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Back to School! 🚌

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

It's hard to believe it's back to school time, but here we are! Living the back to school August 1st dream!

Marching Band

Under the Direction of Eric Thornbury & Jacob Crossley

Transportation Fee

The $50 transportation fee info & form are now on the marching page. This is paid DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT (unlike any other marching band fees that are paid to the boosters). Please read the directions on the form carefully. You may send the $50 to school with your student!


Contest Prep "Social" for Parents - "Contest 101" (We're working on a catchy name)!

  • Thursday September 8th - 6:30pm 2 days before our first contest! Save the Date!

  • Learn all about marching band contests! Judging, scoring, classes, BOA/ISSMA, penalties, timing, etc.... Mr. Thornbury will "educate" us!

  • When to arrive? Where to sit? What to wear?

  • Practice our cheers and get organized! We will be LOUD and PROUD... and respectful of others!

  • Spirit items available (think laurels from 2021)!

  • Have a little fun... surprises and treats to eat!

  • Watch the Marching Millers do the final run through of "A Million Dreams" before their first contest of the 2022 season!

  • More details about this event in the coming weeks!


Prop Union Work Day!

Thursday August 4th

Prop Union work day with some build projects and other props work that needs to be done! Thursday Aug 4 starting at 5 PM and go until we finish but no later than 9 PM. It's a come and help when you can session. No need to work the whole time.

Please meet in band room or in the hall.

Please fill out this request if you would like to be added to the Prop Union Band App Group for ALL things Prop Union!


50/50 Raffle Fundraiser

A message from the raffle committee...

The raffle committee has many opportunities for marching band parents to volunteer that are 1-3 hour shifts on nights and weekends helping sell tickets. Please sign up for this fun way to get your volunteer hours in at: We will be selling tickets at many exciting local events and you can find our calendar at:

The 50/50 raffle for 2022 is off to a great start! The pot is currently $5,570 and growing! This is very important parent run fundraiser for the band boosters. Last year’s winner took home half the pot which was $14,505, and the band boosters got the same amount! We are planning to have a much bigger pot this year! This years drawing will be on fb live on 10/5/2022. You do not need to be present to win.

Ticket prices:

1 ticket- $5

5 tickets- $20

15 tickets- $50

30 tickets- $100

Want to help by selling tickets to family, coworkers, and friends? We have 2 ways:

1. Purchase tickets for them. You can use the raffle ticket tracking form to take ticket requests (not required , just a helpful tool). This form can be found found at:

2. We will also have ticket bundles available that you can "check out" and go sell. Then you can return any unused tickets and money collected to the raffle committee. These bundles will have instructions included with them.

The raffle committee booth will be set up near the north entrance inside the football stadium for ticket bundle pickup and for purchasing raffle tickets every Thursday from 8:00-9:00 pm when you are also welcome to watch the band run through practice. Look for our raffle flag!

*Additional information will be given during pickup.

Questions? Contact Noblesville Band Boosters:

Or visit our website:



Many shifts still available for after school rehearsals and NEW raffle booth locations! Visit our volunteer page!


Marching Schedule & Locations

Contest locations for our 2022 Season are now available on our marching band page! More details about travel and performance times coming at a later date.

9/17 - BOA Central Ohio. We will perform in the morning and hopefully again in the evening for finals. Parents, we are busy planning meals & rest time for the kids and will have many more details coming your way in the coming weeks! We will make sure they are well taken care of - fed, rested and ready to go! This will be a long day (no overnight). The first ever group of Marching Millers to travel out of state!

Lawrence & Center Grove Contests - Will most likely be evening performance times (after 7pm). Class A (the big schools) are typically last in performance order.


Food Coordinator & Food Allergies

Thank you to our 2022 Food Coordinator, Jen Melton! Jen is working closely with Christy Dopps & Janet York to make sure our kids are well fed this season! Snacks, meals, drinks, etc.... It's a HUGE task to feed 160 teenagers!

Please read our our 2022 Policy on Meals and Food Allergies and reach out to Jen with ANY questions or concerns! This document can also be found under "helpful links" on our marching band page.

Please watch this newsletter each week for menu updates! Our first pre-game football meal will be Friday August 19th!

Jen Melton



Invoice reminders have been sent via email for marching fees.

Please email our Treasurer, Jacky Doke, with any questions!


I will leave you with Dr. McCaffrey's "Dream" for the Marching Millers.... (Shared from the Back to School Bash)!

While I do believe it's amazing to DREAM BIG, just making state for the second year in a row would be a HUGE accomplishment! HUGE! BUT we LOVE the enthusiasm for the program, Dr. McCaffrey!

It's a great day for a great day!

BlackGOLD! 🖤💛

Amanda Sheets

Noblesville Band Boosters

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