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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

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:
Sign Up Now!

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:
Sign Up Now!

Thank you as always for your ongoing support!

The RMHS Music Boosters

We still need help for Sunday’s Fall Concert!!

We still have 10 positions to fill for Sunday’s Fall Concert, so as you’re watching the Cubs hopefully make history tonight, please consider helping us out at tomorrow’s 3 p.m. concert in the main gymnasium.

Here is where you can sign up to help out:
Sign Up Now!

Thank you, in advance, for your ongoing support and, as always, for being so willing to help us out!

The RMHS Music Boosters

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
Sign Up Now!

Band-O-Rama — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 26
Sign Up Now!

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.

Sign Up Now!

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

The RMHS Music Boosters