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Band Boosters

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Join us at our Monthly Meetings

Our first band booster meeting will be held Thursday August 17th at 7:00pm.   Meetings are normally held in the MHS District Meeting room.  Please attend to learn about volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and future band events.  The remaining Fall 2017 meeting dates are Sept 7, Oct 3, Nov 2, and Dec 7.


Want to Make a Difference?

For Fall 2017, please considering helping out with our Marching Mustangs.  We need a whole team of parents to help with uniforms, water, pit instruments, etc.  Look for the Band Blurb announcements that will detail any volunteer requests.  Many hands make light work so if you only have an hour to give it makes a difference.  Please come out and get involved!


What do the MHS Band Boosters do?

The goals of the MHS Band Boosters as defined in the group's bylaws are:
1.    To create a closer working relationship between students, parents, school, community, and the band directors.
2.    To raise funds in order to provide financial support and enrichment for the band program.
3.    Support the music and performance program as defined by the band directors.

Parents in the Band Boosters volunteer for band program events and provide fundraising opportunities for both students and the program as a whole. The Boosters administer several fundraisers throughout the year providing all band students increased opportunities to study privately, attend summer music camps, upgrade their instruments, and travel on band trips. Fundraising events include traditional sales, music events like the Mundelein Invitational, monthly fundraising programs like Market Day and the Manna program and much more!

All band parents are invited to become active participants in the MHS Band Boosters. It is a fantastic way to help encourage your student's participation in an extremely beneficial activity that is artistic, team-based, academic, and fun! Whatever skill set you possess, the Band Boosters can put your talents to use. See the meeting schedule and the information below to learn more.


Fundraising and Student Escrows

Escrow Balances: contact Jack Sikora, bandtreasurer120@gmail.com

The MHS Band Boosters offer several fundraising opportunities each year to help enrich each student's experience in the band program. Money raised through the MHS Band Boosters is held in escrow for each student, allowing him/her to decide how these funds enrich their time in the band. Students can use their escrow money to pay for band trips, private instruction and summer music camps.

In addition to student escrow accounts, a percentage of all money raised helps to pay for great experiences like commissioned music written specifically for the MHS Band, clinics with the areas top music educators and enriched performance and travel experiences. Check out some of the upcoming and ongoing fundraising opportunities:

Manna Fundraiser

When: Monthly throughout school year

Profit Margin: Variable (5%-25%)

Description: This is a gift card program that donates a percentage of each gift card sold to MHS Bands and your student's escrow account. Gift cards can be purchased to hundreds of local retailers, grocers, gas stations and much more. It's simple, buy a $50 gift card to Shell Gasoline and your student receives a percentage of that money in their escrow account, regardless of how much of the card is actually spent! Buy your groceries with a $100 gift card rather than a credit card and your student earns money back.

Ordering: Information on specific order and delivery dates can be found on the right sidebar of this page. 

Coordinator: Dave Weiss, dave@daveweiss.net

Citrus Fundraiser

When: Order in November. Delivery in early December.

Profit Margin: Variable

Description: Students and Parents sell boxes of Florida Citrus for pickup during the 2nd week of December. Available items include: Juice and Navel Oranges, Apples, Pears, Grapefruit and several pre-packaged assortments. Students are needed to help distribute orders upon delivery.

Ordering: Students will each receive an order form in early November. Return the order form prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday to ensure delivery before Winter Break.

Coordinators: Natalie Ladewig, ladewig3@sbcglobal.net  Dawn Schuhknecht, dschuhknecht@aol.com  

Fannie May Fundraiser

When: Late February-early March

Profit Margin: 25%

Description: Students and parents sell boxes of Fannie May chocolate such as Pixies, Meltaways, and Trinidads. Boxes are delivered to the school sorted by each student's order. Students and parents distribute these boxes to the customers upon receipt.

Ordering: Students will each receive an order form during the first week of the fundraiser. This order form must be turned in no more than two weeks after the event begins.
Coordinator: Beth Ann Koenemann

Current Band Boosters Officers

President: Sofia Alvarez-Nootbaar, sofiaalvarez19@yahoo.com
Treasurer:Jack Sikora, bandtreasurer120@gmail.com
Secretary: Beth Hoferitza, bethdhof@gmail.com
Uniforms: Dawn Schuhcknecht,  dschuhknecht@aol.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Beth Ann Koenemann,  847-997-9937  basketbethann@hotmail.com
Technology Coordinator: Sofia Alvarez-Nootbaar, sofiaalvarez19@yahoo.com





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