Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Welcome Old and New Friends of the Fine Arts!

It's the start of another school year, and we're eager to welcome all parents and students to join us in making it the best year ever!

If your child is in the Fine Arts, consider joining FOFA, either as a new or continuing contributing member, a member of our Board, or an occasional volunteer supporting various special events. 
View our membership brochure to learn more. (The 2017-18 calendar is in the works...) 

Add your name to our mailing list - no obligation! 
www.volunteersignup.org/E4HPA 
- and we will keep you informed of volunteer opportunities you can choose to participate in - things like tending to the treats tables at concerts or helping out with one of the fundraising projects.  

All are welcome to come to our first meeting Monday September 11 at 7:00 pm Downers Grove South HS in room B124. With several FOFA Board members graduating next spring, it's a great time to take advantage of shadow opportunities.

If you can't attend this meeting we will be meeting on the first Monday of each month, from October through May, at 7:00 pm.  Watch this space for details.  

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Contribute to Beautiful Music and Promote your Business

Dear Friends of District 99 Orchestra, 
We are very fortunate to live in a community that supports the fine arts. We have a wonderful orchestra program in District 99 that is attended by over one hundred students from Downers Grove and the surrounding areas of Westmont, Woodridge, and Darien. On May 5th, the District will host the Orchestra Banquet at Downers Grove North. The purpose of the banquet is to recognize the amazing work and accomplishments of these students, and honor the graduating seniors. This event is attended by more than two hundred Downers Grove area orchestra students, their families, school administrators and faculty.
A highlight of the banquet is our Gift Basket Auction. These gift baskets are made up of donations from our local businesses and residents. We are asking our local businesses to donate products, gift certificates, vouchers for services, or promotional items (t-shirts, mugs, etc). We will bundle these items together into themed baskets. Your business will be acknowledged in the evening’s program as well as via the Fine Arts Boosters’ websites which are published for the entire Fine Arts community of more than 2000 students and their families in the District 99 area.  
The proceeds of this auction cover expenses that fall outside the regular budget like repairing loaner instruments to keep our program strong for many years to come.
To make a donation or for more details, please contact Brian for pick-up at 331-645-1242 or email fofablog@gmail.com. You can also mail donations directly to Glen Williams, D99 Fine Arts Dept. Chair,   Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove, IL  60516
Thank you so much for your support!

The District 99 Orchestra Fund Raising Committee

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Scholarship Dough

We are pleased to announce our annual “Scholarship Dough” fundraiser, offering Savory Foods fresh cookie dough, gourmet caramel corn, and many other delicious treats. 

This sale is a very important fundraiser. All proceeds support scholarships, which are open to all Fine Arts students. To help us reach our financial goal, we are asking every participant to sell at least one unit.  


●     Each unit costs $15.
●     Your name and program (orchestra, art, band or choir) must appear on the order form with a parent or guardian cell/text number.
●     Collect payments with your orders.
●     Please make all checks payable to Downers Grove South Fine Arts.
●     Orders are due on or before March 17th.
●     Product Delivery day is Tuesday, April 11th. No storage is available. All orders must be picked up between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

THREE WAYS TO EARN PRIZES! 
Sell 1-9 units: 
Earn a Chocolate Chunk 3-oz Baked Cookie
Sell 10-24 units:
Earn 2 Lava-licious Fudge Cakes
Sell 25-49 units:
Earn a tub of Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough
Sell 50-99 units:
Earn a caramel-filled Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sell 100+ units:
Earn a Box of Truffles - $60 value

Also: A $25 gift card will be given to each of the highest sellers in orchestra, art, choir and band.

Plus: A $50 gift card will be raffled to one Fine Arts student; earn one raffle ticket for every 5 items sold.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tina Karagiannis (630)697-9342.

You can find the order form HERE to Print. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

FOFA Blog



Welcome to the Friends of the Fine Arts blog.  Some of you might be coming here for the first time as the Class of 2021 registers this month.  

If your child is in the Fine Arts, consider joining FOFA, either as a contributing member, a member of our Board, or an occasional volunteer supporting various special events. 

www.volunteersignup.org/E4HPA 

Add your name to our mailing list - no obligation! - and we will keep you informed of volunteer opportunities you can choose to participate in.  

We meet on the first Monday of each month, from October through May, at 7:00 pm in room B124 in the Music Wing at South High School.  Feel free to join in.

Thanks for your support!