Jan 19-25, 2020 Weekly Bulletin

This bulletin includes the following read below for details:
*This Week’s Schedule
*NPMA General Meeting 1/21
*Guard Home Show Volunteers Needed
*Knight of Jazz 2/7
*Student Financials
*Visual Ensemble Information
*Disney Trip FAQs

This Week’s Schedule

Monday, Jan 20th
No Rehearsal – MLK Day
Tuesday, Jan 21st
3:00-5:00 PM – Navy Jazz Rehearsal
6:00-9:00 PM – Winter Percussion Rehearsal
6:30-8:30 PM – NPMA General Meeting – Rm A33
Wednesday, Jan 22nd
6:00-9:00 PM – Visual Ensemble – Columbia Gym
7:00-9:00 PM – Columbia Jazz Rehearsal
Thursday, Jan 23rd
3:00-5:00 PM – Navy Jazz Rehearsal
6:00-9:00 PM – Winter Percussion Rehearsal
7:00-9:00 PM – Columbia Jazz Rehearsal
Saturday, Jan 25th
9:00-3:00 PM – Winter Percussion Rehearsal
9:00 AM – Visual Ensemble Rehearsal
*all students will need to bring a lunch, extra snacks, AND a dinner/money for dinner at the competition.
6:40 PM – Visual Ensemble Competition at Spring-Ford Area High School

NPMA General Meeting – Tuesday, Jan 21st

Don’t miss the NPMA General Meeting this Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30-8:30 in Rm A33 at NPHS. All are encouraged to attend!

Guard Home Show Volunteers Needed!

The home show for the middle school and high school guards is fast approaching on Saturday, February 1st, and we are short on volunteers! There are 30 units registered to attend, so we will need all hands on deck! Please use the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer and help make this show a success! You do NOT have to be a guard parent to help out. The more the merrier!

Mark Your Calendars for Knight of Jazz – Friday, Feb 7th

Jazz families – We will need various forms of help/contributions. Please click the link below to sign up.

Business ads are needed for the KOJ program book. PLEASE consider advertising your or your friends’ / colleagues’ / relatives’ businesses in the program. Last year we sold only 4 ads and we can do much better!! This is a great way to fundraise for the jazz program. You do not have to be in the jazz bands to advertise! 

Contact co-chair Christine McNaull at with questions. Thank you for your support!

Student Financials

All fundraising is current and up to date in Charms to make sure you can take advantage of all fundraising credit towards the Disney trip. When using this fundraising student credit, please log into Charms (instructions on the website) and request funds to be transferred. For the Disney trip, you are able to use funds as a partial payment. Going through Charms ensures the money is being applied correctly for your student. Once the student credit has been transferred, a confirmation email is sent to confirm the transfer. Any questions, please contact Jenny Platt at

Visual Ensemble Information

The first installment of your student fees is now due. Please be sure to put your check in an envelope marked with your student’s name and NPVE Activity Fee in the blue box in the band room.


Please use the link to our spiritwear sale to get your NPVE gear, including this year’s show shirt (show shirts are NOT included on the cost of the season for Visual Ensemble, you must purchase them on your own if you or your student would like one). The art work for the shirt should be available on the site soon! Orders for NPVE are open through January 23rd!
NPVE Spirtwear Link
  • Be sure to click SUBMIT at the very end of the Review Order Page.  Your order is not complete unless you receive an order confirmation via email.  Contact the vendor with any questions.
  • Orders will be accepted through January 23, 2020.
  • Billing address and shipping address should be the same.  All orders will be delivered to Andrea, who will distribute them at practice.
  • Thank you for your order!


