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.

2021–22 Booster Donors 

Fortissimo

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families:  Ruba & Issa Ashwash; Audrey Chang & John Chu; Chloe Chen & Steven Ha; Kelly & Clay Drury; Traci Dunn; Margaret & Gerardo Martinez Fruhbauer; Lin Guo & Yang Cao; Julia Jackson & Andrew Matthews; Shefali Jaiswal & Amit Kumar; Sara & Benjamin Katz; Yao Ma & Yong Liu; Arthur Nugent; Jessica & David Rhee; Andrew & Mavis Ring; Sandra Rivera & Alex Sobol; Amy & Derek Spychalski; Karina & Kevin Stahl; Tejal Vakharia & Jose Rivera.

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families:  Devakumar & Sumalathamani Bendukuri; Rohit Chandel & Ruby Kedia; Howard Chen & Fangfang Wei; Krystabelle Karen De Asis & Francis De Asis Jr.; Traci Dunn; Monika Erande & Sumit Pendharkar; Shefali Jaiswal & Amit Kumar; LaTanya & Bret Schwalb; Anup Upadhyay & Sumita Ganguly; Mariko & Ippei Usui.

 

 

Mezzo Forte

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families: Aiycha & Tom Denic; Akanksha Srivastava & Anupam Bhatnagar; Alina & Daniel Voica; Allison & Noam Alon; Allison & Patrick Halligan; Amanda & Amit Sinha; Amanda Lofink & Matthew Wilkinson; Andrew & Carolyn Parkinson; Angela & Brian Zgonina; Anna & Keith Lemon; Anna Shmagel & Paul Nordlund; Anne & Daniel Reaven; Bob & Stacey McKelvey; Christina & Christopher Reilly; Chunmei Ding & Wu Yan; Courtney Cohen; Dan Ge & Yong Xu; Diana & Philip Coughlin; Elisha & Michael Magnifico; Elizabeth Alava-Ibarra; Fereshteh Kazemi & Parviz Haghnaji; Gulendam Rahmanova & Nurgeldi Rahmanov; Gunchinkhuukhen Gundsamba & Erdenebileg Enkhsaikhan; Hyo Kam; Ivette Murphy-Aguilu & Thomas Murphy; Jack Shapiro; Jeanette & Matt Jiang; Jenn & Jim Sawyer; Jennifer & Phillip Grunfeld; Jennifer & Ryan Nix; Jillian Oportus-Kick & Andres Oportus-Valenzuela; Jing Xu & Da Wang; Jon Nasatir; Julie & Daniel Kim; Karen & Eric Wright; Katherine & Matthew Wagner;Keith & Alicia West; Keshia & Jeffrey Gipson; Kimberly & Edward Connolly;Kirti & Praveen Prabhu; Lihong Li; Linda & Michael Coy; Lisa Thompson & Robert Thompson Jr; Lucy Zhou;Meera & Avinash Bhagwan; Megan & Ryan Aseltine; Meghna & Gaurav Sharma; Michelle Graham; Nadia & Beau Diab; Nikki & Erik Hill; Rebecca & Greg Goldsberry; Rohan Chaddha & Sonal Tandon; Shwetha Shrivatsa & Jyothi Raja; Sonia Santos & Fidel Santos Sr; Sophie Li & Jacky Tian; Sundy & Matthew Clark; Urmi & Arthur Marshall; Venus & Dan Chow; Yamei Li & Yonghong Zhu; Yevgeniya Mogilevskaya; Yulia Lobanova & Andriy Oleskiv; and Zubin & Zenobia Tantra

