All posts by Tom Toussaint

We still need 8 Parade Water-Walkers for July 4 Parades – Please consider helping!

It’s not too late – Please consider walking with the Marching Mustangs and keeping them hydrated as they march the Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows parades.  We still need 5 Water-Walkers for Arlington Heights and 3 for Rolling Meadows.

All of the information is here as is the link to sign up:

Sign Up Now!

Many thanks & Happy Independence Day!

— The RMHS Music Boosters

Tail Gate Party Tomorrow Night; plus, It’s Time to Sign Up for July 4th Parades

Time to Tail Gate!

Plan to stop by for the RMHS Music Boosters’ 2nd Annual Tail Gate Party around 7 p.m., tomorrow night, Thursday, June 29, in the front parking lot at the school by the main entrance.  The Boosters will provide hors d’oeuvres, dessert treats and refreshments, and your entire family is welcome to join us, too.  The Marching Mustangs will be tweaking their new parade formation right before our eyes while serenading us with “Salute to America” in the parking lot as they prepare for next week’s Fourth of July parades.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and hear the band while meeting other band parents and families!

July 4th Parades Need Your Help

Here is our first volunteer opportunity of the year and we welcome both veteran and new parents alike to help out in any way that they can.  Remember, the Boosters will reimburse for anything you purchase for the band – just complete the reimbursement form attached to the SignUpGenius event which can be accessed here:

Sign Up Now!

We are so excited to meet you during these great summer events and look forward to another amazing, award-winning, musical year ahead!

See you Thursday,
–The RMHS Music Boosters

Welcome to the 2017-18 Marching Mustangs Music Boosters Web Page!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year
& the RMHS  Marching Mustangs Music Boosters Web Page!

We extend a warm welcome to all of our incoming freshman families joining us for the first time as the 2017 marching season begins – we look forward to getting to know you and the great times we will share together with the Marching Mustangs.

The RMHS Music Boosters were chartered to support the marching band, orchestra, color guard, and all instrumentalist students and directors at Rolling Meadows High School, and our primary way of communicating with you is through posts on this page.  Whether it is information on upcoming performances, competitions, football games or ways to volunteer when help is needed, this is where you will find the best ways to get involved and support RMHS’s amazing music program.

We also hope that by now you and your family have heard about and been invited to our Tail Gate Party, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., this Thursday, June 29 in front of RMHS.  We launched this party last year on a whim and had such a great time at it that repeating it again this year was a given.  So drop your student off in the back of the school at 6:30 and then drive around and park in the front to meet fellow Music Boosters, enjoy some great food on us, and most importantly see and hear the newly minted 2017 Marching Mustangs practice and perform “Salute to America” as they march around the parking lot in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July parades in Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows next week.

You can stop by any time between 7 and 9 as the Marching Mustangs will play several times as they perfect their parade performance.  Freshman parents are often amazed at how much has been accomplished in these 6 short rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please contact us at and we will be happy to help you out.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with old friends while making many new ones, too.

See you Thursday night!

Rolling Meadows Memorial Day Parade this Saturday, May 27 – Please help us out!!

The Rolling Meadows Marching Mustangs are proud to be invited each year to march in the Rolling Meadows Memorial Day Parade.

The parade steps off at 11 a.m., this Saturday, May 27, and the Marching Mustangs are one of the highlights of this parade.  The Memorial Day parade offers a great opportunity to help out while getting to hear and see our award-winning Marching Mustangs march for the final time of the 2016-17 year.  Please check out the many opportunities here and volunteer where you can for this parade:

Sign Up Now!

Many thanks,

The RMHS Music Boosters

Spring Jazz & Orchestra Concerts – May 18 & 25 – Ticket Sales Help Needed

Two more final concerts for the year are set for the next 2 Thursdays, May 18 & 25.

Come hear the Rolling Meadows High School Jazz I & II Ensembles play their final concert of the 2016-17 school year on May 18 and the Chamber, Symphony & Concert Orchestras will plays their final concert on May 25.  These concerts feature year-end awards as well as opportunities to commemorate and say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors.

Jazz Concert

Sign Up Now!

Orchestra Concert

Sign Up Now!

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the RMHS Theater, and we will need 2 people to help with ticket sales at each.  Check out the opportunities here and sign up if you can help.  We are especially encouraging parents WITHOUT students playing in each concert to volunteer so that those with student-performers can just enjoy the concert.

Thank you in advance for your assistance during this busy time of year and we look forward to seeing you at these concerts!

The RMHS Music Boosters

Spring Band Concert this Wednesday, May 10 – Ticket Sales help needed

Come hear the Rolling Meadows High School Concert & Symphonic Bands play their final concert of the 2016-17 school year.  This concert features both bands plus a final combined number and offers an opportunity to commemorate and say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors.  And with any luck, the marching show for the Fall 2017 season will be revealed!

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., this Wednesday, May 10, in the RMHS Theater, and we will need 2 people to help with ticket sales.  Check out the opportunity here and sign up if you can help:
Sign Up Now!

Thank you in advance for your assistance during this busy time of year and we look forward to seeing you at the concert!

The RMHS Music Boosters

LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to ‘Something Rotten’ for July show

LOTS of people have requested tickets and it is not too late for you to get tickets, too.

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 SUNDAY, March 19 – we have extended the deadline.  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 with any questions that you might have.

– The RMHS Music Boosters