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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out the dates of meetings, concerts and other Music Department events?
You can access the Fine Arts Calendar by going to the "Calendar Page" on the Music Dept Wiki. You can either download the calendar or add the Google Calendar to your own by clicking on the +Google Calendar button at the bottom of the page.
Who can attend the Music Booster meetings?
All Music Department parents are welcome to attend our meetings.
How do I receive reimbursement from the Music Boosters?
Instructions can be found on the "From the Treasurer Page" of the Music Wiki
Regarding concert ticket sales, at what time does the box office open to begin selling tickets?
Box office staff should be ready to begin ticket sales at least 1/2 hour prior to the start of the concert at 7 pm. In the past, the box office opened at 6:30 pm as well as the auditorium. This can be changed provided there is help to accomplish any changes.
Notice of mandatory parent meetings.
The directors send notices home via the students at the beginning of school.
The meeting announcements are included in the Department Policies and Procedures document that was signed and returned. Please make sure your student gives you this document.
As a department, we realize that sending announcements home via "backpack express" does not usually work. Please subscribe to the RHS Music list serve by sending a blank email to
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If a student needs to exchange a dress due to size, who do we contact?
The Concert Attire chair is Doreen Nionakis. Please email her at email@example.com.
Does my student owe any outstanding fees?
If you want to inquire about your student's account, please contact the Treasurer, Mr. Mcghie, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the amount and purpose of the "reserve funds"? How did we get to have so much money in reserve when the Music Booster are a non-profit organization?
The "reserve funds" have accumulated over the past several years due to either less spending/expenses than expected or earning more income/fundraising than anticipated. In addition, each student's individual account is reflected "off budget" as part of these reserves. The board considers the student account amount as "incumbered funds" meaning that they are not ours to spend. Above the amount for student funds are "booster funds". These are unincumbered funds. These booster funds in reserve are part of the long-term planning for replacement of necessary items. Part of these funds will be used this year to purchase tuxedos for the men in the music department. A portion of these funds are set aside for marching band uniform replacement as well as future tuxedo replacement. Lastly, the main purpose of the reserve funds, aside from those incumbered as student accounts, is to provide immediate purchase power to the director for needed items, such as needed instruments or instrument replacement. These funds are NOT to used as part of the Annual Operating Budget nor are they to be used towards the annual Spring Trip. The Spring Trip has a budget unto itself and is not part of the fundraising and program expenses that comprise the Annual Operating Budget. At present, the amount of funds in reserve is approximately $35,000. These funds are held in a high-yield interest-bearing account until needed.
Will there be a make-up meeting for parents who can not attend the initial meeting?
Yes, the directors schedule make-up meetings. Please refer to the calendar on the RHS Music Wiki OR the Department Policies and Procedures document.
What are the plans for Spring Trip 2014?
Still have questions? Please email the RHS Music Booster's President, Chris Armstrong @ email@example.com.
If you want a personal reply, please state so or provide an phone number. If your question might benefit the group, it will be posted here with the answer. Your question will be rephrased so that personal or identifying information is not revealed.
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