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Time to Fly!!!

It's time to leave the nest and learn to fly! That's right...Marching Millers 2023 season is officially underway. Thank you to everyone for your involvement and participation up to this point, BUT we are just getting started.

Use these newsletters (and our informative website) to keep up-to-date on dates, deadlines and general information.

For those with only a few spare moments, information highlights can be found in the Marching Band Quick Info section, BUT I encourage you to read the entire newsletter! Upcoming dates are also included at the bottom. DISCLAIMER: Mr. Thornbury's e-mails always have the most recent information.

Marching Band Quick Info

  • Rehearsals start next week! Please see full calendar on our marching page!

  • Shoe and Glove orders are due by June 30th! Order at the Band Shop on our website!

  • Marching Pictures will be taken next week! See Mr. Thornbury's email for more information!

  • Summer Uniforms will be distributed next week. Students will need these for the upcoming 4th of July parade!

  • Fees - $300 deposit is PAST DUE! See update/info below from our treasurer.

  • All forms are now overdue! These include medical, concussion protocol and marching contract. Please bring these to rehearsal Monday June 26th or E-mail Band Booster president with questions. Extra forms will be available at Monday make up parent meeting.

  • Make-up Parent Meeting (for those that were unable to make the May meeting)- Monday June 26th 7:30pm NHS JR/Sr Cafe. Enter gate 1.

  • Parent Social Tailgate Night - June 29th - NHS Stadium. Come for food, fun and volunteer committee booths to learn more about volunteer opportunities that meet your needs!

  • Social Media - Join our FB parent group! Ask your section parent for information on joining the BAND App!

  • Volunteer - Check out our Volunteer page with Sign Up Genius Links AND HELP WANTED section! Be sure to check back often to discover how you can meet the volunteer hour requirement.

  • Level 3 Background Check - Volunteer badges (NEW for 2023) will be distributed at parent social night. Please email to check the expiration date of your background check. If you recently applied and were approved, please forward the approval email with badge to Link to apply for background check is on our volunteer page!


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

The success of our program heavily relies on each family to fulfill their financial obligations. As stated on the “commitment to excellence” information sheet, students are responsible for fundraising or paying a fee of $900.

The invoice schedule for the collection of these fees is as follows:

  • A $300 non-refundable deposit invoice was emailed to you mid May. This deposit is now overdue. Payment options will be included in the email.

  • The remaining $600 balance will be invoiced June 23rd and will be due by October 1, 2023. Monthly reminders will be sent until invoices are paid in full.

*Outstanding balances from previous seasons must be settled to participate in the current season.

Ireland Update

If you plan to utilize student fundraising funds towards Ireland you MUST request this by emailing I am in communication with Music Travel and can apply fundraised funds at any time towards your Ireland balance. Communication is key.

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 -


Section Parent Information

One of the fastest ways to get a question answered is to reach out to your section parent. They can assist with forms, general information, Band App name it, they will find it!


Sarah Scholl, Section Parent Coordinator -


Upcoming Dates

  • June 26th -June 29th, July 3rd - Drill Camp (2pm-9pm)

  • June 26th - Make-Up Parent Informational Meeting (7:30pm)

  • June 29th - Parent Social Tailgate @NHS Stadium

  • June 30th - Glove and shoe orders due!

  • June 30th - DCI Muncie (8:30am-midnight)

  • July 4th - Parade!

  • July 17th-21st/July 24th-26th - Band Camp (8am-5pm w/evening activities)

  • July 28th - Back to School Bash


50/50 Raffle Information

Get excited! It is time to kick off the Third Annual Black and Gold 50/50 Raffle. Starting June 29, tickets are available. Parents can pick up tickets to sell or go to and order online. We need your help, so check out the SignUp Genius to volunteer and get your hours knocked out.

Last year, we almost broke $40,000, with half benefitting ALL Noblesville band programs. It pays to play, and it pays to sell!


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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