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

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

Uniform pants hemming

Good afternoon parents,

PANTS ALTERATIONS

If your students marching band pants require hemming, Chris Norwalk will be in the High School Band room tomorrow, Aug. 15th at 5pm to hem them. Students must bring both pairs of pants. Alterations should be completed by the end of the 6-9pm practice session and students can pick them up at that time.

BAND BOOSTER MEETING

There will be a band booster meeting tomorrow, Aug 15th at 7pm in the media center/gym 3.  Please plan on attending and see what the boosters are doing this year. Membership is open.

BAND BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP

BAND PRACTICE

Just a reminder there is practice this Saturday Aug 17th. Don't forget school starts on Monday as does regular after school hours practices. Please talk to your students for specific times or see the calendar on Mr. V.'s website.

CAMP CALENDAR

MESSAGE FROM MR. VITALE

Band families,

A few schedule updates for everyone. I am excited to report that the progress on the back parking lot construction is moving right along, and because of this, (after having a meeting with the construction team), we have made a few schedule changes so that the first week of school can be as “normal” as possible for our students.

  • *The evening 6-9PM rehearsal on 8/19 has been moved to 6-9PM on 8/12
  • *The evening 6-9PM rehearsal on 8/20 has been moved to 6-9PM 8/14
  • *The evening 6-9 rehearsal on 8/22 has been cancelled because of NRHS Open House

A few other reminders:

  • *Reminder: Yes, we still have the Saturday 8/17 rehearsal from 1-4PM.
  • *Reminder: the Home Days parade is Sunday the 25th

We are excited to make these schedule adjustments and we are excited that the construction progress is moving along!

For those who are parents of freshman (or rookies) here is what a typical “normal” week looks like:

Monday - Rehearsal until 3:15PM - mandatory - (no one rides the bus home - everyone secures other transportation home)
Wednesday - Evening rehearsal 6-9PM - mandatory
Friday - Everyone reports for Friday night performance at 4:30PM - mandatory

-Mr. Vitale

click on calendar to print

Marching Band Uniform Pick Up, Munching For Music

We could still use a few more parents to help with uniform distribution Tuesday and Wednesday. Please sign up below if you can help.

Sign up genius

MARCHING BAND UNIFORM PICK-UP IS THIS WEEK! Pease refer to the schedule below for pick up times. Pick ups will take place in High School Rm 310. Any questions please contact Marne at marne26@gmail.com

Tuesday July 30th
Seniors 4:30-6:00pm
Royalettes 4:30-6:00pm
Royalaires 4:30-6:00pm
Juniors 6:00-7:30pm

Wed. July 31th
Sophomores 4:30-6:30pm
Royalettes 4:30-6:00pm

Thursday Aug 1st
Freshman 4:30-6:30pm

There will be a make up date ...TBD.

Band shirts will also be available on Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm. Cost is $10 for white T-shirt and $20 for purple polo.

Thank you,
Uniform committee

MUNCHNING FOR MUSIC

Hello, Band Families!

Welcome to band camp! To make this time even more enjoyable, your Munching for Music committee has set up a couple of fun events for you. In case you’re new to band, Munching for Music is a fundraising committee that all centers around food. Here are two things you will definitely want to plan on doing

Augie’s Chicken Dinner: August 14th, from 4-7pm.

Ice Cream Social: August 23rd, starting at 6pm.

*Both of these are pre-paid events.*

We have included the order forms for both of these events. Either print them or pick them up in the band room. The completed order forms should then be put in the white band box, located just inside the band room doors. Please read all of the attached information so you can join us for yummy eats that support our award-winning marching band!

Thank You!
*Please pay attention to the due dates for both order forms*



Marching Band Uniform Pickup, Booster Membership

Marching Band Uniform Distribution

Will take place this week.  Please make sure your child makes arrangements to pick up his/her uniform during the set times. A make up date is TBD. The distribution will take place in the Hallway of the High School near room 310.

      Tuesday 7/30 Seniors  4:30pm to 6:00pm

      Tuesday 7/30 Juniors   6:00pm to 7:30pm  

      Wed. 7/31 Sophomores 4:30pm to 6:30pm

      Thursday 8/1 Freshman  4:30pm to 6:30pm

Parent Volunteers are needed to help the distribution run smoothly. Please follow the link to sign up. Remember you still need sign up even if you picked to help with this activity during band registration. Sign-up Genius Any questions please speak with Marne Piccolomini at marne26@gmail.com

Band Booster membership if now available online at the North Royalton Band Boosters Website! Join now!
https://www.northroyaltonbandboosters.com/



Just a reminder that Band Camp starts next week!  Please say hydrated and use sunscreen.  http://www.northroyaltonhighschoolband.com camp calendar is under forms

Band Front 2019/2020 Registration is Now Open!

Band Front Registration Directions

Hello Band Front Families,
 
It is time to register for the 2019-2020 band season. Band Front Registration will be taking place online over the next few days. The deadline is June 1 All fees and information are needed at this time. Have your credit or debit card ready when you register. All payments are made through Key Bank Merchant Services. We are not using Pay Pal this year.

Once you have completed your registration you will receive an email from Band Boosters with your Band Registration Information. We recommend saving this email as it is your receipt for your registration.

Family Volunteer Commitment:
New this year, the Family Volunteer Commitment is part of the Band Front Registration Form. We ask each family to support their student and the band by signing up for at least four activities. One of the reasons we have a great band is the high level of parent support and involvement. The majority of the funds needed to support the band (uniforms, instruments, etc.) come from these fundraisers. It is a good idea to have your calendar available. The Sign up Geniuses for each activity will open on a different webpage, so remember to return to the registration page to complete the registration. Note that we will close individual activities once we have enough volunteers. If you have more than one band student, you are not expected to volunteer for additional activities. Simply check the box in the FAMILY VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT section that you have already signed up for four volunteer activities.

Click here to register:
Band Front 2019/2020 Registration Form

Thank you, 
NRHS Band Booster Executive Board