The Sound of North
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#26 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

Wednesday April 18 , 2018

Lots of information to get out this issue.  The Italy trip sign up information is below, along with the directions of the current fundraiser.  We will have more fundraiser is the near future to help raise the funds for your band account and Italy trip.

Attached with this newsletter is the 2018-2019 Sound of North Handbook. In order to save on costs we will not be handing out a hard copy to returning marchers.  Only incoming new students that have not marched with us in the past will receive a hard copy.  You will need to print out the forms in the handbook that are required to be turned in.

        Amy Jackson

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

Page 2 - Spring Concert, Trip News,

Page 3 - Booster Meetings, Jazz a la Mode,

Page 4 - ISSMA Large Group, Fundraisers, Track Concessions

Page 5 - ISSMA State Qualification

Page 6 - 2018-2019 Board

Page 7 - Upcoming News

Spring Concert:

Tomorrow night April 19, 2018 at 8 pm is the Spring Concert.  There is a suggested donation of $3 at the door.  This donation goes to repair instruments, tux and dress care, the purchase of music, contest fees, transportation fees

2019 Trip News:

To sign up for the Italy trip you will need the following information:

  • Go to or (both will take you to the same place)
  • Upper Right ~ Click the “Trip Login” link
  • Select “New User” if you have never been on a trip with Music Travel.  If you have been on a trip (ie, Hawaii) you past login information will still work
  • Fill out contact information
  • Select “Register a Traveler”
  • Enter Trip number: 1903-9-90
  • Add Traveler/Travelers
  • Select “Make a Payment” to pay deposit

The $350 deposit is due by May 1, 2018.

You will also find the itinerary on this link.

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 Thursday May 10th at 6 pm in the choir room.

Jazz a la Mode:

Jazz a la Mode is fast approaching.  We are looking for donations for Auction items and gift cards for the Balloon Pop.  If you have or know anyone that that would have items for the Silent Auction (ie: LuLa Rue, Avon, Scentsy etc)  Please contact Kelli Adams at  If you would like to donate a gift card for the balloon pop you can put those in the script box in an envelope labeled Balloon Pop.

ISSMA Large Group Contest:

April 20th & 21st we will be hosting the ISSMA Large Group Contest.  We are still in need of quite a few volunteers.  In order for things to run smoothly we need parent volunteers.  If you are available please look at the Volunteer Poll and find a area where you can help out.


Italian Envelopes:

The instructions to how Italian Envelopes works is attached to your email/post with the newsletter.  The envelopes will be out at the spring concert.

Sound of North Garage Sale:

Mark your calendars.  On June 15 & 16th we will hold a garage sale.  Start saving your things now.  Also, if you could save your grocery bags for us to use that would be great.  If you have any wire hangers that you would like to donate that would be great as well.  More information and volunteer sign ups to come.

Volunteers Needed:

Track Concessions:

We are still in need of volunteers for concessions. Please take a look at the poll and see where you might be able to help. This is a part of our obligation. We receive proceeds from football concessions, but do not have to work them, in return we are asked to work other concessions throughout the winter/spring.

Dates that Volunteers are needed:

Tues May 1 -- 2 volunteers needed 5:30 to end of event

Thurs May 3 -- 2 volunteer needed 6 pm to end of event

Thurs May 17 -- 4 volunteers needed 5:30 to end of event

ISSMA State Qualification Schedule:

Friday Afternoon

2:30 pm        Load equipment with large instrument cases and percussion                                         equipment


5:30 am        Students arrive at North

                (Change into Concert attire) Equip. truck leaves for Bedford at 5:40 am

6:00 am        Leave North HS

7:10 am        Arrive at Bedford HS

7:50 am        Symphonic Band moves to warm-up

7:55 am        Symphonic Band warm-up

8:30 am        Symphonic Band Performance

9:05 am        Symphonic Band Sight Reading

9:50 am        Wind Ensemble moves to warms up

9:55 am        Wind Ensemble warms up

10:30 am        Wind Ensemble Performance

        ****Parents can load Percussion equipment that we are not using for sight reading****

11:05        am        Wind Ensemble Sight Reading

11:40 am        Load Equipment

11:50 am        Load bus leave for North

1:15 pm        Arrive at North

Good luck on your performance.  Let’s make it a great one.  If we score high enough we will qualify for State Finals on May 5th.  We are requesting a time of 12:45 pm or earlier for State Finals.  We will not know for sure until Sunday afternoon.  I will let you know on Monday.  Or you can check at on Sunday afternoon.  State Finals will be at Lawrence Central.

**All students will be involved.  Concert/Symphonic Bands are listed just as Symphonic Band.****

2018-2019 Boosters:

Next Year’s Board Member positions: We will have quite a few openings due to parents graduating. Anyone is welcome to run, if you are willing to help please contact Amy @ to have your name added to the ballot. The election will take place at the Spring concert in May.   We also will need people to “shadow” the Board members as they all will have seniors this coming year.  If you are think you might want to fill one of these positions but are unsure of what each position entails this is a great way to find out

Next Year’s Board: (anyone can run, if you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please email Amy to be added to the ballot).

§  President – Amy Jackson

§  Vice President –Mike Hacker

§  Secretary – ___Jennifer Speer - Ricki Lind_____??

§  Treasurer – Paul Gloeckner

Lead positions (these are not voted on, strictly a volunteer position.  If more than 1 person is interested both parties can co-chair any of these)


§  Volunteer Coordinator –Kim Cox                        

§  Lead Chaperone – Jenny Emmert w/ Carol Corbeels & Amanda Watkins helping_??

§  Penske/Prop & Screens Coordinator –Clifton Beverly

§  Semi Driver –________?

§  Spirit Wear- Amy Jackson

§  Uniforms- ___________

§ Lead Guard Mom (Keep Guard parents informed of Guard needs/schedule) -___Jennifer Hyer_____?

§  Scrip Coordinator- _____________??

§  Nurse – Kim Cox

§  Concessions for Invitational – __________?

§  Accounts Volunteer – same

§  Kiwanis Ducks – __Carol Corbeels__??

§  Jazz ala Mode – _________????

§  Website- Todd Riordan


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

May 21 & 23 2018 - Full Band Practice 5:45 - 8:30 pm

May 23, 2018 - New Parent Meeting 6:00 pm

May 29 - 31, 2018 - New Winds, All Guard, Pit, & Drums 5:45 - 8:30 pm

June 1, 2018 - Student Leader Meeting @ Mr. Stultz house TBA

June 4-7., 2018 - Full Band 5:45 - 9 pm

June 7, 2018 - Parent Preview 7:30 pm

June 2, 2018 - Graduation, Columbus North, TBA