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Before they fly south...

Whew! It has been quite a busy September, but it will pale in comparison to October (affectionately called Bandtober). The next three days will be filled with rehearsals, performances, camaraderie...and, of course, snacks!

The seniors will be celebrated on Friday night before they metaphorically "fly south" from the program. These students' first marching experience was in their basements/garages through zoom, in the summer before the hybrid school year. The box truck drove through neighborhoods to deliver new instruments. When they did finally get on the field, they were masked and socially distanced. And despite all that, twenty three of them came back the next year, and the year after that, and have become this year's leaders. Be sure and come cheer them on during the pregame on Friday!

Many of you will be literally flying south soon! Rest up, enjoy your time together, and we'll see you soon at Band Camp!

Marching Band Quick Info

  • Regional Competition: Noblesville will perform at 7:15pm. Details below. Top ten bands advance to Semi-State.

  • Senior Night: Friday before the football game. Detail below.

  • Friday (Senior Night) menu: Nacho night! Pulled pork and beef nachos. Seniors will be allowed to cut the line and will have special reserved seating.

  • Saturday Rehearsal: Rehearsal is at the OLD Beaver Stadium by Ivy Tech. Bus will leave from there to go to Lafayette Jeff, but return our students to NHS after the competition. Student drivers, please park at NHS in the morning and walk to OLD Beaver Stadium.

  • Saturday Food: Your student will need a sack lunch and sack dinner for Saturday. The boosters will provide pizza upon arrival at Lafayette Jeff. There will NOT be time for concessions. Mr. Thornbury's e-mail has listed out multiple times to eat; please encourage your student to take advantage of these opportunities.

  • 50/50 Raffle sold out! Drawing will be Thursday at 7:30pm. Look for it on Facebook Live.

  • Fees - Invoices are now overdue! See update/info below from our treasurer.

  • Concert/Jazz/Guard spirit store coming soon!


Upcoming Dates

  • October 5th - Raffle drawing @7:30pm. Facebook Live!

  • October 6th - Senior Night at Football game. Halftime performance is the show!

  • October 7th - ISSMA Regionals @ Lafayette Jefferson. Performance Time: 7:15pm

  • October 16th - 19th - Band Camp

  • October 20th - BOA Super Regionals Prelims @ Lucas Oil. Performance Time: 8:45pm

  • October 24th - Wick's Pie Fundraiser Ends

  • October 26th - Community Night

  • November 6th - Marching Banquet @6:30

  • November 16th - Wick's Pie Pick-Up


Senior Night Information

Gates Open: 5:45pm for spectators. You WILL need to purchase a ticket.

Meet-up Time: 6:00pm in the NW corner of stadium (where the band plays).

Introductions: 6:30pm

PreGame Ceremonies: 6:48pm

National Anthem: 6:50pm


Regional Competition Information (Lafayette Jefferson)

  • Date: Saturday, October 7th

  • Time: First Class C performance at 11am

  • Marching Millers Performance Time: 7:15pm

  • Tickets: $10 at the gate (cash or card)

  • Schedule and Parking:

Lafayette Jeff Newsletter Info
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Awards and Patches

Many people have been asking about patches and awards. All of the information about how/when a student earns awards is on the band website awards page. At the bottom of the awards page are two helpful links: buy a lost patch/pin and inquire about a patch that was never received. Kristen Durst or Sarah Scholl will reach out regarding any ordered or overlooked awards.


$$$ Marching Band Fee Information From Your Friendly Neighborhood Band Treasurer

Marching Band fees are NOW OVERDUE!!!

A list of families whose invoice is carrying a balance past October 1st will be sent over to our Accounts Receivable department for collection purposes. Trust me, if you’re not a fan of email notices or certified letters, you do not want to be on this list!

Ireland Update

If you plan to utilize student fundraising funds towards Ireland you MUST request this by emailing

PLEASE NOTE: Students traveling to Ireland will not be eligible for financial assistance from the boosters for the 2023-2024 school year.


Jacky Doke, Treasurer -


Volunteer Information...IMPORTANT!

Volunteer Hours: Please email regarding total hours volunteered this season. Time is running out to meet the 15 hour requirement.

As a reminder, listed below is the volunteer commitment every family signed at the beginning of the season. It is available to have someone volunteer in your stead to meet this requirement if needed. Just have the student’s name listed on the SUG.

  • 15 volunteer hours total (per household)

*If you are unable or unwilling to fulfill these volunteer commitments in FULL, there will be an additional $300 fee for the season. This will be invoiced to you at the end of the season. This fee becomes part of the obligation to pay. You may opt-out of the volunteer requirement for the season by paying this fee in advance making a total of season fee of $1,200.


Packing Reminders for games/competitions (band/percussion only)

Students are responsible to bring the following (we may not have extras):

  • Black shorts

  • Black compression shirt

  • Black crew/knee socks (no skin showing)

  • Compression sleeves

  • Gloves

  • Marching shoes

  • Hair accessories as needed (see below)

  • Water jug

Hair Info: Hair must be smooth, off the collar, and able to fit into the shako (hat). It is a good idea to keep gel, hairspray, bobby pins and hairbands in a bag that comes to every competition/game.

The Marching Millers also have a student uniform crew that can help with any uniform questions. Gloves/socks/compression shirts can usually be purchased from Dawn Bailey the day of, if your student forgets theirs.

Questions? Contact Dawn Bailey


Thank you for reading until the end! Let me know if there is any information you would like included in upcoming newsletters.


Kristen Durst

Secretary, Noblesville Band Boosters

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