Sep 15-21, 2019 Weekly Bulletin

This bulletin includes the following read below for details:
*NPMK Director’s Message
*NPMA General Meeting Sept 16
*Hospitality Knight Sept 19th
*Trivia Knight Sept 21st
*Knight of Sound – That’s a Wrap!
*New Uniform Top Cleaning Instructions
*Marching Knight Fees
*Who’s Your Section Parent?
*Football Mania Week 1
*GLScrip Bonus Rebates

NPMK Director’s Message

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, September 16 – Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 PM (Student Leader meeting 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, September 17
Winds/Battery – Report to PENNBROOK MS at 5:45 PM
  • Play for the Elementary Band Signups from 6:00-6:30 PM
  • Then…rehearse at Pennbrook 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Pickup from Pennbrook

Guard/Pit – Report to NPHS

  • Rehearse 6:30-9:00 PM as normal

Thursday, September 19 – Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00 PM

Friday, September 20 – OFF
Saturday, September 21 – Mini Camp 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (pack lunch)

NPMA General Meeting – Monday, September 16th

Don’t miss the NPMA General Meeting this Monday, September 16th from 6:30-8:30 in Rm A33 at NPHS.
All are encouraged to attend!

Hospitality Night: Thursday, Sep 19th 8-9pm

For those of you who are new, Hospitality Knight is an opportunity to come out and support your student(s), chat with fellow parents and see how the show is progressing.  As always we will be serving light refreshments.

TIP: Check out the Parent Handbook for more info on Hospitality Knight (pg 17) and other NPMK traditions.

3rd Annual Trivia Knight: September 21st

Doors will open at 6 pm. Fun begins at 7pm-10pm at the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Co 1590 Bustard Rd Kulpsville.

  • Advanced Tickets $25.00 (by 9/14) or @ Door $30.00
  • $5.00 Student Credit per ticket for a NPMA child (MK, also includes Jazz, Concert Band going to Disney)
  • Teams are 8-10 ppl to a table so get your tickets in advance!
  • BYOB- 21 and over to attend- no exceptions
  • Food, 50/50 and raffles will also be available!

Mark your calendars and come out for a night of guaranteed fun!

Please contact Jen Logan at to reserve your tickets now!

Knight of Sound – that’s a Wrap! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Thank you to my Committee Chairs, and to each and every one of you for your support and the Knight of Sound. It couldn’t have happened without the volunteers who streamed through Crawford Stadium yesterday! It was great to see and work with so many familiar faces, but even better to see SO MANY new Marching Knights families helping out. All OF YOU made the Knight of Sound a success.

Congratulations to everyone and THANK YOU for another successful Knight of Sound.

Jennifer Karpf
Chairperson, Knight of Sound


KNIGHT OF SOUND – A few housekeeping items

Anyone who loaned anything (Canopies, Coolers, etc.) Please come to the band garage on Monday during full unit practice to pick up your items.

If you borrowed a volunteer shirt please make arrangements to return it to Jenn Karpf so that we have it for the indoor show.


WANT TO CHAIR NEXT YEAR’S KNIGHT OF SOUND? Now’s the time to start thinking about it. If you’d like to learn more about this position, contact Jenn Karpf at 

New Uniform Top Cleaning Instructions

Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.
No dryer, no iron.

Marching Knight Fees

The band season is well underway, please make sure your students Marching Knight fees are current.  The third payment of $105 was due on September 10th. Please check your students Charms account for current outstanding amounts.  Any questions please contact

Who’s Your Section Parent?

Your kids have Section Leaders and YOU have Section Parents! The Section Parents organize things like section raffle baskets, CHAMPS dinner, calls for volunteers, etc. They’re a great resource, especially for new members, feel free to reach out to them with your questions.
Karen Albright
Dessie Hershey
Alto Sax
Chris Bland
Low Reeds
Chris Bland
Gloria Riley
Jenn Karpf
Merryl Meyers
Low Brass
Lynanne Bates
Battery Percussion
Jenny Platt
Hope Heck
Front Ensemble
Elisa Jaffe
Laura Mehrman
Wendy Killian

Football Mania Week 1

This week we had one $25 winner.  It was Lisa Stio, and her ticket was sold by Joe Logan. Congrats!
Any questions, contact Aimee Wendt at


Wawa Hoagie Coupons
Sherry Sutton will be selling Wawa Shortie Hoagie Coupons. Please contact her at to arrange a meeting time.

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

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • Trivia Night: 09/21
  • Pancheros: Spring House – 09/22, Sunday (4-8pm)
  • Margaritas: 10/09, Wednesday (All Day)
  • Cannoneers Club Burger Day: 10/20, Sunday – timing to be provided
  • Designer Bag Bingo: 12/06

More Dining Outs coming up soon — keep an eye open for more details!!!

Any questions, please contact Jennifer Karpf at

GL Scrip Card Bonus Rebates

GLScrip is offering bonus rebates now through September 20th on several retailers:  Arby’s (10%), Boston Market (14%), Shutterfly (11.75%), and Royal Caribbean (16%)are just a few of them.
Check out to see the full list of retailers and rebate amounts.
Questions about scrip? Contact Donna McDonnell at with any questions.


As we approach the Marching Band Season in August I would like to remind everyone we can’t put video’s on Social Media of the Show – 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 as Band Camp approaches – 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 this summer, please fill out the following Google Form: so that the staff can adequately plan.
  2. Download the NPMK Summer Calendar and NPMK Fall Calendar . 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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