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Music Boosters Meeting / Open Positions

We will meet on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00PM in the Teachers Lounge (in the back of the cafeteria, follow the signs). In addition to our normal agenda We’re looking for some volunteer help. Some positions are simple and require minimal contribution while others may need a little more attention but we can’t function as an organization with so many vacancies.

The positions listed on the Volunteer page are currently open or need to be filled next year. Look them over and attend our meeting tomorrow night. Ideally, it would be great if you could shadow the current person responsible this year to understand the position and then take it over next year.


Thank You Volunteers

Just a quick note of “Thanks” to all of the wonderful parent volunteers who helped at the Marching competitions at Wheeling High School and at St. Rita’s. What a great group of parents! It really makes the day operate so smoothly when you have help throughout the day. Whether you chaperoned on a bus or loaded and unloaded equipment for the band, we certainly appreciate your time and effort. Our next and final competition is on Sunday October 17th at Sandwich High School in Sandwich, Illinois. An e-mail will come out soon asking for help again.

Volunteers Needed for St. Rita’s Competition

We’re on to St. Rita’s in Chicago on Sunday, October 3rd this coming weekend for our second competition where the Marching Mustangs are looking to capture their second title of the season.

St. Rita’s Marching Mustangs Schedule

St. Rita’s Competition Schedule

(If you did not receive an e-mail on Monday from the Music Boosters about this competition, you are not signed up for the newsletter. Use the form in the upper-right to subscribe.)

We’ll need a little help:

  • Parents needed to:
    • Get 8 bags of ice. (Keep the receipt and we’ll reimburse you.)
    • Help ice down water, get cooler out of our storage, load up water.
    • Get cases of water from our storage unit at school.
    • Locate first-aid kit.
    • Large cooler.
    • Towels for MM members.
    • Large rolling cart.
  • 4-5 parents needed to load the equipment on the truck at Sunday at the school before the band leaves.
  • 4-5 parents needed to help unload equipment at St. Rita’s High School (arrive early to meet our truck).
  • 4-5 parents needed at night when we return to unload truck and put everything away back at RMHS.

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Butter Braid Pick-up on Monday Sep 27

Butter Braid, our first fundraiser of the year, kicked off at the Band Picnic and and ends Friday, September 17.

Pick-up will be on Monday, September 27, in the back cafeteria from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. Remember, you have to pick them up on this day as we have no way to store them. If you have any questions please contact Sara Zimmerman at or 847-392-9448.

Welcome Back!

Hi RMHS Music Parents,
Welcome! It’s hard to believe that Summer has come and gone already which means the Music Boosters are gearing up for another exciting school year of music.

This is my sixth year that I’ve been involved with the Music Boosters and my second term as President. I am very fortunate again to have a tremendous Executive Committee where all positions are filled on a volunteer basis. Some are returning members and others are new parents who have stepped up to help out.  I can’t do it all on my own and it takes many people to help run a great organization like the RMHS Music Boosters.

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Butter Braid is Underway

Butter Braid, our first fundraiser of the year, kicked off at the Band Picnic and runs from now until Sept 17th. Pick up will be on Monday, Sept 27 in the back cafeteria from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. Remember, you have to pick them up on this day as we have no way to store them. Last year we had so many people say that they “underbought” because it tastes so wonderful! So get out there and sell! This is a great opportunity for you to build your Student Account. Next year is a trip year and there’s no time like now to start saving. If you have any questions please contact Sara Zimmerman or at 847-392-9448.

Congratulations to Our Class of 2010 Music Students

Congratulations, students and parents, on your graduation from Rolling Meadows High School. The Music Boosters want to extend our well wishes to you and your family and thank you for all of your volunteer time over these past four years. As you know it’s tough to run a volunteer organization and it takes many people to make things happen. We couldn’t have done it without you. I hope you will continue to follow the RMHS music program by visiting this Web site and school during football games where possible and other concert events. I’d also like to extend an invitation to you to consider joining the Friends of the Music Boosters club which provides discounts to JITM and all of our concerts throughout the year. Have a wonderful summer and best wishes to you in your future.

Ken Soens
RMHS Music Boosters President