Wednesday, October 12, 2011

FOFA 2011-2012 Membership Drive - Please Join Us!

As Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) embarks on our 14th year of existence, we are pleased and proud of the health and direction of the organization. Last year, FOFA supported more than $15,000 in projects to help ignite a passion for the arts in musicians and visual artists here at South High School.

In addition, numerous parent volunteers supported concert receptions, art shows, the Holiday Concert poinsettia and CD sales, the annual cookie dough sale, and the numerous student account fundraisers. In 2009, FOFA created note cards which featured student art work. The reason for this project was simply to find a new and better way to promote the amazing work of our visual art students. At nearly every Fine Arts event and in nearly every curricular Fine Arts course at South High School last year, FOFA had a presence and an impact.

As we cast our vision toward ways we can further provide support for our entire Fine Arts department, your association with FOFA is essential. We encourage each family to participate both as a Patron and as an event supporter. These two tangible means provide every family with an opportunity to actively support the more than 1,700 students who will participate in curricular arts programs at South High School this year. (Find membership details here.)

We fully understand the complexities of the current economy. We want you to know that your participation, at any level, is valued and enables fulfillment of our vision to ignite a passion for the arts in every learner.

Additionally, South High School is hosting our District IMEA Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2011. There will be numerous opportunities for parents to participate in this event, which will feature outstanding musicians from more than 100 area high schools.

To keep current with the latest information from FOFA and related Booster groups, please submit your email address under the "Follow By Email" headline at right. Once you verify your subscription, we can deliver fresh FOFA information directly to your Inbox.

Thank you in advance for your participation on every level. We look forward to another fantastic year in the arts here at South High School.