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Road Trip!

We're off to Ohio (O-H! ☺️) The first EVER out of state competition for the Marching Millers! We have an amazing team of parents assembled to support our band and this is going to be a memorable experience for parents, students and directors! Parents, we are in midst of competition season and rehearsals are going to be intense... encourage your child and remind them "Don't miss out on something that could be GREAT... Just because it could also be difficult". The reward has potential to be EPIC! #LifeLesson #HardWork #DrinkWater

Mr. Thornbury's sign in the band room! #TrueWords

Weekly Summary:

  • PLEASE DO NOT post video of our competition show on social media!

  • Marching Trip to Ohio! See FULL details below.

  • Spirit Wear & Raffle Ticket Pick up Thursday 8-9pm North Parking Lot

  • Online Sales of Raffle Tickets - NOW LIVE!

  • Marching Rehearsal 5:30 - 9pm Thurs/Friday!

  • Patron Ad form now available! Business ads in our concert programs! Support the Band Program!

  • Letter Jackets available for order! See our student awards page for more info & FAQ's! Due Sept 28th.

  • Homecoming Parade sign ups live!

  • Black & Gold Volunteer sign ups will be posted by Friday! We're doing our best!!

  • Add any of YOUR photos from the season to our google drive for end of season slide show & social media sharing!


Concert Band

Under the Direction of Eric Thornbury & Jacob Crossley


Marching Band

Under the Direction of Eric Thornbury & Jacob Crossley

BOA Ohio:

Saturday September 17th

Columbus, OH (Fortress Obetz is the name of the stadium)

Noblesville performs in prelims at NOON.

Finalist bands announced at 4:30pm

IF we make finals, we will perform between 7:30pm - 10:15pm.

BOA (Bands of America) is a national level competition. BOA is NOT affiliated with our state ISSMA organization. We will be competing against bands from all over the midwest! All bands will perform in prelims and 12 bands will be named BOA Regional Finalists. The finalist bands will perform again in BOA Regional Finals Saturday evening.

*Please see detailed schedule (emailed) for students from Mr. Thornbury!

Suggested Packing List:

  • Equipment/Uniform

    • Instrument or Guard Equipment

    • Black marching shoes

    • Long/tall black socks (maybe 2 pair because of 2 performances)

    • Gloves, if part of your uniform

    • Black compression shirt for under uniform

      • You may purchase your own extra. It must be short sleeved, fitted and black (logos are fine since it will remain a base layer and not seen).

    • Guard: proper undergarments, black flip flops & makeup

    • Hair accessories, whatever is needed to have perfect performance hair

  • Other Important Items

    • Extra deodorant #Teens

    • Big water bottle/jug, filled with water and ice

    • Lunch or money for concessions after first performance (Cash)

    • Snacks (breakfast/goodie bags will be provided before boarding bus)

    • Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen, for practice time at DJHS

    • Blanket and pillow for the rest time at DJHS and the bus rides

    • Medications, given to Mr. Thornbury on Saturday morning

    • Headphones, charger or battery pack for phone.

    • Comfy clothes for rest time (there is NOT a place to change before performance at the Fortress, but they will be able to change between performances)



  • Noon: Marching Millers perform in prelims

  • 1:30pm: Travel to Dublin Jerome High School for rest. Parents, if you are not chaperoning we ask that you do NOT come to DJHS. The kids need quiet time to regroup!

  • 4:30pm: 12 finalist bands announced. Director & Drum Majors will return to represent Noblesville for this announcement.

  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm: IF qualified we will perform in FINALS!

  • 10:45pm: Final Awards


Hello from the food coordinator! We have an EXCITING day ahead Saturday! Please find the information about planned snacks and dinner below. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns! Jen Melton,, 317-363-3798

  • 5:00 am - Breakfast/snack bags provided by each section. Students can eat immediately or as needed during the day. THANK YOU section parents and volunteers for organizing this!

  • Arrival at The Fortress - A protein heavy snack will be available during unloading.

  • Lunch - Concessions available after performance. Students should bring money to purchase concessions. The boosters will not provide any concession money.

  • Dinner - Tentatively planned for 6:00 pm. This may change according to evening times for finals. 6 inch Subway sub (ham, turkey, and veggie available), chips, cookies, fruit, and water will be provided by the boosters for dinner.

  • Late Night - Following the evening performance a snack will be available.

Frequently asked food questions this week:

  • Can my student pack their own snacks? YES!! Please help your student pack things they like and enjoy eating! It is a long day!

  • Do they need to wait until arrival to eat their breakfast bag? NOPE! They will grab their bags before getting on the bus and can eat right away or hold off as they prefer.

  • Do the boosters provide any snacks or a meal during the day? YES! See the schedule above for what the boosters are providing.

  • Will the students have access to water? YES! We are taking the big orange jugs and squeeze bottles. Bottled water will also be available with dinner. Your student should bring their usual hydration with them to make sure they are well-hydrated during the day.

Chaperones: Due to BOA rules, we were given a very limited number of credentials. All bus chaperones are also doubling as prop helpers.... therefore our bus chaperone sign ups were all filled by Prop helpers! Stay tuned for open chaperone sign ups for our Center Grove Contest on Oct 8th!


Spirit Wear Pick up

Final round of sprit wear can be picked up Thursday Sept 15th between 8-9pm in the North parking lot. Extra show shirts can be purchased in our Noblesville Band Shop (only mediums available). We will NOT have another run of spirit wear.


Homecoming Week:

Looking ahead to homecoming week! The band will be staying after school Friday to participate in the Homecoming Parade and then football game! Details and schedule next week!



We are so excited to announce that we are now selling raffle tickets from our website! Please help us by sharing our website link to your social media and promote the 50/50 raffle so your friends can participate in the band boosters biggest fundraiser. We are making this very easy for you! All you need to do is copy and paste this message in blue below:

Visit to get your 50/50 raffle tickets!

The Noblesville Band Boosters 50/50 Raffle pot is currently $15,800.00 and growing! Last year’s winner took home half the pot which was $14,505, and the band boosters got the same amount to do amazing things for all the NHS bands! This year's 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

Questions? Contact Noblesville Band Boosters:


This is going to be an amazing weekend! I look forward to spending the time with the entire #bandfamily!


Amanda Sheets

Noblesville Band Boosters

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