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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.

Sunday, September 15
Grayslake North High School
1925 N Route 83
Grayslake, IL

You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs Grayslake Schedule

8:00 AM Doors to band room open
8:15 AM Practice begins ON TIME in 2013 theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
9:45 AM Practice ends
9:50 AM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
10:15 AM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
10:25 AM Leave for Grayslake North HS
11:25 PM Arrive at Grayslake North HS
11:30 PM Change into uniform and unload buses and truck
11:43 PM Go to warmup area
12:08 PM Warm up
12:38 PM Leave for performance field
12:48 PM Perform our show “PICTURE THIS”
1:00 PM Change out of uniforms
1:18 PM Watch Prairie Ridge, Elk Grove, Grayslake Central and Grayslake North
2:15 PM Awards (drum majors only), but band can go on the field, too
2:30 PM Leave for RMHS
3:30 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms

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Garage Sale

Garage SaleSell your Stuff! Buy from others! Clean out your garage and your attic! Add $$$ to your booster account (or your own pockets). The Music Boosters Garage Sale is for anyone who enjoys buying and/or selling good stuff, as well as helping kids raise money for their own Music Booster and Choral Booster accounts. These funds can be used by the individual student(s) music and/or voice lessons sheet music musical instruments accessories to your booster account or your own pockets) lessons, music, instruments, accessories, instrument repairs, for upcoming trips (including the Spring Break Orlando Trip for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Color Guard).

This sale is open to all, including friends and neighbors… Enrollment at RMHS is not required to have a space at the sale!!! If you know of anyone interested in obtaining space for this “semi‐annual” event, or have any questions, please contact Jason Reese at jason‐ or 847‐767‐8201 (text).

RMHS Music Boosters (and others) who sign up in advance will be assigned preferred booth locations. Bring a canopy roof structure (“EZ up”) or other shade structure to make the shopping area a little cooler for yourself, and/or your customers.

The Garage Sale takes place THIS SATURDAY, September 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (setup is from 7:00-8:45 a.m.) on the north end of the main parking lot. More event details can be found on the Garage Sale Flyer.

Booster Meeting Reminder

auction_hammer_gavelIt’s time for the first RMHS Music Boosters meeting of the year. Please join us on Tuesday September 3rd at the High School near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7pm.

The meeting on September 3rd will recap events that took place over the summer and outline the new school year’s activities.

The RMHS Music Boosters is a great way to become involved with your child’s music experience throughout High School while helping support the music program.

At booster meetings we work closely with the directors in helping to plan and support such things as band competitions, concerts, trips, camps and Jazz In The Meadows. Throughout the year there are many opportunities to help out a little or help out a lot. We need the assistance of all parents to make this happen.

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

We Have Spirit Wear, Yes We Do!

t-shirtWE HAVE SPIRIT WEAR, HOW ‘BOUT YOU? Order your NEW Mustang Music Spirit Wear! Orders are due Thursday 9/12 to have your items delivered by 9/19! Please use our Online Store, then mail a check, made out to RMHS Music Boosters, c/o Lauralee Reese, 638 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. If you have any questions, please email Lauralee Reese at

Butter Braid 2013 Begins

Butter Braid is known for its delicious homemade taste and variety. The Butter Braid fundraiser is our first of the year. Butter Braid order forms will go home with your music student on their first day of school. All music students have until Wednesday, September 4, to sell as many Butter Braid coffeecakes as they can to put some funds in their Student Account.

No one has to participate in this fundraiser, however it is a great opportunity for music students to earn money. For every $13 frozen braided pastry dough they sell, $5.20 will be deposited into the selling student’s account. Remember, the funds in your student’s account can be used for any personal music-related expenses, including the Spring Break Trip. If you need more order forms, you can download and print the order form below.  Please make sure to collect payment at the time of order and turn all money/checks in with the order to your student’s director.

You can pick up your Butter Braid orders on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the RMHS back cafeteria. If you have any questions or you’re unable to pick up your order, please e-mail Karina Corradi at to make other arrangements since we don’t have facilities to store them.

 Butter Braid Order Form

Orchestra Camp Info – Update

-crop-44-33-36px-'f'-as-in-'violin'-5865By now, all orchestra students should have received the summer mailing for the orchestra camp which is scheduled for Monday, August 12-15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In the event that you did not receive the mailing, it included the following documents: Summer Orchestra LetterHealth History & Travel Consent Forms, and Orchestra Fees Form. Please make sure to return these documents along with your fee payments at the first day of camp. Also, if you have not already done so, please take a moment to fill out the Spring Trip interest form online here: Trip Interest Form. This is very important to our planning of our 2014 Spring Trip to Orlando, FL!

UPDATE: If you haven’t done so already, please also update your directory information by clicking here: Music Boosters Directory Online Form or by filling out and returning this form: Music Boosters Directory Form

Volunteers Needed for Fittings

To prepare for the new school year, the students must be fitted for uniforms and tuxes or dresses. Since there are at least 100 members of the marching band and orchestra, we need some parent volunteers to help out during  band camp (Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 7).

Tasks include helping students try on uniforms and dress clothes to ensure they’re not too tight and they’re the correct length. With so many students, we need a few volunteers every day for each type of fitting. We could also really use your help if you can do minor sewing, such as hemming and sewing snaps back onto uniforms and maybe some tacking. (You can even take the work home, if you prefer.)

Please go to the Volunteer page, scroll down to the Uniform Fittings activity and click “Sign up” or click this link: Uniform Fittings. This will take you to a list of tasks. Please sign up for as many days as you can. The listed times are when fittings will be done, but you can come and help whenever it’s convenient for you within those hours.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you have any questions.