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families: Sumita Bhargava & Amit Bhargav; Akanksha Srivastava & Anupam Bhatnagar; Amartya Chakrabarti & Shreya Chakraborty; Dana & Jared Davis; Padma Dubasi & Devi Pulla; Courtney & Michael Dutter; Jennifer & Phillip Grunfeld; Aneta Iordanova & Richard Hollis; Genevieve & Austin Klein; Kiruthika-Devi Kumaravadivel & Kumaravadivel Arumugam; Shaojing Liang; Rachel & Michael Reinhart; Cynthia Rodrigues; Claire Mata & Ramoncito Selda; Ayako & Ken Natori; Bridget O'Connor & Steven Sbarbaro; Alla Podolny & Vladimir Volpert; Daeun Ryu & Peelhyock Cheon; Anusuya Thirukkutralam & Sugumar Chandran; Diana & Paul Vaysberg; Tze Yin Wong & Kwang Thin Lim; Karen & Eric Wright; George & Caryn Kopsias; Gina Park; Haiyun Cao; Jack Shapiro; Janaina & Alexandre Bertoldo; Joong Ko & Mijin Chang; Lincoln Maina & Beatrice Muniu-Maina; Lynell & Vimar Tuazon; Mina & Derek Temple; Nicola Baranowski & Christopher Coles;Sandra & Peter Heltzer;Tony & Shalu Joseph; Xi Pan & Qi Meng

 

 

