Category Archives: Competition

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.

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

The RMHS Music Boosters

Support Your Marching Mustangs

flag_purpleThere are two great opportunities to see the Marching Mustangs in action this weekend. The first is tomorrow night at the home football game. This also happens to be junior high band night, so you’ll get to see and hear the future Mustang musicians.

The other opportunity is at the Knight of Champions Marching Band Competition at Prospect High School. The Marching Mustangs perform their show, Desert Winds, at 5:45. Many of the top area marching bands will be in attendance putting on terrific shows at the height of their seasons. Click the link for more specific details about the day: Knight of Champions

Volunteers for both events are always welcome and encouraged. If you are interested in helping, check the Volunteer page and sign up.

Busy Marching Mustang weekend ahead with many opportunities to volunteer

After a quiet weekend for the Marching Mustangs, our activity ramps up again this week with Junior High Band Night this Friday night, September 30, along with a football game against Prospect High School.  Then our third marching competition at Prospect High School follows the next day, Saturday, October 1.

The following week, the RMHS Music Boosters have been invited by the Athletic Boosters to join them and the other Booster organizations at the school to collect/donate food for the Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic on Wednesday, October 5.  Please consider donating food there and help the Music Boosters make a great showing with the generous spirit that we always manage to produce.

Here are links for all three volunteering opportunities:


Junior High Band Night/Football Game vs. Prospect High School – Friday, September 30
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Knight of Champions Marching Competition at Prospect High School – Saturday, October 1

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2016 Homecoming Pep Rally Picnic Food Drive – Wednesday, October 5
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Thank you for all you do to support the Marching Mustangs!!

The RMHS Boosters

Still More Volunteers Needed for Wheeling Competition Tomorrow

We still need a few more volunteers for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School tomorrow, Saturday, September 17.

Please take a look at the SignUpGenius Page and consider helping out if there are any ways that would work for you:

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Thank you for your ongoing support of the Marching Mustangs and here’s to a great performance in Wheeling tomorrow!

The RMHS Music Boosters

Grayslake Recap & Wheeling Contest

Thornhere’s not much time to rest for the Marching Mustangs. Fresh off of their class AAA First-place finish, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and Best Drum Major awards at the Grayslake marching competition, the students are busily preparing for the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School this Saturday. The band will need help with water, loading and unloading the truck both at RMHS and at Wheeling HS, and other things, so please use the sign-up button at the bottom of the Volunteer Page to sign up for whatever tasks you can help with. People will be on-hand to show us what needs to be done, so even if you haven’t volunteered before, come on down and do whatever you can.

Saturday, September 17
Wheeling High School
900 South Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

Download the detailed schedule (including spectator cost and performance schedule) and see a map below.

 Marching Mustangs Wheeling Schedule

1:30 PM Doors to band room open
1:45 PM Practice begins ON TIME in theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
3:30 PM Practice ends
3:35 PM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
4:05 PM Change into uniform (bring uniform bags, hats in hat boxes, instruments in cases)
4:15 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
4:30 PM Leave for Wheeling HS
5:00 PM Arrive at Wheeling HS
5:05 PM Unload buses and truck
5:35 PM Go to warmup Field A
5:45 PM Warm up
6:15 PM Leave for performance field
6:30 PM Perform our show DESERT WINDS!
6:45 PM Return to buses and truck to put away equipment. We will change out of uniform at this time—you still need to wear your theme T-shirt.
7:30 PM Awards for Class A and AA (drum majors only)
7:45 PM Eat something from the concession stands or that you brought.Go to stands to watch Class AAA= Glenbard West, Crystal Lake Central, Mundelein, Glenbrook South, Warren, Waubonsie Valley, Prospect, and Wheeling. Many of these bands are some of the top in the state/country. Try to sit as a group. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. You may not leave the Wheeling HS campus at anytime. Write up three bands’ performances and earn a concert credit.
10:15 PM Awards for Class AAA and overall.
10:30 PM Load buses
10:35 PM Leave for RMHS
10:50 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms


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Marching Mustangs Grayslake Schedule

Here’s the schedule for the Grayslake competition. The band will need help with water, loading and unloading the truck both at RMHS and at Grayslake, and other things, so please use the button on the Volunteer page to sign up for whatever tasks you can help with. People will be on-hand to show us what needs to be done, so even if you haven’t volunteered before, come on down and do whatever you can. Admission is $7.00 for adults, Seniors and Students are $5. Children 3 and under are free with adult admission. You can download the detailed schedule and see a map below.

Sunday, September 11
Grayslake North High School
1925 N Route 83
Grayslake, IL

 Marching Mustangs Grayslake Schedule

10:15 AM Doors to band room open
10:30 AM Practice begins ON TIME in 2016 theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
12:15 PM Practice ends
12:20 PM Eat a light snack/lunch that you brought with or use vending machines—clean up after yourselves!
12:45 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
1:00 PM Leave for Grayslake North HS
2:00 PM Arrive at Grayslake North HS
2:05 PM Change into uniform and unload buses and truck
2:30 PM Go to warmup area Field B
2:50 PM Warm up
3:14 PM Leave for performance field
3:26 PM Perform our show “DESERT WINDS”
3:38 PM Watch Grayslake North from the track
3:45 PM Awards (drum majors only), but band can go on the field too
4:00 PM Change out of uniform and load buses
4:15 PM Leave for RMHS
5:15 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms


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MARCHING MUSTANGS SANDWICH COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Here’s the schedule for the Sandwich marching-band competition. Please use the Sign-Up button on the Volunteer Page to sign up to help the students with uniforms, loading and unloading the truck, and other tasks.

Sunday, October 18
Sandwich High School
515 E. Lions Road
Sandwich, IL 60548

You can view the detailed schedule and see a map below.

Before the day of the competition, make sure you have everything prepared: black socks, gloves, marching shoes, theme T-shirt, uniform pants correctly hemmed.

12:15 PM Doors to band room open
12:30 PM Practice begins ON TIME in theme T-shirts, black socks, and marching shoes
2:00 PM Practice ends. Eat lunch that you brought
2:10 PM Finish loading buses & truck—make sure you have ALL uniform parts, instrument, equipment, etc.
2:30 PM Leave for Sandwich High School
4:00 PM Arrive at Sandwich High School
4:05 PM Unload buses and truck and change into uniform
4:55 PM Warm up (S Field)
5:25 PM Leave for performance field
5:45 PM Perform our show “Revolution and Triumph”
6:00 PM Return to buses and truck to put away equipment and change out of uniform.
6:15 PM Return to stadium to watch Carl Sandburg, East Aurora, Hinsdale South, Grayslake North, and Sandwich
7:20 PM Drum majors assemble (in full uniform) for awards ceremony
7:30 PM Awards Ceremony (drum majors only in front—everyone else on the field)
7:45 PM Load buses and truck
7:55 PM Leave for RMHS
9:25 PM Arrive back at RMHS and put away all equipment and uniforms. (You don’t have to unload the truck since we will be leaving first thing Monday morning for our grade school tour!)


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