Friends of the Arts
The Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting Country Day's fine arts program in all divisions by recruiting and inspiring volunteers to help at school exhibitions, concerts, productions, and other arts events.
There are many ways to get involved with the arts at Country Day. Volunteer opportunities include:
Special Events (Ashley Larkin, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers help plan, set up, and facilitate the Fine Arts Open House and FOTA Welcome Coffee usually held in the fall, as well as the Annual Art Exhibit Reception in February.
Lower School Visual Arts (Robin Hall Feddersen, email@example.com)
Volunteers hang student art in various areas on campus throughout the year. Volunteers should be flexible with scheduling.
Lower School Drama (Stefhanie Howe, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers assist backstage with grade-level plays. Volunteer times are flexible and are usually between one and two hours in length. All Lower School parents are invited to participate.
Middle School Visual Arts (Laurie Alexson, email@example.com)
Volunteers help prepare and hang art selected for display at our school and in the community. Volunteers also help with the 7th and 8th Grade Fine Arts Night in April.
Middle School Music and Drama (Candice Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers help support the music and drama departments as needed throughout the year including Grandparents' Day, and the winter and spring concerts.
Upper School Visual Arts (Meredith Baumstein, email@example.com)
Volunteers assist the Fine Arts department throughout the year. Volunteers help plan, set up, and facilitate receptions, such as student art receptions and the visiting artist reception, and assist with Upper School Arts Fest.
Upper School Music (Liz Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers assist the Fine Arts department throughout the year. Opportunities include fitting choir dresses and tuxedoes, organizing a Halloween party for the band and chamber choir, and planning receptions for the semi-annual concerts in December and May.
Upper School Drama (Jeanna Prevette, email@example.com)
Volunteers assist the Fine Arts department throughout the year and help with Upper School One Act Plays, musicals, and drama performances as well as Upper School Arts Fest. Duties may include planning cast parties, ticket sales, or back stage assistance.
Soup Bowls for Hospice Project (Robin Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers help with this annual event as needed. Duties include checking in participants, helping with supplies, and demonstrating the bowl-making process, no experience necessary. Volunteers also help with glazing and packing the finished bowls for donation to Soup on Sunday, a fundraising event for Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte.
|Chair||Michele Assaf Saleebyemail@example.com|
|Lower School Visual Arts Representative||Robin Hall Feddersenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lower School Drama Representative||Stefhanie Howeemail@example.com|
|Middle School Music and Drama Representative||Candice Campbellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Middle School Visual Arts Representative||Laurie Alexsonemail@example.com|
|Upper School Visual Arts Representative||Meredith Baumsteinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Upper School Drama Representative||Jeanna Prevetteemail@example.com|
|Upper School Music Representative||Liz Hortonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Big Saturday Coordinator||Robin Rileyemail@example.com|
|Soup Bowl Coordinator||Robin Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Special Events Coordinator||Ashley Larkinemail@example.com|
President: Teresa Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President: Maria Logan, email@example.com
Secretary: Deborah Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Elizabeth Fender, email@example.com
LS Drama: Krista Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
LS Visual Art: Robin Hall Feddersen, email@example.com
MS Music/Drama/Rep: Amy Markel, firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Visual Art: Robin Brown, email@example.com
US Drama: Yvette Wasel, firstname.lastname@example.org
US Music: Robbin Riley, email@example.com
US Visual Art: Michele Saleeby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Open House: Ashley Larkin, email@example.com
Spring Artist Reception: Valerie Goldsmith, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pirrie Bingham, email@example.com
FOTA Social: Robbin Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org