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]

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

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



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