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Getting Sick of Hearing from Us?
Then Sign Up TODAY!!

We are highlighting TWO Featured Volunteer Needs today.  Check these and almost 40 other positions still available and sign up wherever and whenever you can help at Jazz in the Meadows this Saturday, Feb. 24.


Featured Volunteer Need: Bus Greeters

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Top 5 reasons to be a Bus Greeter:

  1. You are the first face Jazz in the Meadows guests meet at the festival, and they’ll be so excited to see you.  People will think you’re important, because you are!

  2. Large buses and vans will head in whatever direction you send them because you will wield power in our very busy parking lot.

  3. Fresh air is good for you, and warm weather – a high of 40° and mostly sunny – looks to be the forecast for Saturday.  Come and catch some “pre-spring” rays as you greet our guests and get their buses to the right place at the right time!

  4. You get to wear a really cool neon safety vest.

  5. Volunteers get in free to the Grand Finale Concert to enjoy the amazing East Hubbard Jazz Orchestra.


Featured Volunteer Need: Door Monitors

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Top 5 reasons to be a Door Monitor:

  1. You don’t have to talk to anyone if you don’t want to: Door Monitors hold up signs to help silence noisy crowds outside the performance rooms.

  2. You are the gatekeeper for your performance room: No one goes in or out of your room unless you say so.  People will think you’re important, because you are.

  3. You get to wear a snazzy purple JITM Staff shirt!

  4. Volunteers get in free to the Grand Finale Concert to enjoy the amazing East Hubbard Jazz Orchestra.

  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

Many thanks,
— The RMHS Music Boosters

45 Volunteer Spots Still Open for Jazz in the Meadows

We offer a hearty thanks to the many parents and friends who have already volunteered to help at the 2018 Jazz in the Meadows this Saturday, Feb. 24.

The funds raised at the festival directly support the RMHS Bands’ & Orchestras’ many programs and activities, including the spending stipend given to the students on the Orlando trip.  Nothing we do is possible without the dedicated support that all of our volunteers give.

With only 6 days until Jazz in the Meadows, we still have about 45 open volunteer positions that need to be filled.  It is never too late to help out – please consider the featured position below and sign up where you are able.

Featured Volunteer Need:
Band Ambassadors

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Top 5 reasons to work as a Band Ambassador:

  1. You are the Key Master – you will hold the keys to every classroom in RMHS.  You will be wildly popular and people will think you’re very important, because you are.

  2. Counting your steps?  You will meet – and most likely exceed – your step goal for the day.  Enjoy getting fit while volunteering!

  3. You will get to know where the wings and halls are at RMHS better than you ever have before, which means you will never get lost at an Open House again!

  4. You get to wear our snazzy purple JITM Staff T-shirt and a neon armband so everyone will know that you are the person to see.

  5. Volunteers get in free to the Grand Finale Concert to enjoy the amazing East Hubbard Jazz Orchestra.

Many thanks,
— The RMHS Music Boosters

ANNOUNCING: Jazz in the Meadows needs Announcers/Emcees!

Time to sign up to be an Emcee!

With Jazz in the Meadows now just 1 week away, we now begin the begging-and-pleading phase of the volunteer sign-up process, and right now what we need most are volunteers to Emcee in each of the 8 jazz-performance rooms.

Let’s look at what’s in it for you as a volunteer Emcee:


Today’s Featured Volunteer Need: Emcees

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Top 5 reasons to Emcee:

  1. You get to listen to amazing jazz during your shift.  And in a front-row seat!

  2. We give you a complete script which means that if you can read, you can do this job!

  3. This job is SO important that it is the only position that offers a training session the night before.  On Friday, February 23, at  7 p.m., all Emcees are invited to attend a 1-hour training at RMHS where we will walk through every step of the Emcee job.  Who knows?  There might even be a snack or two served.

  4. Speaking of food, any Emcee who volunteers to announce for the entire day (two 4-hour shifts) will be served a catered lunch just like the judges receive.  Who doesn’t want to be treated like a judge?  They’re practically royalty…

  5. You may dress up if you want to – we invite our Emcees to look great in front of the audience.  People will think you’re important, because you are.

Please sign up if you haven’t done so already and consider filling one of the essential spots we still have open.  If you can spare a few more hours that day, please join us for an extra shift.

