York Music Boosters




York Music Boosters are family, friends, and community members who support Performing Arts music students by:

- Funding grants and scholarships

- Administering individual student ESCROW accounts to help offset trip costs

- Managing formal uniform distribution and collection

- Providing volunteer ushers for concerts

- Hosting concert receptions

- Providing additional funding and assistance as needed, i.e. Fine Arts Week, instrument purchases, guest musicians, etc


2019-2020 NEWS

  • YMB warmly welcomes Patrick Baker and Will Ernst! Patrick is serving as District Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, taking on the administrative duties formerly held by Bill Riddle who retired. This newly-created position will provide cohesive leadership to all music and art teachers and programs across D205. Will Ernst is our new Performing Arts band teacher, taking on Bill Riddle's teaching responsibilities.
  • Concerto competition applications are due August 29. Students should talk with Mr. Pavlik, Mr. Ernst, or Mr. Ostwald about audition requirements. The auditions are September 17.
  • The Collage Concert is September 25, 7:30pm, in the Field House. This annual concert celebrates all of our performing arts students -- orchestra, band, choir, and dance.
  • Students can earn money for music trips! Check out our fundraising page to learn more about the YMB Mattress Sale on October 5.
  • ILMEA Auditions are October 8. Students should talk with their music teachers about audition requirements.
  • Formal uniform pickup for band/orchestra students is coming in mid-October. Skirt pickup is October 15. Tuxedo pickup is October 16. Visit the uniform web page for more info.
  • Best wishes to Bill Riddle as he enjoys retirement! YMB thanks him for his many years of service!
  • The "York Album Project" Release Party rocked on May 4. Visit the York Amateur Musician Club Facebook Page for video clips. Listen to the album on Spotify and Bandcamp, or search "York Album Project" on Apple Music.
  • Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Bright Star" on receiving four nominations for the 2019 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards


  • Support our York musicians by volunteering your time! Please check back for volunteer gigs for the 2019-20 school year. We can't do what we do without YOU.
  • We currently have a few openings on our board. Get involved and join a great group of supportive music parents! Contact Jenn Toffler for more information.