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 September minutes for approval.
Welcome and Introductions: Kathy Kelley, Michelle Uchiyama, Beth Watson, Carina Zamora, Helen Wu, Emilie Nepveux, Bob Shedd, Steve Hendee
Treasurer’s Report: We voted to renew the MPS membership with Parent Boosters USA. Helen Wu reported on the financials for MPS through October 7, 2017:
Helen will be out of town Oct. 14-22 and Nov. 12-18, so please contact her before or after these dates if needed.
Membership Notes: There were 63 new Diamond memberships in September, which makes of total of 232 so far for the Disneyland pass raffle. The raffle will take place during the next MPS meeting in November. People have until Oct. 31 to join at the Diamond level ($100) to qualify for the raffle.
Awards/Scholarships: MPS received three thank-you notes from previous years’ scholarship winners: Rebecca Marshall, Sam Troxell, and Lotan Yeung. Lotan has submitted all of his paperwork to qualify for the Bob Shedd Music Major’s Scholarship, and so he will be receiving his $1000 check from MPS this month.
Spaghetti Feed: The general consensus is to keep the Spaghetti Feed very similar to how it was run last year. Kathy will be checking with Jean Marie soon to make sure the paperwork gets submitted to reserve Canyon Middle school for the event. We will look into possibly selling tickets through Pay Pal or Brown Paper Tickets this year, since Eventbright, although convenient, was very expensive last year.
New Business: We discussed the confusion regarding where mail for MPS is being sent. We agreed to change all MPS addresses to Canyon Middle School.
Meeting adjourned at 7:39pm.
Next meeting date: Nov. 8, 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.