Booster President's Parting Words
As the school year draws to a close, so does my time as President of the ACHS Music Boosters. This past year has given me a unique perspective of the program and with that a true sense of appreciation for what it takes to run it and do it successfully. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank those that contribute so much and enrich our kids experience.
First, I want to thank our directors, Mr. Cook and Mr. G. for their seemingly tireless work ethic and all they do for the program and in turn our kids. In addition to taking the music program to the next level, they teach, inspire, and motivate our kids to not only be better musicians, but better community members, citizens, and people.
A sincere thank you to the 2018-2019 Board members, Jennifer Clark, Lauri Barcelona, Michelle Aliano, Julie Fuchs, Elmira Ponti, and Shannon Rumfelt for all your hard work and support.
This program really does take a village to run. Beyond the board there are many who contribute so much in different capacities. A very special thanks to Alicia Hoffman, Kathy Sheehan (and her entire uniform team), Rich Campbell (and all his prop builders and truck drivers), Rob and Susan James, Serena Villalobos, Lupe Peters (and her Snack Shack Crew), Dorothy Hanchey, Tara and Leigh Stivers, Gina Garcia, Debbie Speth, Toki Lee, Jen Block, and the By-laws Committee.
Finally, a thank you to all who supported the program in any number of ways throughout the year by - supporting our restaurant fundraisers, attending karaoke, trivia night or Pastapalooza, buyng Spiritwear or pie certificates, pushing props or equipment at a show, making sack lunches, working a Snack Shack shift, walking a parade route, carpooling for Drumline or Winter Guard, helping with uniforms - the list goes on ... or maybe you made sure your student was dropped off (and picked up) on time to every rehearsal, show or concert arriving prepared with proper attire and then stayed to cheer them on ... THANK YOU!!
The Booster organization accomplished significant goals this year and feel confident we are leaving the space better than we found it. I want to congratulate our newly elected President, Jennifer Clark and look forward to supporting her next year.
There are still many open positions, so if you are interested in contributing in this way, please reach out for more info.
A fond farewell to all the seniors and their families. I wish you all success and happiness in your future endeavors and hope you have many great memories from the ACHS Music program you take with you.
Enjoy your summer and see you in August for another amazing year in Camarillo Music!
2018 - 2019 ACHS Music Booster President