NMB: Dine to Donate @ Panda Express

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
All Day: 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM

20% of event sales will be donated

Panda Express
Veteran’s Pkwy & College Ave PX312-1
South Veterans Parkway Normal IL 61761

PandaExpress.com or the App.
Enter 323913 in the promo code box
Bring paper flyer or show it on your smartphone

NMB: Dine to Donate @ Panera (Normal)

Panara (Normal)
208 Greenbriar Drive, Normal, IL 61761

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Order online at panerabread.com and enter code PRFUND at checkout. You can also bring the flyer or show a digital version to the cashier when ordering at the cafe to ensure your organization gets a portion of the proceeds.

We offer a variety of ordering options so you can support the cause in whichever way you feel most comfortable.

*20% of total net sales from your designated fundraising event will be donated to your organization. Gift card, catering, kiosk and orders placed on third party delivery sites are excluded and will not count towards the event.

NMB: Dine to Donate @ Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Normal Marching Band. Come in to the Chipotle at 305 N Veterans Pkwy Ste 101 in Bloomington on Wednesday, June 23rd between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Normal Marching Band.

Use code A6B4E2X before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

Spaghetti Supper Co-Voided Fundraiser

How to Donate– To designate your donation directly to a specific music program, click the Donate button, then Select a Team (i.e. music program). If you want to donate to the general fund, to support Unit  5  Music Parents  (U5MP) operations or have your donation split among all of the Unit 5 music programs, select the General Donations team.

November 9 – 25, 2020


Our Story – In a time when we have cancelled so many student activities, our goal is to say YES to music. This year may not look like any other year, but the need to support creativity and the arts has never been greater. Our teachers are working day and night to make sure that music continues for our children. Meeting our fundraising goals will alleviate some of the financial burden and stress the programs face and allow the teachers to focus on the most important part of their jobs – the students!

The Annual Spaghetti Supper is a Unit 5 Music Department fundraiser, sponsored by the McLean County Unit 5 Music Parents Association. This is an annual event that allows for families to financially support the music programs by purchasing tickets for a spaghetti meal and enjoy the talents of their children in a musical performance.  Even though Covid-19 has eliminated our ability to hold the annual Spaghetti Supper in person, due to current pandemic restrictions, it cannot stop our love for music and desire to financially support the music programs.

Instead of selling a product or asking for volunteers, U5MP is simply asking for your generous financial donation for these important programs. Many programs have large financial short-falls due to cancelled fundraising events because of the pandemic. The best part of this year’s fundraiser is that 100% of your donation  will go directly to support the Unit 5 music programs and Unit 5 Music Parents Association this year!

Our programs desperately need your financial support, like no other recent year. Every donation helps! Perhaps you could donate enough to cover a piece of music ($150). Maybe you could cover the cost of a singer’s mask ($25). You might consider donating what you would have spent at the spaghetti supper; approximately $10 per dinner ticket. All donations made to U5MP are deductible charitable donations and you will receive a receipt for your donation.

Want to double your donation and help our programs even more through a Matching Gift Program?! Many employers match donations to charitable organizations, on gifts of $25 or more.   Please consider submitting a matching gift donation to McLean County Unit Dist 5 Music Parents Association if you work for an employer who matches donations to charitable organizations.  

Directors count on this fundraiser to help fund their programs.  Your donations are used for: 

   ·  Music purchases (one piece costs up to $150)

   ·  New instruments and repairs

   · Singers’ masks to ensure safety in the classroom ($20-$30 each)

   · Music stand and other equipment purchases and repairs  

   · Concerts and Accompanists  

   · Extra supplies, such as reeds, valve oils, and sticks, for students in need 

   · New uniforms and uniform cleaning  

Please share this page through social media, email, and text to help us spread the word and raise much needed funds for these programs. This is a great opportunity for family, friends, neighbors, and alumni to support our program. 

Thank you for your donation and continued support.   


McLean County Unit Dist 5 Music Parents Association 

Do Your Holiday Shopping While Supporting Your Local Music Students

The holidays will here before you know it!  There are several ways that you can get your holiday shopping done while supporting your local music students and programs.

NCHS Ironmen Bands Annual Craft and Vendor Show

Saturday, Nov 12
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Find out more about the event and activities planned in this flyer.

Normal West Bands Fall Craft Show

Saturday, Nov 19
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

You can go to the Normal West Bands website for more information.

Online Holiday Shopping through Amazon

You can help support our organization every time you shop through AmazonSmile, at no cost to you.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com.  The added bonus is that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price when you select ‘Mclean County Unit Dist 5 Music Parents Association’ before you begin shopping.

You can get more information about the AmazonSmile program here.

Meetings dates for 2016-2017 (Updated)

Add these dates to your calendar for the Unit 5 Music Parents monthly meetings:

  • August 30, 2016
  • September 27, 2016
  • October 25, 2016
  • November 29, 2016
  • February 28, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 25, 2017
  • May 23, 2017

The meetings will be held at the Normal Community West High School from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  You can also look for these meetings on the Unit 5 Music Parents Facebook page under Events and RSVP to attend there.