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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.

Volunteer for Jazz in the Meadows – We still need your help!

Today we are featuring the Inside Security, Cafeteria Servers and Concession Sales.  There are so many great reasons to serve and be a part of the best Jazz festival in the Midwest.  Check them out below.

We also ask you to consider volunteering for more than one position during the day if you have the time (you’re already going to be there anyways, right?), and as always, we and the students thank you!


Featured Volunteer Need: Inside Security/Hall Monitors

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to work Inside Security/Hall Monitors:

  1. You are the Key Master – you will hold the keys to RMHS.  You will be wildly popular and people will think you’re 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 get to wear a snazzy purple JITM Staff T-shirt and a neon armband so everyone will know how important you are.
  4. Volunteers get in free to the finale concert & Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tets are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

Featured Volunteer Need: Cafeteria Servers & Concession Sales

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to work in the Cafeteria and in Concession Sales:

  1. You provide sustenance to the starving jazz musicians and their families as they enjoy JITM throughout the day.  They will love you for putting that needed food in their starving-artist hands.
  2. You will be very influential in helping those undecideds choose between pizza, Subway sandwiches or a salad.  People will think you’re important, because you are.
  3. You get to wear a snazzy purple JITM Staff shirt!
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

 

 

Jazz in the Meadows is now fewer than 5 days away – and we still need your HELP!

Please enter where and when you can help us at the SignUpGenius links below, for Jazz in the Meadows is fewer than 5 days away now!

Today we are featuring the Outside Security and Door Monitor positions.  There are so many great reasons to serve and be a part of the best Jazz festival in the Midwest – you can check them out below.

We also ask you to consider volunteering for more than one position during the day if you have the time (you’re already going to be there anyways, right?), and as always, we and the students thank you!


Featured Volunteer Need: Outside Security

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to work Outside Security:

  1. You are the first face Jazz in the Meadows guests see of the festival, and they’ll be so excited to see you.  People will think you’re important, because you are!
  2. Fresh air is good for you, and this warm weather is guaranteed through the weekend – possibly the warmest day for a Jazz in the Meadows ever!
  3. You get to wear a neon safety vest.
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

Featured Volunteer Need: Door Monitors

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to be a Door Monitor:

  1. You don’t have to talk to anyone if you don’t want to – at all now – we have created new signs this year for our Door Monitors to hold up to help silence the noisy crowd outside the performance rooms.
  2. You are the gatekeeper.  People will think you’re important, because you are.
  3. You get to wear a snazzy purple JITM Staff shirt!
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

 

 

 

 

Jazz in the Meadows is only 5 days away – and we still need your HELP!

Please enter where and when you can help us now at the SignUpGenius links below, for we are at only 5 days and counting!  There are so many great reasons for helping make this event the best Jazz festival in the Midwest.

Today we are looking for additional Outside Security and Door Monitors: Take a look at these positions below.

We also ask you to consider volunteering for more than one position during the day if you have the time (you’re already going to be there anyways, right?).  Thank you!


Today’s Featured Volunteer Need: Outside Security

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to Work Outside Security:
  1. You are the first face Jazz in the Meadows guests see of the festival, and they’ll be so excited to see you.  People will think you’re important, because you are!
  2. Fresh air is good for you, and this warm weather is guaranteed through the weekend – possibly the warmest day for a Jazz in the Meadows ever!
  3. You get to wear a neon safety vest.
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

Today’s Featured Volunteer Need: Door Monitor

Sign Up Now!

Top 5 reasons to be a Door Monitor:
  1. You don’t have to talk to anyone if you don’t want to – at all now – we have created new signs this year for our Door Monitors to hold up to help silence the noisy crowd outside the performance rooms.
  2. You are the gatekeeper.  People will think you’re important, because you are.
  3. You get to wear a snazzy purple JITM Staff shirt!
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.

Jazz in the Meadows is now less than a week away!! We need YOUR help!

We could beg and plead for volunteers – yes, we are begging and pleading now – but let’s look at what’s in it for you as a volunteer.  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.  Thank you!


Today’s Featured Volunteer Need: Room MCs

Sign Up Now!
Top 5 reasons to MC:
  1. You get to listen to amazing jazz during your shift.  And in a front-row seat!
  2. We give you a script – so if you can read, you can do this job!
  3. You may dress up if you want to – we like our MCs to look nice in front of the audience.  People will think you’re important, because you are.
  4. All volunteers get in free to the finale concert, and Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet are AMAZING!
  5. All of the proceeds raised benefit the music program directly, and your directors and students will be forever grateful.