Amador Friends of Music


The Amador Friends of Music (AFM) is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.  As the community booster organization in support of the music ensembles at Amador Valley High School, the objective of AFM is to..

...lend all possible support, both moral and financial to the Amador Valley High School music department; to cooperate with and assist those in charge of the music department; and to promote the general activities of the music department in order to provide a positive experience for the Amador Valley High School students.

- (AFM Blylaws, March 14, 2002, Article II, Objective)

AFM Board of Officers

2019-2020 AFM Board

Katie Brunner

Executive Vice President
Carolyn Zalewski

Vice President 1 (Fundraising)
Kira Eggers

Vice President 2 (Transportation & Logistics)
Derek Logan

Vice President 3 (Publicity & Communications)
Lakshmi Rajagopalan

Darcy VanValkenburgh

Jeff Dormer

2019-20 AFM Meeting Schedule

Board meetings

General meetings

How Can I Help?

Everyone in AFM is a volunteer.  AFM supports more than a dozen ensembles, two music directors and a non-profit corporation (AFM).  We coordinate fundraising, haul equipment, fit uniforms, cook, serve, drive, organize rosters, bookkeep, arrange travel, run festivals, and the list goes on.  Nearly 350 music students at Amador receive the benefit of this support.  If you have any amount of time (no amount is too small) and a desire to help one of the best music programs in all of California, then just ask "How Can I Help?"   

Some of the roles the volunteers play behind the scenes are more visible than others, but they all are essential in preparing our students for their performances. Whether your student’s passion is Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Winter Percussion or Colorguard, you have the opportunity to help our youth in what will be some of the most memorable activities and growing experiences of their time at AVHS. Listed below is information that may help you decide how you can best contribute.