Founded on principles of service to Santa Susana High School and dedication to its performing arts programs, Santa Susana Performing Arts Boosters (SSPAB) strives to advocate for those programs within the school and the surrounding community; to promote program performances and activities, encouraging attendance by students, parents, friends and community members; to support the programs and their directors/teachers with volunteers and fundraising; and to assist graduating performing arts program students by providing scholarships.
Santa Susana Performing Arts Boosters (SSPAB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity in operation to support all Performing Arts programs at Santa Susana High School.
Our organization began years ago as the Santa Susana Instrumental Music Boosters but over the years has grown to include 5 departments:
Instrumental Music (IM)
Vocal Music (VM)
Technical Theatre (formerly Stagecraft)
SSPAB is an all volunteer organization which includes an executive board, dues-paying members, volunteers, and donors.
The 2022-2023 SSPAB Board Members:
Publicity/Communications: Lianne Coleman
Membership: Lianne Coleman
Webmaster/Social Media: Meredith DeVere
Scholarship: Cindy Panczel
Instrumental Music: Mindy Nieland
Technical Theatre (formerly Stagecraft): Catherine Holcolmbe
Theatre: Karen Rich & Lisa Adler (Brenda Yaralian: shadow)
Vocal Music: Laurie Harrison (VM Admin.) & Meredith DeVere, Lianne Coleman
Dance: Lianne Coleman
Pact Foundation: Sue Martinez
School Administration: Layton Spracklen - SSHS Assistant Principal
SSPAB meet monthly, usually the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Members along with school administrators, attend meetings to coordinate plans for supporting the Performing Arts Departments.
Department Representatives assist each Performing Arts Department Director and Student Leadership Officers in organizing events and fund-raising efforts for their individual departments.
Boosters volunteer their time as chaperons and assistants for Performing Arts events such as performances and competitions.
Boosters host concession sales and/or fundraisers at most Performing Arts events. Money raised through the Boosters goes back into the Performing Arts Departments for such things as:
Other approved items as deemed necessary by Department Directors for production costs or equipment.