Music Foundation News

 Ever wonder what it costs to maintain an award-winning high school music department? Parents often ask "Why do we run so many fundraisers?"  Howard County budgeted $4,033 for our 2017-18 MRHS Music department which is then divided among the 3 areas: Choral, Orchestra, and Band, according to their needs and expenditures. This is slightly less than 10% of the ACTUAL budget needed to break even! We need to ask our community to help us fill in the rest of funds needed so that we can provide our Directors and Students with all they require. 

We hope that we can count on YOU to help us by donating to our Patron program. If you have a business, please consider donating to our Business Patron program. In return, we will place an ad for your company on our website and in our concert programs. 


Please read as we have UPDATED information

We are using a new Student Accounts program called Charms. Directors have provided each student information on how to provide your data. 

96% of our music students have logged into Charms to update their information.

If you have not done so, please do this immediately. Also, if you have issues logging in, contact Joy Altenburg.


Instructions on how you can pay for your student's outstanding financial obligations can be found here

We currently have MRHS Music Spirit Wear available for sale as well as magnets, and ornaments. Concert tickets will also be made available via our Charms Online Store. You will find information on how to access our online store here

Please note that all payments on Charms are done using PayPay which will assess a 3% fee/donation to cover the expenses incurred by the Music Foundation for PayPal. You may still pay for your student's financial obligations or items ordered through the store by check. Online store orders will not be delivered to the student until the check is received in the black box outside the Fine Arts office.

More information can found at our website.


We have Board Member positions and committee chair openings for
the 2018-19 school year!
Use our NEW Signup Genius to learn more about these positions and others that we have available!

Your voice matters!!
Please join us for our Music Foundation meetings which are held the first Thursday of each month and are open to the public. Our next meeting is on January 11th at 7:00 pm in the Student Services office. We hope that you will join us and find out how you can become involved.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Music Foundation. 

Looking for the 
2017-2018 Calendar?

It's now in Charms!

Do you Shop on Amazon???

Click on the link below the picture to logon thru Smile Amazon and .5% of your purchases will be credited to the Music Foundation through Amazon's Smile Program!!

Click on link below to download the handbook and print student forms:
2017-18 Music Handbook

Music Foundation Board

President: Deb Jeffries
Vice President: Ingrid Holzman
Treasurer: Sharon Stewart
Secretary: Kristine Jacobs
Member At Large: Kim Murphy
Student Accounts Mgr: Joy Altenburg

Many thanks to the board members and the many committee members and volunteers for your service to the music students of MRHS!

Question about your Student Account Balance?

Contact Joy Altenburg

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