Valley Christian Schools

Equip and Inspire

Band & Orchestra Parent Association

  • BOPA seeks to assist the directors in building student performance skills, developing music appreciation, and maintaining a high quality music department. BOPA organizes several fundraisers throughout the year to provide financial assistance to the music programs. Funds are used to purchase musical instruments, performance clothes, and equipment that is not covered in the school budget.

    BOPA relies on parent support to fulfill its mission. Parents are encouraged to help organize and coordinate the events, provide staff for the events, and participate in the fundraisers. BOPA is open to anyone interested in the music program. Monthly BOPA meetings are held at the High School on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. Watch the Valley Christian Weekly News for exact dates and times.  Contact us at

    The Annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert

    The Annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert will be on Friday, April 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gym. Join us for delicious soup, pie, and wonderful music presented by the band and orchestra groups grades 5-12. 

    Performance Schedule (Call times are 15 minutes prior to performance time.)

    5:00 p.m. 5th Grade Band
    5:10 p.m. 5th Grade Orchestra
    5:20 p.m. 6th Grade Band
    5:30 p.m. 6th Grade Orchestra
    5:45 p.m. Middle School Concert Band
    6:00 p.m. Middle School Orchestra
6:15 p.m. Middle School Wind Ensemble
    6:30 p.m. High School Orchestra
    6:45 p.m. High School Concert Band
    7:00 p.m. High School Wind Ensemble

    BOPA parents-Donation fliers were distributed last week and are available on the BOPA website. Remember to turn in your donation/volunteer forms by Wednesday, April 5. You may also record your donation online by clicking on the link below:

    Need Service Hours?

    Join the fun at the annual Soup and Pie Dinner and Concert. Contact Carolyn Kamstra at for more information. You may select your desired time online by clicking on the link below:

    How Can YOU Help?

    BOPA is currently seeking people to staff the 2017-2018 School Year and beyond. Please contact Ginger DeVries, Suzanne Shelton, Carolyn Kamstra, or Joanna Hoekstra if you would be willing to serve, or complete the form at: 

    Musical Directors

    Sarah Connell, VCMS and VCES Orchestra

    Eric Kooi, VCMS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, VCES Band 

    Mary Struckmeier, VCHS Crusader Band, Beginning Jazz Band

    Nathan Board, VCHS Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Orchestra