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June 14, 2017

A Note From Our Parent Liaison



Music Camp is next week, Monday 6/12-Friday 6/16 from 12N-4P at the High School. Please make sure your students come prepared for being out in the sun/heat. They should wear sunscreen, have plenty of water, and a snack. It is very important that they stay well hydrated and proper nutrition. 


When dropping off/picking up your student, please remember to pull into a parking space.  Do not pull along the curb, as this is quite dangerous with
2-way traffic, new drivers, and students crossing the roadway.


Extra sunglasses will be available for those who did not place an order but would like to purchase a pair. Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Grant Funk
Lead Parent Liaison
Garment Bag & Duffle Bag Orders
All orders for garment bags and duffle bags are due back to Heather Horton no later than this Friday, June 16th at the conclusion of Music Camp. Extra Order forms can be found in the band room if your student is in need of one.
Please email Heather Horton with any questions or concerns

Shoe Fitting
Shoe fitting will be held Monday June 19th @ 5:00 p.m. in the band room. Please arrive promptly so that your student can be fitted and order taken in a timely manor before the start of rehearsal that evening. Order envelopes will be provided at the fitting. Shoes will cost $40. Payable with cash or checks only. All checks can be made out to Performers Corner.
Thank you,
Heather Horton
2017 Marching Band Fair Share

Please see below for this year's fair share payment schedule. The first payment for returning members is due by the end of this month.
Payment schedule for paying down the 2017 Marching Band Fair Share is expected per student as follows:
$175 Returning Member/$0 New Member -  by June 30, 2017
$175 Returning Member/$175 New Member -  by July 31, 2017
$150 Returning Member/$175 New Member -  by August 31, 2017
$  95 Returning Member/$145 New Member -  by September 30, 2017
Payments and Points:
 Fair Share payments (checks made out to Norwin Band Aides) should be forwarded to Missy Davis,    NBA Assistant Treasurer - or (724) 216-3466
Mail Payments to:  Missy Davis, 9971 Mark Avenue, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
 Point allocation requests to cover Fair Share should be forwarded to Diane Waszkiewicz,
 NBA Point System Manager - or (724) 382-4105
Also, credit card payments can be made via the band's PayPal account.
Thank you!
Missy Davis

First practices and music camp means it is time to fit everyone for their marching uniforms. You will receive separate information regarding shoes, but following are the times, assigned by grade, to come to the uniform room to receive your uniform. It is important that everyone come at the day/time assigned to help reduce the wait times as the uniform room can get very warm. However, if a true conflict exists with your time, just let me know.
It is important that students wear or bring appropriate shorts to wear under the uniform pants to insure a proper fit. Compression shorts or light weight gym shorts are a must. Cargo shorts or basketball shorts that are long with excess fabric will not be able to be worn under the uniform pants. Also, returning band members need to bring their marching shoes.
Do not wait and come at the end of your assigned block of time. We cannot fit everybody in 10 minutes, and then everybody will be late for practice...not good!
Sophomore fittings will be on Friday June 16th -
A through M 10:00 - 12:00.
N through Z - 4:00 after practice
Junior fittings will be on Monday June 19th --    
A through M 2:30 - 4:00
N through Z 4:00 - 6:00
Freshmen fittings will be on Monday July 10th --
A through M 2:30 - 4:00
N through Z 4:00 - 6:00
Senior fittings will be on Monday July 17th -
A through M 3:00
N through Z 4:00
Extra hands are always needed after fittings are complete to help with minor alterations. If you or anyone you know can sew a little (like taking in or letting out a seam a bit) please let us know. Additional help will also be needed to press the uniform sleeves and pants hem following fittings.
We will send out an additional email requesting help with that.
Thank you
Chris Daniels:
Caroline Scott:

Medical Team

Medical Forms
There are new Medical Forms that must be completed by each student (new and returning) due to changes that were made to the form. Mr. Daniels will be handing out to all students. All areas are to be completed. If it does not apply, please enter N/A. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Forms must be notarized and returned by the Kennywood Parade on August 19th or your student will not be able to participate in the parade. 
With our next marching season right around the corner, any student who uses an inhaler, please start making plans for saving one for the band's medical bag. If you have an inhaler that has a minimal number of doses left in it, please consider saving it to be placed in the medical bag for emergencies. All inhalers are to have the student's name written on it in sharpie marker and can be given to Amy or Grant Funk to place in the medical bag. Please note that all medications/inhalers were returned to the students at the end of last year's marching season. Any emergency medications (ie Epi Pen) can also be placed in the medical bag. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,
Amy Funk 412-378-2904
Grant Funk 412-378-2860

