Because you love music and understand its importance in your child’s development and in the world as we know it.
PVPHS music students are members of elite, award-winning groups, but they would not be able to compete without your Music Boosters donations.
PVPUSD gives the music department at PVPHS a physical space to teach, administrative support and two wonderful teachers: Fred Steiner is director of instrumental music, and Dan Doctor directs choir. The ‘participation fee’ is not specific to music, but applies to all arts, sports and extra-curricular activities. It is a flat fee that is assessed and collected by PVPUSD through the student store in order to address some costs such as same day transportation to competitions. Everything else is paid for by Music Boosters. Each music group determines their basic costs and asks for member donations to cover the balance.
Membership in any of the music group booster clubs includes 'basic Music Booster membership'
Marching Band/ Color Guard/ Concert Band Boosters
(this is conducted during the second semester of the school year. For those students continuing from instrumental portion of Marching Band, there are no donation requests. For students who did not participate in MB, $100 is suggested donation to help pay for festivals, instrument repairs and music booster membership)
Winter percussion (TBA) (this is conducted during the second semester of the school year. Fees are assessed by combining the costs of competition, uniforms, coaching fees, and dividing this among the students participating.)
Winter guard (TBA) (this is conducted during the second semester of the school year. Fees are assessed by combining the costs of competition, uniforms, coaching fees, and dividing this among the students participating.)
These donations do not cover the cost of other festivals, which are discussed within each group and paid for separately. Examples of these festival trips that have been highly anticipated and attended are to Europe, Hawaii, Reno, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
What does my ‘basic Music Booster membership’ pay for? 1. Insurance coverage during off-campus recitals, festivals and competitions, extends to parent volunteers 2. PVPHS Music Boosters website and other communications costs such as fliers, letters and advertising 3. Filing taxes 4. Associated costs of annual Music Banquet, including student awards and senior costs 5. Music scholarships
What does my ‘basic Music Booster membership’ get for me and my student? 1. Countless hours volunteered by music booster members and students 2. Information on the PVPHS music boosters website on prestigious music auditions, competitions, concerts, music schools 3. Musical and other opportunities to serve the community 4. Donations are tax deductable under music boosters non-profit status 5. Opportunity for tracking of community service opportunities and hours to apply for the Presidential Service Award
Can I become a member of music boosters even if I don’t have a child currently in the music program? As lovers of both music and children, we welcome your tax-deductible donations towards membership in Music Boosters.
We hope that you have enjoyed the presence of the Marching Band at various community events, the holiday parade, sports fundraisers and all Pen Hi football games. The elite jazz band was spotted all over the hill last year, at the PEF fundraiser, PV arts center, Pen Hi basketball games and other community events. The exceptional beauty of Pen Hi choir has residents anxiously anticipating every next opportunity to catch them at a community event or a community church performance. And if you can’t make it all the way to listen to the LA philharmonic, the Pen Hi orchestra provides breathtaking performances in our backyard.
Any amount is appreciated. $100 is suggested for our basic membership. Please contact us for more information.