The Sound of North
Music is not what we do, it's who we are.

#22 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2018

Wednesday February 21, 2018

I hope everyone has enjoyed the last couple days of warm weather (with the of today not being as warm).  With the warm weather comes… guessed it MARCHING SEASON!!!  WOW can you believe that marching season is only 3 months away!!!!The 2018 calendar has been sent out ( see information below).  Also, there are several lead volunteer positions available.  We have a lot of graduating parents.  The list is posted below.

        Amy Jackson

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

Page 2 - Upcoming Events,Trip News, Booster Meetings

Page 3 - Louisville Jazz Festival

Page 4 -2018 SON marching schedule, WInter Guard Schedule

Page 5 - 2018-2019 SON Boosters

Page 6 -  Upcoming dates


February 23rd  -- Louisville Jazz Competition (see schedule below)

February 24th -- ISSMA Solo & Ensemble State Contest, North March 3rd --ISSMA Jazz Contest

2019 Trip News:

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 8th at 6 pm in the band room.

Louisville Jazz Festival

This Friday, Feb. 23rd, Both the Jazz I and Jazz II classes will be traveling to Louisville to attend the U of Louisville Jazz Festival.

Here is the schedule:

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

Winter Guard:

Show dates and Performance Times:

February 24 at Hamilton SE High School

        JV:  1:23 pm

          V:  4:15 pm

March 3 TBA

Times TBA

March 10 TBA

Times TBA

We would love to have as many people in the crowd cheering the kids on.  If you are able to please come to any or all of the competitions.

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 Chaperone positions

§  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 – ___________??

§  Jazz ala Mode – _________????

§  Website- Todd Riordan


February 23, 2018 - Louisville Jazz Festival, Univ. of Louisville, TBA

February 24, 2018 - ISSMA Solo & Ensemble State Contest, North Central H.S. TBA

March 3, 2018 - ISSMA Jazz Contest, Whiteland H.S, TBA

March 6, 2018 -- 4th Installment for Varsity only fees due $50

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