Oct 27-Nov 2, 2019 Weekly Bulletin

This bulletin includes the following read below for details:
*NPMK Director’s Message
*Jazz Band Auditions
*Mid-Atlantic Champs Tickets Available
*Halloween Party
*Hospitality Knights Over for Season
*Dinner Provided Friday 11/1
*Dinner Provided Friday 11/2
*GLScrip Bonus Rebates

NPMK Director’s Message

Thank you Parents for putting together an amazing Champs Dinner for our kids! It was a special and memorable evening that will really boost the kids’ morales heading into two big weeks. We have Regionals and Nationals coming up!
This Week’s Schedule
Monday, October 28 – Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 PM (Student Leader meeting 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, October 29 – Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 PM
Thursday, October 31 – Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 PM, Trunk or Treat 9 PM
Friday, November 1

  • Rehearsal, 3:30 PM
  • Dinner (provided), 4:45 PM
    Select your hoagie here: Hoagie SignUp Form
    Everyone should fill out the hoagie form, even if not taking one (select none)
  • Depart 5:45pm – Away Football Game at CB South (perform at halftime)

Saturday, November 2

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships
  • Rehearse – 8 AM
  • Load – 9:30 AM
  • Depart – ASAP
  • Eat – pack lunch for the bus
  • Arrive at Arundel HS in Gambrills MD – 1 PM
  • Prelims Performance – 2:45 PM
  • Prelims Awards – 4:15 PM
  • Finals – TBA (6-9 PM)
  • Finals Awards – 9:15 PM
  • Home – 12:15 AM

Next Week’s Schedule
*CHAMPS WEEK* – Note extended rehearsals and Wednesday rehearsal

Monday, November 4 – OFF
Tuesday, November 5 – Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 6 – Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, November 7 – Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00 PM
Friday, November 8 – Potential Playoff game
Saturday, November 9

  • National Championships at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
  • Details TBA

Uniform Washing
Our Wind and Percussion Mountain Uniform tops are starting to get a little funky! Please inspect your child’s top and wash. Washing instructions – Hand wash in cold water with mild detergent then lay flat to dry. Thank you!

Jazz Band Auditions

Interested in auditioning for Jazz Band? Please click on the links below to register and download the audition music.
Contact Mr. DiValentino at with any questions.

Tickets Available Now! Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship 

Tickets for Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on Saturday November 2nd, will be on sale before rehearsals. They are $20 each. See Karen Diehl for ticket information.

Halloween Party

Hello Marching Knights! It is time for this year’s annual Halloween Party! In order for our party to be a success, I will need your help supplying the food! Please sign up via the link below! Also, do not forget to bring a coat and a chair, as we will be outside. Feel free to wear your costumes! The party will be on Monday, November 4th, from 7 to 10 PM. The address is on the Sign Up Genius.
Thanks guys! -Katie Snyder

Trunk-or-Treat! Thursday, Oct 31st

After rehearsal, at 9pm on Halloween night, the band will be trunk-or-treating in the parking lot (front of school, right side). The kids can wear their costumes to rehearsal. Set-up begins at 8pm for those who want to participate by decorating their trunk and handing out candy. You can keep it simple or really go for it! It’s a fun time for all and our BIG kids really do still love trick-or-treating!

Hospitality Knights Over

With Trunk or Treat on 10/31 and Nightmares on 11/7, Hospitality Knight has ended for the season. Thank you for coming out to support the kids at practice!


Dinner Provided for Band – Friday, Nov 1st

Dinner will be provided on Friday, November 1st, before the away football game. Hoagies will be served. There is no charge to students. Students and Staff MUST fill out the Google Order Form in Google Classroom to receive a hoagie. Everyone should fill out the hoagie form, even if not taking one (select none). Students who do not wish to have the dinner provided need to have a packed dinner on Friday. Reminder: Students are asked to not leave campus to get their own food.

Parents: Please fill in the sign up genius if you are able to provide desserts (cookies, brownies, etc), or if you are able to help set up, serve and clean up dinner. If you sign up to bring a food item, please make sure to provide it, otherwise, we are short what we need to feed the kids. Desserts can be left with Mr. Santanello in his office. Donations should be dropped off after school, if possible, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Football Dinner SignUp – Friday, November 1

Thank you for your support, generosity and help!!
Michaeline Neu and Jenn Karpf

Dinner Provided for Band – Saturday, Nov 2nd

Pizza dinner with chips, fruit and cookies will be provided on Saturday, November 2nd at the Regional Competition in Maryland. There is no charge to students. Students who do not wish to have the dinner provided need to have a packed dinner with them.

