About Us

The Band Boosters are a Not-for-Profit organization that was founded to help the San Elijo Middle School Band Program meet its financial needs & obligations.

We also are responsible for much of the administration of the approx 600 students in Band and Choir. And last but not least, we help ensure that the students are comfortable and prepared both in the band room and during the various off-campus activities.

Booster meetings are held monthly in the Band Booster Room. Anyone is welcome to attend - please check the calendar for the next meeting date.

Meet the Board

  • Lisa Ward & Nilda O'Reilly    

    As per Article III of the band Booster Club by laws, the Presidents shall be appointed by the Band Directors. Our Directors, Ms. Kossler and Mrs. McInnis, have appointed Lisa Ward & Nilda O'Reilly as co-presidents of the San Elijo Middle School Band Boosters for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Heidi France  
    Vice President

    The Vice President is a position that can help where needed in all other positions.  This person is basically in training to become one of the new co-presidents of the Booster organization.

    Ra Chadderton    

    The Treasurer is responsible for posting and depositing all checks received, making payments for the band and for preparing monthly financial statements.

  • Seema Nayak   

    The secretary is responsible for taking the minutes at our monthly board meetings and other miscellaneous correspondence

    Robin Perry Lynch
    Student Activities Coordinator

    The Student Activities Coordinator assists the President with all students related admin. With 650 students in the program, 4 bands, many parallel classes, 7-8 field trips a year there is significant administration involved!

  • Jeanne Mellado  
    Fundraising Coordinator

    The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for organizing fundraising events to benefit all of the bands at SEMS and are instrumental in allowing us to raise the funds needed to have an award winning program.

  • Sandhya Tippur   
    Hospitality Coodinator

    Hospitality is responsible for planning and coordinating the food and beverages offered at band events such as: the 6th grade Coffee Concerts, the Solo & Ensemble Festival (for the judges and volunteers), for guest artists, and the Band Awards night.

  • Susie Bueno   
    Volunteer Coordinator

    Volunteer Coordinator is in responsible for coordinating volunteers through Sign up Genius  for all of our scheduled events. We have many events planned for your students this year.

  • Jennifer Michalik    
    Jazz Coordinator

    The Jazz Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and confirming all jazz band events, communicating with jazz band parents as well as ensuring that we have adequate transportation for the jazz band equipment/instruments.

  • Louella Cortez    

    The mediamaster runs the Facebook page and Twitter Feed for the band and choir as well as puts out the monthly newsletters to keep families informed of happenings in the program.

  • Jackie Arditti   
    Booster at Large 

    Booster at large doesn't hold a formal board position, but attend most all Booster meetings to support the band and choir program.  It is a great way to get involved if you can't make a formal commitment to a board position! 

    Shannon McInnis   

    The webmaster is responsible for maintaining the band website.