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Volunteers needed for Fall Concert & Band-O-Rama

The Fall Band Concert will be held at 3 p.m., this Sunday, October 23, in the main gymnasium at RMHS.  As part of this event that features the jazz bands, all choral groups and orchestra and string ensembles, we also offer cheesecake samples for the upcoming fund-raiser and introduce other fund-raisers as well.  Specifically, Manna Gift Cards will be on display and the Choral Boosters are offering a Greeting Card box offer that will benefit either Choral or Music boosters – you will be able to indicate for which group the money for your purchase should be allocated.  A flyer on this fund-raiser is attached HERE.

Band-O-Rama will be held at 7:30 p.m., next Wednesday, October 26, also in the main gymnasium at RMHS.  This concert features all music and routines performed during the 2016 Marching Mustangs Season.  It is recorded and commemorative CDs are burned and ordered/sold that night, too.  Cheesecake samples for fund-raising are offered again here, too – this group sure likes cheesecake!

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

The links to SignUpGenius can be found here —

Fall Concert — 3 p.m., Sunday, October 23
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Band-O-Rama — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 26
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Thank you, in advance, for your ongoing support and for helping make 2016 a great season for the Marching Mustangs!!

See you lots in the next week!

RMHS Music Boosters

Renegade Invitational MusicFest at Sandwich High School is this Sunday, Oct. 16, and the Marching Mustangs need your help!

The Marching Mustangs’ final competition of the 2016 season is the Renegade Invitational MusicFest and will be held from 1:50 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 16, at Sandwich High School. Our performance time is set for 6:15 p.m. on the football field.

Band members need to arrive at the RMHS Band Room by 1:15 p.m. that afternoon, and we need LOTS of help and support to make this entire day a great success from beginning to end.  From loading and unloading the larger instruments onto the buses to chaperoning, filming the competitive performance, and providing water bottles for the band, there are all kinds of ways to help out, have a great time and get to know other Booster parents.  Many families often drive ahead to the school and cheer on the Marching Mustangs to victory, too!

If you have not had a chance to volunteer this year yet, please check out the volunteer slots below and sign up for whatever you are available to do before our marching season comes to a close.

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Thank you so much for your ongoing support and all you do for the Marching Mustangs!

The RMHS Music Boosters

More Help Needed for Friday Night’s Homecoming Game

Please check out the SignUpGenius link below and consider helping out Friday night for the Homecoming Football Game and the last regular home game of the season.

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We still need help with baking and selling cookies, checking in marching uniforms and filming the Marching Mustangs’ Pre-Game & Halftime Shows.

Let’s finish off this undefeated football season with a great showing as we support our Marching Mustangs as they cheer the team on to another victory!

Thank you in advance,

RMHS Music Boosters

Busy Marching Mustang weekend ahead with many opportunities to volunteer

After a quiet weekend for the Marching Mustangs, our activity ramps up again this week with Junior High Band Night this Friday night, September 30, along with a football game against Prospect High School.  Then our third marching competition at Prospect High School follows the next day, Saturday, October 1.

The following week, the RMHS Music Boosters have been invited by the Athletic Boosters to join them and the other Booster organizations at the school to collect/donate food for the Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic on Wednesday, October 5.  Please consider donating food there and help the Music Boosters make a great showing with the generous spirit that we always manage to produce.

Here are links for all three volunteering opportunities:


Junior High Band Night/Football Game vs. Prospect High School – Friday, September 30
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Knight of Champions Marching Competition at Prospect High School – Saturday, October 1

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2016 Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic Food Drive – Wednesday, October 5
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Thank you for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!!

The RMHS Boosters

Still More Volunteers Needed for Wheeling Competition Tomorrow

We still need a few more volunteers for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School tomorrow, Saturday, September 17.

Please take a look at the SignUpGenius Page and consider helping out if there are any ways that would work for you:

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Thank you for your ongoing support of the Marching Mustangs and here’s to a great performance in Wheeling tomorrow!

The RMHS Music Boosters

New volunteer jobs posted, plus we still need help this weekend!

Thank you so much for all of the help with last Friday’s first home football game!  The Marching Mustangs arguably launched their season with their strongest premiere performance in years and they are poised to “wow” the fans again this Friday and compete for the Grand Champion spot in Grayslake on Sunday at their first competition.

We have added additional volunteer spots for each football game: We are now hoping that people will bring bags of ice and water bottles to help keep the band hydrated during these early season games when the weather is still so warm.  Of course, the Boosters will reimburse parents for water and ice expenses.  In addition, would you like to have “on field” viewing for the Desert Winds performance this Friday night?  With such a large pit band on the field, we need 4 or 5 parents to help move the larger instruments  on and off the field at Half Time.  Please check these opportunities out at the link below and help us out where you can!

RMHS Football Game
This Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m.

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Two days later, the group will be competing at the Grayslake Marching Contest and there are still a few open spots we need to fill.  Please come out and get involved with this amazing band and color guard!

Grayslake Marching Contest
This Sunday, September 11

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As always, thank you for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!!

The RMHS Boosters

New Volunteer Opportunities for the Fall Season

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all and it is also the day of the first football game of the 2016 season!

Thanks to all who signed up for our traditional game-day volunteer slots so quickly – we had every spot filled within 10 hours, which might be a record!

But there are 2 NEW spots remaining, and Mr. Buti has asked if any of the Boosters would be able to film both the Pre-Game and the Half-Time performances for the band to review afterwards.  He emphasizes that these do NOT need to be professional quality but he will use them to review formations and the overall look of the band while marching.  The videoclip can then be either given to Mr. Buti that evening or e-mailed to him at chris.buti@d214.org by the end of the weekend.  We are adding this volunteer job at all home games and competitions this year – please consider trying your hand at this to help our amazing band get even greater!

You can volunteer to film tonight’s game here:
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Next week’s game on Sept. 9 against Maine East High School is now available for volunteering here:
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And our first competition, the Grayslake Marching Contest, will be held next Sunday, September 11, at Grayslake North High School in Grayslake and is now available for volunteering here:
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Thank you again for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!

The RMHS Music Boosters