The Instrumental Guild is a volunteer group comprised of parents who support HSPVA’s Band, Jazz, Mariachi, Orchestra, and Piano students. By giving of our time and resources, we raise much-needed funds for the Instrumental Music programs. District funding is inconsistent; we can add stability to HSPVA’s Instrumental Music budget to make sure the quality of education that our musicians receive never falters!
Do you know that this is the first full year that our Department has had a Guild? Other HSPVA art areas have had guilds for years. It is exciting that we, too, are now able to work together to support our students and faculty under the umbrella of HSPVA Friends, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. HSPVA Friends cultivates and disseminates private funding for activities all across HSPVA for which public funding is either unavailable or insufficient.
Some of our support and fundraising activities include:
- Raising essential funds for the Instrumental Music Department through the following annual events: Spaghetti Supper, Music Program ad sales, the Middle School Workshop, the Spring Forward Giving Campaign, and concessions sales at the many Instrumental performances;
- Providing meals for VIP guest artists and students before select performances;
- Maintaining the sheetmusic library and uniform inventory for all instrumental ensembles; and
- Preparing printed concert programs for each performance.