About Us

The mission of the DeKalb Music Boosters, as the primary advocate for the middle school and high school music programs of DeKalb CUSD #428, is to serve and assist the music performance programs and their directors. As members of the DeKalb Music Boosters, our overall purpose is to bring students an appreciation of making music as a lifelong activity.

What does the DeKalb Music Boosters do?

DeKalb Music Boosters provides supplemental funding and volunteer service to the high school and middle school programs. We support all orchestra, band and choir programs at Clinton Rosette Middle School, Huntley Middle School, and DeKalb High School, including Madrigals, A Cappella and Jazz Ensemble.

Does being a member mean I must attend the meetings?

We welcome your ideas and would love to have your input at our meetings, but there are many ways to participate in DeKalb Music Boosters. We welcome your contributions in any form…money, time, skills and ideas. Contact us for more information.

Where does the money go?

Donations go directly to the support of the above mentioned programs. Money may be used to purchase instruments, music, or equipment, or to offset travel expenses for music groups to participate in competitions and festivals. Music Boosters operates on a completely volunteer basis – our members all donate time and resources to make funding possible.

Fundraising has helped District 428 with the following:

  • $10,000 towards the Sugar Bowl trip for the DeKalb High School Marching Band
  • $500 to help send CRMS Orchestra to Chicago
  • $1,000 for the Madrigal Singers
  • $2,500 sponsorship for the “Music in the Schools” program
  • $500 to help send DHS Orchestra to Chicago
  • And so much more!

Current Executive Board
Tamara Farrell, President
Jennifer Knutson, Vice President
Julie Jesmer, Treasurer
Wendy Wakeland, Secretary