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

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.

MSSL & Sunrise of Pleasanton

On Sunday, April 14th, 2019, MSSL held a performance at the Sunrise of Pleasanton. We had a variety of performances, including piano, violin, and flute. Thank you, as always, to the staff at the Sunrise of Pleasanton for the opportunity to perform, as well as the performers who attended and did a great job!

MSSL & Sunrise Villa San Ramon

On Saturday, February 9th, 2019, MSSL held a performance at the Sunrise Villa San Ramon. We had a variety of performances, including piano, violin, flute, and voice. Thank you to the staff at the Sunrise Villa San Ramon for the opportunity to perform, as well as the performers who attended despite the rain and did a great job!

MSSL and Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome

On Friday, December 21st, 2018, three MSSL officers went to the Walnut Creek campus of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital to meet with Dr. Mary Jones, the director of Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome, Erica Robertson, the Program Coordinator, and Mrs. Nues, the mother of Katie Nues, to deliver a $250 donation from MSSL. A special thanks to former President Serena Wang for accompanying us! MSSL raised funds via community performances and donations from kind community members. MSSL’s donation goes towards bringing back music therapy to the clinic.


MSSL & the Reutlinger Community

On December 16, 2018, MSSL held a performance at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. In total, we had 13 performers in attendance with a variety of performances! Thank you to all the performers who, as always, did a great job and to the staff at the Reutlinger Community for giving us the opportunity to perform! Without your continued support, we would not have been able to put on such a successful event. We at MSSL would like to wish all a happy holiday season and we look forward to performing with you in 2019!