The Choral Parents Organization (CPO) is an organization of parent volunteers. CPO was established to support services and funding for SDHS & LHMS Choral Music Department expenses that are not covered by the BUSD budget. CPO is a tax-exempt organization, and donations to CPO are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Services provided by CPO include:
Financial support through membership donations, general donations, grants, and fundraising activities. Funds are used to pay for: sheet music, transportation, accompanists, instrumental musicians, piano tuning, classroom equipment and supplies, scholarships, festival fees, clinicians, auditorium rental, custodial services, awards and programs.
Administrative support through volunteer hours. Volunteers coordinate communications regarding each choir’s activities to parents, event planning, fundraising activities, grant applications, concert program preparations, DVD/CD sales, website and calendar maintenance, and administrative and clerical assistance to the Choral Director.
Parents formed CPO in 2017 to assist with funding for expenses of the Choral Music Department. Parents Christine Jordan, Yvonne Pena, Kim Lowary, Jennifer Arriaga, Stephanie Doub and Ernie Messner, among others, were instrumental in establishing CPO, including qualifying CPO as a non-profit organization. For a more complete description of CPO’s purpose, review the CPO Purpose.