2018 Officer Applications

The Music Students Service League is looking for new officers for 2018-2019.

Available positions:
Vice President

To apply as an officer you must meet these requirements:

  1. You must be a MSSL member.
  2. You must be an incoming 8th grader or older.

Please take note: as officers, you are not only responsible for your individual leadership roles but you must also fundraise at least $50 for donations to Katie’s Clinic of USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital at least once a year.

If you are interested, please answer the following two questions and email your responses to serenawang@msslmusic.org by Sunday July 15th, 2018.

  1. Why are you applying to become an officer in MSSL? Be specific.
  2. How, as either a Vice President, Secretary or Historian, would you improve our nonprofit’s ability to serve underprivileged communities? Offer specifics.

Officer positions will be announced via email on Sunday July 22nd, 2018. We look forward to hearing from you all!

MSSL and Macy’s Fashion Show!

On April 28, 2018, MSSL collaborated with Macy’s at Walnut Creek to host our first ever fashion show in support of the Katie Nues Foundation! The show included a raffle with three lucky winners; a runway show; shopping bags; continental breakfast; all provided by Macy’s. We were so glad that Emily Blanco and Samantha Corpus, young women with Rett Syndrome, were able to join us at this event! We had about one hundred and fifty people RSVP for the event, and even more showed up! Thank you so much to our volunteer models and our MSSL officers for their hard work preparing for this event and for CCMTAC teachers and board members for supporting us! Thanks to everyone’s support and effort, Macy’s increased the donation to the Katie Nues Foundation from $5,000 to $7,000!

Special thanks to Macy’s Representatives:
Maria Padilla-Angel – General Manager
Emily Stanchi – Assistant Manager
Maryanne Guerini – Cosmetics Manager
Lesle Nelson – Personal Stylist
Elba Navarrete – Personal Stylist



MSSL & Merrill Gardens Senior Living

On February 16th of 2018 MSSL performed at Merrill Gardens Senior Living Home. This was a special performance to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year with the residents and staff. Thank you to Merrill Gardens for donating to MSSL for our fundraiser for Katie’s Clinic, we really appreciate your support. We would also like to give a big thank you to our student performers and audience members for making this event possible!


MSSL & Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome

On Friday, December the 8th MSSL President Serena Wang and Vice President Michelle Chen went to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital / Walnut Creek Campus, to met with Dr. Mary Jones, the Director of Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome, and Erica Robertson, the Program Coordinator, to deliver a donation from MSSL. MSSL raised funds via community performances and donations from kind community members. MSSL’s donation will be dedicated to bringing back music therapy to the clinic.


Katie’s Clinic Music Therapy in session!

MSSL and MTAC Holiday Gathering

On December 2nd of 2017, MSSL President Serena was invited to CCMTAC’s annual holiday gathering. At the gathering, Serena introduced Michelle Chen, the next elected President of MSSL for 2018. The two performed a duet and gave a presentation on MSSL’s accomplishments and achievements in 2017. Serena received an award from CCMTAC President Tanya Heeb for her vision and leadership in the music and broader community.

MSSL and Norcal Strollathon

On November 4th of 2017, MSSL Officers helped fundraise for and participate in the Annual Norcal Strollathon. The Norcal Strollathon is an annual event designed to provide financial aid and emotional support to those afflicted with Rett Syndrome. This year, MSSL helped participate in the volunteer booths and raised enough money to become an official sponsor. Thanks to all our MSSL officers!