Did you know that last spring Albany High School was not able to produce it’s annual spring musical? A group of us parents were alarmed to discover this and the following information -
Albany High is one of the only large high schools in the area without a theater class or full-time drama teacher.
The Theatre Ensemble, the drama club at AHS, is primarily student-run and they have struggled to find a faculty advisor every year because the workload is so large and the compensation is so small.
AHS used to support three amazing shows per year. Now, they are struggling to finance one show per year.
As a result, we parents mobilized and created the Albany Performing and Fine Arts Boosters (pFAB –silent “p”) and, as of July 2018, we are a non-profit organization (501 c.3).
I am writing to you at this time because we need to raise approximately $5,000 by December, 2018 in order to fund the Theatre Ensemble’s annual spring musical. We need this money to pay the following -
Stipends for the club faculty advisors, a professional theater producer, and musical and dance directors
Funds for the rights to the musical as well as costumes and sets
Costs for renting a theater and publicizing for the event
We hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to PFAB at this time through our website, www.albanypfab.org or by mailing us a check made out to pFAB at 1005 Talbot Ave., Albany, CA 94706. Please support our children’s education in the arts and help the Theatre Ensemble produce a pFABulous (silent “p”) spring musical. In addition, please check us out on Facebook, and sign up on our website to become part of our mailing list and get involved in supporting theater arts at AHS.
Thanks so much for your consideration!