Easter Seals - We added another date

North Royalton High School Band Boosters is Sponsoring

Another Easter Seals ‘Fill The Truck’ Fundraiser

Saturday, September 19, from 9am to 8pm
Next to the North Royalton Board of Education, 6579 Royalton Road

Our first fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS! We collected 12,000 pounds of clothing and other cloth items! WOW!!! We also had so many people tell us they wish they had known earlier that we added another date.

Once again, we will be collecting any and all cloth items to benefit both the band and our community. Acceptable items include (but are not limited to): clothing, comforters, blankets, towels, sheets, shoes, accessories, and purses. The Boosters will only earn money from those types of cloth donations listed above. Even stained or torn items can be recycled into something else.

Tell your friends and neighbors! You do not need to have a student at North Royalton to donate items. All donors will receive a tax deductible receipt! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Kost at amandabethkost@gmail.com or at 440-864-6543.


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.


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!

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.


North Royalton Stadium Foundation Golf Outing

Golf outing

Dear Band Families,

The Stadium Foundation is holding their annual golf outing on Saturday June 27, at Briarwood Golf Course. It is a four-man scramble with a shotgun start. The cost is $100 per golfer ($400 per team) and includes 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and chance to win various prizes! Dinner only tickets are also available for $25. Registration forms should be turned in by June 13.

This outing raises funds for upkeep and future renovation of the stadium. As you know, the new stadium is a tremendous asset for the band and if the Foundation is successful it can only benefit the band. Please consider supporting the Stadium Foundation by joining the outing, sponsoring a hole and/or donating a prize.


Band Awards Night is Wednesday, May 6

Band Families,

We are on the homestretch to the end of the school year and the Band Awards Banquet is fast approaching. Attached is the invitation and RSVP card. (The RSVP is the second page of the document.) RSVP’s are due back on Friday, May 1, 2014.

A check is needed to pay for everyone attending who is not a Senior. The cost is $11 per person. Seniors band members are free. Please put the RSVP and payment in an envelope and mark it, “Awards Banquet Night” and have your student drop it off in the white band box.

Even if you do not attend the dinner, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the Band Awards program which starts at 7:00pm. It is a great way to spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends.

Hope to see everyone there!

2015 Band Awards Banquet Invite and RSVP

Band Raffle Fundraiser was a Success!

Dear Band Families,

We had a very successful raffle fundraiser this year; we took in over $5000. Thank you to all who volunteered and attended this wonderful event at the 3-Spot. A big thank you to my co-chair Rima Chehade for agreeing to help run the event and big hand of applause to Lynn Laurence and Kelly Altany for obtaining such wonderful goodies to put in the baskets.

Shirley Berish

I would like to thank all the wonderful establishments and families that donated items to our fundraiser:

  • State Sharpening
  • The Paulus Family
  • Pilat Insurance
  • The Young Family
  • The Chester Family
  • The Goliat Family
  • Collages & Such
  • Helen Limberg
  • The Tonski Family
  • George Sadallah Nationwide Insurance
  • Rock N Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Massage Heights
  • Darcie Moldovan - Tupperware Consultant
  • North Royalton YMCA
  • Nikko's Bar & Gyros
  • Spaghetti Warehouse
  • Triv's Restaurant & Lounge
  • Cinemark
  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Roggeman Family
  • Punderson Manor Lodge
  • Akron Civic Theater
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Cleveland Improv
  • Costco
  • Amazone
  • Augies's
  • Lakefront Lines
  • Maui Sands Indoor Waterparks
  • Lake County Captains
  • Lolly the Trolley
  • Old Firehouse Winery
  • Wild Water Works Waterslides
  • Adventure Zone
  • Akron Rubber Ducks
  • Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
  • Presti's Bakery - Little Italy
  • Michael Angelo's Bakery
  • Wester Reserve Historical Society
  • Dana Lauren Salon
  • Mama Santa's - Little Italy
  • Sheraton Suites - Akron
  • Cleveland Orchestra - Jim Menger
  • The Cleaning Authority - Terri & Janice DeLap
  • Hyde Park Grille
  • John Roberts Salon
  • Broadview Eye Center
  • Autozone
  • North Royalton Animal Hospital
  • Brecksville Chiropractic & Rehab
  • The Red Geranium
  • Sonja Glen Hair Salon
  • Romano's
  • Carrie Cerinos
  • Dancing Divas
  • Gearin' Up
  • North Royalton Car Wash
  • AAA - Strongsville
  • Functions of Life
  • Mr Divots
  • Beacon Hill Florist
  • Skilled Hand Salon
  • DeNigris Landscaping
  • Pawsitively Pure
  • Great Clips
  • Pucher's
  • Lowe's
  • Home Depot
  • Cozumel
  • Music Box Supper Club
  • The Laurence Family
  • Royalton Music Center
  • The Metropolitan at the 9
  • Gary & Sherri Denish
  • Doctors of Optometry
  • North Royalton Stadium Foundation
  • Grace Brothers Nursery & Supply
  • On the Spot Dry Cleaning
  • The Chehade Family
  • The Brewer Family
  • The Altany Family
  • The Lord Family
  • Linda Rudy - Arbonne consultant
  • Pickwick & Frolic
  • The Dark Room
  • The Humbel Family
  • Cleveland Botanical Gardens
  • Guarino's - Little Italy
  • Heidi Eisaman