Welcome to D96 BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

The D96 Band and Orchestra Boosters is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run by adult volunteers. It is our mission to support the Band and Orchestra programs in School District 96. To make a donation, purchase band or orchestra polo shirts, or volunteer, please click on the link below.


D96 Band and Orchestra Boosters sponsor the following events:

  • Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • Blue Lake Scholarships
  • Band Festival
  • Orchestra Festival
  • Bus Transportation
  • Music Instruments
  • Guest Conductors
  • Guest Musicians
  • KINF Band and Orchestra Shirts
  • Partially sponsor End-of-Year Party
  • End-of-Year Gifts to Directors

Membership Opportunities

To help financially support our program, please log in to the D96 Band and Orchestra Boosters Membership Toolkit to become a member. We have three donation tiers:

  • Fortissimo: $100
  • Mezzo: $50
  • Pianissimo: $25

Please note: To be considered for the Blue Lake Scholarship, a student's family must be a member of the D96 Band and Orchestra Boosters.

2020–21 Booster Donors 

Fortissimo

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families: Ruba & Issa Ashwash; Kelly & Clay Drury; Melissa Greenberg & Brian Gray; Lin Guo & Yang Cao; Cheryl Harris & Brian Booker; Yao Ma & Yong Liu; Debbie & Stevens Sainte-Rose; Amy & Derek Spychalski; Tejal Vakharia & Jose Rivera; and Jacquillin & Michael Watts

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families: Kate & Paul Broz; Howard Chen & Fangfang Wei; Krystabelle Karen De Asis & Francis De Asis Jr.; Aneta Lordanova & Richard Hollis; LaTanya & Bret Schwalb; Jill & Robert Thomas; and Xiaomeng Zhang & Qingtao Dong

Mezzo Forte

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families: Angela & Matt Arett; Meera & Avinash Bhagwan; Swetha Bontha & Chakradhara Sampelli; Julie Carr & Arthur Shan; Audrey Chang & John Chu; Diana & Philip Coughlin; Nadia & Beau Diab; Chunmei Ding & Wu Yan; Jenise Gillespie-Pedersen & Michael Pedersen; Gwen & Jeff Kashmier; Sara & Benjamin Katz; Yi Li & Qingsheng Fu; Sudha & Raghunath Mukund; Anjali Raj & Ravi Hansoty; Christina & Christopher Reilly; Krishanthi & Sujeeva Seneviratne; Karina & Kevin Stahl; Corina Velazquez & Daniel Taylor; and Karen & Kevin Wilson

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families: Sumita Bhargava & Amit Bhargav; Rini & Pinaki Datta; Michelle & David DelRosario; Monika Erande & Sumit Pendharkar; Sandra & Peter Heltzer; Eunsang & Sangjun Lee; Chun Hua Shen & Michelle Wang; Y. Cindy Si & Delu Zhou; Shruti Singhvi & Ritesh Mehta; Michelle & Michael Stone; Maria & Mikhail Sverdlov; Anusuya Thirukkutralam & Sugumar Chandran; Anup Upadhyay & Sumita Ganguly; and Corina Velazquez & Daniel Taylor.

