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#47-Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

December 12, 2018



Page 1 - Contents

Page 2 - Winter Concert, Tux Shirts, Pep Band Schedule; Concession Help

Page 3-  Italy Trip Reminder

Page 4-  Discount Cards, Band Fees, Booster Meetings

Page 5-  Upcoming Dates, Who’s Who

Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 18th at 7:30 PM, is the Winter Concert in the auditorium.  There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person.  The money earned from admission will go towards the purchase of music and instrument repairs.  Symphonic and Concert bands will rehearse from 5 pm to 6 pm.  Wind Ensemble and Orchestra need to arrive by 6:59:30 (Mr. Stultz’s words)

Tux Shirt:

Tux shirts are in!!!!  If you have not paid for your shirt yet please bring in $18 ASAP.  You can give your money to Mr. Stultz, Carla, or

Pep Band Game Schedule:

        Tuesday, Nov. 27th vs Heritage Christian (Girls) 6:00 PM

        Tuesday, Dec. 4th vs Greenwood (Girls) 6:00 PM

        Thursday, Dec. 6th vs East Central (Girls) 6:00 PM

Friday, Dec. 14th vs Columbus East (Boys) 6:00 PM

Friday, Dec. 21st vs Terre Haute South (Boys) 6:00 PM

Saturday, Dec. 22nd vs Terre Haute North (Girls) 1:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 11th vs Mooresville (Boys) 6:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 18th vs Bloomington North (Girls) 6:00 PM

Friday, Jan. 25th vs Southport (Boys) 6:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 16th vs Franklin (Boys) 6:00 PM

***Do you know of any Sound of North Alums???  If so, they are invited to dust off their horns and join in playing at the 3 big Pep Band games before break:

Friday, Dec. 14th

Friday, Dec. 21st

Saturday, Dec. 22nd


Concession Help Needed:                        

For those that are new, we receive a portion of the profits from football concessions, in return we are asked to work concession events during other times of the year. We are not asked to work football concessions so that we are able to watch and help our kids during football games.

Please take a look at the poll and see where you can help fulfill our commitment to athletics and have a great time in the process. As of right now we only have the dates for the Track concessions, as soon as I have those times I will update the poll and let you know.

If you have any questions regarding concessions please email Amy at




Italy Trip Reminders:


All travelers are required to have a valid passport and carry it on their person at all times for the duration of the trip.  In order to ensure accuracy in airline ticketing, you are required to send us a photocopy of the Identification Page of your passport before January 11, 2019.   Scans/copies of your passport page should be sent directly to Terie Thompson ( ) or faxed to 317.692.0934 with “Attn: Terie Thompson - Columbus North HS Band & Choir” written prominently on the scan.   By doing this, MTC can cross-check the information provided when registering online and can add/change any new information from your passport.


Per guidance from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should have at least six months of validity remaining on your passport following your return to the United States. For more information, please visit .  If you do not yet have a passport yet or your current passport expires on or before September 22, 2019, please begin the process of acquiring a valid passport now so that we are able to issue your airline tickets in an accurate and timely fashion.  Music Travel Consultants will not accept passports which expire before this date. If you have not yet applied for a passport or began the renewal process, you must select and pay for Expedited Processing in order to meet the January 11, 2019 passport submission deadline.  To begin the application/renewal process, please visit the U.S. Department of State online at

Optional Trip Protection via Travel Insured International

Music Travel Consultants has teamed up with Travel Insured International to provide an in-line solution for our travelers interested in purchasing Travel Protection for their trip.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the attached Trip Protection Handout with pricing which outlines the protections included in the Travel Insured International offering.  For pricing, you will be looking at rates in the “With CFAR (Cancel for Any Reason)” column.  This coverage is completely optional and is in no way mandatory.  Those wishing to purchase this option may do so by using the following link, which is also available via your dashboard at MTC Online: .  Should you have questions regarding coverage, claims, or any other insurance-related questions, please direct your questions to Travel Insured International directly using the contact information provided at the bottom of the attached document. Sign-up and payment for must be completed before February 22, 2019.


To have a current account standing, each traveler should currently have a minimum of $2,800.00 in his/her account with another installment of $350.00 due on January 22.  Final trip price will be determined based on the active manifest at 30 days prior to departure and the final invoice will be e-mailed directly to your inbox.  For complete financial information, consult your account at MTC Online via .  Should you have any finance-related questions (fundraising, status of a refund, merging traveler accounts, transferring funds between accounts, setting up an alternative payment plan, etc.), please reach out directly to Barbara Sherwood ( or Lyndee Stisher ( for assistance.  Other questions, email Amy Jackson at

Discount Card Fundraiser:

If you have any discount cards that you know you won't be able to sell PLEASE turn them back in to Mr Stultz or Amy Jackson ASAP. Please do not hold onto them as there are other students waiting for additional cards to sell.  

Band Fees:

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.

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

 Booster Meetings:

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).  However, the next Booster meeting is Thursday, Jan. 10th at 7 PM due the holidays.


UPCOMING DATES:                        

Dec. 18, 2018:  Winter Concert - 7:30 pm $3 suggested donation

Jan. 13, 2019:   All State Band Auditions

Feb. 2, 2019:    Solo & Ensemble District Contest


Director of Bands - Bill Stultz

Assistant Director of Bands - 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

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)