We are parents, friends and drama enthusiasts whose mission is to support the outstanding Performing Arts Department at San Mateo High School. We volunteer our time to provide our students with the best opportunity to exercise their creative abilities. We provide active support for the production of three major shows per year involving performers, crew, orchestra, staff, choreographers and volunteers.
As a public school with budgetary constraints, less than 2% of our financial support comes from the district. We manage the rest through fund-raisers, ticket sales, program ads, raffles, concession sales and outside contributions. Yet our productions are favorably compared to community theatre and college-level performances, giving SMHS students the opportunity to benefit from a challenging, award-winning program that is the envy of public and private high schools alike. And, volunteer time is perhaps more important than direct financial support to continue the tradition of excellence in this department.
One of the best ways to support SMHS Drama is to join the Drama Boosters. To become a member, we ask a small annual stipend of $60. Download the membership form.
Benefits of Membership
- Help support your kids in a meaningful, participatory way (and let's face it, these opportunities are rare!)
- It's truly fun - ask any of us!
- Discounts on performance tickets
- Invitations to special events
- Join an enthusiastic, positive, kids-first group of people
- Sense of pride in being part of a high quality, worthwhile product
Monthly meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, Sept thru May at 7:30 pm in the Performing Arts Wing (PAW). All are welcome.
We don't have to help-- we get to help!
Booster volunteers are critical to the success of the drama program. And—this can be some of the most fun and memorable time you'll spend while your kids are in High School. To be a volunteer, you do not need to have any special talents or skills. Opportunities range from ushering at performances, baking goods for concession sales, to painting (with a roller or detail brush)—plus 20 other job descriptions that help us make SMHS productions truly outstanding.
Visit the San Mateo High School Drama website for more information