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Friday, November 3, 2023

Extravaganza Information & Concession Volunteers for Saturday

U5 Music Extravaganza Update

The Unit 5 Music Extravaganza is the 2023 concert and fundraiser sponsored by the Unit 5 Music Departments and the McLean County Unit 5 Music Parents Association (U5MP). We hold an online fundraiser along with the students offering a wonderful night of musical performances at each high school. Our talented students get to showcase their talents with musical performances on the following days:


Monday, 11/13/23 at Normal Community High School, 5 pm

  • Jurassic Grill and A to Z Catering food trucks will be in attendance
  • A merchandise vendor will be on site with items ready to customize and take home!

Your generous financial donation will be distributed evenly between all Unit 5 band, orchestra, and choir programs at the junior high and high school levels.


Our programs desperately need your financial support and every donation helps! All donations made to U5MP are deductible charitable donations and you will receive a receipt for your donation.


Your donations help to support the music programs with the following expenses:

  • Music purchases (one piece of music costs up to $150)
  • Classroom essentials like music stands, stools, risers, etc.
  • New instruments and repairs
  • Supply needs for at risk students
  • Uniform cleaning
  • Concerts
  • Accompanists


Here is the link to the online fundraiser: https://fnd.us/b2IPx6?ref=sh_0AhZIc


Please share this fundraising campaign with your friends, neighbors, family, and alumni who enjoy hearing our young musicians!


Thank you for your donation and support to keep our music programs going!


Unit 5 Music Parents Association

Extravaganza Volunteers Needed

Please take a moment to review the Sign-Up for the event and consider ways in which you could lend a hand. Each Sign-Up also lists the schedule of performances so you can ensure you don’t miss your student!  
Thank you for your consideration. We are so excited to showcase the musical talents of Unit 5! 
Thank you in advance for your help! https://tinyurl.com/mrx2csr4

NCHS Orchestra Extravaganza Schedule:

Date:  Monday, Nov. 13th
Location:  NCHS Auditorium
Time:  5:30 performance (students will have rehearsal after school and should plan on staying after school until the performance)
Dress:  New black short-sleeve orchestra t-shirt and jeans
Personnel:  Required event for all orchestras

ILMEA Update

Please have your ILMEA student keep their eyes on Google Classroom as information will start to appear soon.  We'll be collecting money for lunch, verifying students have rides home, posting directions to the event and all student info/schedules, etc. 

Football Playoff Concession Stand

We are in need of some last minute volunteers to fill in at the concession stand for tomorrow's playoff football game (Sat 11/4).  Any Europe participants will have the funds put into their trip account.  For those not going on the trip, the money will come back to the orchestra and choir program.  Click here for the Signup Genius to volunteer