Band-O-Rama will be held at 7:30 p.m., this Wednesday, November 1, in the main gymnasium at RMHS. This concert features all of the music and routines performed during the 2017 Marching Mustangs Season including this season’s award-winning show, Beyond the Forest’s Edge. The concert will be recorded and commemorative CDs of the event can be ordered that night, too.
There are several opportunities to volunteer here, so please consider helping out where you can, especially if you do not have a student performing that night so that parents of student-performers can come and enjoy the concert.
You can volunteer here:
Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping make 2017 such a great season for the Marching Mustangs!!
See you Wednesday!
— The RMHS Music Boosters
With more than 100 middle- and junior-high school students registered to practice with and then join the Marching Mustangs for the Pre-Game Show at the final football game of the season against Buffalo Grove tomorrow night, Oct. 20, we still need 20 positions filled to help make this night the great success and tons of fun it always is for all the students.
Please consider helping welcome our young guests when they begin arriving at 4:45 or serving them (and the Marching Mustangs) a Music Booster-sponsored pizza dinner at 6 p.m. if you can possibly be there. For many of these students, this is their first exposure to the RMHS music program and we want to make a great impression in hopes that they will join our ranks when they get to high school.
You can sign up here:
Thank you for a great 2017 marching season and all of the support you have provided at our many events along the way! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.
−The RMHS Music Boosters
Schedule Change & Weather Impacts Sandwich Competition
The Renegade Invitational Contest at Sandwich High School today has finalized its schedule, moving the Marching Mustangs’ performance time to 4:15 p.m. (It originally was set for 5:15 p.m. on some earlier schedules.) This means that pick-up time is now 9 p.m., back at RMHS, which is an hour earlier, too.
In addition, we have received word that the Sandwich football field is very wet and it is not likely that any of the bands will be marching today, and the competition will become a standing-only event. The band typically stands on the track in concert formation for the show with the color guard forming a “shell” around the band and performing as much of its routine as possible while standing in place.
Good luck, Marching Mustangs, on your final competition of the 2017 season!
Homecoming Game this Friday Night
& Final Competition this Sunday
As mid-October approaches, the 2017 Marching Mustang Season does not slow down but only gains momentum with the Homecoming Football Game this Friday night followed by the final marching competition this Sunday in Sandwich, Illinois. Next Friday, October 20, is the last scheduled home Football Game as well as the Marching Mustangs’ Annual Junior High Band Night where extra help is needed as we host (and recruit!) future Marching Mustangs from the bands at our feeder schools.
The events are in date order below for your review. Please volunteer wherever you are able to do so!
Friday, October 13
Sandwich MusicFest Competition
Sunday, October 15
Junior High Band Night/Football Game
Friday, October 20
—The RMHS Music Boosters
The RMHS Music Boosters are offering a number of great fundraisers before the holiday season. This gives students an opportunity to earn money that can go toward the Spring Disney trip.
Many parents and students have asked for something new, so this year we are offering Dip Mixes and Meat Snack sticks as an alternative fundraising opportunity. Sales of these items began October 6th and orders are due November 2nd. Order forms have been passed out to students.
Cheesecakes and SCRIP gift cards (formally Manna gift cards) are once again being offered to students and make great holiday gifts and treats. Sales of these items will begin October 20th and orders are due November 2nd.
Online sales for Yankee Candle are still open and can be found at https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/home.htm
With a number of choices this fall, students can pick an item that they feel most comfortable selling. Students do not have to participate in any fundraising but it is a great way to earn money for your student account and expenses related to the music program, including the Disney Spring trip.
Profits on the various programs vary:
– Cheesecakes sales earn students $6 profit for every one sold
– Scrip gift cards earn a percentage that can range from 5% to 15% of the card value
– Meat snack sticks earn $0.45 on every $1 snack stick sold
– Dip mixes earns $2.50 for every$5 packet sold
– Yankee Candle earns 40% profit on each order
Additional information can be found on the Boosters web site under the fundraising tab or in the sales flyers provided to students.
Pick up for cheesecakes, gift cards, dip mixes and snack sticks will be available Monday November 13th in the RMHS cafeteria. Time to be announced.
Country Meat Stick Order Form
Mixed Dipz Order Form
Yankee Candle Information
Marching Mustangs need volunteer help for
Robert Morris Invitational competition this Sunday, Oct. 8
The Marching Mustangs’ next competition is the Robert Morris University Marching Band Invitational which is being held from 12:45 to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 8, at Forest View Education Center. Our performance time is set for 3 p.m. on the football field.
Band members need to arrive at the RMHS Band Room by 11 a.m. that morning, 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 on 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!
Please check out the volunteer slots below and sign up for whatever you are available to do:
Thank you so much for your ongoing support and all you do for the Marching Mustangs!
— The RMHS Music Boosters
The Marching Mustangs have back–to-back events this coming weekend, Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23. Please volunteer to help in any way that you can.
Friday night the Mustangs take on the Wheeling Wildcats at home and will march their 2017 show, Beyond the Forest’s Edge, one last time before competing at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School the next day.
Volunteer help is needed for both events. If you have not volunteered yet this season, please consider doing so this weekend as there are so many things that need to be done to support our band students at these exciting events!
Friday, Sept. 22, Football Game:
Saturday, Sept. 23, Competition at Wheeling:
Thank you for your support of the Marching Mustangs!
— The RMHS Music Boosters