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Fellow Ravenscroft Parents,

I would like to add my welcome to what promises to be another great year for Fine Arts at Ravenscroft School. For those returning families, welcome back! For those joining the Ravenscroft family for the first time, it is my joy and privilege to introduce you to some of the diverse and wonderful opportunities that await you and your children in the Fine Arts department.

The Fine Arts Association is an organization that is characterized by active parent volunteers who work with the Fine Arts faculty to enable and support the many performances that will take place throughout the year, on and off campus.

Take a look around at the next concert. Who are the ushers on the doors? Who are the stage crew moving chairs and stands between ensembles? Who finds those unique props for a play or alters those costumes for a musical? Who organizes all those students backstage to ensure that everything runs like clockwork? Who organizes celebratory snacks for performing students or during final rehearsals? Who was chaperoning that last bus trip to Busch Gardens or Carowinds making sure everyone was where they needed to be?

This answer is, of course, us. Parents make all those things happen - people with a variety of skills and talents, or simply the availability. People who take the time to engage with the work that our students are doing throughout the year.

And what a year this is planning to be. On October 27th & 28th we will be treated to performances of Richard III. On December 1st -3rd we have a madrigal dinner, and on February 9th & 10th a musical revue.

While the performing arts tend to be the focus for volunteer help, we would be remiss not to mention the wonderful exhibitions of visual arts that take place throughout the year from students and visiting artists. This year we will have exhibitions by Dan Gottlieb (photography), Autumn Cobeland (painting/graphic artist) and Linda Dallas (watercolor).

If you would like to find out more about the Fine Arts Association, please join us at any of our meetings (note our new 8:00 AM time!) or find our booth at the Parents Association volunteer meeting at the beginning of the school year on August 25th, 8:00 – 10:00 in Pugh Family Lobby, Fine Arts Center.

Mark your calendars now for our meeting dates: September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, January 10th, February 1st, March 1st and April 18th. If you can’t make our meetings, please check out our volunteer opportunities, where you can help when your schedule allows.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the Fine Arts Association or how to find the role that is right for you this year.

Kind regards,

Simon Capell
President – Ravenscroft Fine Arts Association