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Polar Notes

Polar Notes is the events blog for the St. Charles North High School Friends of Music.

Polar Notes — December 2016

Katie Hight

Hello music families!

The holiday season is upon us and nothing gets me more in the mood than some great music!  That said, the Constellation concert is just one week away and we still have plenty of tickets available for both shows!!  Come and enjoy all of our talented music groups at one time.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!              

Constellation Tickets Still Available!

We still have tickets available for both show times for the December 15th Constellation concerts!  Don’t delay, get your tickets here;

Volunteers Needed!

Constellation Concert Helpers – We are looking for helpers to help usher students at the 8:00 Constellation Concert. Please contact Cait Flones ( if you can help on Thursday December 15th.

Jazz Showcase Chair – We are desperately looking for someone to chair our Jazz Showcase Fundraiser. The Jazz Showcase fundraiser is one of our biggest fundraisers and will be held offsite at the Q-Center in St Charles on Friday June 2nd.  The chair will coordinate a number of sub-committees which will plan the event. The outgoing chair is willing to train the next person willing to step up.  Please contact Doug Hoeferle ( if you are interested.


Thank you to our Cheesecake Fundraiser Volunteers! 

Our annual cheesecake fundraiser was a huge success this year!  We sold over 60% more cheesecakes than last year.  Very special thanks to Kris and Andy Hahn for leading the fundraiser; they did a fantastic job!  Thanks to all the students, parents and teachers that participated along with those listed below who helped with distribution;   

Kris Hahn
Andy Hahn
Dan Devine
Kim Devine
Peggy McCarthy
Mike Kolodziej
Mike Alber
Patti Ellingson
Brian Reber
Doug Hoeferle
Ally Hahn
Linnea Anderson
Brigid Millette
Barb Marshall
Katey Kinney

Thank you to our Veterans Concert Helpers!

Our annual Veteran’s Concert was an amazing evening. I personally found it a very touching tribute to those who’ve sacrificed for our country.  I would like to thank Patti Ellingson for leading the volunteer effort and all those that contributed to this year’s event;

Bruce Aderman
Deb Anderson
Lisa Dent
Patti Ellingson
Maria Gaido
Leslie Gustafson
Mireille Gross-Page
Andy Hahn
Kris Hahn
Bob Huber
Jen Johnson
Andy Montgomery
Sheila Tustin
Dan Devine
Kim Devine

Please Consider a Year End Donation to Friends of Music!

If you have not donated this school year, please consider a year end donation to Friends of Music.  Your donation is tax deductible and helps to support all of our groups with the many financial needs that are beyond the school’s budget.  We have 3 tiers of sponsorship listed below.  You can drop a check off at the FoM mailbox at the school or make a donation online via Paypal by going to and clicking on Donate. 


ADVOCATE ( $100 - $199)
ASSOCIATE ($50 - $99)
FRIEND ($1 - $49)

Special Thanks to our 2016-17 Sponsors!

Special thanks to our sponsors, your donation is greatly appreciated!! 

Lisa Dent Bielefeldt
Grandma Teresa and Grandpa
Andy & Lori Rollins
The Hoeferle family
Marybeth Whitehurst
Zia Karim
Ron and Bev Hawley

Michael & Karin Alber
Thomas & Sheila Tustin
Kenneth & Nada Engstrom
Hugh Palmer
Robin Donnan
The Henne family
Dawn Lenaghan
Andy Montgomery

Michael & Karin Alber
Thomas & Sheila Tustin
Kenneth & Nada Engstrom
Hugh Palmer
Robin Donnan
The Henne family
Dawn Lenaghan
James & Mary Katherine Kinney
Cynthia Pedersen
Adam & Peggy McCarthy
Rolf & Mary Fredrick

Thida Phaiboun
Raymond & Sarah Hunt
Robert & Cindy Drewes
Michael & Kristina Kolodziej


Doug Hoeferle
President, Friends of Music

Upcoming Dates to Note:

  • Madrigal Dinner: December 8, 9 and 10
  • Constellation Concert: Thursday December 15
  • Parades: St Patrick’s Day March 11, Memorial Day May 29th
  • Also consult the