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#61-Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2019


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Week of September 16, 2019 

Page 1-  Contents

Page 2-  Schedule for BOA Louisville; Carla’s Uniform Reminder

Page 3-  Moola Monday

Page 4- Band Fees

Page 5- Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash; Remind text

Page 6- Amazon Smile; Booster Meetings

Page 7-; Upcoming Dates; Parking, Drop Off, & Pick-Up

Page 8- Parking, Drop Off, & Pick-Up continued; Sponsorship

Page 9- Band Handbook; Who’s Who


Schedule for BOA Louisville

At the time of “printing”, the schedule of the day for BOA Louisville is still in progress and will be posted as soon as it is released.   Our Bands of America performance in Louisville on Saturday is e.a.r.l.y. so we plan to feed our kids breakfast there. The Boosters are purchasing breakfast sandwiches for everyone and need some donations to round out a healthy, filling breakfast. Please have your child bring the donation to the band room as they arrive.  Please click on the link below to sign-up to donate.  Thanks for your help!

Carla’s Uniform Reminder

Here is your friendly reminder form your uniform mom. You will need the list below for Saturday.

Long (above ankle ) black socks

Show shirt

Compression shorts

Stuff to put up your hair if needed.

Moola Monday                                

Moola Monday #1 at Pizza Hut raised $540!  Be sure to mark your calendar for Moola Monday #2, which will be held at Subway on Monday, Sept. 30th.  Be on the lookout for more information.  



Band Fees

 The next Band Fee installment will be due Friday, October 4th (see below).   If you have not made the first two payments, please do so ASAP . Thank you to those that have already made their payments.   If writing a check, please write in the memo line your band student’s name.  If you write a check, please place it in the Scrip box outside the band room in an envelope marked “Band Fees”.  See below for other ways to make your payment.  


*Please make checks payable to:  Columbus North Band Boosters 

Band Fees for the 2019-2020 Marching Season are $500 for marching band members.

The fees will be billed in four installments:                                                                  

June 7, 2019- $150 (for marching band students)                        

Aug. 9, 2019- $150 (for marching band students)

Oct. 4, 2019- $150 (for marching band students) or $50 (for fall athletes)

Feb. 7, 2020- $50 all band students

NOTE:  8th Grade marching students do not pay the February 7th payment for a total of $450.

Fees can be paid the following ways:

· 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. Munoz

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 Band Fees.

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Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash                

The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is a fundraising activity sponsored by the Meridian Kiwanis Club.  This is a great way to earn money for your band account.  You receive 80% of all the money you raise!  For example, if you sell $100, $80 will go into your band account.  Once you find someone to adopt a duck, simply have them fill out the adoption form, collect their money, and turn it all into Mrs. Corbeels.  There is nothing you need to do after the sale.  You may sell as many ducks as you want.  How much you earn is up to you!  



  • All forms need to be returned to Mrs. Corbeels no later than Thursday, Sept. 26th.  This includes all unused forms!  If you know you are not going to sell anything, please turn your forms in as soon as possible. 
  • You may only sell ducks to people over 18 years of age.
  • Collect all the money at the time of the sale and have them fill out the form.
  • You need to complete one adoption form for each sale, but each person can buy up to 30 ducks/$100 multiple ducks on a single form.
  • You may pick up additional forms as you need them.  You may not make your own copies (each form has a unique serial number).  

Mrs. Corbeels will be available outside the band room every Tuesday/Thursday night after full

band practice.  You may pick up additional forms, turn in completed forms & money, return

unused forms, or ask any questions you or your parents may have about this opportunity


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Remind Text Sign-Up

Please sign up for the Sound Of North Parents Remind Class by texting @sroseaide to 81010

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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, as well as, 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) and the next meeting is Thursday, October 17th, at 7:00 PM.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  We would love to see you there and it was wonderful seeing everyone at the last meeting!

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UPCOMING DATES                                           

Monday, Sept. 16: Guard Practice 4:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Full Band Practice 5:45-8:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Practice: Winds, Pit, & Guard 3:30-5:30 PM & Drumline 5:30-8 PM

Thursday, Sept. 19:  Full Band Practice 5:45-8:30 PM and  Parent Preview at 8:20 PM

Friday, Sept. 20: Football game (Homecoming)

Saturday, Sept. 21: BOA Louisville (schedule still in progress and will be posted as soon as it is released)- plan for a very early morning.  The band will be fed breakfast upon arrival in Louisville.


Printable Parking


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.  


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 towards 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.



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The Band Booster Association is happy to announce our alumni and community sponsorship program!

Do you know any area businesses that would like to increase their visibility in the community while helping the Columbus North Band program?

Band Alumni - Have you wondered how you can help the program after you have graduated?

Please follow the link below to learn more about this exciting program!

Band Handbook

Have you wondered where to look to find out information concerning band camp , the monthly Marching Band calendar, or rule for rehearsal?  Look no further!  Here is the link for the 2019-20 Band Handbook:



Director of Bands, Band Discount Cards: Brian Munoz -

Assistant Director of Bands: Keith Burton -

Color Guard Director: Ivan Somers -

President: Sonya Rose -

Vice President: Denise Sharpe -

Treasurer:  Charity Phillips -

Secretary: Jennifer Speer -

Volunteer Coordinators: Betsy Long -  & Tami Mohs -

Uniform Coordinator: Carla McKenna -

Concessions: Tami Mohs -

Coordinator: John Jones -

Special Events Coordinator - Tracy Jones;

Head Chaperone: Carol Corbeels - & Amanda Watkins -

Transport Coordinator: Phil Coorbeels -

Newsletter Coordinator: Jennifer Speer -

Head Nurse: Katie Lykins -

Scrip Coordinator: Sara Donathen Smith -

Kiwanis Ducks: Carol Corbeels -

SoN Website Caretaker: Todd Riordan -

Student Accounts: Anonymous

SoN Facebook - wearethesoundofnorth  (request to be friends)

Color Guard Facebook -  Columbus North Color Guard (request to be friends