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Performing Arts Boosters

Performing Arts Booster

The Performing Arts Boosters plays an important role in the school’s mission by fostering student enthusiasm for artistic endeavor in the various drama, chorus, band, orchestra, and jazz programs on all three campuses. During the course of the school year, every single student in the Lower and Middle Schools participates in at least two major performances. In the Upper School students make selections from more than a dozen performing arts programs and classes, in addition to putting on major plays and concerts. 

Throughout the year the Performing Arts Department has needs on all three campuses relating to performances, equipment, and trips. This volunteer committee raises funds to enhance these programs and works to boost the enthusiastic support for our talented students and faculty who make up the performing arts collectively. All funds raised by the PAB are made possible through Encore Donations and Pizza/Cookie Sales in the Middle and Upper Schools. Check out this sampling of gifts the boosters have given in the past few years!

  • Matching t-shirts and sweatshirts for off-site performances
  • Tickets to the Kennedy Center
  • Electric cello and violin
  • Master workshops in New York City
  • Body microphones
  • Music stands
  • Tubanos and Djembe drums
  • Keyboards
  • Ukeleles
  • Mutes for brass instruments


Volunteers are needed to serve pizza lunches on the following dates:
Middle School
October 10
November 14
December 12
January 16
February 13
March 6
April 10
May 8
Upper School
October 11
November 15
January 17
March 7
April 25

Arts News

List of 5 news stories.

PAB Committee

Danelle Fortune,
Jean Lansing,

Encore Chair:
Dede Spitznagel,

Middle School Committee:
Tracey Dougherty,
Jo Felsenthal,

Upper School Committee:
Christie Olsen,

Support the Performing Arts

Honor your performer with an Encore donation that goes directly to support the performing arts at our school. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.

Join PAB Now

Join the Performing Arts Boosters to receive news and reminders about performances, accomplishments, and opportunities to support our talented Saints!
Performing Arts Boosters Registration

Meet the Performing Arts Faculty

List of 7 members.

  • Mr. Vaughn Ambrose 

    Upper School Music Teacher
  • Mrs. Dallis Byrne 

    Middle and Upper School Chorus Teacher
    (703) 212-2902
  • Dr. James Criswell 

    Middle and Upper School Band and Orchestra Teacher
  • Mr. Matthew Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades JK-2
  • Mrs. Rebecca Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades 3-5
  • Mr. Christopher Gillespie 

    Middle School Band and Orchestra Teacher
  • Mr. James Marvin 

    Director of Scheduling, Upper School Drama Teacher
    (703) 212-2749