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

Wednesday March 7, 2018

In this issue of the newsletter there is a lot of important information being sent out.  Please be sure to read the entire thing so you don’t miss anything important.  We try to post any information we have to multiple areas so we can reach everyone.  Please be sure that you are on our facebook page “We are the Sound of North” and that we have updated and correct emails.  I have been receiving some email bouncebacks.  If you are able to access your Charms account please be sure that we have all of you information correct.  If you have not been receiving emails and have only found information on facebook please let me know so we can get your info updated.

        Amy Jackson

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

Page 2 - Trip News, Booster , Jazz a la Mode

Page 3 -2018 SON Marching Schedule; Volunteers

Page 4 -2018-2019 SON Boosters

Page 5 - Upcoming Dates

2019 Trip News:

ITALY TRIP MEETING  On Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the LGI room,there will be an informational meeting for the upcoming trip.  Please come to learn the details of the trip and have any questions answered.

The trip for 2019 has been decided!!   During Spring Break 2019, the Sound of North will be traveling to Italy!!!!  We don’t have all of the details with cost and itinerary ironed out yet.  As soon as the details are ironed out, they will be announced.

We are looking for more fundraising opportunities to add to help out with the cost of the trip.  If you have any ideas you would like to submit, please contact Amy at

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 March 29th at 6 pm in the band 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.

2018 SON Marching schedule:

The 2018 marching schedule has been completed and released.  This year the calendar will be found electronically, meaning, students will not be given a hard copy in class.  The only students that will receive a hard copy are the New incoming marchers.   You will be able to find the link to the calendar in several places.

It will be posted on the SON website, it will be in Charms under documents, it has been posted on Facebook, and has been sent out in an email.  If you have any trouble finding the handbook in any of these locations, please email Amy at

Volunteers Needed:

Track Concessions:

We have the dates and times for track 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:

Tuesday April 3 -- 2 volunteers 6 pm to end of event

Thurs April 5 -- 2 volunteers needed 5 pm to end of event

Sat April 7 -- 5 volunteers needed 11 am to end of event

Tues April 10-- 2 volunteers needed 5:30 pm to end of event

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 Large Group Contest:

April 20th & 21st we will be hosting the ISSMA Large Group Contest.  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.

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 @ and I will add your name 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 – ________??

§  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 – __________??

§  Penske/Prop & Screens Coordinator –Clifton Beverly

§  Semi Driver –________?

§  Spirit Wear- Amy Jackson

§  Uniforms- ___________

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

§  Scrip Coordinator- _____________??

§  Nurse – Kim Cox

§  Concessions for Invitational – __________?

§  Accounts Volunteer – same

§  Kiwanis Ducks – __Carol Corbeels__??

§  Jazz ala Mode – _________????

§  Website- Todd Riordan


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