CHS VPA Boosters Meeting this Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 pm

Dear Choir Parents,

There is a VPA meeting this coming Wednesday March 13th at 7 PM in the choir room.

The musical is coming up fast and we have lots of details to discuss regarding PR, ads and volunteers. Please plan to come.

You will soon be receiving a letter about donating to the chair fund to purchase new chairs for the music wing. We have some exciting developments to share. Below is the letter in case you don’t get it in the mail.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Jenny Heitler-Klevans

VPA President


Dear Parents of Music Students,

The music program has a unique and special place within Cheltenham High School. Students learn an array of skills that promote a sense of community and connection to their school environment. The Cheltenham music program has been awarded numerous distinctions and has positively represented our school in the wider community. Our children spend untold hours mastering their skills in the band and choir rooms. Unfortunately, the chairs they sit in are terribly uncomfortable and ergonomically unhealthy. We have an opportunity to purchase new chairs that will aid in better posture and improved performance.

This year Cheltenham Music Theatre celebrates 50 years, and the Vocal Performing Arts Boosters has made a commitment to help purchase new chairs for all the students in the choir, band and orchestra programs. We have already begun fundraising, however we cannot accomplish this goal without your support. It costs about $10,000 to purchase 150 new chairs and storage racks. This will be a joint effort between the school district, parents, students and other funding sources. Both the band and orchestra parent groups have pledged money and even the students will be donating through the choir council. We need to step up our fundraising efforts so we can reach our $3000 goal.

Please consider contributing $50 towards the purchase of a chair. Any individual contributing $50 or more will have the name of their choice dedicated on a plaque in the music wing of Cheltenham High School. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor a graduating senior, any student who has spent time in the music program, or a past or present faculty member. Please ask friends and relatives if they would be willing to contribute. These new chairs will last many years and benefit thousands of students.

We hope you will support this endeavor. You may complete the enclosed form or donate via the VPA website at If you make your contribution prior to March 30th, your name will be listed in the 2013 musical Grease Playbill.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your support of the CHS music program. For more information feel free to contact Jenny Heitler-Klevans at


Jenny Heitler-Klevans

VPA President

Brenda Edelman

VPA Vice-President


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