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#67-Sound of North NEWSLETTER 2019


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Week of November 4, 2019 


Page 1-  Contents

Page 2-  SoN Fun Night; Moola Monday #4-Texas Roadhouse; Laundry Detergent Fundraiser

Page 3-  Spirit Wear Sale; Kroger Rewards

Page 4-  Remind Text sign-up; Amazon Smile

Page 5- Chords for Kids

Page 6- Band Fees

Page 7- Booster Meetings; Upcoming Dates

Page 8- Drop Off, Pick Up, & Parking

Page 9-  Sponsorship; Band Handbook

Page 10- Who’s Who

SoN Fun Night

There will be a SoN Fun Night-BOA preview with senior parent run through & dessert reception (this replaces the historical pasta pitch-in) on November 13th.  More information will be coming soon.

Moola Monday #4-Texas Roadhouse

Be sure to keep Monday, November 25th to eat at Texas Roadhouse for the next Moola Monday.  More information will be shared soon.  

Texas Roadhouse

Laundry Detergent Fundraiser

Here it is! The fundraiser we’ve all been waiting for!  Order forms and money need to be turned in before November 22nd.  Order forms are located on top of the Scrip box in the hall.  Reminder that this money goes into your student’s account.  Ready...set...go!



Spirit Wear Sale

Did you miss out on ordering a Sherpa during the first Spirit Wear order?  Do you need a winter hat to wear with your letter jacket?  How about an ornament to put on your holiday tree?  These are a few of the exciting items you will find when you click on the link below.  This will be an online only spirit wear sale now through Nov. 22nd (in order to have your order back to you in time for the holidays). This is a great way to start you holiday shopping!

Kroger Rewards

Kroger quarterly statements are ready. Please send a snapshot (or questions) or your receipt to Sara at 317 457 1232 with your student's name.


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Remind Text Sign-Up

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


Amazon Smile

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Earn money for SoN while you shop!  Go to Amazon Smile and choose Columbus North High School Band Boosters Association as your charity then shop at  A portion of each eligible purchase price will come to The Sound of North Band Boosters.  Tell your family and friends!  In order for the Band Boosters to receive credit, you must always shop from


Chords for Kids 

Merrick Goen is the drum major at East and is currently on the lookout for high school band upperclassmen from North and East high schools for her senior project!  She is hoping to have at least one volunteer per section (concert band instruments) from each high school. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact her! Let’s help her out.  


Band Fees

The 3rd Band Fee installment was due Friday, October 4th (see below).   If you have not made the first three 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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Booster Meetings

Perhaps you do 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, November 7th (due to BOA on the 14th), at 7:00 PM.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.  We would love to see you there!


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UPCOMING DATES                                           

Monday, Nov. 4: Guard Practice 4:00-7:00 PM

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

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Practice: Winds 3:30-5:30 PM & Percussion 5:30-8 PM

Thursday, Nov. 7:  Full Band Practice 5:45-8:30 PM, Booster Meeting at 7:00 PM,  and Parent Preview at 8:20 PM

Nov. 13: SoN Fun Night-BOA preview, Senior parent run through, and Dessert Reception

Nov. 14: BOA (itinerary in process)

Nov. 19: Awards Banquet (sign up poll coming soon)

Nov. 25: Moola Monday #4-Texas Roadhouse

Printable Parking


Drop off your student at least 15 minutes early (30 for pit) for practice. The start time is when the students are expected to actually begin practice.

Expect delays at pick up as well (at least 15 minutes later).  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!



  • Paul Gloeckner is looking for a parent to shadow him this winter to learn the marketing system for sponsors his daughter created as her Senior project last year.  We are thankful for all of their hard work!!!!


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)