- October 8th
- Band Room
Northgate Band Festival
There is too much information to post it all on this page, check the FESTIVAL page or your email to stay up-to-date.
I wanted to let you all know that we have received the contract from the travel agency for the Disney trip in February. We are working on the official payment schedule for the trip but I wanted to give you all a heads up about the cost. Right now, we are looking at a cost of about $880.00/student. Before you panic, I want to let you know that this is an ALL INCLUSIVE trip. This means ALL meals are paid. Your child will need no extra money for food. We will also be visiting ALL 4 Disney theme parks.
In past years, the Boosters have contributed $100/per student. I am certain we will again be able to do this. This will bring the cost down to approximately $780/student. I say approximate because the final cost will depend on the total number of participants.
If you know now that your child will NOT be going on the Disney trip (Feb 14th-20th), PLEASE let us know as soon as possible. As stated above, we are working on the official payment schedule, but expect to have the initial deposit of $200 due by October 10th.
In years past, families have been able to fund raise their entire trip amount. Please contact me with any questions. Expect to have the payment schedule and official itinerary soon.
President Northgate Band Boosters
There are a couple of more forms that the school requires when you turn in your clearances. They are included below. They will give them to you when you go to turn in your clearances, but to save time feel free to print them out and take them with you.
I have not looked into it, but it appears that Governer Ridge has waived the clearance fee. So if this was holding you back from getting clearances no need to now. From what I understand if you already have paid you will not get reimbursed.
The madatory training is also available online know. Go to the Northgate website for details.
If you have already turned in your clearances or are planning on turning in your clearances please email me. I am putting a list together to give to the school so we know who has turned in clearances. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!
Greg Tadda VP2
- Memo about Clearances for Chaperones
- Memo about Training for Chaperones
- Volunteer Affidavit (in lieu of fingerprinting)
- Information on the process
- Child Abuse History Clearance
- Criminal Records Check
- Forms to fill out ahead of time
About Receiving Band Texts:
If you wish to receive text messages regarding band, please follow the instructions below.
- Go to your text app on your phone.
- Click the compose button (looks like a piece of paper & pen)
- In the recipient/to box type: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the message box type: Add me & your name (so I know who you are)
- Do not email me you must TEXT this to me.
This will give me your phones email address. We will then add this email to your contact information and you will receive text messages for updates and reminders.
We will only use this for brief texts and not for long emails.
Please consider that you may be charged for text messages by your carrier. Northgate Band Boosters is not responsible for any charges you may incur.
Northgate Band Boosters
You should be receiving emails from the president and VP2, treasurer email addresses as well as secretary emails.
If you are not please check your spam folder, first. If they are in spam folder add both of those accounts to your contact list so they no longer go to spam.
If you do not have any emails in spam, please let me know so I can add your email to our 2014-2015 distribution list.
If you have any questions about this let me know.
Northgate Band Boosters
NBB Twitter Account
- Parents and students...
If you have a twitter acct please follow ngflamesband. You will need to be approved to follow so only band parents and band members will be allowed. We will begin using twitter as another mode of communication for updates.
- Don't forget that each student is required to have a physical after June 1st but before band camp. These forms were also included in the band packet, but copies can be picked up in the office during regular daytime hours.
- Forms are also available here
Northgate School District Insurance Info
- Click here for more information.
- Uniforms will be kept at school in the Band Room.
- Home Games
- Students will report directly to Bellevue Elementary at 6:15 PM, unload the equipment truck and dress in their uniform.
- Following the game, students will change out of uniforms and load uniforms, equipment, and instruments onto the truck before being dismissed directly from Bellevue Elementary.
- Away Events
- Students will report to the high school 45 minutes before bus departure, ensure that all equipment is loaded on the truck and dress in their uniform.
- Students will return to the high school after the event, unload equipment and instruments into the band room, and change out of uniforms and hang them up before being dismissed.