Monday 1/20- No Practice- MLK Day
Wednesday 1/22- Practice 6:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 1/25- Practice begins 9:00AM, all students will need to bring a lunch, extra snacks, AND a dinner/money for dinner at the competition
Competition at Spring-Ford Area High School 1/25- Visual Ensemble performs at 6:40PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students. More detailed information was on the handout and sent through email by Mrs. Cullen. If you have any questions, please email

Disney Trip FAQs – April 6-11, 2020

Payment Schedule & Deadlines

  • 10/15/19- $100 initial non-refundable deposit-OVERDUE
  • 10/15/19- Google form registration-OVERDUE/CLOSED
  • 11/12/19- $250.00 installment due-OVERDUE
  • 12/6/19- Bag Bingo Fundraiser- 50% of the proceeds go to Disney
  • 12/10/19- $250.00 installment due – OVERDUE
  • 12/16/19- Room sign up – View the Disney Room SignUp Genius
  • 1/7/20- $500.00 installment due – OVERDUE
  • 2/4/20- $400.00 installment due

Tentative Schedule

  • 4/3/20 – Luggage Check
  • 4/6/20 – Travel Day (Times TBA)
  • 4/7/20 – Hollywood Studios / Jazz Band (10:30am) & Chorus (4:45pm) on Marketplace Stage, Disney Springs
  • 4/8/20 – Animal Kingdom / Concert Band (10:30am) on Marketplace Stage, Disney Springs
  • 4/9/20 – Epcot & Special Dinner / Orchestra (12:00pm) on Marketplace Stage, Disney Springs
  • 4/10/20 – Magic Kingdom / NPMK (2:30pm step off) in Magic Kingdom Main St Parade
  • 4/11/20 – Travel Day (Times TBA)

*Disney reserves the right to change performance times at a moment’s notice.

*Disney Springs is free admission, but Magic Kingdom requires a ticket to see the parade. Students must be available 90-120 min prior to all performances as well as at least an hour after the performance to be able to get back to the parks. Please take this into consideration when making dining reservations.

If your child is a Band member, your payments will be payable to “NPMA” or you can use the Paypal button on the website after adding a 3% fee. Questions about payments can be directed to Jenny Platt by emailing

If your child is a Choral or Orchestra member, your payments will be payable to “North Penn Choral Boosters” Questions about payments can be directed to Tracy Calvaresi by emailing .

We were hoping to use the NPMA “Disney” fundraisers to bring down those children’s fees however with the airfare prices, we had to use those proceeds to keep the fee at a maximum of $1500.00. Transportation fees, chaperone, crew fees etc. will be paid by these fundraisers and will not be embedded in the children’s fees.

12 Chaperones have been picked and notified. Majority are our directors or parent organization representation. We will have a school nurse with us included in that total. Thank you for all the inquiries we appreciate all the interest in going with us.
Any questions, contact


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

January/February 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.

Questions, contact Brad Jaffe at 610-888-3801.
>> Download the Mattress Sale Flyer


We are excited to offer 2 styles of umbrella. We will have a 60″ arc golf umbrella which will sell for $19.99 ($5 of each sale will go to your student as a credit). We will also be selling a 56″ arc folding umbrella which will sell for $17.00 ($3 of each sale will go to your student as a credit). Both umbrellas will be personalized with the NP logo in white. They are due to arrive on Monday so my hope is to have them at the parents meeting Monday night! Can’t make the meeting Monday night contact Jenn Karpf to make arrangements at

Wawa Hoagie Coupons

Sherry Sutton will be selling Wawa Shortie Hoagie Coupons. Please contact her at to arrange a meeting time. The coupons are $4 with $1 going toward student credit.

Shopping online?

Use this link when shopping Amazon Smile and the NPMA will benefit.
Amazon Smile link

New shopping online partner – Shutterfly

Shop at For every purchase you make through this link North Penn Music will receive 8%. You can get double your savings this week by purchasing a gift card through script (9% currently) and using it on your purchase.

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • Pancheros 2nd Wednesday of every month (5-7pm) no flyer needed. 20% of their sales got to NPMA. >> Pancheros Flyer with details
  • Mattress Fundraiser for January & February (going on now)
  • Umbrella sales – available now!
  • Candy bar sales
  • Chipotle – February 9th from 4-8pm (flyer to be provided at a later time) – 33% will be donated.

Any questions, please contact Jennifer Karpf at

GLScrip Bonus Rebates

GLScrip offering bonus rebates. Now through 1/24, earn 7% rebate on Home Depot and now through 1/31, earn 10% on TGIFriday’s. Questions about scrip? 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) Don’t forget to subscribe to the Google Calendar
2) If your child needs to miss any rehearsals, please email their Director so that the staff can adequately plan.
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