You may now pre-order admission wrist bands for JAZZ IN THE MEADOWS on Saturday, February 28th!  All pre-orders will be held at WILL CALL in an envelope with your name.  You will need to show an ID to pickup your order and verify your phone number that you provide in the order.  You may pay for them upon your arrival to the festival, or you may send a check made payable to “RMHS MUSIC BOOSTERS.”  Checks need to be received by 20th.  All pre-order ticket sales will end on February 20th.  After that date, admission wristbands will only be sold at the door.  Any questions, contact the band office at 827-718-5752 or email chris.buti@d214.org

The daytime festival runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with 113 performances from 65 schools in 8 venues that start every half hour throughout RMHS.  There is a noon time concert in the Main Gym featuring, CHRIS SIEBOLD and PSYCLES.  There is a JITM t-shirt stand, repair shop, concessions, information and vendor booths, and a student Jam Session.

The Grand Finale Concert starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Gym.  The top 4 high school jazz bands will perform for the opportunity to be named the JITM Grand Champion.  Immediately following the high school class winners, we present our headliner, GORDON GOODWIN’S BIG PHAT BAND!


Wrist band admissions may be purchased for the following:Full Day/Night Admission= Yellow wrist band
$15 for adults/$10 for students/senior citizens
$35 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children)

Grand Finale Concert Admission= Purple wrist band
$10 for adults
$7 for students/senior citizens


JITM 30 years logoBe a part of history and get your SHOUT OUT printed in this year’s Jazz in the Meadows program!!!  Shout out your thoughts, well wishes or greatest memory of Jazz in the Meadows. Shout out something special to your friends or family. Start shouting now! Shout outs cost only $10 and can contain up to 225 characters. Money raisedStop reading this and start SHOUTING IT OUT! The deadline for text or art is February 2nd. See flyer below for details.



basketIn keeping with tradition, we are asking all Band, Orchestra, and Color Guard Members to bring in refreshments again this year for us to sell at Jazz in the Meadows. Please see your assigned refreshment below.

****Please Note “Name Brand” soda only! Please no off brands****

If you are a Band and Orchestra or a Band and Color Guard member then bring in what you are assigned for Band ONLY–NOT both.  If you are a Color Guard and Orchestra member then bring in what you are assigned for Color Guard ONLY –NOT BOTH.

Please purchase the following according to your last name:

7-UP/Sprite/Sierra Mist A-E
Pepsi F-L
Coke M-R
Diet Coke S
Diet Pepsi T-Z
Water (16 oz. bottles) All Orchestra Students

*  Label your case (s) of 24 (cans for pop and plastic bottles for water) with your name so we know who brought it in.

*  If you would like to donate more than one case we will gladly accept it.

*  If you are unable to bring in your case we will ask you to pay a fee of $10.00 and we’ll purchase it. 

*  Should you send a check instead of cash make it payable to the RMHS Music Boosters.

Deadline to bring your refreshments in to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll by Monday, February 6, 2014.


paletteGet out your sketch pad and drawing pencils! It’s time to design the logos for this year’s Jazz in the Meadows T-shirts. Your logo will be seen or worn by everyone at Rolling Meadows High School and hundreds (if not thousands) more! You can enter as many times as you like. ONLY ONE entry will be chosen for the T-shirt. Here are the entry requirements:

  • Include 2015 and/or the 30th Anniversary of JITM in the design.
  • Clean, bold, black & white line drawings or graphics.
  • Minimize shading and other subtle effects as these become ‘muddy’ during the printing process.

Besides the honor of their work being admired by everyone at Jazz in the Meadows, each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for Woodfield Mall.

You must submit your entry by Monday, January 26. E-mail your submissions to Mr. Buti or drop them off in the band room. Be sure to include your contact information with each submission.

file_extension_pdf2015 Design Contest Flyer


JITM 30 years logoJazz in the Meadows’ 30th anniversary is Saturday, February 28, 2015 and we need your help to make it a success.  Volunteer registration is now open  for several time slots during the event, as well as for setup Friday night,February 27.  Click here to volunteer: JITM Volunteer Sign-Up

As you might imagine with such a large event, we need lots of volunteers. We can’t manage this historic event without you (Yes, really!).  Parents, grandparents, relatives, friends, alumni – everyone is welcome and encouraged to volunteer. No prior experience necessary, and there’s something for everyone.  It’s a few hours investment with a big payoff to support the music department.

Do you like the outdoors? Direct traffic.
Do you like food? Sell refreshments.
Do you like Microsoft Excel (and who doesn’t)? Tally scores.
Do you like talking? Announce bands.
Do you like entertaining? Provide hospitality.
Do you like fashion? Sell T-shirts.
Do you like maps? Give directions.

If you have any questions, please email us at jazzinthemeadows@rmhsmusicboosters.com.


auction_hammer_gavelReminder, this month’s meeting is on Tuesday. Please join us for the monthly RMHS Music Booster meeting. We meet near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7pm.

Jazz in the Meadows is less than two months away and we will be taking time to review the many needs, activities and preparations for this 30th anniversary.

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.

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