Manna Gift Cards & Butter Braid Return!


Back by popular demand… Butter Braid & Manna Gift Cards! That’s right, we are running these 2 popular fundraisers again to help students earn some funds for their student accounts. Get a head start to raise money for the 2018 Spring Break Music Trip to Orlando, FL!

Earning potential is different for each Manna card. Every Butter Braid sold earns $5.20.

You can find both order forms below.  The sales run now thru April 20 (Manna) and April 21 (Butter Braid).  All forms and monies will be due to your director by 2pm on the assigned dates.  No late orders will be accepted. Orders will be available for pick-up on Monday, May 1, from 5-7 PM in the RMHS cafeteria. The product is frozen, so please be sure to have this pick up date on your calendar because we have no way to store frozen product.  

Any questions about the Manna gift cards you can contact Mary DeMaria at (847) 612-9733 or mary@thedemarias.com or Monika Hemm at (847) 253-7609 or mrgreiff@aol.com.

Any questions about Butter Braid you can contact Cindy Bieda at (847) 632-0309 or dbieda5931@gmail.com

  2017 Spring Manna Info

  2017 Spring Manna Form

  2017 Butter Braid Order Form

LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to ‘Something Rotten’ for July show

LOTS of people have requested tickets and it is not too late for you to get tickets, too.

Did you enjoy seeing “Something Rotten” in NYC?  Want to see it again on Broadway in Chicago?  Or do you just like going to the theater?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then join us at Chicago’s Oriental Theater this July!

Here are the two possible dates RMHS Music Boosters might attend together: Wednesday, July 12 or Thursday, July 13; the curtain goes up for both shows at 7:30 p.m.

Please e-mail Michele Shalton with your interest in reserving a spot(s) no later than this SUNDAY, March 19 – we have extended the deadline.  Be sure to let her know which day you prefer, how many and what type of tickets (Adult and/or Students) you will be purchasing.  Majority will determine the date.  We need 25 people to commit to get a group discount on tickets. $25 each for Adults and $18.50 for Students. There might be slight additional charges for tax and service fees.

This opportunity is for buying into a group package only.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the theater either on your own or car pooling with others. 

Once Michele gets confirmation that enough people are interested, she will confirm the date and request payments so she can purchase the tickets.

Please contact Michele directly at (224) 805-2605 or michele4s@att.net with any questions that you might have.

– The RMHS Music Boosters

Yankee Candle is Back!

1093707Back for the new year, the Online Yankee Candle sale is going on now through June 16! Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com  and use the group code 990030892 to order. Students earn 40% on each order placed! Purchasers order and receive directly; no school pickup needed. Shop as often as you like; multiple orders will be credited to the student’s account managed by the RMHS Music Boosters. There’s even a Yankee Candle app. This is a great opportunity for long-distance friends and family to support all of your musical activities! Get a start on raising funds for the 2018 Spring Break Trip!

See the informational flyer below.

Yankee Candle RMHS Spring Online 2017

Two Concerts this Week – Concert Band Festival & Orchestra Concert – Please help us out if you can

It will be a busy week in the Music Department at RMHS!

Concert Band Festival

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, RMHS hosts the annual Concert Band Festival in the Theater with the Concert Bands of Elk Grove High School, Prospect High School and RMHS performing, each under the direction of guest conductor Brian Logan of the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago.  Please consider helping set up hospitality or collecting uniforms at the end of the evening.  You can volunteer for the Concert Band Festival here:

Sign Up Now!

Orchestra Concert

Then at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, the orchestras of RMHS will perform, also in the Theater.  Please consider helping set up hospitality, selling admission tickets, or collecting uniforms at the end of the evening.  You can volunteer for the Orchestra Concert here:

Sign Up Now!

Thank you in advance for your help and your ongoing support of the band and orchestra programs at RMHS.

– The RMHS Music Boosters

‘Something Rotten’ Group Ticket Sales Opportunity for RMHS Music Boosters

Did you enjoy seeing “Something Rotten” in NYC?  Want to see it again on Broadway in Chicago?  Or do you just like going to the theater?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then join us at Chicago’s Oriental Theater this July!

Here are the two possible dates RMHS Music Boosters might attend together: Wednesday, July 12 or Thursday, July 13; the curtain goes up for both shows at 7:30 p.m.

Please e-mail Michele Shalton with your interest in reserving a spot(s) no later than this Thursday, March 16.  Be sure to let her know which day you prefer, how many and what type of tickets (Adult and/or Students) you will be purchasing.  Majority will determine the date.  We need 25 people to commit to get a group discount on tickets. $25 each for Adults and $18.50 for Students. There might be slight additional charges for tax and service fees.

This opportunity is for buying into a group package only.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the theater either on your own or car pooling with others. 

Once Michele gets confirmation that enough people are interested, she will confirm the date and request payments so she can purchase the tickets.

Please contact Michele directly at (224) 805-2605 or michele4s@att.net with any questions that you might have.

– The RMHS Music Booster

JITM Final Stretch: Here is what we still need…

RMHS Music Booster Parents and Friends,

You have all been AMAZING in filling in these spots and getting us fully staffed for the 32nd Annual Jazz in the Meadows, now only 2 days away!  Thank you so much for all you do for the students and the entire program!
It is crunch time and we still have 30 essential time spots that we really need to have volunteers filling by Friday, if at all possible.
Here is where you can still help:

MCs/Announcers Sign Up Now!

Our MCs/Announcers serve as the face and voice of Jazz in the Meadows.  They welcome and announce each band right before it performs and help keep each competition room running on time and without issue.  If you like people and do not mind reading a prepared script to a small audience, you will LOVE this job and be amazed at how quickly your shift flies by with all the activity in your room.  Plus, this is the only position for which we offer an optional training session the night before.  Please consider volunteering in this critical role in either or both time slots.

  • 8 a.m.-noon –  We need 3 more.
  • 12:30-4:30 p.m. – We need 6 more.

Door Monitors Sign Up Now!

Door Monitors help the MCs/Announcers keep things running smoothly in each performance room by maintaining order outside the door.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role in either or both time slots.

  • 8 a.m.-noon –  We need 4 more.
  • 12:30-4:30 p.m. – We need 3 more.

Outside Security Sign Up Now!

Our Outside Security/Parking Lot volunteers greet and direct the buses as each band arrives.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role in one or more time slots here.

  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. – We would like 1 more.
  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.  –  We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. – We need 2 more.

Cafeteria Servers Sign Up Now!

We need a couple of servers to help out during the lunch rush.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role at the time slot below.

  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.

Inside Security Sign Up Now!

Inside Security/Hall Monitors lock and unlock homeroom doors for bands as they travel through the the building at JITM.  Please consider volunteering in this role in either (or both!) time slot.

  • 6:30-11 a.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 3-7 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.

Ticket Sales Sign Up Now!

We could still use an additional volunteer to sell tickets at the end of the day as people come in to hear the Grand Finale Concert by Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet.  Please consider volunteering in this time slot.

  • 3-7 p.m. – We need 1 more.

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