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What is SMTF?

SMTF stands for Simonds Music and Technology Foundation. It is a unique organization to Simonds and was created in the early 2000’s by a dynamic group of parents who wanted music and technology to be a priority at Simonds. Year after year, SMTF bridges the gap in funding from the district by directly funding the music and technology programs at Simonds.

SMTF’s mission is to enable the growth of existing, and the creation of new music and technology educational programs for all Simonds students. The programs supported by SMTF enhance our students’ academic and artistic experience at Simonds and provide them with the tools that will help them succeed in middle school and beyond.

What does SMTF fund and support for all Simonds students?


  • Weekly music classes from TK-5 grade

  • Grade level musicals, including costumes and backdrop

  • Simonds’ Choir program

  • Beginner and Advanced Band program

  • Beginner and Advanced Strings program

Learn about our music programs here.


  • Shared Chromebooks carts for 1 grade

  • Education Software for all grades

  • Chromebook carts for each 2 , 3 and 4 grade classes (1:1)

  • MacBook Air laptops for each 5 grade student

  • Docu Cameras and projector bulbs

  • Computer accessories

Learn about our technology programs here.


Each year SMTF raises funds to support the Simonds music and technology programs being offered for the year. Our annual fundraising goal this year is $230,000! Please donate during SMTF’s Back to School Direct Drive!

Simply click on the DONATE button down below or return the Direct Drive Form coming home in your child’s white envelope to the office or your teacher.

If you donate $300 per child or more, you will get a raffle entry to win 2 Front Row VIP seats for your child’s grade level performance! One drawing will be held for each grade - more chances to win!

If you donate $250* per child, you will get a raffle entry to win 2 Second Row seats for your child’s grade level performance!

*Amount needed to cover our music and technology programs for one child for the year.

Don’t forget to double your donation with Corporate Matching! Check with your employer.

SMTF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Our Tax ID is 77-0572986.

NEW changes to extracurricular music programs

SMTF is excited to announce that our Simonds Band, Strings and Choir Groups will now be offered as after school programs!

The program will begin the week of September 9th from 3:15 - 4:15 pm, including early out Tuesdays.

Mr. Ron Bowman will teach the full band on Tuesdays, woodwinds on Thursdays and brass/percussion on Fridays.

Mr. Scott Krijnen will teach strings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mr. Corey Miller will teach choir on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Click here for details.

We Need Volunteers!

SMTF is looking for volunteers for these positions:

  • President

  • Vice-President of Fundraising

  • Gala and Auction Chairperson

  • Movie Night Chair

Support SMTF and sign up to volunteer today! Email us at

corporate matching

Click here if you're interested in getting your employer to match your donation to SMTF.

corporate sponsorship

Learn more about our sponsors and corporate sponsorship on our Corporate Sponsorship page.