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 

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: 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.

Normal West Bands: Dine to Donate @ Chipolte (Main Street, Normal)

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Normal West High School Bands. Come in to the Chipotle at 701 S Main St Ste A in Normal on Monday, October 12th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Bring in this 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 West High School Bands.

Use code TJ6VGX8 before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

2020-2021 Meeting Times and Dates

Welcome to the Unit 5 Music Parents 2020-2021 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! All meetings will be held with ZOOM and links will be sent out a few days before the meeting. 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.

2020-2021 Meeting Dates (1st Tuesday of Month at 6:30 PM)

  • September 1, 2020
  • October 6, 2020
  • November 3, 2020
  • December 1, 2020
  • February 2, 2021
  • March 2, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • May 4, 2021

2020-2021 Unit 5 Music Parents Board

President – Karen Fryer,
Vice President – Glen Simpson,
Treasurer (NCWHS) – Mary Robinson,
Assistant Treasurers (NCHS) – Vicki Trimpe, and Susan Messman,
Secretary – Holly Johnson,

NMB: Dine to Donate at Monical’s Pizza (all three locations)

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 the designated organization.  




2103 N. Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704

718 S. Eldorado
Bloomington, IL 61704

1219 S. Main
Normal, IL 61761