All posts by Kevin Carroll


Have you enjoyed the smell and taste of freshly baked cookies at the home Football games? Many of us do and we really need help this year in keeping that tradition alive.  If you love to bake, or organize people baking, or love to talk to people who love to bake, we could really use your help. The previous cookie baking chairperson left a great foundation that we need to continue to build on, but without some help, the cookie ovens will remain cold this year.

If you can help set up but not stay all night, let us know and we can work with you.   If you only have a few hours after work and can step in to help after things get rolling, great we need your help. Maybe you are only available to run to the store and pick up the cookie dough, that is OK because we can use that help also. If this opportunity is calling to you and sounds like this is a perfect fit to help volunteer with, we want to hear from you.

Please reach out to the Mr Buti, Mr Carroll, Mat Krawczyk or Tom Toussaint.

Our first home game is August 25th. Let’s keep the ovens hot this year!

Thank you
Mat Krawczyk,
2017/2017 RMHS Music Boosters President

Butter Braid Fundraiser – YUM!

Our 1st fundraiser opportunity of the year is here…ButterBraid! This is a chance for your child to earn some funds for their student account. Hopefully you were able to sample these delicious pastries at the family Band Camp Picnic. Students will get an order form from their directors and we have one below if you need an extra copy. The sale is on now thru Friday, September 15th when all orders and money are due to the directors. We cannot accept any orders after September 15th, so please mark your calendars. The product pick-up date is Monday, September 25th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The product is frozen, so please be sure to have this pick up date on your calendar as well, because we have no way to store frozen product. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Bieda at 847-632-0309  or


It’s time to order your Mustangs Music Spirit Wear! Sales will end August 25th. All items are reasonably priced to encourage you and your student to get outfitted for cool nights on the practice field or around school. Shirts, hoodies and even a stadium blanket are available. This is a great way to show support in the music program and is not just for students. Mom and Dad, order one for yourself.

PLACE ORDERS AT the Music Boosters Store (Store tab on the homepage). Orders are being taken until Friday August 25th. If you prefer, you can fill out the order forms below and return them to Mr. Buti of Mr. Carroll. (These were also sent home with your student.)

Money can be mailed to the address found under the STORE tab link or turned into the Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll. Payments must be received by the deadline of August 25th or your order may be cancelled.

Items are expected to be available for delivery during the week of September 11th.

Thank you for your support.

Help Wanted! Student Accounts Representative

The current rep is retiring this year. Would you like to learn and take over this job?

Use Excel to maintain a spreadsheet detailing money students earn through fundraising and money they withdraw to pay for music department-related expenses. Except for collecting money at the semi-annual garage sale, the Student Accounts Rep does not handle money, but rather inputs earnings reported by the fundraiser coordinators. Contact to learn more about the job and its time commitments.

Manna & Butter Braid Pickup, Monday May 1st

Manna Gift Cards and Butter Braid orders are to be picked up on Monday, May 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the north cafeteria. The Butter Braid product is frozen, so please be sure to have this date on your calendar, because we have no way to store frozen product.
If you have any questions regarding Butter Bread please contact Cindy Bieda at 847-736-5107, for Manna Gift Card questions please contact Mary DeMaria at 847-612-9733.


Please join us for the May meeting. It is being moved to Wednesday the 3rd to align with the Jazz class schedule.

We will be taking final nominations for elected officers for next year’s RMHS Music Boosters executive committee. Elections will take place immediately after nominations close at the May RMHS Music Boosters meeting.

RMHS Music Boosters positions up for nominations:

The President. Shall preside at all meetings of the organization, develop meeting agendas and act as a liaison between the RMHS Music Boosters and the Music Directors. They shall also be a member of all committees.

The Vice President. Shall assume the duties of the President in the absence of him or her.

The Treasurer. Shall keep an accurate record of all receipts and disbursements, showing each activity separately as well as a complete record of all funds. The Treasurer and President shall be authorized to handle all financial transactions as directed by the organization. Financial records shall be kept in a proper financial record system.

The Secretary. Shall keep records of minutes of all general, special, and Executive Board meetings and perform other duties as the office may require.

Along with the elections, we will begin to make plans for the year end activities. We meet near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7pm.

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.