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Rolling Meadows Memorial Day Parade this Saturday, May 27 – Please help us out!!

The Rolling Meadows Marching Mustangs are proud to be invited each year to march in the Rolling Meadows Memorial Day Parade.

The parade steps off at 11 a.m., this Saturday, May 27, and the Marching Mustangs are one of the highlights of this parade.  The Memorial Day parade offers a great opportunity to help out while getting to hear and see our award-winning Marching Mustangs march for the final time of the 2016-17 year.  Please check out the many opportunities here and volunteer where you can for this parade:

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Many thanks,

The RMHS Music Boosters

Spring Jazz & Orchestra Concerts – May 18 & 25 – Ticket Sales Help Needed

Two more final concerts for the year are set for the next 2 Thursdays, May 18 & 25.

Come hear the Rolling Meadows High School Jazz I & II Ensembles play their final concert of the 2016-17 school year on May 18 and the Chamber, Symphony & Concert Orchestras will plays their final concert on May 25.  These concerts feature year-end awards as well as opportunities to commemorate and say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors.

Jazz Concert

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Orchestra Concert

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The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the RMHS Theater, and we will need 2 people to help with ticket sales at each.  Check out the opportunities here and sign up if you can help.  We are especially encouraging parents WITHOUT students playing in each concert to volunteer so that those with student-performers can just enjoy the concert.

Thank you in advance for your assistance during this busy time of year and we look forward to seeing you at these concerts!

The RMHS Music Boosters

Spring Band Concert this Wednesday, May 10 – Ticket Sales help needed

Come hear the Rolling Meadows High School Concert & Symphonic Bands play their final concert of the 2016-17 school year.  This concert features both bands plus a final combined number and offers an opportunity to commemorate and say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors.  And with any luck, the marching show for the Fall 2017 season will be revealed!

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., this Wednesday, May 10, in the RMHS Theater, and we will need 2 people to help with ticket sales.  Check out the opportunity here and sign up if you can help:
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Thank you in advance for your assistance during this busy time of year and we look forward to seeing you at the concert!

The RMHS Music Boosters

LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to ‘Something Rotten’ for July show

LOTS of people have requested tickets and it is not too late for you to get tickets, too.

Did you enjoy seeing “Something Rotten” in NYC?  Want to see it again on Broadway in Chicago?  Or do you just like going to the theater?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then join us at Chicago’s Oriental Theater this July!

Here are the two possible dates RMHS Music Boosters might attend together: Wednesday, July 12 or Thursday, July 13; the curtain goes up for both shows at 7:30 p.m.

Please e-mail Michele Shalton with your interest in reserving a spot(s) no later than this SUNDAY, March 19 – we have extended the deadline.  Be sure to let her know which day you prefer, how many and what type of tickets (Adult and/or Students) you will be purchasing.  Majority will determine the date.  We need 25 people to commit to get a group discount on tickets. $25 each for Adults and $18.50 for Students. There might be slight additional charges for tax and service fees.

This opportunity is for buying into a group package only.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the theater either on your own or car pooling with others. 

Once Michele gets confirmation that enough people are interested, she will confirm the date and request payments so she can purchase the tickets.

Please contact Michele directly at (224) 805-2605 or michele4s@att.net with any questions that you might have.

– The RMHS Music Boosters

Two Concerts this Week – Concert Band Festival & Orchestra Concert – Please help us out if you can

It will be a busy week in the Music Department at RMHS!

Concert Band Festival

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, RMHS hosts the annual Concert Band Festival in the Theater with the Concert Bands of Elk Grove High School, Prospect High School and RMHS performing, each under the direction of guest conductor Brian Logan of the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago.  Please consider helping set up hospitality or collecting uniforms at the end of the evening.  You can volunteer for the Concert Band Festival here:

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Orchestra Concert

Then at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16, the orchestras of RMHS will perform, also in the Theater.  Please consider helping set up hospitality, selling admission tickets, or collecting uniforms at the end of the evening.  You can volunteer for the Orchestra Concert here:

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Thank you in advance for your help and your ongoing support of the band and orchestra programs at RMHS.

– The RMHS Music Boosters

‘Something Rotten’ Group Ticket Sales Opportunity for RMHS Music Boosters

Did you enjoy seeing “Something Rotten” in NYC?  Want to see it again on Broadway in Chicago?  Or do you just like going to the theater?  If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then join us at Chicago’s Oriental Theater this July!

Here are the two possible dates RMHS Music Boosters might attend together: Wednesday, July 12 or Thursday, July 13; the curtain goes up for both shows at 7:30 p.m.

Please e-mail Michele Shalton with your interest in reserving a spot(s) no later than this Thursday, March 16.  Be sure to let her know which day you prefer, how many and what type of tickets (Adult and/or Students) you will be purchasing.  Majority will determine the date.  We need 25 people to commit to get a group discount on tickets. $25 each for Adults and $18.50 for Students. There might be slight additional charges for tax and service fees.

This opportunity is for buying into a group package only.  You will need to provide your own transportation to the theater either on your own or car pooling with others. 

Once Michele gets confirmation that enough people are interested, she will confirm the date and request payments so she can purchase the tickets.

Please contact Michele directly at (224) 805-2605 or michele4s@att.net with any questions that you might have.

– The RMHS Music Booster

JITM Final Stretch: Here is what we still need…

RMHS Music Booster Parents and Friends,

You have all been AMAZING in filling in these spots and getting us fully staffed for the 32nd Annual Jazz in the Meadows, now only 2 days away!  Thank you so much for all you do for the students and the entire program!
It is crunch time and we still have 30 essential time spots that we really need to have volunteers filling by Friday, if at all possible.
Here is where you can still help:

MCs/Announcers Sign Up Now!

Our MCs/Announcers serve as the face and voice of Jazz in the Meadows.  They welcome and announce each band right before it performs and help keep each competition room running on time and without issue.  If you like people and do not mind reading a prepared script to a small audience, you will LOVE this job and be amazed at how quickly your shift flies by with all the activity in your room.  Plus, this is the only position for which we offer an optional training session the night before.  Please consider volunteering in this critical role in either or both time slots.

  • 8 a.m.-noon –  We need 3 more.
  • 12:30-4:30 p.m. – We need 6 more.

Door Monitors Sign Up Now!

Door Monitors help the MCs/Announcers keep things running smoothly in each performance room by maintaining order outside the door.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role in either or both time slots.

  • 8 a.m.-noon –  We need 4 more.
  • 12:30-4:30 p.m. – We need 3 more.

Outside Security Sign Up Now!

Our Outside Security/Parking Lot volunteers greet and direct the buses as each band arrives.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role in one or more time slots here.

  • 6:30-8:30 a.m. – We would like 1 more.
  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.  –  We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. – We need 2 more.

Cafeteria Servers Sign Up Now!

We need a couple of servers to help out during the lunch rush.  Please consider volunteering in this essential role at the time slot below.

  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.

Inside Security Sign Up Now!

Inside Security/Hall Monitors lock and unlock homeroom doors for bands as they travel through the the building at JITM.  Please consider volunteering in this role in either (or both!) time slot.

  • 6:30-11 a.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.
  • 3-7 p.m. – We need 2 more – This is a very busy time.

Ticket Sales Sign Up Now!

We could still use an additional volunteer to sell tickets at the end of the day as people come in to hear the Grand Finale Concert by Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet.  Please consider volunteering in this time slot.

  • 3-7 p.m. – We need 1 more.