Home Page | Contact Mr. Chiera

News & Updates

Rehearsal Date/Time Changes
With a large number of students involved in the fall play, there were a number of conflicts with both the marching band and drama calendars. As discussed with students, rehearsal for this week will be Wednesday, October 29 from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday, October 30, from 3-6 p.m. Next week, rehearsals will remain on Tuesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 6; however, these rehearsals will take place from 3-6 p.m. We are looking forward to our final push to create our best performances at the end of the season! [updated October 27, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.]

Band Update with AIM Information
Click here for the latest band update. Information about Art In Motion is included. [updated October 9, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.]

NHSMB named Grand Champion at Revere
Congratulations to the NHSMB2014 for being named Grand Champion at the OMEA Revere Minutemen Marching Band Invitational! Additionally, the band earned 1st place in Class A, Best Music in Class A/AA, and Best General Effect in Class AA/A. The band also earned a Superior Rating, which qualified the group for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in November. Outstanding job, students! [updated September 29, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.]

Band Update/OMEA Revere Information
Click here for the current band update. Information regarding the OMEA Revere Minutemen Marching Band Invitational in Bath, Ohio, is included in this update. [updated September 25, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.]

Band Update/BOA Monroeville Information
Click herefor the current band update. Information regarding the Bands of America Regional Championships in Monroeville, PA, is included in this update. [updated September 15, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.]

Individual and Group Photos Available
The individual and group photos taken by KZ Photography are now available for viewing and purchase. Please visit http://www.kimz.zenfolio.com/ for more information.


Welcome to Norton Bands, online!

Welcome to the Norton Instrumental Music Department website! This website was created with the purpose to inform, update, and entertain. On this site, you will find a vast amount of information that will continually keep you up-to-date with the latest in the Norton Instrumental Music Department. As a band student or band parent, you are encouraged to visit this site often, as much of the information mailed or passed handed-out at school will also appear on this site as a second way of communicating with you. Weekly newsletters, contest updates, and important news will always be placed here as a way to keep students and parents informed of what is happening in Norton. For alumni, band enthusiasts, and others who may be viewing this page, please use this opportunity to view the excellence this program has presented and achieved over the past 88 years! Thanks again for visiting our site! If you have any questions or comments, please email Thomas Chiera [Director of Bands, Norton City Schools] at tchiera@nortonschools.org , Charles Kaufman [Assistant Director of Bands] at ckaufman@nortonschools.org, or Dennis Oswald [Assistant Director of Marching Band] doswald@nortonschools.org or contact the Band office at (330) 825-7277. Thanks and have a wonderful day!



     About the Program

Concert/Symphonic Band
Marching Band
Jazz Band
Pep Band
Middle School Bands
Directors & Staff
Art In Motion [OMEA Event]
Downloads & Forms
Norton Music Boosters

Student/Parent Links

Pay Band Fees Online!
Use the form below to pay your child's band fees using a credit card.
Minimum $50 payment.

Student's Name


  Copyright 2014 Norton Bands, Norton, Ohio