Great Valley Music Parents Association

Supporting Music Programs in Great Valley School District

Next Meeting Monday, August 7, 7pm: Rm 222 at GVHS

GVMPA supports music students and their teachers at GVHS, GVMS and Great Valley elementary schools in all vocal and instrumental programs. GVMPA's primary function is to provide funds for programs, activities, musical instruments, uniforms, formalwear, and other equipment, in order to fulfill needs that fall outside the GVSD music department's regular operating budget.


At the June 5 GVMPA meeting we approved the 2017-2018 Budget as well as voted to approve a capital expenditure to procure an equipment trailer for the GVHS Marching Patriots.

2017 Seniors Benjamin Nurthen (Doug Wilfert scholarship) and Kira Ousey (GVMPA scholarship) were each awarded $1,000 music scholarships.  Matthew Langlois was also awarded Highest Achievement in Music for the Class of 2017. Congratulations to Ben, Kira and Matt as they continue on in their collegiate endeavors.

Music Scholarship and Award Winners

GVMPA Supports The GVMS Composer Series:  Dr. Dilworth

 “On Monday, May 15, 2017 student members of the Great Valley Middle School “Select Choir” participated in a master class with world-renowned music composer and educator, Dr. Rollo Dilworth.  The 1-hour session took place at Great Valley Middle School, allowing for 60 students to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Dilworth and gain insight into both the compositional process and performance nuances of his choir piece, “Take Me to the Water.”  In addition to the rehearsal, students had the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session with the composer.  The knowledge gained about the intentions of his work and how to properly interpret his music and reveal its deeper meaning proved to be an experience that neither the students nor the composer are likely to forget.  The students also gained insight into how he became a composer and how influential his own music education was in his life.  Find out more at

The following slate of officers was elected at the May 1 GVMPA meeting for the 2017-2018 school year:

Eric Aho –President

Tom DeTulleo –Vice‐President

Meg Colahan –Secretary

Alex Nikas –Treasurer

Matt White –Financial Secretary

Learn more about the Scrip fundraising program by clicking on the "Student Fundraisers" tab above

ShopWithScrip YEAR-ROUND Fundraiser

GVMPA has a year-round fundraising program to benefit GVMPA and all of our music students.  ShopWithScrip is a gift card purchase program.  You can purchase gift cards at face value from over 700 merchants, and GVMPA and your music student receive a rebate, anywhere from 2-16%!  So, rather than buying fundraising items that you may not particularly want, this program allows you to support your child and GVMPA by using gift cards for some of the things you already buy each month (gas, groceries, clothes, etc). 

Login to Charms!

Many volunteers are needed, please consider helping! Volunteer sign-ups are done through the Charms site. 

Note: Some GVMPA activities require School District clearance. Please click here to learn more.

• Charms is used to communicate with parents and students through the online calendar and ‘News’ sections.
• Look for volunteer sign-ups, calendar, and more for students and parents to access.
• Charms  can give you a running balance on student accounts.

GVMPA Online Store

GV Music Hoodie and Flannel Pants

Show your support of Great Valley music programs with a "GV MUSIC" T-shirt, hooded sweatshirt or flannel pants. Purchase yours now!

GV Musicwear

Marching Patriots Alumni Fleece-lined Sweatshirt

The Marching Patriots Class of 2017 received GV Marching Patriots Alumni fleece-lined sweatshirts.  A limited number of additional shirts are available. Place your order using the menu below and we will ship it to you. Note that if we do not have your size in stock, we need to wait until we have sufficient orders to get new stock - thank you for your patience.

Alumni Fleece-lined Sweatshirt

On Sale Now!

Notes from the Kitchen

A compilation of favorite recipes

submitted by the Great Valley School District community:

Administrators, Teachers, Staff, Parents, Grandparents, and Students

Notes from the Kitchen, our professionally published cookbook is now available for purchase.  Cookbooks are $15 per book, including shipping, payable by Check or Pay Pal.

All profits benefit the Middle and High School Music Programs.

Any questions?  Please email

Notes from the Kitchen


Any questions?  Please email

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2017 Sponsors
ACME, Paoli

Anthony's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Malvern

Campli Photography

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Choo Choo Barn

Classic Home Consignment

Dairy Queen, Frazer

Flying Pig Saloon

Gas Works, Malvern

GIANT, Frazer

Gluten Free Marcks the Spot

Historic Philadelphia

Hoity Toity Design

Kohlerman Pharmacy

Longwood Gardens

Malvern Buttery

Malvern School of Music

McKenzie Brew House, Malvern

Molly Maguire's, Phoenixville

National Constitution Center

Panera Bread, Malvern

People's Light & Theatre Co.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Phillies

Play-a-Round Golf

Polka Dots

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Reading Fightin' Phils

Robert Michaels Salon, Malvern

Staples, Exton

Stutz Candy Company

Target, Malvern

Tei Salon

TJ Maxx, Exton

Toninos Pizza and Pasta, Frazer

Uticom Systems Inc. Compliant Graphics for Harsh Environments, Coatesville

Village Greens Miniature Golf Course

Worrell's Butcher Shop, Malvern