Letter from the Boosters’ Presidents, Monique and Mike Turco:
Thank you for your interest in the Grosse Pointe South High School Choir Boosters. Our mission is quite simple: we are responsible for generating community support, organizing a small army of tireless volunteers, and raising funds to support the award winning Grosse Pointe South Show Choir.
As a Booster your support formally gives a choir student the opportunity to fully develop their interest in the performing arts. Informally, our passion is to help provide each student with the opportunity to challenge his or her limits. We encourage students to forge the selfconfidence required to step forward in front of an audience and share their ideas and talents with, not only their peers, but also the entire community. Regardless of whether they ultimately pursue a career in theater or on the stage, choir helps our students develop invaluable life skills.
As members of this community, we are all the fortunate beneficiaries of the choir experience. The choir program provides the community with Broadway quality performances at very low-ticket costs. Regardless of whether you are a young student aspiring to enter the choir, or carry a senior citizen gold card, the variety of shows provide entertaining opportunities to spend time together and to celebrate the arts.
Becoming a Booster member gives parents an opportunity to spend precious time with their children during their high school years. It is rewarding to see our students grow into young adults, gain independence, and focus in on their life goals. At the same time, it can be very challenging to maintain common interests and find quality time with our high school students. Joining the Boosters forges a bond with your student and creates time together working on common goals.
On behalf of the Boosters, we are grateful for the many ways our community steps up every year to support the choir program. We appreciate the numerous businesses that financially contribute to our Patron Program, purchase advertisements, and display our performance posters. We appreciate the parents, grandparents, senior citizens, school administrators, teachers, board members, and art lovers in our community that regularly attend the shows. We are particularly grateful for the members that donate their time and talents as volunteers; our program would not be possible without their help.
Christopher Pratt is a gifted program director. His passion for his work, the arts, and the personal development of his students is evident every time they step on stage. Along with the wonderful support from Richard Wolf, Kathy Manos, Art Pasha’s set crew, and our talented choreographers, we are able to produce not only entertaining performances, but also students that carry on their talent to professional levels.
We would love for you to be a part of this wonderful organization. Please do not hesitate to call either of us if you would like more information about how you can get involved. Thank you in advance for supporting the Boosters. Now, on with the show!
Mike and Monique Turco, GPS Choir Booster Presidents, 2015 – 2016
Grosse Pointe South Choir Boosters, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, established to provide support to the vocal music program at Grosse Pointe South High School. Through our fundraising efforts and the generous support of our Members, Patrons, and other supporters, we provide financial assistance to support the costs of providing professional choreography, expenses related to competitions, costumes, sets, etc. In addition to financial support, Booster volunteers put in countless numbers of hours sewing and organizing costumes, styling hair, helping backstage, providing snacks for the kids, promoting events, selling tickets, etc., etc. Along the way we have a good time and form great friendships!
Executive Board: Presidents Monique and Mike Turco
Vice Presidents: Sue and Andy Martin
Treasurer: Kim Lianos
Secretary: Kristin Bove
Membership: Elizabeth Connors
Fundraising: Lisa and Eric Thams
Alumni Relations: Vacant
Blue Books: Kim and Dan Tripp
Car Wash: Ed Fox
Charity Gaming: Vacant
Choir Banquet: Vacant
Choir Parties: Vacant
Christmas Caroling: Ginny Jeup
Competition Travel: Vacant
Concessions: Anna Fleckenstein and Carrie Murphy
DVD Sales: Dean and Angie Niforos
Door Mats: Susan McKeever
Escrow Accounts: Andy Martin
Flowers: Kim Clexton & Debbie Vercruysse
Freshmen Liaison: April Furicchia
Gala/Fall Event: Amy Van Osdol
Garage Sale: Vacant
Hair and Makeup: Dana Constand
High Pointes Liaison: Sue Fox
House Manager/Ushers: Kathleen Barnes
Kroger Card: Alexandra O’Dell
Loose Screws: Andy Martin and Mike Turco
Mailing List: Susan Boehmer
Mother’s Club Liaison: Sue Martin
Overseas Travel: Beth Alltop
Overseas Travel Treasurer: Brian Connors
Patron Program: Lisa Thams
Pointe Singers Costumes: Linda Calisi and Carol Cinnamond
Poster Distribution: Anita Adams
Program Ads: Vacant
Program Layout: Vacant
Props: Dana Constand
Publicity: Ann Fitzpatrick
Rehearsal Meals: Sue Fox, Cidney Graff, and Debbie Vercruysse
Scrip: Susan Boehmer
Show Cases: Vacant
Sounds of South Costumes: Michela Walsh
South Singers Costumes: Susan Boehmer
Spirit Wear: Vacant
Spring Fundraiser: Vacant
That’s Entertainment: Elizabeth Connors, Cidney Graff, Sue Fox, Monique Turco, Laura Sanom
Tickets: Marie Reinman and Kathy Powell
Tower Belles Costumes: Hala Besmar
Website Coordinator: Chris Powell
The purpose of the GROSSE POINTE SOUTH CHOIR BOOSTERS is to solicit contribution from the general public for financial support of the GROSSE POINTE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Choir Music Program, its students and faculty through the purpose of equipment and materials, and the hiring of specialized instructors to further the purpose of promoting the music and artistic talents of the students in the choral music program at GROSSE POINTE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, a public school.
11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 Phone (Choir Room): 313-432-3638 (Click for map)
(primary performance venue) Located at Grosse Pointe North High School 707 Vernier Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 (Click for map)
(secondary performance venue) 260 Chalfonte Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 (Click for map)