The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Ithaca (New York) City School District to support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. FABG is an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative.

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Come to Little Apple Fall Follies This Saturday - Jazz at 7 and Show starts at 7:30

The Rotary Club of Ithaca and the Savage Club are pleased to announce their collaboration on a Fall Fundraiser / Variety Show event! The SIXTH annual “Little Apple” Fall Follies (LAFF) will be held in the Kulp Auditorium at Ithaca High School on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. The local talent showcase features more than 20 stage acts, ranging from singing groups and instrumental numbers to rock and jazz bands. Proceeds from the event go to support community grants from Rotary and Savage Clubs as well as the important work of the Ithaca City School District Fine Arts Booster Group. Tickets are just $12 for adults and $6 for students are available at the door, at Pastimes Antiques in the DeWitt Mall, and online at direct lenders loans only ...(read more)

Mark your calendar for FABG General Meeting

Fine Arts Booster Group Fall General Meeting Tuesday October 13 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet Interim Fine Arts Director Steve Beamish and hear updates on district arts news

Meeting place TBA. Food provided.

Welcome Back to School and Celebrate Learning in the Arts!

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, believes the arts – music, dance, and visual, literary and theater arts – are a central part of every child’s public school education. binaire opties frederik ...(read more)

Grant deadlines and Join the Listserv

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has teacher mini-grants available for dance, drama, music, and visual arts projects that engage students. The Fall 2015 deadline is October 15, and Spring 2016 is February 1 for electronic submission. Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers and principals are eligible to apply. Applications are available online at or by calling 277-4631 or emailing

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, promotes communication about arts education through its listserv. This announcement-only listserv encourages members to share information and resources of interest to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) students, teachers, families, arts supporters and the community. calculating bank loans ...(read more)

IPEI and FABG Grant Deadlines 2015 - 2016

As the 2015-16 school year begins, please keep these IPEI Grant Programs in mind:

Connecting Classrooms Grants

A highly competitive grant program, encouraging collaboration and innovation within the Ithaca City School District. IPEI expects to invest a minimum of $1000 in each Connecting Classrooms Grant, and in select cases, grants may reach $10,000. auto trading opzioni binarie ...(read more)


The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is seeking advertising sponsors for its 2015-2016 performance program booklets for Ithaca City School District (ICSD) secondary schools events including concerts, dramas, and musicals at Boynton Middle School, DeWitt Middle School, Lehman Alternative Community School and Ithaca High School. Display ad space is available for sponsors who would like to support FABG activities throughout the ICSD. Contact the boosters at

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Interim Fine Arts Director Appointed

Mr. Stephen Beamish was appointed the Interim Director of Fine and Performing Arts. The name might seem familiar. Steve taught strings music this year at Fall Creek two days a week. He resides in Rochester with his family, and is a retired music teacher and district arts administrator from Rochester New York.

Please welcome Steve to Ithaca in his new role. He will be a one year interim. His start date will be in mid August.

Former Fine Arts Director David Brown, in his new District Chief Administration Officer position, will continue to oversee the fine and performing arts. This team, along with our great staff, will continue to move the arts forward in the ICSD.

Thanks for the Record Number of Instrument Donations!

The Fine Arts Booster Group, an IPEI affiliate, wants to thank our generous community! A record number of used musical instruments were donated this year. Twenty – three instruments made their way from people’s closets to the boosters, where each instrument is evaluated, repaired then incorporated into the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) inventory. ICSD students use these instruments, as well as the district’s supply, to study instrumental music. District second graders can begin taking string instrument lessons and third graders can begin taking band. Certified music teachers teach our students weekly, including free ensemble lessons. Instrumental music study is available to all from elementary school through high school. binary options traders uk ...(read more)

Rella and Barney Cohn Summer Music Scholarship Fund

The Fine Arts Booster Group, an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), will award summer music scholarships through the Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund, established by Abby Cohn in memory of her parents and in honor of the excellent music education available in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD). The fund provides music scholarships for summer study through the Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB) Summer Band and Orchestra Program.

Michael W. Allen, Director of the IYB Summer Music Program, notes several students will be the beneficiaries of Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarships this summer. “The Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarships are a gift from their daughter, Abby Cohn, to the youth in our community. fare trading demo gratutiti ...(read more)

Congratulations to the Sunflower Room! Download their CD!

Belle Sherman Elementary students, supported their wonderful teacher Randi Beckmann and a FABG Mini-Grant, produced a CD recording songs from the students’diverse communities. Songs include the South African lullaby “Thula Thul,” the Dutch “Hanje Panje” and “Far Above Cayuga Waters,” Cornell’s alma mater. Find the link to listen to the cd via this link here:!projects/c21kz

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