The SPMS Music Boosters has been an approved school district group for the last two years but we have a real need for additional volunteers in order to continue. Please read the following information and consider joining our board. Thank you! The SPMS Music Boosters is the main fundraising body for the Music Program at the middle school as well as for 5th grade band. Parent volunteers on the SPMS Music Boosters work directly with the music directors/teachers for Band, Orchestra and Choir supporting them in maintaining and growing the music program, providing performance opportunities for students, and assisting in organizing volunteers and events/activities. The original board has some graduating students this year and new volunteers are very much needed to help the Music Boosters continue to grow. We are looking for parents with incoming 6th graders as well as parents with 7th or 8th graders. Everyone is welcome!
What type of volunteers are needed? There are a few key positions that are open on the SPMS Music Boosters Executive Board: President (or consider co-president with a friend), Vice President, Membership Chair, Music Mondays with Munchies Chair, Event Chair, Talent Show Chair, Hospitality Chair, Music Fest Chair, and Volunteer Coordinator. But, if you have a specific interest that is not listed, we are thrilled to be able to add additional chair positions. As a new school district group, we are open to new ideas and thoughts. Whatever talents you have, we would love to have you share them with us.
What does the commitment look like? Board Members commit to their position for about a year - from August 2021 to May 2022. SPMS Music Boosters has an Exec Board Mtg once a month that board members are committed to attending on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. We have quarterly General Assembly Mtgs also on the second Thursday of each month - on those Thursdays (Sept, Dec, Jan, May) the Exec Board Mtg is moved to 7pm and the General Mtg is at 7:30pm. In addition to attending those meetings, board members commit to their own position needs/requirements - please see below for additional info on each position. All new board members should plan to attend our last mtg of the school year on Thursday May 13th at 7pm via zoom.
Description of Board Positions These descriptions are not all inclusive but provide an idea of what each position manages. SPMS Music Boosters is happy to talk to anyone in more depth about any board position.
President/Co-Prez: Organize and conduct the monthly meetings, sign checks and oversee financials, follow up and support the various other board positions with their activities, provide direct support to music teachers and music department events, be familiar with bylaws and ensure board follows bylaws and school district procedures. Founding President will be available for support as needed and will be available via email, phone and in person as new president requests/needs. Vice President: Supports the President, conducts monthly meetings if president is unable to, and ideally is willing to be a future president as needed. Membership Chair: Maintain and manage the membership database, run a membership drive in August/Sept and plan a few fun membership activities. Music Mondays with Munchies Chair: Plan and organize dine-out/dine-in events once a month with local restaurants such as TeaMorrow, Chipotle, Blaze and The Habit. Event Chair: Work with other Chair positions on planning and organizing events that either help to Fundraise for Booster Club or provide a service to the school, students or music program. Ideally it would be great to have some kind of event each month - for example, Back to School event in August, Membership Drive event in Sept, Membership Party event in Oct, etc. Calendar the event dates and share with SPMS, SPUSD, and the Booster Board. Talent Show Chair: Plan and organize a music based talent show, hold auditions and recruit volunteers for the various aspects of the talent show (such as a host, videographer, etc). Hospitality Chair: Be in charge of soliciting donations of goods or gift cards from local places and costco as well as purchasing needed items; then organize the selling of goods and drinks and snacks at events such as the concerts for 5th grade band and all grades for choir, orchestra and band. Music Fest Chair: Plan a yearly main fundraiser of some kind that can be repeated yearly. It does not have to be a "Music Fest" that is simply one suggestion. SPHS music boosters does a yearly spaghetti night. SPMS is looking not to copy that idea but to develop our own idea. Volunteer Coordinator: Create and maintain a database of parent volunteers who would be interested in volunteering in different ways. Send out a Google Form for parents to fill out and organize the results and reach out to parents wanting to volunteer to get them connected.
Music Boosters Executive Board and General Meeting 2020~21 Info
Exec Board Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7:30 P.M.
Dec 10th @7 P.M.
Feb 11th @7 P.M.
May 13th @7 P.M.
General Board Meetings: Occur quarterly @ 7:30 P.M.
SPMS and 5th Grade Band families to the inaugural year of the SPMS Music Boosters! We are thrilled to finally have a music boosters at the middle school and appreciate SPMS and the School District for partnering with us. The SPMS Music Boosters has an exciting first year in store. While we will function as the main fundraising source for MHS, MR, AV, and middle school music departments, we are also here to inspire students, assist the music teachers, seek out new student performance opportunities, help expand the music program, be a connection from elementary to middle and middle to high school, and provide fun bonding activities for music students. We welcome everyone to join as a member and hope that you will join us in developing and maintaining an incredible music program for our talented SPMS and 5th grade music students. Yuki Cutcheon, SPMS Music Boosters President