Norwin Band Aides | Band Parent website

July 29, 2020


A Note From Mr. Daniels

Hello Everyone,

Band camp next week will be from 8am-4:30pm, with lunch scheduled from 11:45-12:30.  

I will hopefully, be able to provide updates on our activities and schedule for the fall.  WPIAL, PIAA as well as the Norwin School District are all scheduled to meet this week to finalize their plans, after which time we will be able to finalize our schedule.

We have been making great strides during the first few days of band camp and I am very excited about the group of students we have this year.  I am looking forward to being able to provide you with solid plans for the fall in the very near future.

Thank You,
Tim Daniels

A Note From the Medical Staff
Students are working hard at band camp. Please remind them to be eating a well balanced meal, drinking plenty of fluids, and getting adequate rest. Don't forget those hats and sunscreen to protect from the sun, have a mask with them and to social distance from others during breaks. 

Thank you,
Amy & Grant Funk
Norwin Band Medical Staff

Uniform Fitting Schedule
for Band Students

Juniors - Thursday 7/30
Last name beginning with the letter A to M 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Last name beginning with the letter N to Z 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Freshmen - Friday 7/31
Last name beginning with the letter A to M 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Last name beginning with the letter N to Z 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seniors with last name beginning with the letter A to M - Monday 8/3
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Seniors with last name beginning with the letter N to Z - Tuesday 8/4
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Uniform Fitting Attire:
Band shoes
Compression or tight-fitting shorts / leggings
Students should enter the school at Door #9 for a temperature check.

Shoe Fitting

If you did not participate in the Shoe Fitting on Monday, July 20th, please contact Performer's Corner in White Oak to make arrangements to get fitted in the store. 

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Waszkiewicz at or call or text 412-475-0630.  

2020-2021 Forms Are Now Available

If you have not completed the necessary forms please due so as soon as possible.

Students will be unable to travel with the band if forms have not been received. It is necessary for ALL members both new and returning to complete ALL forms.

They only have to be completed once per year unless changes are necessary.



Fair Share:

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, including Fair Share totals due to Covid-19 refunds. ~ Rachel Fry,

Summer Attendance Form
Winds and Percussion Only

As a reminder, students are expected to attend all summer rehearsals in June and July when they are in town, and, starting with Band Camp, attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory.  We have created a Google Form for wind and percussion students / parents to fill out to request excusal from our summer rehearsals prior to Band Camp for out of town trips.  We request that you please submit your form at least two weeks prior to any planned absence.  Separate forms must be completed for each missed rehearsal.  

Once your submission has been received and reviewed by the directors, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Mr. Daniels or Mr. Kandrack.  If you have any questions, please contact either Mr. Daniels ( or Mr. Kandrack ( 


Please see below for this year's fair share payment schedule. The first payment for returning members was due by the end of June.

Payment schedule for paying down the 2020 Marching Band Fair Share is expected per student as follows:

$175 Returning Member/$0 New Member - by June 30, 2020
$175 Returning Member/$175 New Member - by July 31, 2020
$175 Returning Member/$175 New Member - by August 31, 2020
$ 95 Returning Member/$170 New Member - by September 30, 2020
Payments and Points:
Fair Share payments (checks made out to Norwin Band Aides) should be forwarded to Missy Davis,  
NBA 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 NBA Point System Manager - or (724) 382-4105.

Pepperoni Roll Sale

Orders due Saturday, August 1, 2020
Delivery Monday, August 10, 2020

New! Only Pepperoni this sale. The rolls will now be sold in packs of 6 instead of individually. They will be packed in tamper proof zip lock bags and will avoid the handling of rolls during distribution. 

Packs will be sold for $12.
Email orders to
Money will be due at pickup. Checks made payable to Norwin Band Aides.


To senior parents especially, you may have points accumulated from previous years that you don't even realize you have.  If you would like to check to see if you have any points in your account or if anyone would like their points balance or to transfer any points, please email me.  You never know if you have points in the account unless you ask. 
Diane Waszkiewicz

Bandwear Sale

Bandwear will be distributed tomorrow during band camp. Items have been separated by section. 

Guard items will be distributed Monday. 
Any questions concerning your order please reach out to The Embroidery People. (724) 872-6117 

Clearance Requirements

As required by Norwin School District policy, ALL volunteers assisting with any Band activities MUST have all of their clearances submitted and approved on Norwin's Safe Kids portal.  Volunteers must also possess and display their district-issued volunteer ID whenever volunteering at any events.  To ensure the safety of our students, there will be NO exceptions.
For more information on how to acquire clearances, how to create a Safe Kids account and upload your clearances, and how to obtain a district-issued volunteer ID, please follow this link to Norwin's Human Resource page about clearances:  Once submitted and approved, clearances are valid for up to 5 (five) years from their issue date. 
If you are missing clearances, have not submitted any clearances before, or your clearances have expired, we strongly recommend that you begin the process of acquiring new clearances as soon as possible to ensure that you can volunteer whenever those opportunities are available again.  Be advised that some clearances can take several weeks to receive.
If you have questions about clearances, please contact Bill Bojalad at or Mr. Daniels at  

Future Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of parent volunteers for the following positions for this upcoming year.  Each of these areas are critical to the success of the Band, and dependable volunteers are needed to fill these crucial roles.
  • Truck Drivers to events
  • Volunteers to take over individual fundraising initiatives
  • Uniform Volunteers (Fitting, sewing, altering etc)
  • Volunteers to help with Props
If interested in any of these positions or if you have questions about the responsibilities, please reach out to Bill Bojalad at

RainedOut For Norwin Band
The Norwin Band will now be using
RainedOut for Text Messages

This is for mass Band and Guard messaging that has to get out fast, Messages such as arrival time, Cancellations, things to keep you up to date on the Band Status for different events.

Everyone is Strongly Advised To Sign Up.
This service is FREE to NBA Members.
Invite via Mobile Opt In (subscribers send a text message with the keyword below to 84483)
Text ARTISTRY to 84483 to receive ALL messages from Norwin Band.

Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel alerts at any time. For customer support contact or
800-230-1933. Msg&data rates may apply.
Show Your Pride with a
Custom Vinyl Sticker

Band or Color Guard Stickers. See the artwork below. We now offer two sizes as well as add name and section of the player. The standard size 4 ½" tall and cost $8.00 and the larger one 12" cost $12.00 each. No extra charge to add the name and or section in the Band or Color Guard. 50% of the price will be donated to the Band Fund. Please make checks payable to Jenifer Wade.
Standard size 
4 ½" tall
(Name and or section
will add to the size)
Larger size 12" tall 
(Name and or section
will add to the size)

ANY other ideas you have can be made such as "Norwin BAND/GUARD ROCKS"! 

Thank you,
Infinity Custom Graphics - Jeni Wade - (623)205-0973

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Communications should be sent directly to the person or email address as noted above for each individual topic.

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