Parent Volunteer, Staci Schreiber, Keeps Music Alive at Poway High School
Drawn by nature and the Poway School District reputation, Staci and Joe Schreiber moved to Bridlewood when their daughters were small. For the past seventeen years they’ve enjoyed the “city in the country atmosphere,” hiking through the Blue Sky Reserve and around Lake Poway, and walking and biking on Poway’s many horse trails.
To enrich the lives of her daughters, Staci supported the Poway High School Music Program the last six years, always hoping the music programs would never disappear despite the continual budget cuts. She asserted, “A strong academic curriculum is very important and should come first for our children. But when you add music, the arts with the academics, you make the child whole.”
Currently, the Choral Booster President, Staci is the liaison between the Director, Nancy Gray, and the booster board, whose main mission is to ensure that a superior quality vocal music program is available to PHS students. Staci prepares and runs monthly meetings, delegates tasks for the Director, writes annual patron letters, and assures that all needs are met for each concert. Since Staci and other board members have children who are graduating seniors, it is important for new parents to get involved. As President, Staci is now looking for parents to job shadow the departing positions so there will be a strong board next year.
Additionally, Staci is the current Musical Parent Volunteer Coordinator, the main liaison between the directors and the volunteers. To ensure each musical runs smoothly, parent volunteers serve in eight areas: costumes, hospitality, publicity, sets, props, concessions, ticket sales, and hair/make-up. To aid the directors, Staci oversees the volunteers, answers questions, and fills any needed positions. Tearing up, Staci expressed, “I love working behind the scenes, getting to know all the children, seeing all their great talent, and watching them thrive over the years.” Parents wishing to volunteer should give Nancy Gray their contact information, and Staci will promptly find the perfect positions for them.
Don’t miss the upcoming musical and two concerts to be performed at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Hello Dolly will run February 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 7 p.m. The Festival Concert, showcasing music the choirs will be singing at various spring festivals, takes place March 19th at 7 p.m. And the year-end Spring Concert will be performed May 30th and 31st at 7 p.m. Find ticket information and details at www.powaychoir.org
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Name: Staci Schreiber
Community: Bridlewood Lakeside, Poway
Volunteer Affiliation: Poway High School Choral Booster President and Poway High School Musical Parent Volunteer Coordinator. In addition to my volunteering with PHS, I volunteer at my church, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Poway.
Occupation: Retired Small Business Owner
Family: I’ve been married for twenty-four years to my wonderful husband and best friend, Joe Schreiber. We have two daughters, Shelby, a sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University, and Sabrina, a senior at Poway High School.