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Posted October, 2017 by Barbara Ingram Foundation - Edited by Linda Howard
The show sold out quickly and when the tickets went so fast - scalpers purchased some of the seats in the balcony.  

PLEASE NEVER spend more than $25 for one of our shows.  If the vendor is asking for more - It is a scam.  We have heard that there are copycat sites selling our tickets for $200.  SO....A SECOND NIGHT HAS BEEN ADDED!

The second night will be Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 pm, tickets for the new show will not be available until the first week of October. 

NOTE:  Hearts for the Arts Members & Supporting the Arts Sponsors, your holiday performance tickets will be for Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Maryland Theatre.   
For more detailed information, visit our website at:

Foundation Fundraising

“Hearts for the Arts” Annual Membership Campaign 2017-2018. 
Our Annual HFA Membership Campaign provides the additional financial support necessary for students to experience master classes, an enriched arts curriculum, artist-in-residence instructors and guest performers/instructors and off-site learning opportunities. Please click this link to take you to our donation page:

Supporting the Arts 2017-2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Brochures are now available on line. Please click this link to access the application and brochure:  We want to THANK the organizations that have continued their sponsorship.

  The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation has received
$14.87 in donations form the AmazonSmile Foundation. 
This donation was a result of AmazonSmile program activity.

When customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  If you would like to support the Barbara Ingram Foundation through your Amazon purchases, please bookmark this link and support us every time you shop!

Leave a Legacy

Black Box Theatre Chair Campaign
This is a great opportunity for you to leave a legacy for years to come. By sponsoring a chair for $1000 you will receive a personalized name plate on the back of the chair and your name on the recognition board located in the entrance of the Black Box Theatre. For more information and the application click this link:

Foundation Programs

Foundation News

The Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Back to School Coffee for the BISFA teachers and staff.  Also in attendance were Board Members, County Officials and our new neighbors; Community Foundation & Chamber of Commerce.  

A special THANKS to BISFA students pictured above, Kathryn Power, Kassandra Simmons, Naia Lee Hendricks, and Elizabeth Vicarte who performed for us during our Back to School Coffee.  
The Board of Directors of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Stephen Marc Beaudoin has been named the New Executive Director.  To learn more about Stephen, please take a moment to read the MSO press release.
Foundation Grant Programs
Recipients of the Pauline K. Anderson Student Grant:
Alison Fricke - Music Theatre
Taylah Castle - Dance

Recipients of the Hamilton Family Foundation Achievement Grant:

Awarded Enrichment Grants
Instrumental Department - To purchase etude books and solos for all band student lessons.

Upcoming Events for BISFA

For a full Schedule of Events please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and click the link provided under "BISFA SCHOOL CALENDAR."

Creative Writing

Dance Department

Musical Theatre Department
October 13 & 14, 2017, Actors Studio Junior/Senior Fall show, 7:00 PM, Black Box, tickets $5 per person

Instrumental Music Department
October 26, 2017, Band/Orchestra Fall Concert, 7:30 PM, HCC Kepler Theatre, tickets $5 per person
Vocal Department
October 26, 2017, Fall Concert, 7:30 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, tickets $5 per person

Visual Arts Department

BISFA Parent Guild

BISFA Alumni News We are still looking for alumni Class Agents.
Class of 2010 - Sheridan Webb
Class of 2011- Mary Mulligan Medina and Megan Duckworth
Class of 2012 - William Mason
Class of 2013 - Ryan Smetzer
Class of 2014 - Alec Buriss
Class of 2015 - Dionie Arechiga Ruiz
Class of 2016 - Brenna Myers
Class of 2017 - Cheyenne Henson and Elizabeth Whitmore

For more details email Mimi Dickinson at

Our Alumni are doing GREAT THINGS.....keep sending us your news to share.
Josh Hollin, a 2015 graduate of BISFA, is a reporter for Channel Kindness.  Channel kindness is a corps of young reporters, trained to use their ears, eyes and hearts to find, recognize and share the everyday and heroic acts of kindness that fill our daily lives and shape our communities.  Please click the link below and take a moment to listen to one of Josh's interviews:  Kindness Convo with Cynthia Germanotta & Kenesha Chalemon

BISFA School Calendar

For a complete up-to-date calendar listing all the activities and events going on at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts please click here:
Our mailing address is:
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Mimi Dickinson, Executive Director
38 South Potomac Street, Suite 305
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone:  240.347.4934

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