FABulous Entertainment on Dec. 29
(Crystal A. Proxmire, 12/27/2010)
The Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters is gearing up for their second annual fundraising variety show, which they call “A Night of FABulous” entertainment. Performers of all kinds will be there, many whom are Ferndale Schools students, parents and alumni. This is the second annual FABulous show, creating a tradition of raising money to help students excel in the arts and music while also showcasing the talent in our community.
The fun starts at 6:15pm on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Ferndale High School, with food and entertainment in the commons. Mainstage performances start at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. They are $5 in advance (at www.fsfab.org and Ferndale Public Schools); $5 for students/seniors and $7 adults at the door.
The line up includes:
~Orion Community Drummers – Metro Detroit drummers including Ferndale parent Dale Gaden, led by Ghanaian master drummer Kofi Ameyaw.
~Paige Pfleger and Rachel Hubert – FHS Vocal Duo
~No Alternative – featuring FHS students Dominic Sweeney, Myles Walimaa, Ross Langley, Cody Thompson
~Scott Baumgartner – stand-up comedy and movie shorts – FHS Alumni
~Erik Johnson – FHS Alumni and Western Michigan University music major
~King Street – Party/dance band led by Kennedy dad Tony Suhy
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.
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.
For more information on FAB, check out their website at www.fsfab.org.