The Sound of North
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#18 - Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017

I hope everyone had a great break and a wonderful Thanksgiving.  

We are full swing into our winter season.  With the concert bands, jazz bands, pep band orchestra, winter percussion, and winterguards in full swing.

Below is updates and schedules.

    -Amy Jackson, Band Booster President

Newsletter - CONTENTS:

Page 2 - Upcoming Events
Page 3 - Winter Guard; Winter Concessions
Page 4 - Upcoming dates
Page 1 - Letter/Highlights & Contents

December 2nd -- The Festival of Lights parade TBA.  This is the last time this season that they will be in a marching uniform.  Fall athletes that wish to participate can.  Kids are allowed to decorate their instruments with lights as long as it does not damage the instrument.  Kids will wear red Santa hats that they provide

The semi also gets decked out in Christmas lights.  If you are able to help decorate and have a extension ladder it would be greatly appreciated.  Decorating will begin at 10 am on Saturday the second

December 8th -- The Bloomington Jazz Festival TBA.  The Jazz bands will travel to Bloomington South to perform in the Jazz Festival.  Chaperones will be needed as well as volunteers with vans to haul equipment to the school.  If you are able to haul equipment please email Amy at and let her know.

December 19th-- at 7:30 pm in the Erne Auditorium -- The Concert Band and Orchestra winter concert.  There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door.  This donation goes to the purchasing of music and other miscellaneous items needed during the concert season.

Winterguard is now in full swing with each guard learning their routines.  This year there are 3 different guards

The Cadet Guard -- This is a non competitive guard open to grade school and middle school students that want to see what guard is all about.  If you know a student that you think would enjoy guard have them come this Friday from 4:30-6:30.

The JR Varsity Guard--  This group covers the basics in fundamentals and flag/rifle work.  They will compete in class Regional A.

The Varsity Guard --  This group covers advanced fundamentals and flag/rifle work.  They compete in Class A.

A schedule of competitions will be posted soon.  Just like marching season they would love a big crowd to come and cheer them on.

It is that time of year again. Winter Concessions. For those of you that are not aware the Sound of North receives a portion of the funds from concessions that are received during football games. We are not asked to work during these games so that we may watch and help the students during halftime. We are, however, asked to work concessions during basketball and track season. I have attached a sign up for the basketball concessions, track days and times will come later. Please take a look and see where you can help out. Working the concessions is a lot of fun!!!!
If you have any questions please email Amy at

Volunteer Poll:
Festival of lights parade schedule:

Saturday Dec 2nd:

4:15 pm Arrive for parade.  Get dressed into uniform
5:00 pm Leave for Downtown Columbus
(All instruments on bus except Percussion, Bari Sax, and Sousas)
6:00 pm Parade begins
7:15 pm Arrive back at North. Hang up uniforms

****everyone must wear a red & white santa hat
****feel free to decorate your instrument.  Be festive!!
****color guard wear red sweaters & jeans

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Pep band schedule:


Tuesday, Nov 28th 3:30-500 pm   (Rhythm Section only)
Thursday, Nov. 30th 3:30-5:00 pm (Full Band)
Tuesday, Dec. 5th 3:30-5:00 pm (Full Band)
Thursday, Dec 7th 3:30-5:00 pm (Full Band)


Tuesday, Dec 12th vs. Seymour (Girls) 6:00 pm
Thursday, Dec 14th vs. Col. East (Girls) 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan 9th vs. Franklin (Girls) 6:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 13th vs Bloom South (Girls) 6:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 25th vs Roncali (Girls) 6:00 pm
Saturday, Jan 27th vs Whiteland (Boys) 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 6th vs Franklin (Boys) 6:00 pm
Friday, Feb 9th vs Bloom South (Boys) 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 20th vs Seymour (Boys) 6:00 pm
Thursday Feb 22nd vs Center Grove (Boys) 6:00 pm
December 1, 2017 -- All State Applications Due     password: dztzm3
December 2, 2017 - The Festival of Lights Parade, downtown Columbus, TBA
December 5, 2017 -- Brown Registration deadline
December 5, 2017 -- Orchestra Rehearsal 7-8:30 pm (winds and percussion only)
December 8, 2017 - The Bloomington Jazz Festival, Bloomington South H.S, TBA
December 11, 2017 -- Full Orchestra Rehearsal 7-8 pm
December 12, 2017 -- Winterguard fees due for both varsity and JV $50
December 19, 2017 -- Full Orchestra Rehearsal 7-7:40 am
December 19, 2017 - Winter Concert, Erne Auditorium, 7:30 pm
December 21, 2017 -- WINTER BREAK BEGINS
January 14 2018 - All State Band Competition, Bloomington North HS, TBA
January 16th, 2018 -- 2nd Installment for JV and Varsity fees due $100
January 27 2018 - Solo & Ensemble Contest, Columbus East HS, TBA
February 2, 2018 -  Fourth Installment for Band Fees Due!!!  $50
February 10, 2018 - Brown Scholarship Auditions, First Christian Church, TBA
February 13, 2018 -- 3rd Installment for JV and Varsity fees due!! $100
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, Bedford H.S. 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