About the Boosters

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

We also are responsible for much of the administration of the approx 400 students in Band and Choir. And last but not least, we help ensure that the students are comfortable and prepared both in the band/choir room and during the various off-campus activities.

Booster meetings are held monthly at SEMS in Room 501. Anyone is welcome to attend - please check the calendar for the next meeting date.

Meet the Board

Cindi Vargo
PRESIDENT

As per Article III of the band Booster Club by laws, the Presidents shall be appointed by the Band Directors. Our Directors, Ms. Homes and Mrs. McInnis, have appointed Heidi France as president of the San Elijo Middle School Band Boosters for the 2021-22 school year.


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.

Aaron Bonsall
TREASURER

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

Jenny Smerud 
SECRETARY

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

Corinne Grandinetti AND OPEN FOR CHOIR
STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS

The Student Activities Coordinator assists the President with all students related admin. With 350 students in the program, 4 bands, 2 choirs, many parallel classes, 7-8 field trips a year there is significant administration involved!

 

Mercedes Noonan
FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

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

Daniela Whitney
HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR

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.

Rachel Jobin

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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

Twee Hyler
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.

Brett Vargo, Kevin Torell & Kristin Jackson
MEDIAMASTER(S) 

The mediamaster runs the Facebook page, Instagram 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.

 

Frank McInnis, Danielle Buggs, Andrea Dunning
BOOSTERS AT LARGE 

Booster at large doesn't hold a formal board position, but attends 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!