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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Want to Donate a Used Musical Instrument? Click on the Give -Time, Donations, Instruments tab above for More Information

Find information on how to donate your used musical instrument in the “Give - Time, Donations, Instruments” tab above or just email president@fabgithaca.org

Boynton Orchestra Congrats!

Results: 6th Grade Orchestra - Level II - GOLD!!! A GOLD rating is given to groups who have demonstrated an outstanding level of technical and artistic skill in all of the evaluative categories (Tone, Intonation, Balance, Technique, Accuracy/Execution, Rhythm, Interpretation, etc) for all 3 musical selections.

Boynton Chamber Orchestra - Level III - GOLD WITH DISTINCTION!!! A rating of GOLD WITH DISTINCTION is awarded to those groups who quality for a Gold Rating, while having achieved a standard of performance deemed exceptional in all three selections.

Mark Lewis Orchestra Director Boynton Middle School Ithaca City School District

Updated Links for Cohn Scholarship for Summer Music Study

The Fine Arts Booster Group, an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), announces summer music scholarships awarded 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 will provide more than five music scholarships for summer study through the Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB) Summer Band and Orchestra Program. The Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund is administered by IPEI with assistance from the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) and the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

Michael W....(read more)

Cohn Scholarship Help Students Bridge Summer Study 2019

Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund, an IPEI Fund, Awards Grant The Fine Arts Booster Group, an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), announces summer music scholarships awarded 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 will provide more than five music scholarships for summer study through the Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB) Summer Band and Orchestra Program. The Rella and Barney Cohn Music Scholarship Fund is administered by IPEI with assistance from the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) and the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

Michael W....(read more)

FABG Awards Special Grant Spring 2019

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP AWARDS GRANTS TO SUPPORT ITHACA ARTS EDUCATION

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has awarded $3,980 in four grants to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) programs that will reach over 1,150 students (see below for list). Grant funds are made possible through FABG performance booklet ad sales and individual donations. The boosters produce performance booklet programs for middle and high school concerts and plays, totaling over 35 events each year. District arts events are open to all, a calendar can be found at www.fabgithaca.org. Grant deadlines are also listed on the website.

Fine Arts Booster Group grants were awarded for district-wide and special projects....(read more)

Thanks to all who made Dallas Brass Possible From Daphne Shululu

Shout out! to the colleagues who made the field trip to see the Dallas Brass in KULP Auditorium possible. Over 600 students from South Hill Elementary, Caroline, BJM, Enfield, Fall Creek, Cayuga Heights, Boynton Middle School and IHS attended!

Please forward a warm thank you to all teachers and staff who were a part of making this experience for students possible.

Thanks also to the Ithaca Concert Band, Boynton Band Club, FABG and IPEI for the funding support.

Daphne Shululu, ICSD Fine and Performing Arts Director

Dallas Brass Band Visits ICSD

Dallas Brass Give Kids Concert at Kulp

The Dallas Brass, one of the premiere brass ensembles in the world, will perform a concert and masterclass at Ithaca High School, Kulp Auditorium, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 10:00am. Over 500 Ithaca City School District student musicians will attend. The Dallas Brass will also perform side-by-side with their community partner, the Ithaca Concert Band, in a 7:00pm concert on Tuesday, March 19th, at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music on the campus of Ithaca College. Concert Admission will be $10.00 per person.

The Dallas Brass visit is sponsored the the Fine Arts Booster Group, an Affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative, the Boynton Band Fund and Ticket Sales from the evening concert at Ithaca College.

Thanks to the Fine Arts Booster Group IPEI Adult Spelling Bee Team - Fine Arts "Word" Boosters

Thanks to Martha Frommelt, Michelle Hitz and Daphne Shululu for the FAB fun!

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Spring Mini-Grants and JEMM Grant Announced

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has awarded $4,210 in grants to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) programs that will reach over 1,000 students. Grant funds are made possible through Fine Arts Booster Group performance booklet ad sales and donations. The boosters produce performance booklet programs for middle and high school concerts and plays, totaling over thirty events each year. District arts events are open to all, a calendar and future grant deadlines can be found at www.fabgithaca.org.

The Josh Endo Memorial Award for the Continuing Support of Music Education (JEMM) was awarded to support elementary instrument rentals and secondary instrumental music trips....(read more)

2019 Saltonstall Teacher Residency - Teachers Announced

The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is offering a creative retreat for teachers of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers and other districts in Tompkins County during the February and April school breaks. The program is designed to provide residency-type retreats for local teachers in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. The program is totally free to attend. Teachers were selected through a lottery system....(read more)

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