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Westlake Instrumental Music Instructional Staff 2017-2018
(805) 497-6711

Instructional Staff
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Brian Peter - Click for bio
Brian R. Peter

Band Director x3114
Liz Blake - Click for bio
Elizabeth Blake

Orchestra Director x2110
Mike Gangemi - Click for bio
Mike Gangemi

Associate Band Director x3116
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Phil Idell
Percussion Caption Head
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Richard Ramos
Percussion Instructor
Nick Garcia
Malani Bydalek
Percussion Instructor
Nick Garcia
TBA
Percussion Instructor
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Robert Guzman
Colorguard Caption Head
Jack Trieger
Jack Trieger
Colorguard Instructor
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Stacie Cooke
Colorguard Instructor
Nick Garcia
Madison Grant
Colorguard Instructor
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Azmi Baltagi
Visual Caption Head
Mike Freed
Mike Freed
Marching/Music Instructor
Nick Garcia
Aidan Ritchie
Marching/Music Instructor
 
Mike Fortunato
Mike Fortunato
Jazz Coach
Scott Director
Scott Director
Music Composer/ Arranger

 

 

 

Instrumental Music Booster Board

 

Dan-Kinney
Dan Kinney
President
Nick Garcia
Barry Chess
Vice President - Production
Regiment/Drumline
Jenny-Thuillier
Jenny Thuillier
Vice President - Corporate Fundraising
Nick Garcia
Heather Fry
Vice President - Development Fundraising
Nick Garcia
OPEN
Vice President - Volunteers
Nick Garcia
OPEN
Vice President - Communications
Nick Garcia
Wendy Prust
Secretary
Nick Garcia
Leah Lindros
Treasurer

Nick Garcia
Daniel Kao
Comptroller

Harrison Reed - Click for bio
Kylee Murray
Student RSL/IMC President

IMC/RSL Page

 

 

 

Our Booster Mission:
The mission of the WHSIMB is to support the WHS Instrumental Music Department by providing a high level of parental involvement, volunteerism and fundraising to promote a high quality comprehensive musical education program.
 
 
Our Organization:
 The Boosters organization is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization comprised of parents of students and alumni of the Instrumental Music department of WHS.
 
 
What We Do:
  • Fundraising - The Fundraising programs of the WHSIMB provide crucial funding for instruments, instrument repairs, music, Staff & Specialists salaries, trips, competition fees, enrichment opportunities and so much more.
  • Spirit Pack – The dollar amount we ask of each participant to support the program
  • Major Fundraising Programs – Food Truck Event, Westlake Jazz Festival, WHS IMD Yearbook, Patron Programs
  • Smaller Fundraising Programs –Patron Program, Muvico Discount Tickets, Popcorn Sales @ Football Games, Conejo food and drink donations,
  • Corporate Sponsorships – We solicit local business to donate and offer various forms of recognition.
  • Endowment Grants – We apply for educational grants from several organizations.
  • Program Support – The Boostersprovide manpower/womanpower to all aspects of the music program
  • Production support - provide supervision and labor for ensemble events and performances. This includes: Regiment semi-trailer and field show management, set up and teardown, building props, maintaining equipment.
  • Travel coordination and chaperones – Support ensemble travel by managing all aspects of the travel planning, transportation, lodging, and logistics and provide trained chaperones.
  • Food – Support ensemble events with meals, drinks and snacks.
  • Concert dress, uniform and spirit ware – support thepurchase, fitting, distribution, maintenance and inventory.
  • Publicity and communications – Provide publicity for ensemble events.
  • Communication Support – Provide multiple channels of communication among Booster Board, Parents, students, and WHS Staff. Website, Email Blast, parent meetings, social media, announcements.
  • Booster Organization Management – Manage all aspects of the Booster organization, recruiting, finance, coordination, planning, etc.
 
 
Charms:
Charms is the Boosters online database manager. It contains the student information that is necessary to administer our program. Parents have access to the system to input and update information. It is very important that your student’s information is complete and accurate. Most important is your email address. Email is our primary mode of communication. Having your email address is critical when there is a change in plans and we need to get that information to you.
 
 
What We Ask of You:
  • Make a Spirit Pack donation
  • Keep informed and follow up request
  • Get personally involved and volunteer
 
 
Booster Parent Involvement Opportunities!!
 
Production – Regiment Committees:
Truck Dads - 15 to 20 volunteers are needed.
Under the direction of the Head Truck Dads (moms are also truck dads) build props, maintain equipment, load and unload the truck, assist in the movement of pit equipment for football games and competitions.
Time commitment –Self-directed, since they operate as a team individual members can volunteer to participate in the events that fit their schedule.
 
