What is TEMPO?
The Tredyffrin Easttown Music Parents Organization was formed over 25 years ago to support music activities in our school district through financial and volunteer contributions.
Who should join TEMPO?
We welcome families of all students who participate in a music (instrumental or vocal) organization at Conestoga High School, and nyone with an interest in ensuring the continued quality of our music programs.
What does TEMPO do with the money we raise?
The money TEMPO raises through membership fees, concession stand sales, and The Cavalcade is used to support music programs throughout the district. We have purchased equipment, musical instruments, and supplies that are not covered by district funding. This year TEMPO is subsidizing the cost of the Disney trip by $17,000. TEMPO also pays for the Stogamusic.com website which facilitates communication between faculty, students and parents, and provides the opportunity for online ticketing for the fall drama and spring musical.
TEMPO sends the student leaders of the band (Drum Majors and Color Guard Captains) to leadership camp at West Chester University. TEMPO purchases pizza for the band when it isn’t practical for the students to get home for dinner before a game or event (over $500 each time we do this) and the band members also receive a free drink during their third quarter break at every home football game.
TEMPO provides the awards that all music students receive at the end of the year and we award scholarships each year to about 10 seniors who plan to pursue their interest in music at the college level. We fund several events like the Tri-M reception, Senior Recognition Night, the Music Meet and Greet (lunch with 8th grade students to encourage them to participate in music groups at CHS), Gal Chorale, and Guys Harmonize. We also subsidize the cost of the annual banquet in order to keep the price lower for families.
TEMPO also offers a variety of student fundraising options in order to make the music trips more affordable for the students.
What else does TEMPO membership do for me?
Students who are members of TEMPO receive:
- Price reductions for music trips and the TEMPO banquet
- The opportunity to raise all or most of the cost of the music trips through participation in Tempo fundraisers.
How do I join TEMPO?
The cost of a family membership in TEMPO is $30 per year. Send your check (payable to TEMPO) to:
P.O. Box 1324,Southeastern, PA 19399-1324