Category Archives: Jazz Bands

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

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


supportThank you to all who have helped throughout the year. Your contributions are why RMHS Music Boosters is so strong. We are in the homestretch and there are a number of events that are still in need of volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to help yet, we would love it if you could spare some time. Specifically we need help at the Spring Band Concert (Tuesday, May 11), the Spring Jazz Band Concert (Thursday, May 19), and the Spring Orchestra Concert (Thursday, May 26).  Clicking the event link will take you to where you can sign up to help. You can also see these events listed on the Volunteer page.

Upcoming Band Events

The Rolling Meadows High School Music Department will present its Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater. (Call time for performers is 6:30 p.m. wearing their concert tux or dress.)  The concert will feature performances by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and combined Bands. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 for adults and $2 for students, senior citizens, and alumni.

Some of the selections to be performed are the following: Flourish for Winds, Yorkshire Ballad, Pilatus, Slava!, Shenandoah, First Suite in Eb, Echos, and Star Spangled Spectacular.  In addition, there will be senior recognition, a year in review slide show, as well as the presentation of numerous awards.

We hope to see you there to hear the amazing talents of these hard working musicians!

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On Tuesday, May 19th, the Rolling Meadows High School Music Department will present its Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater.  (Call time for performers is 6:30 p.m. wearing “Sunday Best.”)  The concert will feature performances by the Jazz Band II, Jazz Ensemble I and our special guest artist, professional tenor sax player, Mark Colby.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 for adults and $2 for students, senior citizens, and alumni.

Some of the selections to be performed are the following: What is Trump, Angel Eyes, Hotter Sauce, Big Band Jive, Living in a Dream, Count Bubba, Foo Birds of a Feather, Night and Day, and Minuano.  Many of these pieces will have improvised solos.  This is always a great and fun end of the year concert.

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The Marching Mustangs will once again be performing in the city of Rolling Meadows Memorial “Day” parade and ceremony on SATURDAY, May 23rd.  Below is the itinerary:

9:15 a.m.            Doors to school and band room open
9:30 a.m.            Warmup and run through of parade music/marching
10:00 a.m.            Change into uniforms**
10:25 a.m.            Load busses
10:30 a.m.            Leave for parade site
10:35 a.m.            Arrive at parade site to lineup
11:00 a.m.            Parade starts at Fire Station (Salute to America and cadence)
11:25 a.m.            Parade Ends at the Carillon Pavilion
11:30 a.m.            Ceremony (National Anthem and Taps)
12:00 p.m.            Load busses and go back to school
12:10 p.m.            Return to RMHS and unload busses and put equipment/uniforms away

** For the parade, plan on having available your full marching band uniform and our alternative uniform. The alternative uniform would be the purple polo shirt, BLACK dress pants (NO CARGOS), black belt, black marching shoes and black socks. A decision will be made by Friday as to what we are wearing. This decision will be based upon the weather.


eventsThis will be a rather busy week for the RMHS Bands. On Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the RMHS theater, the Concert Band will perform in the D214 Concert Band Festival. On Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Symphonic Band will perform in the 9th Annual Wind Ensemble Invitational at Lake Zurich H.S. (which will also feature the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble!) Finally, Jazz Band I & II will perform on Saturday, March 14 at the Mundelein Jazz Invitational at Mundelein H.S. More information about the Lake Zurich & Mundelein can be found below. Please show your support for the Mustang Bands by attending one or more of these performances.

file_extension_pdfLake Zurich Invitational Flyer
Lake Zurich Itinerary

file_extension_pdfMundelein Jazz Invitational Itinerary
Mundelein Jazz Invitational Performance Schedule


luggage_brown_tagA tourist lost in New York City asks a bystander, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The bystander responds “Practice, Practice, Practice!” While it still is a classic joke, you can now change the punch line to: “Come with the RMHS Music Department on their 2016 Spring Trip!

Yes, you read that right. The RMHS Music Department 2016 Spring Break Trip will be to New York City where, among other things, we will PERFORM at the legendary CARNEGIE HALL! Built in 1891, it’s history of performances is unrivaled. I urge you to see for yourself, by visiting their website: Carnegie Hall

More details of the trip are forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you would like to see some of the things that we will be doing, please enjoy this short video:

Spring Trip 2016 Presentation Video