The Music Boosters contribute to the RMHS music program by raising money throughout the year in a variety of ways. We are always interested in hearing about any new fundraising ideas or ways we can be more efficient.
Every other year the music department plans a Spring Break trip where the students and staff tour and perform in a major city. The Music Boosters sponsor many different fundraisers throughout each year where students can raise money to help offset some of the expenses they have during the year. Fundraising is optional, but it helps build funds that are deposited directly into their student account. All money raised can be applied towards music camps, uniform cleaning, marching shoes, polo shirts, and buying performance CDs, to name a few. Students can check their balances posted in the band & orchestra rooms. Funds may be accumulated and will be carried over the time a student remains in the music program. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz in the Meadows
Our largest fundraising event each year is Jazz in the Meadows. It’s the largest high school jazz event/competition in the Midwest and takes place the last weekend in February every year. Nearly 100 high school and junior high jazz bands from all over the Midwest come to play and compete in nearly 120 performances. The day is filled with great music and clinics. At the end of the day, a featured jazz group or artist headlines the day with a grand finale performance. This is our single most important event of the year. We ask every band parent, relative, and friend to volunteer their time. There are plenty of opportunities whether it’s all day or just a few hours, we need your help.
Butter Braid Sale
Order Period: August-September.
Additional sale dates to be announced.
Selling price: $13. Profit is $5.20 each
Contact: Cindy Bieda, Butterbraidsale@rmhsmusicboosters.com
Frozen ready to bake braided pastries with a homemade appearance and taste. Made in small town Iowa.
Order period: September – October.
Selling price: $1 each. Profit $0.45 each.
Contact: Mat Krawczyk, Countrymeats@rmhsmusicboosters.com
14 Premium smoked meat stick flavors, low carbs, high protein, 0 trans-fat.
Gourmet’s Delight Cheesecakes
Order period: 2 sales with pick up dates in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Selling price: $17.50 or $21.50. Profit is $6.00 each
Contact: Mary Fava, Cheesecakes@rmhsmusicboosters.com – Alumni parent volunteer
13 delectable flavored restaurant quality cheesecakes which weigh approximately 4 lbs. and are pre-sliced into 14 restaurant size portions. No slicing, no mess, ready to serve.
Great Lakes Scrip Gift Cards
Order period: September, October and December.
Selling price varies. Profit also varies with many stores offering 10%+ rebate back to students
Contact: Mary DeMaria Scripgiftcards@rmhsmusicboosters.com
Yankee Candle & Gifts
NOTE: Students who participated in the past must create a new Seller ID.
Rolling Meadows High School Band group number: 990030892
Selling price: Various. Profit is 40% for each item purchased.
Contact: Monika Hemm, Yankeecandle@rmhsmusicboosters.com – Alumni parent volunteer
Premium candles and fun home gifts. Two great catalogs from which to purchase.
Gourmet Creations & Mixd Dipz
Order period: September – October.
Selling price: $5 each. Profit $2.50 each.
Contact: Christina Krawczyk, Mixddipz@rmhsmusicboosters.com
Dip mixes come in many delicious sweet and savory flavors and many are gluten-free. They are lightweight products needing no refrigeration.
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies
Warm, moist, oven-fresh cookies are baked and served by the Music Boosters at all home football and select basketball games. Look for our booth next to the concession stand at all home football games.
Turn your stuff into CA$H! Our garage sale has grown over the years, attracting thousands of bargain hunters from all over Chicagoland. It takes place in the front parking lot of the school and is a great time to clean out your closets and basements. The Music Boosters Garage Sale takes place every other year either in August or September when there is a spring break trip planned in that school year (2017, 2019, …). 100% of your sales dollars is deposited directly into your student account. So start saving those unwanted items NOW and build up your inventory for the BIG sale.