The Fruit Sale is here!


Starting Monday, October 21st, DeKalb middle and high school students will be selling fruit to raise money for our music programs. Below and on our helpful downloads page you can find a link to a form to download and order from, and a poster to distribute. Please help us spread the word – this fruit is healthy and delicious, and all proceeds support music in our schools.

You can order direct this year by going to:

and using our code, which is 339361

Here are the links…



Volunteers Needed

Music Boosters has many volunteer opportunities coming up in October, November, and December. We need your help in supporting ourfantastic music students!

*October 25, Football Game Concessions
We still need a few more workers to staff the concession stand at the last DHS football game of the season. We are covering the second shift and will receive 25% of the evening’s income. Second shift runs 7 p.m. until closing. We especially need people to work halftime (so you would be able to hear the marching band but not see it). Choir and orchestra parents, maybe?  Please contact Heidi Koenig at 815.501.1111
*October 27, Pumpkin Parade Lunch
Music Boosters provides a hot dog lunch for the marching band and color guard (DHS, HMS, and CRMS) after they march in the Pumpkin Parade. We need volunteers to help serve that lunch. Time is roughly 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you will be able to see the bands in the parade.  We need approximately 4 people at 11 a.m., and 8-10 the remaining 3 hours.  Please contact Jen Conley at 815.762.4585
*November 16, IMEA Festival
Music Boosters runs concessions at the district IMEA festival, held at DHS. This is a great money-making opportunity for us, with all those hungry teenagers, but we need lots of help to serve them! The concession stand is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the greatest need for volunteers coming 11-1:30, when we serve lunch, and 4-6, when we serve dinner. We also need one or two volunteers early morning (around 7 a.m.), to help get the directors’ room ready.  Please contact Carol Lee Duffin at 815.793.5591 or
*Fall Fruit Sale
We are in need of several volunteers who are available during the day, to help with unloading and sorting the fruit delivery. Exact date and time are unknown right now, but we’ll have more information later.
If you are available to help with any (or all!) of these events, please email us at, talk to any Music Boosters board member (Carol Lee Duffin, Amy Roberts-Clark, Jen Conley, Jennifer Corbin) or contact the event chair via the information listed above. You do not need to be available for an entire event—-we’ll take whatever time you can give us. Parents, grandparents, older siblings are all welcome to help.

September News

Our first meeting is next week – join us on September 5th in the common area by the music department at DHS. We be discussing concession sales, fund raisers and more… 7:00 pm. Remember – if you have a student who is in a music program at a middle or high school level, you are a Music Booster and welcome to come to the meetings.

Also, there is the homecoming chili dinner coming up. This is not a MB event, but a fundraiser for the marching band. It is held at DHS on the 19th of September, after the homecoming parade. This year, it will be held outside in the brick concession stand at the stadium, and there will be some new activities….

FALL 2013 – Welcome Back

Boosters will be meeting soon to talk about our work for the 2013 – 2014 school year. In the meantime, here are some tentative but helpful dates…

Band Camp Aug 5-9

August Rehearsals: Aug 13,15,20,22,26 (All summer practices are 6-9 pm)

Fall Preview Night/ Picture Day- Aug. 23- time TBA (evening)

Regular Practice Schedule begins on 8/28 and can be found at (all football season class meetings are 6-8 unless otherwise noted)

Football Games: Sep. 13, 20, Oct. 4, 11, 25

Parades: Sep. 19 (Homecoming), Oct. 13 (Cortland Parade), Oct. 27 (Pumpkin Parade)

Competitions: Sep. 28 (NIU), Oct. 13 (Marengo)

Other important dates: IMEA auditions 10/12, IMEA festival 11/9 (jazz), 11/16 (band/choir)

End of Year

We have a busy end of the year coming up! The calendar of concerts is available from the 428 site, and we are planning on having a table at the following concerts/events:

5/9 DHS Band concert, 5/15 CRMS band concert, 5/23 DHS Choir Concert, 5/28 CRMS and Huntley choral concert, 5/29 CRMS/Huntley/DHS Orchestra Concert, and 5/29 CRMS Spring Orchestra concert.

Boosters is also actively seeking applicants for music scholarships. Forms are available through your student’s music department. Please consider applying for this financial assistance.

We are thankful for all the volunteers we had this last year! What a great year!

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