Fanfare is Saturday October 6, 2018
What is Fanfare?
Each fall Novi hosts a marching band competition in conjunction with The Michigan Competing Band Association (MCBA). This competition like other MCBA events help bands qualify for State Championships at Ford Field in November. Bands will perform in front of a panel of judges who assess the bands in several areas: precision in marching, performance of music, and overall effect of the show. The bands are divided into five divisions, called Flights, based on the individual school’s student population. For 2018, Flight I bands have student enrollments of greater than 1,710 students. Novi is in this category.
Hosting the Event
First hosted at Novi High School in September 1990, Fanfare is now entering its 28th consecutive year. Novi has consistently been praised for the quality and hospitality shown during this event. For 2018, we are hosting 9 bands for Fanfare. As the host, we are responsible for seeing that the competitive bands have a great experience. There are many opportunities to assist in Fanfare, including: Arriving Bus Greeters, Concessions, Field Support, First Aid, Hall Monitors, Judge Assistance, Registration Lead, Program Lead, 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales, Security, Shout-Out Sales, Admission Ticket Sales, Traffic/Equipment/Logistics and Warm-Up Timers. Parent volunteers are the key to ensuring that Novi continues to uphold its great reputation and is given the chance to host again in the future.
Dedicated volunteers have offered to perform lead roles to ensure the success of this fundraiser. Planning is in earnest approaching our event.. As described above, we have many areas that will need to be staffed for Fanfare. We need at least one parent from each of our band families to volunteer for at least one shift to help make this a successful event. Share part of your afternoon and/or evening with us on Saturday, October 6, 2018. We will let you know what you need to do, so no experience is necessary. A willingness to help and a smiling face are what we need from you. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved with the fantastic Novi High School Marching Band. Again, your participation with this fundraiser and the others throughout the year ensure that band fees next year will be kept as low as possible, while still providing the quality instruction and superior staffing of this organization. Please let us know today how you can help make Fanfare a successful event by adding your name to the Fanfare Volunteers SignUpGenius.
Fanfare Program Ads
Deadline for submission is September 21st.
What is a Feature Advertisement?
These are personal ads that you can place into the Fanfare Program to show your support for your favorite Band or Color Guard member. Feature Ads come in the four sizes detailed in the table below. They will be printed in black and white in the booklet. Anyone can purchase a feature ad in the program! Show your support of a student, section or the event by placing a feature ad in the program! Not sure what to write? Please see some examples from previous programs.
How can I Purchase a Feature Ad?
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- Please use the Feature Ad PowerPoint Template to create your ad.
- Decide on your photo(s) and text layout; import high resultion photos for the best quality.
- Make sure the entire ad fits 100% into the frame.
- Save the ad as a PowerPoint file and email it to Andrea Engler.
- Send a check written out to "Novi High School Band Boosters" for the amount of your ad to Feature Ad – Fanfare 2018, c/o Andrea Engler, 21208 Wheaton Lane, Novi, Mi 48375
keep in Mind
- The Feature Ad must fit entirely within the frame
- The Feature Ad will be published exactly as it is submitted
- The Feature Ad must be appropriate for viewing by persons of all ages
- Final date for accepting Feature Ads and payment is Monday, September 17, 2018
- The Program Committee reserves the right to return the Feature Ad (with payment) if received too late.
Special Platinum Band Booster Package, $500
Sponsors will have one color, full (7 ½“ x 10”) page ad in the Fanfare program on the inside front cover, inside back cover, or outside back cover on a first come basis. In addition, sponsors at this level will receive four complimentary admission tickets for Fanfare.
Special Gold Band Booster Package, $350
Sponsors will have one black and white, full (7 ½“ x 10”) page ad in the Fanfare program and receive three complimentary admission tickets for Fanfare.
Special Silver PLUS Band Booster Package, $250
Sponsors will have one color half (4 ¼“ x 7 ½“) page ad in the Fanfare program and receive two complimentary admission tickets to Fanfare.
Special Silver Band Booster Package, $175
Sponsors will have one black and white half (4 ¼“ x 7 ½“) page ad in the Fanfare program and receive two complimentary admission tickets to Fanfare.
Special Bronze Band Booster Package, $100
Sponsors will have one black and white quarter (3 ½“ x 4 ¾“) page ad in the Fanfare program and receive one complimentary admission ticket to Fanfare.
Special Patron Band Booster Package, $50
Sponsors will have one black and white business card (2 ½” x 3 ½ “) ad in the Fanfare program.
Placing a Sponsorship Ad
Please contact Andrea Engler for more information or to place an ad in the Fanfare program.