Who are the LHHS Instrumental Music Boosters?

The LHHS Music Boosters are a volunteer Non-Profit organization designed to help the music students at Laguna Hills High School and are the cornerstone that keeps things running smoothly. This support is provided through logistics, fundraising and encouragement.

Parents or guardians of students currently enrolled in any of the Instrumental Music groups or Color Guard are AUTOMATIC members! Moreover, our Booster membership is open to other family members, relatives, alumni, former boosters, friends . . . basically any interested person who subscribes to the purpose and policies of this organization and is willing to play an active role in our activities.

We support the entire music program including Orchestra, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Winter Guard, and Marching Band & Color Guard.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can help, from helping to raise funds to volunteering for a specific event.  While our board helps oversee the general running of the boosters, we need parent volunteers to help make the program possible.

New to the program? Never fear, our seasoned parents will mentor you. If we keep passing down the knowledge and encouraging others to volunteer, then one day you can show someone else the ropes.

Warning! Parents, guardians and grandparents directly benefit their student in music when volunteering and set an extremely positive example.

In addition to the board positions, there are many other opportunities for involvement. Click on the position below to view the job description, or scroll down the page to see all positions.

Executive Officers

  • President – Mary-Alice Blanchard
  • Vice President – Suzy McMasters
  • Secretary –  Beth Pierce
  • Treasurer – Ping Shaw
  • Banker –  Leo Chua

Auxiliary Board

  • Parliamentarian
  • Operations- Heath McMasters
  • Student Representative

OPEN Auxiliary Board Positions

  • Auditor
  • Marching Band Coordinator
  • Color Guard Coordinator
  • Winter Guard Coordinator
  • Ensembles Coordinator
  • Winter Drumline Coordinator
  • Meal Coordinator(s)

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is tasked with choosing the best candidates to serve as officers to run your Laguna Hills Instrumental Music Booster for the upcoming year.  The committee is made of  3 Members and 1 alternate.

If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board or to learn more about other open Chair positions please email us.

Training is provided as there is excellent support from our current Board Members. Continued dedication to volunteer service is a gift that we treasure and we encourage future parent to volunteer to hold office of chair position. Please email us to let us know you would like to be considered for a listed position. We look forward to building our 2022-2023 LHHS Instrumental Music Booster!

Executive Board Positions

  • PRESIDENT shall:
    a. Oversee the work of the Board members, chairs, and committees.
    b. Fill by appointment any vacancies in the Board as they may occur, such appointments by the
    majority of the remaining members of the Board.
    c. Preside at all meetings of the Executive Board and general membership.
    d. Be a member ex officio of all committees except the nominating committee.
    e. Coordinate with the Instrumental Music Director in planning a calendar for the Music
    Boosters including all meetings, performances, fundraising events, and other activities.
    f. Provide an authorized signature for all warrants in conjunction with the Instrumental Music
    Director. If the President is absent, then a signature by the Vice President, Secretary, or
    Treasurer is required.
    g. Act as liaison with LHHS administration, SVUSD administration, other SVUSD High Schools,
    and the community. Handle all correspondence on behalf of the organization.
    h. Be one of four (4) authorized check signers for the purpose of disbursements.
    i. Have all contracts and or legally binding documents approved by the general membership,
    prior to signing a contract along with another elected officer.
    j. Prohibit the execution of any contracts or legally binding agreements that may encumber
    the Association beyond the current fiscal year.
    k. Oversee and communicate with the Parliamentarian and Student Representative.
    l. Be one of three (3) designees to check the Music Boosters’ mailbox and distribute mail.
    m. Appoint an alternate authorized signer, in the event of vacancy in any of the designated
    positions of authorized signers, i.e., Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary until such time
    as the vacancy is filled.
  • VICE-PRESIDENT shall:
    a. Assist President as directed.
    b. Preside over meetings in the absence of the President.
    c. Be one of four (4) authorized check signers for the purpose of disbursements.
    d. Present all fundraising ideas to the Board.
    e. Chair all fundraising activities by appointing or working with fundraising committees created
    for each individual event.
    f. Ensure that any and all fundraisers are “Chaired” by members of the Music Boosters.
    g. Conduct an annual inventory of Music Booster property and submit a report to the Board no
    later than the June Board meeting.
    h. Be one of three (3) designees to check the Music Boosters’ mailbox and distribute mail

 

  • SECRETARY shall:
    a. Keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the general membership and
    Board as the legal record of this organization, including all expenditures and motions
    indicating names of originators, seconds, abstentions, and if passed/failed.
    b. Submit the meeting minutes to the Board for review and upon approval, the final version
    minutes to the President and Webmaster in a timely manner.
    c. Be prepared to refer to minutes of previous meetings.
    d. Prepare a list of all unfinished business for the use of the President.
    e. Perform such other duties as may be delegated to the Secretary.
    f. Arrange for an alternate note taker in the event the in her/his absence.
    g. Be one of four (4) authorized check signers for the purpose of disbursements.
    h. Be one of three (3) designees to check the Music Boosters’ mailbox and distribute mail.

 

  • TREASURER shall:
    a. Be responsible for the handling and accounting of Music Booster funds.
    b. Keep permanent books of account and records as shall be sufficient to establish the items of
    gross income, receipts, and disbursements of the Organization.
    c. Present at the monthly meetings a Treasurer’s Report consisting of a current profit and loss
    statement, balance sheet, and listing of all disbursements detailed by check number, date
    issued, payee and amount paid, and purpose.
    d. Pay all bills as authorized by the Board or general membership and on receipt of the
    authorization of payment.
    e. Require all proper supporting documentation, including original invoice, statement or
    receipt with amount due, verify that item is an approved budgeted expenditure, and secure
    authorized signatures on warrant prior to the issuance of any cash disbursement.
    f. Secure two (2) signatures on all checks from authorized signers. Authorized signers shall be
    any two of the following officers: President, Treasurer, Vice President or Secretary.
    g. Keep an accurate record of receipts and disbursements in a ledger which is a permanent
    record of this organization. All other financial records must be retained for three (3) years.
    h. Manage payment system accounts such as PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, Square, etc., as established
    by the Organization.
    i. Reconcile the monthly bank statement and promptly turn over to the Auditor when
    requested.
    j. Coordinate and delegate work to the Banker and Auditor as necessary.
    k. Complete year-end bookkeeping at the end of each school year.
    l. Prepare and file income tax returns and any required documents by registered mail before
    November 15, annually. If unable to perform this task, advise the Board immediately, and in
    conjunction with the Board, arrange for the services of an accountant or qualified party.
    m. Prepare and file the Non-Profit Information Statement by registered mail before December
    31, annually.
    n. Renew the Organization’s insurance policy

 

  • BANKER shall:
    a. Deposit all monies for payment in the bank established by the Board and provide the
    Treasurer with a receipt for all such monies as required by the Organization, as well as a
    copy of the deposit slip.
    b. Receive all deposits with a completed cash verification form, signed by at least one other
    Board member.
    c. Keep an accurate record of all receipts for filing with the treasurer’s financial records.
    d. Record all cash and check receivables on a receipt log with the date received and purpose
    noted prior to distribution to the Treasurer.
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