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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,

Concessions Committee:
Mike and Mary Doane,

Cappies Dinner Committee:
Ann Henshaw,

Encore Chair:
TBD: Please contact
Danelle Fortune,

Middle School Committee: 
Tracey Dougherty,
Jo Felsenthal,

Stage One Committee:

Upper School Committee: 
Christie Olsen,

Stage One Players Present...

"Shrek The Musical"
Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire with music by Jeanine Tesori

Don't miss the Stage One Player's production of "Shrek The Musical!" Based on the DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious musical turns the world of fairytales upside down. Join our unlikely hero, Shrek, and his loyal steed, Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon.

March 1, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m.
March 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Visit to register for tickets.

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.

  • Photo of Vaughn Ambrose

    Mr. Vaughn Ambrose 

    Upper School Music Teacher
  • Photo of Dallis Byrne

    Mrs. Dallis Byrne 

    Middle and Upper School Chorus Teacher
    (703) 212-2902
  • Photo of James Criswell

    Dr. James Criswell 

    Middle and Upper School Band and Orchestra Teacher
  • Photo of Matthew Gehlhoff

    Mr. Matthew Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades JK-2
  • Photo of Rebecca Gehlhoff

    Mrs. Rebecca Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades 3-5
  • Photo of Christopher Gillespie

    Mr. Christopher Gillespie 

    Middle School Band and Orchestra Teacher
  • Photo of James Marvin

    Mr. James Marvin 

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