What we purchased in 2016-2017
 

  • Drum major camp (Smith Walbridge) for one student

  • Color guard camp (Smith Walbridge) for one student

  • KHS Madrigal camp

  • KHS Marching Band Competition at Western Illinois University (box lunches for bus trip)

  • White plumes for the new Marching Band uniforms

  • Donation towards Parallel costumes for KHS Color Guard

  • ILMEA All-State Conference meal money for 20 students

  •  Student scholarships for Harter MS and KHS students

  • 8th grade/KHS Choir Festival (provided meal)

  • Costumes for KHMS musical, "The Little Mermaid"

  • Digital bodypack wireless system for KHMS theater

  • Festival Disney trip support for KHS band and choir members

  • Boss RC 30 Phrase looper pedal & 15 ft. Pro CO EG-15 excellines instrument cable for 6th grade jazz band

  • Funding for the MidKnight Special to perform at Cougars game

  • Peavey KB3 60 watt 1x12" keyboard amp, Gator 88 Note keyboard gig bag, Yamaha BB1 padded wooden piano bench, Yamaha FC4A assignable piano sustain foot pedal, Knox adjustable double X keyboard stand for KHS choirs

  • End-of-year awards for KHS band & choir student

What we purchased in 2015-2016

  • Drum major camp (Smith Walbridge) for two KHS band students

  • Color guard camp (Smith Walbridge) for one KHS color guard student

  • Student scholarships for Harter & KHS students (14 total)

  • KHS Madrigal Camp

  • Microphones and a sound mixer for KHS band

  • KHS Marching Band Competition at U of I (box lunches for bus trip)

  • Funding for Harter Jazz Band to attend the New Trier Jazz Festival

  • ACDA National Choir fees for two KHS choir students

  • ILMEA All-State Conference meal stipend for three KHS choir students

  • Hunger Games costumes for KHS Color Guard (portion of funds)

  • Stools for Harter Middle School 7th/8th grade jazz band

  • Electric keyboard for Harter Jazz Band

  • New backdrop for KHS auditorium (KHS Theatre request)

  • KHS choir riser (split cost with KHS)

  • Support for New York trip for KHS Jazz Band & Bella Voce

  • New hybrid electric piano (split purchase with KHMS) for Harter choir

  • Directional headsets and mics for Harter theatre

  • Funding for Harter Mid-Knight Special to perform at Cougars game

  • Tablecloths for 6th grade band program

  • Portable amplifier for KHS theatre

  • Display board for KHS Choir / Madrigals

  • Madrigal bass costume materials

  • 8th Grade / KHS Choral Festival (dinner for students)

  • Concert tuxedos for KHS Madrigals

  • Condenser mics, keyboard amp, Boss volume pedal, instrument mics, electronic percussion pad & PDP concept series throne for KHS band

  • Wenger racks for KHS choir tuxedos

  • End-of year awards for KHS band & choir students

What we purchased in 2014-2015

  • Funding for the Mid-Knight Special to perform at the Cougars game

  • Expenses for the 8th grade / KHS choir festival        

  • Keyboard Combo Amplifier (Harter band program)      

  • Two-way shelf speakers (Harter band program)

  • Funding for Harter Jazz Band to attend the New Trier High School Jazz Festival      

  • Sheet music for Harter       

  • Costumes for the KHS production of Shrek, the Musical       

  • KHS Marching Band Competition at ISU (catering expenses)

  • Guest clinician Phil Brown for KHS band

  • Disney trip for KHS band & choir  

  • Percussion instruments and drum stand for KHS, and a new bass amp for the KHS Jazz Band  

  • Northern Illinois Big XII Band Festival (hospitality for guest clinicians)       

  • End-of-year awards for KHS band & choir students

  • KHS Madrigal camp  

  • KHS concert dresses    

  • Dish caddy for Madrigal dinner       

  • KHS band uniform tags      

  • Student scholarships for Harter & KHS students    

  • Smith Walbridge drum major camp for two students (partial payment)     

  • Licensing for the music for the fall 2015 KHS Marching Band field show, The Hunger Games 

  • KHS Choir garment bags

  • KHS Choir music folders    

  • ACDA National Choir fees for two students 

  • ILMEA All-State Conference (meals for students attending)

  • KHS Band Raincoats (through a private donation)

What we purchased in 2013-2014

 

  • Annual end-of-year music awards

  • Scholarships for individual students in grades 6-11 for band, choir and theatre, Drum Majors and Madrigal camp

  • Funding for KHS Madrigal trip to Ireland

  • New plumes for KHS Marching Knights (with private donation)

  • New podium for KHS Marching Knights

  • Luncheon for KHS Marching Knights at annual field show competition

  • Meals for the KHS students attending ILMEA in Peoria

  • Funding for the Jazz Band’s trip to the ILMEA Conference in Peoria

  • Dinner for the students attending the KHS/8th grade students at the Choral Workshop

  • Assistance with funding for costumes for Seussical, Jr.

  • Funding for the Treble Choir and MidKnight Special to perform at the Kane County Cougars game