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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

 

Cookie Sales Help at Pep Band/Basketball Games

Happy New Year, Music Boosters!

Please consider helping bake or sell cookies at the 3 remaining nights where the Pep Band plays at the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Basketball games.  Over the course of a year, cookie sale bring in around $2,000 in funds that support students in the music program at RMHS.

Friday, January 12 – vs. Hersey
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Friday, January 19 – vs. Buffalo Grove
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Friday, February 2 – vs. Prospect High School
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Thanks in advance,
— The RMHS Music Boosters

 

RMHS MUSIC BOOSTERS MEETING MOVED TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

Happy New Year! Please join us on Tuesday, January 9, for the January Boosters meeting. We will continue discussions and preparation for the Jazz in the Meadows fundraiser taking place on Saturday, February 24.  We meet near the back of the cafeteria in the Faculty Lounge at 7 p.m.

Music Boosters support the various bands and directors. Everyone is encouraged to participate and help shape the activities for the students throughout the school year and build life long memories.

If you have any questions about the RMHS Music Boosters please send an email to president@rmhsmusicboosters or reach out to Mr. Buti or Mr. Carroll for additional information. The RMHS Music Boosters work closely with the directors in helping to plan and support such things as concerts, trips, camps, band competitions and Jazz in the Meadows.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Mat Krawczyk
2017-18 Music Boosters President

Come Play this Saturday with the Polar Bear Club at the Santa Run

Oksana Lukaszewskyj, band director at South Middle School, asked that we post the following invitation:


Calling All Instrumental Musicians:
Young, Old, Pros & Music-Lovers!

The annual Arlington Heights Santa Run is this Saturday, December 2.
 
For the past several years, South Middle School band members, alums and friends form “The Polar Bear Club” for the day, playing Christmas carols in pep-band style to cheer on the “Santas” as they run past South.
 
Everyone is invited to be a member of the Polar Bear Club: Friends, family members and neighbors.  Even if you do not play an instrument, you can still come and jingle & jangle along with the band.  Sheet music will be provided.
Students who play for the Santa Run can also log community-service hours for groups like the National Honor Society and youth group programs.  Be sure to bring the necessary forms for signature.
 
The Polar Bear Club will perform outside (thus the name), so please dress appropriately. All performers are encouraged to wear Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers or any other holiday-themed head gear.
 
If you plan to play:
 
  • Please bring your instrument to the South Middle School band room at 9 a.m., this Saturday, December 2, where there will be a brief rehearsal.
  • Enter through the front doors at 400 S. Highland Street – the band room is on the second floor.
  • Music will be distributed when you arrive at South. 
  • The Polar Bears will head outside and set up near the main entrance to South by 10 a.m., which is when the Santa Run begins. The first runners should begin passing SMS between 10:05 and 10:10 a.m.
  • The Polar Bear Club will continue to play outside until the end of the race.
  • When the last runners pass by, the group will return to the band room to put away the stands and equipment.
  • After a group picture, candy canes will be available for everyone!
The estimated completion time is 11:30 a.m. but it could be sooner.
 
And if you are running in the race, please give us a shout out as you pass by South!
 
For more information, contact Oksana Lukaszewskyj at olukaszewskyj@sd25.org.
 

Band-O-Rama this Wednesday – Please Come and Help Out!

Band-O-Rama will be held at 7:30 p.m., this Wednesday, November 1, in the main gymnasium at RMHS.  This concert features all of the music and routines performed during the 2017 Marching Mustangs Season including this season’s award-winning show, Beyond the Forest’s Edge.  The concert will be recorded and commemorative CDs of the event can be ordered that night, too.

There are several opportunities to volunteer here, so please consider helping out where you can, especially if you do not have a student performing that night so that parents of student-performers can come and enjoy the concert.

You can volunteer here:
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Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping make 2017 such a great season for the Marching Mustangs!!

See you Wednesday!

— The RMHS Music Boosters