Dear Band, Orchestra and Choir Parents,
Your students received a Delta Sonic Fundraising packet in class last week. Our music programs will greatly benefit from all purchases of car wash and interior tickets. Please consider these as holiday gifts, stocking stuffers or just purchase a few for yourselves to use at a later date. These tickets never expire and the Homewood music programs earn 50% profit of every one sold.  Orders must be turned in, with payment, to your child’s music teacher by Tuesday, November 14 th . Filled orders will be sent home with students by Friday, December 15 th .

Thank you for your continued support.
Carla Eaheart
Homewood Parent Music Association

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PMA Magazine Sale

In order to keep the music programs at District 153 strong, we need to be able to maintain a strong stream of revenues into the Homewood PMA.  One of our primary fundraising methods is through magazine sales.  You can buy or renew subscriptions all year long, putting much needed funds into our organization.  And from there, we can use those funds to bring our music programs to the next level.

To order magazines click on the link below and choose "shop now".

The school's online ID is: 2660611

The Students of Homewood School District 153 presented their musical, Seussical Jr on March 2nd & 3rd at James Hart school.

The story centers on Horton the Elephant, who finds himself with a double challenge: protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers and guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie.

Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and even a trial.  However, intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes "his kind and powerful heart."

Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that make you laugh and cry.

Message from the President

Change is in the Air
John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
This fall has brought many changes. District 153 has commenced a new era without Millennium School. James Hart has a new band director. Our 5th grade band teacher has a new baby! On a personal note, I’m starting a big new job on this month. Leaving the familiar can be stressful and feel like a loss. However, there are always bright sides to changes.
For example, now that the former Millennium School is vacated, the PMA is the recipient of a wonderful classroom all our own. We are able to store all of our supplies and chocolate, hold membership meetings, and work on our fundraisers all in one designated space. The PMA is very grateful to the District for this gift and for their continued support of the music program.
This is my last year as both PMA President and as a parent at District 153. For the past twelve years, my sons have been exposed to music education in a systematic and imaginative way and it has changed both of their lives for the better. I’m looking forward to all the concerts, fundraisers, plays, and special moments one last time before my time at District 153 becomes a memory. For all the parents just starting out in the District – enjoy every moment. Let your kids try the clarinet if they want, or join choir, even if it means getting them to school early. We are so fortunate to have this wonderful music education department. It goes by so very fast. I encourage you all to take full advantage of everything the District has to offer.

Megan Millen
PMA President