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Birds of a feather...

...flock together! A special thanks to ALL of our volunteers this past weekend!!!! We truly could not have had such a successful invitational without the entire flock working together. Just as the marching sections come together to create the show, we have all come together to create an amazing season! As Mr. Thornbury quoted, "Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude." Thank you for your exceptional attitude in supporting the Marching Millers! October will be busy and "fly by"...check your calendars, read the emails and newsletters, and (as always) hydrate lol!

Marching Band Quick Info

  • Letter Jackets: Letter jackets are now on sale! Please see the information in Mr. Thornbury's email for more details. Jackets can by ordered here.

  • Fishers Invitational: Noblesville will perform at 7:15pm. Details below.

  • Menu: Your student will need a sack lunch and snack on Saturday (unless there is a section meal) and money for concessions at Fishers.

  • Schedule change from original calendar. October 2nd/3rd/4th. Check your email and/or marching website for more details on how this change impacts your student's section.

  • 50/50 Raffle is over $30,000!!!! Get more details here.

  • Fees - Invoices due by October 1st (or before)! THIS SUNDAY!!!! See update/info below from our treasurer.


Upcoming Dates

  • September 29th - Letter Jacket order forms due

  • September 30th - Fishers Invitational Contest. Performance Time: 7:15pm

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

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

  • 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


Fishers Invitational Information

  • Date: Saturday, September 30th

  • Time: Gates open at 4:15pm

  • Marching Millers Performance Time: 7:15pm

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

  • Schedule and Parking:

2023 FISHERS invitational Information
Download PDF • 3.67MB


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.


Water the Children!!!!

Please help your student remember water. There have been many students "borrowing" a water from the closet recently. They should be drinking water ALL DAY and refilling for practice on school practice days. A snack to eat after school is can also be helpful! EVERY SINGLE STUDENT IS IMPORTANT TO THE BAND! All are first string varsity players with no subs. We want everyone to be at their best for practice as we head into this exciting stretch of the season! We can help by making sure our students are rested, hydrated and all snacked up. It is time to SOAR!!

Jen Melton, Food Coordinator


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

Mark your calendars!! Marching Band fees are DUE SUNDAY!!!

Check your emails for the most up to date balance & payment options.

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


50/50 Raffle Information

This is it, Marching Miller Family, our last week before the drawing. Please, be sure to turn in all stubs, money, and unsold tickets to the Raffle Committee at pick-up on Thursday, Sept. 28. We need everything in on that day!

We would love to see that pot at least at $40,000, so use these last few days to sell, sell, sell, and promote, promote, promote! There are great graphics on the Raffle Facebook page that you can share to your own social media. Be sure to watch the live drawing on Oct. 5.

Let's make Raffle history!


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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