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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:

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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

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

MSL Football Playoffs start Friday night & the Marching Mustangs need your support

Our undefeated Rolling Meadows High School Football Team has made it to the Mid-Suburban League Playoffs!  The game starts at 7 p.m., this Friday, October 28.  Please note that this is 30 minutes earlier than regular season games; however, the call time for Marching Mustangs remains the same at 5:30 p.m.

We will once again need help making cookies for sale during the game, providing ice, chilling water bottles, moving the larger instruments on and off of the field, and uniform-collection help and storage at the end of the game.  Please help us out in any way that you can as we cheer our Mustangs on to victory!!

The sign-up can be found here:
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Thank you in advance & Go Mustangs!!

The RMHS Music Boosters

Please consider helping us out at Band-O-Rama this Wednesday night

A heartfelt thanks to all those who came out and helped (and especially at the last minute!) with the Fall Concert on Sunday.  We could not have done it without you!

We still have 8 positions to fill for Wednesday night’s Band-O-Rama Concert, so please consider helping us out in any way that you can for this 7:30 p.m. end-of-the-marching-season celebration concert in the main gymnasium.

Here is where you can sign up to help out:
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Thank you as always for your ongoing support!

The RMHS Music Boosters