Booster Club for the Fine Arts

Applause is a parent-run, nonprofit organization that supports the fine arts at Brookfield Central High School, including Band, Choir, Orchestra, Dramatic Theater, Musical Theater and Visual Arts. 

Funds raised through Applause help enhance all fine arts programming offered at BCHS. To date, we have granted more than $100,000 in senior scholarships, items and equipment.

Follow Applause on social media @bchsapplause.

Eligible seniors apply now for Applause scholarships!

The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 21.

The Applause Scholarship is open to all seniors who meet the following requirements:

Applause will award multiple scholarships to the senior Applause members who best exemplify effort, dedication, commitment, and spirit regardless of the level of success they have received on the stage, in the gallery, or in another capacity.  Students will need to complete a short written application as well as submit a two- to five-minute video that best describes the student's passion for — and involvement in the arts — as well as how the student has or plans to give back to the arts community now or in the future.
Download the scholarship application here.

Marcus Center Broadway Across America Fundraiser - get tickets here!

Get tickets to some great shows this theater season — and support Applause! You can save up to 40 percent off regular ticket prices, AND Applause gets dollars back on every ticket you purchase. Scan the QR code on the flier to the left, or start at this link to order online. Use MC Access Group Code: APPLAUSE. 

Support Applause by becoming a member or making a donation. 

Memberships start at $40 per family. There are a number of membership levels to choose from. You can also make a tax-deductible donation at any time via Venmo or a check made out to BC Applause. If you have questions, please contact us at 

Ways you can support Applause year-round:

Become a member

There are a number of membership levels to choose from:

WHITE Level - $40

-Two (2) tickets to Applause Member Party

-Senior Scholarship Eligibility

-Early Access to tickets for BCHS Musical.

BLUE Level - $70

-White Level gifts, PLUS 

-Two (2) Rock’n Fine Arts Festival raffle tickets                                              

-One (1) Voucher to your choice of BCHS Black Box 2023-24 shows.         

SILVER Level - $110 

-Blue Level gifts, PLUS 

-One (1) additional BCHS Black Box Voucher.

BLACK Level - $200+

-Silver Level gifts, PLUS

-Two (2)  additional BCHS Black Box Vouchers.

-Reserved seating at Winter Choir, Orchestra or Band concert.


We have many opportunities for you to get involved. 

Support our fundraisers

Marcus Center Broadway Across America discounted ticket offers have been announced! Get all show and ticket information here.

Our Rock'n Fine Arts Fest is coming back for a second year. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Fundraisers with local

restaurants and retailers 

held throughout the year 

And more! Check back for fundraising and event updates.

Questions? Please email Applause at

Meeting dates

All Applause meetings are held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the BC Library. Upcoming dates are: January 16, February 13, March 19, April 16, May 21. Everyone is welcome to attend! 


Applause keeps a running calendar of all BC fine arts programming and events throughout the year. Check here for upcoming dates and deadlines.

Applause leadership

Board of Directors

President: Renee Larson
Vice President: Kathy Kindler
Treasurer: Nicole Rupe
Secretary: Liz Beaudoin
Sara Silver Traband and Nina Stull, Co-Chairs


Membership: Sara Field and Sarah Heideman, Co-Chairs
Scholarship: Beth Brunner and Erika McClean

Advisory Board

Annual Fundraiser: Amanda Busalacchi, and OPEN
Social Events: Barb Zak and OPEN

Parent Liaisons

Visual Arts: OPEN
Orchestra: Preetha Kurudiyara
Band:  Jeff Feist
Choir: Amanda Busalacchi
Musical and Dramatic Theater: Marisa Pifher

Left to right: Andrea Della Penna, Obadah Hamad, Madeline Hedtke

2023 Applause Senior Scholarships

Congratulations to the class of 2023 scholarship recipients!

Andrea Della Penna ($1,000)
Obadah Hamad ($1,000)
Madeline Hedtke ($1,500)