NCHS Bands: Dine to Donate @ Portillo’s

Bring in this flyer or show it on your smartphone and 20% of the proceeds will benefit NORMAL COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

August 20, 2020
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
at the Portillo’s located at:
202 Landmark Drive, Normal, IL 61761

We look forward to seeing you there!

PDF NCHS Bands Flyer for August 20, 2020


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



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!

2019-2020 Meeting Times and Dates!

We have a new board and we have the dates/times for next year’s meetings already to go! It has been a great 2018-2019 school year. We wish you all a fantastic summer and look forward to doing great things for the Unit 5 Music programs for the 2019-2020 school year!

NCWHS: 2019

  • Tuesday, August 27 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, September 24 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, October 22 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, November 19 @6:30 PM (please note  this is the 3rd Tuesday and this meeting is going to be in the Senior Cafe)

NCHS: 2020

  • Tuesday, January 28 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, February 25 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, April 28 @6:30 PM in the IMC
  • Tuesday, May 19 @6:30 (please note  this is the 3rd Tuesday) in the IMC

Unit 5 Music Public Fundraiser Calendar

Pubic Unit 5 Music Fundraising Calendar (Public Link):

This idea was well received and has begun being used. A embedded calendar is also on the U5MP website: This is designed to help all departments “see” the bigger picture of what is going on with public fundraising for the other departments so we on’t have an overlap with days or locations.

We agreed that the position of the U5MP Secretary will manage and organize this in conjunction with the creation of Facebook Events and Website posts. It is suggested that Holly Johnson (current U5MP Secretary) at be included in the final communications about any upcoming fundraising events so it can be added to the PUBLIC calendar, a FB event can be created and also added to the U5MP website with links to any flyers needed or required. If any person or department ALSO wants to continue using their own department calendar for any PUBLIC fundraising opportunities, please continue to do so and just let Holly know.  The other calendars can be duplicated to the PUBLIC one and only a small fraction will be witness to duplicates, and that way the SAME information will continued to be offered.

Other fundraiser information that is not a public events such as band cheesecake orders or fruit orders are not needed for this calendar. This is for what we advertise to the public with FB Events and other external marketing. Please continue any internal marketing as is with the fundraisers that are student driven.

Please take a moment and subscribe to this Google Calendar. OR please visit this calendar before scheduling any PUBLIC fundraising events such as Dine to Donates.