Music Boosters

Music Boosters

According to proven statistical research trials, children who study music or a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education. And yet, music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from school budgets.

To contact the music teacher, email: [email protected]

Please join the Cunha Music Boosters and find out how you can help!

Pumpkin Fest Parking Fundraiser


Music Families, we need every family to sign up now for our main fundraiser, Pumpkin Fest Parking.

This is the primary fundraiser for Music Boosters whom entirely fund the Cunha Music Program needs. Does your student use a school instrument or other materials? Please sign-up for a shift so we can continue to support the maintenance and cleaning of our Cunha school instruments after each musician is finished.

It's really easy and fun to point people to the festival just one block away. We have the best festival parking!

Who Are We

We are a volunteer organization that supports the music program at our school. Here at Cunha, we are fortunate to have a large and thriving music program, thanks in part to parent volunteers as well as our two music instructors, Ms. Maria Portello-Swagel who teaches 6th grade beginning band and 7th grade concert band, and Mr. Walter Anderson, who teaches the 8th grade symphonic band as well as the after-school jazz band.

Please Join Us

We need you-the parent volunteers! Without you, we are not able to raise the funds needed to send kids to performances (busing), to provide instruments or instrument repair, to buy sheet music and for all the things needed to make your students' musical time here at Cunha, a memorable one!

Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month at 3:10 pm in the E-3 classroom.

Support Cunha Music Boosters

  1. The requested donation for all band/music students is $50/ school year. Please make checks payable to Cunha Intermediate School with Music Boosters in the memo line.

  2. Shop at New Leaf to support the Boosters. Order a card that can be loaded and reloaded each month in the following denominations: $50, $100, $250, and $500 and the music boosters will receive 4-5% of all your purchases. (Jimmee Greco - [email protected])

  3. Pumpkin Festival Parking. Help us raise funds by manning the parking lot during the festival.

  4. Purchase pumpkin festival t-shirts. Each year, all kids at Cunha are challenged to create a unique, original t-shirt design which when chosen are worn by the band during the pumpkin festival parade.

  5. Bake sales at student concerts. Please donate or purchase baked goods at concerts.

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