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:
- Speech and Debate
- Theatre and Drama
- Visual Arts
- Creative Writing
- Media Production
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.
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 https://www.daytonfoundation.org/ccgift.html?fund=... to The Dayton Foundation.
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 email@example.com and/or contact current OAB President.
Teachers may access the request form at Oakwood Schools Common Grant Application Fall 2019.
Look for the 2019-2020 calendar coming soon.
FINE ARTS BANNERS
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.
STORE COMMUNITY REWARDS
Support Oakwood Fine Arts Boosters every time you shop at Kroger and use your Kroger rewards card.
Sign into Kroger Community Rewards at https://www.kroger.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards/enroll
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Amy Askins
Secretary - Melissa Wolcott
Treasurer - Sarah Morgan
Past President - Krista Caley
Member At Large - Carrie Dalrymple
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