Vanguard Involved Parent Support Team is the 501(c)(3) non-profit parent band booster for the Verrado Viper Vanguard band programs.
The VIPS Team sponsors and organizes events, which deepen our community spirit and enhance our children's educational experience at the Viper Vanguard.
We are excited to see what our group will accomplish together. Your support is crucial to the success of the Verrado High School Band program (marching, drumline, color guard, symphonic and jazz band). You are a member of the VIPS Team if your child is in the band; no membership fee!
We look forward to getting to know you and your band student!
Meet The Board
Being a mom is great, but being a band mom is the BEST! Teresa is going on 6 years as an active band parent but brand new to the VIPs board. Em, her amazing kid is a junior Color Guard member and clarinet player. Jackson and Colton have a long history in band but have moved on to Arizona State University, where Teresa is a faculty member in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. When not doing all things band, she and her family will be found traveling, going on adventures and making memories.
Ryan is the dad of two great kids including Sophomore bass drummer Mikayla and middle schooler Zachary. He and his wife Nicole love being band parents as well as traveling and experiencing new adventures. Ryan is an operations director for an international aerospace and defense corporation, but loves making the most of his free time among the Viper Vanguard.
Vanessa is a mom of one current and two former Viper Vanguard kids. Emerson, a flute player, is a sophmore in the band. Allison graduated in ’21 and now plays piccolo in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band at Texas A&M. Matthew, a former tuba player, graduated in ’18 and now attends ASU. Vanessa and her husband, Mike, enjoy helping at many band events. This will be her 3rd year on the board.
Liz is mom to three kiddos who have all been part of the Viper Vanguard family! Rachel will be a senior on Colorguard and both Tim (trumpet) and Anna (Colorguard) will be attending GCU this year. Liz and her husband both work at Summit Community Church, love hiking and of course supporting the Viper Vanguard whenever they can!
Margaret is mom of 5-7 amazing kids at any given time. She has been with the Viper Vanguard for going on three years. This year she will have her two oldest daughters in band. Haley is a junior that can be found living her best life on any drum or piano. Gabby is a freshman that is excited to find her place in band and plays acoustic/electric guitar, piano and drums. Being a mom to many is her full time job but on top of that Margaret and her husband, Jeremy, are also small business owners here in Verrado. They love to incorporate their party rentals business into Vanguard fundraisers to help raise money for the band and all of their incredible members.
Sara is a proud mom of three. Two are Viper Vanguard band kids. You will see her husband Darin juggling parking during band events. Her oldest Brendan is a '19 Verrado HS graduate and currently serves in the US Navy. Her daughter Alexia is a '22 graduate and played clarinet for four years in the Viper Vanguard. Jacob is a junior and plays the trombone during the marching season.
Jennifer is a proud mom to Jess, a clarinet player in her senior year. She also has a son who graduated Verrado in 2022 and is attending ASU in the fall. She never knew how intense and busy band life could be, but wouldn’t change it for the world. When not helping with the band, she’s working or planning her next crafty project or going to a Broadway show.