RMHS Orchestra Retreat

The Annual Orchestra Retreat is this weekend 11/3-11/4 in beautiful McCall! Please check your email for more information and get your contract and payment in to Mr. DeWitt.

And the winners are…

Your Grizzly Marching Band won big at District III Saturday. They competed in the 5A Small division on the ‘blue’ in the season finale. Here’s the list: 2nd Auxiliary, Best Percussion, Best Music Performance, Best General Effect, and SECOND PLACE IN THEIR DIVISION! 🎶 A video of the performance has been emailed to students and pictures will be posted here later. Good job to all 89 of you and the staff!

GMB sneak peak

Thursday 10/26 @ 8:30pm GMB will perform an “open run” of the full show in the RMHS stadium. Come support the kids in their final rehearsal before the D3 competition on Saturday. You can buy your D3 tickets afterwards too.

D3 @ BSU this Saturday

The final District Marching Band Competition of the season is coming up. Please support GMB and cheer them on while they perform on the ‘blue’. Buy your tickets @ the school Thursday night or Saturday morning. $10 seniors & students and $12 for adults. The schedule for the day is in the link.

GMB wins first place!

TVFOB division awards: Best Overall Affect, Best Visuals, Best Auxiliary (Color Guard), First Place Division! Please don’t forget to buy your tickets for D3 next Saturday at BSU where they will do the show for the final time. Schedule details will be posted soon.

TVFOB Competition this Saturday

Please join us this Saturday @ Ridgevue HS for GMB’s first ‘official’ judged competition. Cheer from the stands and wear your purple! There is a charge at the gate. Look forward to some amazing progress since the last performance. Schedule is attached along with a little inspiration ❤️🎶

Senior Night at Friday’s Football Game

Friday night at the football game the 18 GMB seniors will be recognized at halftime. Please come out and cheer on the band and color guard at their last game of the season. Parents of seniors and seniors please don’t forget to be at the school by 4 for your special photo session.

Donations Needed!

Hello Band and Orchestra parents…

As discussed in previous parent meetings, we need to raise around $43,000 to operate the Instrumental Music Program at Rocky this year.  Keep in mind, if we break the total down, it amounts to $300 per band student, and $250 per orchestra student.  We appreciate the generosity of parents, extended family, and friends of the program that have already helped us toward our goal this year.  Our SnapRaise campaign, Panda Express night, and direct donations have brought in $8,000.  The currently-running Butter Braid fundraiser will bring in $5 profit for each braid sold.  Every little bit helps, and by pulling together, we are confident we can reach our goal!

Current Expenses

For immediate needs, these are the expenses we’re currently trying to fund:

Props/Backdrops for current show $1,500
Remaining payment for GMB Staff $4,500
Bussing for 3 competitions $2,100
Competition Registration Fees $300
Microphones for front ensemble $900
Drone Videography $200
Total $9,500

How can I help?  How do I donate?

You can continue your support through cash or checks (made out to Rocky Mountain Instrumental Music Boosters) delivered to Mr. Dewitt, or online through the booster website.

However, another option that could provide a greater tax incentive for you is to donate to the RMHS Music program via the West Ada Education Foundation.

Idaho residents are eligible for a 50 percent tax credit for donations made to the Education Foundation. Check out their website to learn more about the potential tax benefits of your donation.

Contribution Amount

$50

$100

$250

$500

$1,000

$2,000

Federal Tax Savings

$12

$25

$63

$125

$250

$500

Idaho State Tax Savings

$4

$7

$19

$37

$74

$148

Idaho Tax Credit

$25

$50

$125

$250

$500

$1,000

Total Savings for the Year

$41

$82

$207

$412

$824

$1,648

Actual Cost of the Gift

$9

$18

$43

$88

$176

$352

…just remember to specify “RMHS Band” or “RMHS Orchestra” when making the donation through the Foundation so that it gets properly distributed.

Thanks again for your generosity; the kids are very fortunate to have dedicated parents!

Go Grizzlies!

Parent Meeting

Marching Band Parent Meeting Monday 10/16/17 7:00 -8:00 pm @ RMHS Band Room. Topics will include calendar review, senior night and District III competition information.