Upcoming Fundraisers!

Marcus Movie Tickets and Gift Cards: 8/1-14 orders distributed at 8/28 Football Game after halftime.
Marcus Fundraiser Info
Marcus Fundraiser Order Form
Barnes and Noble Book Fair with Student Performances: Portion of all sales 8/23/15 at the Orland Park Barnes and Noble will benefit the music program including drinks from their Starbucks B&N Cafe! Parents can turn in copies of their reciepts with their students name and id # printed on EACH one for a credit towards their student accounts!
Barnes and Noble Book Fair Flyer
Barnes and Noble Coupons
Century- 8/18-8/31: Rep will be visiting ALL student music classes on 8/18 for the sale info!

Oberweis Celebrity Scooper Night – 5/19/2015

oberweis celebrity scooper night

2015-2016 Band Forms

Please fill out all of the following forms for the 2015-2016 School Year. These forms are for all members, new and returning.

They should be filled out by 5/22/15. The links will be taken down after that date!

Fill Out the VJA Band Student Information Sheet.

Fill Out the VJA Band Uniform Measurement Sheet.

Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 Music Parents board!

Craig Siano, President
Mike Yore, 1st Vice President
Kelly Cavaretta, 2nd Vice President
Tom Brown, Treasurer
Carrie Rooy as Secretary

THANK YOU to the outgoing senior parents Mario Nicasio, Mary Kay Kinnerk and Sherry Balestri.

Updated Music Parent Meeting minutes can be found under Meeting Minutes.


2015 Music Parents Golf Outing

golfouting2015The 5th Annual Victor J. Andrew Music Parents Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, June 7th at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.

Playing in the golf outing is an enjoyable way to contribute to the music program. We encourage you to contact your family, friends, co-workers and sign up a foursome. This is a fun way to meet other band parents, play golf and feel good about contributing. You’ll be glad you participated.

Proceeds benefit the General Music Fund.

Please call Mario Nicasio @ 219-405-3859 -or- Sandro D’Andrea 708-906-8064 with any questions.

Download the 2015 Golf Outing Flyer

2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast

Hello Students and Parents,

The Andrew Music Parents are selling tickets to our 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast being held Sunday, March 15 from 8:00 – 11:00am. Your student should have brought home 5 tickets for this fundraiser. These tickets are for admission to the Pancake Breakfast as well as a raffle chance to win a mini iPad. Winners need not be present.

Pancake Breakfast tickets may also be purchased at the door, however all advance ticket sales are required for each music student. All monies raised will go towards supporting the costs associated with the Andrew Music Department. The ticket costs are as follows:

  • $6.00 in advance
  • $8.00 at the door
  • Children 2 and under are free

All money and ticket stubs with the buyer’s information must be turned in no later than March 13 to the yellow box in the band room or to Mr. Moan in the choir room. Please fill out all required information on the ticket. Tickets without the required information will not be considered in the raffle.

Only the portion of the ticket that was filled out should be returned in the envelope to the (yellow box in the band room or to Mr. Moan in choir.) The rest of the ticket is needed to receive the meal.

Students from the two jazz groups, jazz choir and a combo group will be performing during the pancake breakfast as well as a special performance by Sugar Rush! There will also be a visit from the “Bunny”, face painting and tattoos for the youngsters.
Please contact Ann Nowocin at ann.nowocin13@gmail.com for any parent who would like to volunteer for this event. Her phone number is (708) 296-3684.

Volunteer opportunities start at 6:45am – 12:00pm (shifts available)

Students should sign up in Mrs. Balestri’s office (community service, across from guidance) if you would like to volunteer and get service hours. The many opportunities will be setting tables, refilling beverages, cleaning tables, face painting, tattoos, bunny helpers and misc. duties assigned by Mrs. Balestri and staff. Mrs. Balestri will take music students as volunteers until Wednesday and then the volunteers will be opened up to the general student body!

We are also looking for donations to the raffles that occur during the breakfast. If you or your employer can donate a raffle item, please contact Ann Nowocin immediately.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Pancake 2015 Flyer 00103-15-2015 Pancake Breakfast: Tickets going home with Students on Wednesday 3/4. All music students required to sell 5 tickets minimum. BUT, the student who sells the most will win a prize!

03-18-2015 Panera Night: Flyer must be presented when ordering for Andrew Music to get credit! Click image below and print.

Panera Fundraising Night 001

Spring Craft Fair Volunteers

Hello Music Parents and Students

Please view the attached flyer for the VJA Music Parents Spring Craft Show! Volunteers are a vital part of our number one fundraiser for the music program. Please consider volunteering for at least one shift over the 3 days. Thank you to Eileen Brown for coordinating the adult volunteers.

Students, please sign up for volunteer hours in the community service office at school. Mrs. Balestri will ask what day and shift you would like to volunteer. If you sign up, please show up. Student helpers are also a vital part of this program!

There will be a Music Parent Meeting on Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 pm in the choir room. Please mark this on your calendar!

Download 2015 VJA Music Parents Spring Craft Show

Winter Percussion Preview Show

AP Preview Show

Support the Winter Guard!

Come out to Support our Winter Guard! The first color guard competition is this Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Naperville North High School located at 899 Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60563. Their performance time is scheduled for 12:26. Hope to see you there!