CHATHAM, NJ - The kindness and generosity of the people of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township was exemplified once again Monday night at the Board of Education meeting. The Chatham Performing Arts Boosters attended the meeting to give a check for more funding for the performing arts programs in the district.
Jill Horowitz, outgoing President of the Chatham Performing Arts Boosters and resident of Chatham Borough, presented a check for $2,400 to use on the performing arts classes, programs, and other funding for the curriculum.
The check includes funding for new choral folders, new band stands for sheet music, new band folders, and possibly an artist in residence to teach art students, and a composer in residence for the music students. Horowitz presents check to BOE in video below.
This donation is to work towards projects that directly support the performing arts, and foster a sense of creativity and innovation for these young Chatham residents. When presenting the check Horowitz stated, “the strides that the board has dedicated themselves to is greatly appreciated by the Performing Arts Boosters and residents across the district...its good to be part of a community that truly cares”.
The Performing Arts Boosters provide funding for many of the school’s band and theater performances. The Chatham fall 2019 drama will be "The Crucible" and the spring 2020 musical will be "Godspell."
The commentary from the public and Board of Ed members further exemplified the commitment to the arts that the Chatham residents have. Board member Sal Arnuk said, “This check is a testament to the extreme generosity of parents in our town and is embodied in these donations”.