Fremd High School Music Students Participate in T-Shirt Charity for the Arts

Students Will Grubbe (tenor saxophone) and David Priest (string bass) perform in their ArtsFest t-shirts.

Music students at Fremd High School recently found a way to give back to the community and show their support for the arts. Members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, as well as other music students, purchased nearly 100 ArtsFest t-shirts to support a nonprofit charity called A.R.T.S. (Arts Refreshing The Soul).

A.R.T.S.’ mission is to use educational creative arts programs in partnership with community social service agencies to dedicate itself to promoting the well-being of women and children in need who are recovering from domestic abuse, poverty, and homelessness.

Fremd Wind Symphony students Elias Pagones, Kevin Krout, and Riko Nakagawa show off their t-shirts for charity.

The group donated $533.00 to the organization from this year’s t-shirt sales. Tri-M’s donation will specifically go towards purchasing arts supplies (paper, paint, brushes, etc.) and take-home music kits (music book, CD, small instrument) for women and children involved with the charity.

Last year, Tri-M donated their t-shirt proceeds to the Joplin High School Music Department tornado relief fund. This year, Tri-M decided to keep their efforts local and agreed to donate all t-shirt profits to the Palatine-area “A.R.T.S.” charity.  This is the third consecutive year of donating all ArtsFest t-shirt profits to a charity or organization in need.

For more information about A.R.T.S., please visit the website.