Arts, Culture, and Humanities

West Hills High School Totally Excellent Music Parents Organization

  • SANTEE , CA
  • www.whhstempo.com

Mission Statement

TEMPO's mission is to support the activities of the West Hills High School "Blue & Black Brigade" - Band, Color Guard, and Drumline - through volunteerism, fundraising, and community outreach.

Main Programs

  1. The "Blue & Black Brigade"

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Service Areas

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California

West Hills High School "Blue & Black Brigade" has students who live in Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, and La Mesa, California.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

Source: Form 990N

Dawn Corliss-Ingoglia

Keywords

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Band Boosters, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline, Concert Band

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Also Known As

TEMPO

EIN

33-0674250

 Number

4380526875

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

orming Arts (Aer)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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TEMPO is excited! With our support the "Blue & Black Brigade" was able to accomplish the following in the 2012-2013 School Year... Field Season:--The Band received trophies at four of their five competitions: one 1st place, one 2nd place, and two 3rd place trophies.--At the same five competitions, the Color Guard received three 1st place, and two 2nd place trophies with a total increase of 19 points. For the Winter season, the students of the "Blue & Black Brigade" break up into three different ensembles: Concert Band, Winter Guard, and Winter Drumline.--Concert Band received two Good and an Excellent in Performance, as well as two Excellent and a Superior in Sight Reading.--Winter Guard placed 2nd and 1st (receiving a 10.3 score increase) respectfully at their first two competitions. Therefore, they advanced from Regional AA to Regional AAA.--Winter Drumline was ranked in the top 10% of their division and advanced from Independent C to Independent B. TEMPO wants to continue to support the students of the "Blue & Black Brigade". The following are their goals for the 2013-2014 School Year... Field Season:--The Band wants to put on a show that will excite the audience and masterfully show off their skills of visual and music excellence.--The Color Guard wants to dance the story played by the Band and increase the score they contribute to the Band's total in the General and Visual Affect categories. Winter Season:--Concert Band plans to attend three music festivals and receive Excellent as well as Superior Ratings.--Winter Guard wants to enhance performance quality and abilities, and be promoted to a higher competitive level.--Winter Drumline wants to remain in the top 10% and advance to a higher performance level. TEMPO also wants to help grow the program by purchasing new instruments and equipment, as well as the professional uniforms needed by Winter Guard and Winter Drumline to successfully compete in their advanced divisions.

Programs

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Program 1

The "Blue & Black Brigade"

The "Blue & Black Brigade" is the West Hills High School Band, Color Guard, and Drumline. During the Fall, the "Blue & Black Brigade"* Compete together in field tournaments throughout San Diego County* Perform the same show during half-time at home football games. After the fall field season, they break up into three different ensembles:* Concert Band* Winter Guard* Winter DrumlineThese three groups compete in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$80,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

West Hills High School "Blue & Black Brigade" has students who live in Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, and La Mesa, California.

Funding Needs

TEMPO wants to keep this program in existence and grow it! There are many areas where your financial support would greatly benefit the students: The "Blue & Black Brigade" Band, Color Guard, and Drumline is in desperate need of new instruments and equipment. In the next couple of years, we'd like to raise at least $75,000. --Advisors; this year approximately $20,000.--Clinics, masters classes, and music coaches for each section of woodwinds and brass; budgeted this year $4,400.--Music and music editing, drill writing, entry fees, props, and professional uniforms; budgeted this year $25,000. This amount includes expenses similar to previous years, plus an increase or the addition of new items TEMPO would like to provide. The continued advancement each year of our Winter Guard and Winter Drumline makes coverage of these additional expenses a necessity. These ensembles are at the disadvantage of trying to compete against groups who have the professional uniforms and upgraded equipment expected by the judges.

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Operations

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West Hills High School Totally Excellent Music Parents Organization

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dawn Corliss-Ingoglia

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"TEMPO exists because our kids need us! Much of what makes this program great happens outside the classroom and is only possible because of parent participation and support. We feed the students at competitions, provide the equipment and supplies needed to put on performances, and pay for clinicians and advisors. We pull trailers, fit and tidy uniforms, style hair, and shine shoes. Parents of the Winter Guard and Winter Drumline students provide the transportation to and from the competitions. We organize and participate in fundraisers, take photos, purchase awards, and plan the end of the year banquet. But most importantly, we show we care and we set a good example for our kids. Parents who enjoyed the high school marching experience can attest, this is more than a class and more than a club. The students of the "Blue & Black Brigade" feel like it is a second family. Many of them can be found in the band room before and after school, as well as during lunch. They encourage and give each other a sense of belonging. We know the student's high school band years will contribute greatly to their overall high school experience, leaving them with lasting memories and lifelong friendships. Many of our graduates continue to perform with other organizations, such as, the SDSU Band and Color Guard, Drum Corp International (DCI), and Winter Guard International (WGI). A trumpet player who graduated several years ago performs in DCI competitions with a well known Drum Corp. He is also our Marching Coach. One of our trombone players performs with the SDSU Band. She is in her second year of college and plans to major in Music. Last year's Color Guard Lieutenant is now Co-Captain of an Independent Winter Guard performing in WGI. He is also the assistant to our Color Guard Advisor here at West Hills High School. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Joe Horger

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Term: June 2013 - June 2014

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