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 exhibits, concerts, productions, and other special fine arts events, encouraging community service related to the arts, and enhancing the experience of Country Day's fine arts students and teachers.

2016-17 Board Members

President: Teresa Powell,
Past President: Maria Logan,
Secretary: Deborah Porter,
Treasurer: Elizabeth Fender,
LS Drama: Krista Wilson,
LS Visual Art: Robin Hall Feddersen,
MS Music/Drama/Rep: Amy Markel,
MS Visual Art: Robin Brown,
US Drama: Yvette Wasel,
US Music: Robbin Riley,
US Visual Art: Michele Saleeby,
Fall Open House: Ashley Larkin,
Spring Artist Reception: Valerie Goldsmith,, Pirrie Bingham,
FOTA Social: Robbin Riley,

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with the arts at Country Day. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • FOTA Fall Open House/Parent Coffee Social: October 28, 11 am-1 pm. All parents are invited to volunteer for this annual event which showcases the fine arts program with presentations by students and faculty. Volunteers help plan, set up, and facilitate a light luncheon during this midday gathering.
  • Annual Art Exhibit Reception: February 17, 6–8 pm, "75th Anniversary Alumni Art Show & Reception." Assist the Fine Arts department with coordinating an annual exhibit that highlights a visual artist or art collection and engages our school and greater Charlotte communities.
  • Visual Art Displays: Hang student art from all divisions in various areas around campus throughout the year.
  • Music: Fitting choir dresses and tuxedoes, helping the Pep Band at the Homecoming football game, organizing a Halloween party for the band and chamber choir, assisting with Spring Arts Fest, and planning receptions for the semi-annual concerts in December and May.
  • Drama: Ticket sales, selling concessions during performances, and lobby and usher assistance during Middle and Upper School performances.
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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