Football Mania – Week 7

This week we had one $25 winner.  It was Jaiman Kondisetty who sold the winning ticket to Justin Zimmerman, Congrats!
Any questions, contact Aimee Wendt at


We have a lot of great fundraisers going on to help you fund your students fees and Disney trip. There is something for everyone!

Thank you for your support at the Margaritas Dine Around!

This Sunday come join us for a meal at the Greene Turtle, a portion of your entire bill goes to the North Penn Music Aides.  Please have the Green Turtle flyer on your phone or printed to show the staff!  See you there!

DISNEY Lottery Ticket
Who wants a chance to earn an expense paid trip for their student to Disney this April!!!!!! $50 lottery tickets are available until December 2nd. Only 200 tickets will be sold! All monies will be deposited into the students CHARMS account as a credit. No monies will be paid out in cash. The money raised can only be used for a student in the music program. Maximum payout will be $1,500. If less then 30 tickets are sold the amount sold will still be deposited into the students CHARMS account. For example if we only sell 20 tickets then $1,000 will be deposited into the account. Any additional monies made over the $1,500 will go into the Disney fund to reduce the cost of the trip for all who are participating. Contact Jenn Karpf at to make arrangements to get your tickets! Jenn will be at Hospitality Knight this week.

December Lottery Raffle
Are you able to help sell a few? Tickets are $5 each, tickets will sell until the end of November or until sold out. Tickets are individually numbered (000-999) Drawing will be daily during December. We use the PA lottery evening drawing number for our raffle ticket winning number, straight number to win. Cash prizes daily from $25-$100. Each ticket will have 31 chances to win!

All proceeds will go to NPMA to support our Marching Knights program! Any questions, please contact Rose Durkin at Thank you to all that are helping sell tickets!

Please return stubs and payment to the BLUE BOX as they are sold so numbers can be validated.
November & December Mattress sale
Does your family need to replace their mattress?
Premium Resort Mattress at 55 E. Main St. Lansdale has sales for NPMK.
Any sizes of mattress you purchase, 5% will got to NPMK and you will earn 5 % student credit. There will be two open house dates to be determined later. Can’t make it to open houses? Call to make an appointment for any dates and times. Questions, contact Brad Jaffe at 610-888-3801.
Mattress Sale Flyer
Wawa Hoagie Coupons
Sherry Sutton will be selling Wawa Shortie Hoagie Coupons. Please contact her at to arrange a meeting time. The coupons are $5 with $1 going toward student credit.
Shopping online?
Use this link when shopping Amazon Smile and the NPMA will benefit.
New shopping online partner – Shutterfly
Shop at For every purchase you make through this link North Penn Music will receive 8%.
Upcoming Fundraisers
  • Greene Turtle – 10/27 (All Day)
  • Pancheros 2nd Wednesday of every month (5-7pm) no flyer needed.  20% of their sales got to NPMA. >> Flyer with details
  • Mattress Fundraiser for November & December
  • Umbrella and Stadium seat sales – starting in November
  • Pumpernicks – TBD
  • Designer Bag Bingo: 12/06 – Book your seat now or get your table together today!  Questions contact Jen Logan at
Any questions, please contact Jennifer Karpf at

GL Scrip Card Bonus Rebates

Now through November 1st, GLScrip offering bonus rebates on scrip for Bed, Bath & Beyond 8% and JCPenney 6%  To see the full list of retailers and rebate amounts, check out
Questions about scrip or need to get started?  Contact


A reminder to everyone that we can’t put videos of the show on social media -specifically because 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.

Remember to TAKE PICTURES!!
You can upload them to the Flickr Account – Info Below:
Username: northpennmusicaides

Should you be the one to create a new Album, here is the naming convention: “YYYY-MM-DD Name of the event or competition”. Please use this format so the albums stay in order.


  1. If your child needs to miss any rehearsals, please fill out the following Google Form: so that the staff can adequately plan.
  2. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Google Calendar
  3. Students and Parents should all sign up for Remind text message alerts! Instructions for how to join are here:
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