Enjoy Big Band Jazz Music From the Balcony

This is a unique partnership opportunity for the DeKalb Music Boosters to raise money to support the amazing music programs at DeKalb School District 428! Enjoy a fun night out and help our mission at the same time! Enjoy Big Band Jazz Music From the Balcony at the 16th Annual Let’s Dance Big Band GrandContinue reading “Enjoy Big Band Jazz Music From the Balcony”

16th Annual Let’s Dance Big Band Grand Ball

Buy a balcony view ticket from a DeKalb Music Booster or DeKalb music student and $10 of your ticket price will be donated to DeKalb Music Boosters! DeKalb Music Boosters invites you to enjoy live jazz and big band music and dance at the Grand Ball, part of the 16th Annual Let’s Dance Big BandContinue reading “16th Annual Let’s Dance Big Band Grand Ball”

DeKalb Music Boosters to Participate in Give DeKalb County on May 5, 2022

DeKalb Music Boosters is participating in Give DeKalb County again this year and it asks for the community’s help. Donations to DeKalb Music Boosters go directly to the support of music programs in DeKalb School District #428. Funds are used to purchase instruments, music, or equipment, fund student scholarships for music camps and graduating seniorsContinue reading “DeKalb Music Boosters to Participate in Give DeKalb County on May 5, 2022”

California Dreamin’ Returns Music Travel to DHS Instrumental Ensembles

After two years of pandemic restrictions, the DeKalb High School Band and Orchestra programs are reintegrating performance travel into the district’s music education repertoire. Under the direction of Band Director Steven Lundin and Orchestra Director Sheila Felder, student are traveling to California this week, from March 20, returning on March 25. While there, DHS ensemblesContinue reading “California Dreamin’ Returns Music Travel to DHS Instrumental Ensembles”

Deadline Extended: Applications for DeKalb Music Boosters Scholarships Due May 7

The DeKalb Music Boosters is pleased to offer scholarships for students pursuing learning enrichment and post-secondary opportunities. DeKalb High School seniors who participate in music, are invited to apply for a DeKalb Music Boosters Senior Musician Scholarship. Scholarships are $500 for students going on to major in music at college, $250 for students who haveContinue reading “Deadline Extended: Applications for DeKalb Music Boosters Scholarships Due May 7”

Nonprofit Leader Benefits Fine Arts Programs with Donations

Danita Sims was fortunate to be involved in music while growing up in Chicago. “My mother kept me out of inner-city troubles by having me learn to play instruments. I played both the clarinet and alto saxophone for both church and school events,” says Sims. “My love of music continued to grow as I competedContinue reading “Nonprofit Leader Benefits Fine Arts Programs with Donations”

Congratulations, Sheila Felder, IL ASTA Outstanding Classroom Teacher Award Honoree

Congratulations to Mrs. Sheila Felder, orchestra director at DeKalb High School and Clinton Rosette Middle School, who is being honored with the Outstanding Classroom Teacher Award by the Illinois American String Teachers Association (IL ASTA)! The award will be presented during the IL ASTA Luncheon at the Illinois Music Education Conference and All-State Student ProgramsContinue reading “Congratulations, Sheila Felder, IL ASTA Outstanding Classroom Teacher Award Honoree”

DeKalb Music Boosters Expands Mission to Include Elementary Schools

In 1999, DeKalb Music Boosters was founded to serve, fundraise and promote music in the school district. After more than 20 years of serving in its mission supporting the DeKalb School District 428 middle school and high school music programs, the DeKalb Music Boosters has expanded its mission to also support the elementary school musicContinue reading “DeKalb Music Boosters Expands Mission to Include Elementary Schools”

Online and Delicious! Fruit, Cheese and Sausage Sale 2021

UPDATE: Pick-up days are now set for Friday, December 10 and Monday, December 13, 2:30 – 6 pm. Please check our Facebook page for further updates. Did you know DeKalb Music Boosters now supports all the music programs of DeKalb School District #428, including at the elementary schools? DeKalb Music Boosters invites the community toContinue reading “Online and Delicious! Fruit, Cheese and Sausage Sale 2021”

Proposed Revisions to Bylaws

After 20 years of serving in its mission supporting the DeKalb School District 428 middle school and high school music programs, the DeKalb Music Boosters proposes to expand its mission to also support the elementary school music programs of the school district. This change is included among other proposed revisions to the bylaws below. AContinue reading “Proposed Revisions to Bylaws”