Maine West - Fine Arts - Mr. Patrick S. Barnett
Foundation Award: $500
This journey began in the Spring of 2011 when Mr. Gerstmayr applied to the IMEA to perform at this year’s All-State Conference. The students have been working both in class and outside of class to prepare for this performance. Five professional guest conductors have been brought in to work with the students to help them prepare for their performance.
The prepared handout given to attendees represents the honor and prestige of our District. This program will be professionally printed and contain the selections that the band will perform, congratulatory letters from Dr. Audrey Haugan, Patrick Barnett, and Molly VonWees, Maine West Fine Arts Booster President. In addition, the program will contain historical and anecdotal information about District 207, and Maine West High School. The cost of printing 1000 copies of this program will be about $1,200. An additional funding request will be made of the Des Plaines Kiwanis to supplement funds from District 207 regular budgets and student activities monies.