MSSL & Creekview Health Center

On Sunday, August 18th, 2019, MSSL held our first performance of the 2019-2020 school year at the Creekview Health Center. We had a variety of performances, including piano, violin, flute, and singing. Thank you, as always, to the staff at Creekview Health Center for the opportunity to perform, as well as the performers who attended and did a great job!

Round-Up for Rett Fundraiser!

From May 1st to May 15th, MSSL partnered with Macy’s Walnut Creek to hold the Round-Up for Rett fundraiser for the Katie Nues Foundation. Thanks to the support of our community, a total of $3,046 was raised in addition to the $5000 from our MSSL and Macy’s 2nd Annual Fashion Show for a grand total of $8,046!

2019-2020 Officer Applications

The Music Students Service League is looking for new officers for the 2019-2020 school year.

The available positions are:
Vice President
Secretary
Historian

To apply as an officer, you must meet these requirements:

  1. You must be a current MSSL member.
  2. You must be an incoming 8th grader or older.
  3. Your current music teacher must be a member of the Contra Costa Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).

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. All officers must be committed to actively attend and participate in performances and fundraisers.

If you are interested in becoming an officer, please answer the following questions and email your responses to michellechen@msslmusic.org by Sunday, July 21st, 2019.

  1. What position are you applying for?
  2. What is the name of your current music teacher(s) that is a member of Contra Costa MTAC?
  3. Why are you applying to become an officer in MSSL? Be specific.
  4. How, as an officer, would you improve our nonprofit’s ability to serve underprivileged communities? Offer specifics.

Officer positions will be announced via email on Sunday, July 28th, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you!

MSSL and Macy’s 2nd Annual Fashion Show!

On May 4, 2019, MSSL collaborated with Macy’s at Walnut Creek to host our second annual fashion show in support of the Katie Nues Foundation! The show included a raffle with seven lucky winners, a runway show, fruit and drinks provided by Macy’s, as well as delicious tacos donated by Heritage Eats in Broadway Plaza. We were so glad that Katie Nues, a young lady with Rett Syndrome, were able to join us at this event! We had over two 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 donated 5K to the Katie Nues Foundation!

Special thanks to Macy’s Representatives:
Maria Padilla-Angel – General Manager
Kendra Diedrich – Assistant Manager
Simon Mendez – Assistant Manager of Jewelry Department
Lesle Nelson – Personal Stylist
Elba Navarrete – Personal Stylist

Thank you as well to Heritage Eats for donating the delicious tacos for this event!

We would like to give a special thank you to Serena Wang, our founder, for not only starting this event but also continuing to support us.