Busy Marching Mustang weekend ahead with many opportunities to volunteer

After a quiet weekend for the Marching Mustangs, our activity ramps up again this week with Junior High Band Night this Friday night, September 30, along with a football game against Prospect High School.  Then our third marching competition at Prospect High School follows the next day, Saturday, October 1.

The following week, the RMHS Music Boosters have been invited by the Athletic Boosters to join them and the other Booster organizations at the school to collect/donate food for the Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic on Wednesday, October 5.  Please consider donating food there and help the Music Boosters make a great showing with the generous spirit that we always manage to produce.

Here are links for all three volunteering opportunities:


Junior High Band Night/Football Game vs. Prospect High School – Friday, September 30
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Knight of Champions Marching Competition at Prospect High School – Saturday, October 1

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2016 Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic Food Drive – Wednesday, October 5
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Thank you for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!!

The RMHS Boosters

Still More Volunteers Needed for Wheeling Competition Tomorrow

We still need a few more volunteers for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School tomorrow, Saturday, September 17.

Please take a look at the SignUpGenius Page and consider helping out if there are any ways that would work for you:

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Thank you for your ongoing support of the Marching Mustangs and here’s to a great performance in Wheeling tomorrow!

The RMHS Music Boosters

Butter Braid Due Friday

Butter BraidPlease remember to turn in your Butter Braid orders (and money) by  this Friday, September 16. You can pick up your Butter Braid order on Monday, September 26, from 5 to 7 PM in the RMHS south cafeteria. If you have any questions or you’re unable to pick up your order, please contact Tracy McMahon at butterbraidsale@rmhsmusicboosters.com to make other arrangements since we don’t have facilities to store them.

Grayslake Recap & Wheeling Contest

Thornhere’s not much time to rest for the Marching Mustangs. Fresh off of their class AAA First-place finish, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and Best Drum Major awards at the Grayslake marching competition, the students are busily preparing for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School this Saturday. The band will need help with water, loading and unloading the truck both at RMHS and at Wheeling HS, and other things, so please use the sign-up button at the bottom of 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.

Saturday, September 17
Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Download the detailed schedule (including spectator cost and performance schedule) and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs Wheeling Schedule

1:30 PM Doors to band room open
1:45 PM Practice begins ON TIME in theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
3:30 PM Practice ends
3:35 PM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
4:05 PM Change into uniform (bring uniform bags, hats in hat boxes, instruments in cases)
4:15 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
4:30 PM Leave for Wheeling HS
5:00 PM Arrive at Wheeling HS
5:05 PM Unload buses and truck
5:35 PM Go to warmup Field A
5:45 PM Warm up
6:15 PM Leave for performance field
6:30 PM Perform our show DESERT WINDS!
6:45 PM Return to buses and truck to put away equipment. We will change out of uniform at this time—you still need to wear your theme T-shirt.
7:30 PM Awards for Class A and AA (drum majors only)
7:45 PM Eat something from the concession stands or that you brought.Go to stands to watch Class AAA= Glenbard West, Crystal Lake Central, Mundelein, Glenbrook South, Warren, Waubonsie Valley, Prospect, and Wheeling. Many of these bands are some of the top in the state/country. Try to sit as a group. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. You may not leave the Wheeling HS campus at anytime. Write up three bands’ performances and earn a concert credit.
10:15 PM Awards for Class AAA and overall.
10:30 PM Load buses
10:35 PM Leave for RMHS
10:50 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms


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New volunteer jobs posted, plus we still need help this weekend!

Thank you so much for all of the help with last Friday’s first home football game!  The Marching Mustangs arguably launched their season with their strongest premiere performance in years and they are poised to “wow” the fans again this Friday and compete for the Grand Champion spot in Grayslake on Sunday at their first competition.

We have added additional volunteer spots for each football game: We are now hoping that people will bring bags of ice and water bottles to help keep the band hydrated during these early season games when the weather is still so warm.  Of course, the Boosters will reimburse parents for water and ice expenses.  In addition, would you like to have “on field” viewing for the Desert Winds performance this Friday night?  With such a large pit band on the field, we need 4 or 5 parents to help move the larger instruments  on and off the field at Half Time.  Please check these opportunities out at the link below and help us out where you can!

RMHS Football Game
This Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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Two days later, the group will be competing at the Grayslake Marching Contest and there are still a few open spots we need to fill.  Please come out and get involved with this amazing band and color guard!

Grayslake Marching Contest
This Sunday, September 11

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As always, thank you for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!!

The RMHS Boosters

Marching Mustangs Grayslake Schedule

Here’s the schedule for the Grayslake competition. The band will need help with water, loading and unloading the truck both at RMHS and at Grayslake, 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. Admission is $7.00 for adults, Seniors and Students are $5. Children 3 and under are free with adult admission. You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

Sunday, September 11
Grayslake North High School
1925 N Route 83
Grayslake, IL

 Marching Mustangs Grayslake Schedule

10:15 AM Doors to band room open
10:30 AM Practice begins ON TIME in 2016 theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
12:15 PM Practice ends
12:20 PM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
12:45 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
1:00 PM Leave for Grayslake North HS
2:00 PM Arrive at Grayslake North HS
2:05 PM Change into uniform and unload buses and truck
2:30 PM Go to warmup area Field B
2:50 PM Warm up
3:14 PM Leave for performance field
3:26 PM Perform our show “DESERT WINDS”
3:38 PM Watch Grayslake North from the track
3:45 PM Awards (drum majors only), but band can go on the field too
4:00 PM Change out of uniform and load buses
4:15 PM Leave for RMHS
5:15 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms


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