NOMB Newsletter

Championships Edition!

A great colonial classic!

A sincere thank you to EVERYONE who helped us pull off a tremendous Colonial Classic! From donations, to ad sponsors, to event volunteers, we couldn't do this without you.

Thank you to all of our committee members for their preparation and leadership.

Championships Week is Here!

It's hard to believe, but we're already at championships week! Help us cheer on our Marching Colonials as they work to have their best performances of the season this weekend.

Cavalcade of Bands American Open Championships

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 6pm

100 West Hersheypark Drive

Hershey, PA

The event begins at 6:00 PM, with the NOMB performing at 8:30. Awards are at 9:30 PM. CLICK HERE for a full schedule.

Ticket Prices (If purchased ahead of time):

  • App. $22.00-$25.00

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for a slightly lower rate. CLICK HERE for spectator information.

Please remember that Hersheypark will charge approximately $10.00 for parking.

Candy Grams

Candy Grams will be sold before and after rehearsals during the week. It's a sweet way to encourage our members as they travel of their championship performance! All profits go back to the New Oxford High School band program.

Candy Gram Schedule:

- Tuesday 11/5 5:30-6:30

- Tuesday 11/5 8:30-9:15

- Thursday 11/7 5:30-6:30

- Thursday 11/7 8:30-9:15

- Saturday 11/9 12:30-1:30

Championship Decorations- Help Wanted

From Melanie Adams:

This week we are preparing decorations for Championship Saturday. Your help is welcome and appreciated. I will be there from 6:00 - 9:00pm, Monday - Wednesday and will determine Thursday times by about Tuesday. Please meet in the band room.

Announcements and Schedules

We're bringing the "Chill" this week... with temps below freezing!

Students need to have layers, hats and gloves, hand warmers, etc!

Under the uniforms, students may (and should!) wear compression tops/bottoms, such as under-armour. They may (and should!) dress in layers so long as it is completely hidden under the uniform and their movement is not restricted! Hand warmers, jackets, hats, and gloves are also highly encouraged when students are in the stands.

Colorguard should confirm with their instructional staff what is/is not appropriate to wear underneath the uniform.

Students will not be permitted to use the hats, gloves, and scarves from the uniform in the stands at games or competitions; come prepared!

Day-by-Day Schedule

Our Championship schedule remains the same this week; we need you here!


  • Colorguard (5:30 PM-9:00 PM)


  • Musicians (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)


  • Full NOMB (6:00 PM-9:00 PM)


  • Playoff Game at Cedar Cliff High School


  • Cavalcade of Bands American Open Championships at Hersheypark Stadium!

Football Game Itinerary (At Cedar Cliff HS)

4:00- Band room opens; trailer loading

5:00- Depart for Cedar Cliff High School

6:20- Arrive at Cedar Cliff High School

6:35- West Shore SD Band Performance

7:00- Game start

Halftime- Chill...

App. 9:15- Game ends

App. 10:30- Arrive at NOHS

Saturday Itinerary (Cavalcade Championships!)

1:30- Rehearsal begins
  • Note- be sure to eat breakfast and lunch ahead of rehearsal!

4:00 PM- Rehearsal ends

  • Load trailer
  • Dinner (Booster-provided)
  • Make sure your instrument and shoes are CLEAN!

5:30 PM- Leave for Hersheypark Stadium

6:45 PM- Arrive at Hersheypark Stadium

  • Use restroom, unload, finish changing

7:20 PM- Warm-ups begin

8:10 PM- Walk to Gate

8:30 PM- Chill...

  • After our performance, we will get a group picture taken. All orders can be done online after the event. No money is needed for this at this time. We may not have time to go back to the buses.

9:30 PM- Awards

10:15 PM- Depart for New Oxford

App. 11:30 PM- Return to New Oxford

What to bring:

  1. Your "Chill" shirt for under your uniform (and any layers underneath to keep warm)
  2. Water and snacks
  3. A jacket for after we perform.

2019 NOMB End-of-Season Party

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6-8:30pm

130 Berlin Road

New Oxford, PA

Please sign-up here to bring some snacks or drinks! If you intend on eating Pizza, there will be a small charge per person (a couple dollars) just to help cover the expense. RSVP sheets will be in the band room this week (helpful to get a count for pizza).

We will start @ 6:00 in the Auditorium with special presentations and then move to the NOMS Cafeteria for the party.

All NOMB members, family and friends are welcome to attend!

NOMB Absence Form

Please remember to continue using this Google Form when submitting absences for your students as soon as you are aware of them. Please remember this MUST be done by a parent or guardian.

Please also remember that attendance is vital to our success, multiple absences may prevent a student from performing with the band on a given weekend. We understand that there are times when missing a day is unavoidable, but we ask you to strive for the best attendance possible.