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#35 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

August 22, 2018

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights; Contents

Page 2 -; Drop Off, Pick Up, and Parking

Page 3- Band Fees                

Page 4 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash;

Page 5- Kroger Rewards; SoN Invitational

Page 6 -Sponsor a Trophy; Booster Meetings

Page 7 - Thursday Night; Upcoming Dates; Pit & Drum Majors

Page 8- Who’s Who


Drop off your student at least 15 minutes early (30 for pit) for practice. The start time is when they are expected to actually begin practice.

Pick up your student 15 minutes later (30 for pit) than the listed time practice ends. This allows students to store their equipment and attend a brief section meeting post practice.

Expect delays at pick up as well.  Times listed are when practice ends, allow time for them to return to the band room to put things away and have a brief section meeting.  Some sections take a little longer (like Pit) because they have more equipment to put away.  That being said, DO NOT wait for your student to call you to say practice is over.  Some students will just sit around and talk.  The directors, staff and other parents want to go home as well.  If practice is scheduled to be over at 8:30 pm please be at North to pick up by 9 pm.  If your student hasn’t come out by then, please come in and we will find out what the delay is.

Printable Parking


For the safety of all, we ask that you do not park at the curb outside the band room. As the season goes on, it gets darker by the end of practice making it even more difficult to see students darting out after practice. We try to put cones out as a reminder, but we are not always able to get them out.  Please help us and park in a parking spot.  In the long run you will get out sooner than if you lined up at the curb.


next to the band room. This area needs to be clear for the pit to roll their equipment in and out of the building.

Band Fees:

We would like to send a friendly reminder for paying band fees. So far this band season, only 50% of our expected fee payments have been made. This puts the program behind on its budget schedule.

The band fees are vital to help keep the band program operating and cover a variety of expenses such as:

· Music scores

· Band Camp Expenses

· Instrument repair and maintenance

· Competition registration fees

· Transportation

· Uniforms

There are several ways the student fees can be paid. They are:

· US Postal Mail. The address is:

CNHS Bands

PO Box 2122

Columbus, IN 47202

· PayPal using the following link:

· Directly to Mr. Burton or Mr. Bill Stultz

The Scrip Box in the band hallway just outside the band room doors. Please be sure to put your payment in an envelope and mark it fees.

· Thursday night Parent Preview fee payment table (This is new and will be started this Thursday)

We appreciate everything that you do as parents in supporting the program. Thank you for your help and we look forward to a successful marching season.

If you have any questions regarding your band account, please email the account manager at

Paul Gloeckner

Treasurer – Columbus North Band Booster Association


Selling ducks is a great way to earn money for your student’s band account, as you earn 80% of what you sell.  Forms were sent home on the Friday of band camp and need to be returned to Mrs. Corbeels no later than Thursday, Sept. 27th.  Please return all unused forms and turn in forms/money as you sell them.  If you need additional forms, you may pick more up from Mrs. Corbeels outside the band room every Tuesday and Thursday nights after the full band practice.  If you do not plan to sell any ducks, please return all unused forms ASAP.  All of the forms have been handed out and there are students still needing more forms to sell.  It would be great to sell all the forms instead of returning the unused ones to the Kiwanis.  If you have any questions regarding the duck sale, please email Carol Corbeels at

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Kroger Rewards:

If you shop at Kroger and have linked your Kroger Rewards Card to the Columbus North Band (you have money to deposit into your band account!

I have been told by Kroger that they are revising their Kroger Community Rewards program but the amount to be added to your student’s Charms account should be available to view and submit for band credit.

In the last few weeks the Kroger system occasionally won’t show the “contribution” amount, but I see it again today so I’m sending this request to you all.  There may be various ways to find your Kroger donation, but here is one way…

Do this:

*Log into,

*drop down list under tab “Savings and Rewards” go to Community Rewards

*go to “I’m a customer” then log in, the amount of your Previous Quarter Contribution is what we need.

*Send a screenshot or text a photo or print the page and the contribution amount will be credited to your student’s charms/band account.

If you have questions,

Natalie Olinger-Stine


If you haven’t yet linked your Kroger shopping to the band, start now for next quarter!

*Log into,

*drop down list under tab “Savings and Rewards” go to Community Rewards

*go to “I’m a customer” then log in

*choose COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS, organization number MS458


Saturday September 8th is the annual Sound of North Invitational, which is just a little over 3 weeks away.  Bands from all over the state come to Columbus North to compete.  This is the BIGGEST fundraiser for the SON.  Because it is so big we need the help of EVERY family in the band.  We ask that each family volunteer time to WORK AND DONATE an item for hospitality.  We cannot pull this off without the help of each family.


