Friday, August 27, 2010

Tucson: New High School Booster Club Helps Theatre Students


From: Elena Acoba []
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 1:20 PM
Subject: News Release: New High School Booster Club Helps Theatre Students


Aug. 26, 2010
Contact: Joseph Borunda, 407-4244,
New Booster Club Supports Ironwood Ridge High School Theatre Department
Parents and Supporters Form Group to Aid Drama Students and Enhance Community Theater
Parents have formed a new booster club for Ironwood Ridge High School’s Theatre Department to support theater education and encourage the community to attend performances.
The IRHS Theatre Booster Club will raise money and seek supply donations and volunteers in an effort to help drama students produce public performances and attend educational activities.
The club also wants IRHS to become a stronger part of the community by providing quality stage entertainment for the local community theater scene.
“Even in the best times we could use many things we can’t afford,” says Joseph Borunda, Theatre Department Head for Ironwood Ridge. “Recent budget cuts have made it that much harder to meet the needs of our students.”
Initial efforts by the booster club will include soliciting donations from businesses, seeking advertisers for the season’s program and improving publicity for the department’s four productions this season.
Officers of the new club are Leslie Stephens and Heidi Slyter, co-presidents; Victoria Box, treasurer, and Denise Burns, secretary.
Community supporters can attend club meetings. It meets every third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at the high school’s Blackbox Theatre.
More information is available at the booster website,, or by contacting Borunda, 407-4244,
Ironwood Ridge High School is a comprehensive public high school in Oro Valley within the Amphitheater Public Schools district. The theatre department, winner of five superior ratings at this year’s 2010 University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Acting Festival, launches its 10th season this year with “Noises Off” Nov. 4-6.


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