New fundraiser! We now have pepperoni rolls to support The Norwin High School Band. Orders are due Sunday, July 2. Delivery is on Monday, July 10th. Cost is $2.00 each. Payment is due upon delivery. They're delicious and are great to freeze if you want to load up on them! They are individually wrapped in foil and are approximately 7 inches long.
Double Wide Grill North Huntingdon Dine To Donate Event Wednesday June 28, 2017 4PM-9PM. 15% will be donated back the Norwin Band.
Please Clink on the link below to RSVP for the event. We need at least 20 people to RSVP in order for the event to happen.  If you are not able to RSVP you can still participate just mention you're here to support the Norwin Band.

Share this link to your GroupRaise Meal:

Bob Evans Dine To Donate
July 7th and 8th, 6am-9pm at the Irwin location only
15% of total sales goes to Norwin Band
Print attached flyer or show the flyer on your smartphone!

Amazon Smiles 
Amazon Smile: A new way to shop and help the Norwin Band raise funds. The Norwin Band General Fund will receive a percentage of your purchase donated back.  The Link is updated on the Band Website/Norwin Band Aides under the Fundraising
Monthly Band Aides Meeting
Please plan to join us at our next meeting on Monday July 10th, 2017 in the Cafeteria.  The Board Meeting will begin at 6:30pm and the General Meeting will begin at 7:30pm

The following are the meeting dates for the 2017-2018 School Year:
June 12, 2017                                   January 8, 2018
July 10, 2017                                     February 12, 2018
August 14, 2017                                March 12, 2018
September 11, 2017                          April 9, 2018
October 9, 2017                                 May 14, 2018
November 13, 2017
Norwin Play It Forward Fund Summer 2017 Applications

Norwin Play It Forward Fund is now accepting applications for summer music camps for all band and orchestra instrumental students.  
This year, if guard members are interested in attending Music for All's Summer Symposium for the guard track, they are welcome to apply for a subsidy.  
Applications may be found at:  Under Applications, select "Application for Special Music Opportunities."
The same application may be used for experiences like the Tournament of Roses Parade; again guard members are welcome to apply.
For additional information or questions, please email  

Points Manager

If anyone would like their points balance or to transfer any points, please email me.
Diane Waszkiewicz

We will be using Rained Out to inform you by text messages of IMPORTANT updates in regard to the Norwin Band. Please click on the link to register.
or Text Con4mity to 84483

United Way
Norwin Band Aides Donations via United Way
As a reminder, donations can be made to the Norwin Band Aides through United Way Workplace Campaigns by designating pledges to the Norwin Band Aides organization number: 90000088.  If you have questions about making a donation through United Way, feel free to contact Alyssa Cholodofsky at
Corporate Sponsors
We are fortunate to have many businesses in the community that are very supportive of the Band and Guard. Before asking for donations of any kind, please get in touch with Jean Hale, Development Chair, at We're working to coordinate all of our requests for donations and to be mindful of the number of times we contact businesses for donations. Thank you!

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Band / Guard Stickers
Show your Norwin Band / Guard pride. Get your Norwin Band and Guard stickers. I am continuing to make the stickers.  If you'd like to order stickers, they are $8 each or $15 for a pair of the same name/section.  E-mail me ( ) with the following information:
Parent name
Contact phone number
Child's first  name (as you'd like it on the stickers)
Section (ie. Drumline, Flute, High Brass, Guard, etc)
Quantity of stickers (if more than 1 name, how many of each name/section)
I also make the "Norwin Band Rocks" and "Norwin Guard Rocks".  If you'd like any of those specify which and how many with your order.  They are the same price. ($8 each or $15/pair)
I will bring the stickers to the following meeting (if ordered before the Saturday before the next meeting)  If you'd like your stickers before the following meeting, you can e-mail me the order (with your address) and mail me the payment.  And I will get the stickers sent out to you.  
Payments (made out to Greg Timko) can be mailed to:
Greg Timko
1118 Wainwright Dr
North Huntingdon, PA 15642 
$1 from each sticker sold will go back to the Norwin Band/Guard General fund.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Greg Timko
Norwin Guard Uncle Alumni
High School Sticker Sample:




Thursday, June 15th- Music Camp 12-4P


Friday, June 16th- Music Camp 12-4P


Monday, June 19th-Rehearsal 6-9P


Monday, June 26th- Rehearsal/Visual Camp #1 3-9P


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Band Aides Meeting 

Monday July 10th, 2017


Board Meeting 6:30pm


The General Meeting 7:30pm  










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