2021-2022 Meeting Times and Dates

Welcome to the Unit 5 Music Parents 2021-2022 School Year!

We have a some 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, Holly Johnson (see email below) and we will get you on our distribution list.

Normal WEST [in the IMC]
August 23, 2021 – 7:00-8:30PM
September 27, 2021 – 7:00-8:30PM
October 25, 2021 – 7:00-8:30PM
November 15, 2021 – 7:00-8:30PM

Normal COMMUNITY [in the IMC]
January 24, 2022 – 7:00-8:30PM
February 28, 2022 – 7:00-8:30PM
March 28, 2022 – 7:00-8:30PM
April 25, 2022 – 7:00-8:30PM
May 23, 2022 – 7:00-8:30PM

2021-2022 Board
President – Karen Fryer
Vice President – Glen Simpson
Treasurer – Vicki Trimpe
Assistant Treasurer – Robyn Wenzel
Secretary – Holly Johnson

New CPA Firm for 2021-2022 School Year

In addition to looking for a new Assistant Treasurer, we are also in search of a new CPA to conduct our annual audits, beginning next summer for the 2021-2022 school year. Our current CPA firm was obtained through a parent volunteer and provided a STEEP discount. Please refer to the February meeting minutes we sent in preparation for the March 2 meeting for additional details.
As you share a call to action for the assistant treasurer position, please also add the information that we are looking for a new CPA to complete the Unit 5 Music Parents annual audit at a reduced rate or volunteer basis. Questions, inquiries, proposals  can be directed to me at 309-275-5603 or unit5musicparents.com.
Thank you!

Karen Fryer
President U5MP

NMB: Dine to Donate @ Red Robin (TO GO ONLY)

Fundraiser Date: Monday, October 12, 2020
Fundraiser Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
Hosting Restaurant: 107 South Veterans Parkway, Normal, IL, 61761

Red Robin will give 20% of To-Go food sales back to Normal Marching Band

  1. On the night of the Spirit Night, please place your To-Go orders by following these steps:
  2. Go to: order.redrobin.com and select the restaurant below.
  3. Click on “Fundraisers” tab & add a “Fundraiser” to your order
  4. Add the name of your organization to the Special Instructions section of the order.
  5. Select your items & checkout.
  6. When you arrive at Red Robin, pull into a designated curbside spot & call the phone number on the sign.
  7. Our Team Members will bring your order your car.

Support Week FOR Carl’s Ice Cream: Week of April 20 – 24th

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SUPPORT CARL’S ICE CREAM on College Avenue

WEEK OF April 20 – 24th

PJHS is sponsoring a Dine to Support Night for Carl’s Ice Cream on College Ave. We were scheduled to have a Dine to Donate Night next week, but in light of the current circumstances I have decided to turn it into a Dine to Support Night. I sent the following message to my band families…..
Please consider ordering carry out from Carl’s Ice Cream located on College Avenue any day next week. They have supported us for many years and this shut down has really hurt their business. Since they have always been there for us, I would like to take this opportunity to help them. If every family could support them by ordering take out from them once next week – that would be great! It would be difficult for them to service all of us on one day, so they have requested that we spread out through the week to make it more convenient for all.
Please consider helping by eating a meal from Carl’s Ice Cream next week! The food and ice cream are delicious!  
Jennifer Bolton
Band Director at PJHS

Supporting Through Spaghetti

Unit 5 Music Parents’ annual Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser was held at Normal Community West High School on November 4th and Normal Community High School on November 11th. U5MP supports all music programs in Unit 5’s Junior High and High School which include Band, Choir and Orchestra. (this also includes 5th grade band and orchestra that meet at the Jr. High) During these 2 events all the programs give a concert to showcase their talents and for some, it is the first concert of the year!
 
ISU News 10 sent out ISU student Ian Roberds to film and interview at the Normal Community event on November 11th.
 
HUGE thank you to ISU News 10 for this but also to all the directors, students, parents, volunteers, administration and family support that make these events successful!