It’s Giving Tuesday and there’s still time to give the gift of music…

Any gift given to Nathan Hale Music Boosters this Giving Tuesday (TODAY!) will make a HUGE difference for our music program.

Your direct donations go directly to support opportunities for our students to be able to attend music festivals and special events, have instruments and sheet music to play, opportunities to learn from expert clinicians, and much more.

The suggested donation is $100 per family, but any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. (Don’t forget employer matches! They really add up.)


1. Follow this link to the online donation center (managed by the Alliance for Education) and complete the form.
The designated recipient should be auto-filled as: Nathan Hale Music Boosters – 02214. After submitting, you should receive an email receipt within seconds.

2. Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. This can double your impact! Make the match through your human resources department. (Please also forward your email receipt (the one you received in step 2) to our co-treasurer, Carmen Brady @ bradyc888 who will track your match to make sure it comes through.

3. Forward this email to any and all friends, family, and extended community members who might be willing to support our music program.

NOTE: If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Alliance for Education/Nathan Hale Music” and add “02214-Nathan Hale Music” in the memo/notes line. Put it in an envelope addressed to the attention of our Fundraising Chair, Jennifer Barrón, and send it to school with your kid to give to their music teacher.

THANK YOU for your support! Learn more about our program and upcoming events at:


The NHHS Music Boosters

Dan Rowe in action!
Seeking volunteers to help this Thursday, Nov. 8, for Hale Jazz Night!
  • Show time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm PST (set up around 6:30)
  • Location: Hale High School PAC and lobby
As with all our performances, Music Boosters is sponsoring a bake sale to raise some needed funds and build community. In addition to treats, we traditionally also offer delicious Banh Mi sandwiches for those who might need/want a little substance.
We need a variety of volunteer roles filled, such as baking/buying a treat and bringing it before the show; setting up the tables, etc.; servicing the tables before, during intermission and after the show; cleaning up; picking up Banh Mi sandwiches, etc.
Jen Barron set up the following signup form. Check it out and reach out to her if you have any questions at
We ask that any items donated be labeled with nuts, nut free, gluten free, etc. so we can accommodate all diets.
Whether or not your kid is in the show, if you’re a music parent, consider helping out. It’s a great way to meet people and hear some wonderful music!
Thanks for your help! It takes a village.

Highlights from Oct. 2 Boosters Meeting

    • Purpose: open house to welcome music families, introduce Music Boosters (which operates through the Alliance for Education), and encourage participation
    • In Attendance: more than 35 parents (biggest turnout in years!)
    • Music teachers and programs introduced:
      • Dan Rowe – jazz band
      • Erica Ewell – vocal jazz and concert choir
      • Katrina Sibicky (sick and not able to attend) – wind ensemble and orchestras
    •  Music Boosters Board members introduced:
      • Caroline Price – chair
      • Matt and Carmen Brady – co-treasurers
      • Sue Coldwell – secretary
      • Tracy Patton – communications (actively recruiting for several roles: webmaster, social media director, community outreach, and/or school communications)
      • Jennifer Barron – fundraising (actively recruiting to help with various events, signup genius, bake sales)
      • Able to help out in any capacity? Please email
    • Parent introductions and Q&A
    • Special guest: Karen Iglitzin, a college adviser and music consultant who helps students plan for college
    • Upcoming events:
      • Chipotle fundraiser – Oct. 
      • Vocal concert – Oct. 25
      • Jazz concert – Nov. 8
      • Barnes & Noble fundraiser – Dec. 8
      • Next scheduled meeting: Nov. 13 (meetings will generally be held 2nd Tuesday of the month, with a few exceptions)

*Complete meeting minutes available upon request.

Eat Dinner @ Chipotle, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5-9 p.m.!

Easy, FUN way to support our growing music program!

Make dinner a selfless act simply by eating at Chipotle! Proceeds will be donated to Nathan Hale Music (band, orchestra, jazz, choir).

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Eat @ Chipotle on Tuesday, October 16, 5-9 p.m. at Northgate Mall (401 NE Northgate Way, Suite 1119)

*Be sure to tell cashier that you want your purchase to support Nathan Hale Music.

THANKS for your participation and helping to spread the word!

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Tonight at 7 p.m.: Welcome Meeting for All Music Families

Hi, everyone! Just a friendly reminder to stop by the school tonight to meet our most wonderful music teachers and the new volunteer board members of our Music Boosters. We want to welcome all music families to another great year of orchestra, band, choir, and jazz, answer any questions you might have, and let you know how you can get involved and help make our program the best it can be.

What: Welcome Night for All Music Families

When: Tonight! Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

Where: Nathan Hale Band Room (park in the teachers’ lot and enter the doors on the west side of the building)

Thanks! We’re still working on refining this year’s email list, so apologies in advance if you are mistakenly included in this list.


All Music Families Invited!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a welcome meeting for all families of band, orchestra, and jazz students. You’ll have a chance to hear what’s planned for the music program this year and meet the teachers and volunteers who make it happen. Come! It will be fun!

We confirmed the new details:

What: Welcome Night for All Music Families

When: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

Where: Nathan Hale Band Room

Fun, Easy Volunteer Opportunity!

Hello Drama and Music Boosters,
The NHCO will be doing a “packet stuffing ” this Friday (Sept. 7) at 9am in the library. This packet will go out to all students. If you have a info flyer or donation request letter that you would like to be included , please have your copies (1250) in the library by 9am on Friday. Thanks for any and all participation!
Cindy Klein
NHHS Volunteer Coordinator