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Ralph’s Community Program

What is it?

Ralphs is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other non-profit organizations earn millions of dollars through our Community Contributions Program.

The Ralphs Community Contribution Program was designed to make your fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Ralphs rewards Card.
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

First you must get a Ralph’s Reward Card and register it online. If you have not done this, go to, click on ‘No Account’ Register, and follow the easy steps to create an online account.

Once done , you can Link your card to your organization by clicking on:

  • Community Rewards – Enroll
  • Type your NPO number (#80218) or organization “Mission Viejo Instrumental Music Boosters” and click on the circle to the left of this name.
  • Click on Enroll and you are done

I have an enrolled Reward’s Card . . .

You still need to re-register it starting September 1, 2017 to participate in the upcoming year.
To do so,
go to and click on Sing In. Then re-link your card to our organization by clicking on:

  • Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
  • Type your NPO number (#80218) or organization “Mission Viejo Instrumental Music Boosters” and click on the circle to the left of this name.
  • Click on Enroll and you are done

If you don’t have computer access, please call us at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

If you shop at Ralph’s, we really appreciate your participation in this program. Any little bit helps!

Home Competition Volunteer Meeting

The annual WBA Marching Band Competition at Mission Viejo is Saturday October 21. This event is our biggest fundraising activity of the year, and we need your help. A quick first meeting will be held on Thursday, August 24th at 7pm in the Band Room. At the meeting we will discuss what needs to happen in the next 8 weeks, determine who can help with various aspects of the event, and to come up with a day that will work for future meetings.

If you cannot make the meeting but are willing to help, please email with your name, contact information, and where you want to help if you have an idea. Also, please include days that work best for you for meetings so that can be taken into consideration.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.

Melissa Riggert
MVHS Home Comp Chair

Amazon Smile

What is Amazon Smile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop on When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon will then donate .5% of your purchase to your chosen charitable organization.

How do I sign up?

  • Simply go to, and click on sign up or go into your Amazon account.
  • Type “Mission Viejo Instrumental Music Boosters” or EIN# 23-7282920 in the Search Bar
  • Select “Mission Viejo Instrumental Music Boosters” on the search results page

That’s it! Now every time you shop amazon, do it with a smile and help support our music programs. Thanks!

Communities for Cause

  • Go to and download an app for your phone (android or apple) or download the app directly from your phone.
  • Sign up and use the search tool to select Mission Viejo HS Marching Band and Drill Team as your cause of choice
  • Use the app’s search tools (based on your phone’s location) for your participants in your vicinity, where ever you are.
  • Shop at any participant, click on this merchant and register your purchase in the popped up page by entering the subtotal and taking a photo of your receipt.

That’s it! A percentage of your subtotal will automatically be sent to the Mission Viejo Instrumental Music Booster Association.

Marching Band Uniforms

An update from the Uniform Manager…

The first home football game is this Friday, 9/1. The marching band will dress in uniform, but will not wear shakos.

On Thursday afternoon, each section will meet with me to receive all additional items to complete their uniforms. The exact time is still tbd, but section leaders will update their groups during the week.

Spirit wear items and marching band shoes are arriving and we expect to receive everything in time for distribution on Thursday.

If you have not yet paid for your order, please leave your check or cash payment in the “uniform manager” mailbox in Mr. Westphal’s office. Payments should be made no later than this Thursday, 8/31. I will be at the Parent Meeting on Thursday evening, if you prefer to pay in person.

Lastly, students who volunteered during uniform fitting and wish to receive service hours for that time, remember to bring your form to me asap for signature. Service hours will be recognized by Tri-M and by MVHS toward your graduation requirement.

Thank you and Go Diablos!

Bring your textiles to band camp!

Have you been Decluttering? This is a great opportunity to Raise Money just by cleaning out your closets and getting rid of unwanted clothing. We get paid by the pound! Acceptable Items include:

ALL Clothes – New and Gently Used
Shoes – paired only
Towels, Gloves & Hats, Sheets, Blankets, Quilts, Bedspreads, Drapes, Purses & Belts
Stuffed Animals

Place these in a tightly sealed garbage bag and bring it to the Band Room during Band Camp. The final pickup is 12:00 Noon August 26th.
Ask your friends and family to donate also!
Tax Donation Letter

Questions, or have a large pickup? Contact Milad Demetery

Clothes for the Cause

Marching Band/Color Guard Forms

In order to participate in an athletic program or pep squad including marching band and color guard, at Mission Viejo High School during the 2017-2018 school year you will need to complete a current sports physical.  Please download, complete, and return the following two forms by September 8.

Medical Forms Required by SVUSD


This year, Mission Viejo High School has continued its partnership with Marque Medical Urgent Care. The Marque Medical Mission Viejo office (next to Rubio’s/ Trader Joe’s on Marguerite).  Each physical will take about 10-15 minutes and will cost $50, with 50% going back to the Mission Viejo High School Athletic Department Be sure to mention Mission Viejo High School Athletics.

While we encourage your participation, please note that you are NOT required to use Marque Medical Urgent Care to complete your physical screening, but ALL student-athletes, marching band, color guard and pep squad members must complete a physical as a part of the athletic clearance process prior to the 2017-2018 season.

Thank you,

MVHS Athletic Department

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Thursday, August 31 7:00pm

This meeting is for all Music Parents.   Our new Music Director, Bobby Westphal and the Music Boosters will explain the new policies,  programs,  parent and student expectations, and upcoming concerts and events.  The meeting will be held in the Performing Arts Center.

Sign up to Remind

Remind is a free text messaging app that helps teachers, students, and parents communicate quickly and efficiently. Mr. Westphal is using the Remind app to send messages to his students and their parents. If you would like to receive these messages, first download the Remind app on your smartphone.

To join simply text @mv-music to 81010

You can also join online to receive texts as well as email notification. How to Join.