Music Foundation News


Marriotts Ridge High School Music Foundation is sponsoring a NEW fundraiser!

We are selling Racine Danish Kringles, just in time for the holidays and winter break!

Racine Danish Kringles are 22 oz. handmade flaky, buttery Danish Kringle oval pastries filled with the highest quality fruit, nut or gourmet fillings and baked to perfection! They will come ready to eat OR they can be kept frozen for up to 6 months! They make wonderful gifts to bring to family and friends when visiting, not to mention are a tasty breakfast to wake up to on a cold, winter morning or as an afternoon treat.

Check out our Racine Danish Kringle page for more information.

Racine Danish Kringles

Winter Concerts - December 13 & 14, 2017

Concerts Begin at 7:00 pm

Tickets will be sold at the door, $5/person or $20/family, and are good for both performance nights. If you have contributed to the Music Foundation as a Family or Business Patron, you may have complimentary tickets you received in the mail (don't forget to bring them!)

Schedule of Performances 

We ask that you stay for the whole concert as our students have worked very hard to prepare for these wonderful shows!

Wednesday, Dec 13th:

Percussion Ensemble

Women's Ensemble

Madrigal Singers

Concert String Orchestra

Concert Band

Thursday, Dec 14th:

Concert Choir

Symphony String Orchestra

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphony Orchestra

Combined Choir, Symphony Orchestra Finale

Concert Attire

Concert attire is being distributed this week. All gowns, palazzo pants, and dress pants have unfinished hems and are made very long. Families will need to have these pieces hemmed before the winter concerts in mid-December. 

 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 positions/chairs open for
the 2017-18 school year! We are currently looking for individuals to Chair our Cluster Concert in January and Publicity throughout the 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 November 2nd 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:
2016 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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