FABG To meet Tuesday, October 13

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, will hold a general meeting Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center lobby. The public is invited to hear arts updates from interim Fine Arts Director Steve Beamish and arts teachers Callie Bryant and Jenna Jordan, as well as information about FABG goals. The boosters serve all the elementary and secondary schools in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD). The public is invited. Food will be provided.

For more information about the booster group, contact Co-Presidents Vanessa Wagner and Alice Wu at president@fabgithaca.org or (607)256-4734. If you want to stay informed about what is happening with the fine and performing arts in the ICSD, consider joining the FABG Facebook page or listserv which includes information about arts issues, performances and general news. Join the listserv by emailing FineArtsBoosters-subscribe@yahoogroups.com In addition, you can follow @FABG.

An affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), the FABG works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. The Fine Arts Boosters strive for increased student access, participation, and equity in arts programs. The boosters believe the arts – music, dance and visual, literary and theater arts – are a central part of every child’s public school education. Visit www.fabgithaca.org.

IPEI is a not-for-profit organization that believes the education of every ICSD student is enhanced through community connections and support facilitated by IPEI for students and teachers through engagement, collaboration, gifts, and grants. Visit www.ipei.org.

Ongoing FABG initiatives include mini-grants to teachers, printing the performance booklets for ICSD secondary schools’ concerts and drama productions; fundraising; Play It Again, Ithaca (collection of used musical instruments and funds to purchase new instruments for use in the schools); and various advocacy efforts in support of arts in the schools.

FABG is open to all K-12 staff, parents, students and community members and is concerned with all arts areas. Join the group and volunteer to work on goals – communication, advocacy, grant giving, fundraising, community connections, and instrument recycling.