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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.

Summer Information Packets

eventsAttention all students and parents of the Marching Mustangs…… summer information packets have been mailed home.  You can preview or double check the information at any of the following links to PDF versions of the documents:

13-14 August Camp Letter (August 5-9, 13-14, 15)
16th Annual MM Family Picnic Invite (for August 9th at 5:30 p.m.)
13-14 DCI Quarterfinals in Theaters (August 8th at night in various local theaters)
13-14 Music Booster Parent Involvement
13-14 Parent Dessert Night Invitation (August 6th from 8:00-9:00 p.m.)

Marching Band Camp Info: Volunteers & Picnic

Marching band camp is at the beginning of August (August 5 – 9, August 13 – 14), and the students need some volunteers to help serve dinner after they’ve been practicing all day. On Friday, August 9, there’s a picnic for the families of ALL MUSIC STUDENTS—not just the marching band, so pass the word! After the picnic, stay to watch the first public performance of this year’s marching competition piece.

We’re using not only to track volunteers, but also to get an idea of how many people will attend the picnic. Whether you want to volunteer or just socialize, please visit the Volunteer page, scroll down to the Summer Band Camp entry and click the sign-up button or click this link: Volunteers & Picnic.

After you enter your e-mail address (so VolunteerSpot knows where to send confirmations and reminders), you can sign up to help serve pizza, subs, or grill. If you’ll attend the picnic, please also sign up for one of the “Bring” spots (based on the first letter of your last name). Use the “+” and “-” buttons to specify how many people will be in your party (excluding your music student).

Music Booster Directory Form

cards_bind_addressAll Band, Orchestra, and Color Guard families are listed in our Music Booster Directory which is published yearly. In order to streamline the process, we have created a form that can be accessed and submitted online. This is the most efficient and accurate way of having your information published in the directory. Your family has/will also receive a paper version that you could fill out and return, but we encourage you to use the electronic version which can be found here: RMHS Music Boosters Directory Form. Please note that your submission is for the directory ONLY. If you wish to subscribe to website updates (and we encourage you to do so), you’ll need to submit your email in the left sidebar under “Updates.”