Many thanks,
— The RMHS Music Boosters

Help Still Needed for Symphonic Band Festival Tonight!

Please consider helping set up or clean up hospitality tonight as we host the symphonic bands from Prospect and Elk Grove high schools at the annual Symphonic Band Festival.

We still need several volunteers and want to put on a great spread for our guests.  You can sign up here:

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And don’t forget to sign up for Jazz in the Meadows here:

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Many thanks for all you do,

— The RMHS Music Boosters

Feb. 13 Symphonic Band Festival – Please Volunteer

This Tuesday’s Symphonic Band Festival needs hospitality help

Come hear the Symphonic Bands of Elk Grove, Prospect & Rolling Meadows high schools as they share music at the annual District 214 Symphonic Band Festival.

This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m., this Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the RMHS Theater, and we will need a few volunteers to make the evening complete as we host guests from across the southern half of District 214.  Volunteers will set and clean up a refreshment table and help store the RMHS musicians’ tuxedoes and dresses at the concert’s completion.  Check out the opportunities at the SignUpGenius link below and help out wherever you can.

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And Please Volunteer for Jazz in the Meadows!

Now less than 2 weeks away now on Saturday, Feb. 24, the RMHS Music Boosters will host its most important fund-raiser of the year, the 33nd Annual Jazz in the Meadows, the largest high-school competitive jazz festival in the Midwest!

And we need LOTS help to make this the great event that it is each year!  A SignUpGenius spot is now up and ready for you to browse the more than 130 jobs/time slots that need to be filled for Jazz in the Meadows.  You will find it here:

2018 Jazz in the Meadows SignUpGenius

The 130+ volunteer slots are divided by Tabs at the top of the page into various areas of service throughout Jazz in the Meadows.  They include in no particular order:

Under each Tab are descriptions that break down all of the positions where volunteer support from parents is needed.  Please browse through each Tab and enter your name everywhere that you are able to serve.

It is hoped that an adult from each band, orchestra and color guard family will be able to volunteer for at least 2 hours for Jazz in the Meadows.  If you have any questions about a particular position, please contact Tom Toussaint, our Volunteer Coordinator, at tomtoussaint@hotmail.com.

— The RMHS Music Boosters

 

Time to Volunteer for Jazz in the Meadows!

2018 Jazz in the Meadows
It’s Time to Volunteer!

Less than 4 weeks away now on Saturday, Feb. 24, the RMHS Music Boosters will host its most important fund-raiser of the year, the 33nd Annual Jazz in the Meadows, the largest high-school competitive jazz festival in the Midwest!

And of course we need LOTS & LOTS of your help to make this the great event that it is each year!  A new SignUpGenius spot is now up and ready for you to browse the more than 130 jobs/time slots that need to be filled for Jazz in the Meadows.  You will find it here:

2018 Jazz in the Meadows SignUpGenius

The 130+ volunteer slots are divided by Tabs at the top of the page into various areas of service throughout Jazz in the Meadows.  They include in no particular order:

Under each Tab, you will find descriptions that break down all of the positions where we will need volunteer support from parents, friends and alumni of our outstanding music program at RMHS.  Please browse through each  Tab and enter your name everywhere that you are able to serve.

It is hoped that an adult from each band, orchestra and color guard family will be able to volunteer for at least 2 hours for Jazz in the Meadows.  If you have any questions about a particular position, please contact Tom Toussaint, our Volunteer Coordinator, at tomtoussaint@hotmail.com.

We will be sending out frequent reminders from now until the 24th to help get these positions filled and update volunteers on any changes and with final instructions for our work that day.

Program Book Ads

In addition, just a reminder that the Jazz in the Meadows Program Book includes ads from local businesses and parents who want to support the Instrumental Music Program at RMHS as well as “Shout Outs” to students and the deadline for reservations is tomorrow, Monday, January 29.  You can learn more about doing this here:

2018 Jazz in the Meadows Program Book Info

If you are interested in placing an ad, contact Mr. Buti as soon as possible and send your payment and completed form above to him.  Reaching as many as 4,000 attendees, this is a great way to reach this jazz-loving audience while supporting our music students.

We look forward to our best Jazz in the Meadows yet and thank you for all the support – both in time and treasure – that we know you will share with our students!

— The RMHS Music Boosters