North Stars Music

Poise, Pride, Perfection

First Performance

Our North High Marching Stars will put on the first public performance of their show “Great American Past-time” this Friday, August 24th during half-time of the North High home football game against West High at Elwood Olsen field.  Come on out and support our football and band students as they put all their long hours of practice to work.  GO NORTH!

Band Schedule Update

*** IMPORTANT ***

The following update to our band schedule was issued today:


Tuesday, August 14 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM

Wednesday, August 15 – No Rehearsal due to the District Convocation. The
band room will not be available for sectionals either.

Thursday, August 16 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM

Friday, August 17 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM

Monday, August 20 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM

Monday, August 20 – Required Performance – “Fall Rollout” , Dress is new
band shirt, shorts of choice, athletic shoes, meet in the band room at
5:45 PM – Program starts in the Gym at 6:30 PM

Remember, rehearsals take place rain or shine.

Kevin P. Massey
Director of Instrumental Music
North High School

End of Band Camp

Well that wraps up Band Camp.  Our students have made outstanding progress over the past week.  We also held our annual Band Camp Potluck and had a super turnout.  Here are some shots form the last day at camp 2012.

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There were also some spontaneous outbursts of song and dance that were caught on video

KTIV News Visit

On Friday Nick Filipowski of KTIV News Channel 4 stopped by the practice field to interview a few band students and our band director, Kevin Massey, about the work that goes into our program.  The story and 2+ minute video made the evening and nightly news spots and you can catch it on their website by following this link: KTIV Story

It’s a very nice story/video which features interviews of Becca Holzrichter and Madeline Huff who did a fabulous job of detailing the hard work our students put in to make our program possible.

Start Saving Hy-Vee Receipts

August is the month that you can start saving those Hy-Vee Receipts to help earn cash for band.  It’s so easy to do, just collect your receipts for this month and when the next month rolls around add up all your receipt totals, bundle them up and bring them by when you come to the Band Parent Meeting or have your student drop them off to Mr. Massey. 

The only way it could be easier would be if little elves stopped by in the middle of the night and added the receipt totals for you, but that would be kinda creepy!

Band Camp Begins

Band Camp started today at 8 AM!   Make sure to wear sunscreen and take plenty of water.  Good Luck Band Campers!

Our band camp potluck takes place on Saturday August 11th at 4:30 PM in the North High Commons.  Parents need to make sure to attend the potluck with their student to learn about important band information for the upcoming year.

For more information view our Potluck PDF

Great Car Wash!

A big “Thank You” to Hy-Vee, our fabulous Siouxland community, and all you super band parents and students who pitched in to make our 2012 car wash a big success!  We raised funds towards our new band uniforms and got a nice tan to boot.  See ya next year …

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