We welcome anyone in the community to become members of Castro Valley Music Parents' Society so that we can encourage the love and pursuit of choral and music passions in our children. By becoming a supporting member of MPS, you help defray the costs of our music programs by providing money for:
Bus transportation to music events
Instrument rental assistance
Funding for upgrades or purchases for the orchestras, bands and choirs
MPS also is an organized advocate for music programs at the school district level.
Your donations are tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.
To join online, please use our online store and choose a membership level, or you may download our membership form and return it to us.
Castro Valley Music Parents’ Society Minutes
Approved minutes: Beth Watson presented the August 2 minutes for approval. They were approved with the addition of the financial information that Helen presented at the last meeting.
Welcome and Introductions: Kathy Kelley, Michelle Uchiyama, Beth Watson, Carina Zamora, Helen Wu, Emilie Nepveux, Lisa Haidinyak, Larryssa Sadoway, Bob Shedd, Steve Hendee, Katie Burke, Julia Boehler, Chris Lynn, Dina Afkhami
Staff update: All teachers report that the Castro Valley music programs are bursting at the seams! Oct. 18 will be the first concert for the high school instrumental program. The middle schools and high schools continue to purchase new instruments as needed per the Williams Act.
Treasurer’s Report: Helen Wu reported on the financials for MPS through September 2, 2017.
Teacher’s Accounts: $39,337.38
MPS Account: $29,709.27
Membership Notes: Emilie, Helen, and Kathy will work to make sure that the Canyon and High School teachers have enough MPS flyers for Back to School Night. Questions were raised about who will be entered into the raffle (i.e. if a family donates $250 to Mr. Hendee’s band program, how much more would they need to donate to MPS to be entered into the Disneyland raffle?) Teachers are encouraged to contact Kathy with any questions that parents have in regards to this issue.
May - August general memberships: 45+40+84 = 169 memberships
May - August Diamond memberships: 24+78+38 = 140 Diamond memberships
Awards/Scholarships: Michelle will add the names of last year’s scholarship winners to the MPS website. Teachers who have senior students will remind families that they need to be members of MPS to qualify for a scholarship, not just donate to the program.
Fundraising: Lisa will look into the Donation Match program to see if MPS can participate. She is looking for other fundraising ideas (possibility of Rigatoni’s night).
New Business: Kathy will check the MPS mail box at the district office for any mail that has arrived over the summer.
Meeting adjourned at 7:36pm.
Next meeting date: Oct. 11, 2017
Minutes respectfully submitted by Beth Watson
The Music Parents' Society is a registered 501c3 tax-exempt music booster organization for Castro Valley Unified School District.
We provide volunteers and additional funds to our vocal and instrumental music department. In turn this also benefits the drama/theater at the middle schools and high school, which are fantastic as well.
We also provide annual College Music Scholarships for multiple graduating high schools students.
All MPS board members have a voice in disbursements from the MPS general fund, and look for new ways to keep the community aware of music program issues and needs. Please click here for a full description of each position.
* Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
You might be interested in these music related web sites, servicing the Castro Valley community.
The Jenny Lin Summer Music Program is now open for enrollment. Please go to Jenny Lin Foundation website for more information. For information about the Jenny Lin 2013 Free Summer Program use this link http://www.jennylinfoundation.org/Free Music Camp.htm
The Castro Valley Arts Foundation enriches the arts education of students and the community by securing funds and sustaining an endowment that enhances the operations and programming of the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.
The Castro Valley Community Band is a 60-piece, all-volunteer concert band based in Castro Valley, California and conducted by Kathleen (Kathy) Maier.
This is a list of Current Music and Choral Performance ticket information for Castro Valley High School, and Creekside and Canyon Middle Schools. For events at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts (CFA), tickets may be purchased at the CFA website. For all other performances around Castro Valley, you may purchase tickets here on the CVMPS website.
MUSIC PARENTS SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER 2017
Tickets for performances at CV Center for the Arts can be purchased via the CFA website using this link.
Tickets can also be purchased at
|Tickets||High School Performances||Middle School Performances|
|Adult Day of Event||$10.00||$10.00|
|Senior/Child/Student Day of Event||$5.00||$5.00|
The Center for the Arts Box Office is open Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and is open one hour before the start of every production.
If you are purchasing tickets at the door, please consider paying in cash. The music program has to pay the credit card company a very high fee for credit card payment at the box office. Thank you for your consideration.