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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

  • Music scholarships

  • 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.

Back by Popular Demand!  For the 2017-2018 school year, donors who contribute $100 or more by October 31, 2017 will be entered into a Raffle to win two Disneyland 2­-Day Hopper Tickets (a $398 value).


CVMPS Meeting Minutes


Castro Valley Music Parents’ Society Minutes

 April 12, 2017



Approved minutes:  Beth Watson presented the March 2017 minutes for approval.

Welcome and Introductions:  Jeanne Marie French, Steven Hendee, Kathy Kelley, Bob Shedd, Michelle Uchiyama, Beth Watson, Helen Wu

Staff update: Mr. Hendee reported that CVHS recently hosted a CMEA band and orchestra festival.  The high school choir is currently preparing for their Pops concert, and all district music groups are preparing for their spring concerts starting in May.

Treasurer’s Report:  Helen Wu reported that MPS currently has $31,190.88 in its funds, and the Teachers Holding Accounts have $24,573.35, for a total of $55,764.23.  The net profit from the Spaghetti dinner was $5,478.21.   $2,499 was split among 7 teachers (7 x 357 per teacher), and $2,979.21 went into the MPS Account

May 19th music festival at Marshall Elementary:  Although this sounds like a worthwhile event, MPS will not be participating this year due to scheduling conflicts.

Scholarship and Awards Update: 

Bob Shedd reported that 110 blocks have been ordered for a total of $1,871, and 27 choir, 23 band, and 17 orchestra senior medallions have been ordered for a total of $770.  These will all be ready in time for end of year distribution.  10 completed MPS scholarship applications were turned in.  Each qualified applicant will receive a $300 scholarship given out at senior awards night.

Discussion of board positions for next yearKrista Richey would like to take a break from her position as Membership Chair for the 2017-2018 school year.  Michelle Uchiyama will possibly take over this position.  Willing to continue for another year are:  Kathy Kelley as President, Beth Watson as Secretary, Helen Wu as Treasurer, Jeanne Marie French as Vice-President/Spaghetti Dinner Head, and Bob Shedd as Scholarship/Awards Chair.  Kathy will ask Lisa Haidinyak if she would like to continue as Fundraising Chair. 

Membership ReportThe group voted to purchase two 2-day Disneyland park hopper tickets to help with the 2017-2018 MPS membership drive. 

Upcoming Events: 

    Beth Watson will not be present at the May 17 meeting, so someone else will be needed to take minutes

    Should the MPS board meet in August to get a head-start on membership for next year?

    March 2 is the set date for the 2018 Spaghetti Dinner (or other concert fundraising event)

    Next year’s meetings will continue on the second Wednesday of each month.


Meeting adjourned at 7:33pm.

Next meeting date:  May 17, 2017

Minutes respectfully submitted by Beth Watson




MPS Minutes - March 8, 2017

MPS Minutes - February 8, 2017

MPS Minutes - January 11, 2017

MPS Minutes - November 9, 2016

MPS Minutes - October 12, 2016

MPS Minutes - September 14, 2016

About MPS

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

MPS is a non-profit corporation.
Tax ID# 38-3883488
Music Parents' Society of Castro Valley, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)corporation. 

Music Related Sites

You might be interested in these music related web sites, servicing the Castro Valley community.


The Jenny Lin Foundation

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 Music Camp.htm


The Castro Valley Arts Foundation

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

The Castro Valley Community Band is a 60-piece, all-volunteer concert band based in Castro Valley, California and conducted by Kathleen (Kathy) Maier.


Ticket Information

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.





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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 

  • The CVCFA box office (no surcharge for advance purchases but see pricing below for tickets purchased the day of the event) Castro Valley Center for the Arts 19501 Redwood Road Castro Valley, CA 94546 Tel: 510-889-8961
  • The Adult School ($1 from each ticket is deducted from the program for the adult school) 4430 Alma Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546 (510) 886-1000 


Tickets High School Performances Middle School Performances
Adult Pre-purchased $8.00 $6.00
Adult Day of Event $10.00 $10.00
Senior/Child/Student pre-purchased $5.00 $4.00
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.