The Sound of North
Music is not what we do, it's who we are.

#21 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

Wednesday February 8, 2018

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

Page 2 - Upcoming Events,Solo & Ensemble, Booster Meetings

Page 3 - WInter Guard Schedule, Winter Percussion

Page 4 - Pep Band Schedule, Script News

Page 5 -  Upcoming dates


February 3  -- Color Guard competition at East

February 8th -- Booster meeting at 6 pm

February 10th-- Brown Scholarship Auditions

Solo and Ensemble results:

Our students had INCREDIBLE results. There were 82 events that earned Gold.  Also, 52 Soloists are heading to State. There are 10 Ensembles with 126 students also heading to State.  We have more students going to State than all of the other schools combined!!! We have done this for many, many years.

Booster Meetings: EVERYONE is invited

Perhaps you don’t realize that as parents and guardians of our CN band, you are all Booster Members.  A booster meeting isn’t a meeting for only Booster Officers.  In booster meetings you will learn about the program and the upcoming events and projects regarding the band.  Meetings are a great place to ask any questions you may have, or if you have any suggestions that you would like to share.  If you are wanting to help out or volunteer but don’t know where to start, meetings are a great place to get the information you need to help with your decision.  During these meetings, we as parents, come together to make this the best possible program it can be.  The more parent involvement we have, the better program we can become.

Booster meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month (unless there is a conflict)

The next booster meeting is tomorrow Thursday February 8th at 6 pm in the band room.

Winter Guard:

Show dates and Performance Times:

February 17 at Anderson High School

        JV: 4:33 pm

          V:  6:41 pm

February 24 at Hamilton SE High School

        JV:  1:23 pm

          V:  4:15 pm

March 3 TBA

Times TBA

March 10 TBA

Times TBA

We would love to have as many people in the crowd cheering the kids on.  If you are able to please come to any or all of the competitions.

Winter Percussion:

This season there is a non competitive Winter Percussion line.  The winter percussion line is made up of students from both high schools, both middle schools, and students in 6th grade band.  The program is hosted by Mr. Kotter and Mr. Brookshire.

There are two scheduled performances.

        Performance #1 is Friday February 16th during halftime at the CEHS boys basketball game.

        Performance #2 is Tuesday February 20th during halftime at the CNHS boys basketball game.

Come to one or both of the games and check them out.  I know they have been practicing really hard.

Pep band schedule:


        Friday, Feb 9th                vs Bloom South (Boys)                6:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb 20th                vs Seymour (Boys)                        6:00 pm

Thursday Feb 22nd                vs Center Grove (Boys)                6:00 pm

Script News:

It's a new year!! Time to re-enlist your Kroger card with us.  Go to their website under community rewards!!!

I’m trying to get information from Kroger regarding the need to Re-enroll each year so information about that will follow.  Do check that the organization name on your account is still “COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS”

There are several ways to find your community rewards page, here is one:

To find your donation amount:

Go to ,log in

Thanks folks!

Natalie Olinger-Stine

Cell 812-343-4320


February 2, 2018 -  Fourth Installment for Band Fees Due!!!  $50

February 10, 2018 - Brown Scholarship Auditions, First Christian Church, TBA

February 13, 2018 -- 3rd Installment for JV and Varsity fees due!! $100

February 23, 2018 - Louisville Jazz Festival, Univ. of Louisville, TBA

February 24, 2018 - ISSMA Solo & Ensemble State Contest, North Central H.S. TBA

March 3, 2018 - ISSMA Jazz Contest, Whiteland H.S, TBA

March 6, 2018 -- 4th Installment for Varsity only fees due $50

March 9-11, 2018 - All State Band, Purdue University, TBA

April 19, 2018 - Spring Concert, Erne Auditorium, 8:00 pm

April 20-21, 2018 - ISSMA Large Group Contest,. TBA

April 28, 2018 - ISSMA State Qualifications, Lawrence Central H.S., TBA

May 5, 2018- ISSMA State Contest, Lawrence Central H.S. TBA

May 15, 2018 - Spring Band Awards, Erne Auditorium, 7:00 pm

May 18, 2018 - Jazz a la Mode, North Cafeteria, 7:30 pm

June 2, 2018 - Graduation, Columbus North, TBA