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#48-Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2019

January 10, 2019

Page 1 - Contents

Page 2 - Pep Band Schedule; Concession Help; Discount Fundraiser; Booster Meetings; Italy Trip reminders

Page 3-  Italy Trip Reminder continued; Band Fees

Page 4-  Band Fees Cont’d; 2019-2020 Booster openings

Page 5-  Upcoming dates; Who’s Who





Pep Band Game Schedule:

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-This game is Senior night.

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

Discount Card Fundraiser:

All Discount Card Fundraiser Money or Cards are to be turned in on or before January 18th!

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.


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




Please let Amy Jackson know who you will be rooming with.  If she does not hear from you by 01/14/19 you will be placed in a room.  Email her at if you already know who you will be rooming with.


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


2019-2020 Booster positions:

Next Year’s Board Member positions: ALOT of us are “graduating”, so there will be some openings. Anyone is welcome to run, if you are willing to help please contact Amy Jackson @ to have your name added to the ballot. The election will take place at the Spring concert in March.

Next Year’s Team and Openings:

Elected Positions:

§  President

§  Vice President –

§  Secretary Jennifer Speer is running

§  Treasurer

Volunteer Positions

§  Volunteer Coordinator –______?

§  Lead Chaperone – Carol Corbeels; Amanda Watkins

§  Penske/Prop & Screens Coordinator –

§  Semi (Pit/Loading) Coordinator –John Jones

§  Semi Driver – Corbeels

§  Spirit Wear- _________?

§  Uniforms- Carla McKenna (needs someone to follow her, will be her last year

§  Scrip Coordinator- Sara Donathan-Smith

§  Nurse –

§  Concessions – Tami Mohs

§  Accounts Volunteer –

§  Kiwanis Ducks – Carol Corbeels

§  Garage Sale Coordinator - _______?

§  Jazz ala Mode –

§  Website- Todd Riordan


This program will NOT succeed if we do not have parent volunteers.  It just takes a few hours (if that depending on what area you are interested in)

UPCOMING DATES:                        

Jan. 10, 2019:  Booster Meeting at 7:00 PM

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)