Northgate Instrumental Music Boosters (NIMB)

BOSS (Band and Orchestra Student Staff) - FOR STUDENTS ONLY


Announcements for all:

THIS WEDNESDAY there is a BOSS meeting at lunch

Get more parents to purchase tickets to OBOTR

We need more small ensemble players and volunteers for Sugar Squad

Special announcements by class:


Davies field trip

String quartet or quintet at OBOTR (do we have them?)

Jazz Bands:

Congrats at Campana, discuss next steps (new music, festivals, etc.)

Combos at OBOTR


1. Don’t yell over the class to get attention for announcements! Be standing tall in the front right as the bell goes off, then wait for everyone to be quiet. In simple terms, if you are not respectful to your classmates, they will not care about what you have to say.

2. An easy way to grab people’s attention before announcements is to ask for everyone to show their pencils.

3. Be concise and if possible, try to make it fun! Class periods are short and we all know how annoying long and boring lectures can be.

4. For those classes with multiple BOSS reps, you guys can announce together and split up the work. Shoutout to Orchestra reps for doing a stellar job at this.

What is BOSS?

BOSS, also known as the Band and Orchestra Student Staff, are student volunteers from the Northgate Instrumental Music Program who dedicate extra time to the program to help fundraise, organize events, and more.

Who is in BOSS?

Any student in Northgate’s instrumental music program is welcome to join BOSS in order to become more involved with the program. We just ask that interested students attend the monthly meetings and volunteer for our events where you can!

Presidents: Matthew Stark, Athena Zapantis

Vice Presidents: Tatiana Avdienko, Aaron Baack

Promotions Manager: Andrew Kline

Graphic Design Directors: Chloe Mannion, Bridget Tucker

Stage Crew Managers: Carly Rosenblatt, Eashan Selvarajah

Community Events Directors: Kevin Jung, Sophia Mac, Eashan Selvarajah

Concert Band Class Representative: Steven Orion Garcia, Mason Mallillin

Symphonic Winds Class Representative: Andrew Kline, Carly Rosenblatt

Orchestra Class Representative: Justin Chen, Sean Donelan, Sophia Mac, Kevin Jung

Jazz Band I Class Representative: Claire Paloutzian, Owen Eyerly, Jazz Johnson

Jazz Band II Class Representative: Abigail Hogg, Aidan Fisher

Why do we need BOSS? What do they do?

BOSS is the student-extension of NIMB (Northgate Instrumental Music Boosters), a 501(c)3 nonprofit which aims to support and fund Northgate’s highly-decorated and dearly held instrumental music program.

Why should I join BOSS?

BOSS, above all, is a rewarding experience. Combining our wonderful musical pastime (or passion!) with service to the school is extremely heartwarming.

For those who are looking to complete school projects or meet a certain number of volunteer hours for an award, BOSS can be both an enjoyable and gratifying avenue to achieve that.

If you enjoy instrumental music, supporting BOSS is the best way to support your musical family at school.

When and where are BOSS meetings?

BOSS meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at lunchtime in the instrumental music room.

How can I become more involved with BOSS? What are some opportunities related to BOSS?

Positions currently held by seniors:

Promotions Manager

Graphic Design Director

Stage Crew Manager

Community Events Director

Symphonic Winds Class Rep

How can I get in contact with the BOSS Representatives?

contact Athena Zapantis ( or Matt Stark (23masta01@mdusd.net0.

Otherwise refer to leadership roster here: