PRESTO is a non-profit organization whose membership includes parents, guardians, family, and friends of students enrolled in the orchestra programs at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Our mission is to provide financial and volunteer support to the West Area orchestras. PRESTO funds purchases of sheet music, orchestra room equipment, supplies, and instruments. We award scholarships annually to graduating seniors and provide support with chaperones, uniform care, communication with parents, and assistance to the director.

All parents or guardians of orchestra students are welcome and encouraged to participate in this organization.  Meetings are typically held at Shawnee Mission West HS on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at 7pm in the orchestra room, unless otherwise noted.  Click here to view the calendar of meeting dates.

PRESTO Officers 2018-2019
  • Presidents: Kate Ampleman
  • Co-Vice Presidents:  Gretchen & Rob Clark
  • Secretary: Brenda Smyth
  • Treasurer: Lisa Fetty

Student Officers 2018-2019

  • Piper Myers
  • Amelia Milldyke-Gifford
  • Blake Straughn
  • Amy Qiang

Committees 2018-2019