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Welcome Back to the Yorkville Music Boosters


Your Yorkville Music Boosters organization is here to support our music program at all levels in any way we can. We continue to operate through the generous support of our patrons and the countless hours worked by our parent volunteers.


We have many things planned to help enrich the musical experiences available in our schools. We always need volunteers — for small projects, big projects, and ideas of all sizes — so come to a meeting, call to help out with a specific project, or make a tax deductible donation to support our efforts. We will be as strong and as active as our volunteers make us. Bring us your ideas and your enthusiasm in order to make them happen.


¯  Our Red Paw Chili Supper returns this year in November at YHS. This is an evening of good food, fun, and music for the whole family.

¯  Our “Scrip” gift card fundraiser also continues this year. This is a great way to support the music boosters while you buy the things you buy everyday anyway.

¯  We continue to maintain our student escrow accounts. Any student who participates in any of our fundraisers has a portion of the profit from their sales set aside for them to use to further their own music education.

¯  We will again offer scholarships to students who attend summer music camps or perform in outside ensembles. These are awarded in May.

¯  We are once again hosting music events at YMS.  IMEA auditions in the fall, and Solo and Ensemble competitions in the spring.  The Boosters are vital in supplying volunteers for such events! 

¯  New this year!  We are forming a committee to implement a spirit wear website!  We hope to offer all things Yorkville Music, from apparel and window clings to luggage tags!  Your creativity as we embark on this new endeavor would be appreciated!

¯  Contact us with your ideas at yorkvillemusic@gmail.com


Our first meeting of the year will be on Monday, August 12 at 6:00 in the YHS Band Room.  The remainder of our meetings will also be on Mondays: September 9, October 21, November 11, December if needed will be announced, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May if needed.


Thank you for your continued support,


The Booster Board

Beth Haarz, Ann Marie Mormino, Marcia Pansera, Mary Heeren


Visit us on the web at www.yorkvillemusic.org and click on Music Boosters.




Yorkville Music Boosters Mission Statement


Mission statement:   The mission of the Yorkville Music Boosters is to provide a framework for parental involvement in supporting and promoting the choirs, orchestras and bands in grades 5-12 in CUSD 115.




¯  To raise necessary funds to support the goals of the organization.


¯  To acquire and maintain a community supported Patrons list and to reciprocate and promote patron businesses within the community.


¯  To provide scholarships for summer camps, musical opportunities outside the district, and college scholarships for future music majors.


¯  To maintain student escrow accounts which may be used for music related expenses


¯  To provide financial assistance for music trips at all levels


¯  To provide financial support for clinicians, judges, guest artists, and composers


¯  To support the music educators in district 115 as needed and requested 



¯  To promote, educate, and bring awareness of the many music programs to the community 


¯  Provide awards and student recognition in Grades 5-12


¯  To provide volunteer hours to support the music staff and students behind the scenes at concerts, competitions, parades, festivals, and musicals


¯  Increase parental involvement at all levels




2013-2014 Goals



¯  purchase additional instruments for beginning student use


¯  provide financial support for music related trips and expenses



¯  To assess the needs for and help fund, if possible, additional storage for instruments and music related items at YMS and other areas throughout the district.


¯  Increase Patron list by 20% from 38 to 46 by the Prism Concert in December


¯  Develop and implement a spirit wear website


¯  Establish committees based on needed events, activities and processes


¯  Red Paw Chili Supper

¯  Fine Arts Festival

¯  IMEA auditions at YMS

¯  Concert committee

¯  Spirit Wear committee

¯  Fundraising committee

¯  Cabaret Night,  and Madrigal committees at YHS

¯  Musical committees at YMS and YHS

¯  Jazz Showcase committee at YHS

¯  Pop and Pretzels committee for Yorkville Orchestras

¯  Solo and ensemble committees for 6th grade and YMS


¯  The Yorkville Music Boosters has recognized a need for and commits to more support and involvement in grades 5-8.


¯  Demonstrate good citizenship and support of student involvement within the community and at community events.  












Yorkville Music Boosters

Community Patron Appeal





Do you want to support the arts in our schools and help instill a lifelong love of music in our students and future generations?

The Yorkville Music Boosters . . .

¯   Are dedicated to supporting and promoting orchestra, band, and choir in grades 5-12 in the district.

¯   Sponsored over 30 music scholarships to camps, outside ensembles, and colleges last year.

¯   Purchased instruments for the district including funding for a new piano at Yorkville High School.

¯   Published “Music Notes” biannually honoring music student accomplishments and programs.

¯   Provided awards for student recognition and motivation.

¯   Provided thousands of volunteer hours supporting the music staff and students behind the scenes and at competitions, parades, and concerts.


In addition to our ongoing goals, major goals this year include: 

v  Purchase of additional instruments for beginning music student use

v  Additional instrument storage and maintenance for our growing programs at YMS and YHS

v  Provide financial support for guest artists and composers

v  Hire clinicians and adjudicators for special events

v  Support the YMS Music Department Annual spring trip to Festival In the Parks


v  Hire Judges and coordinate volunteers for the 6th grade and Middle School Solo and Ensemble Competitions

Please help us with your tax deductible donation so we can continue our great tradition of music education in our schools.

All donations will receive recognition in all of our printed concert programs and in “Music Notes.”

