March-a-Thon 2016

Enjoy the Music and Show Your Support!

Join us the morning of Saturday, September 10, 2016
for Northgate High School's annual March-a-Thon!

Walnut Creek's only Marching Band and Auxiliary will be parading
through the Northgate neighborhood to raise funds
for our school's instrumental music programs.
Line the streets and cheer on the band. Walk or bike along the parade route.
The March-a-Thon starts at 9:00 am near Northgate High School
on Hutchinson Drive and will make a loop, marching along Pontiac Dr,
Snyder Ln, Quiet Place Dr, Comistas Dr,
and surrounding neighborhood streets, before ending at noon with
a celebration for the performers at Northgate HS.

Parent Volunteers: We need help from all parents,
whether or not your student is in Marching Band.
Please access our Signup Genius link to claim one of our many
Volunteer Jobs to support March-a-Thon.
We need assistance distributing flyers in the Northgate neighborhood
prior to the event, and on September 10, we need adults
to accompany the marching students, do bike/traffic patrolling,
and to help with our pizza party after the event!
Contact March-a-Thon Coordinator Randy Wanser
(925-209-5602) for more information or questions.

Come on out, enjoy the entertainment, and show your support
at this fundraising event for Northgate. Tax-deductible donations
are accepted at
or by mailing a check payable to NIMB, PO Box 30232, Walnut Creek CA 94598.
Proceeds benefit the entire instrumental music program at Northgate,
which includes over 160 students in Concert Band, Symphonic Band,
Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands I & II, Marching Band and Auxiliary.

Monterey Jazz Festival

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
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.

NIMB Board Meeting

The 2016-2017 NIMB Board Meetings will be held at 7 pm on Tuesdays
in the NHS Instrumental Music Room on the following dates:

August 2
September 13
October 11
November 8
November 29
January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 6 at 6 pm, location TBD