffle tickets, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and tickets for our 12th Annual Car Raffle to win a 2020 Chevy Trax donated by Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville

Please see the parking map below
PARKING MAP

  • Handicap Parking is  available at the North Royalton Board of Education Office, 6579 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. 
  • Due to the new construction at NRHS we ask that the school parking lots closest to our stadium be reserved for those audience members that have difficulty walking long distances. Please consult the attached parking map below outlining parking areas available surrounding our stadium complex. 
  • We highly recommend utilizing the large lot at Memorial Park next to NR City Hall at 14600 State Road. There is a walking path through Memorial Park that leads directly to our stadium! Your exit at the conclusion of the festival will be much quicker from this lot. 
  • Please do not park at fast food restaurants that are open on Saturday nights near the stadium. Your vehicle will be towed if you park at Taco Bell or Arby’s.
  • We strongly encourage audience members to also park at the following North Royalton businesses and churches indicated on the map by the areas in red. They have graciously offered the use of their lots for the North Royalton Festival of Bands:
    • North Royalton City Hall lot  located at 14600 State Road, NR. There is a walking path through Memorial Park that leads to the stadium.
    • North Royalton Baptist Church, 6616 Royalton Road, across the street from Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium.
    • Key Bank, 6424 Royalton Road.
    • Fifth Third Bank,  6465 Royalton Road
    • Country Stove & Patio, 6669 Royalton Road. In front of store only.o Gearin’ Up, 6687 Royalton Road. In front and behind store.
    • Wishing Well Enrichment Center, 14574 Ridge Road, across from North Royalton High School.
    • Glenridge Office Park,  14200 Ridge Road, across from North Royalton Middle School.
    • Michael Debs, MD Office,  14320 Ridge Road, across from North Royalton Middle School.
    • NR City Green lot, just north of the NR Fire Dept. and where the original city hall was located.

Junior Bakery Donations for Senior Night

Dear Junior Band Families,
Band Night Bakery Donations

On Friday, October 18, 2019, we will be honoring the senior band members. Dinner for them and their immediate family will be served right after practice and before the game. The rest of the band will enjoy pizza, bakery, and beverages.

We are asking ALL JUNIOR Band Families to bring store-bought desserts with NO peanuts to this event.

Please send your dessert with your band student and have them drop it off in Cafeteria 2 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 2 to take the dessert. Please sign up below.

 SIGN UP GENIUS BAKERY 

If you have any questions, please contact: Amy Schultz 216-702-1682 or fame907@hotmail.com
Thank you for your support! 

Susie Charles and Amy Schultz Hospitality Co-Chairs

Spirt wear, Contest pins, Senior dinner volunteers

Hello Band Families!

Your SPIRIT WEAR ITEMS ARE IN  and ready to be picked up this Wednesday, September 11th after the 6-9 band practice.  Your items will be labeled with your name or your child’s name and set out on the round tables in the Cafe closest to the Band Room. Tables will be alphabetical by last name Example: A-D, E-I, J-M and so on. Please have your student come into the cafe to grab their items, some students will have more then one package so please remind them of that as well if the have a yard sign to grab that too.

See you at the game in your new Band Wear!

Enjoy! 
Kristen Coffman
NRHSBB Spirit Wear Chair

BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP GEAR

For those who turned in their band booster membership forms at or before Parent Preview Night, your Membership Gear, excluding Contest Hoodies, will be distributed after the 6-9 practice on Wednesday September 11 th . Please tell your band student to go pick it up in Café 2. Contest hoodies will be distributed all at the same time, likely September 25 th .


 

FRUIT SALE
Just a reminder that all fruit orders and collected money are due on Wednesday, September 11. All orders received in by September 11th will be eligible for a drawing for a $50 Disney gift card.

Thank you

Jennifer Sanders and Nikki Blasko
NRBandFruitHolidaySale@aol.com

CONTEST PINS

The Contest Show Commemorative Pins are now available for the unbelievable low price of only $5. These buttons were created in a limited quantity and no more will be made so get yours early or you might miss out. The pins will be sold in person on a first come/first served basis – first after the 6-9 practice on Wednesday September 11 th and then after the monthly Band Booster Membership meetings while supplies last. As usual, payments are by cash or check only.

SENIOR DINNER VOLUNTEERS

Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior band parents:

On Friday, October 18th is our Senior dinner honoring all of our senior band members and their immediate families.

We are in need of volunteers for set up, serving and clean up for that evening. Please consider donating some time for this event.

SIGN-UP GENIUS SENIOR DINNER

Thank you so much!
Susie Charles and Amy Schultz
Hospitality Co-Chairs



The football game this week is at home Friday Sept. 13th against Highland High School. Wear your spirit wear and come support our band and our team!

Saturday Sept 14th is the North Royalton Festival of Bands at 7pm. It is a wonderful evening filled with sights and sounds of our neighboring communities school marching bands! Don't forget to wear your purple and support our Bears!