Volunteers Needed

supportPlease consider volunteering for one of the many upcoming events for the bands or orchestras. Please visit the Volunteer page, click the sign up link next to the event, and then stop by to help. There are many jobs needed from ticket sales at the concerts to helping with shirt and shoes fittings to supplying water & snacks for the Memorial Day Parade. For the students to have a positive and successful experience we need you!

Upcoming Band Events

The Rolling Meadows High School Music Department will present its Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater. (Call time for performers is 6:30 p.m. wearing their concert tux or dress.)  The concert will feature performances by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and combined Bands. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 for adults and $2 for students, senior citizens, and alumni.

Some of the selections to be performed are the following: Flourish for Winds, Yorkshire Ballad, Pilatus, Slava!, Shenandoah, First Suite in Eb, Echos, and Star Spangled Spectacular.  In addition, there will be senior recognition, a year in review slide show, as well as the presentation of numerous awards.

We hope to see you there to hear the amazing talents of these hard working musicians!

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On Tuesday, May 19th, the Rolling Meadows High School Music Department will present its Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater.  (Call time for performers is 6:30 p.m. wearing “Sunday Best.”)  The concert will feature performances by the Jazz Band II, Jazz Ensemble I and our special guest artist, professional tenor sax player, Mark Colby.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 for adults and $2 for students, senior citizens, and alumni.

Some of the selections to be performed are the following: What is Trump, Angel Eyes, Hotter Sauce, Big Band Jive, Living in a Dream, Count Bubba, Foo Birds of a Feather, Night and Day, and Minuano.  Many of these pieces will have improvised solos.  This is always a great and fun end of the year concert.

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The Marching Mustangs will once again be performing in the city of Rolling Meadows Memorial “Day” parade and ceremony on SATURDAY, May 23rd.  Below is the itinerary:

9:15 a.m.            Doors to school and band room open
9:30 a.m.            Warmup and run through of parade music/marching
10:00 a.m.            Change into uniforms**
10:25 a.m.            Load busses
10:30 a.m.            Leave for parade site
10:35 a.m.            Arrive at parade site to lineup
11:00 a.m.            Parade starts at Fire Station (Salute to America and cadence)
11:25 a.m.            Parade Ends at the Carillon Pavilion
11:30 a.m.            Ceremony (National Anthem and Taps)
12:00 p.m.            Load busses and go back to school
12:10 p.m.            Return to RMHS and unload busses and put equipment/uniforms away

** For the parade, plan on having available your full marching band uniform and our alternative uniform. The alternative uniform would be the purple polo shirt, BLACK dress pants (NO CARGOS), black belt, black marching shoes and black socks. A decision will be made by Friday as to what we are wearing. This decision will be based upon the weather.

NO BOOSTER MEETING MAY 5th

auction_hammer_gavelThe RMHS Music Booster meeting has been cancelled for the May 5th date due to a number of year end scheduling challenges around tests, the spring musical and jazz practices.  We are currently reviewing options for a possible meeting later in May to finalize some of the summer activities.

If you have any questions about boosters please send an email to president@rmhsmusicboosters or reach out to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll for additional information. The RMHS Music Boosters work closely with the directors in helping to plan and support such things as band competitions, concerts, trips, camps and Jazz in the Meadows.

NEW YORK TRIP INFORMATION

luggage_brown_tagAs was mentioned in early March, our 2016 Spring Trip will be to New York City to (among other things) perform at legendary CARNEGIE HALL! Below you will find a trip itinerary filled with all of the thrilling activities & experiences which are being planned in addition to a payment schedule.  To help offset the trip cost, there are a number of fundraisers scheduled in which students may participate. The trip cost may also drop if there are more people attending than what was originally planned.

We are very excited to offer this opportunity to RMHS students, parents, and friends. Imagine performing on Carnegie’s historic stage in front of thousands of people! Imagine being in the audience, seeing your child perform with the RMHS Bands, Orchestras, or Choirs! This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will not want to miss this!

RMHS Music Booster Meeting, WEDNESDAY April 8th

auction_hammer_gavelFor the April meeting we are moving the date to WEDNESDAY the 8th.  This is being done to align with the Jazz classes taking place on Wednesdays in the month of April.

We will also be holding elections for officers for next year’s booster executive committee. Nominations are still being taken. We will also call for nominations prior to beginning elections at the April meeting.

Please join us for the monthly RMHS Music Booster meeting. We meet near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7pm as we begin to look forward to planning many of the year end activities.

If you have any questions about boosters please send an email to president@rmhsmusicboosters or reach out to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll for additional information. The RMHS Music Booster work closely with the directors in helping to plan and support such things as band competitions, concerts, trips, camps and Jazz in the Meadows.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

CHORAL CABARET

musicThe Rolling Meadow High School Choral Boosters will present their 1st Annual Choral Cabaret Luncheon on Sunday, April 12th at 12 Noon at The Cotillion Banquets, located at 320 S. Creekside Drive in Palatine. The event theme is “A Star Is Born” and will feature solo and small group performances by several talented RMHS choir students. There will also be a chance to win raffle baskets and prizes throughout the afternoon.

Tickets are $35 per plate ($25 for aged 12 and under). Guests have their choice of a filet mignon, chicken, or vegetarian pasta entrée; reduced price kids meal option includes chicken tenders and fries. Special dietary accommodations can be made if requested in advance.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the RMHS choir programs. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Pam Mamsch, event chairperson, at pammamsch@gmail.com or 847-845-1165. For guaranteed seating, please RSVP no later than April 1st.

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER

Yankee CandleThe Yankee Candle Fundraiser is going on now through April 2. Orders can be placed with the form that was distributed to the students prior to Spring Break or online at yankeecandlefundraising.com. Online catalog orders are easy, just create a seller login. Fore more information, see the flyer below. All orders must be placed by Thursday, April 2. Candle pick-up for traditional form-ordering will take place on May 4. This will be the FIRST CHANCE to help a student earn money for his/her music account, and for next year’s trip to NEW YORK CITY & CARNEGIE HALL!

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