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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

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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

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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 – 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

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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.

Symphonic Band Festival – Cookie Sales – Jazz in the Meadows – Please Volunteer!

Please consider volunteering tomorrow night at the Symphonic Band Festival (especially if your student is NOT in this band so that the Symphonic Band parents can attend and enjoy the concert!) OR this Friday night at our final Pep Band Game, helping us sell cookies.  See the SignUpGenius Buttons below to sign up:

Symphonic Band Festival – Wednesday, February 15

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Sell Cookies at Basketball Games – Friday, February 17

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Jazz in the Meadows

And there are still MANY opportunities to volunteer at Jazz in the Meadows on Saturday, February 25.  Please check out this SignUpGenius Button to see where you might be able to help.

Jazz in the Meadows – Saturday, February 25

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Thank you again for all the ways you support our music students and we look forward to seeing you at these events this month!

– The RMHS Music Boosters

Cookie Sales at Basketball Games & Jazz in the Meadows Sign-Ups

Happy Sunday evening to all!

Thank you to all who have already signed up to help at at next month’s Jazz in the Meadows on February 25!  We still need more help there, so please consider where you might be able to volunteer that day and sign up at the button below.

In addition, we have two more Basketball Games – this Friday, Feb. 3 & Friday, Feb. 17 – where the RMHS Music Boosters will be baking and selling chocolate chip cookies as our ongoing fund-raiser.  Please consider signing up for a time slot during one of these last two nights of the 2016-17 Pep Band season!

Thank you for all you do to help promote our programs for the music students and have a great week!

Cookie Sales – Friday, February 3

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Cookie Sales – Friday, February 17

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Jazz in the Meadows – Saturday, February 25

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Jazz in the Meadows – 1 Month From Today – Volunteer NOW!!

Only 1 month from today on Saturday, Feb. 25, the RMHS Music Boosters will host our greatest fund-raiser of the year, the 32nd Annual Jazz in the Meadows, the largest high-school competitive jazz festival in the Midwest!

Time to Volunteer!

But we need your help!  A new SignUpGenius spot has been launched tonight that breaks down and describes all of the positions where we will need volunteer support from parents, friends and alumni of our outstanding music program at RMHS!  Here is the Jazz in the Meadows SignUpGenius link where you can sign up:

Sign Up Now!
New this year are Tabs at the top of the sign-up that divide the jobs by category, so please take the time to browse through each of the Tabs and enter your name everywhere that you are able to serve.  If you have any questions about a particular position, please contact Tom Toussaint at volunteers@RMHSMusicBoosters.com.

We will be sending out frequent reminders from now until the 25th to help get these positions filled, update volunteers on any changes and with final instructions for our work that day.

Program Book Ads

In addition, the Jazz in the Meadows Program Book includes ads from local businesses and parents who want to support the Instrumental Music Program at RMHS.  You can learn more about doing this here:

2017 Jazz in the Meadows Program Book Info

If you are interested in placing an ad, contact Mr. Buti and send your payment and information 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 for all the support – both in time and treasure – that we know you will share with our students!

– The RMHS Music Boosters

 

 

 

Holiday Concerts & Cookie Sales during Basketball Games – We need your help!

The holidays are here and the RMHS Music Boosters have several ways for you to help make our holiday concerts extra special and at basketball games to help raise funds for our many programs that support the orchestras and bands at RMHS.

The Holiday Band Concert is this Thursday, December 8, and Pep Band season begins the next night, Friday, December 9, with both the Purple and Gold bands playing for the Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Basketball Games as the Mustangs take on Wheeling.

Next week follows with the Holiday Orchestra & Choir Concert on Tuesday, December 13, and then another set of basketball games vs. Prospect on Friday night, December 16.

Here are the links to each event for your convenience:

Holiday Band Concert – Thursday, December 8Sign Up Now!

Basketball Game/Cookie Sales – Friday, December 9Sign Up Now!

Holiday Band Concert – Tuesday, December 13Sign Up Now!

Basketball Game/Cookie Sales – Friday, December 16Sign Up Now!

Please help us out in any way that your busy holiday schedules will allow, and we want to thank you for all you do for the RMHS band and orchestra students.

Wishing you very happy holidays!

The RMHS Music Boosters