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28 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

Thursday May 10 , 2018

As the school year comes to an end, we still have a few performances to go.  There is the All District Concert, Band Awards, Jazz a la Mode and Graduations.  Once those are complete we go right into the new marching season.  Hold on because the ride is just beginning!!!

        Amy Jackson

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

Page 2 - Trip News, Booster Meetings

Page 3 - Spring Band Awards, Jazz a la Mode, Fundraisers

Page 4 -Volunteers,  2018-19 Marching Season

Page 5 - 2018-2019 Board

Page 6 - Upcoming Dates

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

If you did not get signed up for the trip by May 1st, it is not too late.  You can still sign up!!!  Just be sure to have your deposit when you sign up

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 or ensemble room.  Whichever is available.

Spring Band Awards

Spring Band Awards are on Tuesday May 15th at 7 pm in the Auditorium.

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.  Sign up today to volunteer for a shift, make a dessert, or donate a gift card for the Balloon Pop.

Balloon Pop:


Work a shift:


Italian Envelopes:

Envelopes will be out at the Spring Awards.  There are still several to choose from.

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.

Sound of North Blood Drive:

On Friday June 15 we will be hosting a blood drive.  Students can earn $10 per unit of blood donated into their account.  Watch for more information 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:

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

All District Band Concert:

We are in need of volunteers to help set up for the All District concert on Sunday May 13th at 9 pm.  I know it is a late night, but that is the earliest we can get into the gym to set up.  It needs to be set up for Monday morning.  Students from the elementary, JR highs and East will be bused over throughout the day to rehearse.

2018-2019 Marching Season:

On Monday May 21st, the 2018-19 Marching Season officially begins!!!!!!!  This will be a Full band rehearsal.  Also that week on Wednesday May 23 there is a Full band rehearsal.  Also on the 23rd at 6 pm there will be a new parent meeting.  We welcome any returning parent come to help answer any questions that may be asked and to help the new parents feel welcome.  Right after the new parent meeting, around 7 pm, there will be another Italy meeting.  So if you missed the first meeting you can attend this one.  You can also attend if you came to the first one and have questions you would like to have answered.

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

§  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


May 14, 2018 - All District Band Concert

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, Italy meeting immediately after

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