North Royalton Festival of Bands

2019 NORTH ROYALTON FESTIVAL OF BANDS September 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

SERPENTINI CHEVROLET STADIUM NORTH ROYALTON HIGH SCHOOL 14713 RIDGE ROAD
NORTH ROYALTON, OH 44133PARTICIPATING BANDS/SPECTATOR INFORMATION

  • 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 performanceso 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 KremeDoughnuts, and tickets for our 12th Annual Car Raffle to win a 2020 Chevy Trax donated by Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville!
  • 2019 Festival T-Shirts may be pre-ordered online only through Sept. 8 and will be delivered to each band. Here is the link for ordering a NR Festival T- Shirts GEARIN UP' FESTIVAL SHIRTS

PARKING (see link to Parking Map below)

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 orArby’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.

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 .

PARKING MAP

Game day:photo buttons, Gearin Up' orders and Fruit Sale

After a fantastic football game and halftime show on the road, it’s time for our first home game of the season tonight against Brunswick. Don’t forget that pregame starts about 15 minutes before the game. So get there early, wear your purple and come cheer on the band and the team!

Photo Buttons
Photo Buttons will be distributed at the first three home games before the game and through the first quarter only. The photo button table will be at the North end of the stadium by the scoreboard. Please go pick up your photo buttons promptly as the table will be broken down at the end of the first quarter.

WHATS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND:
Annual Fruit Sale

It's Fruit Blitz Weekend- September 7th & 8th – All students sell door to door in groups of two or three in our local neighborhoods. All fruit orders and collected money are due Wednesday, September 11. All orders received in by September 11th will be eligible for a drawing for a $50 Disney gift card.

If there is an emergency during the blitz, text only Jennifer Sanders at 216.613.9291 or call at home 440.627.6321. Nikki Blasko at 216.650.3628. We are here to help you. Do not give out these numbers to your customers.

Jennifer Sanders and Nikki Blasko
NRBandFruitHolidaySale@aol.com

CONTEST HOODIES

The Contest Hoodie online store is still available through Gearin Up but will be closing soon. The last day to order your contest hoodie is September 8 th . As a reminder, if you order a hoodie through your Band Booster Membership form, you do not need to order again through the store unless you want additional hoodies.

GEARIN-UP' CONTEST HOODIES

NR FESTIVAL OF BANDS T-SHIRTS

North Royalton Festival of Bands T-shirts will be available for pre-order online only this year. No need to wait in line that evening! Please note this is an online only sale and no shirts will be sold the evening of the Festival. The deadline to order is Sunday, September 8th at 11:59 pm. No orders will be taken after September 8th. Simply click on the link below to access the online store and make your purchase.T-shirts will be delivered to the band on the evening of the Festival! Click on the following link to order:


GEAR-IN UP

BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP

There is still plenty of time to turn in your Band Booster Membership form as we accept new members into December. However, if you want to have your Membership Gear to use during football or contest season, you will want to make sure you turn it in soon. And don’t forget that contest hoodies are only available as an option for forms RECEIVED by September 7 th . For those who turned in their 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 .

BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP FORM

CAR RAFFLE
Please remember to write BAND as the organization to receive credit on any Car Raffle tickets you sell. And if your friends and neighbors are trying to decide which organization should get the credit for their sales, feel free to suggest they write BAND on theirs too.

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Fruit sale and information for the week ending 8/7

FRUIT SALE

The Annual Fruit Sale takes place this weekend Sept 7th and 8th. If you are a team captain please note the following information:

When is the Fruit Sale Blitz?

The big kickoff to our sale will be our Blitz Weekend, September 7th and 8th.

When will the Group Leader pick up the Sales Packet?

The Sales Packet will be picked up after the September 4th 6-9 Band Practice. Only Group Leaders/Captains need to pick up the packets.

Are we supposed to sell on both days? What are we to wear?
Your group may sell fruit on September 7th or September 8th. You are to wear some kind of band shirt, such as the purple polo or white band t-shirt. Remember you are representing the NRHS Marching Band, so we ask everyone to be polite and appreciative

Please Note: That all orders are cash or check only. Checks are to be made to North Royalton Band Boosters.

How should we introduce ourselves to the customers? In your packet is a script that you may follow. Remember to smile and be yourselves. People just love band kids.

Is there a leave behind for our customers just in case if they have questions? In your packet, there are two pages that state “North Royalton Band Boosters Fruit Blitz Weekend”. Please cut these down to size. The Team Captain may leave their first name only. Please fill out the Total Amount Paid and Check Number. On that form, it states that the fruit will be delivered to them the second week of December and the e-mail address for the fruit sale.

Any tidbits we should know that should make the selling process easier? Have a couple of working pens with you. Also, bring a notebook, clipboard or a hard surface to write on. The order form is flimsy.

There is an emergency during the blitz. Who should I call? Text only Jennifer Sanders at 216.613.9291 or call at home 440.627.6321. Nikki Blasko at 216.650.3628. We are here to help you. Do not give out these numbers to your customers.

When do I return the order forms and the money?

Group Leaders are to return the order forms after the September 11th 6-9 practice.

When will the fruit be available to pick up? Group Leaders are to pick up fruit at the football lockers on December 7. It is each group’s responsibility to deliver to their customers.

Thank you! Jennifer Sanders and Nikki Blasko at NRBandFruitHolidaySale@aol.com


This week's Football game is Friday, Sept. 6th at home against Brunswick High School. Please check with your student to see what time Mr. Vitale needs them to be at the school. Parents don't forget to wear purple and support our team!

We are Excited & Happy to announce Our First NR Senior Marching Band Banners are Proudly Hung in the NR Stadium just in time for our First Home Game & the Marching Band Season to begin! 

Here’s to a Great Year Seniors! 

