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Performing Arts Boosters

Performing Arts Booster

WHO WE ARE
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. 

WHAT WE DO
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

HOW TO HELP

Volunteers are needed to serve pizza lunches on the following dates:
 
Middle School
October 9
November 13
December 11
January 8
February 12
March 4
April 8
May 13
 
Upper School
October 17
November 21
January 16
February 20
April 16

Arts News

List of 5 news stories.

PAB Committee

President:
Danelle Fortune, danellefortune@gmail.com

Concessions Committee:
Mike and Mary Doane, marydoane@comcast.net

Cappies Dinner Committee:
Ann Henshaw, rmh-amh@comcast.net

Encore Chair:
TBD: Please contact
Danelle Fortune, danellefortune@gmail.com

Middle School Committee: 
Tracey Dougherty, traceyldougherty@gmail.com
Jo Felsenthal, jofelsenthal@gmail.com

Stage One Committee:

Upper School Committee: 
Christie Olsen, ojp89@aol.com
 

Stage One Players Present...

The Fall Play
“As You Like It”
 by William Shakespeare

In “As You Like It,” witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of sisters. Fleeing persecution disguised as a shepherd boy, Rosalind and her cousin escape into the Forest of Arden. There she meets her love, Orlando, and forms a teasing friendship with him. When she reveals herself, several weddings are triggered. The play contains many of Shakespeare’s most famous lines.

Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for "As You Like It" are on sale now!
Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets via credit card ($0.75 processing charge per ticket) visit sssas.ludus.com. To reserve tickets and pay with cash or check at the door, please email tyoder@sssas.org
The Spring Musical
“Oliver!” 
based on Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver Twist,” with music and lyrics by Lionel Hart.
 
Go on a wild adventure through Victorian England with Oliver Twist, as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, family, and love. Meet well-known characters—Artful Dodger, Fagin, and Bill Sykes—and enjoy spirted and timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love.”

Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
 

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
    703-212-2882
  • 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
    703-212-2867
  • Photo of Matthew Gehlhoff

    Mr. Matthew Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades JK-2
    703-212-2840
  • Photo of Rebecca Gehlhoff

    Mrs. Rebecca Gehlhoff 

    Lower School Music Teacher, Grades 3-5
    703-212-2846
  • Photo of Christopher Gillespie

    Mr. Christopher Gillespie 

    Middle School Band and Orchestra Teacher
    703-212-2790
  • Photo of James Marvin

    Mr. James Marvin 

    Director of Scheduling, Upper School Drama Teacher
    (703) 212-2749
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia

Campuses

List of 3 items.

  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304