August 5, 2016

My Fellow Fans of Raider Music,

I can hardly believe that it is already August, and we’re rapidly preparing for the 2016-17 school year. As the new president of the BHS Music Boosters, first allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Bill Spengler. This is my third year serving the Boosters, having previously done turns as VP of Operations and co-chair of the Band Chaperones committee. My oldest daughter, Abigail, is a junior this year. She plays trombone in both concert and jazz ensembles, and sings in two choirs. My wife Mary and I have two more on their way up, playing in the Jane Addams band and dreaming of their turn as a Raider. I occasionally drag out the horn I played in high school, but find myself better suited these days to supporting others making great music. I believe strongly that music performance is an important part of our culture and community, and that music education makes our children better overall students and citizens.
I am honored to have been asked to lead the BHS Music Boosters for the upcoming two years. I am proud to be affiliated with such a dedicated organization. Our outgoing President, Nicki Fagust has set a high bar; fortunately she’s agreed to serve as our VP of Operations. Together with the other members of our executive board, and our many talented, hard-working committee chairs, I look to continue the legacy of growing the organization and supporting our children.
We have an exciting fall in front of us:
Marching season is underway, with football games, parades and competitions just around the corner

·      Concerts start in late October

·      Madrigal Dinner in early December is a spectacular event in the Renaissance tradition

·      We culminate 2016 with our fabulous annual holiday concerts

Please refer to the Google calendar for a complete view of music activities.
We are always in need of volunteers for these events and activities, and encourage you to join us. We’re also always looking for more talent and creativity within the Booster organization. We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the choir room. Come to a meeting, check us out, and find where you’d like to be involved.  Don’t forget to join the Music Boosters as an official member. Your membership gets you and your immediate household (plus grandparents) into all of your child’s concerts (except Holiday Concerts and football games) for free! Consider joining for two years and save even more. Also remember to get your Spirit Wear! It’s a great way to show support! We recently started taking online orders, or you can find our Spirit Wear team set up at most of our events.

Warm regards,
Bill Spengler