Wish List

Wish List

What would a donation to the Friends of SOA Foundation help fund?

Consumable supplies and permanent equipment for all arts major teachers

Visiting artists in residence

Purchase and repair of band and orchestra instruments

Musical rights, music, lumber for sets, and material for costumes for the annual musicals and plays  the school produces

A harpsichord and an organ for the piano program

Contemporary novels and books of poetry for the creative writing classrooms

Scholarships for students who cannot afford to go to the more expensive music competitions
 with their peers

Arts major fees and field trip fees for students who cannot afford to pay them

Funding for a program designed to bring SOA's upperclassmen into the community to coach and assist new student artists

Equipment for an electronic lab for acoustic guitar students

Costs involved with redesigning the media center to meet the needs of millennial learners –more electronic books, more periodical and journal data bases, and more interactive opportunities

Additional positions on campus for a music department secretary, mentor/internship coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and publicity/public relations coordinator

Costs involved in teachers attending professional development conferences in their content specialties

An obstacle course/fitness course for physical education classes

Application fees for students who cannot afford to apply at multiple colleges

Funding for incentives and rewards for students and teachers who meet goals and/or stretch themselves to accomplish great things

Funding for special events like Open House, Information Nights, Multicultural Fair, College Fair, Spring Festival, Teacher Appreciation gifts and meals

Signage for directions and labels throughout the campus