FMA Fundraising Events

Our main events provide the funds for almost all FMA-supported activities, including ArtsFest hospitality and performers, concert hospitality, additional instructors and clinicians, music and instrument purchases, private lessons for students with financial need, and contest entry fees.  Mark your calendars now and join us!

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2019

6:30 pm at Columbus Center Banquets, Lake Zurich

Chair:  Suriya Ramachandra  (email if you are interested in volunteering)

Parents, faculty, family members, friends, and community members (21+) are all welcome as we dish up three-courses of mystery, intrigue, and murder!


Trivia Night

Friday, April 17, 2020

6:30pm in the Fremd Cafeteria

Chair:  OPEN POSITION!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (email if interested)

 Students, parents, faculty, and friends are all welcome to show off their knowledge of topics both popular and obscure in this fun-filled contest.  Teams of 8 will compete for prizes and certainly bragging rights!

Student Account Fundraisers

FMA provides fundraising opportunities for students who wish to offset the cost of optional music department-sponsored trips and other FMA-approved activities.   All proceeds earned by the student are deposited into their FMA student account and can be applied (per FMA Standing Rules) to their trip expenses or for other FMA-approved activities.   Fundraisers vary each year depending on the availability of parent volunteer organizers.  Currently planned for 2019-20:

Bakers Square Coupons

Kick-Off:  Monday, October 21, 2019

Orders Due:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Delivery to Students:  Friday, November 22, 2019

Chair:  Nancy Ellis Mau (email if interested in volunteering)

Coupons for Bakers Square pies just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Lou Malnati’s Coupons

Kick-Off:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Orders Due:  Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Delivery to Students:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020

 Chair:  Nancy Ellis Mau (email if interested in volunteering)

Coupons for Lou Malnati’s frozen pizzas to enjoy during the Super Bowl or any gathering!

Benefit Mobile and GLSC/ ShopWithScrip gift card program

Available year round

Chair:  Rose Tader  (email if interested in volunteering)

Gift cards to many of your favorite retailers – purchase for your own use or give them as gifts.  A percentage of each card’s price gets credited to the student account (varies by retailer).  Orders are processed and delivered weekly, available year round.

New ideas welcome any time!  Contact FMA’s President, Toni Hochhalter, at