Friday, April 22, 2011

Basket Donations Sought for the District 99 Orchestra Banquet

Dear Orchestra Families,

We are starting a new tradition at the Orchestra Banquet on Friday, May 6th. To help with the ongoing need to replace the school-owned string instruments and bows, we are adding a Basket Raffle to the evening’s festivities. This was so successful at the Marching Mustang Banquet last fall, that we thought we’d try replicating it at the Orchestra Banquet.

To make this a success, we need donations of things to be raffled/auctioned off. Please consider making a donation. Ideas include:

- Finals week care package (lots of food and goodies)
- Summer picnic at Ravinia package (picnic basket, blanket, table, candles, etc.)
- Fourth of July themed package (anything red, white and blue)
- New driver package (gas gift card, atlas/GPS)
- Future collegiate package (dorm supplies, laundry supplies, snacks, etc.)
- Spa package
- Restaurant certificates
- Entertainment certificates
- Food packages
- Music-themed packages
- Fitness package
- Souvenirs from "exotic" Spring greak vacations
- Pet packages

Donations can be made by individual families or by a group of people. You can also solicit a business for a donation. If you’d like to take this approach, please contact us with your plan. We do have a small committee working on such donations so we just want to make sure we don’t duplicate our efforts and approach a business more than once.

Please let us know as soon as possible of your donation plans. Contact Gloria Salazar (glsalazar(at), Jeni Robinson (jlrobinson712(at), or Koreen Hux (koreenh(at)

As always, thank you for your support!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reminder: Cookie Dough/Popcorn Pick-up on Monday, April 18

Cookie dough and popcorn orders can be picked up in the Orchestra Room on Monday, April 18 from 2:30 to 6:00 pm.

Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser. We almost made our goal.

There are still a few extra items, listed below. If interested in puchasing ($12 each), please contact Nancy Segredo at segredojm(at)
5 - Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough

5 - Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

7 - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

6 - Candy Cookie Dough

7 - Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

6 - Buttery Caramel Popcorn

5 - Chicago Style Popcorn

6 - Chocolatey Delight Popcorn

6 - Chocolate Lava Cakes

Monday, April 11, 2011

Plant Sale Extended 'til Friday, April 15

Did you forget to turn in your plant sale orders? Don't worry...the deadline has been extended for one more week. Show your friends and family the beautiful flowers and vegetables we have for sale! All orders are now due Friday, April 15.

For more details, visit Mustang Band Boosters.