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.

Volunteers needed for this weekend’s competition at Kuna High School

The Rocky Mountain High School marching band performs this Saturday at Kuna High School, and could use some help with uniforms, moving field equipment and snacks for the students. The weather forecast shows a high of 67 degrees and clear skies, a perfect day to watch some great performances and help out with the band.

To sign up, use the link below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4faea62fa31-gmbfield

No experience required and any help would be greatly appreciated!

We hope to see you on Saturday!

GMB Competition @ Kuna High School

This Saturday 10/7/17 Grizzly Marching Band performs at Kuna High School at 1:50pm. Look for the full days schedule in your email. Parents check out the sign up genius for ways to get involved. Students make sure to tell your favorite Band Liaison the answer to this question on Saturday to get a treat.

Butterbraids Fundraiser!

Guess what! Butterbraids are back and this fundraiser is for ALL the instrumental music programs at Rocky Mountain High School. They will be delivered just in time for the holidays. Information will be sent home with students this week at school. See attached just in case it never makes it out of their backpack 😊.

GMB @ Caldwell High School

This Saturday GMB competes in its first competition of the year.

Location: Caldwell HS, 3401 S Indiana Ave., Caldwell ID

GMB performs @ 2:05pm

Charge at the gate

Group photo orders available for

purchase

Here’s a photo of the band from last year getting ready to take the field for competition & the schedule for the band on Saturday.

Orchestra Picnic

Orchestras ensembles: don’t forget about the picnic this Saturday 9/16/17 from 12:00-2:00 pm. The event will be at Eagle Island Park. Hot dogs will be provided; bring something to share.

Orchestra concert

The first orchestra concert is Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. It will be located in the RMHS Auditorium with a parent meeting afterwards.