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The LGHS Music Boosters Mission

The purpose of the Los Gatos High School Music Boosters is to promote and support our high school music program, which enriches our students, our school, and the Los Gatos community, through logistics, funding, and advocacy.

About Us

We are a community organization whose purpose is the advancement of musical education through support of the music education programs at Los Gatos High School. We do this in three ways:

  • Logistics:  We provide logistical support—chaperones, arranging transportation, lugging gear, and so forth.
  • Funding:  We provide valuable funds that are used to purchase equipment  for the musical programs at the High School: instruments, maintenance, and ancillary equipment like uniforms, flags, rifles and sabres for the Color Guard, electronics, and props for Marching field shows.  In addition, we provide financial assistance to families with special needs in pursuing musical education at Los Gatos High School.
  • Advocacy:  We promote LGHS Music at the school and in our community.

Los Gatos High School Music Boosters is a non-profit corporation recognized under section 501(c)3 of the Federal Tax code.

Executive Board 2017-2018

LGHS Instrumental Director
Michael Pens

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LGHS Choral Director
Maricel Riley

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Bill Gallmeister

Kid(s) in the music program:  Ian (alumnus,  French horn, mellophone, piano, '12;  James (alumnus, battery, percussion, slackline, '16);  Elizabeth (clarinet, saxophone, piano, '18).
Musical instrument: I play a 101-year-old Buescher euphonium in local amateur ensembles.
Day job: I work on Machine Learning and AI at h2o.ai.
Hometown: Saratoga (but I always wanted to live in Los Gatos!)
Why I'm a Music Booster: Music education is strongly correlated with high academic achievement; the music program provides a one-of-a-kind environment for our best and brightest students; music education provides a tremendous life skill for enduring happiness in adulthood.

Eleanor Gallmeister

Bio coming soon!

Kathy StortonSecretary
Kathy Storton

Kid(s) in the music program:  Robby (alumnus, rumpet '15) and Sarah (clarinet '17).
Musical background:  Clarinet and alto saxophone. Participated in the Santa Clara County Honor Band and California State Honor Band in high school. Former member of the Santa Clara University Orchestra, Santa Clara University Jazz Ensemble,  and UCLA Wind Ensemble.
Day job:  Santa Clara County Prosecutor.
Hometown: Born and raised in San Jose, CA.
Why I'm a Music Booster:  I enjoy giving back a little something, since my children get so much out of the music program at LGHS.

Debbie Sacks

Debbie Sacks

Kid(s) in the music program: Lena Mohan (alumnus, Color Guard & Choir ’16); Sanjay Mohan (alumnus, Wind Ensemble ’16) – yes, twins.
Hometown: Allenwood, NJ; been in California for 20 years.
Musical background: Piano; trumpet in middle school; chamber choir and theater in high school; singing runs in the family.
Day job: Self-employed accounting consultant

Supporting Documents


Articles of Incorporation 2010

Amended Articles_2013

IRS Determination Letter

State Exemption Status

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