2022-2023 Meeting Times and Dates

Welcome to the Unit 5 Music Parents 2022-2023 School Year!

We have a new board members and we have the dates/times for all of this school year’s meetings already to go! If you are new to Unit 5 and you would like to be involved, please send an email to the Secretary, Angela DeJaynes (see email below) and we will get you on our distribution list.

Normal WEST [in the IMC]
August 22, 2022 – 7:00 PM
September 26, 2022 – 7:00 PM
October 24, 2022 – 7:00 PM
November 28, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Normal COMMUNITY [in the IMC]
January 23, 2023 – 7:00 PM
February 7, 2023 – 7:00 PM
April 24, 2023 – 7:00 PM
May 22, 2023 – 7:00 PM

2022-2023 Board
President – Josh Jensen [Unit5MusicParents@gmail.com]
Vice President – Emily Evans Miller [Emily.Miller@heartland.edu]
Treasurer – Logan Geigner [U5MPTreasurer@gmail.com]
Assistant Treasurer – Robyn Wenzel [U5MPTreasurer@gmail.com]
Secretary – Angela DeJaynes – [U5MPSecretary@gmail.com]

Pack the Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30pm

Normal West High School Auditorium

Please join us in attending the last board meeting before the vote to show our support for the referendum!

If you feel so inclined, please consider speaking to the value of ensuring music and other extra-curricular activities stay a vital part of our children’s education.

Speaker sign-up begins at 5:15 and closes at 6:15.

NCHS Bands: Dine to Donate @ Portillo’s

Please consider dining at Portillo’s on
Wednesday, December 7th
from 5pm-8pm
to help support Normal Community High School Bands

202 Landmark Drive
Normal, Illinois


Normal West Bands: Dine to Donate @Chipotle

Normal West High School Bands
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
701 S Main St Ste A, Normal, IL 61761-3286

Order online and pickup Chipotle for your fundraiser by using the Promo Code TBQNP6Y on the Chipotle app or website. Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid through pickup during your fundraiser’s scheduled date, time, and assigned restaurant. Ordering delivery for fundraisers is not permitted at this time.

Normal West Bands – Dine to Donate Flyer PDF

Emergency U5MP Meeting

Unit 5 Music Parents (U5MP) will hold an emergency meeting on Monday, March 7th, at 7pm in the Kingsley Junior High School cafeteria (enter through the north doors) to discuss the upcoming Unit 5 Board’s proposed budget cuts of the 5th grade band & orchestra programs and 8th Grade foreign language program. 

All Unit 5 Music Parent Association Members are welcome. Per the U5MP By-Laws, Association Members consist of parents or guardians of students involved in music organizations within McLean County Unit District #5, directors of the music programs, and other persons who request Membership-at-Large, such as music student alumni of Unit 5 music organizations and/or their parents.  

Karen Fryer
Unit 5 Music Parents President

Please share this event on your facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/370124454935627

NCWHS Orchestra: Dine to Donate at Monical’s Pizza

MONICAL’S PIZZA® invites you to participate in a Community Day! This is one of many ways we help area organizations, and is a wonderful opportunity for us to say thanks and give back to our loyal customers and communities. It’s easy and tasty: you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors bring this flier to any of the area Monical’s Pizza® restaurants listed below and enjoy a delicious meal. In return, Monical’s Pizza® will donate 20% of your bill* to NORMAL COMMUNITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Don’t miss your opportunity to help out! Please remember that this special is ONLY good on the date (open-close) listed below. Tell everyone to join in! With Monical’s Pizza®, you’re raising money by eating great food. What could be easier?

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
HOURS OF OPERATION:   11:00am – 10:00pm

ALL THREE locations:

Normal West Orchestra PDF Flyer

On the day of this event, you can either bring in the physical flier or show the digital version on a smartphone or tablet. If using the digital flier, please make sure that the flier is mentioned when ordering, especially for call in orders.

*Not valid with any other coupons or discount offers. Offer valid only on date listed. Must mention flier when ordering Carry Out/Delivery. Failure to do so may result in donation not being applied to organization. Gift card purchases will not be eligible toward total donation. Fliers are not allowed to be distributed on restaurant property. Flier must be surrendered for donation to be applied. Other restrictions may apply. Additional fliers and details available at www.monicalspizza.com