About VPA

Johnston Vocal Parents Association (VPA) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers who work to support the vocal music programs at Johnston High School and Johnston Middle School. Each year our members contribute both money and time to improve the vocal music experience for our kids. We have people who:

  • organize meals

  • measure for choir clothes

  • repair costumes

  • chaperone events

  • help organize Madrigal and Showzam

  • assemble and transport equipment

and almost everything in between. Our volunteers contribute more than 4,000 hours each year to our vocal music programs. Our fundraising efforts provide grants and other financial assistance to individual students, choir ensembles and critical equipment such as risers and sound system components. There are many opportunities to get involved, in big or small ways. With more than 680 students over 12 choirs and show choirs, we are always happy to welcome more helpers who want to keep our program strong.

If you are the parent or care-giver to a JHS or JMS choir student, you are already a member of VPA . We are a friendly, welcoming group that meets quarterly in the JHS atrium outside of the auditorium. Come join us — We’d love to see you there!

Meeting Dates for the 2022 - 2023 School Year will be as follows:

  • Monday, August 29, 2022 5:00 PM

  • Monday, November 7, 2022 5:00 PM

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 5:00 PM

  • Monday, April 3, 2023 5:00 PM

Each year, the Johnston VPA raises money to provide scholarships and equipment for the vocal music programs at JHS and JMS. Some of our efforts include:

Concession Stand Duty - Throughout the year we will be working concession stands at football games and other Johnston athletic activities. Watch your email to sign up for a shift. This is a fun way to get to know other parents in the program and the VPA earns 30% of the profits each time we work.


If you are interested in any of the open positions, please contact the VPA Presidents at jhsvpa.president@gmail.com.

Officers 2022-2023

Co-President: Jenny Lashier - ajlashier@gmail.com

Co-President: Brooke Ruddy - brookeruddy@hotmail.com

Co-President-Elect: TBD

Past Co-Presidents: Jenny Lashier & Pat Mattingly

Secretary: Toni White

Treasurer: Mindy Webb

Chairs & Representatives 2022-2023

Fundraising: Leslie Lindeman

Madrigal: Raedean Vandenover & Jennifer Dugan-Burns

Showzam: Jen Herrmann & Mike Herrmann

Communication: Katie Mumm

Transportation: Mike Herrmann & Andy Vis

Cantus Representative: Tara Hartman

Choir Attire Representatives: Pam Gabby & Katie Mumm

Innovation Representative: Jyll Johnson Miner

Synergy Representative: Chris Anderson

Bella Voce Representative: Toni White

Sound Advice Representatives: TBD

Impact Representative: Julie Tutaj

VPA Grant Request Form Updated 08312022.pdf


vpa-reimbursement-form-updated-Dec 2021.pdf


The Johnston Vocal Parents Association is committed to providing an outstanding choral experience to all students in the JHS and JMS vocal music programs. It is our goal that no one be denied participation because of financial need. In order to accomplish this as fairly as possible, grant applicants must submit the VPA Grant Request Form.