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Posted November, 2017 by Barbara Ingram Foundation - Edited by Linda Howard
November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is A Global Day of Giving
If you are inspired by the Arts, give a gift to support the students at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.  Through our Enrichment Grant program the students are afforded opportunities to have specialized instruction from leading industry professionals to enhance their overall educational opportunities that will give the students the necessary skills to be successful. 
Giving Tuesday was created to unite everyone in a day of generosity, to make a difference in your community any way you choose
at the start of this busy holiday season.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details!

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For more detailed information, visit our website at:

Foundation Fundraising

You can click on the images above to view the map, this year's sign design and the Lamp post form.  You can order a Lamp Post by printing the above order form and mailing it to the Foundation, or you can click the link provided and order online.

“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!

As we head into the season of giving we encourage you to support us through your online holiday shopping at AmazonSmile Foundation. 
Please consider signing up and turn your holiday purchases
into a second gift!

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

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Please join us on Thursday, November 30, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM, at Howard's Art & Frames for Barbara Ingram Foundation's Christmas Card Launch Reception.  Graysen Scott, a senior at BISFA, will be unveiling her
"A Medley of Birds" collection.

Howard's Art & Frames
1256 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Foundation News

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.   
Tickets for HAIRSPRAY The Broadway Musical, go on sale to the public Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 

To purchase tickets please click this link to take you to the
Maryland Theatre's website:

Washington County Arts Council and 28 South present
2nd Tuesday of every month – original music or original spoken word at 28 South     

Sign up in advance to reserve a spot by calling 301-791-3132 Or emailing:

28 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
6PM until 8PM
The BISFA Dancers performed at this year's
Dancing with the Arc Stars
to benefit the Arc of Washington County.

Golden Ticket holders please make sure to reserve your
tickets through Mrs. Webb 301-766-8840, M-F 10-4

The 91st Alsatia Mummers Parade was held Saturday night October 28th in Hagerstown.  We are delighted to share that the
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts took 1st place in
"Schools Floats & Schools in Special Dress" 

Congratulations to all those who participated and to the
Float Crew who designed the winning float!
Foundation Grant Programs
Recipients of the Pauline K. Anderson Student Grant:
Samantha Harrast- Vocal
Shada Datcher - Dance
Hannah Miller - Vocal
Madison Stubbs - Dance

Recipients of the Hamilton Family Foundation Achievement Grant:

Awarded Enrichment Grants
Artist in Residence Program for a week with Christy Crowl
Production of Little Shop of Horrors
Two day master class with professional vocalist, Mr. Nicholas Simpson

Printed music for choral concert
Commitment to fund each student an amount for the Maryland All State Vocal Ensembles

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."
To reserve your tickets to any performance below please contact
Mrs. Webb at the school 301-766-8840

Creative Writing
November 16, 2017, True Lies, 7:00 PM, BISFA Dance Floor tickets $5 for adult / $3 for Students

Dance Department
November 17, 2017, Fall Concert, 7:00 PM, Western Heights Middle School, tickets $5 for adult / $3 for students

Musical Theatre Department
November 3, 4, 2017, Little Shop of Horrors - MT Junior/Senior Show, 7:30 PM, BISFA Black Box, tickets $10 per person
November 5, 2017, Little Shop of Horrors - MT Junior/Senior Show, 2:30 PM, BISFA Black Box, tickets $10 per person

November 10, 11, 2017, Little Shop of Horrors - MT Junior/Senior Show, 7:30 PM, BISFA Black Box, tickets $10 per person
November 12, 2017, Little Shop of Horrors - MT Junior/Senior Show, 2:30 PM, BISFA Black Box, tickets $10 per person

November 30, 2017, Fall Individual Showcase, 6:30 PM & 7:45 PM, BISFA Black Box, tickets $5 per person

Instrumental Music Department
November 2, 2017, Fall Small Ensemble Concert, 7:30 PM, BISFA Dance Floor, tickets $5 per person

November 29, 2017, Guitar and Piano Winter Recital, 7:30 PM, BISFA Dance Floor, tickets $5 per person
Vocal Department
November 11, 2017, Senior Recitals (2 recitals), 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM, BISFA, Free admission

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.

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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