NORTH PENN MUSIC AIDES

June 28-July 4, 2020 Weekly Bulletin

This bulletin includes the following read below for details:
*NPMA Director’s Message
*NPMA General Meeting 6/29
*NPMA Banquet Cancelled
*Fundraising
*Publicity
*Reminders

NPMK Director’s Message

Thank you for registering your child for the 2020 North Penn Marching Knights. My name is Joe Santanello and I am the Band Director. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this lengthy email. While we know there are many challenges this year to running a successful marching program, rest assured that the North Penn administration, the Marching Knights staff and our amazing North Penn Music Aides are all working to make this season a great one for our students.

There are a few things I would like to make every parent aware of before the season begins. First, we are having a mandatory meeting for all parents of new and returning members. This meeting will take place on Zoom and is at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 29th. To join the Zoom meeting, please follow this link:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9999205397?pwd=YmhrUkRKMTcyWVBYZlQ4ekZRR3VEdz09

Meeting ID: 999 920 5397
Password: 082587

It is more important than ever that we have all parents at this first meeting due to the unique circumstances of starting this season among the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the concerns that you may have as a parent will be addressed. To ensure the meeting goes smoothly, please make sure you have downloaded and updated Zoom either on your mobile device or computer prior to the meeting. Please also plan to log in to the meeting at least ten minutes early. We will start promptly at 6:30 PM out of respect for everyone’s time. We are limited to 100 participants in Zoom so please only one device per household should log in to the meeting.

Next, if you haven’t completed your Medical Form and Student Commitment Form, please do so as soon as possible and send them back to me. We want to make sure that everyone is aware of the responsibilities and expectations of members of the Marching Knights. If you have a problem filling this form in online, please print, complete and send it in with your child at the first rehearsal.

I also want to share a link to our NPMK 2020 Calendar. This calendar is updated frequently due to the changing circumstances we are dealing with this year. Please take note of all dates and times for rehearsals, football games, competitions and other events. We expect Marching Knights members to attend everything on the calendar. However, we understand that there are some circumstances that may prevent your child from attending. Please consult the NPMK Attendance Policy and Absence Form and complete the form if necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Last, you should have received an email from me with an invoice for your 2020 NPMK fees. Please review it carefully and let me know if you have any concerns.

We truly want the best experience possible for our NPMK students this year. Your feedback and support is appreciated always. I look forward to speaking to you all at next week’s meeting.

Thank you,
Mr. Santanello
santanjj@npenn.org


NPMA General Meeting – Monday, June 29th

Mark your calendars! The next NPMA General Meeting will be on Monday, June 29th via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9999205397?pwd=YmhrUkRKMTcyWVBYZlQ4ekZRR3VEdz09Meeting ID: 999 920 5397
Password: 082587


NPMA Banquet Cancelled

Dear Families,
I hope this message finds you well.  We have been working hard as a staff to get the Marching Knights up and running. Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel our annual NPMA Banquet.  Our initial decision to postpone the Banquet from the end of May until the end of July was to give us time to develop a plan for a safe experience for our families and also wait for the pandemic to slow.  While it is true that the pandemic has slowed and we have entered the “green” phase here in Montgomery County, we don’t believe we can offer a banquet experience that is congruent with the safety expectations for Marching Band that I have been developing with our administration team in NPSD.  We will be working on a plan to deliver senior awards and properly recognize our very deserving seniors and I will share that soon.  Any underclassmen awards will be delivered during our upcoming summer rehearsals.  I know this is another disappointment for many but we feel that this move is best for the Marching Knights organization as a whole, as well as the safety of our members and families.
Thank you,
Mr. Santanello

Fundraising

Shopping online?

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

New shopping online partner – Shutterfly

Shop at northpennmusic.shutterflystorefront.com For every purchase you make through this link North Penn Music will receive 8%.

Publicity

VIDEO REMINDERS:

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.

PHOTOS WANTED:

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

Flickr.com/photos/npma
Email: npmapublicity@gmail.com
Username: northpennmusicaides
Password: Npma1972! (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE PASSWORD!)

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.


Reminders

1) Don’t forget to subscribe to the Google Calendar https://northpennmusic.com/calendar-2/
2) Download the printable NPMK 2020 Calendar
3) If your child needs to miss any rehearsals, please complete the NPMK Absence Form so the Director and staff can adequately plan.
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