The Suite Cafe – 2017

The Suite Cafe 2017 once again had many great successes as the previous 7 Suite Cafes have had – the student performers were awesome, the desserts were great, and the evening was enjoyed by those who attended.

With desserts provided once again by Kings Family Restaurants and the Popcorn Bar featuring popcorn from the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company, the evening featured great music performances, as the students of the Norwin Band created their own ensembles to provide the evening’s entertainment.  The “Almost Famous” Cake Auction was once again a spirited event, with cakes and desserts from local bakeries auctioned off to the winning bidders between performances.

One of the “behind the scenes” stories was picked up by the local news media, too!  At 16, Jordan Bernard, a sophomore at Norwin Senior High School, knows the value of being a man of his word.  Jordan learned his family’s trip to Disney World would conflict with the eighth annual Play It Forward Fund Suite Café on May 13 at the high school.  Continue with the complete article.

We hope to see you at the Wind Up/Wine Down/Music on Tap to be held at the Greenhouse Winery on Gracin Lane on Saturday, November 11th, once again featuring the music of The Good Guys!  We look forward to seeing you there, and bringing your friends!

The 2015 Wind Up/Wine Down/Music on Tap is at Capacity!

If you’re a follower of The Norwin Band, you’re aware that it was named champion of the Open VI class of bands at the US Bands Championship Competition on Saturday, November 7.  Visit to see photos from the event and the award ceremony.  Congratulations!

But another milestone was reached that day as well.  The last reservation for the 2015 Norwin Play It Forward Fund’s Wind Up/Wine Down/Music on Tap on Saturday, on November 21, 2015 was taken!  For the 6th year in a row, the event has sold out.  This year, not just 2 weeks before the event, but the Greenhouse Winery’s new facility allowed us to increase the number of available seats by 60%.

The pre-sale of the custom-labelled wine to celebrate this year’s competitive show, “Forbidden,” is still available.  Visit this link for ordering information to commemorate this spectacular season!

Custom-labelled Wines to Commemorate “Forbidden” are Now Available for Pre-Ordering

Continuing the tradition of creating a custom-labelled wine to commemorate the Norwin Band’s competitive show, The Norwin Play it Forward Fund is pleased to be offering two limited-edition wines, bottled exclusively for us by The Greenhouse Winery!

They will be available at the Wind Up/Wine Down/Music on Tap event on November 21st, but reserve yours today by visiting this link for more information and to download the order form!



Norwin Play it Forward Fund Enters Fifth Suite Year

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April 20, 2014

Norwin Play it Forward Fund Enters Fifth Suite Year

(North Huntingdon, PA) — Norwin Play it Forward Fund presents the fifth annual Suite Café, a family-friendly coffeehouse event to benefit the fund. The event takes place Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Norwin High School. Suite Café is one of two annual signature events supporting the fund.

The evening features musical entertainment by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, coffee beverages by locally-owned Barista to You, desserts, a popcorn bar catered by Pittsburgh Popcorn Factory, and other light refreshments. Chinese raffles, and a live cake auction will round out the evening.   Among the many prizes are a guitar signed by The Clarks, and donated by Main Street Music, a Pirate basket with a Jordy Mercer autographed ball, a tablet computer and a Kindle. Prepaid reservations are $25 for adults, and $20 for senior citizens and students. All sales at the door are $30. For reservations, mail check and attendee names to:

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc.
c/o Fallie Princeton
1294 Hedy Lynn Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Corporate sponsorships, in-kind gifts, and donations of desserts for the buffet and cakes for the cake auction are sought as well. For additional information, call Fallie at 724-864-1426 or email All proceeds benefit the fund.

Norwin Play it Forward Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization provides need-based grants for motivated Norwin instrumental students, grades 5 -12, who desire to improve their musical performance by taking private music lessons or attending summer music camps. The goal for students who benefit is to ultimately play it forward in the future – either financially or of giving their time and talent to help mentor other students – thereby helping to attract and retain membership in the historically successful band and orchestra programs, as well as to support the arts in the Norwin school district. Now entering its fifth year, the fund has supported over 40 students with subsidized lessons, and has provided camp grants to over a dozen students.