Pianissimo

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families: Allison & Noam Alon; Sowmya & Prashanth Alva; Marites & Arthur Angeles; Amanjit Bains & Amandeep Sekhon; Tricia & Bill Ballad; Naomi Banda; Carol (Yanjun) Bao & Jacob (Zhijun) Zhang; Jennifer & Christopher Barberis; Ceylan & Efe Bilgin; Mirela & Cornel Birsan; Ivana & Paul Borowczak; Kirstin & Stefan Brosick; Desiree & Joshua Bryzelak; Martha & Victor Cardona; Vishali Chandramouli & Rajesh Jayaraman; Michael & Nina Choe; Nicole & Christopher Chong; Eunju Choun & Sangheon Lee; Venus & Dan Chow; Kim & Todd Clark; Sundy & Matthew Clark; Donna & Shane Cobb; Jason Compton & Jacqualyn Casazza; Kimberly & Edward Connolly; Stacey & Frank Costabile; Linda & Michael Coy; Heeseon & Eric Cuasay; Vitalina & Artem Darnopykh; Britney & Britney Davis; Maria Di Franco; Gordana & Radovan Djokic; Ulziijargal Dorjpurev; Cara & David Downs; Sarah & Dave Eddy; Eric & Renee Edgcomb; Ghada El Mahlawy & Ramy Shaatoot; Dan Fan & Wuzhou Wang; Jennifer & Mark Fitzpatrick; Matthew & Valerie Fleming; Matthew Fleming & Valerie Demaret-Fleming; Johanna & Daniel Flynn; Denise & Michael Fortin; Susan & Daniel Frankel; Angelica & Eric Freund; Ryan & Joy Froehle; Margaret Fruhbauer & Gerardo Martinez; Ravi Ganta & Ramalatchimi Guiry; Dan Ge & Yong Xu; Prasanthi Geda & Ravi Ravipati; Sapna & Johnson George; Natalie & Chintan Ghedia; Richard Gigante & Kathryn Koh-Gigante; Poonam & Davindar Gill; Olga & Aleksandr Gitman; Beena & Ran Givati; Susan & Richard Goldwasser; Michelle Graham; Jennifer Gremmels & Michael Podolak; Jennifer & Phillip Grunfeld; Gunchinkhuukhen Gundsamba & Erdenebileg Enkhsaikhan; Corneliu & Ecaterina Gurau; Kevy & Donald Hall; Connie & William Han; Cauvery & Sonit Handa; Lindsay & Paul Hartung; Nikki & Erik Hill; Haiyan Huang & Henry Zhou; Jiajia (Janel) Huang & Hao Zeng; Eva & Justin Imig; Yelena & George Irandos; Richa & Ankur Jain; Courtney & Mark James; Deepthi Janapareddy & Srini Sirigiri; Melissa & Joshua Jandris; Mei Jia & Yongming Gao; Fan & Kun Jiang; Jeanette & Matt Jiang; Xinxin Jiao & Ning Xu; Ana Jimenez & Samuel Gonzalez; Lorraine & Joseph Jin; April & Joe Johnson; Katrina & Greg Johnson; Sara Kagay & John Gollwitzer; S. Jenny & Jim Kang; Rajamadhuri Kannan & Murugan Sivasubramanian; Desislava Karafizieva & Ventseslav Ivanov; Gunit Kaur & Rohit Tanwar; Fereshteh Kazemi & Parviz Haghnaji; Lisa & Jason Kehrberg; Peihong & Matthew Kenning; Hyo Jung Kim & Soon Chan Bae; Julie & Daniel Kim; Mi Jung Kim & Jung Wook Park; Veronica & Anatoliy Kolodkin; Magdalena & Marcin Kosciak; Elena & Robert Krasman; Holly & Stephen Krull; Shreehari Kulkarni & Shweta Mutalik; Marie & Jason Kupferschmid; Lucyna & Wojciech Kurek; Venkataramana Lakka & Rajesh Mandadi; Helen & Kyu Lee; Soo & Patrick Lee; Anna & Keith Lemon; Jaime & Michael Levine; Chao Li & Michael Hutchison; Jun Li & Yijun Zhou; Xuqing Li & Zhong Bi; Yamei Li & Yonghong Zhu; Ying Liu & Johnny He; Ella & Marc Lonson; Suihua Lu & Ji Lin; Elisha & Michael Magnifico; Diana & Ross Male; Elnuru Mambetova & Saipidin Tutashov; Librada Marquez-Perez & Giovanni Perez; Cynthia Massaad & Ziad Ghanem; Bob & Stacey McKelvey; Trisha & Brandon Merdalo; Violetta Michiewicz & Tom Wytrzymalski; Tania Mikaitis-Rossi & Richard Rossi; Sandy & Matthew Mills; Laura & Michael Moran; Rutuja & Prasad Morkar; Yana Muradian; Agata & Sebastian Musial; Laila Nasr Elahi & Naveed Elahi; Patrick & Michele Neurath; Anh Ngo & Duc Nguyen; Nathalie & Francis Nunez; Heidi & John Oh; Maricela & Ernst Ostand; Shakunthala & JayaKappeesh Mohan Panjagala; Brooke & Robert Paresi; Andrew & Carolyn Parkinson; Hetal & Anjan Patel; Nisargkumar & Niyatiben Patel; Sajjan Satya Priya & Medha Shri Pathak; Yuan Peng & Xianghui Song; Kathleen & Jean-Alix Peralte; Marjorie Piadozo & Peter Lachica; Anna Plocicka-Okladlo & Dominik Okladlo; Kate Poznan; Abishiktha Putta & Vivek Katterapalli; Seby & Arlene Pynadath; Roshni Raj & Biju Sethumadhavan; David & Haryoung Rhee; Heidi & Joel Robbins; Valeria Romanova & Oleg Romanov; Wenjun Ruan & Dong Wang; Aparna Rustagi & Saju Neeliparambath; Durga Prasad Sadasivan & Greeshma Ponnamma Gopi; Pinaki Saha & Ratna Mitra; Sonia Santos & Fidel Santos Sr.; Lakshmi Sasidharanpillai & Manesh Sankarankutty; Jenn & Jim Sawyer; Khulan Shagdarsuren & Galbadrakh Ganbold; Purva & Varun Shah; Sangeeta Shah & Tanuj Amin; Tina & Rony Shamuel; Meghna & Gaurav Sharma; Ping Shen & Nan Jiang; Sharon Shen & Hungen Tsai; Erika & Raiji Shiiba; Anna Shmagel & Paul Nordlund; Shwetha Shrivatsa & Jyothi Raja; Irine Siamashvili & Mikhael Tatishvili; Mary Ann & Aleksey Silpedes; Archita & Rahul Singh; Rashmi Kiran Singh & Satyakam Das; Adarsh Sinh & Shashi Prabha; Alma & Ariel Siocon; Sabina Sithikali & Mohammed Shameem Shahul Hameed; Stephanie Slatkin & Martin Irgang; Diana & Brandon Smith;  Robert & Anya Stawiarski; Ganna Stopina & Denys Paniv; Mei Tang & Zhan Chen; Eda & Ali Murat Taskiran; Lisa Thompson & Robert Thompson Jr.; Aimee & Renesito Valeroso; Jinoo & Joseph Varghese; Ma Cristina Vivar & Wilfredo Alonzo; Brian & Briana Voss; Fang Wang & Peng Liu; Xuchu Wang; Lauren & Aaron Weiner; Keith & Alicia West; Tze Yin Wong & Kwang Thin Lim; Amy & Phil Wozniak; Karen & Eric Wright; Maohua Xiang & Gang Wu; Jing Xu & Da Wang; Xiaohui Yang & Ronghui Wang; Chunjun Yu & He Zheng; Ilona Zaltauskaite Raymond; Angela & Brian Zgonina; Xiangdong Zhou & Dexin Wang;  Nicole & Jason Zilberbrand; and Galina Zvenigorodsky.

