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Welcome to the Norwayne High School Band Page!

On this web page, you will find all sorts of information intended for current band students, parents and alumni.  Make sure you scroll down to the "marching band" and "concert band" sections of this page!

Are you a Norwayne alumnus?  Click here to access our alumni page!

Pam CampBell's (Class of '06) poem, "Bando," can be accessed by clicking here.  Want to know what it's like to be a member of the Norwayne High School Band?  READ THIS!


Need an excuse form?  Download a PDF version by clicking here.  Remember:  NO EXCUSE WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT FIRST FILLING OUT AN EXCUSE FORM!

Interested in serving as a Band Aid?  Click here to download a copy of the "Band Aid Rights and Responsibilities."  Please remember to ALSO download a copy of the Emergency Medical Form (the "pink" form below) and get ALL forms signed by your parents!


Click here to access a PDF version of the 07-08 Band Handbook (coming soon)

Click here to access a copy of the Emergency Medical Information form (the "pink" form)

 "Bobcat pride" marching band

Interested in finding out what the "Bobcat Pride" Marching Band plays?

Click here to access the 2009 "Bobcat Pride" Repertoire List (coming soon)

Click here to access the "Bobcat Pride" Repertoire List, encompassing Competition shows, festival shows and other selections from previous years (coming soon).

 The Norwayne High School "Bobcat Pride" Marching Band will be experiencing some exciting changes for the 2009 marching band season.  We are pleased to announce the debut of our 2009 "Festival Show," a show that will be performed at the first two home games, several away games, and band festivals.  In order to appeal more to our home crowd (our most important audience), we are pleased to announce that there will be a different combination of selections performed for EACH HOME GAME, some even with their own drill!  Grab your concessions in the 3rd quarter and stay to watch the "Bobcat Pride" at halftime this season- it's going to be a great ride!

Show Title:  "Grammy Winners"
You Can Call Me Al  ...............................................
     from "Graceland," Album of the Year in 1986
Paul Simon
arr. Tom Wallace
     from "Toto IV," Album of the Year in 1982
arr. Jay Bocook
Viva La Vida ........................................................
     from "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,"
     Best Rock Album in 2008





Eric Ratica

Assistant Director:

Leanne Ratica

Counselors and Consultants:

Melissa Winkelman, Colorguard    
Doug Olenik, High Brass
(more staff will be announced in the near future)       

concert and jazz bands

Click on the links to view repertoire lists:
Concert Band Repertoire     Jazz Band Repertoire

About the Concert Band at Norwayne High School

The Concert Band at Norwayne High School is the major ensemble that meets during the winter and spring and is reflected in the grade for the second, third and fourth grading periods.  The concert band is responsible for a large amount of the growth, musical caliber and educational purpose of the Norwayne High School Band Program.  The ensemble performs a Holiday and  Spring Concert as well as performing at OMEA District Contest, the North Central Local Schools Fine Arts Festival, graduation, and possibly some other concerts and/or festivals that occur throughout the year.  Most of the rehearsing for this ensemble is done within the boundaries of the school day.  Some evening rehearsals are scheduled throughout the year in order to accommodate for guest conductors and clinicians as well as career center students who choose to participate in band. 

About the Jazz Ensemble at Norwayne High School

The Jazz Ensemble at Norwayne High School is open to an audition for the positions of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, 2 bass guitars, 2 acoustic/electric guitars, 2 pianos and 2 percussion.  The ensemble is “extra-curricular;” that is, it is a volunteer group that meets after school and is not part of the grade.  The jazz ensemble is formed on the premise that a decent commitment is made with a balanced instrumentation.  The jazz ensemble provides musicians with the chance to experiment and develop techniques with several forms of music, including swing, be-bop, Latin, rock, fusion, and funk.  Guitar and bass players must be able to read music, not just tablature.  The jazz ensemble performs with the concert band and concert choir on concerts scheduled throughout the school year.

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