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Manna CardsCheesecakeIt’s the time of year for two great fundraisers – Manna Gift Cards and Cheesecake Sale! Both fundraisers are running now and have the same deadlines. Remember, all of the money raised goes directly into the student’s account to pay for things like music trips, private lessons, music equipment, etc.

Manna is a fundraiser that provides gift cards and certificates from local and national retailers. They are the same gift cards available in stores. National retailers include Wal-Mart, Jewel, Dominick’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Shell, Speedway, Starbucks, Home Depot, and Subway all participate in the program, along with hundreds of others.

Put your everyday shopping dollars to work. Earn money for the student’s account without spending anything additional. Purchase gift cards from stores that participate in The Manna Group program. Grocery, gasoline, clothing, entertainment, and household goods can be purchased. Manna gift cards make great gifts for the holiday season (and for those who have winter birthdays, or anniversaries, or house-warming parties, or …). Every purchase earns a percentage of the purchase price for your student account. (The order form can change slightly from month to month, especially the percentages that are awarded. The students receive the percentages that are in effect when the order is placed.)

The Cheesecakes are from Gourmet’s Delight Inc., and have been extremely popular in past sales. You may have tasted the delicious samples at the Fall Concert. For each cheesecake purchased, $6 will go into the students account.

Separate checks for each fundraiser should be made out to RMHS Music Boosters. Please note that there are also two turn-in and delivery dates, so turn in the correct form for each order. Please return the order forms to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll by the deadline.

You can pick up your gift card orders in the Commons when you pick up your cheesecake orders.

Orders Due Pick Up
Friday, Nov. 7 Monday, Nov. 17 (6:30-8 PM)
Friday, Dec. 5 Monday, Dec. 15 (6:30-8 PM)

If you have any questions or cannot make the pick-up, please call, text or e-mail:
Monika Hemm at 847-253-7609 or (Manna Gift Cards)
Karina Corradi at or 847-368-8110 or (Cheesecakes)

file_extension_pdfManna Gift Card Letter

file_extension_pdfManna Gift Card Order Form

file_extension_pdfCheesecake Info & Order Forms


sport_footballNo rest for the Marching Mustangs! Many students & parents participated in the awesome Fall Concert this past Sunday (orchestra videos are now on the RMHS Music Booster YouTube page). Tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. is the annual Band-O-Rama for the Marching Mustangs. We hope you will be in attendance for this fun recap of the marching season.

This Saturday, November 1, RMHS will be hosting a playoff football game which means the boosters will be out in force baking and serving cookies and helping with the Marching Mustangs. Please visit the Volunteer page and sign up to help. Thanks.


musicDon’t miss the FALL MUSIC CONCERT on Sunday, October 26, at 3 PM in the Main Gym. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 a person. Snacks will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase. Featured in this concert will be the Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Beginning Choir, Madrigals, Jazz Band II, Jazz Ensemble I, Show Choir, AcaFellas, and AcaBellas. A wide variety of musical styles will be performed.

Next Wednesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. is the annual Band-O-Rama concert in the Main Gym. Come out and see the Marching Mustangs perform music from their award-winning show as well as their ever-popular stand tunes. Tickets may purchased at the door, $3 for adults, $2 for students & senior citizens.

Both performances are also in need of volunteers to help serve snacks and take tickets. Please sign up on the Volunteer page. Hope there will be big crowds!



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!)

View Marching Band Competition Locations in a larger map


Please 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 . . .



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 . . .



Fresh 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 . . .