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Music Boosters

Welcome to the

Cunha 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: 

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






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


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!




Here at Cunha Intermediate, 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.


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.


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 -

3)  Pumpkin Festival Parking.  Help us raise funds by manning the parking lot during the festival.  Sign up here! or see link on left.

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.

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

2015-2016 Cunha Band Calendar


Wednesday, August 26th, 3:30pm                       Band Booster Meeting #1, Rm. E-3


Wednesday, September 30th, 3:30pm               Band Booster Meeting #2, Rm. E-3


Saturday, October 17th, 12:00 All grades march in parade.

Sunday October 18th                                      Parents needed for Parking Lot both Sat. and Sunday (Largest Fundraiser)

Wednesday, October 28th, 3:30pm                    Band Booster Meeting #3, Rm. E-3

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00pm                          Concert #1 - Symphonic Band in Cunha MU


Wednesday, November 18, 3:30pm                    Band Booster Meeting #4, Rm. E-3


Wednesday, December 16, 3:30pm                   Band Booster Meeting #5, Rm. E-3

Friday, December 4th, 6-6:30 pm                       Night of Lights- All grades play at the Bank of America Parking Lot

Thursday December 3rd, 6 pm                           Concert #2 – Beginning Band and Jazz Band in Cunha MU                                       

Tuesday, December 8th, 6 pm                            Concert #3 – Symphonic and Concert in Cunha MU                              


Wednesday, January 27, 3:30pm                       Band Booster Meeting #6, Rm. E-3


Wednesday, February 24, 3:30pm                     Band Booster Meeting #7, Rm. E-3


Early March date/time TBA                            Opening Day Little League –all grades welcomed to play for Opener at Smith field

Tuesday, March 8th, 6:00pm                                    Symphonic Band Concert in Cunha MU

Wednesday, March 30, 3:30pm                        Band Booster Meeting #8, Rm. E-3

Date/Time TBA                            Solo/Ensemble Festival (Concert and Symphonic Band members only).

Participants will perform and be evaluated.  Held off-site of Cunha.


April date/time TBA                                       Symphonic Band to CMEA adjudication and (held off-site of Cunha) Forum Festival.  

Band will perform and be evaluated.  

Tuesday, April 26, 6:00pm                              Concert #4 –Concert and Symphonic in Cunha MU   

Wednesday, April 27, 3:30pm                         Band Booster Meeting #9, Rm. E-3


Mid/Late May, HMBHS, 7pm                        * Required Spring Concert for 6th/7th grade band * Details TBA

Wednesday, May 25, 3:30pm                          Band Booster Meeting #10, Rm. E-3

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00pm                              Concert #5 – Beginning Band and 5th Grade Band in Cunha Gym


Wednesday, June 11, time TBA                      Promotion Ceremony Concert  (6th and 7th graders in Concert or Symphonic only)