Welcome to the Black River Fine Arts Boosters webpage!
We are a group of parent volunteers who work together to support the teachers and educational goals of the Black River Fine Arts department, including Art, Band, Choir and Orchestra. We work with the teachers to determine needs within the department to support and promote student involvement and achievement in the arts. This is accomplished by holding fundraisers, finding volunteers and providing funds to the Fine Arts program.
Leadership Team: Chair, Treasurer, Parent Representatives from art, band, choir and orchestra, and a uniform coordinator (non-voting member). To see the list of FAB team members for the 2019/20 school year, click here.
Meetings: The third Wednesday of every month at 5pm in the Lyceum. Our meetings are open to all who would like to attend and we welcome your interest and input. To view upcoming meeting dates for the 2019/20 school year, please click here.
Annual Events: The Fine Arts Boosters sponsors two all-school activities that feature the work of our Fine Arts students and provide opportunities to raise funds for the department. These include:
An annual fundraiser that’s main focus is a Live Performance Stage in which students of all ages perform in front of an audience. Performances include singing, acting, playing an instrument… anything related to the Fine Arts. This event takes on a concert-like atmosphere and provides an opportunity for Black River students to showcase their talents. Other features of RatFest include a student art display, 50/50 raffle, craft room and concession stand. Ratfest has traditionally taken place in late January/early February but will move to the fall semester for the 2020/21 school year.
Spring Fine Arts Night
Our second annual fundraiser held during an evening in late-April. This event showcases the accomplishments the Fine Arts students have achieved over the school year, including the musical arts (band, choir and orchestra) as well as visual arts. Performances take place throughout the Lyceum building and student artwork is displayed for all the enjoy. A relatively new addition is the Silent Auction. Bids are placed on gift baskets, artwork and other donated items throughout the evening. All proceeds go towards the needs of the Fine Arts department.
Questions about the FAB or interested in volunteering? Please contact Terree Brncick, FAB chair, at email@example.com.