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families: Amy Abboreno & Kyle Olson; Divya Adavelly & Vamshi Lenkala; Smita & Sharad Agrawal; Grace Heewoon Ahn & Dae Won Lee; Soyeon Ahn & Jimmy Jeon; Laura & Matt Akins; Elise & Thomas Baer; Amanjit Bains & Amandeep Sekhon; Vidyadhari Bale & Preetham Dalvay; Brittany Banks & Daniel Shenderovich; Lorie Bao & Shaolin Chen; Nicola Baranowski & Christopher Coles; Jennifer & Christopher Barberis; Katarzyna Barnes & Cloyde Brower; Lavanya & Karan Bayyapu; Yuliya Belaya; Devakumar & Sumalathamani Bendukuri; Jana (Janaina) & Alex (Alexandre) Bertoldo; Georgia & Eric Brown; Amy Cao & Zhen Wang; Shu (Grace) Cao & Ying (Bruce) Li; Kirsten & Gerald (Jerry) Cecchin; Tia & Wongto Chang; Amrita & Chinmoy Chatterjee; Bhagwati Chaudhary & Sagar Choudhary; Dejuan Chen; Jie Chen & Rong Liu; Lin Chen & Shang Xiao; Chen Cheng & Haitao Qian; Deepa Chintapalli & Ram Boddu; Hiroko & Donghoon Chon; Nicole & Christopher Chong; Jiyun (Yang Eun) Chung & JinKyu Han; Tiffany & Larry Collins; Zdravka & Dusko Cuckovic; Mia Cui & Xingcai Sun; Vitalina & Artem Darnopykh; Rabindra Dash & Preeti Bhatta; Dana & Jared Davis; Manisha & Nitin Dharrao; Deepa Dinendra & Dinendra Ramachandran; Vinuthna Doddapaneni & Udaya Valluri; Padma Dubasi & Devi Pulla; Laura & Ben Eason; Sarah & Dave Eddy; Peggy & Andrew Ellis; Lisa & Robert Entin; Olena & Aleksandr Faktor; Regina & Arturo Falcon; Ping Fan & Disen Liu; Irina & Igor Fialko; Johanna & Daniel Flynn; Susan & Daniel Frankel; Munkhzul Ganbaatar & Sugar Luvaanjalba; Kavita Gogineni & Lokeswara Koneru; Haya & Shahar Gozalzani; Liz & Matt Greenberg; Jennifer & Phillip Grunfeld; Xin Gu & Li Zou; Gunchinkhuukhen Gundsamba & Erdenebileg Enkhsaikhan; Corneliu & Ecaterina Gurau; Vinita & Vikrant Hulyalkar; Woojung Im & Jaehyun Hwang; GEE (Katie) & Jung Tak In; Sneha & Sreeni Inturi; Yelena & George Irandos; Debra & Chris Jacobson; Atasi & Subhadip Jana; Gyeong Ja Jang & Young Hun Kim; Vinothini Jayakumar & Prakash Achutaramaiah; Jayanth Jayaprakasam & Sheela Raman; Dengfeng Jiang & Lingchao Wu; Ran Jin & Bin Zhang; Yan Jin & Haihong Wu; Honey Sara John & Shomu Xavier; Tony & Shalu Joseph; Angie Jurzenski & John Saplala; Rajamadhuri Kannan & Murugan Sivasubramanian; Vijayalakshmi Kannan & Rengasamy Thayanithi; Desislava Karafizieva & Ventseslav Ivanov; Natalya Karp & Boris Gurevich; Georgia Kehayova & Spassimir Popov; Shilpa & Srikanth Kethiri; Nivedita Khandkar & Amol Modgi; Neetu Khanna & Manmohan Mahajan; Hyejin Kim & Young Su Jang; Mi Sook & Dong Kyu Kim; Myunghee Kim & James Shim; Nataliya & Sergey Klyutsev; Joong Ko & Mijin Chang; Jennifer & Thomas Korshak; Ciler & Taskin Kose; Elena & Robert Krasman; Lalita Kumari & Binod Balak; Oi Chun Leung & Lai Moy; Lori & Michael Lev; Hongbo (Karen) Li; Judy Lin & Justin