Pianissimo

Willow Grove/Country Meadows/Kildeer/Woodlawn Families: Sowmya & Prashanth Alva; Tatyana Anashkin; Dannielle & Lee Appelhans; Jaime & Aaron Appell; Angela & Matt Arett; Tricia & Bill Ballad; Iuliia Basko & Kyrylo Krysko; Carol (Yanjun) Bao & Jacob (Zhijun) Zhang; Vivian Castro & Andres Garcia; Jennifer & Christopher Barberis; Batmunkh Bambuu & Javzansuren Amarsanaa; Nicola Baranowski & Christopher Coles; Galina Belova; Catherine Bethards; Dinesh Bhat & Deepa Hegde; Mirela & Cornel Birsan; Deepthi Bollineni & Chaitanya Devabhaktuni; Swetha Bontha & Chakradhara Sampelli; Ranjeeta & Amit Bose; Igor & Ruzica Bozic; Cosmina Burja-Kondziolka; Ruth Camargo & Christopher Barfoot; Jason Compton & Jacqualyn Casazza; Allison Cowden; Heeseon & Eric Cuasay; Vitalina & Artem Darnopykh; Kelly Difino & Robert Christian; Cara & David Downs; Sarah & Dave Eddy; Jennifer Eklund; Dan Fan & Wuzhou Wang; Amy & Alex Feygin; Sarah & Tim Finnegan; Susan & Daniel Frankel; Nadejda Fratea & Iurie Barcari; Ryan & Joy Froehle; Ravi Ganta & Ramalatchimi Guiry; Prasanthi Geda & Ravi Ravipati; Julia & Zachary Geller; Selvaraj Gengiah & Vishnupriya Kaliyamoorthy; Sapna & Johnson George; Natalie & Chintan Ghedia; Richard Gigante & Kathryn Koh-Gigante; Jenise Gillespie-Pedersen & Michael Pedersen; Olga & Aleksandr Gitman; Sara Kagay & John Gollwitzer; Murali Gopal; Jennifer Gremmels & Michael Podolak; Kevy & Donald Hall; Sharon & Joshua Hermann; Eva & Justin Imig; Karen & Chris Jackson; Melissa & Joshua Jandris; Fan & Kun Jiang; Xinxin Jiao & Ning Xu; Joy Joachim & Zudtky Wisecarver; Pooja & Vrushank Joshi; Volha Kabayeva & Mikhail Kabayeu; Rajamadhuri Kannan & Murugan Sivasubramanian; Swapna Kathaligere-Matt & Deepak Matada-Doddaveeraiah; Peihong & Matthew Kenning; Shaad Khalil & Aisha Sethi; Hyo Jung Kim & Soon Chan Bae; Hyosun Kim & Minchul Park; Genevieve & Austin Klein; Laura Kim; Mi Jung Kim & Jung Wook Park; Sabrina & Yooshin Kim; Okyeun Knisley & Chul Kim; Veronica & Anatoliy Kolodkin; Vladimir Kovacevic & Lucy Dodova; Kristin Krol & Joshua Swanner; Shreehari Kulkarni & Shweta Mutalik; Manish Kumar & Shalini Shalini; Victor Kumar; Marie & Jason Kupferschmid; Jacqueline LaMarre & Yevgeny Tarasov; Hyun-Jin Lee & Jae-Won Chai; Fei Lei & Xixia Yu; Deidra Lewit; Chao Li & Michael Hutchison; Jun Li & Yijun Zhou; Yi Li & Qingsheng Fu; Xiaoye Liu & Han Wu; Amy Lorbach; Suihua Lu & Ji Lin; Jennifer & Dave Luth; Tsetseg Luvsannorov & Tumur Togtokhbariul; Georgiana Machado; Stephanie & Scott McWilliam; Diana & Ross Male; Lisa & Jon Malenchik; Elnuru Mambetova & Saipidin Tutashov; Mary & Thomas Mangione; Nevine & Zajim Markicic; Laurie & Tom Mason; Selene Mehta & Rajbir Sandhu; Trisha & Brandon Merdalo; Lilia Meschbach; Kelley Michalik; Violetta Mickiewicz & Tom Wytrzymalski; Tania Mikaitis-Rossi & Richard Rossi; Sandy & Matthew Mills; Archana Mohanchandra; Christina Mokhoruk & Vladimir Ryskin; Katherine Mowery; Sudha & Raghunath Mukund; Yana Muradian; Agata & Sebastian Musial; Shweta Mutalik & Shreehari Kulkarni; Terrin Nasatir; Marulvizhi Nesamony & Vasanth Ayothiraman; Patrick & Michele Neurath; Kim & Matt Nierman; Kristie & Joseph Norvell; Heidi & John Oh; Kyle Olson; Kathleen & Jean-Alix Peralte; Rajesh Pradhan; Sajjan Satya Priya & Medha Shri Pathak; Abishiktha Putta & Vivek Katterapalli; Heather & Michael Reardon; Christopher Reynolds; David & Haryoung Rhee; Maria & Michael Rice; Cori & Mike Rizman; Ann & Bret Robertson; Valeria Romanova & Oleg Romanov; Wenjun Ruan & Dong Wang; Amber & Thomas Rychlik; Durga Prasad Sadasivan & Greeshma Ponnamma Gopi; Pinaki Saha & Ratna Mitra; Diana Sajin & Alexandru Cospormac; Sandra & David Salkover; Ritesh & Sonali Saraf; Kristine Schmitz; Purva & Varun Shah; Sangeeta Shah & Tanuj Amin; Tina & Rony Shamuel; Maya Shankar & Ganesh Subramanian; Sharon Shen & Hungen Tsai; Claudia & Graham Sher; Mary Ann & Aleksey Silpedes; Neetu Singh & Dhiraj Tiwari; Rashmi Kiran Singh & Satyakam Das; Elizabeth Sita; Alma & Ariel Siocon; Christopher Skeet & Sonya Kontorovich; Stephanie Slatkin & Martin Irgang; Sandra & Alex Sobol; Jacquelyn & Brian Solway; Robert & Anya Stawiarski; Grace Suh; Eda & Ali Murat Taskiran; Teresa & Jeffery Taylor; Kothakuppam & Somasundaram Thilak; Kevin Timlin; Nanditha Tula & Vamshi Jangili; Aimee & Renesito Valeroso; Stephanie & Grant VanHazebroeck; Jinoo & Joseph Varghese; Rahul Vasta & Anagha Manjrekar; Amit & Meliha Vatal; Shana Vitek & Eric Kessel; Brian & Briana Voss; Carrie Walsh; Fang Wang & Peng Liu; Aimee & Kent Webster; Tze Yin Wong & Kwang Thin Lim; Amy & Phil Wozniak; Nalee Xiong & Brock Young; Annabel Yang & Sean Kang; Xiaohui Yang & Ronghui Wang; Tetyana & Igor Yatsiv; and Chunjun Yu & He Zheng.

