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Highland Performing Arts Boosters, Inc.

Highland Performing Arts Boosters

Supporting the Choral and Theater Programs

Who We Are

The Highland Performing Arts Boosters are a member network of music and theater enthusiasts, parents, students, and community partners who support performing arts in Highland, Indiana. Membership is open to the everyone.  There are no membership dues so joining is totally FREE.

The objectives of the Highland Performing Arts Boosters are to promote interest in music and theater and to provide support and financial backing for the School Town of Highland Performing Arts Programs. The organization needs your help so please register to become a member today. Not only is it quite fulfilling to help students succeed in their musical and singing talents, but parents of current students that elect to participate in Booster related activities are able to earn money toward their child’s accounts.

What We Do

Booster Club members serve as the performing arts program’s advocate in the community. Each year, the Booster Club sponsors multiple events which feature student performances. The Booster Club also facilitates sales of spirit wear.

The organization is responsible for hosting many choral events, such as concerts, solo/ensemble contests, field and overnight trips, the Madrigal Feaste, performances at Walt Disney World in Florida, and the High School Grand March for prom. In addition, scholarships are provided to college bound students through various fundraising efforts.

How We Operate

The Booster Club is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected annually from parents of current students at Highland High School and Highland Middle School. The Boosters are very active at the High School level as well as the Middle School. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all adults.

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Details RE Graduation for ALL of VARSITY and Seniors in Adv. Girls

Please arrive between 11:45 and Noon on Sunday (June 3rd). Please enter through the REAR doors of my room (the doors are behind the field house aka round gym).

Please immediately go to the stage - enter through the far stage doors by Domo's office and the receiving or custodians room.

Seniors come dressed in cap and gown. Underclassmen can arrive in street clothes but you will need your dress cloths for under robes (Women: shorts and tanks and nice flats. Men: Black dress slacks, socks, shoes, dress shirt and tie).

We will organize on stage from noon to 12:15 and practice getting on and off. Then at 12:15, we will sound check the senior song - Don't Stop Believin' and The Parting Glass. At 12:30 Seniors will head to the Blue Gym and underclassmen will head to the choir room for Subway Lunch. Drinks are on your own. You must be in dress and robe by 1:20.

Graduation starts at 1:30. ReMarkables sings National Anthem, then brief welcome, then Senior Class Song, then Parting Glass, then underclassmen go home.
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We were able to record three songs from the MISSED 7/8th grade choir concert last night. I uploaded them to the students google classroom. You should be able to view them there. I may try to upload one here. Not ideal recording situation but you can hear and see them! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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For further explanation on the outage. Hope the driver's OK!Highland Fire Department is on the scene of single vehicle accident in the 8800 block of Kennedy Avenue. Kennedy is closed entirely between Lincoln and Highway Avenue. Kennedy Avenue will likely be closed the rest of the evening. Update 7:35 pm. Nipsco on scene - Kennedy will remained closed for at least 4 more hours. ... See MoreSee Less

The following was sent to emails of the parents of MS Choir Students:

Well it seems we have been plagued with a series of unfortunate circumstances this school year particularly as it relates to choir.

First, in the event you were unaware. The MS Spring Choir Concert was cancelled this evening because a car accident felled an electrical pole on Kennedy Avenue that caused a substantial power outage in much of Highland including the HS and the MS. This happened at about 5:50 PM. Because of the nature of the outage we were certain the power would be out for some time necessitating cancelling the concert. As of 7PM the power was still not restored.

Second: We were fortunate to have both our administrators and our auditorium director present near the time of the outage so that Dr. Cook and I could discuss with everyone the possibility of rescheduling the concert. Unfortunately, we will be unable to do so. A number of factors figured into this decision including auditorium availability and final exam schedules for both the HS and MS which includes the directors schedules during this time. We thought that perhaps to allay some of the saddened feelings of the students we might be able to arrange a time to video record the concert and make it available for those that desired to watch it. However, the final exam schedules preclude us from performing with our full ensembles making a recording impossible. Some thought was given to recording some or all of the music after school but the schedule for the next three days and previously scheduling professional development training for me make that impossible as well. So we will be unable to perform and unable to record the concert music in any setting with all the students.

Three: Grades: Students will not be penalized in any form because the concert could not take place. Dr. Cook and I have agreed to assign the concert grade points for all students in both choirs because:
1. the lack of a performance was through no fault of their own
2. the students have become accustomed to earning these points and count on them for acceptable report card scores
3. the rehearsals today with all the students present meet the heart of the requirements for the academic standards for MS Choir.

Four: I can assure you this has been a most unusual year and rescheduling of concerts and shuffling of teachers is not typical for the Highland Choir Program - one that I take a great deal of pride in and one that students, parents and administration deem essential for our students. We believe life will be a little more normal next year!

While we are disappointed, Dr. Cook and I are very appreciative of the hard work of your children and are also saddened that you will not be able to see that dedication.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Cook or myself - the fastest communication is email.

Finally, enjoy your summer and your time with your children - it is fleeting!

Dave Markley

PS - a reminder to my students that you MUST have your choir folder in class WEDNESDAY so that we can "check-in" music.
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2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

Lisa Rodriguez


Michelle Myers

Vice President

Marcia Bierman


Sallie Smith


David Markley

HS Choral Director

Matthew Domasica

HS Theater Director

Dr. Keisha Cook

MS Choral Director

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