The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, will hold a general meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Ithaca High School Fine and Performing Arts

Center lobby. The public is invited to hear arts updates from Chief Administrative Officer David

Brown, interim Fine and Performing Arts Director Steve Beamish, music teacher Karla Notarianni

and art teacher Ana Goldsmith, 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 or (607)277-4631. 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 . 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

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

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.