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Taylor Shineman artworkMembers of Synergy poseCast of Legally Blonde on stageMarching Band marching in a paradeChoir members practice in classroomWind Ensemble celebrates good score at OMEA

We are the Oakwood fine arts boosters!

Founded as Oakwood Arts Bridge 10 years ago and renamed in 2019 as the Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters, Oakwood FAB supports performing and visual arts education for students of all ages in the Oakwood Schools district. With our teacher grant fund, we support opportunities for students involved in:

Please contact us if you are an Oakwood community member and would like to become involved in the Oakwood FAB. To stay up to date with our activities, follow us on Facebook.

OHS Presents 'Little Women'

Cast rehearsing Little Women

Oakwood High School Theatre will present Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, adapted by Thomas Hischak, for this year's fall play.

A beautiful retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale, narrated by older Josephine March herself. The four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—continue to live in the hearts of readers, causing smiles and tears, triumph and tragedy as they grow up, fall in love and face life. This classic American tale will touch the heart of every person in the audience.

The show opens Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.  Additional performances will be Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students, general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Young at Art logo with save the date

Oakwood Arts Bridge to Fund Drumline, Theatre

Representative from Oakwood Arts Bridge present a check for funding to BOE President Todd Duwel

Arts programming in the Oakwood Schools is getting a boost thanks to the Oakwood Arts Bridge.  The group awarded more than $4,600 in grants to enhance and support student programming.

Stage productions held in the Oakwood High School auditorium will now include a follow-spot. This adaptable spotlight ranges from a small pin-spot to a full stage floodlight in various colors. You can see the light in action during the OHS spring musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” performed April 11-13.

The OHS marching band is also purchasing new drums and equipment thanks to Oakwood Arts Bridge. The new drumline equipment will make its debut during the 2019 fall football season.

"Receiving this teacher grant is awesome! I appreciate the generosity of Oakwood Arts Bridge so much,” OHS Band Director Adam Uhlenhake said. “We'll definitely be able to make a sizable dent in the drumline purchase with this grant."





Thank you to parents and the community for generous support of Oakwood FAB (formerly Oakwood Arts Bridge) since 2009. Because of your contributions, we were able to fund the following items for the last two school years:

  • Followspot spotlight for OHS auditorium
  • OHS Marching Band Drumline equipment
  • Speech & Debate travel expenses for national conference, $1,000
  • Elementary Band master classes for brass and woodwinds, $300
  • 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. Coverings will be available for other arts teachers to use as well.
  • 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. Donations go directly to our grants fund, which supports Oakwood Schools K-12 teacher grant requests. If you are interested in giving a donation, please follow this link to The Dayton Foundation.

Teacher Grant Request

Oakwood Schools K-12 teachers may request grant money to support visual and performing arts related endeavors. Oakwood FAB accepts grant requests year-round, but only meets to assess requests every one to two months. Please send questions to and/or contact current OAB President.

Teachers may access the request form at Oakwood Fine Arts Booster Grant Request


Look for the 2019-2020 calendar coming soon.


Show pride in your student's artistic passions by displaying a fine arts banner. Oakwood FAB has heavy-duty vinyl banners suitable for indoor or outdoor use for Band, Chorus, Speech and Debate, Theatre and Orchestra.

Send FAB Banner Order Form to the high school office and we will deliver to you.


Support Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger rewards card.

Sign into Kroger Community Rewards at

Then search for Oakwood Arts Bridge in the list (organization AR430). There is no cost to you. This rewards program is a way for Kroger to give back to the community.


President - Jen Enseleit
Vice President - Amy Askins
Secretary - Melissa Wolcott
Treasurer - Sarah Morgan
Past President - Krista Caley
Member At Large - Carrie Dalrymple 

2018-19 Officers!


Social Media - Gina Sandoval

Graphic Design - Brent Beck
Sales Coordinator - Jennifer Makkas Young@Art Chair(s) - Jen Enseleit and Amy Askins
Banner Sales Coordinator - Jennifer Makkas 


Band - Open
Choir - Manda Heid
Creative Writing - Open
Media Production - Open
Orchestra - Toni Brenner
Speech & Debate - Stephanie Soller
Theatre - Valerie Claggett
Visual Arts - Tricia Bauer
Harman - Susan Choi
Smith - Laura Weaver
Alumni/Community - Leigh Ann Fulford