Chen; Chengcheng Liu & Yipeng Wang; Qiong Liu & Rongsheng Lin; Milagro & Dirk Lutz; Diana & Ross Male; Shaun & Sharon Malott; Elnuru Mambetova & Saipidin Tutashov; Srinivasuloo Mandadi & Srilatha Kareddy; Anuradha & Vijay Mandava; Librada Marquez-Perez & Giovanni Perez; Claire Mata & Ramoncito Selda; Sarmishtha & Tapan Mazumder; Amy McCall-Alip & Don Alip; Gretchen & Steven McLelland; Michelle Meyer-Edley & Ryan Edley; Xiaorong Miao & Rong Liu; Sandra Mongilardi & Walter Munoz; Laura & Michael Moran; Mandkhai Myagmarjav & Enkhtaivan Oh Chang Hun; Shilpa Nagaraju & Brahmanaspati Shastri; Sunhwa & Hyoman Nam; Ayako & Ken Natori; Teresa & Praveen Neetipudi; Miki & Sandeep Nema; Mayrav Newman & Ilan Ben Shlomo; Eunice & Carlos Oropeza; Ambapali Pal & Suman Pradhan; Pavankumar Palli & Nagamani Meriga; Xi Pan & Qi Meng; Pearl & Dennis Park; Andrew & Carolyn Parkinson; Alisha & Prajesh Patel; Srividhya & Anand Pattabiraman; Jola & Sarom Ped; Yanfei Peng & Guangrong Wu; Shailaja Peri & Srikant Murty; Magdalena Piekos & Rafael Michalski; Laura Pleskatcheva & Ilia Pleskatchev; Alla Podolny & Vladimir Volpert; Edith & Kwabena Poku; Anubha & Rajesh Prasad; Amy & Jeffrey Puma; Roma Punjabi & Tuhin Joshi; Abishiktha Putta & Vivek Katterapalli; Shoira Rakhmanova & Damir Ainullin; Divya Raman & Sriram Srinivasan; Shobha Rao & Pundarik Bhat; Susrita Rath & Debkrishna Acharya; Sudharshun Ravichander & Vaidehi Chandrasekaran; Rachel & Michael Reinhart; Valeria Romanova & Oleg Romanov; Aparna Rustagi & Saju Neeliparambath; Mia & Jin Ryoo; Daeun Ryu & Peelhyock Cheon; Miwa & Taiji Sakurai; Sandy & David Salkover; Lindsey & Steve Schneider; Lei Shao & Haiyu Zhou; Sushma & Sanjay Sharma; Margarita Shcherbakova & Victor Shcherbakov; Seungyong Shin & Hyejeong Kim; Carmen Simion & Bogdan Ursache; Bonnie Singer; Khushi Sodhi & Amanpreet Singh; Sindy & Ricky Sonshine; Anna Stanilewicz & Sebastian Lewanczyk; Robert & Anya Stawiarski; Laura Stoll; Olha & Mykhaylo Storozhuk; Viji & Somasundaram Subramanian; Qiong Tang & Xiang Li; Nagaswetha Tatavarty & Gyansagar Sikharam; Mina & Derek Temple; Lavanya Thyagarajan & Swaminathan Subramaniam; Katie & Brian Tompkins; Angela & Jeff Trisoliere; Yoshihiro & Yuka Tsunekawa; Preethi Vasudevan & Kasthuri Ragunathan; Diana & Paul Vaysberg; Karren & Marvin Ventura; Praveena Vijayababu & Vijayababu Jayaraman; Miaomiao Wang & Cheng Huang; Michelle Wang & Xiuzhi Gao; Weiqing & Jun Wang; Xuemei (Amy) Wang & Jun Ding; Yanguo Wang & Yang Yang; Yumi & Alexander Weber; Yuanhong Wei & Jie Feng; Tze Yin Wong & Kwang Thin Lim; Meg & William Woodman; Poonam Worlikar & Tushar Mutatkar; Karen & Eric Wright; Yanhua Yao & Sunyu Zhang; Hongyun Ye & Liyang Li; Jihyon & Heejong Yoon; Ying Zhang & Wei Lin; Qin Zhao & Zaiyi Zhang; Nicole & Jason Zilberbrand; and Alison & Morris Zimbalist.

