Tonight’s Music Parents Meeting CANCELLED! (4/14/2014)

Due to a scheduling conflict tonight’s Music Parents Meeting has been cancelled.  We will be rescheduling for later this month and will advise as to the new date and time.  Thank you.

Congrats Andrew Percussion – Scholastic A gold medalist at the 2014 WGI Percussion World Championships

AP 2014 - Gold

Golf Outing First Meeting – Monday (4/7)

It looks as if spring has finally decided to make it’s appearance and that means that it’s time to start getting things rolling for this year’s golf outing. If you have participated as a volunteer before we need you back. If you have never volunteered before because you have been waiting for the easiest, funnest event to help with then this is it! The staff at Silver Lake CC does all the real work during the event. We’re just there to have fun!

As you may or may not know, this is one of our major fundraiser of the year benefiting all of the music programs at V.J. Andrew H.S. It helps to reduce all of the fees we pay for all of the many music programs your kids enjoy.

We will have our first meeting this coming Monday April 7th at 7 PM in the band room.

Please come out if your just curious and have a few questions or if you’ve already worked one of the last three outings and are planning on helping again. We need to know who is interested and let you know what we need to get done. Any help that you can offer is greatly needed!

Thank You,
Mario & Rich
Golf Outing Chairmen

VJA Colorguard Circuit Champions!!!

Congratulations VJA Colorguard!

Music Department Pancake Breakfast

Hello Students and Parents,

The Andrew Music Parents are selling tickets to our 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast being held Sunday, April 6th 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 40″ LCD TV.  Winners need not be presePancake 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 Wednesday, April 2nd 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 TV 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.  There will also be a visit from the “Bunny”, face painting and tattoos for the youngsters.

Please contact Ann Nowocin at for any parents who would like to volunteer for this event.

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 Mr. Iwinski or Mr. Moan.

Thank you for your help and we look forward to a successful FIRST Pancake Breakfast!

Midwest Colorguard Circuit Championships

color guard

VJA Music Parents Pancake Breakfast

pancake breakfastSunday, April 6, 2014
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Victor J. Andrew High School
Andrew Commons Area
9001 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park
Tickets $6 in advance; $8 at the door
Every ticket purchased is an automatic entry in grand prize 40″ LCD TV
Pancakes, Raffles, Student Performances and Visit with the Bunny!
Tickets/Info (708) 296-3684
Sponsored by the House of Music, Illinois Retina and Cupcake Entertainment
Fundraiser efforts benefit all student music programs.

New Scrip Card Coordinator

Due to my increase with other commitments the Scrip Card program will be handled by Jenni Raddatz. The transition will take place over the next few weeks and I will still be working with her during this time although the card pick ups will most likely be from her home. The last order from the 28th of February has arrived and will be available for pick up shortly. Jenni will notify those of you which have cards order when they are ready as to when and where to pick them up from. If you need to reach her you can do that by calling her cell phone number of 708-567-0596 or you can still call me at the number below.

Thank You,
Mario Nicasio
Phone: 219-405-3859