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DIRECTOR'S NOTES

11/8

-Friday is the deadline for anyone who wants a CD or Digital Download of the Marching Band End-of-Season Concert - this is a great keepsake item to remember the season by

-Reminder to all Battery and Band Front - the Holiday Parade is Sunday, November 26th - information is posted in the Performances Page

-The ticket window goes "live" this Friday for the Holiday Concerts

-All seats for the Holiday Concerts are by reserved tickets only. You must order your tickets here even if you receive complimentary seats because of your Booster Membership Level.  If you are a Booster member that joined at a membership level that comes with 2 complimentary tickets to the Holiday Concerts, you should have already received a Promo Code specific for you (and only you) to redeem. This will only be able to be redeemed once - for only 2 tickets - for only one performance.  Next, you will want to select which performance you attend carefully - not every band and not every choir performs at each concert. You will want to be sure you attend the performance where your student is performing!

The different ensembles that are performing at the different concerts are as follows:

Sunday 12/19 - 2:00PM

-Concert Band / Freshman Band

-Symphonic Band
-Freshman Choir
-Concert Choir

Sunday 12/19 - 7:00PM

-Concert Band / Freshman Band

-Wind Ensemble
-Concert Choir
-Royal Harmony

Monday 12/20 - 7:00PM

-Symphonic Band
-Wind Ensemble

-Freshman Choir

-Royal Harmony

These concerts are tremendously popular and all three concerts typically sell out. All tickets are sold online through Hometown Ticketing and are on a "first come first served" basis, so order your tickets quickly. Remember that having a code for complementary tickets does not guarantee seats, so order early even if you are a top tier Boosters member.

-All students should now be correctly enrolled in the correct Google Classroom for their concert ensemble, and the correct Smartmusic Classroom for their concert ensemble.  Students that need the individual class codes can check in the "Marching Band" Google Classroom to get the correct class code for each of the concert ensembles

10/3

Band Families, 

 

A few reminders for the month of October:

 

First, as the first quarter is finishing up - please check your student’s grade on Powerschool and encourage them to turn in any late assignments and check off any tunes they haven’t checked off yet.  The end of the first quarter is approaching rapidly.

 

Next, your student should have a 2nd Fruit Sale order form to continue selling throughout the month of October.  While the Fruit Sale “Door-to-Door” weekend has passed, we are asking students and band families to continue selling, and reach out to other family members, especially those that might not live within the city limits of North Royalton, but might also be interested in purchasing Band Fruit or making a donation.  If any student needs an additional order form or lost theirs, we have extras in the Band Office.  So please continue to reach out to other family members and continue selling throughout the month of October.

 

The North Royalton High School Band is proud to be a presenting partner to bring "The President’s Own” Marine Band to town for an amazing concert at Severance Hall on Monday, October 30th.  For those that don’t know, the Director of the President’s Own is NRHS Band Alumnus, Ryan Nowlin, and we are extremely proud that he is the director of this amazing band!  Tickets for this event are FREE and we want to encourage as many students, parents, and band families as possible to attend this incredible event.  The website to get tickets is:

 

www.clevelandorchestra.com/marines

 

Even though the tickets are free, you still need to go to the website to reserve your seats because this concert is sure to sell out.  

 

Next, as a reminder, always check the band website for updates about performances.  Under the “Performances Tab” the Itineraries for the 2nd and 3rd Band Contests have been posted, along with the itinerary for State Finals.  We did get accepted to perform on October 28th, as I announced at the Band Boosters Meeting, which is very exciting, so that performance of the season has been set. 

 

8/31

Band Families,

 

The HS Administration and Principals have asked me to reiterate proper drop-off and pick-up procedure for students for rehearsals, performances, and Football Games.  There seem to be a growing number of parents that keep stopping their vehicles at the sidewalk to drop off students or pick up students.  This is an unsafe practice that is causing more and more issues.  Additionally the stopped vehicles are backing up traffic all the way down Drive 4, and onto Ridge Road.

 

When dropping off students please pull into the parking lot, and students should enter the building through Door 1 - by the flag pole - NOT by the gate at the South end of the building.  Often times these doors are not even open for students.  So please pull into a parking spot, park your car, and students can enter into Door 1 - the main entrance by the Flag Pole.

 

After practice, Football Games, Wednesday night rehearsals, or other events - when picking up your student, please park your car in a parking space, and have your student locate your vehicle.  Your student is in high school - not middle school - and they are old enough to walk to your vehicle.  DO NOT wait by the sidewalk.  This is backing up traffic, and also causing a very unsafe situation for students and vehicles.  

 

Just like we ask all members in the band to follow the same rules, we are also asking all parents to follow the same rules - and please abide by the Band Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure.  This will expedite the drop-off and pick-up, as well as make it a more uniform traffic flow and make it safer for students and vehicles.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

8/17

- Welcome to a new year and a new season!  Keep this page bookmarked for information about upcoming band events.  Consult the "Performances" page for information about upcoming Football Games, Contests, Concerts, and other performances.  

-Consult the "Forms and PDFs" Page for important documents throughout the school year.

-I will be using the online Google Classroom to correspond with students throughout the year - so it is very important all students are enrolled in the Google Classroom for Band.  I will be using the Webpage to correspond with parents - so check here often for updates.

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