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What is the FAB?  

The Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, formed in 2003, to support, encourage and promote any and all of the Ferndale Schools fine arts programs through parental and community involvement. FAB membership has grown every year and last year included 131 parents and community members.

Contact Us  

For more information on how you can get involved, contact one of the FAB officers:

President: Lisa Wetzen   (lmwdem@yahoo.com)
Vice President: Carissa Gaden  (gadens@comcast.net)
Secretary: Irenita Goedert  (igoedert@wideopenwest.com)
Treasurer:  Anna Fast       (amfast@juno.com)

Quick Links  

Contact Information  
Membership Form
Current FAB Fund Raisers
FAB Board of Director's Page 
Ferndale Patch News Article about the FAB

FAB Committees  

In addition to activities directly sponsored by its Board of Directors, the FAB also has several committees that focus on supporting specific fine arts programs in the district.

Band-Aid : Formed in 2011, this committee focuses on raising funds to support the entire 5th - 12th grade Ferndale Schools band program. For more information on this group and how you can get involved, contact FHS Band Director Elon Jamison .

OrchSupport : In 2009, Ferndale Orchestra Teacher Ben Moy and a group of dedicated parents established the OrchSupport Committee. Their mission is to provide financial and volunteer support for the development, enrichment, enhancement and inclusion of students in the Ferndale Schools Orchestra Program. The group accomplished its first goal of raising funds to purchase a set of electronic string instruments.

Marching Band : A long-standing FAB committee, this group provides volunteer and financial support to the award-winning FHS Marching Band. This past year, in addition to its many regular fund raisers, the Committee added the very successful Dinner and a Show event that raffled off a gourmet dinner for 10 with special Marching Band performance from the FHS stadium press box.

Visual Arts Aid: Formed in the fall of 2010, this FAB committee is focused on raising funds to support the District's visual arts and dance programs.  One of its first goals was to purchase a new kiln for the high school to replace the old, unreliable ones it had at the time. The group succeeded in this effort and is now working to address additional art and dance program needs.  Its main fundraiser is the DIY 5K/1Mile Fun Run, held each fall in conjunction with the DIY Street Fair  in downtown Ferndale.

How You Can Help  

Join the FAB. Purchase your FAB membership for the 2011-2012 school year now for just $5.00 per person.  

 Become a Corporate Sponsor. Contact Paula Cardelli or Ben Nash for details

 Get involved in one of FAB's committees or one of the specific activities that FAB sponsors such as the FABulous Night of Entertainment, the Taste of Music capital campaign, or the Fore Kids Golf Classic. Contact Joan Weidner for more information.

Achievements Thus Far  
In the past six years, FAB has raised more than $100,000 for the Ferndale Schools fine arts programs.  Together with the school district, FAB has purchased many items for the schools including: specialty instruments such as marimbas, chimes, tympani and concert basses;  concert attire for the high school band, orchestra and choir; new acoustical band shells, choral risers, music stands and chairs; and new marching band uniforms. The FAB has also provided $3,000 in support for the high school dance and visual arts programs, and over $10,000 in classroom assistance grants to teachers.

Future Activities  

Since its inception, the FAB organization has focused primarily on supporting the high school fine arts programs. However, as membership has grown, FAB is broadening its efforts to support the elementary and middle school programs as well.  Last year, FAB sponsored a used instrument sale at Coolidge Intermediate School to help make low-cost, good condition instruments available to beginning band and orchestra students.  In the coming year, there are several additional activities FAB would like to explore at the elementary level.  These include purchasing instruments for the general music teachers and subsidizing semi-private music lessons for beginning instrumental students. However, to develop and fund these and other fine arts programs, we need your help.

FAB Membership:  
Become a member of the FAB and help support all of the Ferndale School District's outstanding fine arts programs. In addition to providing financial support, your FAB membership entitles you to voting privileges at the organization's annual meeting in April. You'll also receive our FAB news via email, letting you know about upcoming fine arts events and activities. Beginning in 2009, memberships for the new school year can be purchased in advance in the month of May and expire the following year on June 30. Click here  for the FAB Membership Form.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Donors & Sponsors:
Pleasant Ridge Foundation | Ferndale Education Foundation | David and Cindy Burke | Stephanie and John Hall | Gary and Karla Meier | ZCV Services | Spaulding and Curtin Funeral Home  

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