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Here’s the schedule for the Sandwich marching-band competition. Please use the Sign-Up button on the Volunteer Page to sign up to help the students with uniforms, loading and unloading the truck, and other tasks.

Sunday, October 19
Sandwich High School
515 E. Lions Road
Sandwich, IL 60548

You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs Sandwich Schedule

Before the day of the competition, make sure you have everything prepared: black socks, gloves, marching shoes, theme T-shirt, uniform pants correctly hemmed.

12:00 PM Doors to band room open
12:15 PM Practice begins ON TIME in theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
1:45 PM Practice ends. Eat lunch that you brought
2:15 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
2:30 PM Leave for Sandwich High School
4:00 PM Arrive at Sandwich High School
4:10 PM Unload buses and truck and change into uniform
4:55 PM Warm up
5:25 PM Leave for performance field
5:45 PM Perform our show “The Far East”
6:00 PM Return to buses and truck to put away equipment and change out of uniform.
6:15 PM Return to stadium to watch Grayslake North, and Sandwich
6:30 PM Drum majors assemble (in full uniform) for awards ceremony
6:45 PM Awards Ceremony (drum majors only in front—everyone else on the field)
7:00 PM Load buses and truck
7:15 PM Leave for RMHS
8:45 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms. (You don’t have to unload the truck since we will be leaving first thing Monday morning for our grade school tour!)

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auction_hammer_gavelPlease join us tomorrow, October 7, for the monthly RMHS Music Boosters meeting. We meet near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7pm.

A few of the things we will cover this month are a recap of the many events this past month, the last marching competition of the season,  and the Fall Music Concert. By joining us tomorrow you will hear first hand details about many of the other things going on with the music department this month.

At booster meetings we work closely with the directors in helping to plan and support such things as band competitions, all music department concerts, trips, camps and Jazz In the Meadows. Throughout the year there are many opportunities to help out a little or help out a lot. We need the assistance of all parents to make this happen.

The RMHS Music Boosters is a great way to become involved with your child’s music experience throughout High School while helping support the music program overall.

If you have any questions about boosters please send an email to or reach out to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll for additional information.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Here’s the schedule for the St. Rita marching competition. The band will need help with moving equipment both at RMHS and at St. Rita, video recording the performance, and other things, so please use the button on the Volunteer page to sign up for whatever tasks you can help with. People will be on-hand to show us what needs to be done, so even if you haven’t volunteered before, come on down and do whatever you can.

Sunday, October 5
St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 South Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs St. Rita Schedule

10:30 AM Doors to band room open
10:45 AM Practice begins ON TIME in 2014 theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
12:00 PM Practice ends -Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
12:30 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
12:45 PM Leave for St. Rita HS
2:00 PM Arrive at competition
2:20 PM Change into uniform and unload buses and truck
2:35 PM Go to warmup area
2:45 PM Warm up
3:15 PM Leave for performance field
3:30 PM Perform our show “THE FAR EAST”
3:45 PM Load buses and change out of uniform
4:00 PM Go into stadium to either eat or back to stands to watch Carl Sandburg, Grayslake Central, Grayslake North, Glenbrook South, and St. Rita bands. Try to stay together as a group. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. (By writing up three bands’ performances, you can earn a concert credit.) You may not leave the campus at anytime.
5:10 PM Awards ceremony (drum majors only)
5:30 PM Load buses
5:35 PM Leave for RMHS
6:50 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms


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flag_purpleFresh off of their second place finishes at Grayslake Marching Band Competition and the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival, the award-winning RMHS Marching Mustangs will host their annual Junior High Band Night on Thursday, October 2 at the home football game (Thursday is correct!). The following Sunday, October 5, the band travels to Chicago for the St. Rita Marching Band Festival. The students love an enthusiastic crowd. The show is very exciting and full of pageantry, musicianship, and karate-ography. Don’t miss your chance to see the students perform this awesome show! If you available, the boosters could also use some help at these events. Please visit the Volunteer page and scroll down to the events list to sign up.


Congratulations to the RMHS Marching Mustangs on their second-place finish is Class AA at the prestigious 2014 Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School. Way to go!


There has been a growing interest in families wanting to purchase the MM “FAR EAST” THEME T-SHIRT. We have some extras right now, and can place an order for more. If you would like one, please send an email with the size(s) and quantity to Mr. Buti ( The red theme t-shirts are 100% cotton . . .

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My apologies for not having the Wheeling volunteer link up sooner. It is now active. Should you be available and wish to help out this weekend with the Wheeling marching band competition or the home football game on Friday, please go to the Volunteer page, scroll down and click the SIGN UP link . . .