Music Boosters Update, 7/15/2014
Boosters to discuss Home Days
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Music Booster Meeting!

Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30pm., CIVIC Center
Wednesday's meeting is at the CIVIC Center.
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Join us at the Civic Center to discuss Home Days. It's a great time to ask questions and get acquainted during the summer recess!

Home Days Preparations

The Music Boosters will be having a meeting at the Civic Center on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm to discuss the details of our Home Days booths and preparations for Band Camp. The 5 booths that we run during Home Days are the Music Department's biggest fundraiser of the year. All students and parents in Vocal and Band are responsible to work at least one shift during Home Days. (50/50 profit split for student FL trip account)

Home Days Booths Signups Mandatory
Follow this link link to Signup Genius for Home Days
Parents will sign up for the Pop, Water, Pretzel, Shaved Ice and Ride Ticket Booths at Camp Burton Drop-off or during Parent Night at Camp Burton if they have not already done so on SignUp Genius. Lina Soo or Nick Sia will be circulating at the above times to sign you up.
How student shifts and designations were assigned:
 Squads were assigned shift times by a random draw. Once the 3 squads per shift were determined, the administrator chose the best students for the tasks assigned.
Can my student/squad switch shifts?
 Switching shifts for an entire squad is not recommended.
 Individual student shifts may be switched if you have the permission of the person you are switching with to do so. You must have a replacement in order switch shifts. Please contact Marcia Abbadini at, or Mr. Schatt to make individual shift changes.
 For updated information go to - click on Arts/Music - Click Contact Us (left side) to request to be added to the mailing list

Here's how signing up for shifts works:

Follow this link link to Signup Genius for Home Days
  • You will be asked to sign in. (All email and phone information will be for administrator's viewing only)
  • Parents are asked to sign up for one shift. All band students have been assigned a shift and an area in which they are to report. Vocal student signups will be coming soon.
  • Vocal-only parents and students who will not be participating in the parade are asked to sign up for the shifts on Saturday 11-1 and 1-3. After that vocal parents and students can fill in vacant shift times that appear on the rest of the schedule. If you don't see any, we will create more slots. *It is always good to have more scheduled in the event we have no-shows.

Follow this link link to Signup Genius for Home Days

Other News

  • Any parent looking for additional hours may sign up to help Chair the Ticket/Wristband booths on Saturday, August 2 from 11am - 11 pm. We need at least two people per booth to make sure that workers have arrived for their shift, they are briefed on the sales procedures and that they have change and water when needed. Please contact Mary Dolansky, Saturday's Ticket Booth Chair, at Thank you, Mike Heldwein, for offering to help. Do we have two more takers?
  • Volunteers needed for marching band uniform fittings, alterations, distribution. Even if you cannot sew, help doing paperwork or coordinating groups to be fitted is needed. Fittings will be done during each day of Home Band Camp until all students are fitted. Monday July 21st 8:30 - 11:30a.m., Tuesday July 22nd and Wednesday July 23 8:30 - noon. Contact Barb Mowrer at
  • Bus Chaperones for Camp Burton: Sunday, July 27 when bus departs for camp (3 adults) and 3 adults to ride the buses back from Camp Burton on Friday, August 1st (time to be announced) Contact Barb Mowrer at
  • Please be sure to send in your Home Days ticket stubs and money to Mr. Schatt, by Wednesday, July 23 in order to get FL trip credit.
  • Bakery is needed for Camp Burton Parent Night. Please bring with you to Camp Burton.
  • Help is needed to set up for Home Days. 3-6 pm on Friday and Saturday 10-Noon.
  • 1 to 2 people to help collect money for photo buttons Wednesday, August 6th - 6:15 p.m.

Alumni Association Breakfast In The Park

Kiwanis Pavilion, Elmwood Park, August 3, 2014, 9-11am
Homedays Weekend Sunday!

  • Open to all independence High Graduates, Family & Friends
  • Serving Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Pastries, Juice & Coffee
  • $10 Adult, $5 Children 10 years & under
  • Reservations a must! Contact Chris Zamborsky at 216-409-4299 or for tickets & information

The Music Booster Ambassadors

In order to assist you with any questions you may have about any events that occur throughout the year, the following members are available to answer questions:
Diana Manocchio 216-328-0535; Mary Dolansky 216-524-0881;
Marie Nemeth 216-375-9445;Lina Soo 216-573-9576;
Janis Kundmueller 216-410-4663.

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Music Booster Meeting Schedule 2014-15

Date  Time  Location
Wed Sep 10   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Oct 8   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Nov 12   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Dec 10   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Jan 7   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Feb 11   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Mar 11   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Wed Apr 8   6:30pm  IHS Media Center
Thu Apr 30   6:30pm  IHS Media Center

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