A Note to Remember







We are pleased to announce our 10th annual “A Note to Remember” event featuring the Karl Montzka Trio, Jazz in Progress, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble, SHS Jazz Choir, and SHS String Ensemble.

An elegant, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres buffet and coffee bar will be included along with numerous raffle and silent auction prizes donated by local businesses.

A limited number of tickets are available for this adult-only event at $30.00 per person which includes musical entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and coffee bar. A cash bar will also be available provided by Taxco Restaurant Too.Tickets will be available in early December.

Check back for more information soon!


In the meantime, read below about the success and support of last year’s event:

The 9th Annual Sycamore Music Boosters “A Note to Remember” event recently held at Blumen Gardens was a huge success.   Guests attended an elegant evening of jazz and classical music including delicious hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, and numerous raffle baskets and silent auction items.  The featured musical guests were the Eric Montzka Trio. Eric Montzka, a Sycamore High School alumnus and a 2015 SHS Music Hall of Fame member, treated attendees with his percussive musicianship. His ensemble complete with bassist Larry Kohut and guitarist John Moulder filled Blumen Gardens for a solid hour of smooth sounds of jazz.


The Sycamore High School String Ensemble offered elegant chamber music at the beginning of the event, the Sycamore High School Jazz Choir gave their first performance of the season, and the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble performed a variety of great tunes that evening.


Craig Mathey, who was inducted into the SHS Music Hall of Fame earlier in the day, closed out the night as guests enjoyed dancing and listening to his fun music.

The 2017 Sycamore High School Music Hall of Fame inductees were also introduced during the “A Note to Remember” event. The class of 2017 includes Craig and Joyce Mathey and Sara (Englum) Velarde. The official induction ceremony was held earlier that afternoon in the Sycamore High School Auditorium. Be sure to stop by the new Music Hall of Fame display case across the entrance into the High School Auditorium.

Each year the event grows in popularity with another almost sold-out event this year.  “A Note to Remember” raises support for the Sycamore District Music Programs and is sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters.  The Boosters program strives to support every student enrolled in any music program in the district from Kindergarten through post-graduation. Their mission statement is to “Enrich the quality of music education, performance, and awareness in the Sycamore Schools and community.”

It is with deep gratitude that the Sycamore Music Boosters thank all sponsors and donors that helped support this event and made it so successful (listed below)

Thank you to our 2017 Note to Remember Sponsors listed below! The following Sponsors have helped make this event possible. Please thank them for their generosity with your patronage.


Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine

Shaw MediaDaily Chronicle and Midweek


Ideal Industries

KishHealth Systems – part of Northwestern Medicine

MorningStar Media Group

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Northern Illinois

Prairie View Animal Hospital


Austin’s Violin Shop

Bryan & Julie Kruskol


Heartland Bank

Law Office of Riley N. Oncken, P.C.


Curtis Orthodontics



MorningStar Media Group and InVironments Magazine

Taxco Restaurant

We are always looking for volunteers to help with any part of A Note to Remember! For questions, please contact A Note to Remember Co-Chairs, Debbie Baugus at djbaugus@gmail.com, or Donna Engh at fishengh@ymail.com . You may also email: Note2Remember@gmail.com.

A Note to Remember Committee Members:

Chairs: Debbie Baugus

Committee Members: Bob Atkins, Mark Baugus, Clare Dempsey, Peggy Diemer, Donna Engh, Jeff & Leslie Hecht, Deb Loitz, Sarah Marsh, Kristine Mertens, Scott Mertens, John McBride, Tom Petit, Cindy Prebil, Lisa Smith.


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