May 26, 2024 Bulletin

  • Memorial Day Parade Information
  • Uniform Collection – May 30 and June 1
  • 2024 NPMK Season Kick-off and Ice Cream Social – June 4
  • 2024 NPMK Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting – June 10
  • Next General Parent Meeting – June 17
  • NPMK 2024 Calendar
  • Ongoing Fundraisers
  • Open Volunteer Positions
  • Reminders

Memorial Day Parade Information

Good afternoon. Here is some info about the Memorial Day Parade. Remember, there are two events. The PARADE, which features the NPMK, and the CEREMONY, which features Wind Ensemble.

In the event of RAIN, I will send out a cancelation notice for the PARADE here on the band app. It is not my call whether or not to cancel the parade. That will come from the organizers of the parade. I do not know when they will make a decision, so stay tuned.

In the event of RAIN, the CEREMONY is NOT canceled. Rather, it will be moved inside to the Penndale Auditorium. So Wind Ensemble folks perform either way. It is not my call whether or not to move the ceremony inside. That will come from the organizers of the event. I do not know when they will make a decision, so stay tuned.

If you LEFT SOMETHING AT SCHOOL and you need to get in tomorrow morning, there will be a short, 10 minute window, during which you can get inside to grab something. You were supposed to take everything home with you on Friday afternoon. I am waiting to hear from Mr. Klenk as to when that time window will be.

Here is the schedule if the rain holds off:

  • 8:15 AM – NPMK assembles at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home in Full Traditional Uniform
  • 9:00 AM – Parade Begins
  • 9:45 AM – Parade Ends (NPMK students are dismissed unless they are in Wind Ensemble)
  • 10:00 AM – Ceremony begins at the park (Wind Ensemble students stay and perform)
  • 10:45 AM – Ceremony ends, load up the truck
  • 11:00 AM – return to NPHS and unload

Thank you,
Mr. S

Uniform Collection

  • ALL parts and pieces of the Traditional Uniform are to be turned in, including jacket, pants, citation cords, gauntlets and bib (Tubas and Bass Drums)
  • ALL black costume pants are to be returned (Percussion).
  • All Colorguard Velvets.
  • STADIUM COATS are to be returned. Please empty pockets, machine wash them and then air dry.
  • This is an obligation that IS tied to graduation requirements.
  • Keep: NP Royal Blue practice shirts, gloves, wristies, Dinkles and Moving Company uniform. Make note of the condition of your Dinkles so that you know if you should order a new pair for the next season. Same with gloves if you need them.

Collection will be at the band garage driveway on:

  • Thursday, 5/30 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Saturday, 6/1 Noon – 1:30 pm

If you cannot make these times, please contact Deb Weed at to make arrangements to return your uniform.

Thank you!
Deb Weed
Uniform Coordinator

2024 NPMK Season Kick-off & Ice Cream Social – Tuesday, June 4

The 2024 NPMK season kick-off and ice cream social will take place on Tuesday, June 4 6:00-9:00 PM at NPHS.

Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting for 2024 NPMK Season – Monday, June 10

There will be a mandatory student/parent meeting for the 2024 NPMK season on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 PM at Pennfield Middle School (726 Forty Foot Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440).

Next General Parent Meeting – Monday, June 17

The next NPMA General Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, June 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM in A033. Here are the 2024 May General Parent Meeting Minutes.

NPMK 2024 Calendar

The 2024 NPMK season calendar has been updated. Please use this link: NP Band Google Calendar. Thanks!

Ongoing Fundraisers

Freddy Hill Mini-Golf
Tickets are $6, good for any date. Students receive $1 credit in their Charms account. The tickets have no expiration. Contact Kevin Hendricks at for tickets.

Wawa Hoagie Coupons
Wawa Shorti Hoagie Coupons are $5. Students receive $1 credit for each coupon. Contact Rachel Hendricks for more info.

RaiseRight (Scrip) Gift Card Fundraiser
Raise Right Orders are placed every other Sunday. Our enrollment code is:  3L9CAFEF13638. Please email for questions. E-gift card purchases are ready to use once payment is completed on RaiseRight app. Tangible gift cards require shipping and delivery. Coordinator: Victoria Shaffer

Open Volunteer Positions

Please consider volunteering!

  • Audit (need one more volunteer)
  • NP District Liaison

More information about the open positions can be found in the bylaws at under the “Family Resources” tab.


  • The NPMK 2023-2024 Directory is linked in the upper right-hand corner of the bulletin every week for easy access.
  • Subscribe to the NP Band Google Calendar. ** This has been updated with the 2024 season information!
  • If your child needs to miss any rehearsals, please complete the NPMK Absence Form so the Director and staff can adequately plan.
  • Please join our Facebook page for parents/guardians: 2023-2024 NPMA Parent Connection
    Please note this page is only for parents/guardians of current NP instrumentalists, and you must complete the three screening questions to be approved. Please direct friends and relatives to follow the public North Penn Marching Knights Facebook page to enjoy pictures and updates.

**If this link does not work for you, please subscribe to the calendar by visiting your Google menu and entering the email address ““. If you have previously been subscribed to a version of the NP Band calendar and unsubscribed, the links get particularly persnickety.

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