Booster Board of Directors

President: Lindley Caldwell
Co-president: Pending
Secretary: Pending
Treasurer: Audrey Chang
Board Member: Karen De Asis
Board Member: Pending

Band and Orchestra Booster Bylaws

Band and Orchestra Uniform Requirements

All Band and Orchestra students are required to wear a District 96 Band or Orchestra shirt for performances. Each shirt is a short-sleeved polo shirt embroidered with the District 96 logo. Order concert polo shirts through our online MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT.

  • District 96 Band or Orchestra polo shirt
  • Black dress pants or black skirt
  • Black socks or stockings
  • Black dress shoes

Directors By School

Chad Craw – Band @ Country Meadows, Kildeer, and Woodlawn
Dan Nagle – Band @ Ivy Hall, Prairie, and Twin Groves
Eileen Wronkiewicz – Orchestra @ Country Meadows and Woodlawn
Cara Anderson – Orchestra @ Prairie and Twin Groves
Kathy Ok – Orchestra @ Ivy Hall and Kildeer

Booster Meeting Schedule, 2020–21

All meetings are held at either Twin Groves or Woodlawn Middle School at 6:30 p.m. in the Band or Orchestra room, unless scheduled as remote meetings via Zoom. Please check the calendar or contact a Board member for the exact location.

• Sept. 24: Boosters Remote Meeting, 7 p.m. 
For log-in info, please send request to [email protected]
• Nov. 12: Boosters Remote Meeting, 7 p.m. 
For log-in info, please send request to [email protected]
• Jan. 21: Boosters Meeting, Remote at 7 p.m. OR at Twin Groves, 7 p.m. (Location TBD)
• Apr. 15: Boosters Meeting, Remote at 7 p.m. OR at Woodlawn, 7 p.m. (Location TBD)
• May 27: Boosters Board Meeting (Board members only–Contact [email protected] for details)

Events 

At the time of this update, it is not known whether concerts will occur in the 2020–21 school year.

• Aug. 1 – MTK opens (will provide shirt sales; however, not sure whether concerts will occur)
Oct. 2 – Shirt sales close
• Oct. 15 – Shirts picked up from vendor
• Oct. 21 – Shirts delivered to schools
Jan. 8 – Blue Lake Scholarship notification to parents
Jan. 22 – Deadline for Blue Lake Scholarship submissions
February – Announce Blue Lake Scholarship Winners
Apr. 10 – Mail checks to Blue Lake Scholarship recipients
Apr. 30 – Deadline for End-of-Year Party ticket sales
• May 12 – End-of-the-Year party for all band and orchestra members (tentative, circumstances permitting)