March 17-23, 2019

This bulletin includes the following read below for details:
*NPVE (NP Visual Ensemble), NPWP (NP Winter Percussion) & Jazz Bands
*GL Scrip
*May Fair
*Student Financials
Please remember to check the website for changes to schedule and updated information.

Parent Meeting

Reminder – NPMA General Parent Meeting – Monday, 3/18/2019 – 6:30pm –
Rm A33


Visual Ensemble will practice Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-9pm. There will NOT be rehearsal or a competition on Saturday, 3/23 due to Junior Prom. Our next competition is March 30th at Upper Dublin High School.


Saturday…Competition @ Perkiomen Valley HS (Schedule TBD)

 Navy & Columbia Jazz Bands

Tues, 3/19 – Navy Jazz Band 3-5pm
Wed, 3/20 – Columbia Jazz Band -7-9pm at Pennbrook
Thurs, 3/21 – Navy Jazz Band – Performance Pennbrook MS Jazz Show
Description:8:30pm Report
9:00pm Warm-up
9:20pm Perform
Columbia Jazz Band Performance

Description:7:45pm Report to PENNBROOK Middle School

8:00pm Warm up
8:30pm Performance #1
8:55pm Performance #2
9:30pm Finish
Friday, 3/22 –   

Navy Jazz Band Performance
Council Rock North Jazz Show
Description:Report NPHS 5:00pm
Warm-up 6:45pm
Perform 7:40pm
Awards 10:40pm

Student Financials

Reminder that payments for indoor percussion and indoor guard are due in full at this time.  All Daytona trip credits from last year have been applied, please check your Charms account for current amount due.
Any questions please contact me @

May Fair

Last year, we brought back the tradition of May Fair. This year, we will hold it May 11 from 9-3pm. May Fair is a fun event designed to bring the NP Music Community together to enjoy great music from select HS, middle and elementary school ensembles. We will also have carnival food, games, silent auction, raffle, Vendor/Craft show and back by popular demand Director Dunk Tank!
We have compiled a great committee to chair this huge event. The committee will meet this Tuesday at 6:30pm, in K030. Please look out for the upcoming sign up genius as we are going to need ALL HANDS ON DECK!! This like Knight of Sound is a huge undertaking for NPMA. We need every family to give some of their time that day to make it a success. Due to the Senior Prom we are leaning on our underclassman parents to help in the afternoon shifts.
Do you know of any crafters or vendors that are interested in joining us at May Fair? We have some spots left. Have them send an email to the donations address below.
Thanks, Jen Logan & Karen Diehl- May Fair Chairs
Silent Auction
We are looking for great items for our silent auction. Do you or anyone you know have extra tickets to a sporting event? Do you have any items that you wouldn’t mind to donate? Is your company willing to donate their services? This could be a great way to advertise your company! Have a vacation home or a timeshare you are willing to donate?
We are hoping to put together some very nice baskets for the Silent Auction at the May Fair.  We are requesting that no more than $20 is spent per person.  Items that we are looking for should fit the theme of the basket but are not limited to the exact theme.  For instance, movie night can include movie tickets, red-box gift card, snacks, local pizza restaurant gift card, gift card to a super market, etc.  Costco is a great place to buy discounted gift cards.  Wine (alcohol) can be an item in the basket.  However, it we will have a pic/written info sheet included with the basket but not the bottle.  Alcohol is not allowed on school grounds.  The winner will have their basket delivered to their home if alcohol is included and/or if they are not present when the auction ends.  If you have any questions please email Gloria Riley at
All NPMK sections will receive an email shortly with their assigned basket theme. Stay tuned for more info.


Wawa Hoagie Coupons: Wawa Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4. Students receive $1 credit for each coupon. Contact Janet at for more info.

GL Scrip

Now through 3/22 GLScrip offering bonus rebates on Chipotle 12%, Dominos 11%, Red Robin 10.75% and TGIFridays 10%. Until 3/29, GLScrip offering bonus rebates on DSW 10%, GameStop 5.75%, Home Depot 7%, JCPenney 6% and Shutterfly 11.75%, just to name a few.
Get ready for spring and save for band fees at the same time by using Scrip. It’s easy!
Contact with questions.


NPMA needs you!!!
Please consider joining NPMA as a Board Member or Elected Chairperson.
I do need an email to formally list you as a candidate.
I desperately need someone to help out with these 3 remaining positions:
Co-Chairperson for Concessions – assisting Stephen Hammond
Treasurer – Tyler Bland is the current Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer – Karen Diehl is the current Asst. Treasurer
Concessions Chairperson(s) is responsible for helping set up and run the concessions stands at the home football games (usually about 5 games + playoffs if they win), Knight of Sound, Knight of Jazz, Indoor Guard & Percussion Show and May Fair. Folks this is a well oiled machine!!! There are a couple different tasks that need to be handled by multiple people. There is administrative: placing orders, calling vendors, keeping track of inventory & setting up Sign Up Genius. There is physical work: picking up orders, setting up the refreshment stands, managing the volunteers, making sure enough food is available in each location, and clean up. 3 people is ideal for this job to split up these responsibilities.
Treasurer is a Bookkeeping position. Bookkeeping experience is required. You would be responsible for balancing the accounts monthly. The Treasurer also enters expenses and income into QuickBooks. Treasurer is responsible for working with the Presidents & Vice Presidents to approve reimbursements for expenses and write checks for any contracted personnel & creating the budget. The Treasurer also works with our outside Accountant to file state and federal tax forms each year. The full description is located in the By Laws at the link below. If you have bookkeeping experience and can help us out that would be greatly appreciated as this position would cost the organization thousands of dollars if we need to hire a bookkeeper.
Assistant Treasurer is not a bookkeeping position per say. The person working in this position is required to access the Blue Box on a regular basis and disperse the items to the necessary parties. They would also be responsible for gathering any checks and depositing them. The Assistant Treasurer sets up the cash boxes needed for all events. At the end of the event the Assistant Treasurer gathers the cash boxes, counts the money and deposits it for the organization. This is a critical position that we must have filled. Please consider volunteering to help out.
We do have a couple non-elected positions that need to be filled as well. These positions are not part of the Board but they do need to be filled. See Below:
  • Spiritwear Coordinator
  • Wawa Hoagie Coupon Coordinator
  • Champs Meal Coordinator
  • Community Knight Coordinator
NPMA’s year runs from July 1st to June 30th. You should also be receiving another email from your Section Parent if your student was a member of the Marching Knights this past fall.
Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions:

Want more details on the positions?
Go to – click on NP Music Aides – By Laws:  ByLaws
Just like in the Outdoor Season we can’t put video’s on Social Media of the Indoor Program Shows – Winter Percussion and Visual Ensemble. We purchase the rights to use the music in these programs and any posting of the music on Social Media can cause these programs to incur fines.
Our Flickr account has been approved as a Free Non-Profit Account!!! Photos can be uploaded!!
If you have photos from the Guard & Percussion Show please upload them. I am also looking for photos from any of the competitions from the current Winter Groups – Winter Percussion, Visual Ensemble, Columbia Jazz, Navy Jazz, Knight Vision.
Username: northpennmusicaides
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