Marching band camp is next week August 1 – 5, and we are in need of volunteers to help with uniform fittings and serve dinner after they’ve been practicing all day. If you are able to help, please go to the Volunteer page, scroll down to the Band Uniform Fittings & Dinner Serving, and click the sign-up button or click this link: Marching Mustangs Band Camp
On Friday, August 5, there’s a picnic for the families of ALL MUSIC STUDENTS—not just the marching band, so pass the word! After the picnic, stay to watch the first public performance of this year’s marching competition piece. We’re using signupgenius.com not only to track volunteers, but also to get an idea of how many people will attend the picnic. Whether you want to volunteer or just socialize, please visit the Volunteer page, scroll down to the Summer Band Camp Picnic entry, and click the sign-up button or click this link: Summer Band Camp Picnic
We are in need of 6 people to assist uniform coordinators Meg Sioui and Amy Carroll inventory all of the RMHS Music Uniforms on Thursday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s a pretty big undertaking and many hands make light work. If you’re available, please consider signing up on the Volunteer Page or click this link: Uniform Inventory
Tonight at 7:30 p.m, the 2015-16 RMHS Orchestras will perform in concert for the final time. It will be a wonderful celebration of the student’s achievements and talents. We hope you will be in attendance.
This Saturday, the Marching Mustangs will perform in the annual Rolling Meadows Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Please show your Mustang spirit and cheer on the students along the parade route. This will be the final performance for the senior band students!
Both of these events are still in need of volunteers. If you can help, no matter how much, please consider donating your time to support these worthy groups. Go to the Volunteer page, scroll to the event list and select the button to volunteer. You can also click one of these links:
May Orchestra Concert
Memorial Day Parade
This Thursday, May 19 and next Thursday, May 26 are the final instrumental concerts for the 2015-16 school year. We are still in need of volunteers for hospitality and tickets. Before each of these concerts, we are also in need of volunteers for to help with band polo shirt & shoe fittings. All of these events can be found on the Volunteer page. Scroll down the list and click the sign up button. We need your help. Please consider volunteering.
Thank 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 volunteerspot.com where you can sign up to help. You can also see these events listed on the Volunteer page.
While we have so many wonderful moms, dads, siblings, alums and friends who have already signed up to help make the 31st Annual Jazz in the Meadows Festival the best yet, we still have several more spots that we need to have filled. Please take one more look at the VolunteerSpot (http://vols.pt/L9Hmfn) and commit to whatever might work in your busy Saturday schedule. Even two hours of time would be helpful. If you’re not sure what our greatest need is or what would be best for you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you fit you into the perfect spot for you, no matter how much time you have to offer.
Please consider helping us make this day great and the RMHS Music Boosters’ greatest fundraiser of the year!
…a Critical Need for Announcers!!
Sign up here: http://vols.pt/L9Hmfn
As the new Volunteer Coordinator, I want to begin by thanking the many, many parents and friends who have already stepped forward to help make Jazz in the Meadows both the largest jazz festival in the Midwest and one that is envied and imitated for the class and quality of the overall experience for the bands who participate.
Part of each band’s competitive performance is the overall experience in the classrooms and venues throughout the building and key to that experience is the role of the Announcer. Each competition room has an Announcer who helps keep the bands performing in front of the judges on time and with the utmost class and professionalism. Working closely with the room’s three judges, the Announcer meets briefly with each band director as they enter and set up the room, confirming their pre-set playlist has not changed. The Announcer then welcomes the band and its audience to the room and announces the songs they will play. As each band completes its performance, the Announcer collects the judges sheets and bundles them to be given to a student runner to take to the Scoring Office. That’s it!
I have volunteered in this role for several years and have really enjoyed hearing the bands, working with the judges and really feeling like a small but vitally important part of the overall Jazz in the Meadows experience. While the extroverts out there will love this position, introverts will find it easier than it might sound because everything that need to be done is written out including the announcement to be said before each band performs. You will be surprised how much fun this position winds up being: I certainly was during the first year I did this – I had signed up for the just the morning and then decided to stay and continue announcing for the whole day!
In addition, we will host a training at 7:15 p.m., Friday, February 26 (the night before), for anybody who would like to go over the process, see the materials and get completely comfortable with the role.
Please consider volunteering as an Announcer for Jazz in the Meadows or any of the positions still available for this great event and amazing fund-raiser for the music programs at RMHS! Sign up here http://vols.pt/L9Hmfn
I look forward to seeing your name on Volunteer Spot in the next few days and to seeing YOU on the 27th at the 31st Jazz in the Meadows!