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Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters is supporting Oakwood teachers during these challenging times.  FAB provided funding for these microphones so the teachers could continue to provide meaningful instruction and keep students and staff safe!

Art and music teachers showing off their microphones
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FAB is a group of parents who deeply value the role of arts education in helping young people become all they can be.  FAB supports visual and performing arts education for Oakwood schools students of all ages via our Teacher Grants Fund and our annual Young@Art event.





Recently, FAB was thrilled to fund the following grants: 

If you are a believer in arts education and would like to get involved with FAB, join, donate or buy a banner today.  For more information, please email Amy Askins at

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Young@Art is an exhilarating evening of live and visual art on the stages and in the hallways of OHS.

We are so bummed that 2020's event was canceled due to the Coronavirus situation. Enjoy this slideshow which highlights some of the amazing student art  from the canceled event.

We are so grateful to all of the contributing teachers and students, our generous sponsors, and our volunteers involved with 2020's event.

Thank you to FAB sponsors
Children's art on the wall at school
Children playing in the 6th grade band in the Harman winter concert
Harman student playing the flute in the Harman winter concert
Mary Poppins singing in the 2017 Celebration of the Arts
Students add to the art wall at Young@Art
A mix of projects created by Harman art students
The Jazz Band performed at Young@Art
Students performed part of the OJHS musical




Tax deductible donations made throughout the year go to our Teacher Grants fund. Sponsorships and ticket sales for Young@Art are the primary source of our funds and all donations of $100 and above made will be recognized as Young@Art sponsorships. Since 2018 alone, FAB grants totaling more than $20,000 have included:

  • Marching Band Field Commander Podiums
  • Camera Accessories for the OHS Journalism Department
  • Theatre Combat class for OJHS & OHS students
  • Creation of a place to display art at Lange School
  • A new, large-format poster printer for the art department, in partnership with OSF
  • Speech & Debate Nationals Event Fees
  • Followspot spotlight for the OHS auditorium
  • New musical instruments for Harman School, in partnership with the Harman PTO
  • OHS Marching Band Drumline equipment, in partnership with the Band Boosters
  • Elementary Band master classes for brass and woodwinds
  • 2 new cellos for grades 6 - 12 orchestra program
  • Partial funding for permanent art installation at Lane Stadium, created by Suzanne Ley and OHS art and engineering students
  • Reusable table coverings for Smith Elementary art shows
  • 20 new choir robes for OHS choral department
  • See the full list of grants given

Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation.  Click the DONATE button above, if you are interested in giving a donation.  The link will take you to The Dayton Foundation.

Teacher Grant Request

Oakwood Schools K-12 teachers and arts advisors may request funding for enrichment activities and equipment to enhance visual and performing arts educational offerings in our school system. FAB accepts grants requests year-round and meets frequently to review requests. For more information, please email us at or contact the current president.


President - Amy Askins
Vice President - Manda Heid
Secretary - Erin Pryor
Treasurer - Sarah Morgan
Past President - Jen Enseleit​​​​​​

Members and Liaisons

Graphic Design Guru: Brent Beck
Banner Sales: Jennifer Makkas
Member at Large: Ali Davis
Band: Meredith Spitzmiller
Orchestra: Toni Brenner
Chorus: Laura Weaver
Theatre: Valerie Claggett
Visual Arts: Tricia Bauer and Deb Housh
Speech & Debate: Tim and Jill Patton
Digital Media: Open
Harman: Susan Choi
Smith: Molly Kash

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