 
Chaperones - 15 to 20volunteers are needed.
Under the direction of the Head Chaperone supervise students at various Band activities. These include: home football games, away football games, competitions, fund raising activities, and overnight trips.
Time commitment –Self-directed, since they operate as a team, individual members can volunteer to operate in the events that fit their schedule.
 
 
Food Committee Member- 15 to 20volunteers are needed.
Under the direction of the Food Team Leaders, prepares a component of a meal, sets up serving area with tables, serving dishes and other equipment. Serves band members and participates in clean up.
Time commitment - Self-directed, since they operate as a team individual members can volunteer to participate in the events that fit their schedule.
 
 
Uniform Committee Member- 5 to 10volunteers are needed.
Under the direction of the Uniform Director, assist in fitting session and the assignment of uniforms. Participates in the annual “Sweatshop” alteration sessions, assists in washing of uniforms and during Regiment events assist in the distribution of uniform parts. Solves regiment members problems with uniform issues.
Time commitment -Self-directed, since they operate as a team individual members can volunteer to participate in the events that fit their schedule. Typically 2 to 3 hours a week and one all-day session to prepare the uniforms for distribution.
 
 
Production – Ensembles Committees:
Concert Attire Committee Member– 2 to 3 volunteers are needed.
Supports the Concert Attire Director in managing the concert wear program. This includes the purchasing, inventory, distribution, cleaning, and storage of the tuxedos and concert dresses.
Time commitment –Most time is spent in the fall and spring, about 10 to 15 hours a month. Much less during the rest of the year.
 
 
Fundraising Committees:    
Fundraising Planning Committee Member -4 to 6volunteers are needed.
Under the direction of the VP Development Fundraising the incumbent assists in fundraising projects. This includes providing administrative support, coordination of activities and hands on support to the fundraising such as: Food truck event, WHS Jazz Festival, Year/Ad Book, grants, Patron programs and other ongoing programs.
Time commitment – Varies depending on when major fundraising events are happening, generally 6 to 8 hours per month.
 
 
Food Truck Event Planning Committee Member - 7 to 10 volunteers are needed.
Assist the Food Truck Event Director in managing all aspects of the Food Truck Event. This Includes: Finding the site, food trucks, Permits, logistics, entertainment, volunteers, parking, publicity, ticket sales and setup/teardown/cleanup.
Time commitment– fall term, 4 to 8 hours per week. All day on the day of the event.
 
 
Food Truck Event VolunteerThis is one of our large fundraising events that needs a large number of student and parent volunteers.
Performs assigned duty on a given shift during the event. . A sampling of the jobs are: parking supervisors, greeters, guides, concession workers, facility workers, security, ticket sales, and set up and cleanup workers. Detailed signup sheets are in the lobby.
Time commitment – One shift once a year.
 
 
Yearbook Planning Committee Member -4 to 6 volunteers are needed.
Assist the Yearbook Director in planning and executing the Yearbook. This Includes: coordinating the planning, design, obtaining photos and copy, managing the selling of business ads, selling student tributes, obtaining senior bios, and working with designer and printer.
Time commitment –winter and spring terms, 5 to 10 hours a month, more so as the production deadline draws near.
 
 
Westlake Jazz Festival Planning Committee Member - 7 to 10 volunteers are needed.
Assist the Westlake Jazz Festival Director in managing all aspects of the Jazz Festival. This includes: Facilities, set up and tear down, logistics, parking and bus supervision, hospitality room, tickets, vendors, concessions and volunteers.
Time commitment– spring term, 3 to 5 hours per month. More so as the event draws near.
 
 
Westlake Jazz Festival Volunteers - This is one of our large fundraising events that needs a large number of student and parent volunteers.
Assignments will be made through our website a month prior to the event. A sampling of the jobs are: parking supervisors, greeters, guides, concession workers, venue workers, security, ticket sales, and set up and cleanup workers.
Time commitment– spring term, one half or one day shift.
 
 
Volunteer Committee:
Volunteer Planning Committee Memberneed around 4 to 6 team members
Assist the VP Volunteers in fulfilling the Boosters’ needs for parent volunteers. Duties include soliciting parents to become volunteers, supporting the New Family Coordinator and Middle School Liaison, working the volunteer table at band events, assist in the scheduling of volunteers, and maintaining the volunteer database.
Time commitment–Varies depending on when major events are happening, generally 3 to 7 hours per month.
 
 
Communications Committee:
Communication Planning Committee Member - need around 4 to 6 team members
Assist the VP Communications in managing all aspects of communication for the Booster organization. This includes: formation of a communication strategy for all Music Department “audiences”, such as parents, Booster volunteers, students, general public, web site and social media management, publicity, press relations, and email blast. Support the Website and Social Media Coordinator and Publicity Leader.
Time commitment–Varies depending on when major events are happening, generally 3 to 7 hours per month.