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    On behalf of the Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the performing arts program. We are excited about the continued growth in all areas of this vibrant program and look forward to providing the needed support for another year of great performances. To that end, we have some open positions on the board for your consideration:

    Vice President:                                                                                           

    The job of vice president is to fill in for the president on any occasion that officer is unavailable, be the time keeper at the once-a-month meetings to ensure a timely, efficient meeting and be the IPAB liaison at the FOI board meetings to help facilitate communication between both groups where performing arts is concerned.

    Fundraising (co)chair(s):

    The job of fundraising chair or co-chairs is to oversee the “10-minute give” at the benefit concert in December and to lead a fundraising committee for our annual Student Showcase in February.  The “10-minute give” focuses on specific teacher needs and the student showcase (the IPAB main fundraiser of the year) brings in 75% of our annual budget. Our very capable out-going fundraising chair will still be at Ingraham this next year and is willing/able to mentor volunteers for this position.

    Other non-elected open positions:

    -          Drama co-liaison

    To find out more or to sign up for one of these positions please contact Shelley Imel:

    All parents and guardians of students in the performing arts are welcome. We meet once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7pm in the band room. Coming to meetings is a great way to meet other Ingraham families and to hear directly from the teachers.


    Sincerely yours,


    Shelley Imel

    IPAB President


    You’re Invited!


    Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters

    Parent Social

 , September 12, 2017

    6:30 – 8:30pm


    Lantern Brewing

    938 N 95th St Seattle, WA, 98103


    Come meet the teachers,

    members of the IPAB board and other

    parents of performing arts students

    while enjoying light appetizers

    and a cash bar serving

    great selections of beer

    brewed on site.


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    Join the Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters!

    Our purpose is to promote a vibrant and growing performing arts program at Ingraham High School.  We support the drama program and our concert choir, jazz choir, Chamber singers, wind ensemble, jazz bands, concert band, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra by:

    • Fundraising to support all our performing arts programs. Here’s a sampling of how our fundraising efforts have directly benefited Ingraham students:
      • Upgrades to the auditorium’s sound system & a new spotlight
      • A set of risers for the choir
      • New band uniforms
      • Tap-dance coaching for drama students
      • Repairs & renovations to orchestra and band instruments
      • Musicians’ chairs for 100 students
      • A set of tympanis, a cello, string bass, and percussion equipment
      • Scholarships for trips
    • Providing hospitality and logistical support before and during concerts and performances
    • Organizing social events to build community within the performing arts department, such as the summer picnic, dinner before the benefit concert and (new this year) a parent social in September
    • Chaperoning and handling logistics for competitions and trips
    • Providing direct financial assistance for teachers’ projects and needs
    • Communicating timely information to families about performing arts programs


    Join us! 

    All parents and guardians of students in the performing arts are welcome, and you become a voting member once you sign the membership log.  We meet once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm in the band room. Meeting dates for 2017-18 are: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1. Coming to meetings is a great way to meet other Ingraham families and to hear directly from the teachers.

    Contact us!

    We’d love to hear from you, and we always need volunteers. To make sure you receive notices of upcoming Performing Arts events and booster activities, please e-mail us at You can also like us on facebook: Ingraham Performing Arts 2016-17


    Upcoming Events:

    Concert Dates: Fall: November 14th, 15th and 16th; Benefit Concert: December 8th; Winter: February 13th, 14th and 15th; Spring: March 27th, 28th and 29th; Big Band Dance March 2nd or 8th; Summer: June 12th, 13th and 14th.

    Band: Tumwater Marching Band Festival: October 14th; Home Football Games September 8th, 15th, and 22nd, October 6th and 20th. Drama: Murders of 1940: October 19, 20, 21, 28 and 29. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in January (Dates TBD). Spring Musical: May 24th, 25th and 26th & June 1st, 2nd and 3rd.                       

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    Dear Performing Arts Families,

    Welcome to another year of dynamic performances from Ingraham’s actors, singers, and instrumentalists.  My name is Shelley Imel, and I’m the returning president of the Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters (IPAB), celebrating its 14th year of supporting performing arts education at Ingraham High School.  Also serving on the board for the 2017-2018 school year are Bob Ulrich, Treasurer; Sally Hiserman, Secretary; Kathleen Meehan-Lorenzo, Communications chair; Jim Wehmeyer, Volunteer Coordinator; Erin Branigan, Drama Liaison; and Ruby Grynberg, Orchestra Liaison. We’re looking for a vice president, fundraising chair or co-chairs and drama co-liaison.

    On behalf of the board, I invite you to help us enhance and enrich the performing arts education offered to students at Ingraham High School.  Getting involved with IPAB is an ideal way to meet other families, stay connected with the school community, interact with some great students, and have fun! Any contribution of time or money will make a positive difference to our students.  We are an affiliate of the Alliance for Education, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations to “AFE / Ingraham Performing Arts Boosters” are deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. We also encourage you to apply for matching funds if available from your employer.

    How can you boost the performing arts at Ingraham?

    • Attend a Boosters meeting:  10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1. We meet from 7-8:30 in the band room.
    • Come to performances and invite a friend.
    • Demonstrate your support by purchasing a PCC scrip card.
    • Stay informed. Please make sure that we have your e-mail address (
    • Participate in fundraising activities to the extent possible for your family.
    • Volunteer. We have a particular need for help in the following areas:
      • Serve as vice president, fundraising co-chair, or drama co-liaison.
      • Design and publish the concert or play programs.
      • Join our fundraising committee.
      • Assist with trips or competitions, either by chaperoning or helping with details ahead of time.
      • Help set up the refreshment table, contribute baked items, or help with dinner at our benefit and summer concerts.
      • Help set up chairs, stands, and risers at concerts.
      • Assist with a fundraising project that helps students earn money towards trips.
      • Research grant possibilities for our programs and write grant proposals.
      • Help publicize events.

    If you’re new to Ingraham this year, we look forward to getting to know your family and helping you navigate the performing arts programs.  If you’re a returning family, we look forward to making use of your wisdom!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the board members with questions, comments, or ideas.  I can be reached at 206-297-6117 or  You can also reach IPAB at or on facebook: Ingraham Performing Arts 2016-17

     Sincerely yours,

     Shelley Imel