Link to nomination forms:
Read the article in the Daily Chronicle for more information:
Thank you everyone who attended, sponsored, donated and otherwise supported this year’s 3rd Annual Hats, Horses and Harmony fundraiser. We yet again exceeded the amount we hoped to raise, and we could not have done that without all of you!!!! What a fun night was had! We hope to see everyone again next year!!
We are proud to announce we have named Ann Montzka Smelser and Judy O’Connor to the district’s Music Hall of Fame. They will be recognized at the Hats, Horses and Harmony fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on May 3rd at River Heights Golf Course clubhouse.
Ann Montzka Smelser will receive the Muse Award for work as an outstanding music advocate who has had significant influence in developing and fostering the growth of music programs, according to the release. She’s worked in the music community for more than 30 years and is the director of the Community School of Arts Suzuki Strings program.
Receiving the inaugural Maestro Award, Judy O’Connor will be honored as a retired music teacher who has had a significant effect in developing and fostering the growth of DeKalb middle school or high school music programs.
Valentine’s Day is February 14th and many of you may be starting to shop for gifts. Be sure to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose Dekalb Music Boosters as your charity. This is a great opportunity to allow a portion of your purchase on Amazon Smile to be donated to the Dekalb Music Boosters. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Dekalb Music Boosters!
The 2018-2019 Music Hall of Fame nominations are now open!!! Be sure to nominate a retired music teacher or staff member from the district that you feel should be honored in our Music Hall of Fame as a Maestro Award Winner and/or nominate a music advocate that has had a significant impact on developing and supporting our district music programs that you feel should be honored in our Music Hall of Fame as a Muse Award Winner.
Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, and the application forms can be accessed at the links below:
Completed application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can be mailed to us at Dekalb Music Boosters, P.O. Box 249, Dekalb, IL 60115.
The chosen recipients of the awards will be announced in February and will be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame at our Annual Hats, Horses and Harmony fundraising event on May 3, 2019!
Be sure to use Amazon Smile for all of your Amazon shopping and note Dekalb Music Boosters as your charity. Bookmark the link below, so all your eligible holiday shopping will benefit Dekalb Music Boosters. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Dekalb Music Boosters!
Such an easy way support our cause!!
The DHS Marching Barbs are participating in the 2018 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. You can find the parade televised on WGN Chicago and WGN America. Parade steps off at 8 a.m., but the first part of the televising is actually extended TV viewing stuff. The continuous parade should start around 9 a.m. Per Mr. Lundin, the Barbs are unit 61, and the band will be live tweeting when they step off @marchingbarbs so people can follow on TV. Per Director Lundin, best guess for TV time is between 10:00-10:30 AM. Be sure to check them out!!!