Band Update #5

April 20, 2020


Please be sure to post daily questions in the comments of the lesson.  This will help us keep moving forward and minimize the chance of anyone falling behind.


The spring concert is back on.  There will be a special live-stream on May 15 at 7p.  Watch Band Updates, Facebook group and our YouTube channel for more information.


Drum Major candidates are receiving online training from Crossroads Drum Major Camp.  This Wednesday NorthWood will have a very special guest clinician.  Arrangements have been made for Master Gunnery Sergeant Duane King of the United States Marines Band, Washington, D.C. a.k.a. “The President’s Own” band.  MGySgt King will discuss posture, conductive technique and style, leadership as well as differences between concert band conducting indoors and drum major conducting outdoors.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The Zoom meeting information is at the bottom.  This meeting is for any NorthWood student.  You will receive personal attention and not be in a Zoom meeting with hundreds of people.

Time: Apr 22, 2020 01:45 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 986 9491 4380
Password: northwood


Congratulations to the 2020/2021 parent leaders.  Thank you Dan and Michelle for many years of service to the band!

President – Brent Hochstetler
1st Vice President – Laurie Schmucker
2nd Vice President – Rhonda Hochstedler
Secretary – Mary Wendzonka


Commitment forms can be scanned or photographed and emailed to  Commitment forms may also be USPS mailed to the high school.

Check payments to close out band accounts for the current school year and check payments for next school year can be USPS mailed to the high school.  *** The deadline for fall registration payment is May 4.  Woodwinds and Brass may claim the early pay-off discount, if they pay in full prior to this deadline.  *Guard and Percussion will have a later discount deadline based on the date their audition tbd.

NorthWood HS Band
c/o Amber Pauls
2101 N. Main St.
Nappanee, IN 46550


A survey for band awards will be posted soon.  This will help get approximate numbers for our order.  Seniors will be the highest priority for delivery.  PERHAPS seniors could get their orders when text books and student devices are returned.  Depending on the prevailing rules at that time PERHAPS underclassmen could do the same or they may need to wait until fall.


Delivery of the Little Caesars pizza order has been delayed until mid-May.  It is anyone’s guess what the social distancing rules will be in May.  The delivery might need to be delayed further.  We will know more as we get closer.


Is still on!  Check the online calendar for details.  Guard Camp will be added before tryouts begin.