 

Willow Grove/Ivy Hall/Prairie/Twin Groves Families: Amy Abboreno & Kyle Olson; Divya Adavelly & Vamshi Lenkala; Sadhana Allamneni & Kiran Gutta; Amy McCall-Alip & Don Alip; Tatyana Anashkin; Jaime & Aaron Appell; Dannielle & Lee Appelhans; Amanjit Bains & Amandeep Sekhon; Vidya Bale & Preetham Dalvay; Brittany Banks & Daniel Shenderovich; Lorie Bao & Shaolin Chen; Jennifer & Christopher Barberis; Iuliia Basko & Kyrylo Krysko; Lavanya & Karan Bayyapu; Yuliya Belaya; Dinesh Bhat & Deepa Hegde; Tugba & Irfan Birsen; Nikki & Ryan Blackman; Alexis & Eric Bond; Oksana & Oleksandr Bytsko; The Chen Family; Dejuan Chen; Jie Chen & Rong Liu; Lin Chen & Shang Xiao; Chen Cheng & Haitao Qian; Deepa Chintapalli & Ram Boddu; Min Chong Choi; Hiroko Chon; Jiyun (Yang Eun) Chung & JinKyu Han; Leslie Cisar; Sundy & Matthew Clark; Courtney Cohen; Tiffany & Larry Collins; Allison Cowden; Zdravka & Dusko Cuckovic; Vitalina & Artem Darnopykh; Rabindra Dash & Preeti Bhatta; Rini & Pinaki Datta; Aiycha & Tom Denic; Therese Derecho & Steven Escobar; Vinuthna Doddapaneni & Udaya Valluri; The Raja Durai Family; Laura & Ben Eason; Sarah & Dave Eddy; Scott Eisfeldt & Soujanya Kotamarty; Lisa & Robert Entin; Olena & Aleksandr Faktor; Regina & Arturo Falcon; Zhiru Fei & Yun Ma; Irina & Igor Fialko; Eunice Flores; Susan & Daniel Frankel; Nadejda Fratea & Iurie Barcari; Nicholas & Ayaka Ganig; Julia & Zachary Geller; Kavita Gogineni & Lokeswara Koneru; Vijayalakshmi Govindarajan; Chengzu Gu; Xin Gu & Li Zou; Pallavi & Rajeshwar Gubba; Pratima Guna & Guna Paramesh; Gunchinkhuukhen Gundsamba & Erdenebileg Enkhsaikhan; Ling Guo; Nicole & David Guyer; Megan & Kurt Holloway; Jenifer & Trevor Hope; Yelena & George Irandos; Debra & Chris Jacobson; Gyeong Ja Jang & Young Hun Kim; Vinothini Jayakumar & Prakash Achutaramaiah; Qin Jiang & Yuyong Zhao; Ran Jin & Bin Zhang; Yan Jin & Haihong Wu; Pooja & Vrushank Joshi; Angie Jurzenski & John Saplala; Rajamadhuri Kannan & Murugan Sivasubramanian; Purnima & Kesavan Karthik; Shilpa & Srikanth Kethiri; The Kim Family; Hyosun Kim & Minchul Park; Jeong Kim & Kijae Jung; Laura Kim; Sabrina & Yooshin Kim; Manasa Kolasani & Srini Seelam; Vladimir Kovacevic & Lucy Dodova; Victor Kumar; Tinu Kuriakose & Babu Sunil; Deidra Lewit; Hongbo (Karen) Li; Ling Li & Jinfeng Wu; Shaojing Liang; Judy Lin & Justin Chen; Qiong Liu & Rongsheng Lin; Xiaoye Liu & Han Wu; Gretchen & Steven McLelland; Stephanie & Scott McWilliam; Diana & Ross Male; Lisa & Jon Malenchik; Elnuru Mambetova & Saipidin Tutashov; Srinivasuloo Mandadi & Srilatha Kareddy; Ronald & Josephine Manuel; Librada Marquez-Perez & Giovanni Perez; Sarmistha & Tapan Mazumder; Michelle Meyer-Edley & Ryan Edley; Xiaorong Miao & Rong Liu; Violetta Mickiewicz & Tom Wytrzymalski; Christina Mokhoruk & Vladimir Ryskin; Inhee Moon & Dohyoun Kim; Katherine Mowery; Shweta Mutalik & Shreehari Kulkarni; Shilpa Nagaraju & Brahmanaspati Shastri; Sunhwa & Hyoman Nam; Teresa & Praveen Neetipudi; Miki & Sandeep Nema; Kim & Matt Nierman; Kyle Olson; Andrew & Carolyn Parkinson; Maria-Alejandra Pascual; Alisha & Prajesh Pate; Piysh & Sarla Patel; Yanfei Peng & Guangrong Wu; Edith & Kwabena Poku; Roma Punjabi & Tuhin Joshi; Abishiktha Putta & Vivek Katterapalli; Veena Rajeswaran & Balachandar Swami; Shoira Rakhmanova & Damir Ainullin; Divya Raman & Sriram Srinivasan; Selvakumar Ramasubbu; Divya & Ramkumar Ramanan; Shobha Rao & Pundarik Bhat; Sudharshun Ravichander & Vaidehi Chandrasekaran; Valeria Romanova & Oleg Romanov; Laurie & James Rooney; Diana Sajin & Alexandru Cospormac; Sandra & David Salkover; Anand Sankara & Sahiti Yallapragada; Sanghamitra & Sourav Santra; Daisuke & Mayumi Sato; Anjali & Harshajit Sawant; Erin Schlather; Kristine Schmitz; Anju Rose Sebin; Kamaxi &  Chirag Shah; Claudia & Graham Sher; Jae Shinn & Joon Park; Shwetha Shrivatsa & Jyothi Raja; Bonnie Singer; Aditya Singh and Nlvedita Raghuwanshi; Nimisha & Umesh Singh; Shruti Singhvi & Ritesh Mehta; Amanda & Amit Sinha; Christopher Skeet & Sonya Kontorovich; Mi Sook & Dong Kyu Kim; Michelle & Michael Stone; Tiansang & Ryan Sylverne; Qiong Tang & Xiang Li; Nagaswetha Tatavarty & Gyansagar Sikharam; Robert & Anya Stawiarski; Viji & Somasundaram Subramanian; Lavanya Thyagarajan & Swaminathan Subramaniam; Kevin Timlin; Angela & Jeff Trisoliere; Bolortuya Tuvaan; Galiya & Alisher Uralova; Amit & Meliha Vatal; Miaomiao Wang & Cheng Huang; Michelle Wang & Xiuzhi Gao; Weiqing & Jun Wang; Yanguo Wang & Yang Yang; Alison & Paul Wegrzynl; Eunhea Yang & Bob Kim; Jianing Yang; Yanhua Yao & Sunyu Zhang; Hongyun Ye & Liyang Li; Jiangping Yu & Daxin Shi; Li Yu & Na Jin; Halyna Zabronska & Igor Yusupov; Xiaomeng Zhang & Qingtao Dong; Ying Zhang & Wei Lin; Qin Zhao; Qiaolin Zheng & Guojun Wang; andVictor Zuev.

