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).
Co-Chairs: Lisa Anagnostopoulos and Jenny Zimmer
Treasurer: Doug Danckaert
Faculty Liaison: Tammy Clark
Art Parent Rep.: Holly Goyings
Orchestra Rep.: OPEN please email us at email@example.com if interested!
Choir Parent Rep.: Lynel Danckaert
Band Parent Rep.: Cecilia Carrier
Uniform Coordinator: Sarah Best
Meetings: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4p in the Lyceum.
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. In 2022, RatFest will be on Friday, February 4th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.