JITM 30 years logoIt is with sincere appreciation that I thank everyone for making this 30th anniversary celebration of Jazz in the Meadows celebration a success. Some say it takes a village to get things done but this week it took friends, family and a caring community with deep appreciation for music and our students to pull off a very successful program.

So many of you helped to make this day successful and we continue to receive very positive feedback on this year’s 30th Anniversary celebration. I want to thank everyone one who stepped up and helped out. No matter how big or how small, how little or how long of a time you spent lending a hand this year, your contribution to the success of our program is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Mat Krawczyk
RMHS Music Boosters President


auction_hammer_gavelOn the heels of a very successful 30th Anniversary celebration of Jazz in the Meadows we are going to take a small break this week and push our Booster meeting to Tuesday March 10th at 7pm.

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.

We will also be taking nominations for elected officers for next year’s booster executive committee. Elections will take place at the April meeting.

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.


cup_goldOn Saturday, February 28, 2015, the Rolling Meadows High School Music Boosters held the 30th Annual Jazz in the Meadows.  The event featured 68 schools from 5 states with 115 performances in 8 performance rooms around the school.  In addition, there was a noontime concert with Chris Siebold and PSYCLES, a jam session led by Tom Flanigan, and an incredible Grand Finale Concert to a packed gym with the top four scoring high school bands and the incomparable Gordon Goodwin’s BIG PHAT BAND.  At the end of the evening numerous awards were given out:

The outstanding soloists were:
Junior High Class – Morgan Tadish on trombone from Holmes MS
Class 1A – Michael Duling on Piano from Paxton-Buckley-Loda HS
Class 2A -Ben Moser on bass from Pattonville HS
Class 3A – Joack Coatse on trombone from Lincoln-Way North HS
Class 4A – Alec McKeska on guitar from Naperville North HS
High School 2nd Bands- Ryan Mondak on guitar from Champaign HS II
Small Combo Class- Eugene Yakubocich on Alto Sax from Wheeling HS
Large Combo Class- Pascal Pahl on trumpet and voice, Elk Grove HS Combo

Class Ensemble Awards were:
Junior High Class
3rd place- Sperreng-Truman JHS
2nd place- Holmes MS
1st place- Cooper MS

High School “Second Band” Class
2nd place- tie Mundelein HS II and John Hersey HS II
1st place- Wheeling HS II

Combos- “Large ” School
3rd place- Barrington HS Combo
1st Place- tie Naperville North HS Combo and John Hersey HS Combo I

Combos- “Small ” Small School
3rd place- Deerfield HS Combo I
2nd place- Champaign Central HS Combo I
1st Place- Wheeling HS Combo I

Class 1A
3rd Place –- Ashwabenon HS and Lincoln-way West
2nd Place— Illinois Valley Central HS I
1st Place – Shawano HS I

Class 2A
3rd Place – Champaign HS I
2nd Place – Iowa City HS I
1st Place – Vernon Hills HS

Class 3A
3rd Place – Eastview HS I
2nd Place – John Hersey HS I
1st Place – Wheeling HS I

Class 4A
3rd Place – Lockport HS
2nd Place – Warren HS I
1st Place – Naperville North HS

Wheeling High School



musicJoin us for a sneak-peek of the Leading Ladies 2015 competition show, Once Upon A Dream, featuring the 35-member Leading Ladies and 12-member instrumental combo. 10 performers will also debut their solo competition songs. All are welcome! The performance will take place this Saturday, February 21 at 3:30 in the RMHS Theater. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

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pianoHave you ever wondered what it would be like to play baseball at Wrigley or US Cellular Field, basketball or hockey at the United Center, football at Soldier Field, or dance on the Goodman Stage? Imagine getting to do what you love in one of the world’s most prestigious venue. RMHS Jazz will get to do exactly that!

On Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m., the RMHS Jazz Ensemble I will be performing at the legendary JAZZ SHOWCASE, opening for the Mark Colby Quartet. Mark was a long-time member of the Maynard Ferguson Band and is a Chicago icon. Over its 68 years of existence, the Jazz Showcase has hosted such musical legends as Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie (yearly on his birthday), Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Kenny Burrell, Sony Stitt, Johnny Griffin, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Philly Joe Jones, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter. Even if you don’t have a student in Jazz I, please consider joining us for this very special event. We want to have a great crowd supporting our band and listening to one of Chicago’s great musicians in such a historical place. Plus, you’ll have a good time! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and siblings, payable at the door. The Jazz Showcase is located at 806 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60605. Let’s pack the place!

Music Boosters Special JITM Meeting, Tuesday 2/10/15

dateJoin us as we prepare for the upcoming Jazz in the Meadows Festival.  Let’s continue to finalize plans for various areas, review the signage to make sure it’s correct and up-to-date, take a quick inventory of supplies in the Booster cabinets, and count the cases of soda & water that have been coming in to the directors.
When: Tuesday, 2/10/15
What Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (earlier if we get done quickly)
Where: Meet in Front Cafeteria (near the Orchestra Room)
Questions?  Contact Christina Krawczyk at


JITM 30 years logoDEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 10!! Be 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.


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