Mokena Meteor Music

September 14 - September 20, 2018

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What is happening in the music department?

Check out our new logo! We are hoping to have some spirit wear available soon for our students. Keep checking the Newsletter for information.

Bands and Choir are rehearsing and Sectionals are underway. Students should keep watching the schedule for their time. If a student misses their sectional, it is their responsibility to see Mrs. Bussean or Ms. Beekman to schedule a make up or get a make up assignment.

There is another Dine and Earn this week. And our first IBA fundraiser is under way. More information below.

Important Information

Perfect Pastry IBA Fundraiser - Money/Orders Due Monday!

All band and choir students received a Perfect Pastry brochure. This is a non-mandatory IBA fundraiser which means the funds generated will benefit your child's Individual Bank Account directly. This fundraising opportunity is being presented by the Mokena Music Boosters as a way for the students to help pay for music related expenses such as supplies, and even trips! If your child decides to sell product, the forms and payment are due to the music department mailbox by Monday, September 17.

Please read the Fundraising Overview below for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Dion at

Required Books for Band Students

Books have been distributed to all grades except 4th Grade. 4th Graders will receive theirs this week. . I will send an email once this has happened.

All band students need to have the following books for band rehearsals and Sectionals. These books will be charged through your child's Charms account. Please watch your account for these charges. All students MUST have these books. We will charge your child's Charms account once the student has received their book. This should happen some time this week.

4 th/5th Grade - Essential Elements Book 1 (should already have purchased from Quinlan and Fabish or still have from last year) and The Simple Rhythmatician ($6.95) - TOTAL $6.95 (as long as you have your Essential Elements Book 1)

6 th Grade- Essential Elements Book 2 ($9.99), Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician ($9.95) and The Simple Rhythmatician ($6.95) - TOTAL $26.89

7 th/8th Grade- Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician ($9.95) and The Simple Rhythmatician ($6.95) - TOTAL $16.90

September Dine and Earn

Dine and Earn for September is here! Next Thursday, September 20th, please support Mokena Music Boosters by dining with Buona Beef in Frankfort. 20% of all proceeds for the entire day will be donated! Remember to bring a hard or digital copy of the flier!
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Lincoln-Way Marching Invitational Marching Band Competition

The schedule for the Lincoln-Way Marching Invitational Marching Band Competition on October 13, 2018 is below. This event is mandatory for all students in the extracurricular Mokena Meteor Field Show Marching Band.

We encourage all other band students and families to come out to Lincoln-Way West to support our students and see some excellent marching bands.

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Fall Concert Itinerary

Below is the tentative itinerary for our Fall Concerts that will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Mokena Junior High School.
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Issue with Charms and Gmail Accounts

Charms is having issues sending emails to gmail accounts. If you feel like you haven't been receiving all of the information from us that you should and you have a gmail account, this may be why. Charms has informed us that the issue should be resolved on December 1. Until that time, if you have a gmail account, please check our website frequently for information. Any pertinent information will be posted there along with these Newsletters.

As always, if you have any questions or feel like you may have missed something, please contact any of the directors via email.

How to Log Into Charms for the First Time!

Below is a short video walking you through how to sign into your child's Charms account for the first time.

How to Enter Practice Logs Into Charms

Below is a short video on how to enter practice logs into Charms.

What is an IBA Account?

You may hear the term IBA account and wonder "what is that?" An IBA account is an Individual Bank Account. Every student registered in Charms automatically has an account. Funds raised through IBA Fundraisers will be credited to your child's account and can be used to purchase any music related items such as booster fees, reeds, valve oil, and even music department trips, just to name a few!

IBA Fundraisers usually occur once per quarter. We will be offering one very soon. Keep watching for information.

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Help Support the Music Boosters by Shopping Online!

Any time you are shopping via Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile for your purchases. You can select the Mokena Music Boosters to receive a donation on your behalf just by making your regular Amazon purchase through them. It doesn't cost you anything and helps the Music Boosters fund our programs. This is available year round. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bussean.
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September/October, 2018

9/17/18 - IBA Fundraiser Due

9/18/18 - Music Booster Meeting (7pm at MJHS)

9/29/28 ILMEA Auditions (6/7/8 Band or Choir Students - Optional)

10/1/18 - Fundraiser Distribution at MJHS

10/5/18 - LWC Football Game Step Up Night

10/8/18 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

10/13/18 - Marching Meteors Performance at the LW Invitational Marching Band Competition

10/16/18 - Music Booster Meeting 7:00 at MJHS

10/19/18 - First Quarter Ends

10/23/18 - Fall Concert at MJHS

Beginning Band and Cadet Band - 6:00

Concert and Symphonic Band and Choir - 7:30

10/26/18 - Report Card Day