Greetings to all RMHS Music Booster Band, Orchestra, Choral, and Color Guard Parents. Welcome back to all our music students and to the incoming RMHS Class of 2024.
This has certainly been an interesting beginning to the 2020's and certain the last six months of this year will be no exception. By now, July 1st, students would be practicing for the 4th parades, parents would be planning for our annual Tailgate, and Boosters would be prepping for band camp at the end of July. Uniform organization plans would be in full swing planning to fit & measure all band, orchestra and choral students. Needless to say, there is a different plan this year and will certainly be one to remember.
Normally, this week we would have invited new (and returning) Music Booster Parents to an "orientation" of sorts to learn all about Band - marching band, football games, marching competitions, and more. Then during Orchestra Camp and Choral & Madrigal Camps, we would also introduce the Music Boosters to the new and returning parents. While we are sad that this won't occur over the summer - we do have something in the works.
This year, we are hopeful that towards the end of July (during band camp) we will be able to do a parent "Zoom" with all Band, Orchestra, Choral, and Color Guard parents invited. We plan to have as much information as we can for the 2020-2021 year, as well as a recap of what we "normally" do during non-pandemic years.
We also look forward to creating a monthly newsletter, spirit wear store that you can order throughout the year and have directly shipped to your home, as well as continued support of our students through promoting our activities as we enter this new school year. If you haven't already, please request to join our private Parent FaceBook Group for updates as well. You can also follow the school Twitter accounts (links at the bottom of this webpage) for more information.
We cannot thank enough our Directors - Mr. Buti, Mr. Carroll, Ms. Walsh - for their online dedication to continuing to support the students since the "last" day of school on March 13th, and their continued enthusiasm as they start to navigate this upcoming school year.
We look forward to the upcoming year, supporting all things music as well as involving all students, parents, and community members to support the RMHS Music Programs. We encourage you all to stay connected, reach out with questions, and help support all our music student this upcoming year!
RMHS MUSIC BOOSTER EXECUTIVE BOARD
Tiffany Ferguson - President
Terri Wheeler, Christina Brice - Co-Vice Presidents
Elizabeth Bauer - Treasurer
Mary DeMaria - Secretary
The RMHS Music Boosters welcome you to our new website! Please explore our site regarding all things music within our band, orchestra, and choral departments! We will also have information on the 2020 Spring Break Trip to Washington D.C. We are still adding, editing, and figuring out the best way to use this site - so if you have any questions regarding anything - please reach out to your students' director! Here is what we hope to have up and running over the next few months!
Check out all our Facebook Groups, Twitter Accounts, and Instagram Sites during our time social distancing to stay in touch!
What should be on your music radar these next few months? Continue social distancing, wash those hands, and keep up to date with the latest District 214 updates. Check out below to make sure you're in the know!
Band Camp July 27th-31st
Marching Band Evening Rehearsals Aug 4th, 5th
Freshman Orientation Aug 7th (morning)
School Starts August 12th
RM City Market Performance Aug 22nd
Music Booster Meeting (2020-2021) 9/8/2020 (Zoom? In Person?)
Football Games: Sept 11th, 25th
Marching Contests: Grayslake Sept 13th, Prospect 19th, NIU 26th,
National Night Out: October 6th
Football Games: Oct 9th (homecoming), Oct 16th (JH Band Night)
Marching Contests: Sandwich 18th
Band O Rama: October 28th