 

Booster Board of Directors

President: Lindley Caldwell
Co-president: Pending
Secretary: Kruti Jai Prakash
Treasurer: Audrey Chang
MTK Manager: Yao Ma
Board Member: Karen De Asis

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, 2021–22

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. 22: Boosters Remote Meeting, 7 p.m. 
For log-in info, please send request to [email protected]
• Dec. 1: Boosters Remote Meeting, 7 p.m. 
For log-in info, please send request to [email protected]
• Feb. 17: Boosters Meeting, Remote at 7 p.m. OR at Twin Groves, 7 p.m. (Location TBD)
• Apr. 14: Boosters Meeting, Remote at 7 p.m. OR at Woodlawn, 7 p.m. (Location TBD)
• May 19: Boosters Board Meeting (Board members only–Contact [email protected] for details)

Events (2021-22)

• Aug. 1 – MTK opens (will provide shirt sales; however, not sure whether concerts will occur)
Oct. 1 – Shirt sales close
• Dec. 1 – D96 Band and Orchestra meeting @ Twin Groves, 6 p.m.
• Jan. 10, 2022 – Blue Lake Scholarship Applications open
Jan. 21 – Deadline for Blue Lake Scholarship submissions 
• January – Band Festival - ?
Feb. 17 – D96 Band and Orchestra Board meeting only 
• February – Orchestra Festival - ?
Apr. 14 – D96 and and Orchestra Meeting @ Twin Groves, 6 p.m.
• May 5 – End-of-the-Year party @ Bowlero 
• May 19 – D96 Band and Orchestra Meeting @ Woodlawn, 6 p.m.