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- pay fees,
- access online and print forms,
- purchase NCHS Band Yard Signs
- purchase 2020 Plan B Show shirts for parents and families:
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(it was already available for Android devices)
Shop Amazon Smile and help the NCHS Bands!
Another reason to support the NCHS Bands with your talent and donations! Let’s keep this program going strong during this time of distancing!
(April 2020): Congratulations to Naperville Central High School, one of 148 schools in the United States that received the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation! A SMMA Award is an opportunity for an individual school (public, private, parochial or charter) to be acknowledged for its commitment to music education. It is a “school-only” distinction awarded as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program.
“This award recognizes that Naperville Central High School is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides policy implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing-while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.”
“Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. After two years of music education, research found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores that their less-involved peers and that students who are involved in music are not only more likely to graduate high school, but also to attend college as well. Everyday listening skills are stronger in musically-trained children that in those without music training. Significantly, listening skills are closely tied to the ability to: perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory. Later in life, individuals who took music lessons as children show stronger neural processing of sound; young adults and even older adults who have not played an instrument for up to 50 years show enhanced neural processing compared to their peers. Not to mention, social benefits include conflict resolution, teamwork skills, and how to give and receive constructive criticism. A 2015 study supported by The NAMM Foundation, “Striking A Chord,” also outlines the overwhelming desire by teachers and parents for music education opportunities for all children as part of the school curriculum.”
About The NAMM Foundation:
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
Hello Drumshow Friends,
Thank you for your continued support of NCHS Drumshow. Unfortunately, this season’s show has been canceled, as everything has been turned upside down because of COVID-19. We are so disappointed for the cast who have been tirelessly rehearsing and preparing since January to put on an amazing show for the community.
We really appreciate all those who bought tickets in advance to support the show. We will be offering two options for those who have purchased tickets. We can refund your ticket purchase, or we will be grateful for any ticket sales as donations to help offset the expenses already incurred for this year’s production. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know how you would like to proceed.
Thank you once again, and stay safe and be healthy! We hope to see you all next year!
With much love and appreciation for your support.
Members of NCHS Drumshow
NCHS Spirits Winter Guard 2020 Season Highlights
The NCHS Spirits Winter Guard was in the middle of one of their best seasons ever before it was cut short due to the cancellation of the World Championships due to recent events that have affected us all. We are all so proud of the 19-20 NCHS Spirits and especially wish the seniors sincere congratulations and wishes for success in their next chapter. We hope you will all stay involved in the Sport of the Arts!
Accomplishments for this season:
1St place Naperville North Show
1st place TF South
1st place Naperville Central Winter Classic
WGI Indianapolis Regional Finalist 7th place (best finish of all Illinois winter guards)
If you have not had the opportunity to see this wonderful show and the talent that these ladies leave on the floor – please watch their WGI Chicago Regional Final run here! (FF to the 2 minute mark if you like).
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10% OF THE TOTAL IS DONATED TO THE NCHS BANDS AND SPIRITS!
Thank you for considering the NCHS Band Booster Association in your 2020 Giving considerations. Contributions may be made by cash, check or credit card. Your 2020 donations are greatly appreciated! Please consult your employer about possible matching gifts too! The NCHS Band Booster Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit group. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law
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Your help is needed more than ever now!! Please consider a direct donation or using one of the fundraising tools below to help us keep the funds coming in for the bands. More than ever we need to be able to help families with lessons and band fees. Your donations mean so much to those who need our help!
We hope you are enjoying your experience with our band programs.
Whether your child(ren) are in the Marching Band, Curricular Bands, a Jazz Band, or a multitude of chamber or other ensembles such as Jazz Combo, Drumshow or Pep Band, the Band Boosters Association is here to help support them all in the form of equipment, logistics, volunteers and financial assistance. We are all Band Boosters as we support each other and our kids in their musical and sport of the art endeavors The NCHS BBA relies solely on the financial support of donations as well as our fundraisers and the hundreds of volunteer hours needed to run them such as Marching Classic, Trivia Night, car washes and more. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help the BBA, Spirits and Bands!
The NCHS BBA helps support all band programs through participation, volunteerism, and fundraising! It’s easier than ever to help support the NCHS Bands through a donation to the BBA:
Direct donations online: https://nchsbands.org/product/nchs-bba-donations/
Donation Form: Donations via cash or check
Amazon Smile: shop on Amazon with the special NCHS BBA link and help the Bands! Note: Online shopping with Whole Foods also counts towards the donations! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4512708
Plant and Flower Fundraiser: Order wonderful plants and flowers for May delivery. Orders due 4/15/20
Market Day: Market Day is back and ordering their delicious food saves you time and gives the NCHS BBA and Spirits a 10% donation! More items are being added every week. Check back often! (editors note: We have tried the pies, chicken, chicken tenders, chicken sliders, broccoli and corn. All have been very good! Please don’t hesitate to try Market Day!) https://nchsbands.org/market-day/
Facebook: Hold a fundraiser on your birthday and select Naperville Central High School Band Booster Association as the Nonprofit! We are listed in the supported 501c(3) non-profits that Facebook supports. The NCHS BBA will receive a check from Network for Good after your donation cycle closes. There are no fees! This is a great way to let family and friends support the bands!