2016 Orchestra and Band on the Run
Dinner Show, Auction and Dance

Saturday, February 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1035 Carol Ln, Lafayette, California

Treat yourself to an evening of music while enjoying a sumptuous dinner
and auction at the 2nd annual Orchestra and Band on the Run fundraiser.
We'll round out the evening with dance music provided by NIMB parent D.J. Scott Haney.

Our auction items include everything from Disneyland
admission tickets to the SF Ballet to "A Roadmap to College"
counseling sessions with Audrey Slaughter and much, much more!

Our elite, student-led musical groups include:

Foothill Jazz Combo
Northgate String Quartet
Northgate Jazz Combo II
The Little Big Band
Northgate Jazz Combo I

Bring your friends AND your cash/credit card for fabulous auction items
and raffle prizes! Seating is limited, so get your tickets today at

Do you have a business and would like to support
via sponsorship or auction donation?
Contact Debra Haney or
Karen McKimmy.

2016-2017 Jazz Band Auditions

2016-2017 Jazz Band auditions will be held on March 1 and March 2
after school until about 5:30.

Students should attend both days of auditions.
Auditions for Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II are held simultaneously.

For more information, please contact Courtney Mizutani.

Panda Express Fundraiser

This Friday at Panda!

This is not just another NIMB fundraiser, folks...
this one was initiated and organized entirely by our
two wonderful junior cellists in Orchestra, Gloria Lin and Jessie Boucher.

NIMB will get 20% on all proceeds from dine-in, take out or
catering from this Panda Express
on Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove Road this Friday from 10 am - 11 pm.

You must have a hard copy or smart phone copy of
this specific flyer to participate in our fundraiser.

Grab your friends and family, show Gloria and Jessie
your support and COME ON OUT for Panda!

2016-2017 Marching Band and Auxiliary News

Drum Major and Jr. Drum Major Practice Clinics will be held after school on:

Tuesday, March 8th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 9th from 2:15pm-3:30pm
Thursday, March 10th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Auxiliary is also welcome to come and practice at the same times!

Drum Major / Jr. Drum Major Auditions and
DM and Auxiliary Leadership Interviews
will be held on Wednesday, March 16th @ 2:30pm.

MB Section Leadership Interviews will be held on
Monday, March 21st @ 3:30pm.

If you have any questions please contact Monica Collard,
MBA parent coordinator at kyle.monica@att.net.

Order Your "Best of Northgate Jazz" CD Here!

10 Great Northgate Jazz Band tracks from 2009 through 2015,
professionally mastered and featuring original "Bronco Jazz" artwork.

Yours for only $15! Please see the order form here.

For more information contact Tamara Helfer.

Gently Used Concert Wear - Northgate Musicians

Have you graduated or grown a lot?
Would you like to donate your gently used concert wear?
We need your help to be able to make concert attire available to our
2015-16 music students who need to borrow it.

Clothing items needed include: black concert dresses, tuxes,
white shirts and bow ties, jazz band suits, ladies' vests, and shirts,
marching band shoes. Read more (...)
Please contact Concert Dress Coordinator Sussan Kotsos
to donated gently used concert attire.

Show Your Bronco Pride with a 100% Cotton Northgate Tote!

The Northgate Instrumental Music Boosters are pleased to offer
these high-quality totes to the NHS community!

The totes are 100% cotton twill with reinforced cotton web handles
and an embroidered Northgate logo. These sturdy totes are $20/each
with an optional custom name added for an additional $5.

The tote order form is available here.

All proceeds support Northgate Instrumental Music programs,
serving 150 NHS students in 7 instrumental music groups
as well as programs for the NHS community!

For more information contact Monica Collard.

We Need Your Help!

Throughout the year I have been approached by many people
who have asked me what they can do to help out our music program.
Following are some very important jobs that we could really use
some help with!

Spring Program Ads
Transportation Coordinator Trainee

If you are interested in any of the positions or
need more information about them, please email
Tamara Helfer.

Next NIMB Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm at NHS

                          Upcoming Events            List of All Events

CMEA Jazz East Festival at NHS
Jan 15 & 16, NHS Little Theatre

Feb 25 - MDUSD Honor Orchestra Concert @ DVC, 7:30 pm

Feb 27 - Orchestra & Band on the Run, 6 pm

Feb 28 - Contra Costa Honor Jazz Band Concert @ NHS Little Theater, 3 pm