Friends of the Performing Arts

Supporting the performing arts at Dover-Sherborn High School

Make a Donation

The Friends of the Performing Arts is an organization of parents and community volunteers that promotes and supports the music and theater programs at Dover-Sherborn High School while providing annual scholarships to students excelling in the performing arts.

How we help:

  • Annual Scholarships

Last year twelve scholarships were awarded to well deserving seniors as selected by the performing arts faculty.

  • Provide Grants

Our grants fund workshops, equipment and materials for the performing arts department. Recently, we funded a new recording iMac laptop computer for our music students to use for their recordings.

  • Host Events

We organize the Jazz Brunch, Drama Banquet, pre-concert breakfasts and tech dinners to support our performing arts students.

  • Senior Citizens Attend Matinees Free

Complimentary tickets for the DSHS plays and musicals are provided to the Dover and Sherborn Councils on Aging.

  • Concert and Theater Programs

Our volunteers create the programs and playbills for all concerts and theatrical performances.

  • Production Support

We provide support for all drama productions, including publicity, advertising, tickets, set construction, photography, make-up and concessions.

  • Donate Library Books

Funds are provided directly to the DSHS Library to purchase books relevant to the drama productions staged each year.

Past Gifts

FOPA Past GiftsThe Friends also spearheaded the fundraising for new body microphones; through a collaborative effort with POSITIVE, DSEF, PTO, a private donor, a grant and a $10,000 donation from the Mudge Fund we raised over $20,000 towards new body microphones and support systems.

Past gifts have included band instruments, rear screen projection equipment for theater productions, storage containers for theater costumes, display cases, a cappella workshops, and contributions toward a new concert piano for Mudge Auditorium.

To make a donation:
  1. Please click here for the donation form.
  2. Mail it along with your contribution to:

Friends of the Performing Arts
c/o Josephine Starr
17 Wood Road
Sherborn, MA 01770

The Friends of the Performing Arts and the students at DSHS thank you for your generous support.