Kristen Coffman
NRHS Band Boosters
Spirit Wear Co-Chair

NORTH ROYALTON FESTIVAL OF BANDS

The North Royalton festival of bands will be Sept 14th at Serpentini Stadium. All festival t-shirts are by pre-order only this year. They can be picked up the night of the festival. Orders must be in by Sept. 8th, so order yours now!
Gearin' Up Festival Shirts

CONTEST HOODIES AND BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP

Contest hoodies are also available at the Gearin' Up store until September 8th. If you order a hoodie through your Band Booster Membership form, you do not need to order again through the store unless you want additional hoodies. The last day to order contest hoodies through the Membership form is September 7th. Please note these are hard deadlines so make sure you get your order in if your student (or you yourself) want this functional keepsake of what will be an unforgettable contest show.

Gearin' Up Contest Hoodies

Booster Membership

HAVE A FUN-FILLED WEEK!

Bandfest T-Shirts

Hello Band Parents,

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 North Royalton Festival of Bands on September 14, 2019.

We know many of our student and families like to purchase t-shirts commemorating their performances. We are pleased to announce that this year we are offering the ease of online ordering for our Festival of Bands t-shirts! No need to wait in line that evening! Simply click on the link below to access the online store and make your purchase. T-shirts will be delivered to the band on the evening of the Festival! Click on the following link to order: 



GEAR-IN UP

The link can also be found on the North Royalton Band Boosters Facebook page.

Please note that all sales are by pre-order on this site and no shirts will be sold the evening of the Festival. The deadline to order is Sunday, September 8th at 11:59 pm. No orders will be taken after September 8th. We want to be certain to have them ready for you on September 14th!

Thank you!
 

Band Front Spirit Wear

Hello Band Front Families!

We were asked by some of you to add on Royalette at and Royalaire mom shirts. They have been added to the store for you at this time please click on the link below and purchase your Royalette and Royalaire Spirit wear! Don’t forget the store closes at 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 25th.

SPIRIT WEAR STORE

Thank you! 
Kristen Coffman

Parent preview night, Parade, Spirit wear, fruit sale

Good evening parents! The fun begins this weekend!

PARENT PREVIEW NIGHT
Friday Aug 23th 7-8pm Serpentini Stadium .
Come see what your students have been learning all summer long! It is a great time to take pictures! Feel free to arrive starting at 6pm, especially if you ordered ice cream sundaes.

Please visit all the tables on your way in:

Photo buttons: You can purchase a button and WEAR your kids’ smiling face all season! All students were photographed individually, and some chose to take a group photo with friends. In addition to helping you show your spirit and support, this is a great Boosters fundraiser. Buttons will be $5 each or 3 for $12 (cash or check only). We’ll see you there!

Spirit wear: NR hot/cold Trervis cups for $25 (cash or check only).

Band booster membership; Join now!

Senior Dinner: If you have a senior please pick up your Senior Dinner invitation!

NORTH ROYALTON HOME DAYS PARADE
Sunday, Aug 25th

Students need to be at the High School by the time Mr. Vitale specified to them (usually 1:45-2: 00 pm). Enjoy the parade which goes from St. Alberts all the way back to the High School. Your student can either be picked up at the High School afterward or you can meet up with them somewhere in the square.

SPIRIT WEAR
LAST WEEKEND TO ORDER! Don't forget to order your 2019/2020 Band Spirit Wear today. The online store will close August 25th at 11:59 pm & these items will no longer be available. Get ready for the upcoming football season!

Please click on the link below to view and shop at our store.
NRHS BAND SPIRIT WEAR STORE

Thank you for Supporting our Band!

Jeff & Kristen Coffman 
NRHS Spirit Wear Committee
Questions please email us at northroyaltonbandboosters@gmail.com

ANNUAL FRUIT SALE
(freshman parents please don't feel overwhelmed, you will be receiving a separate email explaining the fruit sale)

The marching band's annual fruit sale will be starting next month. This is a major fundraiser for the band and will be a huge success with everyone's participation. We will be offering navel oranges, grapefruit, tangelos, apples, pineapples, pears, and cheesecake.

Please make a note of the following:

Fruit Blitz Weekend- Save the Dates...September 7th & 8th – All students sell door to door in groups of two or three in our local neighborhoods.

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.

A few changes from Previous Years

  • Fruit Group Leaders Only - will sign up by the elementary school they went to. They need to provide their name, text number, parent’s cell number, and their group-members names. Sign-up sheets are on the band doors.
  • Fruit Group Leaders Only – will pick up the sales packets after Wednesday night practice on September 4th.
     After The Weekend Blitz...additional order forms will be given to your student. These additional paper orders are for families and friends. The turn in date is October 11 in the white band mailbox. More info will come out later.
    More information to follow soon. Please check your email and/or Facebook and the Band Boosters Website to stay on top of the events as they get closer. Thank you!!
    Jennifer Sanders and Nikki BlaskoNRBandFruitHolidaySale@aol.com

Air Show

AIR SHOW
PACKET PICK-UP



Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: The Cleveland Airshow. Currently all volunteer slots on Saturday 8/31 are filled, but 3 volunteers are still needed each for Sunday and Monday of the weekend. Please go to sign-up genius if you and your band student are able to help out either day: 

SIGN UP GENIUS

For those who have already signed up, we will have packets with Airshow passes, directions, and waiver forms at Parent Preview Night. If you cannot get it at Parent Preview Night please Email Doug Payne @ douglaslpayne@gmail.com or call/text @ 440-476-7996 to pickup your packet. Thanks again for all those who volunteer for one of our largest fundraisers!"

I will also try to get an Email out to all of those who have already volunteered via signup genius, but I know some of those Emails are either incomplete or not there at all so that will be spotty.

Thanks for your help.

Doug