About Us

Our Mission

We are a group of parents, teachers, alumni, and community members who believe that the performing arts are an essential part of public education. We advocate, provide volunteer support, and raise funds to ensure that thriving performing arts programs continue at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School.

Board/Committee Members 2017-2018

Board Members

PresidentLoris van Ark
TreasurerTascha Mattos
SecretaryJohn Corioso
Marketing/Communications ChairLaurel Eby
Membership ChairJennifer March
FacilitiesJeff Stitt
Allocations ChairTanya Blansett

HS Choir/Band LiaisonLaurel Eby
HS Drama LiaisonRobin Biesterveld
MS Band LiaisonUma Subramanian
MS Drama/Starting Arts LiaisonStephanie Dueltgen
MS Choir LiaisonKaren Nalvarian

Committee Members

Fundraising Chair — OPEN
Scholarship Chair
Robin Biesterveld
NewsletterJacquie Callahan
MS Theater Co-ProducerStephanie Dueltgen
MS Theater Co-ProducerElisa Koff-Ginsborg MS Theater Co-ProducerElise Meyer
HS Theater Co-ProducerRobin Biesterveld
HS Theater Co-ProducerTanya Blansett

Performing Arts Faculty

WGHS Choir/Band TeacherKelly Walker
WGHS Drama TeacherJodi Disario
WGHS Dance TeacherDanielle Deojeda-Fulton
WGMS Band TeacherMary-Kathryn Lee
WGMS Choir TeacherSarah Duarte

Meetings — Please Join Us!

We have a lot of work to do to make these performing arts programs possible for our kids. Come find out how we accomplish this, and how you can help us. Our PAB general meetings are usually held in the WGHS Library at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to all parents of WGMS/WGHS kids, and anyone who wants to help support our performing arts programs. If you have any questions, please contact our president, Loris van Ark.

PAB Meetings 2017-18

WGHS Library, 6:30 p.m.
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • November 15
  • December 20
  • January 17
  • February 15
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16


During the school year we usually send out a newsletter each month. We include news about the boosters as well as highlights and news about our various performing arts programs.

If you would like to receive our newsletters, sign up below or e-mail our newsletter editor, Jacquie Callahan, at jacquie.o.callahan@gmail.com:

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Mailing address

Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters (WGPAB)

Willow Glen High School, 2001 Cottle Ave., San Jose, CA 95125

Non-profit 501(c)(3)

Tax ID# 90-0768590

Help support our performing arts programs by making a donation!

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