As was mentioned in early March, our 2016 Spring Trip will be to New York City to (among other things) perform at legendary CARNEGIE HALL! Below you will find a trip itinerary filled with all of the thrilling activities & experiences which are being planned in addition to a payment schedule. To help offset the trip cost, there are a number of fundraisers scheduled in which students may participate. The trip cost may also drop if there are more people attending than what was originally planned.
We are very excited to offer this opportunity to RMHS students, parents, and friends. Imagine performing on Carnegie’s historic stage in front of thousands of people! Imagine being in the audience, seeing your child perform with the RMHS Bands, Orchestras, or Choirs! This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will not want to miss this!
For the April meeting we are moving the date to WEDNESDAY the 8th. This is being done to align with the Jazz classes taking place on Wednesdays in the month of April.
We will also be holding elections for officers for next year’s booster executive committee. Nominations are still being taken. We will also call for nominations prior to beginning elections at the April meeting.
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.
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.
The Rolling Meadow High School Choral Boosters will present their 1st Annual Choral Cabaret Luncheon on Sunday, April 12th at 12 Noon at The Cotillion Banquets, located at 320 S. Creekside Drive in Palatine. The event theme is “A Star Is Born” and will feature solo and small group performances by several talented RMHS choir students. There will also be a chance to win raffle baskets and prizes throughout the afternoon.
Tickets are $35 per plate ($25 for aged 12 and under). Guests have their choice of a filet mignon, chicken, or vegetarian pasta entrée; reduced price kids meal option includes chicken tenders and fries. Special dietary accommodations can be made if requested in advance.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the RMHS choir programs. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Pam Mamsch, event chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-845-1165. For guaranteed seating, please RSVP no later than April 1st.
The Yankee Candle Fundraiser is going on now through April 2. Orders can be placed with the form that was distributed to the students prior to Spring Break or online at yankeecandlefundraising.com. Online catalog orders are easy, just create a seller login. Fore more information, see the flyer below. All orders must be placed by Thursday, April 2. Candle pick-up for traditional form-ordering will take place on May 4. This will be the FIRST CHANCE to help a student earn money for his/her music account, and for next year’s trip to NEW YORK CITY & CARNEGIE HALL!
This Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., the RMHS Orchestras will present their concert titled Stories. It will feature performances of such prominent works as Peer Gynt Suite, Overture to Nabucco, and Night on Bald Mountain. The concert will also feature special performances by senior violin soloist Michael Priller and the premiere performance of the RMHS Youth Honors Orchestra made up of students from Holmes Jr. High, Sandburg Jr. High, and South Middle School. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students/seniors. If you’d like to volunteer with refreshments after the concert or help to take admission fees, please visit the Volunteer page or click the link below.
This will be a rather busy week for the RMHS Bands. On Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the RMHS theater, the Concert Band will perform in the D214 Concert Band Festival. On Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Symphonic Band will perform in the 9th Annual Wind Ensemble Invitational at Lake Zurich H.S. (which will also feature the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble!) Finally, Jazz Band I & II will perform on Saturday, March 14 at the Mundelein Jazz Invitational at Mundelein H.S. More information about the Lake Zurich & Mundelein can be found below. Please show your support for the Mustang Bands by attending one or more of these performances.
Lake Zurich Invitational Flyer
Lake Zurich Itinerary
Mundelein Jazz Invitational Itinerary
Mundelein Jazz Invitational Performance Schedule
A tourist lost in New York City asks a bystander, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The bystander responds “Practice, Practice, Practice!” While it still is a classic joke, you can now change the punch line to: “Come with the RMHS Music Department on their 2016 Spring Trip!“
Yes, you read that right. The RMHS Music Department 2016 Spring Break Trip will be to New York City where, among other things, we will PERFORM at the legendary CARNEGIE HALL! Built in 1891, it’s history of performances is unrivaled. I urge you to see for yourself, by visiting their website: Carnegie Hall
More details of the trip are forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you would like to see some of the things that we will be doing, please enjoy this short video:
Spring Trip 2016 Presentation Video