Wilson Instrumental Music Booster Organization
New letter coming soon! Can't wait to hear from the new Co-Presidents!
Thanks Kelly and Kim for volunteering your time!
Last year's President Welcome to WIMBO 2020 -2021!
We are glad you are here. We certainly face a few challenges this school year but are thankful for the help of our community, our parents, grandparents, and friends.
Our strategy has been “many hands make light work”. It proved successful with our “Cali to Carnegie” campaign and so continues. Presently, the LBUSD has not approved evening or group music practices and all concerts are postponed till further notice. Ms. Ellis and Mr. M. are working tirelessly and creatively both online and off to keep students engaged and ready for when students transition back to the campus.
WIMBO’s purpose this year is quite simple,
1. to find easy and safe ways to support the instrumental music program
2. to meet monthly online to check progress and address upcoming needs and events
3. to be volunteer ready in the transition back to concerts and festivals in the Spring
4. to utilize the lbwilsonmusic.org website as a central location for all communication
Financially, WIMBO’s spring operating budget did not go as planned for revenue due to the school shutdown. This planned revenue is from concerts, concessions, etc. Thankfully the year ended positively but minimally so, leaving little operating capital for this year. The “shutdown status” makes it difficult to recoup monies and predict future needs. Fundraising in a pandemic presents many challenges and is not ideal. It was agreed that at this time, we will not undertake any major fundraisers this year save the student led “Play-A-Thon” in January.
In short, there is not a lot we can do but what we can do, we must.
We ask that you…
· Become a WIMBO member
· Buy a Music t-shirt
· Sign up for grocery rewards at Ralphs.
These 3 small “to-dos” will give the program the cash it needs to minimally operate and hire music coaches, buy music, pay basic reoccurring invoices, and allow the program to support our teachers.
GO TO www. lbwilsonmusic.org today and click the “Membership”, “Products” and “Fundraising” pages today.
I invite you all to join our zoom calls the 1stWednesday of the month. Invite links are sent through the REACH app, and School Messenger or Canvas. It will also be posted to our website.
Thank you for all your support and encouragement for the students.
WIMBO President 2019-21
PERTINENT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE. AGENDAS, MINUTES
Presidents: Kelly Villianos & Kimberly Shotwell
Treasurer: Janelle Dee
Communication: Need to fill this position
Join us for WIMBO meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm
Check your email for mtg information. Virtual or in-person and possible zoom meeting code.
Musicians Guild is a non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible. If you would like the EIN number contact the Booster Pres.
WIMBO is part of the non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible. If you would like the EIN number contact the Booster Pres.
Kelly Villianos & Kimberly Shotwell
Go to "ONLINE STORE" and purchase your membership and spirit wear. Any membership over $50 receives a short sleeve T-shirt