Concession items:

Hospitality Food:

Sponsor A Trophy:

Help is needed to sponsor trophies for the Invitational. If you sponsor a trophy, your student will present it to the band which will receive it.  There are several trophies to choose from and more may be added if additional bands sign up to attend.

This week is ONLY open for SENIOR parents to sign up. Please do not sign up yet if your student is not a Senior. Once the Seniors have had ample time to sign up, we will then open it for the rest of the band.

When signing up, please include who will be presenting the trophy in the comment section of the sign up or email Kim or Amy with the information.

Money is due at the time of sign up. Your trophy will not be secured until payment has been received. You can bring your money to Amy Jackson or Kim Cox, or you can put it in an envelope labeled Trophies and place it in the Script box. Feel free to email Amy at or Kim at with any questions.

Booster Meetings: EVERYONE is Invited

Perhaps you did not realize as parents and guardians of our CN band, you are all Booster Members.  A booster meeting is not 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 do not know where to start, meetings are a great place to find the information you need to help with your decision.  During these meetings, we as parents and guardians, come together to make this the best possible program it can be.  The more parent involvement we have, the better program we will become.

Booster meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month (unless there is a conflict).  Due to summer break The next booster meeting is Thursday September 13th at 7 PM.  Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening.


Attending Thursday night run-throughs (or “parent previews”) in the stadium are a great way to see the progress your student is making!  These usually begin around 8:30 pm.  Be sure to arrive by 8:15 pm to ensure you don’t miss anything.


Aug 22, 2018: Winds & Guard practice 3:30-5:30 PM; Percussion 5:30-8:00 PM.

Aug 23, 2018: Full Band Practice 5:45-8:30 PM

*Aug 24, 2018: Home Football game vs CEHS-see below

*Aug 25, 2018: Mini Camp 8 AM - 4 PM-see below

Aug 27, 2018: Guard Practice 3:30-6:30 PM

Aug 28, 2018: Full Band Practice 5:45-8:30 PM

**Be sure to keep Saturday, September 8th, open on your calendar in order to help at the SoN Invitational.  Lots of help will be needed**

*Friday, August 24th 5:00 pm Arrive to prepare for rehearsal.  

5:30 pm  Rehearsal begins on Practice Field

6:25 pm  March to Stadium

6:45 pm  PREGAME

7:00 pm  Kickoff

Halftime occur between 7:45-8:30 depending on the speed of the game.  Because this is the North/East game, we  will not be sitting in the stands, but rather in seats set up in the North end zone.  Both bands will be seated together so that we can socialize with our friends in orange.  At the conclusion of the game, return to the band room for dismissal.

*Saturday, August 25th

8:00 am  Rehearsal Beings

11:30 am  LUNCH – On your own

1:00 pm  Rehearsal Begins

4:00 pm  DISMISS

Pit and Drum Majors:

The make-up is in! It will be $5 to get your make-up purchased from us.  There has been an change, you will only need the eye shadow.


Director of Bands - Bill Stultz

Assistant Director of Bands, Director and Composer/Arranger of Sound of North - Keith Burton  

Color Guard Director -    Ivan Somers

President - Amy Jackson

Vice President - Mike Hacker

Treasurer - Paul Gloeckner

Secretary - Jennifer Speer

Volunteer Coordinator -  Kim Cox

Band Uniforms - Carla McKenna

Nurse - Kim Cox

Lead Band Chaperones -Amanda Watkins and

    Carol Corbeels

Lead Color Guard Chaperone -

Penske/Props & Screens Coordinator -Emily Gloeckner  

Semi (Pit/Loading) Coordinator - Bob Cox

Semi Driver - Phil Corbeels

Penske Driver -   Clifton Beverly

Spirit Wear -  Amy Jackson

Scrip Coordinator - Sara Dorathen Smith

Kiwanis Ducks - Carol Corbeels

Band Discount Cards - Bill Stultz

SoN Invitational Coordinator - Amy Jackson

Accounts Volunteer - anonymous  

Newsletter -Jennifer Speer

SoN Website Caretaker -  Todd Riordan

SoN Facebook -   wearethesoundofnorth   (request to be a friend)

Color Guard Facebook -  Columbus North Color Guard (request to be a friend)