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Volunteers Needed for Grayslake Marching Contest this Weekend

Marching Mustangs need volunteer help for
Grayslake competition this Sunday, Sept. 10

The Marching Mustangs’ first competition of the season is always the Grayslake Marching Contest which is being held from 12:50 to 5:30 p.m., this Sunday, September 10, at Grayslake North High School.  Our performance time is set for 3:06 p.m. on the football field.

Band members need to arrive at the RMHS Band Room by 10:15 a.m. that morning, 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 on 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!

Please check out the volunteer slots below and sign up for whatever you are available to do:

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

—The RMHS Music Boosters

LOTS of Help Still Needed for Friday’s 1st Football Game!!

The Marching Mustangs still need LOTS of help for Friday’s 1st Football Game

Please consider helping in any way that you can to help support the Marching Mustangs as they march their first football game of the season.  Without parent support and help, our activities just do not run as smoothly, so consider helping wherever and whenever you can.

You can sign up to volunteer for Friday night’s game here:

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Many thanks,

—The RMHS Music Boosters


1st Football Game is THIS FRIDAY, August 25 – Please come out and support the Marching Mustangs!

Friday, Aug. 25 Football Game:
RMHS vs. St. Viator High School

Our first football game of the season is here and the Mustangs are playing St. Viator High School!

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and the RMHS Music Boosters will need help videotaping the Marching Mustangs’ pre-game and halftime shows for review, making cookies for fund-raising sales during the game, and for collecting the new uniforms for storage when the game ends.  Please sign up to help us out in any way that you can:

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Thank you in advance & Go Mustangs!!

—The RMHS Music Boosters

Orchestra Camp Begins TONIGHT – Please help out!

Please consider helping with Orchestra dress & tuxedo fittings TONIGHT, tomorrow & Wednesday nights

The 2017 RMHS Summer Orchestra Camp begins tonight, Monday, August 7, and we will need some parent volunteers to help the week run as smoothly as possible.

Service opportunities include helping fit and alter concert dresses and tuxedos and helping set up for the Music Department’s Annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday night.  To sign up, please click on the SignUpGenius link here:

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These opportunities offer great ways to meet other parents, get a peek into all that the students do during camp and contribute to the overall success of the outstanding RMHS Orchestras this year.

With much thanks,

–The RMHS Music Boosters

Please RSVP NOW for Friday’s Band Camp Family Picnic!

Please register your family by the end of the day, Tuesday, August 1, to attend the Band Camp Family Picnic at  5 p.m., this Friday, August 4.

About half of our families have yet to RSVP, so if you can respond either way, it will help us know how much food to purchase.

You can register HERE:

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Thanks and we look forward to seeing you Friday!

—The RMHS Music Boosters

Volunteers Needed! – We still have MANY open spots – Please sign up & RSVP NOW!!

Still need Sewing, Fitting & Picnic Help!

With less than 2 days until 2017 Marching Mustangs Band Camp begins, we still need LOTS of volunteer help!  We especially invite new families to consider signing up to help for a couple of hours – you will have a great time while getting know some of the wonderful people who are Music Boosters!  You can sign up for an available slot here:Sign Up Now!

Please RSVP for the Picnic, too, by Tues., Aug. 1!

All are welcome at the Band Camp Family Picnic at 7 p.m., this Friday, August 4 – but we need to know that you and your family are coming, so that we know how many hotdogs to buy.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 1, at this link:

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We look forward to seeing you this Friday!

–The RMHS Music Boosters

Marching Mustangs Summer Band Camp Begins July 31!

2017 Marching Mustangs Band Camp

The 2017 Marching Mustangs Band Camp runs next week from Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4, and we are in need of volunteers to help with uniform fittings, serving dinner to hungry campers on Monday & Tuesday nights, and help setting up, serving and cleaning up for Friday’s annual Family Picnic.  Please read this entire post all the way to the bottom for important information and links for Band Camp Week activities and volunteer opportunities!

You’re Invited to a Picnic!

You and your entire family is invited to the 2017 Summer Band Camp Family Picnic.  It begins at 5 p.m., Friday, August 4, and the Music Boosters provide the hotdogs and drinks.  We invite families to bring chips, fruit, salads and desserts – Please click on the SignUpGenius link below to let us know how many from your family will attend and what you will bring, based on the first letter of your last name.  We need to hear from everyone by Tuesday, August 1, if at all possible, so let us know that you will be attending this great event!
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The evening concludes with the Marching Mustangs performing their pre-game show and the parts of the new halftime show, Beyond the Forest’s Edge, that they have been working on all week at camp.  This is a GREAT evening out and all music students and their families are welcome to attend.

 We Need Your Help During Band Camp

Please see the link below for the essential Volunteer Opportunities that we need filled to make the whole of Band Camp a success, including uniform-fitting help, serving dinner on Monday & Tuesday nights and help with the Family Picnic at the end of the week.

Sign Up Now!

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you next week and to a great 2017 Band Camp!!

–The RMHS Music Boosters