$25 – $49

Upper Balcony

$100 – $249

Main Floor

$50 – $74


$250 – $499


$75 – $99


$500- $999



$1,000 and Up – Corporate



Please accept my donation of $__________ in support of the Yorkville Music Boosters for the music education of children in the district.  (Please make checks payable to Yorkville Music Boosters.)

Name __________________________   (Please print name(s) as you wish them to be listed in our programs.)

Please mail to:  Yorkville Music Boosters, c/o Marcia Pansera, 7340 Gilda Ct.  Yorkville, IL 60560

Thank you very much for your support!

Visit us at www.yorkvillemusic.org and click on Music Boosters.


How Can You Help?

Thanks for asking!


Yorkville Music Boosters succeeds because of our volunteers.  We need people to help in these areas:


Please check the box next to the job(s) you’d like to help with and return this form to the Music Boosters Box in the music office of your child’s school.


    Be a music boosters representative/contact person at your child’s school.


    Help with publicity or Music Notes Publications


    Help coordinate a fund raiser


    Help with IMEA Jr. Auditions at YMS on Saturday, October 5th


    Help with the Red Paw Chili Supper- Saturday, November 9th



             Cooking or donating food or supplies

             Serving or working the event



    Conduct a booster raffle at one of your child’s concerts (If you are nervous about public speaking, a director can do the announcing part for you!)


        Help with the Prism Concert in December


                  Plan our support for the event

                  Cook or Donate food for students during rehearsal and performances

                  Supervise a music room during the rehearsal and performances



        Help at the Fine Arts Festival in March


                  Plan our support for the event

                  Manage or work the concession stand

                  Help plan and install decorations

                  Volunteer at the event

    Room Monitors

    Setup/clean up

    Equipment moving


Student name_______________________________  Parent name_________________________________


School: _____________________________________________


Contact me at:


Best Phone number___________________________ Best Email__________________________________


Please send me emails to remind me of Music Boosters Activities    ( ) Yes!     ( ) No Thanks

Music Boosters Scrip Program

As part of our fundraising efforts this year, we have included a great way to earn money for the Music Boosters and for your own child’s account.  It is called the Great Lakes Scrip program.  (www.glscrip.com)

“Scrip” is a term that means substitute money.  Essentially, you purchase gift cards to retail establishments where you plan to shop, use them just as you would cash, and they reimburse us with a certain percentage of the total spent.  It is the perfect fundraiser because you are shopping where you want to shop anyway, and only buying products that you need.  The rebate is split, 50/50 between the Music Boosters and your child’s account.

For example, if you were going to spend $100.00 at Jewel for your groceries, you will order and receive gift cards totaling that amount.  In this case, the rebate is valued at 4%, so the ‘rebate’ will be $4.00 which would be split $2 to the Music Booster General Fund and $2 to your child’s escrow account (which can be used towards music trips, lessons, and camps).  This may not seem like a lot at first glance, but it really adds up over the course of the year – especially when we all start to participate.

We can buy gift cards for gas stations, restaurants, department stores, hardware stores, as well as many retail stores (100s of stores).  Take a look at the Music Boosters website at: www.yorkvillemusic.org  for a complete listing (it will also tell you the rebate percentage for each store).  When buying gift cards for the holidays, consider buying them through our scrip program and you will actually be putting money back into your own child’s account.

To participate, follow these directions:

Consult the list of retailers and fill out the order form, paying careful attention to the monetary denomination. (Each retailer offers different amounts.)

  1. Send your order form to school (to the music teacher) with your child on or before the 6th of each month.

A)   If you prefer, you can place your order directly on the www.glscrip.com website.  The payment will still need to be sent in to school before the order deadline.

B)   The enrollment code for Yorkville Music Boosters is: D1B32F138883

  1. Include a check made out to Yorkville Music Boosters for the total amount ordered.
  2. We will process your order and return your certificates as soon as we receive them.  This usually takes about 2 weeks.
  3. Your child’s music teacher or the office will return the certificates to your child. If you would prefer to pick the order up, just make a note on the order form and we’ll call you when it’s ready to make arrangements.
  4. We will take care of crediting your child’s escrow account with half of the profit generated.

If your family can anticipate some expenses and buy certificates through our scrip program, we will see our benefits add up quickly.

The November order will be in time for the Holidays, so please plan ahead.  If you have questions regarding this process, please feel free to visit the website or contact me.

Katie Robbins (630) 553-0651 or e-mail me: katierobbins@sbcglobal.net





Yorkville Music Boosters – SCRIP Order Form

Parent/Guardian Name: ____________________________Date: __________________











Parent Phone #: _______________________        School:                         Group:





Student Info

Last Name: ________________________________                                   

First Name: ________________________________                

Music Teacher: _____________________________                                  





Merchant Name






























































Please make check payable to YORKVILLE MUSIC BOOSTERS.                                            



Return completed order form AND PAYMENT to your child’s music teacher, marked ‘SCRIP’.   

You may also enter your order online at www.glscrip.com  Use enrollment code D1B32F138883.

If submitting your order online, please submit payment to the music teacher by the due date.



Questions? Contact Katie Robbins at 630-553-0651
or by e-mail:


October 7, November 4, December 9, February 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5


Questions? Contact Katie Robbins at 630-553-0651 or by e-mail: katierobbins@sbcglobal.net

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