Music Foundation News

Welcome to the MRHS Music Foundation

Winter Concerts

W-Th, Dec 15th & 16th

Admission $5 each or Family for $20

Remember our $100+ Family Patrons get complementary tickets!

Whole-Note (2)

Concertmaster (4)

Maestro (6)

Here's How to Become a Patron!

Poinsettia Pickup after Winter Concerts!

We will use the plants purchased to decorate the Auditorium and areas surrounding the stage for our Winter Concerts (Wednesday December 15th and Thursday December 16th). All plants purchased can be taken home DIRECTLY after the concert on the 16th.

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Our Cash Card Sales are up and running!

Purchase Weis or Giant gift cards and 5% of the value of the card will be credited to your Student's Account in Charms (e.g. - $100 card = $5 Student Credit).

Giant Gift Cards can be redeemed at any of the Giant Food and Pharmacy stores operating in Maryland, Delaware, DC and Virginia. They may also be redeemed at Martin’s, Peapod, and Stop&Shop.

Weis gift cards can be redeemed anywhere in the continental U.S.

More detailed information can be found on the Music website:

Cash Card Form

*Forms are also available in the hanging file next to the black box in the Music Suite.

Below is the schedule for the school year:

Orders are Due on Tuesdays - Distributions on Friday of the same week by the Music Directors. Sales run every other week.

Tuesday Orders:

November 30, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 4, 2022

January 18, 2022

February 1, 2022

February 15, 2022

March 1, 2022

March 15, 2022

March 29, 2022

April 19, 2022

May 3, 2022

May 17, 2022

May 31, 2022

Sewers/Stitchers Needed for Singing Masks!

The Choral Department is looking for volunteers to assist with making Singing Masks for all choral students.

Can you sew, stitch, or wield a pair of scissors???

If so, we'd love to have your assistance!!

We have a parent (Rose Ryon) who has graciously offered to assist with making Singers Masks for all of the choral students. These masks are much more effective than the standard masks worn by most individuals and provide a better vocal experience.

All instructions are available in the Google Drive listed below. Please reach out directly to Ms. Ryon who is leading this effort.

Below is a link to a Google Drive Folder which contains the printable pattern, written instructions, and video tutorial.

Volunteers don’t necessarily have to sew the entire mask. It would be tremendously helpful to have:

1. Someone who can neatly cut out all of the pattern pieces.

2. Volunteers who can sew the 3 separate section pieces of the mask (TOP, BOTTOM, FRONT)

If these items are complete, then I can focus on the more difficult task of assembling the 3 sections together and adding the boning.


Master Sergeant, US Army

High Voice Group Leader, The Soldiers' Chorus

Road Manager, Concert Band/Soldiers' Chorus

The US Army Field Band

4214 Field Band Dr

Ft Meade MD 20755-7055

(717) 515-0220 (cell)

Charleston Wrap (CW) Fundraising!

Check out great gift ideas and support our music programs at the same time!

Here is the Charleston Wrap Gift Idea LookBook!

STUDENTS - Be sure to Register to get credit for CW sales!

(Organization ID 22548)


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Become a Family or Business Patron in our

We appreciate any amount!

To Become a Family or Business Patron, follow these 2 steps:

1. Fill out this Online Form

2. Link to PayPal or Use a Credit Card for payment

Levels for Family Patrons:

Maestro - $500 or more: Includes 6 Complementary Tickets to our Concerts

Concertmaster - $300-$499: Includes 4 Complementary Tickets to our Concerts

Whole Note - $100-$299: Includes 2 Complementary Tickets to our Concerts

Half Note - $50-$99 - Thank you!!

Quarter Note - $25-$49 - Thank you!!

For More Information, Please see our Patron Letter

For our Business Patrons:

Please fill out this form. Thank you!

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors!

Thanks to corporate sponsor

Cobec Consulting, Inc. !


The Music Foundation is searching for volunteers to help support our efforts for the 2021-2022 school year!

There are many opportunites available!

Women's Ensemble Gown Coordinator

Cash Card Sales Co-Coordinator

Choral Cluster Concert Organizer

Concert Attire Co-coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

and many others!

Reference our current directory HERE to see all the various positions/events that you could assist with!

If any of the positions interest you, or if you'd like more information please send us an email:

Jazz Cabaret

Tuesday Dec 21, 7pm

MRHS Atrium

A Wonderful Holiday Music and Food Extravaganza with Performances by:

The Jazz Combo

The Madrigals

The Vocal Ensemble GT

The Jazz Big Band with Star Vocalists!

Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival

Performances on Jan 29, 2022

at Long Reach High School.

Registration Due by Dec 10!

Learn More HERE!

2021-2022 Calendar


Do you Shop on Amazon???

At 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!!


2021-2022 Music Foundation Board

President: Joy AltenburgVice-President: Maxine SaylorRecording Secretary: Krista PattersonTreasurer: Connie HenningsMembers-at-Large: Diana McManus and Kimberly Murphy

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

Next Meeting on

7pm Tuesday, December 14, 2021

in the Student Services Office

Approved Budget

All families are invited to attend the Music Foundation monthly meetings to learn more about what the Music Foundation is involved in and where you can be of service.The meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm (the meeting is usually held in the Student Services office.

Solo & Ensemble

The State Fall 2021 Solo & Ensemble Festival submission window is November 22, 2021 to December 8, 2021 at 11:59pm.


CHARMS and the Music Handbook

Have YOU signed into CHARMS yet??

THIS IS A GRADED ASSIGNMENT FOR YOUR STUDENT and will be checked via Charms.

All students in the music program have an account in Charms.

Charms is the online recordkeeping program that assists us in keeping track of all of your Fundraising Credits, as well as the primary source of communication information (emails/phone numbers) for the Music Foundation.

ALL Students AND ONE Parent/Guardian must log into Charms, verify their data, CREATE an E-Signature, read the Online Music Handbook and "digitally sign" that they have read/agreed to the policies within.

It does appear that most new logins for the 2021-22 school year are requiring a password reset, please email Joy Altenburg @ You can also email and Mrs. Altenburg will reply to you directly.

Keep Your Social Distance, Wash Your Hands, and...

Wear a Mask

Click on link below to download the handbook and print student forms:

Question about your Student Account Balance in Charms?

Contact Joy Altenburg

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Support MRHS Boosters!

MRHS Boosters supports music and all activities at Marriotts Ridge. Please help the Boosters by becoming a member and supporting their fundraisers!

MRHS Music Calendar


Our Music Foundation provides a great deal of support to the amazing Directors who teach our talented students and provides opportunities for the students to earn money that is applied to their account for the spring trip. In order to fill in the monetary gaps, the Music Foundation holds a number of fundraisers, but they can't happen without the help of our music community.


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Instructions on setting up CHARMS accounts



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 by mail at:

MRHS Music Foundation

12100 Woodford Dr

Marriottsville, MD 21104

More information can found at the CHARMS website.

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