Music Boosters is a non-profit organization established in 1991 to help support and advance the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School music department, in cooperation with the faculty of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. It has a Board of directors which includes: President, VP1 communications, VP2 membership, VP3 hospitality, secretary, treasurer, auditor, parliamentarian and voting members representing each of the music groups (choir, marching band, orchestra, jazz). Meetings are held at least quarterly, and are open to all Music Booster members. Bylaws and minutes are available to all members - see the Bylaws tab under "About Music Boosters."
PVPHS Music Boosters is the umbrella organization that covers the following PVPHS music groups.
Jazz Band: Intermediate Jazz Band, Advanced Jazz Band
Marching Band: Marching Band, Color Guard, Percussion, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Concert Band
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra
Due to the complex and specific requirements of the individual music groups, PVPHS Music Boosters umbrella allows each group to function autonomously within the umbrella. Each group determines their goals and costs in co-operation with the faculty, sets a budget, and collects dues and raises funds independently of other music groups. Each group has a board of directors that mirrors that of the umbrella group, is governed by the same by-laws, uses the same tax-ID number and shares the mission and vision of PVPHS Music Boosters.
What is the role of PVPHS Music Boosters Umbrella?
The umbrella confers non-profit status to the music groups, supervises and oversees activities. It audits the books annually and files taxes. The umbrella provides private insurance coverage for the groups' off campus activities, extending the coverage to parent volunteers. It brings the groups together to discuss common issues and plans shared activities, such as combined fundraising events, concerts and the end of year banquet. It communicates with the school faculty and administration, keeps the school abreast of achievements, awards and challenges of the music groups and maintains a current website to help with the dissemination of important music related information and opportunities to all members. Examples of these individual services are: assistance with finding and tracking community service hours, identifying student leadership positions within the music program and building college resumes.